blast from the past: The Young Ones

      The Young Ones focuses on the lives of four highly unlikeable uni students that live together in a share house. Although the cult series is over thirty years old, there is nothing else like it. I first watched The Young Ones when I was a teenager. The bizarre humour, student stereotypes and... Continue Reading →

Green Day

Green Day has been one of my favourite bands since I was ten years old. I still remember playing air guitar in my bedroom to American Idiot, the album that introduced me to punk music and essentially changed my life. Last Friday night I went to Green Day's concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.... Continue Reading →

A moment in time

  Do you ever feel nostalgic for a time or place that you have never actually experienced? That is how I feel about the punk movement and the years that followed it. The way people lived and thought back then intrigues me. I long for the music, the fashion, the culture. I crave it so deeply... Continue Reading →

Makeup – is it art?

Note: this post was originally written for an assignment. Makeup is often regarded as nothing more than a product that enhances beauty. That is certainly not the case. For many, makeup is a valuable tool for self-expression. How many of you wore eyeliner to school as an act of rebellion? Guilty as charged. The way makeup is viewed by... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Creativity and Self-Expression

Note: this post was originally written for an assignment. Throughout history, humans have engaged in myriad creative practices. From ancient Greek poetry to Renaissance art, these practices have served a variety of purposes. One such purpose is self-expression. Being able to actively express yourself is essential for health and wellbeing, and is closely related to creativity. The way self-expression... Continue Reading →

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