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Bigots still exist in this day and age – Part 2

Bigots still exist in this day and age – Part 2

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By Violi Calvert Seven months ago, I felt compelled to express great disappointment over an incident which showed that bigots still exist in our modern age society. The incident did not even occur here but I felt strongly that regardless of the place and the people involved, bigotry must be…

Reminiscing A Special April Fool’s Day

Reminiscing A Special April Fool’s Day

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This year’s April Fool’s Day was special. On that day, our Mother turned 95 years young. She is the tenth child in the brood of eleven children. She has outlived all her siblings and a number of nieces and nephews, not to forget our Father who passed away at the…

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…

9 year-old girl picks a winner at Apia International Sydney without even trying

9 year-old girl picks a winner at Apia International Sydney without even trying

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Autographs of Tsvetana Pironkova and Angelique Kerber Whatever one calls it, the fortune of this young girl to have the autographs of the champion and the runner-up on the same “collectible” space is something very enviable. It may also be rare. She now has in her possession the autographs of…

PACC to house images of Mary Immaculate and Our Lady of Penafrancia

PACC to house images of Mary Immaculate and Our Lady of Penafrancia

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By Neria N. Soliman Sydney is blessed with having Blessed Virgin Mary as centre of devotion every 11th day of the month at 11:00 am at the Philippine Australian Cultural Centre located in Schofields. At the PACC grounds in Schofields... [TFA Photo, Feb 2012] Supporters and sponsors who contribute to…

Filipino overseas students excel in their education in Australia

Filipino overseas students excel in their education in Australia

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Then the awardees were called out and presented with their awards and I couldn't help but notice that most of those called out were from the Philippines. I obviously became even more interested and proceeded to witness the activities with pride! Usually, I would see other Asian students excel…

Isang Bukas na Liham kay DTI Secretary at sa Pamunuan ng Pamahalaang Aquino ukol sa Diskwento Caravan

Isang Bukas na Liham kay DTI Secretary at sa Pamunuan ng Pamahalaang Aquino ukol sa Diskwento Caravan

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Kasuklam-suklam, karima-rimarim, at tunay ngang nakawiwindang ang napabalita kamakailan na biglang pagsulpot ng “Diskwento Caravan” sa mga lugar na nasalanta ng kalamidad na Yolanda. Marami ang di- lubusang maunawaan ang “rationale” ng totoo namang di-matingkalang proyektong ito ng pamahalaan na matagal na palang kaganapan pero ngayon lang lubusang nabigyang pansin…

My WYD 2013 Rio de Janiero, Brazil Experience!

My WYD 2013 Rio de Janiero, Brazil Experience!

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I am just one of the approximately 250 young pilgrims who went with the Parramatta Catholic Diocese. As a small group leader (and young high school teacher) I was in charge of managing a small group of other pilgrims, that included high school students and other young adults. The writer…

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…

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