‘THE BUZZ’ BLOG

Things you learn drinking with an Old Russian Man

A very long time ago, in a city that was not this one, I learnt a very important lesson about drinking from an old Russian man. For more ambience, play something like  this is the background. I was 16 at the time, and I’d stopped living with my parents or going to school about a year before, … Continue reading Things you learn drinking with an Old Russian Man

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Learn like an amateur; a guide for frantic unpaid artist types

- with particular reference to design software. An overview of the psychological/emotional processes of learning a thing, with tips on how to learn. 1. Learning a thing can be expensive and therefore frightening- Waste Spend money on software suites (that you don’t use regularly enough to really justify, but do use just enough to want to have … Continue reading Learn like an amateur; a guide for frantic unpaid artist types

‘Man v. Nature,’ by Diane Cook

Man v. Nature marked Cook’s debut into fiction writing in 2014, earning a Guardian First Book Award nomination and an Honourable Mention from the Pen/Hemingway Award. But Cook’s been producing stories for years, namely for This American Life. Listening back to episodes Cook produced, it’s telling that her personal favourite is #246 The Pen Pal, which … Continue reading ‘Man v. Nature,’ by Diane Cook

Perspective | On Writing by Silvia Brown

It’s not about what you want most. Life sucks and sometimes there are no publishers in shining armour coming to rescue your manuscript from the dungeons of the drawer that should not be opened. No matter how great you are or how connected. Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. And I am ok with … Continue reading Perspective | On Writing by Silvia Brown

The 3 Most Charming Melbourne Cinemas

A Comparative Review of Melbourne's Most Memorable Cinemas These top Melbourne cinemas cover documentaries, art house, independent , blockbusters and feature films. All around the world movie goers such as myself flock to see the latest indie movies to summer blockbusters, but some cinema's offer a little bit extra to the cinematic experience then the … Continue reading The 3 Most Charming Melbourne Cinemas

How a Conversation with an Uber Driver Changed Everything for Me

Mohammed’s laugh was loud and easy. It was enough to show he related to my experience. Not so long ago, I was travelling to work in a red Corolla Ascent with my Uber driver Mohammed. He was overly chatty whereas I just wanted to focus on my thoughts. I was happy to just listen to … Continue reading How a Conversation with an Uber Driver Changed Everything for Me

Did Avengers: Infinity War live up to the hype?

Warning: Spoilers below Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, directed by the Russo Brothers, finally dropped this week in Australian cinemas on the 25th of April following the ground-breaking Black Panther movie, which was released earlier this year on the 18th of February. This newest instalment to the Marvel Universe marks the 19th story in the franchise … Continue reading Did Avengers: Infinity War live up to the hype?

My Cats Sam and Jeremy: A Comparative Review

Like many people who grew up sans cats, I assumed they were pretty generic. After becoming a cat foster-carer I was surprised to learn that cats have as much personality and individuality as dogs. As the parents of four felines my partner Miki and I have differing opinions about the quality of our cats. Miki … Continue reading My Cats Sam and Jeremy: A Comparative Review