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Wednesday 1 June 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: these boots were made for walkin’

Dunja Kay
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Based on some of my previous posts, I may have given the impression that I have an uncommonly good relationship with some of my ex-boyfriends. This is true in at least one case, but in the rest, I pretty much adhere to the stereotype that ex-partners are rarely on better-than-okay terms. My parents have been…
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Friday 20 May 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: choose life, not plans

Dunja Kay
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Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans. -John Lennon I was not supposed to have a boyfriend this year. At some point towards the end of 2009, I decided that I was due for another boyfriend in 2010, rationalising that I’d consistently had a partner in even years (probably because…
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Wednesday 11 May 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: the first time

Dunja Kay
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Although this column is ‘supposed’ to be about my experiences, I write it with the general hope that it’s going to be relevant to more people than just me. Yet, I am aware that there are a lot of things that aren’t all that pertinent to me now that probably are to many others, and…
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Wednesday 4 May 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: lessons from gone with the wind, pt. 2

Dunja Kay
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Several days ago, one of my friends remarked that at least it’s Gone with the Wind that I can quote with ease, and not just Anchorman (although I can do that too), to which I responded that although this is true, it’s still only my dad’s edit that I can quote, only having watched the…
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Friday 29 April 2011
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love out loud: lessons from gone with the wind, pt. 1

Dunja Kay
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I never thought of my parents as particularly weird. Overall, I suppose I still don’t, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to be aware of and appreciate their little quirks, which do render them a little bit eccentric. One such example is my dad’s edit of Gone with the Wind. Being one of my…
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Wednesday 20 April 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: he’s just not that into SVU

Dunja Kay
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It’s not that I didn’t enjoy Sunday night family dinners. It’s more that since moving out of home, the ritual of going to my parents’ place for a meal felt like having something to prove. I felt obligated to jam in as much ‘quality time’ as a few hours would allow. And then I got…
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Wednesday 13 April 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: males do not a meat market make (either)

Dunja Kay
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When I tell people I’m a feminist, I actually don’t usually get a very averse response. This is probably because I wear a bra, readily engage in body hair removal and can often be seen fawning over my boyfriend rather than asserting my status as an independent woman who doesn’t need the love of one…
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Friday 1 April 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: my name is dunja and i’m a bore-a-holic

Dunja Kay
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My friend, Lady Charles Spaniel, told me last night that sometimes she sees a dog rolling in the grass and wishes she could be that happy. ‘It’s so simple and they’re so happy. I want to be that happy just from rolling in the grass.’ Of all my relationships, the one I have with Julio…
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Wednesday 23 March 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: hank moody respects the ladies

Dunja Kay
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No one has ever asked me why I love Californication. This is either because they know my answer would be some variation of ‘it’s awesome’, or because they can’t imagine that I could possibly appreciate such a depraved and sex-fuelled show that appeals to the lowest denominator of culture and humanity. My boyfriend has only…
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Wednesday 16 March 2011
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love out loud: how to be housemates with your ex

Dunja Kay
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As I write this column, I am sitting in my living room with my current flame, Julio, and my ex, Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan and I are both on our laptops; I’m silently cursing the connection on my Virgin Mobile USB modem for constantly dropping in and out, and Bob Dylan is trying to scam…
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Friday 11 March 2011
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love out loud: the (my) bottom line

Dunja Kay
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I can’t imagine it comes as much of a surprise that I am an avid fan of Sex and the City. But contrary to popular opinion (mostly amongst those who try to cut me down by telling me I’m a Carrie-Bradshaw-try hard and the like), this column isn’t an effort to emulate the work of…
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Wednesday 2 March 2011
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love out loud: meeting mama bear

Dunja Kay
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So I decided to think about more recent experiences for this week’s column rather than drawing on my bank of disasters. I don’t usually do this for a couple of reasons: 1.    I need objectivity so that what is already a self-indulgent column doesn’t become a weekly emotion-fuelled rant. 2.    It’s more likely to make…
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: you’d be perfect if you…

Dunja Kay
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Often we enter into relationships with people, thinking this would be the perfect person for us if only something were a little bit different about them. Think of it as adding avocado to a chicken caesar salad; it’s still pretty good, and certainly manageable without it, but with it, it just might be perfect. Unsurprisingly,…
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Wednesday 16 February 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: valentine’s day

Dunja Kay
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My boyfriend was relieved earlier this week when I informed him that my next couple of columns were going to be about dudes who aren’t him (he likes his private life private and even though I’ve previously written about my violation of such requests, it’s also not in my interests to annoy someone I have…
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