Feisty, fun, and spunky Australian resident, living on a Work Visa: Nathalie Duran


Nathalie Duran- Jersey girl, living in Sydney. For a few years, I knew I was going to graduate Uni, but as time came closer, future became blurrier. I didn’t really want to stay in Jersey to have the regular life. Now what will I do?

Now I am in Australia, working as a bartender in Sydney, with friends from all parts of the world and all different ages! Sounds like it escalated real quick ay? When I first got here, I spent about 2 months in Sydney, then had an impulse to go to Brisbane, followed by another impulse to stay there. I wonder when of my next impulse will be! I have plans to go to Thailand and New Zealand within the next several months, and possibly London in December! read more




To my fellow God abiding people of Earth,

Take a deep breath with me…..inhale 1…2…3… (hold) 1….2….3….. exhale 1…2…3.

There are 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic right now. WW3, 4, and 5 will be starting this month (September 2017) as well. Obviously armageddon is upon us all!

Let’s take a moment to reflect on what the olden day prophets wrote about. In the well known ancient scripture-“Thyne Dumpster Giveth”- it can be observed that a certain verse has absolutely 0 relevance to the present day…….UNTIL TODAY THAT IS! As my fingers run along the dry, partially burnt and flaked off pages of “Thyne Dumpster Giveth”, I turn to pg. 32 to tell you a story that you cannot deny- unless you want to deny the coming Armageddon of 2017. Hailing from the year 12 A.D. the verse reads: read more

Why Politics Are Fun and Suck

First off, politics are a ton of fun. They give people a chance to assert their values into the political process by voting, or by working for the government, congress, state, senate. When have you had a political conversation with a group of people produce a positive outcome? What was that….never you say? Well, I have a theory why political discussions almost always derail into something reminiscent of a bully harassing people on the playground.

I used to believe that politics were a science that was cut and dry, approached with logic and reason; and I was sadly mistaken. The way legislature is written tends to be matter of fact and logical, so that it’s understandable and acceptable. However, the motivation behind political writing and decisions is based on logic, and more prominently feelings, no matter what party one affiliates with. People in general feel a certain way about a topic, and no amount of logic, reasons, and facts will sway them to change their feeling. This is pretty obvious, after you challenge a person’s feelings and beliefs with facts, and are met with the most disparaging talking to you’ll ever receive. It seems like something about politics degrades people into unruly 5-year-olds who harass each other and would rather die than cooperate by discussing the actual political topic. Luckily, Walmart has red tag sales on diapers. read more