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Monday 17 December 2012
Featured Opinion

restoring our faith in the world after an immeasurable tragedy

Freya Dumas
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When I read the story about the recent shootings in Connecticut, I called my father. One reason is because he is American, and a part of me feels like he needs to explain the actions of anyone in his abandoned country to me. Another reason is because he is my father, and when I’m faced…
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Food

restaurant review: bay tihn, the vapas experience

Freya Dumas
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I previously reviewed Bay Tihn, a Vietnamese restaurant located in the Sydney suburb of Crow’s Nest. Whilst I enjoyed the food, I lamented the fact that while everything on the menu sounded incredible, it was difficult to sample a range if you were only attending with one other person. So, you can imagine my delight…
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Thursday 15 November 2012
Food

restaurant review: puntino trattoria, woolloomooloo

Freya Dumas
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I was lucky enough to be invited to a menu tasting night at Puntino Trattoria, a gorgeous Italian restaurant in Woolloomooloo. After running late from work and taking a wrong turn or five, I finally arrived to the homely and light-filled restaurant, and was promptly greeted with a smile and an offer of a wine….
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Wednesday 26 September 2012
Food

restaurant review: new shanghai, ashfield

Freya Dumas
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Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to be invited to a sampling of the menu at New Shanghai’s Ashfield restaurant. My friend Courtney (known to most of you as Lip’s Film Editor) accompanied me, and when we made our way to the restaurant we were surprised at how pumping it was for a Tuesday…
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Monday 24 September 2012
Food

interview: muma kapapa, pastry chef at essen restaurant and beer cafe

Freya Dumas
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After salivating over the strudels at Essen Restaurant and Beer Cafe, it was a no-brainer ‘YES YES YES’ when I was contacted and asked to interview one of the chefs, Muma Kapapa, and also attend a tasting night filled with desserts which may find their way onto the Essen Menu (or at least, as a…
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Wednesday 12 September 2012
Culture

restaurant review: bay tinh

Freya Dumas
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One of my favourite things about living in Sydney is the restaurants. I live just off a street renown for cheap, cheerful and varied eats, and I love that at 7pm on any given night, if I say, ‘I want Thai/Mexican/Portuguese/French/Japanese/A Kebab,’ I can walk to a restaurant in five minutes.  I’m very spoiled, but…
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Tuesday 11 September 2012
Featured

polish & prime: rapunzel, rapunzel, how do you manage that mane?

Freya Dumas
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When I was four, like many little girls, I cut my own hair. I decided I didn’t want my fringe anymore so I cut that off as well – there are photos of me with this strange, stumpy little fringe that not even Bettie Page could pull off.  A few years later, I went through…
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Tuesday 4 September 2012
Featured Opinion

cyberbullying, trolls and charlotte dawson

Freya Dumas
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I don’t think I could handle being a teenager today. And something I never thought I would say when I was a teenager – I would hate to be a celebrity. My reasons for both come down to social media. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media and it’s a large part of my…
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Sunday 2 September 2012
Opinion

How my dad convinced me that going to Disneyland was a bad idea, and other things to thank him for this Father’s Day.

Freya Dumas
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Someone asked me a curious question last year: if my parents were parents from a television show or movie, which ones would they most resemble? After thinking about it for a while, my reply was the Penderghasts from the film Easy A. Like them, my parents have always been supportive, honest, playful, and attentive. They’ve…
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Friday 31 August 2012
Culture

restaurant review: essen restaurant and beer cafe, sydney

Freya Dumas
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You know a meal is delicious  and satisfying when halfway through the main course you lean over the table to your dining companion and whisper, ‘Do you think my blazer is long enough to hide the fact that I might need to undo the zip of my skirt?’ Essen Restaurant and Beer Cafe, located on…
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Thursday 9 August 2012
Culture Featured

polish & prime (& perfume)

Freya Dumas
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I walked into a café on Monday morning, and the girl at the counter instantly said to me, ‘You changed your perfume!’ I feel like I should reiterate right here: I don’t bathe myself in my perfume, but I stop by this café Monday through to Friday on my walk to work.  And I wear…
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Tuesday 24 July 2012
Featured Opinion

this girl was sexually assaulted (and may be imprisoned for tweeting about it)

Freya Dumas
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Pictured is Savannah Dietrich, a 17 year old from Kentucky in the United States.  Like many teenagers are likely to do, she went to a party and drank.  She passed out. Two of her peers then proceeded to sexually assault her. Months after the assault, Dietrich learnt the pair had been circulating photos of the…
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Friday 20 July 2012
Featured

australia’s hottest asylum seeker. seriously?

Freya Dumas
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I heard news today that disgusted me to the point that I was unable to finish my lunch – Zoo Weekly are running a competition called ‘Australia’s Hottest Asylum Seeker’. Yeah. Digest the below add for a moment. I’ve read Zoo Weekly once before. My best friend and I found a discarded issue on a…
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Thursday 19 July 2012
Books Featured

lip lit: q&a, heather cocks and jessica morgan (bloggers of Go Fug Yourself and authors of Messy)

Freya Tomren
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If you haven’t read Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan’s hilarious fashion critique blog, Go Fug Yourself, you’re missing out. Starting as a inside joke for themselves and their friends, the blog grew to such popularity that they receive over 3.5 milion unique visitors every month. The duo criticise — and occasionally commend — celebrities on…
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