Author: Jess Polak

Peace & Serenity

Australia’s a country surrounded by water and it’s easy to boast about its golden beaches, turquoise seas and thieving seagulls; although I’m not sure whether I should be bragging about that last one. As a Sydney-sider, I’ve had my fair share of trips to the beach whether it was a relaxing day in Wollongong or

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Adventure Awaits

When you’re scrolling through Instagram, it seems that all your friends and their cousins are travelling the world while you’re just happy that it’s warm enough to go for a swim at the beach. My social media feeds have recently received an upsurge in photos of Japan and inspired by my worldly friends, rather than

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Journey Through The Hallyu Wave

Since the beginning of the Hallyu Wave in the 90s when K-Pop music and Korean dramas began to spread across Asia, their popularity continued to grow as social media allowed fans to share their interest on a global scale. This phenomenon has now reached a level I could never foresee with the boys of BTS breaking records

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On A Rainy Day

Some days you wake up with dreams of outdoor adventures only to find Mother Nature has put a damper on your schemes with never-ending rain. As appealing as getting soaked after a couple of metres seems, using the rainy day excuse to stay in for the day might just be your best option. Now the

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Virtual Playground, Real Life Lessons

Anyone who grew up in a family of non-gamers would understand the difficulty of convincing parents to drop their cash on the latest release (in their defence, they were pretty expensive) or trying not to roll your eyes when a relative mentioned how nice it was to see you away from the screen. For some,

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Afternoon Delight

I’ve become a spontaneous adventure aficionado over the past couple of months with last-minute trips turning an average day in the life of Jessica into something a bit more grammable. Working in hospitality with a weekly roster as well as Australia’s ever-changing weather has forced me to become a bit more flexible with my plans

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The Rebirth of Board Games

Growing up, you would have experienced at least one game of Monopoly that ended in cheating, a few broken friendships and no one actually winning the property magnate crown. There was also your standard games of Cluedo and Battleship, but we were lucky enough to play the official Pokemon and Jumanji board games (no hordes

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When Pigs Fly

Chinese New Year Pig Lanterns

The Chinese New Year has just passed and in its true multi-cultural fashion, Sydney has put on a show. Lighting up the city with lanterns based on the twelve animals of the zodiac, walking down the harbour was a more pleasurable experience than usual with these larger than life statues. Each featuring their own little

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