Author Archives: Lac-Viet

Jailbreak Radio – A Radio Lifeline for Inmates

Jailbreak Radio – A Radio Lifeline for Inmates

Jailbreak Radio gives a voice to some of the most isolated people in Australian society – prison inmates, their families and friends. It provides information on health issues pertinent to people in prison as well as connecting them to the outside community through powerful music, poetry and stories. I’ve included below a few stories andContinue Reading

The Public Library: A Festival of Knowledge and Ideas, Every Day of the Year

The Public Library: A Festival of Knowledge and Ideas, Every Day of the Year

If you’re lucky enough to visit Sydney when our many festivals are on, such as Sydney Festival, Art and About, Vivid, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Biennale of Sydney and Sydney Film Festival and so on, you will be immersed in ideas, ideas and more ideas! We’re all loving Vivid at the moment. It’s an 18 dayContinue Reading

Surfing in Fluro for Mental Health

Surfing in Fluro for Mental Health

Walking by South Bondi (or “SOBO” as locals refer to it) early on a Friday morning you’d be forgiven for assuming the guys in sexy skintight banana and tiger onesies and girls in bright neon swimsuits paired with extravagantly bright hair accessories are still out partying from the night before. But no – what you’reContinue Reading

Art After Hours in Sydney

Art After Hours in Sydney

If you’re anything like me and always on the hunt for fun things to do on weeknights that don’t involve drinking in noisy pubs alongside sweaty suits, you’ll love “Art After Hours” at Sydney’s Art Gallery of NSW on Wednesday nights. Art After Hours is one of my favourite things about working in the city ofContinue Reading

Social + art = Le Petit Bateau

Social + art = Le Petit Bateau

I’ve always dreamt of living in a gallery. So stumbling onto one only a few metres from my home is seriously one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Le Petit Bateau (“the little boat”) launched in April 2014 and has quickly become a much-loved part of the landscape for many Bondi locals.Continue Reading

Aussie Rules footy tips – making the most of winter in Sydney

Aussie Rules footy tips – making the most of winter in Sydney

Never thought I’d say this but I’ve just had the best beer and bogan night – at the footy. AFL, or Aussie Rules that is. We Sydneysiders have traditionally bagged this sport that our counterparts in other states love to mad levels (particularly south of the Murray River), but my friends and I had aContinue Reading

A river of time

A river of time

If you’re planning a trip to Sydney you’re probably looking forward to the sun and sea. Both are great fun, but what might not be as obvious to non-locals is that Sydneysiders are lucky to be surrounded by a wide range of other lush natural landscapes brimming with beautiful native flora and fauna. Many ofContinue Reading

Five tips: Where the heck are the flamin’ locals?

Five tips: Where the heck are the flamin’ locals?

I’m always surprised to hear foreigners and out-of-town-ers say that they reckon Sydneysiders are cliquey. Having been fortunate to meet so many wonderful locals I thought I’d jot down my 5 tips for finding friendly locals to share stories with in the city I currently call home, Sydney. No.1 tip: Go swimming! This city isContinue Reading

There’s a sexual revolution sweeping Sydney

There’s a sexual revolution sweeping Sydney

Have you noticed? You can tell a lot about a place by the way its people conduct their love lives, and the young singles’ scene in Sydney is fascinating at the moment. Settling back into Sydney life over the last few months has meant re-learning just about everything, from bus routes to hot dining spotsContinue Reading

“It’s just ice cream, people!!!”

“It’s just ice cream, people!!!”

I can’t stand lining up. Hate it. When I lived in the UK, expats would pay out on the Brits for their passion for standing in line. Like all the time. For just about anything – buses, burritos, seedy clubs in the pouring rain…but not me. Rather than stand in a queue at my favouriteContinue Reading

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