sydney, australia | philosophy major | stories, ideas, culture
Desperately Seeking Housewives
About a year ago, I posted something about how much I loved Desperate Housewives to my Instagram story. An acquaintance from class replied, 'But it's so toxic!'
I Quit Alcohol...By Accident
2021 was the fresh start I didn't plan for or expect. This time last year, I was in Chile, sipping on piscolas with my best friend. Having come from a family of ex pats, she'd moved back to Santiago after we finished high school, and I hadn't seen her in years. Naturally, we spent a lot of time reminiscing...and drinking. We talked about the good times, the bad times, and the funny times. And on this particular evening, as we drank ourselves silly, we remembered back to when we were 18 and we'd shared our first drink together (it's legal in Oz). That was when I mentioned that I hadn't gone a week without alcohol since that time.
It's Time to Stop the Worst Trend of 2020
Don't worry; your leopard print pants, zoom tops and plastic cowboy hats are safe. I'm not here to play fashion police because I'm no authority on that (really...the only times I'm ever on-trend, it's an accident). And, at the end of the day, I think it's more important for people to be happy than stylish. With that being said...I do have a bone to pick with some of you, and it's got something to do with all of those selfies you've been taking.
The Nook Inside My Closet
When I was a kid, I struggled with small spaces. I couldn't understand why. My brother used to make cubby houses and tunnels out of cardboard delivery boxes. He would burrow in them like a gopher, and I would think to myself, I should try it...it looks like fun. But as soon as my head disappeared into those long, cardboard corridors, my heart would begin to pound, and the hair on my neck would stand up. I couldn't get out of there fast enough.
New Year, New Epoch
Jas, Though 2020 marked the opening of a new decade and filled you with temporary optimism - the kind born out of symbolic beginnings - it's worth noting that the December 21 solstice also marked the ending of a much larger astrological cycle...which makes it a new beginning, too.
Shopping Glocally in the Time of Coronavirus
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of the 'glocal' approach - i.e. thinking globally and acting locally - when it comes to public health. However, it's worth considering how we can apply this approach to our Christmas shopping as well, by supporting small businesses in our own backyard...and in someone else's. While we can't necessarily rely on flea markets to source ethically-produced, sustainable gifts this Christmas, sites like Etsy, Society6 and Instagram, will do the trick.