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Quote of the day.
April 30, 2009, 4:32 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous

Girl crossing the street: I really wish something would hit me…I need some money.

Spoken like a true law student.

Source: overheardinnewyork.com

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In light of the GFC …
April 24, 2009, 4:07 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous

We really need to cut down on all we can. 

True colours

PERHAPS it’s time to reassess Anzac Day’s relevance as a national public holiday, along with the other seven. After all, four of them — at Christmas and Easter — celebrate the birth and death of an Israeli who lived 2000 years ago; two — Australia Day and Anzac Day — commemorate the invasion of sovereign nations; one — the Queen’s Birthday — celebrates the birth of a born-to-rule Englishwoman; and one — New Year’s Day — is a holiday only because no one would go to work that day anyway. Throw in Victoria’s two — Melbourne Cup Day and Labour Day — and the only one that seems worth preserving is the last. Old leftie? Moi?

Paul Bucci, Port Fairy

Source: The Melbourne Age 



Another day, another ad?
April 17, 2009, 4:41 pm
Filed under: Tennis

Yea ok. Federer lost to Wawrinka in Monte Carlo. I know. And I refuse to theorise about it. Stan looked cute though. 

Photo: menstennisforums.com

TV ads are getting more interesting recently though. First it was Djokovic with the nipple tassels:

And now this:

Now if only Rafa and Muzzah will complete the set…



Say it with me, 1, 2, 3, AWWW!
April 12, 2009, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

And the news keeps coming.

Maybe that racquet was just taking the place of his tailor who was running behind schedule? Or he just really wanted that last title a week before his wedding? 

I am positively dying for pictures. Mirka would look so beautiful in her wedding dress.



In retaliation to the lack of tennis on free-to-air
April 11, 2009, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Tennis

… I’m getting into a sport that will be on free-to-air at least three times a week.

AFL is the closest thing to a national religion here in Australia. (Victoria in particular.) Christianity is for retired football players nicknamed ‘God’. Footy is the thing for real men, women and children alike. Now I have been in Australia for well over ten years and have never found it in myself to get into footy. There’s too much machoism, too many druggies,  and most of all it doesn’t look very sophisticated. Muscley men tackling each other? Really? 

However, in an attempt to open my mind and culturise myself, I have recently begun to watch this sport I used to shun. And I have been pleasantly surprised. I attended my first AFL match at the famed MCG on Thursday night. You would not believe the fun I had. There’s a certain beauty that you can only experience at these events live. Where there are no commentators, no too slow-cameramen or annoying ads. The atmosphere was bloody amazing! I was up there screaming profanities, yelling instructions and questioning everyone’s existence for a full two and a half hours. The best thing was the fact that the tickets were only $12.80 on concession. Definitely something I need to experience again. Meanwhile, I plan to watch more AFL matches and learn up on the basics. 

And on the other side of the world, Monte Carlo will begin tomorrow night. My plan to not follow the clay court season is not going well. (And the clay court season hasn’t officially started for the ATP.)



Determined to make this work.
April 8, 2009, 10:21 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Tennis

I am officially signing off tennis until US Open is over. I am not made for live tennis. I am much less made for live Grand Slam tennis. I am not looking forward to the red dirt at all. Nah-uh. 

This means more time for Admin. I should imagine myself as Mirka and my admin textbook as Roger Federer. Then I will have admin babies and be happy. H1’s here I come.



Wow twice in a week?
April 5, 2009, 6:43 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Tennis

I’ve been promised a cookie if I blog. Right now. So here I am. Blogging. 

How goes the tennis?

So Azarenka pwned Serena Williams in the Miami finals 6-3 6-1. The bootylicious Williams sista was suffering from a sprained ankle and trouble with her left thigh. But a pwnage is a pwnage. Can I also add that I do think Azarenka looked better from afar. Or maybe it was the Sharapova comparisons that had my hopes up. 

The mens final (2:30am Melbourne time) will be a showdown between the ever-so-endearing Novak Djokovic and Mr-I-just-walk-out-from-a-Colgate-commercial Andy Murray. (I am definitely not bitter about the lack of a Rajah in that lineup.)

And in the game where brain cells means lack of experience …

The Bombers also won by a 38 point margin today. There is hope yet. My friends and I are planning to pay to see how they line up against Collingwood. Considering we passed up the Geelong v Hawthorn match for this, it had better be good. 

G20 and the big playground us taxpayers paid for

By ‘us’ I mean the people with real jobs in the world. Not me. I don’t have a real job. (And in my defence I’m the sheltered Asian who goes to law school because she can. What’s your excuse?) 

I’m not quite sure where to start with the G20. Will the 1.4 trillion dollar injection give the economy the boost it needs? Does the Queen secretly want a PS2 instead of that lousy iPod? But really, let’s focus on the second issue. The first sign of a recession is when you receive a US$200 gift from the guy who’s running the richest country in the World. (Although after the fiasco that was last year, the US of A is probably the country with the biggest debt in the world.) 

And the most important issue of all, is KRudd trying too hard to avoid being tied closely with China? The guy actually requested to be seated next to the British Minister for Foreign Affairs instead of the Chinese Ambassador. There were only three people there on the show you know. I’m only a little hurt on China’s behalf. (Not really.) It’s all right, China will retaliate by hacking into your laptop and stealing your facebook photos. That 74% approval rating won’t be happening again in the absence of those chummy photos. 

And last but not least …

Screw global warming. I would like an opportunity to actually wear all that winter clothing before Winter ends please.