PechaKucha, doo doo doo doo doo

Last night I went to a local bar (for want of a better term) for a Pecha Kucha night. No idea what that is? I didn't know either, and had to google to figure it out.

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

When we arrived, we also discovered we couldn't even pronounce it! The lady said to me “think of it like the muppets”, which I really didn't get until I found this YouTube video:  [...]  read more

Why don’t you drink my blue suede juice (MOG music)

Disclaimer – I have been provided with free goods to review but was under no obligation to post a review on my blog. I have done this purely out of interest of sharing my thoughts with my readers and to encourage discussion.

Everyone has heard of the theory that music played to plants helps them grow.

A company called MOG believe it as scientific proof so have developed some systems around it. They have found a farm based in Australia, gathered the experts and played the tunes. They then used the fruit, created and bottled the juice, and now it's available for sale. You can literally drink blue suede juice (just don't step on it – ha, did you see what I did there?) [...]  read more

Bali preparation: technology edition 1

When you travel, you take photos. Everyone does. It's a given.

When you travel, you want to tell everyone back home all about it,

When you travel, to share the photos with everyone back home means you have to have the gear to be able to send the pictures, and when you travel, how much gear you take requires serious consideration. No one wants to be lugging around heavy backpacks or suitcases, myself included. How inconvenient! Thus currently I'm going through the motions of figuring out what tech gear I want to take with me, and how I can get away with taking as little as possible. When I went to Thailand last year I took the following: [...]  read more

Saturday night integration

On Saturday night I went out with my housemate and her friends for dinner.

This was big for me, because my housemate seems like one of those beautiful people. You know the type: gorgeous, intelligent, seemingly so happy all the time. Going out with her friends meant a big deal to me. Not only was this pushing a boundary of the housemates rule (What if her friends didn't like me? What if I made a fool of myself? Would it make living at home awkward?) it was also meeting new people for the first time, which is always daunting. [...]  read more

Bali preparation: clothing

At the end of next month I will be jetting off to the beautiful Bali for a holiday and for a friend's wedding. It will be my first time there, and my first time travelling solo, although through my friend she has introduced me to her friends, and will be meeting up with them when I arrive. I won't be seeing my friend, the soon-to-be-wed Jo of A Rainbow Life, until her wedding day. It's been years since I last saw her, not counting FaceTime and Skype video!

So my usual holiday preparation has begun where I think about what I need to buy in preparation. Number 1 thing was clothes. I don't have any nice hot weather clothes! The dresses I bought in Thailand I've decided I'm not a fan of, and I needed some shorts as I wasn't planning on wearing denim ones! I get away a lot with singlets at home so i have that covered, but denim shorts and jeans just aren't going to cut it (unless I want some serious leg rub rashes). So I hit the DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) yesterday with Mum, and came out of it spending just a little over $120. The purchases: [...]  read more