Very unfortunate indeed

While not all Australians feel this way, I have encountered way too many who do in my 8 years here, even from very close family relations.  Whether the spew is about Americans, Asians, Muslims, or various "others", it tends to come from people who haven't traveled very much.  They base their biases on…

And we have a makeover

So we have a new look. I'm not sure if I like it.  I loved my old theme but it wasn't user friendly on mobile devices and I was way behind on the times.  Here is the new theme.  I hope you like it.  I might give it a tweak…

American in Australia

I came across this article on my Facebook newsfeed: I normally try to steer clear of opinion pieces of Americans because I don't want to be exposed to more negativity. But I clicked on this one.  I'm thankful that I did. While it saddens me that it happens at all, I'm also…

9/11

Today I thought I should mark September 11 somehow.  I searched through some images online until I found one that I liked and with it I changed my Facebook cover image – I thought that was the best I could do while living on the other side of the world. …

Better late than never

So 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…

Happy 4th of July!

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyhCOPh48ew

Social etiquette in Australia

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…
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