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Melbourne

So hot right now.
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Cat among the pigeons?

Am currently in #Singapore  receiving training from my new work, and caught this moment through Chinatown on the way to the building. It was early morning and raised a smile.

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Adorable little scallywag

Meet Mum's new pet dog, Gus. Probably the most loveable puppy I have ever laid eyes on. I'm glad to be back in #Traralgon  and seeing him in the flesh, as normally I have to rely on my sister sending photos via WhatsApp.

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yes! more cat details please!
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Autumn cooking

It's wet and dreary outside, and I felt like cooking tonight. Got a bit carried away and made an impromptu chicken, salmon, spinach and lemon risotto (featuring mushrooms). It tastes delicious, and I added lemon to give it a bit of zest. 

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Melbourne Autumn treat

I have friends in town this weekend and we've been gallivanting around the city on drinking and #foodie  adventures.

A stopover at Naked for Satan was a real treat, we got some great seats near the bar (despite it being busy) and my cravings for mulled wine were satisfied.

It gets busy, but extremely impressed with how they've fitted out the rooftop and a great spot for people-watching too.
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What up Sydney?

Am bouncing around Sydney for the next few days for a mixture of work and pleasure. It's the first time I'm back since departing and I'm proper excited about it. The weather, pace, seeing old friends, and a little bit of the unknown are all featuring up here.

I've spent the afternoon churning through some biz errands in a cafe and felt like a wanker taking a #selfie  from my computer - so did the respectable thing and took a #sneaky  one from my tethered phone.

Have a great weekend and dream big!
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Google+ Story of my trip to Singapore

Mostly accurate. Very amusing to look at!

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I love that most of the pics are food. The Singapore mud-crab looked great!
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World's Deadliest Animals

I don't think you believe it is the shark or the lion or the crocodile. I'm sure, like me, you'll be surprised at how deadly things you had never heard of are... freshwater snails (!), tesete fly, our bff dogs.

And even if you suspected we humans are the most deadly animal, we are by a long margin, you surely did not realize we are outclassed by mosquitoes!

The sad part is how easy the latter problem is to fix. If only we were not distracted with spreading "freedom" or protesting the right to carry x or prohibit y.  725,000 killed each year. 725,000.
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Breakfast In the clouds

Had breakfast at Cumulus Inc. this morning and enjoyed mushrooms and parmesan. The real highlight was the 65/65 egg though. So gooey!

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Fancy Hank's BBQ Melbourne

Had a delicious time at the Mercat Hotel and this adjoining eatery. It had a wide selection of smoked meats that you can go and appreciate being cooked from the balcony. I enjoyed the Fancy Sanga at monster size. It featured brisket, sweet BBQ sauce, pickles and this wonderfully textured cheddar. The fresh onions added a bit of crunch to otherwise soft-ish mouthfuls.

Smashed it over the course of Sunday lunch-time, to the tunes of accordion and banjo. I could give or take the music, but will return to try the BBQ ribs (they'd ran out during my sortie).

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Great exposition on unconscious bias

When I first heard of unconscious bias, my mind wanted to reject it. As someone that prides themselves on equality, there was no way I could possibly be tarred from the same brush.

The more I learned, the more I realised that sure enough, it creeps into everyday life, and this excerpt from Brain Pickings provides some answers why.

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"Those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers; those who swim against the current may never realize they are be
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When is enough?

Great piece from a blogger I've been following for a while who is taking a well-deserved break. I'd love to be the mythical consultant mentioned in this piece one day ;)

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Nathan is an experience designer from Boise, Idaho. He does iPhone and software design
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Digital projects, crowdfunding consultant, presentations
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  • Google
    2011 - 2013
    Account Solutions Manager with Google's internal creative services team. Travelled across SEA and AU evangelising the platform to creative and media. Put together audacious advertising solutions for the region's largest advertisers. Worked on an array of clients including Unilever, P&G, and Coca-Cola.
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Writer, digital marketer, travel-fan, and part-time good bloke
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Founder of Hack Digital

Keen digital marketer, avid ebook consumer, always writing, practicing meditation, and having a lot of fun in the process.

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Once ate a pie, while it was really hot
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  • The University of Melbourne
    Media & Communications, 2002 - 2004
    Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) degree.
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Call me "Marshy" and we'll be good friends.
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A place that always seems to be busy, yet always finds room for our group without a booking. Three-levels of Korean BBQ goodness. Safest bets are to get one of the combination platters and wash it down with a Hite. As a larger group we like to extend the experience with a beer tower. Great drunken noshing. I love this place after Friday night drinks.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This is probably as close as you’re going to get to affordable tapas in Sydney. Bookings are essential as it’s usually pretty busy. Chorizo is a mandatory order, and I really can’t go past the woodfired blue cheese pizza - so good. Caters for larger groups when warned in advance, staff are pretty friendly, and if you feel like making a night of it I recommend getting the extra special Sangria.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
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Really enjoyable Middle Eastern fare that’s mid-price range. I like to go as a couple and grab a mixed platter that’s very reasonably priced for what you get. Strong range of options and the tabouleh is very fresh. My favourite tip? Skip dessert and head around the corner for gelato at the heaving Messina Darlinghust.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Move on to the next restaurant if you don’t like spicy food. This is authentic Thai (unlike King St, Newtown). Most dishes will obliterate your taste buds if you’re not prepared. If you do like spicy food - this is one of the best in Sydney. I personally really enjoy the larb moo, but it’s hard to order something that’s not great. There is a chilli scale on the menu, which should be adequate for most foodies (they do spicier on request though).
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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This is not a restaurant that you’ll find just by stumbling in. But nestled at the back of this hotel is a restaurant with Laotian cuisine. I’ve never been to Laos, but my friends vouch for it’s authenticity and I find it similar to Thai. You can’t go past the Quail and flattened pork for entrees and every main is a winner. They will ask how spicy you want the dishes (you’ve got to push them for it if you want really spicy) and they are very attentive at refilling your glass of water (you’ll need it for the spicier dishes).
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Authentic Thai fare without the spiciness of the above. Really great variety of food (I like the fermented fish) and is BYO and open late. This is often a place I go to after a night on the drink and encourage you to do the same. Also has Thai banana desserts which you won’t find much elsewhere.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Excellent place for group-bookings (book well in advance), if you don’t mind eating a bit later they’ll stick you in a private room without extra charge. This is a touch-screen menu ordering system, and I’m not joking when I say that the food comes instantaneously for most dishes. Not traditional Japanese fare (avoid the pizzas) but for sheer variety alone this is a fantastic place.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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