Pass It Forward: 3 Aussie Bloggers

Friday 17 August 2012
You know what they say about sibling rivalry? You bicker and fight because you're too similar. It's like the Malaysians and the Singaporeans, the British and the French or the Aussies and the Kiwis. Seeing I have plenty of close friends covering all the countries above, it's fun to nudge and poke at them just to get a reaction.

Just so you know, my dear Aussie friends, it's fush and chups, not feeeesh and cheeeeps, Tanya not Ten-yeah. The hubs grew up in Seeeeedney and finally lost his Aussie (Aussie Aussie, Oy Oy Oy) accent while living in NZ and the Lil L thinks the Wiggles boys (dear Lord, those men prancing around in colored tees drive me bonkers) are the bee's knees and some of my closest friends are Aussies, the country is close to my heart.

Vanisha of Vanisha's Life

Vanisha originally came from Fiji but settled down in Australia and is currently working on her PhD at Australian National University.  This gorgeous academic's huge heart belies her diminutive size (she clocks in at under 90 pounds). What do I love about Vanisha? Her forthright manner and compassion shine through her posts. There's no artifice nor superficial fluff. What you see is what you get.

Trishie of Under Lock and Key

Trishie is a youthful lady in her early 30s from Sydney. She has a romantic soul and is a domestic goddess at heart. She's probably shaking her head at my words (sorry!). Her weekly recipes have me drooling. Her blog is best avoided during mealtimes lest I gnaw on the laptop. Her lifestyle blog covers a multitude of topics which appeals to someone like me who has a short attention span. She has a weakness for dainty crockery and natural skincare.

Stephanie of Absolutely Fuzzy

Stephanie is a fellow Malaysian who immigrated to Australia many years ago. She's a Sydneysider these days. Being a tomboy at heart, I can easily relate to her rocker chic and slightly avant-garde style. Her outfits are always unfussy, edgy and functional.  Stephanie is a graphic designer which is rather unsurprising considering how professional her blog looks.


  1. Such a funny opening paragraph! Off to check out the new blogs, thanks.

  2. The second paragraph got me laughing hard, hilarious. Now i have more blogs to explore and navigate, thank you for sharing them.

  3. Thanks for sharing these. I'm always looking for some great blogs to follow. Have a great weekend! Teri

  4. I never realised you were Malaysian, tho I should have suspected! Thanks so much for including me Marlene, such an honour.. :) love the other two blogs also! Onya girl!

  5. How great is Vanisha?! (I've already gone over and looked through a bunch of her posts)

    Thanks for sharing these links!

  6. Seems like some pretty fabulous women, I'll have to check them out!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. Yes to the fush and chups, Yay! What chic women, am heading over to check out their blogs (Love Trishie's top, btw). Once upon a time we had Wiggles in our ears for years. Actually I didn't mind them as much as the Disney characters and we even went to their concert in Oakland (strangely enough all the parents were even more excited than the kids)


  8. Thanks again, Marlene, for the recommendations. I already have a few bloggers I'm following because of you. Have you tried "Capture the Castle"? She's my favorite Aussie blogger. She writes beautifully and insightfully (plus I love her taste in fashion) and she's so..... young. Part of me wants her life.

    1. Thanks for sharing the info, Maria. Will have to check Capture the Castle out. When are you planning to make another trip over here..... still waiting.....

  9. All sound awesome and I will definitely be stopping by their blogs! :)


  10. I'll definitely check their blogs!! Thanks for sharing dear !!

  11. I have a lot of respect for Vanisha. Her post on body image was so honest, but even more importantly she had the guts to go there, which is refreshing.

    I can't wait to check out the other two lovely ladies as well.

  12. Dear Marlene, you know how much I love this series. I've found some of my new 'favorite' blogs through it and I'm so honored that you decided to include me in this one! Oh and the accents are such an issue! Patrick and I still have our accents, but we still get entangled in the fush and chups and the feeeesh and cheeeeps debate with Australians and New Zealanders. It doesn't help I'm in Australia and Patrick's in NZ! In NZ, Patrick becomes Peetrick - he hates it! lol xoxox

  13. Already love Trishie. About to check out the other blogs!
    Pennhy x

  14. Just discovered your site and enjoying it :), how lovely it is to promote other bloggers. From a fellow Malaysian.

  15. Oh no... Not the Aussie oy oy oy comment. I swear the most hated comment! Ha ha... Vanisha, well where to I begin. She is absolutely gorgeous with the hugest heart and an incredible blog. I'm a massive fan. Needless to say, I'm off to check out the fellow two other Aussie ladies. How do I not know of them?! Thanks for sharing and happy weekend

    xx Mandi

  16. I adore this series of yours! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Stephanie always looks fiercely awesome - like you said - it must be linked in with her job and she's the best advertisement for it. Not seen Vanisha's or Trishie's - will have to check out!

  18. Another fun one! I LOVE Steph @ Absolutely Fuzzy. Must check out the others! :)

    xo, sam

    **Style of Sam**

  19. Oh wow! I only just realized i have been featured here. Belated thanks for your kind words, you made me blush big time.

    PS: I joke that if I was in NZ, I would be known as Trush!



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