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I can relate to #6.  Oh, the number of times I hit the Snooze...
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Vivid Sydney. Was a good night out enjoying all the sights, lights and sounds. 
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Something for you to ponder over on your Friday and the weekend. Can Earth continue to sustain the growing population?
How many people are there in the world? World population has reached 7 billion. World population live counter with data sheets, graphs, maps, and census data regarding the current, historical, and future world population figures, estimates, growth rates, densities and demographics
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Dear G+ friends,
I'm trekking to raise funds so that needlessly blind people get the treatment they so desperately need and I would really appreciate your monetary donation of $25 by 31st March 2015.

As part of my fundraising, I am doing the Sydney Coastrek on 6th March and will be trekking for up to 14 hours along 55km of some of the most beautiful Sydney coastline to raise funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Statistically, 4 out of 5 people who are blind do not need to be.  Not all blindness is permanent. Cataract and degradation of the lens in the eye is fixable and restores sight.

Please help end avoidable blindness and donate as I do this trek to restore sight!

You can make a donation via my personal page:
http://www.coastrekfundraising.com.au/MichaelOw

Money raised will go towards supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation’s sight-restoring work to change lives.  Together, with your help, we can give the gift of sight to many people who need our help the most.

Thanks for your kind donation - it is truly appreciated.

Have a fantastic day!
Michael
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Yup, heard all of these before... I feel using these phrases can trivialise the topic being discussed. So, don't do it! Even if to pick those low hanging fruits!!!
These sayings have taken over our vocabulary so much that our everyday conversations sound like they're taking place on another planet.
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Ever wondered what's it like to be CHINESE?  Read on...

 
The author/writer of the article is a Chinese-Australian professor. He has a humorous but enlightening explanation about being Chinese. 

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Being Chinese 
by Chan-Lui Lee, Ph.D. 
Honorary Life Member & Past President, AFS-Melbourne, Australia 

Why do Chinese people work so hard to succeed in life? Chinese people do not go about bombing, terrorizing others and causing religious hatred. We live peacefully with everyone on Earth. 

Here is the plain truth about being Chinese. 

#1. There are over 1 billion of us on Earth. We are like photostat copies of each other. You get rid of one, and five magically appear (like ballot boxes). Yes, it is scary, especially for us. We acknowledge that we are replaceable, thus we do not feel that we are particularly 'special'. [Chinese believe that] if you think you are smart, there are thousands more people smarter than you. If you think you are strong, there are thousands more people stronger than you. 

#2. We have been crawling all over the Earth for far more centuries than most civilizations. Our DNA is designed for survival. We are like cockroaches. Put us anywhere on Earth and we will make a colony and thrive. We survive on anything around us and make the best of it. Some keep migrating but others will stay and multiply. 

#3. NOBODY cares if we succeed as individuals or not. But our families take pride in knowing we have succeeded. Yes, some will fail. We take nothing for granted. We don't expect privileges to fall on our laps. No one owes us anything. 

#4. We know we have nothing to lose if we try to succeed. Thus, we have no fear trying. That is why Chinese are addicted to gambling. We thrive on taking risks. All or nothing. 

#5. From young we are taught to count every cent. What we take for granted like money management, I have found out recently, is not something other cultures practice at home with their children. It surprised me. But truth is not all societies or cultures teach their young this set of skills because it is rude to them. Yes, most of us can count because we are forced to and the logic of money is pounded into us from the beginning of time (when mama tells us how much she has spent on our milk and diapers). 

#6. We acknowledge life cycles. We accept that wealth in a family stays for three generations (urban myth?). Thus, every 4th generation will have to work from scratch. i.e. first generation earns the money from scratch, second generation spends the money on education, third generation gets spoiled and wastes all the inheritance. Then we are back to square one. Some families hang on to their wealth a little longer than most. 

#7. It is our culture to push our next generation to do better than the last. Be smarter. Be stronger. Be faster. Be more righteous. Be more pious. Be more innovative. Be more creative. Be richer. Be everything that you can be in this lifetime. 

#8. Our society judges us by our achievements...and we have no choice but to do something worthwhile because Chinese New Year comes around every year and Chinese relatives have no qualms about asking you straight in your face...How much are you making? When was your last promotion? How big is your office? What car do you drive? Where do you stay? You have boyfriend? You have girlfriend? When are you getting married? When are you having children? When is the next child? When you getting a boy? Got maid yet? Does your company send you overseas?... etc...etc... etc. It never ends! So, we can't stop chasing the illusive train -- we are damned to a materialistic society. If you are not Chinese, consider yourself lucky! 

#9. We have been taught from young that if you have two hands, two feet, two eyes, and a mouth, what are you doing with it? "People with no hands can do better than you !" 

#10. Ironically, the Chinese also believe in giving back to save their wretched materialistic souls. Balance is needed. The more their children succeed in life, the more our parents will give back to society as gratitude for the good fortune bestowed on their children. Yes, that is true. And that is why our society progresses forward in all conditions. 

Nobody pities us. We accept that. 

No one owes us anything. We know that. 

There are too many of us for charity to reach all of us. We acknowledge that. 

But that does not stop us from making a better life. This lifetime. 

Opportunity is as we make of it. So, pardon us if we feel obliged to make a better place for ourselves in any country we call home. It is in our DNA to progress forward for a more comfortable life. 

But if history were to be our teacher, look around the globe. 

Every country has a Chinatown (seriously) but how many governments or countries have been 'taken over' by the Chinese people? Don't be afraid of us overwhelming your majority, we are not looking to conquer. If we have moved away from China and Chinese governed countries, we are not looking for another country to administer. Our representatives are only there to look after our collective welfare. They are duty bound. 

We prefer to blend in and enjoy the fruits of our labor. We enjoy the company of like-minded people of all races. After all, we are only passing through a small period in the history of time... so, use our skills and we can all progress forward together.
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We learnt about Earth having a core at school but never knew it was a woman seismologist whom discovered it! Awesome! And she lived to be 104 years old.
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Good one! Bartolomeo Cristofori’s 360th Birthday #GoogleDoodle
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I am apparently not very good at delivering letters via the Pony Express to deliver letters! #GoogleDoodle
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Seeing that it's the Year of the Goat soon - Information about the Chinese zodiac, Goat.
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/goat.asp
Find personality, career, health and romance relationships for people born in the year of the goat(or sheep), and a prediction for the best destinations to travel in 2015. Lucky colors, numbers and flowers.
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Freelance Social Media Manager / Highly experienced Outsource Team Manager / Entrepreneur / Data Manager / Content Manager
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  • Pride Social
    Freelance Social Media Manager, 2013 - present
    Freelance social media management, community management, setting up social network accounts, managing posts/replies, supporting social media marketing campaigns, monitoring, specialising in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. Let's discuss your requirements.
  • Chefolicious.com
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • Truelocal.com.au
    Data Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • Constellation Hotels
    Central Reservations & Rewards Manager, 2011 - 2011
  • Hotelclub
    Content Manager, 2005 - 2011
  • Novotel Brighton Beach
    Reservations & Yield Manager, 2004 - 2005
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    Various, 1997 - 2004
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Sydney, Australia
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Perth, Australia - Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Social Media Manager, Team Manager, Entrepreneur, Author, Data / Content Manager, Marketer, all round nice guy in pursuit of more happiness.
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Happy go lucky kinda guy, pursuing happiness and freedom to complete doing the things on my Top 100 Things To Do Before I Die List (Bucket List - haha!). Do you want to live forever?

Freelance Social Media Manager, Data Manager, Author, Content Manager, Marketer, all round nice guy in pursuit of more happiness.

Startups - I have a problem to solve; seeking developers to tee up with on this project.
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Created Chefolicious site - project management.
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  • Curtin University of Technology, Perth
    Bachelor of Business, 1989 - 1992
  • Scotch College, Perth
    Secondary Education, 1987 - 1988
  • George Fam Secondary School
    Secondary Education, 1982 - 1986
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Loved it! If you're into ramen, the Special Ramen was to die for! The soup was spiced just right and the pork slices so succulent and tasty. The ramen had the perfect consistency - I guess 'al dente' and not too gummy that it sticks to your teeth. Slurp it up like the Japanese, since Japan has come to town! Price-wise, it will set you back about 50-70% more than the run-of-the-mill ramen but totally worth it.
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Convenient, right next to bottle shop and near other shops. Needs more regular cleaning as it can be quite grubby and disgusting due to spit and grime.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Accurate order taking and the pizzas were on time for our pickup. Some pizzas were cut to inconsistent slice sizes.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
Good customer service most times but falls down at times when they're busy. The shop is spacious but layout is challenged.
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Nice service and good food to go. Particularly love their pizzas.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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The coffee is hot, the staff friendly and the decor is homely. They have a back room area for more private conversations when mothers don't have their kids there. I feel welcome here.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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