To the Rich Fella

You love your li?l girl? What if you and your wife die tonight in a car accident, and your girl back home keeps crying and waiting through the night? Unfed and tired of crying, she lulls into sleep, and wakes up at six in the morning. Mommy?s never coming back. Ditto for daddy. Nightmare, isn?t it? You want to wake up, so that it ends ? the nightmare. Except that it doesn?t… for some. Some of us do die and leave our little ones behind in this sick world, for dogs to feed on. If reading these words makes you feel gloomy, just think of something else, mate; the gloom goes away. It does for most of us. Just stop reading further and snapshots of orphans will fade away. Your child is alright anyway. But that should make you think, shouldn?t it? Does something like this happening to someone else?s child make it any less poignant? It?s so typical of us to be selfless to our own and yet be so oblivious to others? orphans? suffering. Now, I?m not saying that everyone should give part of their income to some orphanage (though one should). If you don?t have spare dollars, you can?t give. My issue is with those who do have spare dollars. Lemme address most of you rich guys now. All that money sitting in your bank account...

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A Dame and a Dog

Ever been chased by a bulldog? I?ve been. Scariest thing in the world, I tell you. Though my brush with the bulldoggy happened in college days, the memory is horribly vivid. Here’s what took place… It was a lovely evening with lovely lasses pottering randomly around the market place. I was stationary at a popular ice-cream parlor with an old pal of mine, having licks at a cone and eyeing (not to be confused with ogling) playfully every pretty face that managed to catch my fancy. Right when the pretties were petering out, and the scene was getting a bit boring for my taste, lo and behold! There came an exceptional beauty–the sort that launches a thousand ships–to have ice cream at the open air parlor. Just the type of dame that creams my twinkie, by the way. My heart must have skipped two beats, I must admit, at her sudden but spectacular appearance. A particularly encouraging thing was that she was chaperoned by a tottery old chap with a pair of tottery legs, who was having to use a prop (walking stick) to maintain 90 degree angle from the ground. Looked to me like her grandpa or something. So, no competition, no authority figures, no messy scenes. I started eyeing her with the least concealed motive of starting something with her. With Celine Dion chanting her Titanic number...

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Lila Wati Sharma of St Lucia

Lila Wati Sharma of St Lucia passed away peacefully at The Wesley Hospital on February 16, 2011. She was 88. Wife of the late C P Sharma, Lila Wati was a loving Mother of Pramod, Robert, Arvind, Naveen, Bipin, Saroj, Surekha, Mirdula, and...

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As days go by..!

Unbelievable,but it’s already Thursday, nearly got through another week! Time just flies when you are busy! And last week was full of exciting events and different activities. As an ambassador I got a fantastic opportunity to volunteer at the Citizenship Ceremony that took place on Monday,the 5th of September at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre(being there again brought up great memories from the APCS that took place there earlier this year in July). It was a great honor for me to be part of this celebration! It is fantastic that becoming Australian is such a big and solemn...

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Brisbane Riverfire 2011 + Brisbane Festival

Back at home in Ukraine,?September?was always associated with melancholy and a light feeling of?sadness, as that’s the month when school starts, marking the end of 3 months long summer holidays and indicating that there are cold winter days ahead.? For me it’s a fantastic change,being here in Brisbane, as for the first time in my life I was really looking forward to September, so that I could say, spring is here, no more cold nights hugging my heater! 😉 Moreover, ?September is the month when Brisbane Riverfire brightens up the sky and Brisbane Festival kicks of with a whole...

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Mercedes – Benz Fashion Festival 2011

The end of August was an exciting month for all the Brisbane’s fashionistas, as?Mercedes- Benz Fashion Festival hosted by Southbank was showcasing the latest trends and ‘must-have’ pieces from 20th till 26th of August. Now in its sixth year, the Festival makes fashion accessible to everyone, with nine group shows and an off-site swimwear/resort show. Guests could also enjoy a drink and a catch-up amid the buzz of pre- and post-show festivities in the Wintergarden Lounge at the Cascade Court, QPAC. Mercedes- Benz Fashion Festival With Danielle from Brisbane Marketing at the Wintergarden Pre-Show Lounge With Ming (Singapore) in...

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A vistit to Browns English Language School

Today my fellow ambassadors and I were invited to ?the Browns English Language School, which is located in an AWESOME place, 102 Adelaide Street, right in the centre of the CBD facing the City Hall (this already sounds like a Unique Selling proposition!!;) We were given a guided tour around the campus by Roy and Ricky – international relations managers, who are in charge of marketing the school overseas. They were very friendly and made us feel welcomed at ?Browns. They told us all about the facilities while showing around. The campus is really great and boasts?impressive common room...

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After eating all the chocolate….

So it’s already Tuesday, 2 days after the chocolate festival and I have already started researching gyms and fitness clubs nearby my place;) But let me tell you about the festival first ! The festival took place on sunday at the Portside Wharf at Hamilton, it was my first time there and I really liked the atmosphere, there are a lot of nice restaurants(Sono, that you can find in the city on Queen Street, Byblos,Manx, etc.) ?there and my favourite Movenpick?ice-cream?! (SO YUUMM!!) So I am definitely planning to be back there some time soon! The festival itself featured...

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Upcoming Weekend in Regional Flavours at Southbank

It seems that there is too much food involved for the activities of the coming weekend, There is a?Regional Flavours at Southbank?which??will play host up to 100 market stalls showcasing. Queensland?s best sustainable producers, farmers and organisations. You’ll be able to taste some best regionally grown cheeses, wines, fruits, and other top quality produce.? This event is not only about gourmet regional produce and supporting local producers, but also about getting people to think about their food choices and how to be more sustainable consumers. All visitors will have the opportunity to learn from the experts how regional production...

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