Month three of the Trumpocalypse

Welcome to my third roundup of Trump news and commentary. The Trumpocalypse has officially begun. Donald Trump is an American business, television personality, and 45th President of the United States. The inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President was held on Friday, January 20, 2017. We’ll get to that, but first let’s look at some significant events leading up to the inauguration. #GoldenGate #GoldenGate dominated the news in early January. There are two parts to this…

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Scenes from the Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo

I went to my second bridal expo today. Earlier this month, I went to the Melbourne Ultimate Bridal Event at the Royal Exhibition Building. Today’s event was the Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. I was worried that today’s bridal expo was going to be identical to the first one I went to, but they were different. It was a beautiful morning in Melbourne. I arrived at the convention centre just before the 9am…

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Scenes from the Melbourne Ultimate Bridal Event

Today I went to my first bridal expo. The Ultimate Bridal Event is being held this weekend at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens. We’re getting married in the United States. We don’t need to hire a local venue, celebrant, photographer, and so forth. We will be buying our attire here though so I was keen to look at gowns and suits as well as stationery and bonbonnieres. I also wanted inspiration and to taste…

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Month two of the Trumpocalypse

As I blogged last month, the Trumpocalypse doesn’t officially begin until 20 January, but we’ve been feeling the effects since the election. Here’s a look at some of the things that happened during the second month. The big news in December was that Trump became the President-elect, for real this time. The Electoral College formally voted for the president and Trump secured 306 electoral votes. Like every other President, Trump was selected as TIME’s 2016 Person…

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Bullet Journal planning 2017

Happy New Year! You know what a new year means, don’t you? A new Bullet Journal! I spent a couple of days last week preparing my 2017 Bullet Journal and I thought I’d share how it’s coming along. If you don’t know what a Bullet Journal (BuJo) is, start here. I decided to write this post because my BuJo is like the original created by Ryder and you don’t see many of these online. Let’s get…

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2016 in review

I hope you’ve had a wonderful solstice, Christmas, or whatever you celebrate. If you don’t celebrate anything at all, I hope you’re having an enjoyable break from work. I can’t believe how fast 2016 went! I know I say that every year. Politically and socially, it’s been a bumpy year, but personally it was mostly good. I reached many of my goals including completing a PowerPoint course, a basic SEO course, and the second and third Feverbee community…

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Month one of the Trumpocalypse

It’s been almost a month since Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th President of the United States. Although we’re still two months away from the official beginning of the Trumpocalypse, we’ve been feeling the effects of it since election day. Here’s a look at what happened during the first month of the Trumpocalypse and how you can help the resistance. Hate crimes Suicide hotlines across the US received record numbers of phone calls after the…

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We’re engaged!

It was not a big, romantic gesture. Neither of us got down on one knee, hold a flash mob, or write it across the sky. We talked about it one day, nodded, smiled, and said, “Let’s do it.” Theo and I decided to to get engaged in mid-August. I wanted to tell everyone I knew. And some people that I didn’t know – the pizza guys around the corner, the cops at the train station, whoever…

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Processing the 2016 presidential election results

On Wednesday, I gathered with a large group of American Democrats, their families, and friends at a Richmond pub to watch the 2016 presidential election results live with America. There were about 100 people there and it was jovial at first, but it turned sour quickly. I thought that Hillary Clinton was going to win. Surely the most experienced candidate would beat the least experienced one who also happens to be a vulgar, tax-evading, exploitative racist and…

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Bullet Journal 101

In 2015, I discovered the Bullet Journal. I immediately adopted it and it changed the way I stay organised and productive. Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer living in Brooklyn, NY, developed the Bullet Journal. It has exploded on the internet, but before we get into that, let’s look at the original Bullet Journal video. This video will give you the best sense of what it is and how to use it. What is a Bullet…

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On the 2016 US presidential election

It’s not only American expats watching the US presidential election with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Australia is watching too. I imagine that a great portion of the world is watching. And wondering how Trump became a candidate and if he can win. It is mind-boggling how anyone can support Trump. The reasons I’ve heard all fall apart under closer scrutiny. He’s not of or for the people, or self-made. He was born with a silver spoon…

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The Road to Residency Part 7: More Waiting

Sometime in May or June, I became eligible to apply for permanent residency. If you’re just joining me at this part of my story, I came to Australia to be with my partner. I applied for a de facto partner visa subclass 820. It grants temporary residency. It lets me travel, get Medicare, study, and work. Although it doesn’t have an expiration date, it is temporary. Two years from the date I applied for temporary residency, I…

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