Back on track

February 23, 2007

Hi all, sorry I didn’t write a thing the past couples of months. I was a bit stressed out at work and I had some troubles in friendships as well. Not really a happy period. And then I traveled to my beloved Australia. Again I felt that special feeling: warmth, love and kindness. One way or the other, I like Australia. That’s why I’ll keep on writing this blog. So, See ya!

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5-0 whitewash

January 6, 2007

Australia wins the Ashes

Australia beat England in ‘The Ashes’ with 5-0. The superteam was too strong for a England, a team that was tipped as winners. A farewell to Shane Warne. To Glenn McGrath. To Justin Langer.

Names

January 4, 2007

Cecily Dynes writes in The Age an interesting article about names. She is the author of ‘Baby Names for Australia & New Zealand’ and ‘Best Baby Names for Australia & New Zealand’, both published by HarperCollins. She gives in her text an overview of the history of namegiving.

“Yes, a name is a label, but we realise more and more that it is vital to strive for the right label, which will be carried for many years, one of the many facets of being human.”

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2007

New Year Celebrations in Sydney

Sidney? Sydney!

December 30, 2006

Ouch, a German boy, Tobias (21), travelled from Berlin to Sidney in the United States. He thought he had bought a ticket to Sydney, that marvelous place in Australia (but Melbourne is better ;). But that was not the case. German newspaper Bild can’t believe his adventure and is really amused that it can cover this story.

In the end, the boy reached his destination -and his girlfriend Laura (19). I hope he liked traveling by plane, ’cause Australia is a long trip, but this is mad.

Ten Canoes

December 8, 2006

The aboriginal movie ‘Ten Canoes‘ was the big winner on the AFI Awards. “Ten Canoes swept all before it, taking out best film, best director and best original screenplay, on top of an award for “pursuit of excellence” to director Rolf de Heer”, writes The Age. Another film that was celebrated in Melbourne was ‘Kenny‘, a mockumentary about a toilet plumber.

You can browse through the list of winners at the website of the Australian Film Institute.

If you have the chance to watch ‘Ten Canoes’, you should take that opportunity. It’s just a brilliant movie. It can win an oscar 😉