Vote for Batman
John Batman is not impressed with the AEC.
I received the most awesome letter last week.
First of all, it came from the Division of Batman. Apparently, I live in the Division of Batman. Seriously. I live in Melbourne and in Darebin and in the Division of Batman.
Melbourne is a metropolitan area, which means it is a region with a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding…
The Melbourne Star Encore
Last month, my partner Theo and I went on the Melbourne Star. This week, we went again.
For our birthdays (mine is in November and Theo’s in December), his sister and brother-in-law gave us encore tickets on the Melbourne Star. That means you can go twice within 30 days. The first time, we went around sunset. This time, we decided we wanted to see the night lights.
As it turns out, it’s not that…
The photo prompt for the Expat Blog Challenge on Monday, February 17th was, “Something I never would have seen if I’d stayed home.”
Well, there’s Melbourne, for starters.
The CBD with Federation Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Flinders Street Station.
Aussies love their footy and come out in droves.
The Melbourne Cup.
Flinders Street Station on White Night Melbourne.
And the Great Ocean Road.
The prompt for the Expat Blog Challenge on Saturday, February 16th was to respond to the following quote from Sarah Turbull, “It is a bitter-sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace nothing is ever the same.”
Growing up in Miami, I was like everyone else – Cuban. Ok, there were other people in Miami such as Haitians, Nicaraguans, Dominicans. I even knew a Polish kid. But…
The Tourists are Missing Out
February is officially over and so is the Expat Blog Challenge, but since I missed a few days of it, I thought I’d keep going into March and complete it.
On Saturday, February 15th, the prompt was, “What the tourists never see in my town that they are really missing out on.”
I had to think about which town is “my town” and decided that both Miami and Melbourne are my towns. Let’s talk about Miami…
Today is the final day of the Expat Blog Challenge. The prompt is, “A toast to…”.
A toast to Cristin, the blogger at In an Opal Hearted Country, who came up with the idea, who organized it, and who supported all of us participating.
It’s been a challenge indeed. I missed a few entries either because the prompt didn’t inspire me or because I didn’t prioritize blogging over other things that came…
Today’s prompt in the Expat Blog Challenge is, “A tradition I maintain.”
I’m sad to admit that I don’t maintain any traditions now that I live in Melbourne. In November 2012, I wrote my most controversial blog entry, They Don’t Give a $@!#. In a pretty depressed state, I wrote about how I just didn’t feel that Australians are nearly as celebratory as Americans. It was a polarizing entry; many…