After 8 years at one job here in Australia, I have to start the job search again which means the dreaded selection criteria. I had never encountered selection criteria until moving here. And I had only applied to 3 jobs when I first got here, three of which I interviewed for, and two of which […]
The reason for the Melbourne trip was to take MJ to see one of his favourite bands perform, Garbage! More on that later. From the airport, we took the Skybus into their city terminal which we then transferred to a shuttle that left us a block away from the hotel. I would have preferred door […]
If you remember, one of the first times I went to Melbourne, I didn’t like it. I thought it was crowded and lacked a variety of food. I still think it’s very crowded and a lot of people spend more time looking down at their phones rather than looking at where they’re walking. Some people […]
Just came back from Melbourne for a short 2 day vacation (holiday). I love to see different parts of the world but I hate the whole process of traveling. The packing – making sure you are covered for every possible scenario. What if it rains? Umbrella packed. What if it’s cold when it says it’s […]
MJ: You look like you belong in a kids version of Sons of Anarchy.
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 what they see on TV […]
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 here and there until I’m […]
My hubby sent me this from a Facebook post he saw: I’ve heard every single one of these words/phrases but only about 75% of them from MJ. I wonder if different regions of Australia uses more than others.
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 happy to know that I’m […]
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. But as I sat there […]