Generation 2025;

What do you think the future will look like? Virgin Media Business have provided us with what they think the future in 13 years will look like. Check out the video below and let me know what you think:

Do you think we’ll be able to accomplish that in 13 years? And most importantly, do you like the look of the future?

I’ve mentioned before how much I believe in sustainability and maximising land usage, with that also comes a minimalist approach. I’m a firm believer in ‘less is more’ and I’ve very cautious of the things I buy (most my money actually goes on services and experiences rather than physical objects). My ideal future would mean I can be free to work from wherever I choose (like in the video above) and a future where flexibility is a given (not being tied to working 9-5pm everyday).

Now who’s with me?

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If cents were considered gold;

A couple of months ago, I spotted this house on the market (totally out of my price range but whatevz). It’s located 5 minutes drive from Fremantle Harbour with one of the most gorgeous views over the river. This week, I noticed it was still available for sale so I couldn’t help but  feature it on this blog. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll look back and think, “Oh that little old cottage?” But until then, fall in love with its beauty with me:

Imagine having breakfast here every morning? Oh my.

Even better, you could go outside!

Not phased by the view? How about a swim?

And around the house…

And from the street..

Is it obvious I was meant to live in the Mediterranean yet? Now just need to somehow come up with $35,000 per month to cover the mortgage for the next 30 years…

Friday Letters….From where I’d rather be;

Dear confused brain;

I bet if my study had the view from the picture above, you wouldn’t be so confused right? Don’t worry, I’m giving you time & no limits to wander tonight, I hope that’s enough for now!

Dear Soundwave;

You’re not coming to Perth for another 5 months but tickets sold out within 2 weeks?? Absolute madness BUT I’m so glad I was given the chance to get tickets on the second release. Watch out Sum 41, The Offspring, A Perfect Circle, Blink 182 and Linkin Park (just to name a few), the Rock chick in me has never died!

Dear JR;

So I’ve seen you around, on all the billboards in Perth, selling pretty houses and stuff. I also valued your new house the other day and you know, if you’re ever looking for a good little wifey, I’ll be more than happy to fill that role. Holla!

Dear M;

You’ve been away in the U.S for the past 4 weeks and I thought I was going to go mad without you around. But seeing you last night and talking for two & a half hours made me realise I’m never ever letting you go! Good friends like you are near impossible to come across ❤

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Happy weekend all! You can click the photo below to see the rest of the Friday Letters from this week.

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Brain rules;

Remembering things isn’t my strongest trait so when a lecturer mentioned I need to practice and time myself for an upcoming test, I made some wall notes. I’m the kind of person that has a photographic memory to the point where it’s a little freaky sometimes. Tell me to do something, I will most likely forget but ask me where I left a book/shoe, I could recall exactly where in an instant.

Good thing I realised I had a photographic memory long before I started university because it’s really helped with remembering things for exams using diagrams, tables & drawn up brainstorms (also known as mind maps).

Now, all those words in the picture above, to the right hand side may look like a long list but I’ve somehow taught myself to remember lists….only problem is, they have to be in that order! (brains, huh?)

So if you have trouble with your short term or long term memory, here’s a great tip I picked up from reading, “Brain Rules” back in June this year. If it’s short term memory that’s a problem, repeat to remember. In my case, I have to do it daily or once every second day for it to stick. Last minute cramming will only get me so far!

If it’s long term memory, remember to repeat. This is a great one for uni semesters, where you go over course material weekly or fortnightly, jogging your memory.

I hope those two tips can help someone as much as they’ve helped me! Now back to memorising that list…

Friday Letters- Thanks for the lousy directions;

Current location: uni campus

Dear Urbanspoon directions;

I wanted to impress an overseas Mechanic friend so I used you to direct me to the new Mechanics’ Institute Bar in Northbridge however, you sent me to a Fitness Institute on Aberdeen St which was a little embarrassing. Thanks to Renee’s photos over at her blog, I was able to see it was located on a lane way.

(seriously, if you’re in Perth, you have no excuse not to check out this new place! It’s located on a laneway, near the corner of William St & James St mall)

Dear Perth friends;

I’m not ignoring you, I swear! With university finishing up soon & work showing no signs of slowing down, all I want to do is have a hot shower and sleep. Promise to be more available from Tuesday 30th October!

Dear Inner Sparkle; 

All week, you’ve been fading away and then this morning, my favourite day of the week, you were nowhere to be seen. Please don’t do this to me when I need you the most 😦

Dear tights/stockings;

You’re all horrible, horrible pieces of material. What happened to the good pairs that lasted more than a day or shock horror, a week?

Dear Perth;

Even though I’m not feeling myself today, you’re trying really hard to make things better by turning it up to 25 degrees with a max of 27 degrees. I truly appreciate it, you stunner!

My biggest passion;

In between taking in hours of property related information, my brain turning to mush today, so my favourite lecturer showed us a video that blew me away (there’s a reason he’s my favourite!)

The video was about how can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding. Taken from the website, “Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past”.

The video was short but it gave a glimpse into the future and boy am I excited about some of the things being thought of & hopefully, available soon.

How does an apartment with moveable walls sound? Using your study as a guest bedroom or even a work out room? Or how about moving that room aside and making the dining room a big room for a dinner party?

If you have the time, I urge you to watch the video here and let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your thoughts on these little ideas I’m oh-so passionate about- sustainability & green living.

You can see more images of Kent’s plans here.