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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. 110 more words


Eurovision Song Contest: A Tradition

This week is all about the Eurovision Song Contest in the Austrian media, and even though I am several thousand miles away, I am keeping up with the contest. 615 more words


When a foreigner begins to be Cambodian

A passport does not define your real belonging, although it is a legal document to establish your origin. Many Cambodians born or grown in US or Australia, do not find their place in their ancestral nation, because they got already a foreign identity, so ethnic belonging does not define also your real cultural identity. 249 more words


Fabulous May

In many regions of Central Europe, May is the month with its own decoration – the maypole, also called the Maibaum. In Upper Austria, it consists of a large tree trunk (usually a birch or fir tree) without bark but still the green tree top; several wreaths with colorful ribbons decorate the top. 243 more words


...and mayan met modern!!!

I have spent a long time, if not searching, on the lookout for what I am passionate about. That is not to say that I have been living a beige, boring life, without ever committing to anything. 327 more words



It is a national holiday observed in every Aussie town, large and small, it is a day so sacred that merchants once required special permission to open their doors, Anzac day and its memorial services, honoring our soldiers, becomes increasingly popular with every passing year, and this year, the 100th anniversary is, by far, the biggest event yet.    1,508 more words


Cambodian Thanksgiving Day

The Khmer New Year celebrations mean also the national Thanksgiving Day, but also the Day of the Parents (Mom and Dad,) although it is not expressed that way. 202 more words