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My Top 10 Favourite Movies Ever (Revisited)

Everyone has their favourite movies, here are most of mine - these are my top 10 favourite movies ever. Source: New Line CinemaNow here's a topic I haven't revisited in over 5 years. On Sunday night, a bunch of friends and I were running through a lot of our favourite movies. Some people cited the old classics, whilst others favour modern films. It reminded me that it's high time to revisit that list and see how things have changed over the years.While we all come from different backgrounds and life experiences, it seems every single person from the introvert to ...

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7 Ways The Current Generation Isn't Worse Than Previous Generations

Do young people today get a bad wrap over an idealisation of the past? Here are 7 ways the younger people today aren't worse than previous generations.Photo by Alena Darmel from PexelsIf you know me, you know my wife and I absolutely love Gong Cha. Not the milk teas or the tapioca pearls, but the green and alisan teas with a fruit in them. Oooh and Aloe Vera. If you're shouting, Grapefruit Green Tea or Mango/Lemon Alisan teas no sugar with Aloe Vera you can't go wrong. So good.We were out with our young daughter around Southbank over the Christmas break at ...

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Christmas Reminds You What You Wish Life Was Like

It's the best and the worst part of the festive season - Christmas reminds you what you wish life was like.Photo by Alex Urezkov from PexelsWell, here we are again. It's Christmas season, the shops have been craaaaaaaaaazy this year, the Carols are blaring, and all those December movies are in full swing.And amidst all the idealism and the feeling of perfect portrayals when it comes to friends, love, family and generosity, it brings with it a sucker punch of a reality check unlike no other time of year.The stats don't lie - this time of great joy is also marked with heightened ...

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A Harvest of Great Joy - 2021 In Review

If 2020 was sowing in famine, 2021 was reaping a harvest of great joy. But joy isn't always what it seems. Here's my 2021 in Review.Me, my dog, and my beautiful daughter from earlier in the yearCan you believe another year has already come and gone? So many things have happened this year that it feels to me like it's been one very long day. I guess most people think that 2020 was the worst year ever - Netflix even put out a special entitled "Death to 2020". Looking around it would seem that the same feelings may be around ...

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Recommending Dragon Ball GT: The Adventure Too Many Fans Missed

Bit by bit you'll be falling under its spell - my attempt at recommending Dragon Ball GT to the fans who may have missed one of the best parts of the series.Source: Toei AnimationIn a bit of a break from the serious topics such as handling marriage challenges, vaccines, great baby products as a new-ish dad, and difficulties in friendships, I should remind you that I'm a total nerd. I have First Class Honours in Games Technology, I have 15 games consoles, and I also love a lot of different types of sci fi shows.In addition, I have a lot ...

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8 Things That Kill Your Marriage (If Left Unaddressed)

Could you be directly (or indirectly) ruining what could be great? Here are 8 things that kill your marriage... if left unaddressed.Photo by RODNAE Productions from PexelsJohn and Helen Burns rightly observed that a good marriage is the closest to heaven on earth you can experience. Conversely, a bad or troubled marriage they say can be the closest thing to hell on earth.Feeling trapped in your own house, unhappy with the thing you once dreamed about, at the end of the rope with this person you supposedly used to love at one point - these can feel like a nightmare without end, and ...

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For The Ones Who Scroll Facebook But Never Post Anything

I see you there. You know who you are. The ones who scroll Facebook but never post anything themselves.When my wife and I announced we were dating on social media, I think the Internet broke. It's very encouraging to have the support and love of your friends and family. I think the posts clocked up 700+ likes in a matter of hours.I remember thinking, wow, people are really cool. I also remember thinking, wait, I haven't seen about 50 of these people post anything in a while. A similar reaction when we got engaged, what a happy day that was. ...

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Why I Got Vaccinated Against COVID-19

It seems even sex, politics, and religion have not inspired as much contention or division as this issue recently. Here's why I got vaccinated against COVID-19.Photo credit Kenneth Yam PhotographyNB. These views are my own.It seems like just a short time ago when the anti-vax movement was the butt of every joke and meme for at least a year. Whether it was pulling old episodes of House MD, comparing anti-vax parents to Spongebob chickens or just outright criticism of the death of children, it seemed like a daily occurrence to see someone paying out those opposed to vaccines.And then COVID ...

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6 Things That Can Distract You From Your Purpose

There is no greater exhaustion than living dissatisfied. Here are 6 things that can distract you from your purpose.Source: Disney PixarI think it's quite well chronicled that burnout is a devastating state to live in. When you've overexerted yourself physically, emotionally or spiritually, it can take quite a while to recover from it. In fact I know several people who never really have been the same since a stint with burnout. If you're in that category I've been absolutely loving the writings of Carey Nieuwhof in this space - highly recommended.But I think even more prevalent than this sort of ...

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6 Ways to Be More Outgoing (From A Legit Introvert)

Whether trying to build friendships, find a date, or make a difference, we all need to put ourselves out there. Here are 6 ways to be more outgoing, written by an introvert.Source: UniversalWell it's been a hot minute since my last post indeed. In that time the world has more steadily begun to move towards being a more open place, or at least in my own country of Australia. Two states within the next few weeks are about to open borders and plans like COVID doesn't exist anymore, with a number of the others well on their way.One of the ...

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