Culture Studies · Life & General

A Comment On Recent Fads Re: Magic

I'm riffing off this article, written by Lou Cornem, which was highlighted by someone I follow on Twitter. The reason for this article re-surfacing is the fact that Sephora, a cosmetics brand, is selling 'Witch Starter Kits' including white sage bundles and a handful of glossy crystals for 'trendy' people to play with. This is… Continue reading A Comment On Recent Fads Re: Magic

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PhD Progress & Thoughts

Conducting Research with Integrity

I used to downplay the importance of personal integrity when I was younger because, I suppose, the stakes were much lower and I didn't fully appreciate what professional integrity looks like in practice. Well, now I do. When it comes to conducting my research, I personally uphold three principles for ensuring that I work with… Continue reading Conducting Research with Integrity

Culture Studies · Life & General

Voting for a more progressive Australia: Researching the Candidates

So, if you're like me and; a) Are an Australian, b) want to vote in people who are more likely to represent you and c) want to get your options sorted before Voting Day, then this post is for you! Step 1: Find Parties whose general ethos matches what you want from leadership For me,… Continue reading Voting for a more progressive Australia: Researching the Candidates

Culture Studies

How South Korean Culture and Language is Similar to Okinawan/Uchinaaguchi

So, out of interest I was watching some culture videos about Korea hoping to learn something before I travel there one day. Video in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j37jHk4HC-k While watching, I found that some pointers are similar to the things I learned in Okinawa! Things like what you say before you eat, and after you eat, sounds… Continue reading How South Korean Culture and Language is Similar to Okinawan/Uchinaaguchi