It’s Been A While

It’s been a while. I’ll be the first to admit that. I had lowered my expectations for 2022. After making it through the confusion of 2020, I started 2021 full of motivation, determined to make positive changes. However, instead of 2021, we were presented with 2020 Volume 2. Where the evil villain is still the…

Top 10 Moments of 2021!

Ah, 2021. There was so much potential, but unfortunately, we experienced 2020 Volume 2. We witnessed the damaging consequences of Delta and the rising spread of Omicron. The vaccination race and the return to severe restrictions. It was a year that will once again be remembered for COVID. However, even within another challenging year, there…

Changing the Mindset

“COVID is deadly! Do everything you can to protect yourselves and your loved ones!” “Actually, jokes, you’re most likely going to catch it, and that’s okay!” We have witnessed a dramatic transformation in rhetoric from our leaders regarding the future of the pandemic. An increasing acceptance that the virus will spread without the reintroduction of…

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,…

Post-Lockdown Anxiety

It’s only when you change jobs that you realise how comfortable you were in your old position. It’s only when you move homes that you realise how comfortable you were at your old house. It’s only when you are allowed to go outside 5km from your home that you realise how comfortable you became living…

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…

FREEZE

Our lives are frozen. Although we’ve been in lockdown now for over 2 months, things have still been changing. Lockdown restrictions have constantly been changing (albeit in the harsher direction) each week as NSW aimed to get control of the COVID-19 outbreak. Although this news was disappointing and frustrating, things were still changing. Now, everything…

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…

What’s Happening in AFGHANISTAN?

Horrifying. That’s the only way I can describe the unfolding situation in Afghanistan. The Taliban have moved into the capital and stormed the government, resulting in chaos ensuing around the country. For today, I want to focus on the ‘what’. What is the history of this conflict? What has happened over the law few days?…

The IPL is Cancelled!

It was starting to seem inevitable. And today, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that the Indian Premier League for 2021 has been suspended. Indian cricket authorities held an emergency meeting to discuss what options were available for the competition after the tournament’s biosecure bubble was exposed over the last few days.…

What’s Happening in INDIA?

Complacency breeds failure. Just because things are going well now doesn’t mean they can’t suddenly go horribly wrong. This is the reality in India, as they battle a new wave of COVID-19 which is more destructive than any previous variant of the virus. The nation relaxed in its partial success and now have to deal…