Sunday, January 24, 2010

Australia I'm proud of ya, I friggin love livin 'ere!

(That's my version of the Aussie anthem btw)

So here are a few reasons why being down under ain't so bad. This is my tribute to the country that has done right by me for the last two years.
  • Your construction workers are mainly tanned, hard bodied young lads who work with their tops off and make walking past a building site a pleasurable experience. As opposed to the pasty white, chubby middle aged brickies in England who have 10 sugars in their morning brew and scream out, 'awight darlin, show us ya tits' as they bend over and give you a nice view of pasty white ass crack while you're on your way to work.
  • You boast glorious things like cheese Twisties, RedSkins, and Tim Tam's.

  • Because you are a relatively a new country your history or culture isn't as abundant as say your fellow continents Africa and Europe, therefore, music plays a large part in your lives. In a way music (whichever genre you prefer) becomes your culture. This is not a bad thing.

  • Many of us can't stand the Southern Cross tattoo, mainly because the person often sporting it is a bit of a douche bag, but really, I kinda admire the patriotism.

  • Summer music festivals. The line up, the pre drinks, the build up etc's better than Christmas.

  • Cut Copy, Pnau, Nick Cave, Silverchair, Grinspoon, The Temper Trap, The Vines, The Presets, Children Collide, Tame Impala, Empire of the Sun, ACDC, Crowded House, Architecture in Helsinki etc. You get my drift.

  • Coming from Cape Town I am no stranger to natural beauty, but your beaches just make me wanna strip all my clothes off and run into the ocean. The water is warm, the sand is white, the boys are buff and you may run the possibility of being saved by one of them.

  • If you play your cards right, your government gives you a hefty tax rebate in June - trust me, this hardly ever happens anywhere else. Plus lets not forget those 900 big ones we got last year. Yes even me, the lowly African, received those $$$.

  • You all have livers that could rival the Irish.

  • Sass & Bide, Ksubi, Zimmerman, Lisa Ho - you might be a nation that predominately sports shorts and flip flops (thongs) but you have much talent as far as fashion goes.

  • I make fun of ya, but I secretly love how you add an 'o' on the end of everything i.e. servo (petrol station), bottle'o (off license), traino (duh), arvo (afternoon) etc Some say lazy speakers I say genius.

I'm not sure why so many of you long to be inn Europe or America because I tell ya what, it's pretty damn fly (and many of 'em) right here on this big 'ol island. Fair dinkum. (Sorry. couldn't help myself).

Happy bloody Australia day!


Pappelschnee said...

Ah... you make me wanna move down there instead of Norway ;)

Anonymous said...

Ksubi went out of business.

Sundari said...

Very sweet post. I sort of have a love-hate relationship with Australia. I'm supposed to be one, but 17 years of my wee life I lived in Bali so I don't quite fit yet. But your post is quite encouraging. :)

Obnoxious Owl said...

I have only lived here for 2 years but it is slowly getting under my skin - in a good way. And Ksubi may have had to sell their business, but those aussie boys know how to pull some decent denim together :)

Robin said...

Completely agreed, as a recent immigrant, I feel the same about the great things of Oz! :)

Anonymous said...

this is a far better statement than crazy preteens running around drunk with australian flags attacked to her heads..and as an australian i want to travel the world..but thats just it travel home is where your heart is and mine is defiently is here..great post!