Category Archives: Life in Australia

Trump wins with Melbourne’s hipster as metrosexual man fades

The hipster has replaced metrosexual man and favours the local over the global; the simple over the modern. Does the hipster represent themes that elected Trump? Continue reading

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Escape to Melbourne and a changing city

Escape Rooms are an Asian phenomenon increasingly popular in Melbourne. Will Melbourne’s CBD change to suit young people who don’t want to go the pub? Continue reading

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Australia, Eurovision and an Asian Invasion

I work in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray, or Foot Scary as some Melburnians call it. It’s generally poorer with a large immigrant population, mainly made up of Asians and Vietnamese in particular. Footscray is also the location for the … Continue reading

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Does Australia know the difference between Diwali and Christmas?

I was sitting with one bum cheek on the floor, my legs bent to my right so that both were together beside my hip with the soles pointing behind me, away from the monks. The pain of holding that position … Continue reading

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