The Maze: Sydney

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Such a cute and fun event, independently run and inspired by the nostalgic arcade hit, Pacman! The pop-up event ran for two days only, August 16 to August 17, where hours are split between ‘Family Session’ and ‘Adults Only’ periods.

Located inside Marrickville’s Town Hall, you are greeted by friendly event staffs, who provide you with a wristband that has your 3 life tags attached. So whenever you get caught by the human-ghosts, the life-tags gets ripped off. The immersive maze is lit up by LED lights, where you have to collect stamps, items and collect the 6-code digits to accumulate points. But be sure not to get caught by either of the ghosts! Running isn’t permitted by anyone, not event the ghosts, so just walk fast haha. Surrounding the maze, there’s a cute little food/bar section, limited arcade machines and some board games. Oh and the DJ was awesome, playing some dance-worthy music!

I quite enjoyed the event, I recommend coming in a group, it’s so much fun! The maze was surprisingly large, everyone was not rowdy and the challenge-factor was definitely there.

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Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

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Running between the 18/08 till the 27/08 this local event was a breath of fresh air! If you have not been to or would like a taste of Japanese culture with the beautiful backdrop of these gorgeous flowers, this festival is a must.

There were 3 areas that had rows of cherry blossoms, you be sure to have your gadgets ready for the ultimate snaps! With my visit, we were blessed with clear blue skies which made the trip more picturesque. Be sure to enter early so you avoid the crowds. There were various other programs, such as a sumo stadium, oragami, silent disco, cosplay and live entertainment. For just $5 for entry, you not only get to relax against the blossoms but you also get treated to a variety of tasty Japanese cuisines!

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TedxSydney 2017

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TedxSydney 2017 was purely amazing and inspirational! Not only was I in awe of the brilliant minds and courageous presentations of the speakers, it was refreshing to listen/watch the whole event unfold.

For its price, I cannot remember the exact price but it was below $200, you are scheduled in a full day (9-6PM) with talks, mini talks in between sessions accompanied by morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea! Also, we were treated with 10 short films that have yet to be shown to the public. I loved all of the mini films, but the Tetris and story about a mother reuniting with her child melted my heart.

The other cool concept placed within The Hub, where people congregated after each session, was the Tribe spaces. You are given a pack of stickers to choose from and stick onto your name tag, this identifies some of your personality traits and interests. You then find the balloon with the same colour and find other people who share your same interest. It’s great if you came alone or want to meet new people. There is a youth (30 years and under) event, I believe being held in September this year.

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Superhal

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Shakespeare’s Henry IV (1 &2) is seamlessly combined with Henry V, set in a modern superhero universe… still cannot get your head around it? Imagine an alternate England where magic exists, where princesses can control nature and where thieves as well as drunkards are prevalent.

The play follows Hal, or otherwise known as Prince Henry. Speaking in Shakespearean, Hal is initially portrayed as a rebel against the King but a civil war looms over, he chooses to accept his destiny.

Adapted and directed by John Galea, be sure not to miss out! Taking a contemporary approach to a classic play, it was an entertaining adaptation, from the actors/actresses to the props it was superb. The props helped create the magical world, but the actors/actresses truly gave the story life.

Tree Top Adventure Park

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 Had so much fun here, basically if you want to challenge yourself whilst working out this is the place to be! We had visited the branch at The Hills location, based at the Cumberland State Forest.

At the start you get a fun run-down on how to attach yourself on the ropes, and you are told there are three courses you can complete in order. Green, blue and then red. I stopped after blue, because of how challenging it was already to my brain haha. I have a fear of heights, and the first two courses had already pushed my limits. I did hear from E and my brother, that the red course wasn’t difficult and was just as fun! Courses include, wobbly bridges, rope ladders, cargo nets and zip lines to name a few.

I did hear the black course will be completed about 2 months from now, I am super keen to check out the other locations. The next day, you can immediately feel muscle soreness, for me it was my core, back of my arms and back.

Webers Circus x Wild West

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I love local events and a circus on top of that! Currently touring in certain locations in NSW, the last date being on the 9/10/16.

Family friendly as well as if you are riding solo on the night, Webers Circus is an entertaining event with a bright, young cast it was mesmerizing throughout! It was remarkable the variety of talent they showcased that night, themed around the wild west. I was lucky enough to get a VIP ticket and since we sat smack down in the middle, my partner got chosen to assist haha.

  I do not want to spoil the event, but all I can say is for the  price and talent plus the cutest ponies it was worth the dime!

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Nike Women Victory Tour

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Held on the 03 July 2016, I had partaken in one of the most physically demanding event of my life! I got two of my lovely workmates, to run in a marathon. I completed mine in 3 hours. Our first half-marathon.

I felt a rush of accomplishment, from the start to the end. Who knew I would have survived a 21K run! Showcasing Nike’s superb event coordination, before the run hundreds of women were catered to get their nails done, hair braided, stylish tattoos and get a healthy breakfast prior. Afterwards they had massages for runners, food trucks and beauty stylists.

For all the volunteers and pacers along the way, I applaud your enthusiasm though out the event. It certainly created an enjoyable experience, such professionalism! Even if you have never done a run before, half-marathon even, you should definitely have this down in your bucket list.

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