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Have you ever been pre-judged, excluded or ragged upon, just because you’re different, or young? Well, we have,
that’s why we have gotten together to make this magazine. The Piercing Truth expresses individual opinions on a
range of topics and ideas. The Piercing Truth aims to be informative, interesting, funny and serious and to represent
as many different views as possible. We understand that all young people are different- we also understand that we
all have an opinion about what’s going on around us, problem is that there aren’t really many places to express it.
We want you to become part of the magazine too. ANYONE who is a ‘youth’ – aged 12-24, can add their 2 cents
worth- as long as it is not racist or homophobic or sexist or discriminatory. The Piercing Truth will use pictures,
cartoons, writing and a whole heap of other things that you can squeeze into a magazine to show that we don’t all get
up to mischief, and that one person’s mischief is another person’s fun.
Would you like to get involved in the Piercing Truth? You can be part of the editorial team, contribute an article, a
picture or photo or just a one line thought. You might just want to tell us what you think about the magazine.
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We hope you like reading it, and at least find a few things that you like. Let us know what you think. We want this
magazine to be something for all the youth of Geelong.
Happy reading, The Piercing Truth editorial team.
Editorial Team-Georgia Zwilling, Ash Andrews, Lisa Gray, Van Nguyen, Kim Sinnott, Susanne Prosser and many
Text- Georigia Zwilling, Ash Andrews, Lisa Gray, Van Nguyen Kim Sinnott, Talissa Kelly, Shannon Secombe, qnd
Headspace’s (Barwon) Youth Future Crew. Photography- Justin Hoedly, Van Nguyen, Eric Pizzani, Tim Carroll,
Susanne Prosser, Monica Butler, Mardi Janetzki and many more.
Design/Art- Adcell Media and Shannon Seacombe forDepression / Random Thoughts articles.
Production Services-Adcell Media
Thank you to all those who contributed, designed, supported and read the first issue of Piercing Truth, we apologise
we could not mention everyone by name, but our heart felt thanks are yours!
The Editorial Team would particularly like to thank the City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Unit and Councilor
Jan Farrell, BATforce, Headspace and in particular a special big thank you to Susanne Prosser who supported the
vision and assisted us all along, thank you.
Anyone else we forgot, we humbly apologise.
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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the young people writing the articles and do not necessarily represent the views and
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By Lisa Gray
It is plain to see that the sky is blue and the grass is green
But we can never predict what will happen tomorrow and before you know it,
it’s already been.
Life is not worth regretting.
They encourage us not to gamble but life itself is a game of betting.
We wish for harmony and peace and last of all relief.
But first of all we need within ourselves courage and belief.
Look not at the outside of a book
For you may not find the thing you want and overlook.
Together we are one, together we are strong
Why can’t everyone realize, why is it so wrong.
By Lisa Gray
A day in the life
of my cookie!
This cookie was made with the tender loving care of the
baker, which was me.
I crafted it with love and sometimes I thought I heard it
speak and say I love you. Awwwwww how sweet.
Then I put my cookie dough in the oven
and I ignored the screams of how hot it was in there.
‘Better you than me’, I thought.
Time was up and my cookie was soft and hot. I let it
cool down to a nice degree and as I picked it up to
marvel in my expertise, my stomach grumbled.
This reminded me of why I cooked the cookie dough in
the first place.
Seems my cookie heard my
stomach as well as it looked
at me with
chip’ looking eyes.
I took one look at my
cookie then shoved it
in my mouth.
I don’t do guilt!
By Ash Andrews
“Would you be happier living a lie
and have everyone love you for that,
or would you be happier being true
to yourself and having your true
friends love you regardless?”
We are the Youth Future Crew and we meet fortnightly to discuss health issues for young
people in our region. We really wanted a way to get the message out to all the young crew
around Geelong and here it is!
F Each issue we will give you youth health updates and more!
This newsletter C is written by us for you guys so if you have any ideas or suggestions on health
please email them through to:
firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can add us on myspace at
Seeing A Doctor
Most doctors are very busy so
you most likely need to make
an appointment. When you see
the doctor the visit will likely
run between 10-15 minutes.
If you require a longer visit or
have lots of problems ask for a
longer appointment when you
book in. Be sure to call and
cancel if you cant make your
Your information is safe with
your doctor and protected
by privacy laws The doctor
will discuss with you anytime
they feel they need to pass on
information to another person
or they may need to act in
cases where they think you
are in danger. Eg. Subjected to
Going to Doctors
How do Doctors
Doctors help with all types
of problems including if you
need help or advice about;
feeling down or upset, drugs
and alcohol, not sleeping well,
relationships, S.T.I.s (sexually
contraception, other sexual
health issues, or if you
are being hurt or sexually
assaulted. Doctor may refer
you to another health worker
or youth/social worker but only
with your consent.
Where the doctor bulk bills,
instead of having to pay just
show your Medicare card and
no payment is needed. If you
don’t have a Medicare card
ask the receptionist to ring
the Provider Hotline for your
Medicare number. If you do
pay, keep the receipt and go to
a Medicare office and get some
re-fund. You can get your own
Medicare card as soon as you
Choose a Doctor
Supports your healthcare decisions
and doesn’t pressure
you. Seeks your permission
before examining you or
asking personal questions Is
kind, understanding and reassuring.
Will be non judgmental
and treat you with respect.
Where can you find
To find a doctor in Geelong look
under ‘Medical Practitioners’
in the yellow pages Or for
youth specific doctors ring
Clockwork Young People’s
Health Service on 52226690 or
Jigsaw Young Persons Health
Service on 52792754 and make
an appointment or just drop in!
Written By Georgia Zwilling
environment of Geelong’s youth is particularly
stereotypical and over-all hypocritical. The adolescent
community has been separated by generalised groups or
cliques based around clothing and individual interests.
A particular group which can be bought to attention is
that of the ‘goths’ or ‘town rats’ of Geelong. This group is
primarily found loitering around Little Malop Street with
the ‘intention to offend’. This group have received cruel
insults that have ranged from ‘goth pigs’ to ‘reckless
In this situation the actions and behaviour of very few
individuals wearing the colour black has singed the
reputations of others. Understandably, in all groups or
cliques there are either one or numerous people who
will not conform. In relation to this, mistreatment and
judgemental allegations should not be used simply
against one group in the Geelong’s area. In many cases
the term ‘kids will be kids’ should appropriately be used.
The brutal accusations which are frequently made by
victimising individuals in society has created a deceptive
classification of this group and its members. This has
not only affected the people but has increased the
discriminative treatment they receive from both the
community and the authorities.
The ‘reasons’ or ‘motives’ for this group, or any group
for that matter, to be meeting and simply socialising in
a public place should not be questioned or immediately
Particularly, intolerable disrespect has been shown
by the local areas shopping centre’s security guards.
On one instance the group were informed that they
are “banned from the public area and if not removed,
the police will be called.” Accusations against their
individual characters were made as well as threats
relating to “further action”.
Why do these adolescents deserve to be continually
persecuted? More importantly, what makes them a
greater target than other groups who ‘hang’ in the same
area? They have the same rights as any other individual
in Geelong’s region. Regardless of this, there are
numerous people who prefer to judge and undermine
rather than accept and tolerate. Misinterpretations of
their intention to gather in this particular area should
be over-looked before making a pre-judgement or
All individuals in this group are unique and should be
treated like any other person, in spite of what clothing
they choose to wear. The colour of clothing that a person
wears should not justify an individual’s personality or
alter their rights when compared to others.
with the Family,,,
a family vacation overseas (or in this case Vietnam) is a time for siblings
to unleash their inner brats and parental guidance to take a new
extreme. But by the end of the holiday we all would have learnt some
good lessons to remember for future life travels, such as...
• Always read the fine print and laws on the conditions on traveling
overseas. This means check that your passport expires 6 weeks AFTER
your visa expires. Not 2 weeks after, but 6. Not following airport rules just
makes parents frustrated and a whole lot of wasted time talking to airport
managers instead of doing some duty-free shopping and drinking coffee.
• When planning to travel on Vietnam Airline or any airline for that matter-
try to get tickets that locates you next to people you know. Or else you
might be seated between some men who are too fond of VB and an
annoying young couple with a baby for eight extremely long hours…
• Before you hit the packed markets learn the currency. Which in Vietnam
is the “dong” and for 12,000 dong you have 1 Australian dollar. The retail
industry can most definitely be described as competitive so be prepared
to bargain in markets or have service with you in shopping malls every
minute you spend there.
• Tourists in any foreign country should watch out for personal belongings.
When on a motorbike or scooter (a common form of transport in Vietnam
for being economically friendly and not space-consuming) travel with
expensive jewelry, such as necklaces hidden from view, bags, cameras
etc. Plus you don’t want to go dropping such items on the over-crowded
and bustling streets.
• South Vietnam is where Ho Chi Minh, the most populated city in Vietnam,
is located. This part of Vietnam has two distinct seasons: May-October
features rain however still includes warm and oppressive atmosphere and
November to April is the dry season meaning no chances of it raining cats
and dogs. Yet no trip to a tropical Asian country can be complete without
lazing around by the poolside or fun at the beach. Just remember to slip
slop slap and watch out for those darn jellyfish!
• A country rich in culture there are numerous ancient myths and legends
such as queen fairies being married to dragon kings and wise turtles
giving out magical war-winning swords. The Dom San is Vietnam’s
version of Geelong’s Fairy Park only with Vietnamese fairy tales, a
look into one of Vietnam’s major religions Buddhism and anyone for
um, crocodile fishing? And additional information when entering any
Buddhism temple - take off your shoes.
• Vietnam is home to a wide range of foreign wildlife. As much fun it is to
see elephants, small lizard on walls and feeding monkeys bits of fruit
remember, just because they don’t speak English or human for that
matter doesn’t make them inadequate of knowing when they are being
teased. Monkeys are highly intelligent animals and this lady in the picture
would have learnt her lesson after being bitten by the monkey she was
• A fishing village on the coastal shore, farming regions that took you 14
hours by train from Saigon to get there or even Saigon itself- no matter
where you go mosquitoes will be there. They suck so much blood from
you that it would be more convenient to make a huge blood donation
to their whole species. So to enjoy your holiday take tons of anti-bite
mosquito cream or vegemite (which is rumored to be great to stop
• Foods to avoid when in Asian countries: raw meats, raw
fish and already cut up fruit at the markets, obviously
avoid anything that looks unhygienic and drink bottled
water. In Vietnam the medical aid phone number is 115
while police is 113. The best thing (in my opinion) to try
in Vietnam is sugar cane juice and pig out on the exotic
fruits such as lychee because they are cheap as…well
cheaper than chips.
• Enjoy your time, have fun, remember what you see, and
take photos of the funny/weird/unique experiences,
because once you get back everyone will be questioning
you about your holiday. A weird story might just be the fact
you saw a man put a nail into his throat and lifted up 2
steal balls from it. Whatever you do enjoy being away from
work or school because in the end family vacations don’t
By Van NgUyen
Aries March 21 - April 19
Aries, you rams need to be careful. The farmer has
decided you are dinner!
TAurus April 20 - May 20
Taurus, shopping has started to become much
harder for you in the up coming months, people are
realizing you are a bull and are now enforcing no
animals in the store policy.
GeMini May 21 - June 20
Gemini, your twin is really annoyed at how you are
treating them. Watch them; they are planning to sell
you on eBay.
CAnCer June 21 - July 22
Cancer, not only are you a crab you can’t even walk
straight. Because of this, everyone thinks your
drunk and we all know what cops think of that.
You’re going to be riding in the back of the cop car if
you even think about leaving your house.
Leo July 23 - August 22
Leo, homework is going to be a hassle since you
keep eating everyone who tries to help you!
VirGo August 23 - september 22
Virgo, the sign of the virgin. Who are you trying to
kid, you aren’t as innocent as you make everyone
think. So beware, because everyone really does
Blue Oyster Cult, Def Leppard, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Styx,
Bad Company, Cheap Trick and Quiet Riot. What have all these
names got in common? I bet if you asked your parents they could
tell you exactly what these names mean. Yes, what these names
have in common are the fact that they are bands from the 60s, 70s
and 80s. I tried to name the less obvious ones. The ones that you
don’t really see commonly like AC DC and Led Zeppelin. But these
are a few of the bands I listen to on a regular basis because to me,
they sound so much better than what is being played on radio today.
Modern music, move over!
I say, modern music move over and let the classic stars rule the
stage once more. But not only are the classic rock legends showing
talent, they also never needed technology to make themselves
sound better then what they are. This is the other reason why I love
them so. They are pure and talented and I’m on a mission to let the
youth remember the once talented stars that should never have
By ash andrews
from the not so in touch with
the stars Astrological Ash
LibrA september 23 - october 22
Libra, your conscious wants you to weigh up the
good and the bad aspects of a decision or thought.
Guess what…. That’s not what its full intention is.
sCorpio october 23 - november 21
Scorpio, Jupiter is entering too close into your
world. Its only plan is to squish you so you better
start finding a good hiding spot now!
sAGiTTArius november 22 - December 21
Sagittarius, you need to learn to keep your bow and
arrow away from everyone. They all want to touch
it just as much as they want to ride you. You know
what the voices say, do it.
CApriCorn December 22 - January 19
Capricorn, you have trouble coming to grips with the
type of creature that you are. And who wouldn’t, I
mean look at you, your half goat, half fish. But here’s
the thing, I’ll give you $10 and you can work in my
freak show. Then you find a place to belong and I get
money. A win-win situation.
AquArius January 20 - February 18
Aquarius; the water bearer. You are shrinking in
this drought as everyone wants the water you bear.
Teach them a lesson about water usage. Make them
suffer mwahahaha *cough*
pisCes February 19 - March 20
Pisces, you will be given the opportunity to travel
very soon but once you get to this place, you need to
heed this warning. The ground is hot and hardly any
water so don’t fall over because you will be a cooked
little fishy and food for the natives.
Pressure On Sex!
Pressure On Sex!
Often youth today are discovering and experimenting
with new things and there is a possibility that this
can lead to sex. There may be conflicting issues
concerning this like, am I old enough? And when will I
Just because you may feel you are ready and prepared
you shouldn’t have to sell yourself short because you
feel pressured by others to have sex when it doesn’t
suit you. You should keep in mind that:
Sex should be:
• Something you decide to do when you are
• Something that you both want to do
• Something you can stop at any time
• Safe (making sure you are prepared and have
Sex should nevert be:
• The only way to prove that you love someone
• Something you feel forced to do
• Something you feel you can’t say no to
• Something that makes you feel used
• Something you do because everyone else is
• Something you do to make the other person
happy, even when you don’t really want to.
You should also take into consideration that people
have their first sexual encounter at different ages.
Some people it is at 16 and others may have theirs
at 19 or 20, and others heaps later. Some people
choose never to have sex, ever. People shouldn’t feel
ashamed about this, as it is perfectly natural and
normal and everyone is ready at different times.
But make sure you consider the laws that are
put into place- if you are 16 the person you have
sex without cannot be more than 2 years older
You should also realize that sex isn’t something to be
ashamed of as it is human nature and it is normal for
people to have sex.
Another really important thing to make sure you
have safe and protected sex. You should always take
precaution in it, such as using condoms or dental
dams (oral sex). even if you are on the pill you still
must use a condom, this is the only sure way
to protect yourself from sexually transmitted
infections. These are sold at FPV (Family Planning
Victoria) clinics. And condoms are also sold at chemist
and supermarkets and most youth health places, like
Clockwork and Jigsaw have them.
Youth are frequently making decisions on whether
they will engage in sexual intercourse or not. Decision
making can be hard, and you should be aware that
drinking alcohol or using other drugs and peer
pressure can affect your ability to make safe decisions.
Your decision should reflect what you and your partner
want and you should be able to talk about sex with
your partner and feel safe in doing so. After you have
come to a decision that you may like to have sex
then you will know when you are ready to have sex,
remembering that everybody is different and what my
be right for you may not be right for someone else.
if you do not feel safe, comfortable and good
about having sex then maybe it isn’t the right
time for you.
NOTE: Parents and adults must realize that this is
an issue for youth and it is something that is going to
happen regardless of anything that is said or done.
So why not make sure your child knows the risks and
safety measures about sex so you can help protect
them against any possible harm.
By shannon secombe
Phone numbers and website that might be useful
clockwork: 5222 6690
Jigsaw: 5279 2754
Family Planning Victoria, action centre;
1800 013 952
Family Planning Victoria website
Barwon centre against sexual assault
1800 806 292
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Most teenagers have suffered depression at some point of their
lives. Some feel that people don’t understand them. According
to www.wikipedia.org, depression is a state of unhappiness or
sadness that is a minor downturn in a mood that may last for a
few hours, days, months or even years.
Depression is usually related with grief, loss or a
major social transition. There are many factors that can
trigger a depressed mood such as the break up of a significant
relationship, the death of a loved one or even graduation.
It is important to listen with an empathic ear and offer unconditional love
and concern. People need to understand that stress and problems that
may sound small to you may be very important to them.
The three common types of depression that effect teenagers:
DEPRESSED MOODS – A depressed mood is an emotional one that
doesn’t interfere with daily activities. It is more a feeling and can last
from a couple of hours to a couple of days. Many people feel better after
talking about the problem causing the depression.
DYSTHYMIA – Dysthymia is a mild type of depression that can last for a
year. It is more serious than a depressed mood.
- Appearing ‘down’ all the time
- Appearing to have less confidence
- Appearing to have less enjoyment in their lives
- Troubles with eating and sleeping
What is with Youtube?
Youtube, basically everyone who has ever had the internet knows all
about Youtube. For those that don’t, it is a website that lets you upload
videos of anything you want. They could be you doing something or
anyone else doing something. It is also the site where the man who
started the whole free hugs campaign was founded. But what I put
foreword to you is, are we making this website the new generation
must do before you die? Are we choosing to exploit ourselves for the
kicks of others? Now don’t get me wrong, I love Youtube but I don’t
use it to watch complete strangers making fools of themselves. Yeah, I
bet their hilarious but I do have better things to do then watch people
be stupid. I would prefer to go outside and do something foolish and
entertain myself in places other then the internet. Plus you never know
what creep is watching you on the net. But I guess Youtube is for all
who want to exploit themselves worldwide.
By Ash Andrews
MAJOR DEPRESSION – Major depression is usually triggered by a big
stressful event – but there are cases where there hasn’t been an obvious
cause. Major depression can last for years.
- Sleeping problems
- Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
- Increase of drug and alcohol use
- Carelessness of their lives
Websites such as beyondblue and reachout are excellent and are there
for support. Each has real life stories, information about depression and
what to do about it, advice from a range of people and much more.
If you think that you are suffering form depression or know someone
who is, then do something about it. Talk to family, friends or even your
For more information or for someone to talk to, contact
Kids Help Line – 1800 551 800
Clockwork – 5222 6690
Websites: www.beyondblue.org.au/ybblue/ www.reachout.com.au/home.asp www.headspace.org.au/barwon
What is a dream?
Is it a thought?
A hope? A wish?
Can we touch it?
Can we eat it?
Can we buy it?
Can we see it?
Well, the answer is this
A dream lies in the mind of the dreamer.
If this dream is a bed,
Then the dreamer can feel it
If this dream is a roast
Then the dreamer can eat it
If the dream is a home,
Then the dreamer can buy it.
If the dream is a face,
Then the dreamer can see it
I guess that the only answer that we need is that
A dream can only be when a dreamer dreams it.
“Today’s Dreams are Tomorrow’s Realities”
Author for ‘a dream’ Lisa Gray
Finding It Hard To Be
Hidden deep within us our secrets usually stay. But is hiding these things really the
best way? Do we have to cover ourselves up because of what others may think? By
hiding things does this mean our family and friends don’t know the true us? Are we
scared to like things that others don’t? Or are we too scared to say, and come out
because maybe we haven’t accepted ourselves because we too have been brain washed
into thinking that everything not classed as ‘normal’ is bad? Do all these things
make it harder for you to be yourself?
It seems that fear leads us to think that maybe we are something that we are not,
and most of the time we don’t even know that these fears are controlling us. All these
fears we have to be socially accepted, stopping us from doing things or being the
people we really want to be. What are the social standards these days anyway? Who is
to say what is normal and what isn’t?
If you are black, white, gay, straight or even if you’re into books while others are into
cars, you shouldn’t have to hide and be scared to be who you are or to say what you
want to say. We are all here and we are all equal no matter how different we may be.
Besides how boring would the world be if we where all the same?
By shannon secombe
Why do we get so affected by being judged?
Well everyone is judged, some in bad ways and
some in good. But it’s how we deal with being
judged that effects us. Being judged hurts, we
feel helpless and as if we are not good enough or
not as good as the person that judged us. We can
be judged on anything, our appearances, beliefs,
races, religions, careers etc. We are judged by
everything we do or have done in the past.
There’s no real way to deal with being judged.
Most people take being judged really badly and
can’t find a way to get over it and move on… come
on this is not a way to live!! Everyone has their
right to their opinion but that’s all it is. An opinion
is not going to change your life or affect your
health so don’t let it effect you.
As we know, we are all affected by what people
think of us. But is it really relevant what others
think? Of course it is!! If we didn’t know or care
what people thought of us we wouldn’t be the
people we are. People would be not confident
enough or too over the top. We need to be put
in our place sometimes that’s just the way it is.
These people that live by saying that they don’t
care what people think are lying to themselves. Let
alone not all judgment is bad, we just see it that
way because no one likes to hear bad stuff about
them or take the chance that it’s good.
We like our opinion and like to judge ourselves.
But why is this? Is it because we are so self
indulged that once someone judges us we
realise who we are and what we’re hiding? Or is
it because we’re not hiding anything at all and
people want us to be confused about our real
personalities? There’s no real answer to any of
these questions. I guess all I can say is that it’s
‘Life’, you can’t predict or control people’s actions
but you can control how you allow them to effect
By Talissa Kelley
radio, café and band
more often than not young people want to get out of Geelong because they think it a hole and
there nothing for young people to do. Well, we have decided to devote a page to “local stuff” to
showcase some of the many things that Geelong has to offer. so in this edition of local stuff you
will find info on a local radio station, a café review and a local band review.
Pulse it UP!
Let’s face it; Geelong’s local community radio station isn’t a big hit amongst us youth. We seem to prefer the more up
beat commercial radio stations that play the hits we love or we simply just don’t listen to the radio because we don’t
like the music it plays. But exploring what the Pulse actually plays has brought to my attention that it isn’t as bad as
I assumed it was originally. It has something for everyone, yet none of us actually know when to listen to get what we
want. So the following is the more youth orientated shows to listen to that would suit many listening needs.
12:00 am The Fuzz Box, which plays
Punk, Grunge and Alternative music
02:00am The Magical Highway, plays
Rock, Garage, Blues and Alternative
22:00 pm Blues Revolution, which
obviously plays blues music for those
who love that sort of thing
02:00am The Wacky Wazza Show,
plays Rock music from the 60’s to
today for those that love both the
classics and the modern artists of
12:00 am Ministry of Metal Redux,
is a replay of the Friday night show
which plays Heavy Metal music
02:00am The Daggy Dance Show,
plays the favorites from the 80’s
music to today’s hits.
12:00pm The School’s Hour, features
students from Geelong Secondary
School playing the music, interviews
and their own reviews.
12:00am Ministry of Metal, with
Heavy Metal music.
02:00am The Magical Highway,
playing Rock, Garage, Blues and
18:00pm Aussie Assault, plays
music from local artists and general
Australian artists combined with
interviews and general chat with
information on the Aussie artists.
20:00pm Inside Splinters, plays all
the latest Pop and Electro tunes.
21:00pm Blak Chat, The Wathaurong
youth present “Blak Chat” discussing
indigenous music and issues.
22:00pm Phat Music, For the R&B,
Hip-Hop and Urban music fan.
12:00am Professional Distortion,
plays all the latest in electro music.
10:00 am SportsLink, The show for
the ultimate sports fanatic. This
show includes regular segments,
news and information and general
12:00am Dark Euphoria, playing
Heavy Metal music.
02:00am The Unnamed Show, plays
Heavy Metal and the 60’s to today’s
04:00 pm Stroke It, A show for the
person that loves Funk, Soul and
Also for bands falling under any of
these categories you can send in
your demo and a bio to the pulse and
it is more than likely to be played by
the show that enjoys it the most.
So there you have it, 94.7 The Pulse
does have shows
even if the
majority is early
in the morning
or late at night
but that’s radio law
By ash andrews
Looking for something other than your average
drenched-in-fat takeaway food? Looking for a healthy
alternative for lunch?
Then take a chance and head into Wholefoods - which is
both a café and an organic produce retailer.
Located on Baylie Parade and hidden on the outskirts
of the CBD, Wholefoods is a bright, lively place with
approachable staff and a welcoming vibe. It is rather
sophisticated yet casual and everyone is welcomed.
There is a whole range of foods offered that only
contain the finest and healthiest ingredients. However,
if the ‘foreign-looking’ menu overwhelms you, then try
something simple such as a Salad Wrap or Sandwich
for $6.50. It contains the essential ingredients needed
for a great salad such as lettuce, tomato, carrot, onion
and cucumber. This was Kim’s order and she enjoyed
it though felt like something was missing. But it would
depend on the taste of whoever is eating it. But it is not a
place Kim would go to very often.
Ash, however had the curry puffs with salad which costs
about $8. The plate was huge with piles of food. Ash
enjoyed the salad as she is the Veggie Queen, the curry
wasn’t that hot but still was rather nice.
Ash would recommend Wholefoods especially as she felt
rather welcomed and appreciated as a customer and not
looked down for being a youth. So if you love your veggies
and are a daredevil when it comes to food, make an
effort to try something new and go into Wholefoods.
Wholefoods is located on:
2 Baylie Parade (next to the little Ryrie St carpark)
Geelong (Off Moorabool St)
By the great team work of Kim and ash
The sKeTchy Three
The Guys: Carey McManus, Jamie Daborn, Jack Madin
Genre: Blues alternative
influences: Tom Waits, John Butler Trio, Sunhouse,
What made them become a blues band? Love listening
to blues and they loved playing it.
how they formed: Carey started writing songs at the
start of this year. He was in a previous band in which
when he left he took the drummer with him. They
performed in battle of the bands then ended up getting a
Would they want blues to become mainstream music?
No, keep it the way it is.
advice to those that would play in a blues band: Play
what you like to play and be proud of it.
Their music: Their music is unique and strong. All
3 boys show remarkable skill when it comes to their
instruments. They preformed a non-vocal song, and yet,
each rift, drum beat goes through you like good music
should. It was more powerful than I actually expected.
Their other songs had vocals but I must say, my favourite
song they preformed was “aint gunna drink no more” It
is my favourite as it showed me the pure skill these boys
have. There is no doubt in my mind that I would listen to
these boys when they get their E.P. out. But just like all
bands, they don’t always suit everyone so it is a matter of
taste and your own concept of what music is. If you are
interested in hearing their stuff check out http://www.
myspace.com/thesketchythree Also a mental note to
myself while watching these boys perform, don’t mess
with the drummer. If he fights like he drums then I’m
going to stay out of his way.
The SkeTchy Three
The SkeTchy Three
I have a problem of getting bored too easily and one thing I love to do is freak people
out in an elevator. Now elevator jokes are old, I know, but they are fun, so here are my
favourite things to do in the elevator.
Open your handbag or bag, peer inside and ask, "Got enough air in there?"
Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.
Stand silently and motionless in the corner facing the wall. Don't get off at any floor.
Sing "Mary had a Little Lamb" while continually pushing buttons.
Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce "You're one of them!" and move
to the far corner of the elevator.
Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that
this is your "personal space."
Stare and grin at another passenger for a while. Finally announce, "I've got new socks
on!" (My personal favorite)
These exercises are hilarious and they don’t hurt anyone, you do get some weird looks
but at least you won’t be quite so bored when you’re out shopping. Have fun.
By ash andrews
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