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The Day After The Oscars

The Day After The Oscars

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By Vidor Nosce I seldom do a post mortem of my fearless forecast, much less on print. The reason I’m doing one now is because of three women from Australia, and all of great beauty. Cate Blanchett receiving her Best Actress Oscar [Photo from Cate Blanchett's official website] First, my…

Vidor’s 2014 Fearless Oscar Forecast

Vidor’s 2014 Fearless Oscar Forecast

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By Vidor Nosce Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling: The Bird of Time has but a little way To flutter–and the Bird is on the Wing. Vidor Nosce Taking heed from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, I shake off the massive…

The Struggle for Approval for Carer for Frail Mother Continues

The Struggle for Approval for Carer for Frail Mother Continues

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Since my last blog sharing the providential meeting with Tony Burke, now former Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, I received a few enquiries asking for a feedback on where our struggle is at, hence this blog. Following the fateful meeting with Tony Burke and his Executive Assistant, Brad Clifford, I…

Bigots still exist in this day and age

Bigots still exist in this day and age

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We are now into the 21st century. We are supposed to be more enlightened about multiculturalism enriching societies’ cultures as well as generally resulting in economic progress. Multiculturalism also goes hand-in-hand with promoting equality and minimising, if not totally eradicating, discriminatory practices and beliefs. With multiculturalism being genuinely embraced by…

Fate connects migration and multiculturalism

Fate connects migration and multiculturalism

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Last night the angels smiled at me. With fate’s intervention, a last minute invitation organised by The Filipino Australian to the Second Multicultural Media Awards saw me at the NSW Parliament House to attend the awards ceremony. The writer with Minister Tony Burke at the Multicultural Media Awards 2013 presentation…

Walang Maliw na Pagmamahal

Walang Maliw na Pagmamahal

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Ang Magkasintahan... (Isang handog para sa Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa) Mahabang panahon na ang nakaraan Magmula nang tayo ay nagsumpaan Na magsasama sa tag-araw at tag-ulan At walang sawang magmamahalan. Ang ating landas na tinatahak May magkahalong lungkot at galak Kahit na salat sa ginto at pilak Tayo ay napapakanta…

‘Back 2 Our Roots’, A Memorable Cultural Exhibition and More

‘Back 2 Our Roots’, A Memorable Cultural Exhibition and More

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The cultural exhibition Back 2 Our Roots, held at the Bowman Hall in Blacktown from 2pm to 8 pm last June 22, was a success at many levels. The event was conducted by the Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko (My Countrymen, My Brethren) group of the Iglesia Ni Cristo [INC] (Church…

APCO Highlights True Meaning of Independence Day Celebration

APCO Highlights True Meaning of Independence Day Celebration

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The Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations [APCO] touched the heart of each Filipino present at its Freedom Ball with a deep feeling of pride and nationalism, and at the same time impressed the other guests with the stories of bravery and passion told through songs and dances. The Freedom Ball,…

Open Letter to Minister for Immigration and Citizenship The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

Open Letter to Minister for Immigration and Citizenship The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

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Dear Minister O’Connor, First of all, I would like to congratulate you for being instrumental in the implementation of the Gillard Government’s community proposal pilot which allows for community organisations to nominate persons and families as refugees under a humanitarian sponsorship program. This initiative recognises the compassionate aspects of immigration…

A Filipina Blossoms in Dubai

A Filipina Blossoms in Dubai

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Dubai is a fascinating place, with its tall buildings vying with each other to kiss the skies, huge shopping malls, resorts, beaches, sand dunes and camels and many more features. It has an interesting mixture of people, the ‘locals’ who practice “traditional ways” and the expats who try to blend…

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