Biographies and Reviews

Real American Fare in Melbourne, Australia: Soda Rock

(For one of the multitude of restaurant reviewing sites out there. E.G. Restaurantica, Eatability Food and Drink Guide, or Restaurant Rants) Some would say the USA doesn’t have any good healthy food. I’m not going to argue that point. I’m sure there is some out there, but in the meantime here in Melbourne, Australia, I … Continued
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Biographies and Reviews

Degraves Espresso Bar: The Number One Chai in Melbourne

(For one of the multitude of restaurant reviewing sites out there. E.G. Restaurantica, Eatability Food and Drink Guide, or Restaurant Rants) I’m the kind of creature of habit who often goes to the same place for food or drink if I’ve found something good there. I’m always willing to try something new, but if all … Continued
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Biographies and Reviews

Djalu Gurruwiwi: Master Didgeridoo-maker

One of the changing points in my life was twelve years ago when I met my good friend and teacher Matthew Ceeda ‘Takdeem Proceedor’ Andersen. He proceeded to teach me how to play the didgeridoo, or as the Australian indigenous creators of this mystical and spiritual instrument refer to it: the yirdaki. My good friend … Continued
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Collective consciousness

Mentally Imbalanced Minds often create the Seeds of Balance for us all

I went and saw the new French movie Seraphine last night about a genius artist who ends up in an insane asylum. It got me thinking; there have been so many stories of people with mental imbalances, disorders or signs of ‘craziness’ who have proved to be the most successful in their prospective fields of … Continued
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Internal Martial Arts

Chinese Internal Martial Arts have changed my Life

It’s about time I had a post that was a little more light-hearted… I have been studying Chinese internal martial arts on and off for around fifteen years now. I’ve trained in the Yang 85 tai chi form, Hun Yuan tai chi, Wu Dao Gong kung fu, Zi Ran Men kung fu, Nam Pai Chuan … Continued
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Collective consciousness

Strange Stories Abound within the Pages of a Facebook

I think this is the last Facebook analysis I’m going to do for a while; five posts on one subject can make one feel as though they’ve left the real world and entered a world of ‘faces’. Facebook has had a huge impact on much of modern society in the Western world and there has … Continued
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Collective consciousness

There are Three People named Jesse Somer on Facebook, who’s the Real One?

I’m not obsessed with Facebook, but I figure if I’m going to judge something negatively I should look into the matter as deeply as possible. I think Facebook is a very impersonal way to communicate, and I’m not the only one. This whole communication via short text messages as opposed to telephone conversations or face-to-face … Continued
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Collective consciousness

Leaving Facebook Behind Means I No Longer Have a Social Life

The title of this post is a direct follow-up to the previous one, ‘Facebook: Why I feel the need to delete half of my so-called friends’, and the third piece in a series of five short articles questioning the pros and cons of the Facebook social networking site. Many people would like me to believe … Continued
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Collective consciousness

Facebook: Why I Feel the Need to Delete Half of my so-called Friends.

Continuing on from my previous post entitled, ‘The Book of Faces (Facebook): Some debate whether it’s worth it.’ I am going to further explore why many people (including myself) have adverse feelings about the giant social networking website that is Facebook. Facebook is supposed to be about connecting with your friends. The idea is to … Continued
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Expressing ourselves on the Internet

The Book of Faces (Facebook): Some Debate Whether it’s Worth it.

I have been sitting on this topic for a fair while now, and have had so many thoughts, ideas and opinions, I’ve found it hard to put pen to paper (figuratively speaking) until now. I intend to post more than once on this matter. Facebook is definitely one of the most widely used social software … Continued
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Global Internet Community

Culture and Peace in a Tropical Haven

Travel Article for the Trip Advisor website: Traveller Article: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Culture and Peace in a Tropical Haven Ancient culture, friendly people and multiple levels of fun, food and relaxation are to be found in this rural mountainous area only an hour from the popular Bali beach resorts. Take a motor scooter ride through … Continued
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Global Internet Community

The Suite You Want To Make Your Home

Travel Article for the Trip Advisor website: Hotel Review: Gardenia Suite, Alam Indah, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia The Suite You Want To Make Your Home Dreaming of a hotel that defies how hotels are supposed to be? Alam Indah and its Gardenia Suite take holiday relaxation to a higher level. With local gods and spirits carved … Continued
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