Writing

I’m Now Convinced That Every First Date Should Be A Virtual One

This is an opinion piece that was published in Onya Magazine on 12 August 2020. Onya Magazine is an Australian lifestyle magazine founded in 2009.  Look, there’s no pretending otherwise – global pandemics make for dismal dating conditions. There’s not a lot of options when it’s literally illegal to grab a drink at a bar, have… Continue reading I’m Now Convinced That Every First Date Should Be A Virtual One

Writing

Why “Work From Home” by Fifth Harmony is the Worst Song of All Time

This is a tongue-in-cheek article I wrote for Herde Mag, an online lifestyle publication founded by my cousin Alexa (being a media mogul seems to run in the family!). Sometimes when I listen to pop music, I wonder if I’m living in some postmodern iteration of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous tale The Emperor’s New Clothes.… Continue reading Why “Work From Home” by Fifth Harmony is the Worst Song of All Time

Musings

Why There’s Nothing to Celebrate on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is like losing your virginity: You spend weeks, even months, agonising over every little detail planning the perfect night, but when it finally comes about the whole event turns out to be quite an uncomfortable, painful experience and an absolute mess. And when it’s over, you tell yourself “well, it’ll probably be… Continue reading Why There’s Nothing to Celebrate on New Year’s Eve

Writing

Nasty, Nazi Business

This was an article that was published in Farrago Edition Eight on 20 October 2015. Farrago has been the student magazine of the University of Melbourne since 1925. We don’t often stop to think about the origins of many of the brands and companies that we are familiar with. But unbeknownst to many, the logos (and the organisations… Continue reading Nasty, Nazi Business

Writing

In Soviet Russia, Games Play You

This was an article that was published in Farrago Edition Seven on 30 September 2015. Farrago has been the student magazine of the University of Melbourne since 1925. There has long been debate over whether there’s a correlation between violence in video games and violent behaviour in young people. However, the simpler games of yore are not the… Continue reading In Soviet Russia, Games Play You

Writing

Melbourne’s Public Transport System Rated One Of The Best In Victoria

This is a piece published in satirical publication The Betoota Advocate  on 28 September 2015. I wrote under the name 'Egbert Adrianson'. Read it on their site here. Visitors arriving in Melbourne are amazed by how efficient the public transport system is, with the Victorian capital being praised by the Economist Intelligence Unit for having “The… Continue reading Melbourne’s Public Transport System Rated One Of The Best In Victoria

Writing

For & Against: Gourmet Burgers

This was a comedy debate article that was published in Farrago Edition Six on 1 September 2015. Farrago has been the student magazine of the University of Melbourne since 1925. For: Adrian Yeung While other types of food have been the focus of much creativity and innovation, as evidenced by the invention of Vegemite chocolate and human breastmilk… Continue reading For & Against: Gourmet Burgers

Writing

You Too, YouTube?

This is a feature article that was published in Farrago Edition Six on 1 September 2015. Farrago has been the student magazine of the University of Melbourne since 1925 When future generations look back at the media revolution of the 21st century in the future, what will be looked upon as the most important catalyst? Will it… Continue reading You Too, YouTube?

Writing

Blood, Sweat and Tea

This is a feature article that was published in Farrago Edition Four on 19 May 2015. Farrago has been the student magazine of the University of Melbourne since 1925. Believe it or not, there was a time when Chinese innovation didn't consist of ripping off Silicon Valley tech companies. China is credited with being the birthplace of… Continue reading Blood, Sweat and Tea