Akika Says

11/12

Not Fappy Jan

By Geisha Bar
AKIKA
Tumblr is banning porn. As of 17 Dec this year. Sayyyyy whaaaaat? Yeah. Tumblr now warns that material including "photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations—that depicts sex acts"...
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05/12

Summer
1. Finish that one thing (or list of things) that you've been meaning to do for ages. Seriously. Aren't you sick of "never getting around to it"? How amazing would you feel if you had NOTHING nagging at you, no incomplete loose ends to be tied up? Do this as fast as you can, so that you can enjoy...
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22/11

Gardening Season

By Geisha Bar
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Sunday Nov 18 heralded the return of summer! I refer of course, to the Habitat Garden Party: Start of Summer Edition!!!! Promising "music and mayhem with sweeping lakeside views, like-minded people, relaxed dress code, unpretentious atmosphere, epic sunset and sumptuous house vibes", Habitat's...
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13/11

Bedside Manner

By Geisha Bar
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This week I had the misfortune of being admitted to the ED at a hospital which shall remain unnamed for the purposes of discretion for the person involved in this story. By the way dear friends, there is no need to worry - no harm has come to your Akika (it was just a spot of garden variety...
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06/11

Sail Away

By Geisha Bar
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I have a world map above my desk at home. It has exactly 66 little star stickers on it, colour-coded red and green to denote places I have been (15) and places I want to go (51). The stars generally fall into a few "big trips". North Africa, Europe and Scandinavia would constitute a giant...
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30/10

beyonce
Things That Piss Me Off #328527 That godawful quote "You have the same 24 hours a day as Beyonce". GAHRHGJHDGSBDLJBYFYLBEF. No. Just no. Fucking no. Here is my day: 05:30: Wake up. 05:30-06:15: Get dressed and travel to the gym. 06:15-07:15: Work out 07:15-08:30: Travel home, shower and...
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23/10

Let Me Down Gently

By Geisha Bar
Sick-dog
As many of you will no doubt be aware, I love, love, looooooove to party! But I also work really bloody hard too! Uni is a really demanding place. I know that many people see students as slackers who just dick around all day skiving off with their mates – but for most of us, that couldn't...
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16/10

Best On Show

By Geisha Bar
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Now that we're galloping through October at a rate of knots, it would appear that Spring Racing Season is almost upon us. I personally am not a fan of attending the races because it's the same shit every year, and also I feel bad for the horses. However, in the past I did attend my fair share of...
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02/10

Taking The Mickey

By Geisha Bar
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It's funny that old white men who no longer play or coach sports think that their input on current sports is important. Mick Malthouse, who firmly believes that Aussie rules is a "man's game", is the latest dickhead to try and throw in their 2c to complain about women playing the sport. Malthouse...
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25/09

octopus
You may have looked at an octopus and thought to yourself, "this has got to be the most ALIEN thing on our planet." And you'd be right – the octopus is an incredibly fascinating, highly intelligent creature that is about as far from human as you can get on Earth. Our lineages are separated by...
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18/09

instagram
How many of you take selfies at the gym? When I'm scrolling Insta or Facebook, I'm seeing a stream of gym selfies, to the point that I often wonder, "if you didn't take a selfie does the exercise even count?" I get it, it's nice to have people validate you online for your healthy choices, and it's...
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10/09

Botoxic Attitudes

By Geisha Bar
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Now that spring is here, it's time to start thinking about rejuvenation. Rebirth. Reinvention, even. As I looked into the mirror this morning, I felt … kinda old looking. At almost 26, I've gotten myself a few grey hairs and some smile lines are starting to make an appearance on my formerly...
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03/09

Chilling Out

By Geisha Bar
akika
There's something so magical about living in the city. I have a second-floor corner bedroom which overlooks the lights of the city and there's just something about looking out across that endless field of fairy lights that calms me. When I get home at 4am and I've been buzzing away playing Madame...
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28/08

Play This

By Geisha Bar
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This weekend I DJed a gig (not a big event or anything, just helping out a friend who runs events at uni). As someone who has never experienced a night as a DJ to a crowd, I had my eyes opened to what DJs have to deal with on a regular basis – and it's not pretty! I had phones held up to me...
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21/08

akika
On Saturday the 11th, the State Government enforced a new policy on pop-up bars, restricting them to three weeks of operations, with the exception of "exceptional" cases. The policy also states that the pop-up bars need to be related to a specific "bona fide" event. Some are understandably a bit...
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14/08

Dive In

By Geisha Bar
akika
When was the last time you felt out of your depth? For me as a uni student, it’s … well, pretty often, actually. I find that when I’m sitting in a lecture learning something, I can sometimes get a little bewildered. ‘Holy shit,’ I think to myself. ‘Is everyone else just casually...
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06/08

Whose Health

By Geisha Bar
health
From now until October 15, all us fair dinkum true-blue Aussies will be able to opt out of the My Health Record. If you choose not to opt out before this date, you will receive an online health record – that is, all of your medical history and personal information pertaining...
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31/07

Any Hole Is A Goal

By Geisha Bar
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Have you ever found yourself in a YouTube hole? It's like a K-hole, but you might (or might not) learn more stuff. You have probably been in the YouTube hole many times without realising it had a name. It starts off innocently enough – you're watching a quick video about how to assemble the...
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25/07

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Tell me, how do you like to kick off your weekend? For many of us, it's afterwork drinks, then home for predrinks and getting ready to hit the town. For some, it's a workout at the gym to sweat out the stresses of the week, before predrinks and heading out. For others, it's a dim sum feast...
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18/07

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Aside from the tragic loss of ex-Thai Navy Seal diver Saman Gunan, the rescue of all those soccer boys and their coach was a happy success. It astounds me how alone and forgotten those people must have felt in a big cave like that before they knew rescue was on the way. I wonder if they were aware...
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