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2017 – The year it was.

2017. What can I say. It was a year of trials. So I decided to write it into a song. On the 12 months of 2017, my true love sent to me, December – filmed a webseries November – danced at a Bollywood wedding October – A wedding at Whale beach September – starts of many trips to the Gold Coast August – ticking my bucket list of performing in Edinburgh Fringe July – Running through sunflowers in Spain June – A wedding in a Poland castle May – turning 32 April – climbing Roys Peak before the wedding March – heckled at Adelaide Fringe February – Naked all over Perth Fringe and January – a truth bomb that required a lot of healing....

Camino de Santiago June 28th – July 28th 2017

STOPPED WALKING 822kms 🌻 Camino de Santiago. On June 28th 2017 Chelsea Maddern and I started the long walk south of France and crossed the Spain border. We walked west for 33 days and arrived in Santiago de Compostella on July 28th 2017. It is one of the most enriching, heart breaking and rewarding experiences of my life. I got to share it with my beautiful friend and also with walkers from all parts of the world. 🌻 The Camino has three stages. Stage One Physical for 1.5 weeks. Stage Two is Emotional for 8 days and Stage Three is Spiritual. I hit stage 2 in my second day. I have always lived life to the hardest. I always feel things harder and I cried my heart out. I laughed my heart out and I danced my heart out. I gave myself this time to walk. The cheapest rehab for a human person. Nature is free and beautiful. Follow the yellow arrow and shell. Carry your belongings and walk 822kms. Those moments of freedom are forever me and I can’t wait to experience life even more. To the lifetime friends met! 🌻Jessie Todd KyuHyun Han Jacob Jisub Woo Deborah Gorham Jaya Lakshmi Nicole Gamblin Courtney Brossel Angel Dominguez Sara Núñez Escudero Andrea Maraña Arias Iker Lara Mikel Rosa Annalisa Barana Claire De Cambourg Oliver Plechinger Luigi Iacobelli Todd Rohlsson Reto Solidario Camino De Santiago Julio Marco Quell’Oller Tim...

Review – LaLa Land The musical.

Okay let’s just get this out. I knew I was going to cry. Okay. I knew I was gonna cry before I walked in. To set the atmosphere click on the video below, and keep reading.   Why? Why did I know I was going to cry? Because it touched on three things I am very passionate about.  A struggling performer. Love. Piano. and perhaps Ryan Gosling. Let’s start with the beginning. STRUGGLING ACTOR. The story is set in LA and focuses on two characters, Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone) who both have dreams that seem impossible. He is a pianist and hardcore Jazz lover, and she, an actor who is awkward and wants to play characters. What really resonated with me was when she exited a horrible casting audition…yes I have been to many, and you walk out and you find 5 other black haired Asian girls going for the same role. It wasn’t about what talent you had, but what you looked like. I rejoiced when I saw Mia exit, and there were 20 red heads. LOVE. Sebastian and Mia meet one night, connected by this beautiful piano piece (above). Two people who have dreams in the Hollywood lights, who fall in love during the summer and navigate the high love to the low love of loneliness, frustration and individual plans that were set together but split apart.   PIANO. As you could tell from the videos above, the soundtrack is heavily influenced by piano. And I could go to sleep and die with piano surrounding me. Something so beautiful, haunting and melodic that piano can take you....

2016 Storms

The day before 2017, I reflected on the year that’s past, and the word that came to mind was Storms. It was initially quite negative, but sitting here with a hangover in 2017, they were brilliant storms and I have enjoyed most of them. CAREER For the first time in my life I performed a stand up solo show with 50 minutes of content at the Melbourne International Comedy festival. Hives and all, the storms were much needed. TV was a big thing this year too.   SCHOOL For the first time 11 years I went back to school….and damn it… They were brilliant storms. You know in the movies you see big waves and you can’t see in front of you, and then you see the rain disappear and then sun. Magically.   MONEY I left my Community Development job in July after 8 years. I started Ubering. Money will always be hard. Minimalise. TRAVEL I am always so surprised how much travelling I do. California with my mum, and the image of Yosemite National Forest still takes my breath away. MOFO in Tassie were intense stimulation and Palangkaraya slowed down my brain and gave me retrospect of the green world, and how we live in it. LOVE This morning I woke up and looked at my instagram account and saw all the beautiful people who have graced me with their dancing, smiles and laughter. The friends who have held me together when I fell apart, and those you let me fall so I can learn more of myself. Emotionally 2016 was a horrible year, and I will try...

DuberStories Day 2 #12 to #31

Day 2. 1230pm to 340pm. Follow DUberStories on Instagram   #12 Dave – North Melbourne to South Melbourne ChristChurch NZ, RichmondFC, Warriors Rugby team. Looking for new job. Funny Guy. #13 Amit – South Melbourne – Docklands Duo. Heading to ANZ. Gave new directions. Quiet times. #14 Zoey – Docklands to Footscray Missed train to Kyeton. Has three children. Catching a plane, but will probably miss it. Tattoos. Stressed #15 Sue Footscray to Maidstone Not really Sue. Sue’s son. Going for a job at Reece. Quiet. #16 Woman – Somewhere to East Keilor Visiting Dad at nursing home. Cried in car. Heading back to India. Will see dad again tomorrow. #17 Woman – North Fitzory to Melbourne Bubbly. Security Guard in Gold Coast. Works for bank. Had a big night the night before. #18 Bethany Melbourne to Albert Park Duo. Recognised my PomPom earrings. Other woman spoke beautiful French. Is French. Stunning women. Second session #18 – Ivan Prahan to City Startup business. Spending 2 months in Bali while working on laptop. will ride motorbike to Byron Bay. #19 – Party Car Melbourne to Docklands Full Car. Work drinks heading to work ball. Carlos jokes. Fun Bunch #20 Mandy – Docklands to Crown Casino Heston. Nice outfit. Taking off time from work. Looking for job. #21 Female – Melbourne  to North Fitzory Finished work drinks. Marketing. Will work through Christmas #22 Woman – Melbourne to Templestowe Christmas shopping. Didn’t say much. Was watching youtube iPad how to make photo machine. #23 Friends – Smith Street to Richmond Trivia night. Full car #24 Couple – Richmond to Richmond Good night...

Popping my Uber #1 to #11

Follow @DUberStories on Instagram So today, I did it. I sat in a car for 6 hours, after spending 1 hour re-cleaning my car. Yes Re-cleaning my car. The night before I did a deluxe car wash and then parked my car outside a construction site. Why you so silly Dd. So second trip to the carwash.   Things to do when setting up an UBER business. 1. Clean Car. 2 Wash Car 3. Register. Make sure you have a good driving history 4. Good car 5. lollies for car 6. a phone holder 7. fill up your tank. 8. Wear pompom earrings. 9. Set up a instagram account called @DUberStories   So how did it ago? It was exhausting, interesting and a lot of connecting. There were moments where I thought, should I talk? Am I too much? Should I leave them alone? You can judge by first impressions just as they get into the car what the experience will be. I’ve decided to document my Uber friends as numbers. Let’s see how long this lasts for. #1 Carl – City to Port Melbourne Dad. Married to a Twin. Two sons and proud of them. Going to see brother inlaw. When I first got the pop up, it was really felt like a first date experience. I got so giddy and excited and talked way too much. For my first Cherry Pop it was a good experience. #2. Two men. Port Melbourne to City Going from meeting to meeting. Enterprise business. Didn’t chat much. One follows the Blues for the colour. #3. Student Finished yr 12. Going to...