Category Archive: lifestyle

Gay lifestyle and issues in China

Stephanie Cobon battles a hangover while considering the increasingly visible gay lifestyle culture in China: I kept my eyes tightly shut and became conscious of the hot mass sitting at the bottom of my… Read More

Getting to Know Grace Quealy

Melbourne-based model and mental health ambassador Grace Quealy tells us about her soon to be launched website, Icarus, and also about her music tastes and why she is a “100% certified dagster”: I am… fine. How are you?… Read More

Dev Hynes on Synesthesia

For those who’ve tracked the career path of Devonte Hynes, you’ll see that now is really his time. His second album as Blood Orange ’Cupid Deluxe’ received the acclaim its predecessor deserved. He’s… Read More

Five signs you actually love your job

Victoria Gottschalk uncovers five signs you’re starting to love your ‘9-5′ more than you originally planned:  Working a 9-5 job isn’t for the faint-hearted; it requires patience, organisation and a love of routine. For some… Read More

Fifty Shades of Dave, by Oliver Heath

I’d decided to write an article about the growing prevalence of bondage. Fifty Shades of Grey was so mainstream it might as well have been Fifty Shades of Beige. I noticed an advertisement online for a… Read More

University: Tips for Freshers

Heading into her final year at University, somethingyousaid.com’s Kirstie Newman feels adequately qualified to deliver some useful tips for freshers. Here goes… Get involved with as much as you can handle. Join societies you wouldn’t… Read More

Childhood memories: what you want back

Feeling nostalgic, we decided to ask the Something You Said team to recall the one thing from their childhood they would like back. Here are their childhood memories: I want Degrassi Junior High back. Not the… Read More

Port wine tasting in Porto

Somethingyousaid.com visits sunny Portugal to get our wine on: Porto, Portugal, is a city hemmed by the glittering seam of the Rio Douro. From Porto’s riverfront area, the names of famous port wine producers… Read More

Father’s Day double giveaway

Hey Australian friends, pretty soon you’ll need to give some consideration to purchasing the perfect Father’s Day gift. And by perfect we of course mean something that looks awesome, thoughtful and expensive but… Read More

Cheap Living Vs Being a Dirty Hipster

Part One: The Ownership of Cool. Poor is cool, you know, as long as it’s the right kind. The ‘correct’ type of poor in the West usually involves being young, educated, not-on-too-many-drugs and… Read More

Froggyland: Adventures in Croatia

Somethingyousaid.com’s Tom Spooner spends some quality time with 507 taxidermy frogs: The old town in Split is beautiful. It helps that the bluest of skies spreads above it like a giant unblinking Scandinavian eye.… Read More

China and institutionalised amnesia

I’m standing at exit A of the Second Worker’s Cultural Palace metro station and it’s 3pm. All the details are correct, I’ve checked three times in the last 15 minutes. Sweat is sliding… Read More