Tag: Sydney/OZ

Australia Day 2013: Time for change !

I will mark Australia Day 2013 with this statement “Australia is still by far the luckiest country in the world”. Not to emphasize that it just happen Australia got some ridiculous amount of mineral which happen got their eager buyer who then keep the economy in positive note no, , not this time. Unfortunately, this year I need to emphasize to the sarcastic aspect of a “Lucky Country”. Let’s hear the whining….

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“There is Nothing Like Australia” Ads – Lyric and More Detail-2010

Creating advertising campaign to sell Australia to the world maybe not so easy as anyone think. Like the latest “There’s Nothing Like Australia” campaign – 2010 version from Tourism Australia. It’s simple, catchy, straight to the point and quite representing what Australia what to offer. But just a few days after the release, you will not believe how sarcastic and abusive some people are. I personally like it and decided to give it a bit of boost.

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Living Cost in Sydney: 2010 Version

Australia is a lucky country. Not only due to abundant resources (Uranium & Mineral in particular), true multi cultural living, its blessed isolation but also for many other things. This has been a good attraction for people all around the world wanting to call Australia home. Sydney as the biggest city in Australia, is one of the first who fell the direct impact of that attraction. The effect of course mostly good, but some negative effect unfortunately need to be faced head on.

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Living Cost in Sydney: 2010 Version (2)

Australia is a lucky country. Not only due to abundant resources (Uranium & Mineral in particular), true multi cultural living, its blessed isolation but also for many other things. This has been a good attraction for people all around the world wanting to call Australia home. Sydney as the biggest city in Australia, is one of the first who fell the direct impact of that attraction. The effect of course mostly good, but some negative effect unfortunately need to be faced head on.

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Watching World Cup 2010 in Sydney !

Yes, it’s in June – July 2010 – 4 weeks of party!. My fellow Aussie, some, will ask “what world cup? which world cup?” – It’s quite sad but true, but at the moment, football (or soccer) is not that damn popular in here (Other kind of football which not dominantly handled by “foot” namely Aussie Rule and Rugby are more popular and all called football or “footy”). So, the answer of that question is: “It’s the world cup, the only world cup that bigger than Olympic, the real football world cup: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa tm , mate !”

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Sydney Living Cost 2010: Car Ownership Expenses

Often mistakenly dubbed as Australia’s Capital, Sydney Metropolitan area is very very big. The area is no less than 12,100 square km – if it is a square, it’s roughly 110km by 110km. So, with public transport not in very best condition, the logical alternative will be to own a car to move around Sydney.

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Cost of Public Transport In Sydney For Commuting to Work

When I moved to where I live now, I actually feel blessed in many aspect, but in particular related to commuting to work, because there is a train station nearby. Not just tiny little one, but a train station that services busy Westmead Hospital (so, most train will stop there). My wishful thinking is that someday maybe I don’t need to drive anymore. But I am still driving nowadays to go to work. What happen ?

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G’Day, Mate! It’s Australia Day

Wake up on Australia Day means a annual trip to local park to celebrate Australia with its barbie (BBQ) and share good times with people from multi race background who live in Australia. Some like to go to local citizen ceremony to welcome Australia newest citizen. But for anything that you do today, for sure you will see Australian flag all over the country. Yes, it still have a union jack on it as Queen of England is officially still head of state, but it’s still Aussie flag. One that people carry to Olympics and World Cup and make them proud as a nation.

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Living Cost In Sydney: 2009 Version

Whether you are from overseas or from other state or town, moving to Sydney most likely is going to be more expensive experience that you need to consider. In this article I will try to give a snapshot of what to expect if you do live in Sydney, how much your budget roughly and avoid the unpleasant surprise of running out of money. Family of 4 consisting of 2 adult and 2 kids are assumed.

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