Akika Says

21/05

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The final of Game of Thrones is upon us this week and I am sad. (SPOILER ALERT; do not continue if you are not up to scratch on this show).   It’s sad that a show I’ve enjoyed for years is coming to an end. It’s sad that everyone is currently ripping the shit out of it. It’s...
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14/05

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Hilariously, the Australian Reserve Bank is hiding shamefaced from the public for awhile, after a patriotic (and detail oriented, obviously!) ‘Strayan sent Triple M a photo of the new $50 note, released in October last year. The word “responsibility” was missing the third i, instead being...
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07/05

Oh mi goreng

By Geisha Bar
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Just when you thought you had turned your back on carbs, a true hero emerges strong to win back your heart. That's right. Someone has created a delicacy that is pure carb-on-carb gone wild, to fulfil all your filthy carb desires. For a casual $9.50 at The Dutch Smuggler, a café in Sydney, you can...
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30/04

On your bike

By Geisha Bar
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What's with all the hating on cyclists? Last week, a 31-year-old cyclist in Perth was rushed to hospital after being shot in the leg with an arrow. A motherfucking arrow. Like a scene out of Game of Thrones. WTF?! The cyclist was riding down Sturtridge Road in Lockridge around 9.40pm on...
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23/04

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Okay. So the Notre Dame cathedral burning is absolutely terrible, and it's definitely sad that such a historic landmark has been dealt this blow. However. HOWEVER. 600 million Euro donated within 24 hours for restoration? 600 million. By just two wealthy families. The city of Paris also...
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16/04

Fill me in

By Geisha Bar
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In a somewhat sad as fuck turn of events, teenagers as young as 15 years old have been flocking to cosmetic surgeons in search of lip fillers and Botox. Dr. Glenn Murray at the Absolute Cosmetic Medicine reported at least one cosmetic procedure request each week from someone under 18. It must be...
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09/04

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So apparently the quarter-life crisis is a Real Thing. And I think I've been having one! What am I going to do with my life? How will I know if I'm on the right path? Will I ever be able to afford to buy a house? What skincare routine should I be using now? Next decade? Will I age gracefully?...
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02/04

Gotta be in to win

By Geisha Bar
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They say lightning doesn't strike twice, but last week, a Melbourne man struck it hella lucky He accidentally bought the same Lotto ticket twice – and won, to the tune of 46 MILLION DOLLARS. According to the Daily Mail, the man chooses his own Lotto numbers every week, but they aren't based on...
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26/03

You are great.

By Geisha Bar
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The other day, my friend got her driver’s licence. Instead of feeling over the moon about it, she felt like a failure. The reason? She’s 31. This is something that happens a lot – when people accomplish something a bit later than the “usual” timeframe, they beat themselves up about it....
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19/03

Love the neighbours

By Geisha Bar
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Late last week, our neighbours over in New Zealand experienced a very dark day, at the hands of an Australian man. I’m talking of course, about the Christchurch massacre. 49 people were killed at two mosques, gunned down by an Islamophobic terrorist. A further 48 were wounded, and the killer...
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12/03

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I was but an early primary school youth when the single Breathe came out, yet nonetheless I was taken with it immediately - I hadn't heard anything like it on the radio in amongst all the Spice Girls and Robbie Williams at the time. When the Smack My Bitch Up music video came out, my older brother...
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05/03

Micromanagement

By Geisha Bar
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Fellas, would you lie to your lady about your size? Ladies, would you marry a guy before even knowing what he's packing? Now I'm no size snob, but if I'm going to be honest, I really do have a minimum amount of dick that I consider necessary in order to have a relationship. And that's not a...
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26/02

Accidental Running

By Geisha Bar
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You know how Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect does "horizontal running"? Well recently I found myself doing what I like to call "accidental running." 
I've never been a runner, ever – even at the height of my school-sports-every-day fitness, I still declared that I "couldn't run." Running was...
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19/02

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Here in Western Australia, it looks like there is an increasing distance forming between some in the vegan and non-vegan communities. A video has emerged of Jason Parravacini, a farmer brandishing a shotgun at some outspoken vegans who were filming his cattle. It's believed that this altercation...
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12/02

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Recently I was watching the Black Mirror feature, Bandersnatch, and I was thinking how great it would be for someone else to make my decisions. As a uni student, I spend a lot of time making decisions; usually involving my schedule, where I try to fit in my classes, assignments, my workouts,...
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05/02

VIVA LAS VEGAN

By Geisha Bar
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Strayan vegans are at it again! A vegan bride-to-be has banned all non-vegans from coming to her wedding. Not just people who refuse to eat vegan on the day; but people who refuse to be vegan fullstop. The bride-to-be wrote on a vegan Facebook group: "When your 'family' tries to guilt trip...
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29/01

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I'M HIGHLY ANNOYED AT SO MUCH STUFF TODAY! 1. Neighbours Banging. Unfortunately if you want to live in an inner city setting these days, often your home is literally attached to your neighbour's via apartment-style setup. I'm currently writing this listening to the merry fucking smashing of my...
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22/01

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SOME SOBERING THOUGHTS TO MAKE YOU THINK 'BOUT SHIT AND TO MAKE YOU DANCE MORE! 1. We only have ONE LIFE to live. That’s roughly 90 years, in a best-case scenario. Think about this minus your current age and then consider your shifting perspective of how fast time moves as you grow older (each...
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15/01

Living in a Vacuum

By Geisha Bar
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The recent outbreak of measles has brought back that old chestnut, the vax/anti-vax debate. Well I don't know about you guys, but I am firmly pro-vaccinations, mainly because I'm not stupid. But also because I understand how to think logically and critically instead of just DoInG sOmE rEsEaRcH oN...
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08/01

Everything is Good

By Geisha Bar
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FIVE THOUGHTS AS WE APPROACH A NEW DAWN aka, Akika gets wistful. 1. Everyone is a standalone universe. That person who you just swore at in your car has a life as rich and varied and full as you do, filled with memories, anxieties, fears, love, lust and worries. The fact that the atoms that...
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