Every Person Has a Story Worth Telling

Every person, every story. Even the most seemingly mundane aspects of one’s life will be interesting to another. In learning about history, it’s not just the big moments that are interesting. It’s also the little things, the everyday features of the past. Entire aspects of studies of ancient history are devoted to discovering artefacts and … Continue reading Every Person Has a Story Worth Telling

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Skronk

Fun fact, today’s Oxford English Dictionary (OED) word of the day is “skronk”. Apparently it is a word to represent “loud, harsh sounds” (OED). I really don’t have much else to say about it. I just saw the word when I was writing this post and thought it sounded funny, so I wanted to share … Continue reading Skronk

The Surprising Up Side to Being Unable to Edit Tweets

Scenario: You’re going about your everyday life, when suddenly a hilarious thought pops into your head. This thought is so brilliant, so clever. You must share it. Excitedly, you grab your phone and open the twitter app. Your fingers hurriedly type the tweet, rereading and editing it multiple times to make it perfect. This is … Continue reading The Surprising Up Side to Being Unable to Edit Tweets

Cinderella Does Not Wait Around for a Prince to Save Her

Too many times people have lamented that early Disney Princesses are insufficient role models because they simply wait around until a Prince saves them. Earlier, I wrote a post on other classic Disney Princesses who are treated as though they too sat around waiting for their Prince to save them. Cinderella seems to consistently be … Continue reading Cinderella Does Not Wait Around for a Prince to Save Her

Actually, No. These Princesses Didn’t Sit Around Waiting for a Prince to Save Them

We’ve heard it before. The lamentation for Princesses who actively help themselves rather than just acting as damsels in distress. The joy when a new Disney princess is revealed, who ‘finally’ doesn’t just sit around until a prince comes and saves her. In fact, there have even been people, such as Keira Knightley, who allegedly … Continue reading Actually, No. These Princesses Didn’t Sit Around Waiting for a Prince to Save Them

The Impact of Australian Supermarkets’ Single-use Plastic Bag Ban: One Year On

It has been a year since the two Australian supermarket giants, Woolworths and Coles, officially pledged to phase out free, lightweight, single-use plastic bags. This 'bag ban' was set to extend to all Woolworths and Coles stores, petrol stations and liquor stores. Woolworths and Coles both pledged to ban single-use plastic bags at the store … Continue reading The Impact of Australian Supermarkets’ Single-use Plastic Bag Ban: One Year On

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Casting ‘Controversy’

On July 3, news broke that Ariel in the new live-action Disney The Little Mermaid had been cast. Actress and singer, Halle Bailey (not to be confused with Halle Berry) is set to play Ariel in the new reboot. This news caused quite an uproar on twitter, flooding the site with tweets both for and … Continue reading Disney’s The Little Mermaid Casting ‘Controversy’

On the Origin of Blogging – Why is it Called a Blog?

Unless you’ve been comfortably living under a rock for the past few decades, you’ve probably heard of the term ‘blogging’. In fact, you’re reading these words on a blog right now, so the likelihood of you not knowing what a blog is, is quite slim. I myself had heard of blogs and read some blog posts in … Continue reading On the Origin of Blogging – Why is it Called a Blog?

Thoughts on the new SBS World Movies Channel

I am not an avid watcher of SBS. In fact, though I do enjoy the occasional SBS program, I rarely find myself ever flicking to one of the SBS channels when I’m channel surfing and trying to find something to watch. However, I occasionally have found myself looking at the TV guide and seeing that … Continue reading Thoughts on the new SBS World Movies Channel