Hawaii Day 7 – Puna Coast

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I woke up nice and early to the sound of – yep, rain. This time it was knocking incessantly on the tin roof as if to tell me to hurry up and move on to the next town. I told the rain “Alright, alright – I’m outta here!” to which the wind howled in relief […]

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Hawaii Day 5 – Kona Coast

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We had another lazy morning and then before checking out, we decided to explore the historical Kona hotel that we stayed at. It’s an old plantation building built in the 1920s but has since been a hotel for generations. The lady who ran the place told us to go around and check out the back. […]

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Hawaii Day 4 – Garden Eel Cove

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Sorry guys, today is another visually unexciting blog post as I spent most of my time underwater. Paige and I had a very chill start to the day where we let our bodies sleep in, rest and relax. Once the early afternoon rolled in, it was time to get ready to go into Kona town. […]

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Hawaii Day 3 – Kailua Pier

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Today is a pretty short blog of script and shots as I spent most of my time underwater. It’s been 5 years since I’ve even used my Open Water scuba diving license so in the morning I took on a Refresher Course with a dive shop. I managed to also convince Paige to have her […]

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Hawaii Day 2 – Waipio, Waimea, Hawi & Mauna Kea

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I woke up nice and early at 5:30am because of jet lag but I was surrounded by views of lush jungle, sounds of tweeting birds and the slow onset of the Hawaiian sun. Once Paige woke up we got on our merry way to the end of the Hamakua coast at Waipio Valley. This was […]

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Hawaii Day 1 – Honokaa

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I’m in Hawaii for the next 2 weeks with my good friend Paige. Hawaii has been a dream of mine since I was 6 years old, so I’m super excited to be able to finally set foot here and explore these islands. From Brisbane, we flew into Honolulu for a 9.5 hour flight then went […]

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First Mandarin Cover with Tsai Chin’s 你的眼神

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I had fun learning this one! Within the last year or so, I’ve really been trying to up my Mandarin game. I’ve broken through some shy barriers and have actually started to try and speak it here and there. I thought learning a Mandarin song would be a fun way to keep pushing those boundaries […]

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Vote for Deena in the Queensland Music Awards + Brisbane show announced

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I’m so stoked to announce that I’ve been nominated for another category in the 2016 Queensland Music Awards for the Most Promising Female Songwriter. I was jumping up and down when I heard the news as it is the biggest thing I’ve been up for since we started this arduous music journey. **UPDATE: WHAAAAAAAAATTTT!!! I […]

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Getaway to Cambridge Plateau

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Joe (my electric guitarist) and I had had a big year and so as a little treat to ourselves and a way to rejuvenate our creativity, we decided to head off together on our first songwriting retreat to the rural countryside of Cambridge Plateau. Here, we spent 3 days doing… nothing. Well, reading, playing music, […]

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Darren Middleton Album Launch

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On Saturday, I had the absolute honour for being the opening support for Brisbane’s music legend, Darren Middleton of the renowned Powderfinger group. It was a great night meeting the other members of the group like Ian Haug, John Collins and Bernard Fanning. Darren also had a long list of other guests such as Karl […]

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