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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? J

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 )


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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

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, di

Funny Post-it notes for God from Kids

Look at these amazing post-it notes written by kids to God. Some are funny but some are thought-provoking. I have typed the content below each image - just in case - if it is difficult to read! "Dear God, If you let the dinosaur not extinct, we would not have a country. You did the right thing. - Jonathan" "We read Thomas Edison made light. But, in Sunday school, they said You (God) did it. So, I bet he stole your Idea. - Donna" "God, I would like to love 900 years, l ike the Guy in the Bible - Love, Chris" "Dear God, If you watch in Church on Sunday, I will show you my new shoes." - Mickey.D. "Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it" - Nan "Dear God, I think about you sometimes even when I am not praying" - Elliott "Dear God, I think the stapler is one of your greatest invention" - Ruth M &quo

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 partn

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