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Better late than never

By Y | August 11, 2015

polentaSo just yesterday I discovered that corn meal is actually called polenta in Australia – nearly 7 years after moving here.  Oh and by the way cilantro is called coriander here – that one only took me 6 months to figure out, cause you know, there isn’t something at my fingertips in which I can type in “Cilantro in Australia?” and then get my answer almost instantaneously…






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Happy 4th of July!

By Y | July 4, 2015

So today is the 4th of July in Australia which means nothing to Australians.  Tomorrow when it’s the 4th of July in America, everyone will be celebrating America’s Independence and I really hope they know what they’re celebrating and that the people in this video were just the minority.


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Social etiquette in Australia

By Y | June 9, 2015

Interesting read.  I’ve noticed most of these things, however, I’ve also noticed people take undrunk wine or uneaten food that they have brought to a party back home with them.  If I bring it to a party, I leave it for the host to enjoy or give away or toss out, if necessary.  But I have seen many, many people take the leftovers back which I have always found strange.  Also, as for “taking the piss” I haven’t seen people get offended over jokes whether or not the person or persons in question were there – particularly if it’s at the Irish or the Dutch expense.


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22 Things America Has That Australia Needs

By Y | June 7, 2015

I agree with only a couple of these but not all.  If we were to adopt all of these then Australia would stop being Australia and just become America.  However, #1 and #2 are definitely needed!  A couple of the others would be awesome but that’s about it.


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Australian comedian tackles American gun laws

By Y | March 27, 2015

Check out this very funny comedian take on America’s (some of America) obsession with guns and he does it very well!


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21 Questions America Has For Australia

By Y | March 6, 2015

I think this is a pitiful retaliation, except for 5 and 16!


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21 Questions Australia Has For The US

By Y | March 5, 2015

A few of them I ask about myself too especially 4 & 5!


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Happy Australia Day!

By Y | January 26, 2015


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17 things that change forever when you live abroad

By Y | January 12, 2015

Interesting read regarding the small but big changes that happen to a person when they call another country home.


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What the states thankful for

By Y | January 11, 2015

The tops answers of residents in each state.

I wonder what Aussie states would be thankful for?


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