Ginger Jesus

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Early December of last year, Ed Sheeran held a bunch of concerts here in Australia. I eagerly bought tickets when they were released and lined up for hours in the painfully hot sun just to get as close to the stage as possible. I got badly sunburnt because the thought of bringing sunscreen completely escaped my mind in all my excitement. It marked the third time I’ve seen him live (first time in general admission) and without a doubt, he’s one of the best songwriters/singers/performers out there. A lone guy with his guitar and a loop pedal at his feet, singing his heart out on stage in front of thousands of people – he really works hard to put on a good show.

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My Only Regret When It Comes To Travelling Around Latin America


The first time I set foot in Latin America I was doe-eyed, naive and completely and utterly clueless (to say the least). Being me, I had done very little research. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. The initial plan was to fly in, stay for six weeks (to complete my AIESEC exchange) and to fly out. I didn’t know what would happen during those six weeks but I vowed to myself to always keep two things; a positive attitude and an open mind.

2000 dollars, 3 stopovers and 40 hours later, I was in sweltering hot Barranquilla, Colombia.

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The Reading Flame Reignited

auckland bridge

I’d like to think I’m a bookworm. I spent years in my early childhood walking down to the library after school every day and reading anything that caught my eye in the kids section. The librarians knew me, I loved how cosy the space was, and once or twice I even showed my friends around like I owned the place. But like many others I know, a love for reading gets really difficult to keep consistent. “Oh, I used to read when I was younger.” You’ll have those fond memories but it’s just setting the time to sit down and finish a book these days is one of the furthest things from your mind – it goes behind family, friends, school, homework, boys, girls, sports, gaming, doing stuff online etc. It’s never a priority because we just have less time now.

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Different Types of People I’ve Met Whilst Travelling


The Tourist

These people have a bucket list, tend to travel for shorter periods of time and catch taxis almost everywhere. They are often curious about the local culture but will not step out of their comfort zone to truly immerse themselves in it. They do not mind paying a little (or a lot) of extra money in order to get the more comfortable option and collect souvenirs at every opportunity that presents itself. But, the most defining characteristic would have to be the thousands of photos that they take; of the landscape, of them, of them and the landscape, of them doing something funny with the landscape, etc.

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A Matcha Dust Storm

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Baking is hard. So is cooking for that matter, but I have less of an excuse for baking things since I love precision and following orders. It’s only the fact that I don’t have my own kitchen and all the utensils I’ve always wanted that’s holding me back. Or at least that’s what I pretend my hurdle is. In other news, I love how there’s no need for food colouring and this thing still ends up entirely green. Green tea is so Asian and featured in drinks and desserts everywhere, but it’s still the best thing ever.

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