Staying Afloat

The moment you realise the ship you are standing on is beginning to sink. I find it hard to imagine a more distressing and overwhelming feeling. When a ship starts to sink, there is rarely a solution. It’s tough (if not impossible) to ‘unsink’ a ship. The only thing in your control is finding ways…

STOP talking about Omicron

The mainstream media have been very sad and confused recently. "What am I supposed to report on now that the world is moving on from COVID?" All the hits, online audience, revenue, slowly returning back to pre-COVID levels… OMICRON!!! Yay! A brand-new variant to milk dry with countless clickbait titles and fear-inducing claims! Stop. Personally,…

What’s Happening in the SOLOMON ISLANDS?

Fire, vandalism and riots. Tensions have reached a boiling point in the Solomon Islands, and even a break in the chaos won’t solve the crisis that remains deep within the nation. The Solomon Islands have been in a constant state of tension for decades. The infamous period between 1998 and 2003 witnessed the rise of…

Revisiting Euthanasia

The right for terminally ill people to end their lives is one step closer in NSW as the bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying passed its final vote in the lower house. If passed in the upper house early next year, New South Wales will join the other Australian states who have already passed euthanasia…

Boycotting the Winter Olympics

Human rights abuses and violations within China are continuing without any interference. The recent kidnapping of professional tennis player Peng Shuai demonstrates the Chinese government’s extraordinary lengths to eliminate dissent against their administration. With a significant international sporting competition around the corner in the Capital of Beijing, is boycotting the Winter Olympics the right decision…

2 steps forward 1 step back

Notwithstanding the scan of a QR code upon entering a venue, or the flash of a vaccination certificate to a staff member, life has returned to normal. Like the rest of the population, I went into this new period with extreme excitement and anticipation. After months of isolation and uncertainty, and having the word “freedom”…

GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN OUT!

If we’ve learnt anything in the last two years, it’s that you can’t ever predict the future. Just when we thought we were out of the pandemic, another wave came. Just when we started to enjoy pre-COVID freedoms, they were taken away again. And, just when Australia was starting to experience a successful period of…

An Update!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well 🙂 I just thought I'd jump on here quickly to provide an update on this blog! As many of you may be aware, the area where I live has now been under lockdown for almost 3 months. We have 1 more month to go before restrictions will…

My Experience of Online Learning 2

Well, I didn’t ever expect I’d have to write a part 2 to this article. However, another outbreak and lockdown has led to students across Australia enduring another period of online learning. Here is my experience of education from home. The first article I posted on online learning was in September 2020. I reflected on…

A Courageous Politician?

In our current world, it’s not every day that you see a politician employ courage to break party ranks and speak about an important issue. Yet, this week it happened, and I couldn’t be happier about it. NSW Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean represents Hornsby for the Liberal Party in the New South Wales…

The Never-Ending Lockdown

Well, what a few months it has been in New South Wales. From the complete easing of restrictions to new waves of lockdown, this is an immensely challenging period. Here are some uncategorised, unorganised thoughts I’ve had over the past couple of months: When I wrote my first article on COVID-19 in January 2020, it…

FriendlyJordies and John Barilaro: A Terrifying Legal Dispute

While NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet may laugh and dismiss the rapidly evolving situation between Youtuber FriendlyJordies and Deputy Premier John Barilaro, there is nothing to joke about. While this started through some comedic videos posted on YouTube, it has now proceeded to the courts and is much more significant than an individual defamation hearing. Furthermore,…