Reflections on a Liberation Day holiday

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I woke up at midday. The heat is oppressive today. It’s been a long week over the Liberation Day holiday. There were extravagant weddings to attend and foreign guests to entertain. A server crash in California kept me tied to …

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Yue Yue will not be forgotten

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Late in 2011, there was a horrible incident in China that outraged the world. A two year old toddler was run over by a passing van in the street, who then backed up and ran her over a second time …

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A Rainy Independence Day

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Today is September the 2nd. It’s a fairly significant day in history. On a minor note, it’s Father’s Day in Australia. I spoke to my father, and he spoke to his father, but sadly I won’t be getting a call …

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A Tim Tam by any other name would taste so sweet

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Are you Australian ? Yes ? Then you love Tim Tams right ? You like plain ones, or one of the specially flavoured ones, or else you love sucking your coffee through them. But good ol’ Arnotts Tim Tams are …

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