Akika Says

18/09

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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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18/07

Fuck You Brenda

By Geisha Bar
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Our world is a funny place. Why is it that Australia just can’t seem to get its shit together when other countries manage to grow the fuck up and make good choices? Everyone else is happy to limit and ban plastic bags. It’s a great thing for the environment and makes us all think about how our...
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24/06

Calming Kitty

By Geisha Bar
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Last week a close family friend died tragically and unexpectedly, and I spent a lot of time lying in bed reflecting on everything and thinking about our friend. It was a horrible week, and none of the usual suggestions made me feel better whatsoever – not hot tea, not gentle walks, not company,...
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12/06

Movie Magic!

By Geisha Bar
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This year I've started going to the movies a lot more – it's not something I ever used to do because I was much more of a "wait until I can torrent, I mean, legally purchase it" kinda gal (that, and by the time I realised that a movie I wanted to see was out, it would have already left the...
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05/06

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It's that time of year again where I struggle the most – uni exams period. It's not that I'm not a (somewhat) diligent student during the semester, it's just that when it comes to the end of the semester I feel like I don't know ANYTHING. How is that even possible? I go to all my lectures, I...
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29/05

censorship
I was listening to Triple J Hack the other night and heard a crazy little thing regarding student media censorship. As a student myself, naturally my ears pricked up! The University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand, has just come under fire for censorship of the student magazine, Critic. Critic...
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29/05

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Within just a couple of days of seeing the incredibly powerful and creative video for Childish Gambino's This Is America, we were confronted with the polar opposite of powerful and creative. There is a video circulating called "This Is America - Women's Edit", made by a YouTuber named Nicole...
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15/05

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"Barbie® recognizes all female role models. The Inspiring Women™ Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time; courageous women who took risks, changed rules, and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before. Born in Mexico in 1907, artist, activist, and...
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08/05

THE MEDIA IS STUPID

By Geisha Bar
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Just when we thought you couldn't find bigger cheerleaders for meth than the Armadale train line community, here comes New Zealand. Massey High School in Auckland has just been raked over the glass barbeque for distributing a pamphlet to students advising them how to use meth properly and...
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01/05

New Body Who Dis

By Geisha Bar
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I’m the first to admit it; I’ve gone rather soft and sedentary since high school. What used to be a capable strong body slowly deteriorated into good hugs and lots of partying, usually accompanied by carb-laden food and quality banter, which is sadly not actually a thing that burns calories. My...
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24/04

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Paleo: You're a man who wants to lose weight and gain muscle but you want to do it in a manly af way that doesn't involve low-fat yoghurt so you convince yourself you're goin' back to your true caveman roots (even though our level of evolution kind of makes that not really a thing). You eat a heck...
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