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“Optus”, or “The Little Girl who Could”

February 24, 2011


Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a girl named Hannah. She was a pretty normal kind of girl – liked to hang out with friends, watch silly movies and write romance novels. Her house was actually a big castle called Ormond, and that’s where she spent most of her […]

Joanna Ward on the Forbidden Fruit

February 23, 2011


Okay, so I’m not one of those brilliantly creative people who sit down at their computers every day and write an entry for a blog they created. Wow, that makes blog-writers sound like massive nerds. Maybe they are. Anyway, I’m also not that computer technology savvy…come to think of it, I ask my 15-year-old sister […]

Shopgirl Strikes Back: A Review of “Made In Italy”

February 22, 2011


It’s late afternoon, and I’m working a shift at a leathergoods boutique on Collins Street. The Australian Open is on, and it’s early rounds yet, so there are bucketfuls of British, American and New Zealander tourists ambling around the city between matches. In walk two overweight British women. They start trying on mens’ items, something […]

‘Excuse me, I just hit my head hard enough to break the glasses sitting on top of it…’ by Hannah Crone

February 19, 2011


…some of the things I write might not make sense. So, Anna and I have stopped breathing. At least, through our noses. Patong smells like poo, EVERYWHERE. It stinks! Probably the only place that didn’t smell like a toilet was the beach and that is why we spent so much time together, the beach and […]

“Burlesque” or “Cabaret 2: Rise of the Moulin Rouge Dancers” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

February 19, 2011


Burlesque, before actually seeing it, was a possibility for the Quest for the Worst Movie of All-Time shortlist. Goodness, how wrong I was. There was just so so much right with Burlesque. True, the ‘right’ may be closely associated with ‘wrong’, but, I mean, CHER!?! CHER and CHRISTINA AGUILERA in her FILM DEBUT!!?! Ali Rose (Aguilera) […]

‘Hello…Miss, Where are You Going?’ by Hannah Crone

February 16, 2011


Much like in Melbourne, there is no Starbuck’s in the Domestic terminal at the Bangkok International airport, and as a result Anna and I have resorted to drinking ‘Iced Frappe’s’ from The Coffee Club, at the Food Stop, touted as being ‘the only restaurant in Domestic’, as though it is more than just a fact. […]


February 10, 2011


Anna always says, there are only two things you really need to pack for an overseas trip – your bank card and your passport. I arrived at the airport sans both. In an attempt to be responsible, I left my passport at home in the scanner and my bank card in a gutter somewhere on […]