A very late but telling roll of film. It speaks of seasons changing, of friends reuniting and opportunities emerging.
Life on Film | Vol 9
Sunday’s Best 12.02.23
My best thoughts of the week, collected and presented to you for your Sunday reading. This week: Steve Carrell, real estate conundrums and the euphoric experience of laughing until you cry.
Sunday’s Best 15.01.23
My thoughts of the week, collected and presented to you every Sunday. This week: homesickness, an ode to my Fitbit and the ambivalence of 'life admin'.
Life on Film | Vol 8
Farewell to spontaneous gelato, seaside swims, high temps and minimal clothing. The last remnants of summer linger on, but in our thoughts and calendars, the season of sun is officially over. And I couldn't be happier.
Sunday’s best 07.07.22
My best thoughts of the week, collected and presented to you every Sunday. This week: new neighbours, food, my brother, adults on scooters and Instagram's identity crisis.
Life of Film | Vol 7
Airport reunions, existential conversations along the Wild Atlantic Way, forgotten backpacks on Irish islands, future in-laws introduced, pints of Guinness, a sandy, jubilant dog on the beach. This is life on film – volume 7.
Waning out of a COVID-19 world, I now feel comfortable enough to comment on those ambivalent lockdown months and my subsequent move to a foreign country 14,000 kilometres away.
Life on Film | Vol 4
Dreamy skies, a 23rd birthday celebrated in hospital, humid mornings by the pool, floral bouquets, date nights via video-calls, hours in the library and smile-stained faces on holidays. Over the last few weeks, I've also found solace in solitude; studying new languages, enrolling myself into courses and reading myself into somewhat of a recluse. Albeit…
An Extended Hiatus with Copious Banana Bread and A Few Mental Breakdowns
I’ve always been one for sentimental dates. Over the years, and especially around this time of year, I’ve viewed this behavioural ritual as a nostalgic catharsis that reminds us of the moments between point A and point B.
goodbyes really suck.
It was only ever supposed to be a six-month stint. “I’ll be back before you can blink!” I yelled to my parents as I sat in our living room, packing my life’s contents into suitcases and boxes. It was mid-autumn of 2018, four months after graduation, when my Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa had just…
NYE | Swiss Alps
Over the years, I’ve come to learn that I am an emotionally nostalgic person who feels too much. Trust me, I’ve tried desperately hard to suppress it; it’s just a ‘phase’ I’ll grow out of - I would tell myself. But alas, the soppiness continued and I just couldn’t resist the notion of digging deep…
Songs of Stockholm
A suitcase set for the snow, "Chiquitita" on loop, an itinerary solely dedicated to meatballs, and a mere two-hour flight later, I found myself in the heart of Sweden. The self-proclaimed capital of Scandinavia, Stockholm has a palette for the finest things in life. Traditionally historic, yet exquisitely curious, the city is an ever-changing and…
A Fugitive in Budapest
A psychic I saw in 2016 once told me this: "You will travel the world like a nomad - far, wide and greatly. But the cards say to be careful, for at times you will use travel to run away - don't do this." Coincidentally, another psych sign came one month ago when I was…
Anecdotes of Italy
Growing up in the suburbs, I lived next door to an elderly Italian couple from Sicily called Serge and Bianca. For twenty-one years they became my makeshift nonna and nonno; teaching me swear words over tea, showing me film strips of their youth and disclosing secret cannoli recipes. A foreigner among friends, I became obsessed…
Life on Film | Vol 6
A life recap over the past two months? Well, I recently started seeing a therapist. There's that. I also completed a 168-hour TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and am now a fully qualified TEFL teacher. I signed up for a 10km charity run, my bank account got hacked into, I sat and…
Life on Film | Vol 5
Interstate escape routes, park walks, and an inflated kids pool turned into an adult ball pit. Slow days at work, morning yoga sessions on the mat, Valentine's Day roses, and naked swims alongside bioluminescent plankton. The zeitgeist of the past two months can be attributed to the definition of 'mending'; mending boredom with trips away…