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What will make an Ethiopian happy?

Australia is seen as one of the very few peaceful countries. It is isolated from world's chaos, boasts multi-cultural living and provides a rich standard-of-living. The gradual increase in the flow of immigrants supports that fact. Today, I met an Ethiopian taxi driver while traveling to home. I usually start the conversation with a brief question on weather (Is it going to be hot for the next few days) or just asking about them (How was your day or How are you doing). Today, I saw this brown-skinned man (happy, because me too!) and asked him if he is from Srilanka. He said, 'No, I am from Ethiopia. Most of the people mistake me seeing my colour'. He said his name is Alam. A song was playing in the music player. I asked what kind of music it is. He told it is a music album released by an Indian-born Ethiopian musician. The music was very lively and would make you tap your dance feet. So, the conversation continued like this... How long have you been here in Australia? Just

22 Weird Signboards (fresh and funny)

Here is the collection of some weird signs that I found at flickr. Enjoy the fresh and funny images. It took me 2 days to find proper licensed photos and for asking the photographers if they haven't had the proper creative commons license. For your eyes only! 1. A sign in the bathroom at the Seaport restaurant, Tel Aviv, Israel. (Credits: smcgee ) 2. Found in a traffic signal, New Delhi, India (Credits: Artiii ) 3. Spotted at Pier 39 in San Francisco (Credits: AMagill ) 4. Near a K-Mart outlet (Credits: Cosmic Kitty ) 5. Not a lot of other options here! (Credits: SleepingBear ) 6. Umm..what? (Credits: «DreamwizarD» ) 7. after..dying..what? (Credits: Skip The Budgie ) 8. You wont survive anyway (Credits: christophe mallet ) 9. Cockroaches catch Cancer (Credits: Skip The Budgie ) 10. You are Noticed (Credits: christophe mallet ) 11. security (Credits: Coda2 ) 12. Jesus doesn't (Credits: dennysmagikland ) 13. Not here, pig (Credits: thecrazyhorse ) 14. Take them if you like


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Calling all Adelaide Geeks

So, whats special about barcamp? Barcamps are, according to Wikpedia, "open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies and social protocols." So, barcampadelaide is calling all the geeks in and around Adelaide / South Australia to attend this FREE event. You are encouraged to meet, talk or present something on your own (Good way to market yourself among other geeks ;-)) Who? Anyone who is interested in technology, the Internet and several related topics, covered in an unconference style What? A good opportunity for the many flavours of geeks in Adelaide to share ideas and projects. You don't have to contribute, you just have to be interested. Where? Moana Pioneers Memorial Hall, Nashwauk Cres Moana SA 5169 Google Map . Other States involved are BarCampSydney and BarCampMelbourne and BarCampPerth and BarCampCanberra . When? 3rd-4th March, 2007 Driving Di

I am a snake. What are you?

(Photo courtesy: Ksionic ) As per Chinese Astrology, I am Snake . Very specifically, a Fire Snake. To find out who you are - visit Chinese astrology and check against your birth year. There are only 12 animals - you may belong to one of them. So, as per Chinese Astrology, year of Pig commences in few days. So, how this year is going to be for me. ProAstro tells this , " This Year of the Pig is a revolutionary one for the Snake. There is a chance for exceptionally good fortune this year. Snakes, overall, need to practice caution this year. However, there are some Snakes that need to be more careful than others". You can check the "Year of Pig" predictions for you at this page . A brief overview is FREE. More from this site which analyzes the positives and negatives of the zodiac. For Snake, "Positive : The Snake can be amiable, compromising, fun-loving, altruistic, honorable, sympathetic, philosophical, charitable, a paragon of fashion, intuitive, discreet,

love all and live happy

created with jason's brushes via thiru flickr love all. happy valentine's day. yes. i have submitted my thesis today. hoorraaay..!

34 Tips for a Great Relationship

1. A NNIVERSARIES Always celebrate! Whether it's the 1st or the 50th, each year together is a triumph. 2. APPRECIATION Let each other know how much you appreciate each other. You may already know but hearing it from each other is always better. 3. BEST FRIENDS Be best friends preferably before being boyfriend-girlfriend. Take time to know each other so the relationship will be a deep one. Tell each other about your crushes, dreams and problems. Make sure he/she is your best friend before getting engaged. The strong bond of friendship will help you both survive tough times. 4. BOND Make it a point to spend time together often but leave room for each other. Also spend time alone w/ each other, so that at the end of the day you could both share your experiences. This way, you stay interesting with your partner. 5. COM

21 Most Unforgettable Photos from History

1.Racism/Segregation in the United States (Douglas Martin, USA) 1957. The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in the United States . Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the harassments after 4 days. 2.Assasination (Yasushi Nagao, Japan) January 12, 1960. A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student. 3.Protest (Malcolm W. Browne, USA) 1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government's torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning. 4.Death (Hictor Rondsn Lovera, Venezuela) 1962. A soldier shot by a sniper hangs onto a priest in his last moments. 5.Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan) 1965. A mom and her children try to cross the river in South Vietnam in an attempt to run away from the American bombs. 6.Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada

Want to know about you?

I do not believe in it, but I am curious like you. The horoscope. What makes them interesting. It is a mix of good things so it makes you feel good. For example, see this. I am a Scorpio. A man with a foggy clouds over him. (true as of now) He is sensitive and easily hurt and always feels lonely. (not true) He does not trust anyone but himself. (partially true) Sounding so negative, but he has an amazingly charisma. (is it so?) He is a compassionate man. (I think so) He absorbs other people sentimental feeling and pain. (Yes) He is a good psychiatrist and he could understand complex and confused feeling. (Yeah) He has a hidden power that he could use it to make things happen and do things well. (I hope so) He does not like people who never try to help themselves before asking other people for favors. - (Damn right) He is the type of guy who mostly achieved his goal in life. (Agree) Once he sets his mind for something, he will put all his energy and efforts in it , whether or not

Why Google TV is not a hoax?

During the few days, a news spread among geeks and bloggers that Google has launched a new product named, "Google TV" that showcases many of the Television serials, soaps and other programmes. It is in Beta satge, and only selected few are invited to try it. Zdnet reports, "Google's project for TV search is ultra-secretive; only a handful of broadcast executives have seen it demonstrated so far. To build the service, the company is recording live TV shows and indexing the related closed-caption text of the programming. It uses the text to identify themes, concepts and relevant keywords for video so they can be triggers for searching." You need to do a bit of work to get an invite to Google TV. Others are arguing it is an elaborate prank played by few people. Whatever it is, the telvision entertainment is a huge market which awaits the discovery. Already, most of the Youtube and Google videos upploaded by the users contain television programmes. Imagine the p

Look up and smile

Microsoft with in intention to publicize its new Windows Vista and to market Windows Live (yes, Autsralia is included in the Google Earth's equivalent!). Microsoft has launched a pretty looking site, " Look up and Smile ". "On 26 January, Australians right across the nation took to the streets, parks and backyards to celebrate what’s great about being Australian. Those who attended one of the official Australia Day events were encouraged to participate in a historic snapshot of Australia and be photographed from the sky by our satellite and high tech planes. We have also invited all Australians to take a photo of their own Australia Day celebration and upload it to this website for a chance to win a $100,000 Australian Travel Pass. The competition closes on February 16, so enter now, or vote for your favourite photo." I have listed one of my photo in the competition as well. The voting period of the competition ends at 5:0