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You say Dim Sum I say Yum Cha let's call the whole thing off

By V, published on Oct 16, 2007

...a late morning-tea meal (usually between 11 & 1), sipping tea (yum cha) while dining on small, snack-like morsels (dim sum). This Chinese ritual is often enjoyed weekly by a large group of family and friends and is a cherished way to spend time chatting and catching up with the family. In Australia, we call it Yum Cha. Here, you call it Dim Sum. But whatever you call it, it can be eaten wherever in the world Chinese people can be found. Seated at large, round tables, everyone shares the dishes that are selected – by way of pointing – from trolleys piled high with... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, australia, restaurant, china

Los Angeles Triathlon Tomorrow

By Ariel, published on Sep 8, 2007

...Center after completing a downtown run course. The start and finish lines are 24-miles apart. Needless to say this is not your Sunday morning jogging. The favorites for this 2007 Los Angeles Triathlon are the winners of the 2006 edition (slideshow ), Greg Bennett and Emma Snowsill, both from Australia. The total prize this year for the pro category is $50,000. Check out the map of the course for detailed information about where the race will run... and therefore where not to be driving tomorrow. The 2007 Los Angeles Triathlon in numbers is: • Men vs. women competitors: 75% (men)... (more)

Tags: los angeles, venice beach, australia, hollywood, flickr, germany, korea, brazil

Mad Max: Movie Review

By DLFerguson, published on Aug 13, 2007

...played L.A. police detective Martin Riggs who undergoes such a severe psychological trauma when his wife is killed that the common held belief is that he’s gone straight flat out crazy. Insane. Mad, even. That’s the main trait shared with an earlier Mel Gibson character: Australian highway cop Max Rockatansky who undergoes such a severe psychological trauma when his wife and son are killed that the common held belief is that he’s gone straight flat out crazy. Insane. Mad, even. In fact, he’s even called MAD MAX. The movie is set in Australia of the... (more)

Tags: australia, movie, police

'The View' says Whoopi!

By rjlight, published on Aug 3, 2007

... former stand-up comedians on The View. There has been some talk of guest hosts filling the seat again this year. Viewers want more continuity so I bet they will come up with someone by the end of this month. Who knows, maybe Marie Osmond will be thrown back into the mix. Let's see we would have a well known journalist, former stand-up comedian, former successful stand-up comedian who is also African-American, a former designer/"Survivor-Australia" contestant, and a twice-divorced 70's singer/doll collector with a slew of children. Well, I think that would be a diverse group, what about you? (more)

Tags: australia

Restaurants Around the World Sue Bad Taste Food Critics

By Steven Lane, published on Jul 9, 2007

...review was, in fact, defamatory and awarded the owner 25,000 English Pounds. My personal observation is a simple one: You have to have "conjones grande" to give an Italian Restaurant, owned by an Irishman, with name like "Goodfellas", a bad review. June 14, 2007, The High Court in Sydney, Australia, decided, on appeal, that a bad review and a low score penned about a local eatery, Coco Roco, printed in a local newspaper was defamatory. The review in The Sydney Morning Herald in 2003, written by Matthew Evens, scrambled some eggs with comments like, the flavors of the limoncello oysters... (more)

Tags: australia, movie, restaurant

Radical Priest Decries Damage to Spirit by Neocons

By Radical Priest, published on Jun 8, 2007

...to die soon. Somehow that had imprinted itself onto my young mind and just wouldn’t let go, and as the years went by I accidentally found myself practicing duck and cover scenarios in my mind wherever I was at the time. In 1963 while passing through New York City on our way to Australia, we stopped to visit the U.N. building and were there when John F. Kennedy was shot. I saw grown men in suits panicking, rushing around, clearing the building with tears running down their faces, and in the echoes of the huge vacuous lobby I heard people screaming and crying in horror as we... (more)

Tags: new york, australia, music

Haut-Chocolat for Maman

By V, published on May 10, 2007

I put the chocolate bar down on the counter of this fancy, French, gourmet deli. The jovial (he isn't French) cashier points at the long, completely foreign (to anyone but an Australian) word on the wrapper and says, "If you can say that four times in a row really quickly, I'll give you two dollars off." "Woolloomooloo, Woolloomooloo,Woolloomooloo, Woolloomooloo," I say with lightening speed and without batting a lash. He stares at me dumbfounded and coolly I say, "It's the name of an inner-city, Sydney suburb in Australia. It's right down by the Opera House on the harbor. I actually used... (more)

Tags: new york, france, australia

The Day the Music Died

By V, published on Apr 28, 2007

...up I felt like the heavens had opened and the skies were pouring light and dark, peace and heartache all over my body all at once. I glanced over at my friend who looked relatively unaffected and I asked her what she was thinking. She said something about how the next time he comes back to Australia to tour they’d have to look at this bigger venue and raise ticket prices this much to make … blah, blah, blah, blah. I decided in that moment, that there was no way I would ever work in the music industry. All my life I want to feel the music, not hear the jingle jangle of change ... (more)

Tags: australia, music

Thank GOD for The Second Amendment

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 18, 2007

...of drug-related violence murdered in Mexico on Monday. Mexico is hardly one to criticize the US when the largest part of the money made in Mexico is made with illegal drugs by cartels who – you guessed it – use guns! Where is the outrage from Germany, Mexico, Great Britain, Australia and the rest over the murder of the mayor of the Japanese city of Nagasaki? Iccho Ito was shot at point blank range by a gangster in a country with some of the toughest gun laws in the world. The point of this is absolutely clear – gun control laws DO NOT DETER CRIME. If a criminal... (more)

Tags: france, australia, germany

Baby Elephant Walk

By V, published on Mar 29, 2007

A friend of mine her Father, after too many hours straight in the tractor harvesting their Canola, swears that he sees a tiger. This of course would be possible if he was farming in Bangladesh, but this farm I speak of is located in outback Australia. A child could be excused for believing there to be a monster in the cupboard and a witch under the bed, but what happens when the fantastical comes to life? I have long romanticized the idea of the circus (I even used to do trapeze school) and I’m not alone in dreaming of its magic. So I was nearly moved to tears last night when I heard the tale... (more)

Tags: new york, australia

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