Mateship

By Friday, December 19, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

According to the official Australian citizenship document, mateship is "helping and receiving help from others, especially in difficult times", while Wikipedia calls mateship an "Australian cultural idiom that embodies equality, loyalty and friendship". Much like South Africa's ubuntu, it is this ideology that kicks in naturally when an individual or community is in need, and is the glue - ...

Taking It All In

By Sunday, December 7, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

This is a bit of a short and sappy, albeit deep post, so bear with me ;-) In our day and age, it's become easy to put in our headphones when we go anywhere. I know that I usually do it any chance I get. I couldn't be in the car without blasting my favorite Spotify ...

Melbourne: Four Seasons in One Day

By Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2 No tags Permalink

When we first moved to Melbourne, I was always told that you're bound to experience 'four seasons in one day' here. I always chuckled and laughed it off as some cliche saying that everyone says about their city. In Virginia, we've experienced our share of crazy weather - from the hot sun beating down to ...

It’s a Small World After All

By Sunday, September 7, 2014 2 No tags Permalink

Sure, the world is a really, really, really big place, spanning many oceans, several continents, hundreds of countries, countless bodies of waters, trees, roads and so on... but sometimes, it takes a few encounters to remind you of just how small it can be too. Yesterday morning, Will and I woke up craving a hearty ...