All posts tagged: Journal

Travel Diary Part II: London

Before landing in London, I had a few ideas about what would happen there: Everything would be super posh – from the way people spoke to the way dogs walked and fences lay in straight, white lines I would see people vlogging everywhere I would say “London Baby” approximately three times a day Exactly one of these things actually ended up coming into fruition, but that’s because I’m hopelessly obsessed with F.R.I.E.N.D.S and nothing was going to stop me from living out my fantasies. As it turns out, London is filled with a lot of parks, and people enjoy hanging flowers around their homes, and Primark is overwhelmingly large. People drive miniture cars, and birds swoop quite low and instead of street-signs on poles, they’re drilled into the wall of corner buildings. But other than that, London is like Melbourne in many ways. People drive on the left and speak English, drink at the pub and eat fish and chips on hot days. THE FIRST DAY we lay in Hyde Park as the sun set, drinking …

The 365 Project: April

April began in a general feeling of ennui. My parents had left for Europe to visit my sister, and I was feeling lonely and lost. But then on the fourth day of April, things started turning around. I got an interview with ASOS for the Student Editor position I applied for in late March. I had been applying for internships in the Media/Marketing business for almost two years now, with little to no avail. I had gotten a few interviews, but none that excited me too much. And then suddenly, the one job I really thought was out of my reach came knocking at my email door. I was given two tasks – one video task and one written talk, both of which were to “introduce myself”. Now I’m not sure if any of you have ever had to explain who you are to strangers, but that’s a big question! Throw in the fact that you’re trying to impress some pretty intelligent and style-savvy women, and you’ve got yourself a pretty big challenge. For the next four …

The 365 Project: March

March was the month of being brave. I started my final year of University. I applied (and trained up) for going on student radio with my friend Timmy. I applied for a crazy-competitive student editorship which made me walk around Uni talking to, filming and taking photos of strangers. A piece I wrote on how students experience religion became the cover story of my Uni magazine. Day 60-91 of 2015 pushed me out of my comfort zone, made me fall deeper in love with media and taught me to believe in myself a bit more. But I guess the point of this project isn’t to simply remember the significant moments in my life – the milestones that I doubt I will forget easily. The point is to also dedicate the same amount of mind-space (or page space, in this case) to the everyday thoughts and activities and ideas that, cumulatively, make me me. March was also a month to think more about personal style – what makes people pay attention to you, what makes you look …