Professional eavesdropping

Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a chronic eavesdropper. I know it’s probably a massive invasion of people’s privacy, but I can’t help it. I just like to listen, and, I’m going to be honest here, to gossip. I am an enormous gossip. It’s kind of like a curse, really, and most of the time it […]

Mystery in the garden

Standing there watching the team tear up this family’s garden and throw it into the back of their truck was heartbreaking. I was visiting a potential investment property which had recently gone on the market. I had been renting for some time but had finally saved up enough buy a house. It was eerie to […]

Life On a Houseboat

Sometimes I wish I lived on a houseboat. Most of the time, that’s because some idiot is blaring his music downstairs at 2am and I want to put my foot through his roof in an effort to let him know how inconsiderate that is. It’s really inconsiderate, in case you were wondering. With a houseboat, […]

Videography, for My Own Harmony

I just got back from possibly the worst self-help seminar in the history of forever. It was supposed to help us deal with our severe anger issues by teaching self-acceptance, but all it really achieved was making me want to punch the speaker right in his stupid flat nose. ‘Describe yourself in five positive words!’ […]

Same age, same income

It’s strange what different directions two similar people can go in. Like, you can think you have everything in common and that you’re going in completely the same direction in life and everything and then all of a sudden you come to a crossroads, and one of you goes left and the other goes right. […]

My Quiet, Stylish Neighbours

It’s true, you don’t see many Buddhist temples that look exactly like a large, classy, eastern-suburbs home. Maybe that’s a good thing. They actually call themselves Zennists, and I can’t really speak out against them because they’re just the quietest of neighbours. I never hear a single thing from them about anything, really. So long […]

Encouragements for the Klutzes

The way I see it, when people say they’re ‘uncoordinated’, they don’t mean anything other than the super basic stuff. Like, they can’t do a cartwheel. They fell over that one time and now they call themselves the clown of their friendship ground because they’re just SO wacky. It’s not a real lack of coordination, […]

The Exciting History of Hot and Cold

Air conditioning and heating technology…it’s come a long way. That’s not a bad sentence, I guess. Technological History SOUNDED like such a great elective for my Arts and Technology course, but then I had to go and pick an easy-sounding subject. Now I’m struggling to find even a decent first sentence for my final assessment. […]

The best way to unwind is with a wine tour

I feel like I’m so highly strung. I work so hard that I cannot unwind. I have to stay back at work almost every day and I even find myself going in early because I’m so stressed about everything that needs to get done. So by the time the weekend rolls around, I still can’t […]

Ending Class Divides with Air Con

I wonder what the world would be like if there were, like, 20 different types of skin colour. Or more! Would all prejudice be cast away forever, or would it go through the roof? Like, would the aquamarine people have an irrational hatred of the mustard yellow people, who in turn cannot stand the celadon […]