Friday, December 18th, 2015

A Place Called Home

 
Knowing many overseas students and fellow migrants in Australia also means reading various statuses such as “I wish I were home this Christmas” or “Home for Christmas!”. Some who are ‘stuck’ in …


Saturday, September 6th, 2014

The twist in my Melbourne fairy tale

 
I am in Melbourne now – waiting to board my plane back home. I have spent three nights in Melbourne for the AMSRS Conference – the last one in my …


Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

All About Face

 
It is with bemusement that I follow the latest political ping pong between Indonesia and Australia.  It started with the allegation that Australia spied on the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang …


Monday, January 9th, 2012

Today, twenty years ago.

 
It was on 9 January 1992 that I stepped on Australian soil – my first ever trip abroad and what has proven to be the start of my relationship with …


Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Winter makes me thankful

 
It’s a bitterly cold day in Adelaide, although I’m sure Northern Europeans or Canadians would love at my comment – knowing that I describe 12C as “bitterly cold”. Looking through …


Monday, February 21st, 2011

Being an in-betweener

 
I returned from Indonesia on Sunday morning, after spending half a day in Singapore on Saturday.  I didn’t get to sleep very well on the plane, as the activities of …


Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Australia Day: A celebration of heritage

 
On a day widely celebrated here as the day to be ‘Australian’ with a full-day barbie or a day on the beach, or cricket, for me it turned out to …


Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

It’s Australian to be un-Australian

 
There’s a phrase that I have slowly grown to dislike, which is growing in usage and popularity particularly around Australia Day – January 26th. If you are reading this outside …


Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Mr Chairman, bring me a dream

 
Before  you protest the title, I know that it’s Mr Sandman in the song! 🙂
I’ve just returned from the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Market and Social Research Society …


Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The ever-changing time

 
My devotional today from Leading the Way started with the following statements:
At times, life will seem uncertain. Things we once held as familiar will change. This is when it helps …