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18/05/14

I think of wanting to look up what Wikipedia would look like if the Allies had lost, it loads me the whole site, the complete alternate history and list of Hitler’s potential successors up to today. Also, zeppelins. Lots of zeppelins.

18/05/14

Ahh, ye olde friend crush – or as the kids are calling it: the FILF. Haven’t we all been there at some stage or other? The lingering gazes they never pick up on… The replacement of “bud” and “mate” with “babe” and “my love”…

18/05/14

Chow has small tapas-style plates that vary between $7 and $16 each. You probably want to eat two of them. My date and I attempted to share six plates after a cocktail while we waited for our table and left with our jeans undone.

18/05/14

The preparation of this is also amazingly simple. If you can work a food processor, or mix really hard by hand, then you can make this.

18/05/14

The internet has made us into faceless blog-hack drones. You all know that. We stopped reading books and proceeded to spend more time on our cellphones than we do talking to people at dinner.

18/05/14

Nau mai haere mai ki tēnei mea te kanohi pukapuka. Ko te tikanga nui o tēnei momo ipurangi hei whakawhitiwhiti kōrero ki ou hoa e noho ana i tō taha, a, ki ou whanau e noho ki tā wahi.

18/05/14

Last week saw National delivering our Government’s annual budget – but it was the budget presented the day before in Australia from which we can learn the most. There, within the space of a couple of hours, conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott proved meaningless the spectrum New Zealand bases politics upon.

18/05/14

Recently, there has been a video ironically doing the rounds on Facebook, ironic because it urges people to look up from their technology and reconnect with the real world.

18/05/14

Last week, alongside over 2000 other Victoria students, I graduated. With my pale pink fluffy hood and a hat (‘trencher’) that was a little too big for my head, I proudly crossed the stage, shook the Pro-Chancellor’s hand and returned to my seat.