Akika Says

21/10

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This has been a marvellous time for rugby. No, wait – hear me out. For the first time ever, Japan played in a quarter final of the Rugby World Cup, and everyone around the globe who likes rugby (and possibly even those who are ambiguous on the topic) banded together in spirit to hope that...
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14/10

Safety First

By Geisha Bar
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On Friday night, I went to a party thrown by some mates from uni, held out in Crawley. It was a huge student party, there were people on the decks, giant blow up pools full of ice and drinks, and a SHITLOAD of people. Uni parties are pretty crazy sometimes, everyone is usually stressed out and...
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07/10

Milk Money

By Geisha Bar
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George Francis Thompson was a milk deliveryman in North Perth, from the 1950s onwards. He was given a 5-pound fine for hitting a car with his horse and cart in 1953, as well as convicted under the Milk Act in 1954, for adding water to his milk. He was also quite rich! When George died in May...
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02/10

Ode to the Weekend

By Geisha Bar
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I love to dance, to feel the beat To clap my hands, to stomp my feet Acting like kids though we’re fully grown, Letting the DJ bring it home Time for kick ons, watching the dawn Crank it up when you see your friend yawn Giant Jenga, funk house and beers, This is my Saturday for many...
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23/09

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Oh, hi there! Are you a married heterosexual? No? Well, go fuck yourself .... Is basically what the Indonesian government is saying these days. President Joko Widodo (more like Joko WiDILDO amirite) wants to ban sex outside marriage. Which would mean that any unmarried straight couples or gay...
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16/09

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Something that heavily frustrates me lately is how science is being presented to the masses. Of course, there are journal papers which, although factual and highly important, are inaccessible intellectually for 95% of people, as the understanding of these usually requires experience in the specific...
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09/09

Faux McCartney

By Geisha Bar
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A couple of years ago, I stumbled on something great. Something big. Something that I believe to be the BEST CONSPIRACY THEORY IN THE WORLD. Bold claim, I know. But hear me out. In 1966, Paul McCartney was killed in a car accident. Rather than telling the world, The Beatles decided to do what...
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02/09

running is for suckers
Much like Kmart Brenda with her fucking faux marble contact in every surface in the house, just because you *can* do something, does not mean you should. I know this now. I learned my lesson the hard way, after eagerly agreeing at the start of the year to do a 10km running event with some friends...
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26/08

The Troubles

By Geisha Bar
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I’ve just been listening to The Cranberries and crying because I wasn’t part of the Irish “Troubles” in the 1990s. No, really. Hear me out. There’s a show on Netflix right now called Derry Girls, I have just binged the shit out of it, and a huge part of me identifies so hard with...
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20/08

I’m a Rocket Man

By Geisha Bar
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Well well well … it would seem that somebody’s dream is about to come true in ‘Murica. Why? Because in a move that would make Marie Kondo slide off her chair, NASA is GIVING AWAY A MOTHERFUCKING SATURN 1 ROCKET BOOSTER, that’s why. The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama is...
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12/08

Too Cool for School

By Geisha Bar
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Recently I discovered that a bunch of super affluent Americans have been committing fraud in order to get their kids into good colleges …… say whaaaaaat? And not just random run-of-the-mill parents, but LORI LOUGHLIN, BELOVED UNCLE  JESSE’S WIFE ON FULL HOUSE. And also Felicity Huffman,...
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05/08

Generation Rent

By Geisha Bar
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I've just spent the last 2 weeks in a back and forth email with the property manager for my apartment, because they are doing a handover and the new agent wants to meet myself and my two flatmates and have us show her the house. The thing is, we all have uni/work all day Mon – Fri as well as...
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29/07

Whale of a Time

By Geisha Bar
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Today was another day that I learned a new and interesting thing, and this one is actually an Australian piece of history! In New South Wales, in the port of Eden, there were human hunters of dolphins and whales etc, in the 1800s and early 1900s. What's remarkable is that they were assisted by a...
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22/07

Toilet Talk

By Geisha Bar
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Hi everyone … I think we need to chat about something very important. This is a serious topic, so I hope you're sitting down and paying full attention as we delve into some poignant and emotional material. OK so I just found out that there is a new reality TV show. It's on Netflix, and...
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16/07

Mystery Fizz

By Geisha Bar
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I feel like I'm always the last to know these things, but I just learned that there has been a mystery ancient Coke vending machine in Seattle for years that dispenses cans of fizzy, but YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING. What's more, is that most of the cans of fizzy that the machine...
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09/07

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I get it, it's winter, it rains-obviously. It's like the second winter hits, and the weather changes, everyone existing in Perth feels it is obligatory to start off their small talk with their mates, colleagues and anyone who will fucking listen-complaining about the weather. It seems we forget how...
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02/07

WITH BELLS ON

By Geisha Bar
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Was there ever a social occasion more tentatively awkward than the hen's night or stag's night? You've got a person who is getting married, and you're surrounding them with all the same-sex various non-overlapping Venn diagrams of their life. There's the family members, there's the in-law family...
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11/06

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Today I learned that there is a pub that is in 2 different countries! The Kalin Tavern straddles the Slovenia-Croatia border, so you can have a drink standing in two separate countries if you have your feet on either side of the green line that traverses the floor, marking the border. The...
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04/06

0 Darts 2 Furious

By Geisha Bar
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I used to love my darts. Absolutely adored them – if you have ever been outside Geisha or Ambar between the hours of 12pm and 3am, then I no doubt would have asked you for a lighter, or even just struck up a conversation with you (because I always referred to myself as a "social smoker", haha!) I...
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28/05

The Gambler

By Geisha Bar
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Today is my friend Kylie’s birthday, which means that it is exactly three years to the day since my strange one night stand with a boy I will refer to as “Kenny Rogers”. I can’t believe I haven’t told you friends this story before. It’s a bit personal, it’s a bit sexy, but most of...
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