Our birthday comes around once a year. It’s a day that marks another year we have lived, another year we have experienced. Some of us see it as day to celebrate.
Some of us see it as a day to not celebrate, and last year I wrote about this in a post called
7 Reasons To Not Celebrate Your Birthday.
For those of us who have reason to not celebrate our birthday and don’t want a fuss on this day, we might not shout from the rooftops about turning a year older. We might even go to great lengths to avoid drawing attention to our birthday in a time where many think you should be entitled to some special treat.
India is one large, unique country. It is located above the equator, forms a part of the Himalayas and borders Nepal, Pakistan and China.
India is also culturally expanse, comprising of thousands of ethnic groups, languages and traditions. Its culture has a strong influence on neighbouring Asian countries and vice-versa.
Holi Festival Melbourne 2019
Often India is referred to as its own continent. So is India a part of Asia? Do Indians see themselves as a part of Asia?
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Food is an important part of Chinese culture, and Chinese food holds symbolic meanings.
Some Chinese foods are symbolically auspicious and eaten for good luck.
The meaning of these foods are based on traditional stories behind individual ingredients and also appearances
Instant chicken ramen
Here are six such lucky foods eaten by many Chinese during celebrations such as the Chinese New Year and Dragon Boat Festival. These foods also tend to be eaten every day.
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Tagged Asian, chinese food, cooking, culture, dining, food, lifestyle, opinion, Photography, Stereotypes |
If you’ve been to Australia, you might notice the colours green and gold stand out quite a bit around the country.
That’s because green and gold are regarded as the national colours of Australia. Both colours arguably symbolise what it means to be uniquely Australia and Australian on different levels.
Green and gold, the colours of Australia.
There are a few reasons behind how green and gold came to be the colours of this country, and these reasons are tied with history and events of today.
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Tagged australia, colours, community, culture, history, lifestyle, national identity, opinion, Photography, sports |
Blogging burnout happens. It is real and common among many bloggers.
You could be a regular blogger, blogging consistently with a lot of passion. Then one day blogging burnout hits you. You feel a lack of motivation and unfocused each time you sit down to blog.
You wonder where something will take you. The Killers, Melbourne 2018.
You can’t find inspiration to blog.
You feel drained engaging with your blogging community and tired of marketing your content. Blogging less and less creeps up on you.
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Tagged art, blogging, blogging tips, culture, inspiration, Motivation, personal, Photography, wordpress, writing |
Coffee and drinking coffee is something Australians are all too familiar with. Australia’s coffee culture is unique, with different ways of drinking coffee and different kinds of coffee drunk throughout the day.
No doubt Australia has a strong love affair with coffee.
Melbourne has time and time again been voted as having the best coffee in the world. In 2017, the quest to find the best coffee roaster in the world was held in Melbourne. Coffee is a favourite non-alcoholic beverage for many Australians among most age brackets, even more popular than tea.
Although I’ve lived in Australia for half my life, I don’t drink coffee. Certainly I’m no where near a coffee connoisseur and my tastebuds aren’t fined tuned to suss out the finest of coffees and Arabica beans.
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Tagged australia, Coffee, culture, dining, Espresso, food, lifestyle, opinion, Photography, Starbucks |