‘Your experience? A billionth of my own’

Human apathy can stem from comparing experiences of others as lesser than our own… especially if they are of the same nature. Instead of joining hearts, stretching fingers to cocoon a shaking hand, the process becomes analytical. Judgemental. Critical.

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The Ration Challenge: End


And finally, my thoughts for the conclusion of the Ration Challenge. Filled with gratitude –but I’m mostly salivating over the plate of fresh, luscious greenery– I realised that… I am incapable of fully encapsulated the daily suffering of refugees.  Continue reading

The Ration Challenge: Middle


Incredibly overdue post, but I’d written the relevant points in dot point form. The following outline my thoughts in the middle of the Ration Challenge; specifically, from Days 3-5, where I began straying from my previous path of sorrow, towards gratitude.  Continue reading

The Ration Challenge: Beginning


I severely underestimated my energy levels during the mix of Ramadan and The Ration Challenge. Rather than posting daily about my progress, I hope to report in three distinct instalments:

  1. Beginning
  2. Middle
  3. End

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The Ration Challenge: Preamble

It’s official. Tomorrow morning, we take a journey, dear reader, through the daily eating routines of refugees as instigated by Act for Peace! For more context, have a look at the preceding post here.

But to share a few thoughts… Continue reading

Eating Like A Refugee | The Ration Challenge

Apathy is easy.

We can dismiss critical, life-staking global issues such as the refugee crisis… simply because they don’t directly concern us. Regardless of our moral consciousness, we are all guilty of apathy in some form or another.

But I have a challenge for you:

I challenge you to care.
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Goodbye Moon [FLASH FICTION]

Sometimes a single word can ignite your imagination. I was extremely inspired by Emma’s amazing post, where the prompt was a simple (yet powerful) word: moon. The night is such a beautiful place to be, with the simplicity of darkness, away from the busy rush of daytime. Be dynamic during the daylight hours before returning to the night: the place of solace.

The following is flash fiction (merely around 200 words) revolving around the moon. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading

Your Australian Photography Directory | Find Professional Photographers With Ease

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Photographers.com.au is a simple concept: browse high-quality, user-rated Australian photographers in your area that specialise in the type of photo you want. But even simple things can be hard to find.

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Pictured: A selection of portfolios for ‘Children’ – absolutely gorgeous layout and collection of portfolios.

Photography can be an intimate experience. Factors such as having chemistry with your photographers, ease of communication to have changes made, and professionalism are usually unclear in your typical Gumtree advertisement. So that’s exactly what this site addresses.

Features of this wonderful site include:

  • Browsing by geography;
  • Access to reviews and ratings of selected photographers;
  • Highly visual interface that allows you to have a ‘feel’ for the photographer’s style – and shortlist/dismiss accordingly;
  • Ability to ‘heart’ in order to save particular portfolios to revisit later;
  • Very sleek and professional user interface

This is the website I’ll be using for finding a professional picture for my LinkedIn profile. So far, I’ve tried using a lamp, a white wall, and a selfie stick. Maybe it’s time to try something else. 😉