New Year, New Goals

Instead of reflecting on a rather quiet, uneventful, year on The Raving Gecko, I’m going to simply look ahead to the future.

One Week In: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Spoiler Free)

After pre-ordering Red Dead Redemption 2 half an hour before release, you could say that I’m new to the hype. Since experiencing the wild, untamed environment and exhilarating gameplay, after only one week, I’m 100% on board.

Adventure Awaits

A few days ago I was filling out a rather intimidating job application. It was one of those that are supposed to take 45-minutes but take up a good few hours of your life. In those few hours I increasingly became more excited about the prospect of this job – so much so that I…

The Bucket List

Many of us have aspirations and dreams that we’d like to achieve in our lifetime. as you know, the humble bucket list is a collation of things people would like to do before the span of their lives. Often, they contain travel destinations, life-goals and plans for the future. At lot can be said about…

Putting Pen to Paper

I love writing, always have, always will. Inspiration can strike you at any moment; I came across a poem by Christy Ann Martine that did just that.

Change is Good

If the past few weeks have taught me anything, it’s that change is a good thing. From labouring through my postgraduate degree to almost giving up and changing my career path altogether, eventually, change happens… and that’s a good thing.

Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Ever since watching an interview with Sam Neill and Julian Dennison some few months back, I knew I needed to see this film. Let’s face it, a duo whose comic timing is under the direction of Taika Waititi can only be a good thing.

Our Love Affair with Social Media

Social media permeates our everyday lives. Every smartphone and (most) contemporary devices offer a tantalisingly globalised online reality that give the illusion of connectivity and friendship. What they don’t tell you, however, is that the more you use social media, the more likely you are to feel isolated from the real world that we inhabit, a recent study suggests.