Thursday, January 26, 2006

We're All Aussies!

Today is Australia Day, the day when every Dick, Jane and Harry can proudly show the world that though we are from different parts of the world, we all call Australia home and we are all proud to be Aussies!

The City of Melbourne has lots of activities happening today, one of which is the People's March sponsored by Australian Unity where Australians from different backgrounds come together to celebrate Australia Day! First in the march is the cattlemen of the highlands, these are the original Men from Snowy River!

Next we have the chinese community and their lion and dragon dance troupes.

These adorable girls are representing the Burmese community.
The Turkish Association proudly carrying the Australian flags.

The Falun Dafa who could never be able to do this in China!

Part of the Falun Dafa groups, pretty fan dancing ladies in pink!

Australia has a big Indian community and these are just the Victorian branch only!

The Sikhs with their dance & music like in the Bollywood movies!

Last but not least, the volunteers of the Commonwealth Games who deserve all the support we can give them, they do it for love and nothing else!

After that we have the aerial stun display by the Royal Australian Air Force flying over the city skyline!


People were all keen to follow the parade down to the Alexandra Gardens where there are heaps of fun filled entertainments for the whole family!

This is a patriotic day for all Australians. Aussies! Aussies! Aussies! Oi! Oi! Oi!

20 comments:

Jeremy C said...

yeah, i used to consider myself aussie for a while...

nice pics :) brings back memories :P

Metria said...

Looks like it was a fun day out! I was baking slowly in my house, too hot to go out ... :(

Wuching said...

hot outside & hot inside, might as well hot outside & enjoy the day at the same time hor?! :)

Mei said...

Yeaps. well said, wuching! Sure looks like fun!! :D Still, I think it's more fun being home in Malaysia now! Hahahaha!

Wuching said...

mei: ur a kill joy!

Wingz said...

Orr si! orr si! oorrr si!!! oi! oi! oi!

Wuching said...

wingz: just say orr shit, orr shit, oi, oi, oi!

ylang said...

i'm proud being malaysian.

MALAYSIA! MALAYSIA!

:-P

Wuching said...

ylang: malaysia boleh!

Loong said...

Looks like they are missing a few obligatory things, e.g.:

- tree for Bollywood dancers to play peek-a-boo behind
- roti canai from the Indians
- Buddha statue from the Burmese
- kebabs from the Turkish
- etc

Hehe ...

robin said...

gosh, its aussie day and im here in malaysia....
sadness..

Wuching said...

loong: yes ur right but this is just a march & there's just no rooms for all those plus its a low budget march..tight-ass australian unity!

robin: ur having a more enjoyable time back in sarawak so stop sulking!

Beer Brat said...

Wah..... semangat muhibah in OZ land... hehe.

Happy CNY!

Jacky said...

Wah, you took so many photos. Enjoyed the hot sun eh?

Wuching said...

beer brat: u got me there man but happy cny to you too! :)

jacky: might as well since its hot at home anyway..

Che-Cheh said...

i'm a proud malaysian!!!

Wuching said...

che-cheh: so u should be! good on you!

cK said...

SO MANY ASIAN GIRLS WAN!!!! this is so unfair....

Wuching said...

chin kian: melbourne has a large asian population, even the mayor is a chinese immigrant from hk so maybe u should've study here instead of texas!

cK said...

don't remind me :(

If I'm studying business at first, I'm already there man....