Picking Podcasts [2]

Hi Pals,

I listen to around 30 hours of podcast material a week as I’m lucky enough to have a Job where I’m allowed to wear headphones. Depending on what I’m working on, I’ll swap it between music and podcasts. To check out my previously recommended podcasts, check here.

So, while you’re waiting for a mate, sitting in the doctors office for an extra 30 minutes or you’re on a long trip – here’s another list to get you through it.

Not all of them I liked, which I’ll elaborate on – and some I loved. Be aware, Sub Category is just the term I’ve put in to shorten “what I believe it’s all about ” not what it might be.

Podcasts can be listened to on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify. All links (no affiliates) take you to their main website.

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Osaka: The Cup Noodle Museum

Hi Pals,

If you’ve ever been to Osaka and wanted to get off the beaten path as they say, you’ve probably heard of the Instant Ramen Museum. Located in Ikeda, (a town which loves the Wombat, a native Australian marsupial who has been successfully bread in the The Satsukiyama Zoo) the Instant Ramen Museum makes a great break for something a bit hands on!

So, Here’s all I learnt and did at the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

What’s currently in my beauty bag[s]

Hi Pals,

I’ve always thought of myself as a light packer but my housemate is pretty unconvinced that I’ll be able to do carry on (rude.) I’ve definitely had less make up in the past travelling, and I probably don’t need this much now – but it’s so easy to accumulate. You get 7kg with carry on with majority of airlines these days and boy does that all add up!

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All my items fit into the two above bags, the clear one being flight approved 1litre, 20 x 20 cm resalable (You can get one here from Globite.)  The other is just a cute peach and watermelon print I picked up from Daiso for $2.80. So here’s my constant 2 beauty bags and what I pack inside. 

What to do in Melbourne on Weekdays.

Hi Pals,

Working that 9-5 [“what a way to make a living”] can make socialising a little bit difficult when you don’t want it to revolve around drinking. Now, Melbourne sure is big on that- but it’s also big on food, arts and culture!

So, I’ve gone ahead and read through numerous threads, forums, books and magazines to make a Monday – Friday after work/date/socialising calendar. All you really need is your myki. Some I’ve done, some my friends have and others I’ve just found through their websites or word of mouth.

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So, with that – Here’s a list of things to do in Melbourne after 5pm on weekdays.
All links (minus iCue) are to their main websites

Last Update: July – Winter, 2018

Canberra is kinda cool, really.

Hiya Pals,

I recently went to the capital of Australia, Canberra for a weekend away.  The main reason I go is that I have friends who live there but I also really enjoy the city!

You might have heard that Canberra recently made #3 in a Lonely Planet for Top Cities, along with Seville, Detroit, Hamburg and Oslo. However, it’s for those cities they believe is up and coming. (Unsure about why Oslo is there? It’s probably because of a) the cost to get there B) then cost to stay there. I don’t think that’s reason enough but hey, I’m not LP.)

The reason I’m doing this post is that whilst in Canberra we got talking about lists why you should go there. I’m not going to link the list, but the last reason was that “you can pet a cheetah.” Can you do it? Yes. Should you do it? Probably not.

Anyways, these are my favourite things in Canberra to do and thus What you should do when you go to Canberra! 

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REVIEW: Puffs, the play.

Hi Pals,

I recently got to go seePuffs Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School Of Magic & Magic” which is written by Matt Cox. It was a play that outshone my expectations, I Neville would have thought I’d see something Harry Potter related until the Cursed Child comes out later in Melbourne in 2019 (sorry not sorry Sydney.)

If you’re lucky enough to be in New York City or Melbourne (both the apparent best cities in the world if they’ve got Puffs) and you wanna see Harry Potter from a Hufflepuff’s view? Check. Out. PUFFS! 

What you should know about Lasik Eye Surgery.

Hiya Pals,

If you’re a [former] glasses wearer like me, you’ve probably thought about Lasik Eye Surgery. Lasik (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis but lets keep it short) is essentially a correction of your eye. It reshapes the inner cornea so that you can focus more clearly with vision. It’s been around for ages and has thousands of studies. Feel free to go check them all out, or if you’re like me just google “lasik gone wrong” – actually please don’t do that. 

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If you’ve been thinking about going and booking in to get your eyes done, Heres what you need to know about Lasik.

Five tips on travelling with glasses.

 

Hi Pals,

So I’ve booked myself into Lasik Eye Surgery which means I’m going to have better than 20/20 vision. My Dad suggested doing one eye at a time because knowing “my luck” something will go wrong – thanks, Dad. I’ve researched it and the statistics are all in my favour. I think I’ll be A-Okay. I mean, if it turns out that I’ll be able to shoot lasers from my eyes how sick would that be, and just in time for the Incredibles 2!

But it got me thinking, I’ve been travelling since I was 18 with glasses and how have I managed? Well, poorly to say the least.

So here’s How you can travel with glasses when you’re a bit of a donut like me.

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classic travel book recommendation: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Fitting into Queenstown.

Hi Pals, New Zealand is the third most beautiful country in the world according to a poll down in 2017 by Rough Guilds. Now, whether or not you think this is true, there is no denying that it’s unreal.

I’m lucky that airlines like Jetstar often have cheap flights to New Zealand, and when a recent sale came up for the long weekend to Queenstown, I couldn’t say no! I reached out to a buddy of mine and said I was coming over. 3 hours on a flight? Easy. Return flight via Auckland? Not as easy.