Proud to be an Aussie!!

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  1. awsydney profile image58
    awsydneyposted 9 years ago

    I was born in Malaysia and today is Malaysia's national day. However, I have far greater affinity and love for Australia because living in this country has given me far more opportunities than I could ever have imagined possible.

    I guess love thy Motherland has different meaning to different people. What do you think?

    1. andromida profile image58
      andromidaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Motherland has a very special charm and meaning to most of the people.Yet, I personally love to be the part of this wonderful world.

  2. dohn121 profile image81
    dohn121posted 9 years ago

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with doing that, awsydney, as I can relate to you.  I was born in Laos but grew up in the United States myself.  I consider myself a Lao-American: I love both of "My Countries" as well.

    1. awsydney profile image58
      awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Dohn. I don't feel like there's anything wrong. I just don't feel any affinity for Malaysia unlike you for Laos so I don't consider myself a Malaysian - Aussie if there was ever such a thing!!

      And thanks for your comments on Watto Bay today!

  3. BundleBoy profile image80
    BundleBoyposted 9 years ago

    awsydney i am with you on that mate! I was born in India and am Australian. I love Australia!

  4. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 9 years ago

    Good on you guys!
    It is a huge thing emergrating anywhere.. but always holds the promise of a better life.
    As a Kiwi; I am restricted completely to ever declare that "I'm Proud to be an Aussi." lol
    Of course Aussis are restricted to say the same of NZ. smile

    Make the most of the opportunities in Australia, it holds more than NZ... Good Luck.

    1. awsydney profile image58
      awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I like NZ though, such a beautiful place, especially the south island and Central Otago wine region! But let's not talk about the All Blacks ok! That's another story.

      1. Pearldiver profile image80
        Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No I was thinking maybe you need to worry more about the Boks.. They're playing League atm. smile

        1. awsydney profile image58
          awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this
  5. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 9 years ago

    Seriously.... Don't worry about the Wallabies!
    You have greater things (like the Ashes) to worry about! lol

    1. awsydney profile image58
      awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey!!! Low blow!! Ouch!

      1. Pearldiver profile image80
        Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ooshit... sorri I forgot to use the filter lol

  6. aka-dj profile image78
    aka-djposted 9 years ago

    I put my hand up too! Not born here but call it home.
    PS, THE BEST PLACE on earth. lol

    1. awsydney profile image58
      awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think this is still the lucky country. Relatively unscathed from the global crisis, sunny days, fresh air, good wine and smiling faces, what more can we ask for? It's home for me too.

  7. goodfriendiam profile image53
    goodfriendiamposted 9 years ago

    When I was in Australia, I though it was beautiful. actually almost every country I've had the privilege  to go to has been beautiful. I would really enjoy going to Egypt. Has anyone been there before?

  8. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years ago

    Proud to be Australian... ?   It would be better if Australians learn to respect others.
    1.One Australian PM put his hands around the British Queen's   
        shoulders.
    2.Australian cricket captain pulled Indian Agriculture Minister
        from the prize distribution ceremoney dais, just to show
        his face to the camera.
    3.Indian students who go to Australia for higher education are
        being attacked frequently, just because they are Indians.

    (But the students deserve that treatment... when good education is available in India, why should we go there? Let Australians come to India for higher studies. The Christian Medical College at Vellore, Presidency College in Chennai, St.Stephen's College and King's College in Delhi, Anna University (Engineering) at Chennai) are world class.)

    1. aka-dj profile image78
      aka-djposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, proud.
      These specifics you quote are not representative of ALL Ausies.
      I have not insulted the queen, nor have I bashed any students. 99% of us haven't done either.
      If I had a choice, I would still choose Australia over ANY country, including India. Not that there's anything I dislike, but it's not for me.

      1. awsydney profile image58
        awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Agree totally with aka-dj. Venugopal, 1 swallow doesnt make spring!! aka-dj, just like you, I didnt touch the Queen either! smilesmilesmilesmile

        1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
          VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Neither did I receive any blow from Aussies. My people go there and complain that they are ill-treated.  Is it now enough to bring down the reputation of a country? It would have been better had you offered some condolences. Putting a lid on all those things, what good can you expect by being proud of that place?

          1. awsydney profile image58
            awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            There could be many reasons for ill-treatment of people. I don't see why anyone should stop being proud of their country just because of a few bad apples. There are bigger things in life than petty arguments.

    2. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that post was super inappropriate.

      1. awsydney profile image58
        awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Tksensei, I had the same sentiments when I read it.

      2. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
        VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, the pride in being an Aussie is also inappropriate.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          And you sir, are a long way out of line! Things happen in all countries that none of us are proud of. You would not think it fare if people wrote derogatory statements about your country. For your volition Australia is one of the least racist and safest places. We report all our crimes! smile

          1. SweetiePie profile image83
            SweetiePieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Venugopal also said certain things about Pakistani people and other groups in the past that I thought were inappropriate.  It is one thing for him to be proud of India, but he should not do it at the expense of other countries.  Sadly I think he enjoys stirring the pot.

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
              Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              He should smoke it instead.  That would mellow him dramatically.

            2. profile image0
              A Texanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Whats wrong with stirring the pot? I enjoy it!

        2. tksensei profile image61
          tksenseiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Give it a rest already. If you feel that strongly about it start a new thread so we can all ignore it.

          1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
            VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I am not directly affected by Aussie events.. but it hurts my feelings that my people are being attacked. I will not ignore anything even if it is opposite to my opinion. But you have declared that once I start a new thread, my previous comments will be ignored.... that implies that my new thread will also be ignored.

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
              Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Ignore your keen, charitable comments?

              Never!

      3. Eaglekiwi profile image78
        Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        1} Oh thats right Britian used to run your country didnt it? ahem


        2}So? is that sour grapes Im hearing? oh geeze ya win some ,ya lose some! Get over it.

        3} What about the vast amounts of visitors who are attacked in India with diarrhea every day, do you think thats fair??

    3. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It saddens me to see this statement repeated.  It seems like the Indian media are no better than the press in other countries, they all love to sensationalise.

      There is no evidence that the attacks on Indian students are racist.  Indian students are attacked because their working hours means they are often in dangerous places at the wrong time (more so than other students). They are also often carrying good quality equipment like laptops and mobiles (more so than other students).  Common thieves soon learn that Indians are likely to be an easy target for those reasons, not because they hate Indians.

      It's like when I lived in Africa.  There were some Africans who might have targeted me because they hated white people. But the biggest threat came from common criminals, who knew that whites and Indians always carried more money than the local Africans.  No racism involved - just commercial reality.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Well thought out and said Marisa! smile

  9. marcofratelli profile image70
    marcofratelliposted 9 years ago

    Another proud Aussie here!

  10. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    If we chose to be insulting to another country, I'm sure we Australians could find a lot more horrific things happening on a daily basis in India than anything happening in Australia (land of free universal heath care and education, in which every resident is guaranteed their daily bread).

    However, Australians generally are a tolerant lot, and even in the face of direct and repeated provocation, tend not to engage in such ungentlemanly sport ... fish and barrels, after all ...

    Jenny

  11. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    So did you get the message?

    1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I got the message even before you posted the thread "Proud to be an Aussie..."  It may be the Aussie way to ignore everything.

      1. tksensei profile image61
        tksenseiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't post the thread, and I am not Australian.

        Is it the Indian way to be rude, inappropriate, and bigoted? That was not my impression at all so I'll consider you an unfortunate aberration.

  12. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    Hey Aussies are my neighbors and boy can we have fun ,in the great scheme of things ,my neighbors are bigger than yours lol

    1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      India's population increases every year equal to Australian population.  Having uninhabited deserts serves no purpose. It is people who counts.

  13. awsydney profile image58
    awsydneyposted 9 years ago

    Eaglekiwi, Tksensei,

    I think we could be wasting our time. Some people are obviously on a different planet altogether.

  14. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    Hi my friend ,yes I think your'e right ,why I fell outta bed this morning at 5am to some couple having a arguement !!

    I thought I was on Al Bundy's planet ..beam me up scottie  lol

  15. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years ago

    This is to "eaglekiwi":

    Britain's rule over India brought several good things to the world. The cruel muslim rule was ended. A civilised administration and education was offered by them. For that, Aussies need not take credit.
    Getting diarhea is a health problem. It may be due to change of weather, water and food. Next time you come here to India, take care of your health.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes ,and trade was profitable for both countries.
      You even excelled in cricket over England.

      The diarhea thing was not a serious issue,more tongue in cheek.

      Why are you down on Australia,sure they are not perfect ,they know they got some sassy an cute cousins across the ditch, but why exactly are you down on them ,Im curious.

      1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
        VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I am not specifically down on them. I like their land, because they are on the rim of Indian Ocean and surely in our reach. Some funny cricket boys make mess on Indian soil. Otherwise, it is a good country.

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe China can bring you some more good things since you like being conquered?

      1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
        VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Is it your dream that I like being conquered? 

        Certainly China is no match for India except in population. They lost a large portion of land to the Japanese in WW2.

        No country can conquer India.  England and muslims have also not conquered us. It was Indians who invited them to settle scores with one another. Now, united as one country, such things will never happen again.

  16. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    That comment is also inappropriate.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So is impersonating a Hubber. lol

      1. tksensei profile image61
        tksenseiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I know you are trying really, really hard but you just are NOT the least bit funny.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
          Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Sadly, you are.

  17. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    Glad you are proud to be Aussie. smile I still want to come visit Australia. smile

  18. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    *crickets*

    ....................................

  19. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years ago

    Dog Farts

  20. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    .....................................

  21. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    I say just ignore him. He is rude and shouldn't be paid attention to.

 
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