Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Melbourne Day !

Today Aug 30 marks Melbourne's 178th birthday !!

To celebrate the occasion, the Melbourne council has organised festivities and events all week long. They've even spent big on a Channel 7 TV ad ! (I can't quite seem to embed the YouTube video here, but here's the link)

Also, the official celebration website is here ...
So head down to Melbourne City and enjoy the history and buzz !

Finally for you history buffs ... Who founded Melbourne ??

The answer is ... No one really knows !!!!

Hahaha. Not quite true though. History acknowledges that it was one of two men - John Batman or John Pascoe Fawkner. Back then, the two Johns were bitter rivals and both men believed they were the real founder of Melbourne. And to this day no one know for sure.

But to be safe, the city has recognised both men and their names are spread all over Melbourne in street/road names, parks, buildings, etc. ;-)

There you go .. you  are just a little bit smarter today thanks to this blog.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dami Im's amazing performance on X-Factor

I was watching X-Factor tonight and was totally blown away by Dami Im's performance of "One" by U2. 

By the way, Dami is herself an immigrant from South Korea having moved to Australia when she was about 9. No doubt she has some interesting stories to tell about her experiences immigrating here from South Korea. Hopefully I'll get the honour of meeting her one day and chatting over a cuppa.

In the meantime, please enjoy her stunning performance !

Friday, August 23, 2013

Return of the Prodigal Son

Hi all,

It's been a loooooooong while since my last post on Melbourne Ahoy ... almost 2 years to be exact !

I won't bore you with excuses but I've simply been caught up with work and family. Not to mention a significant dash of procastination and laziness. :(

Anyway, a few days ago - for unknown reasons - I decided to give this old site a visit. And boy was I shocked !

In the 2 years of complete inactivity with no new postings or updates, this blog has somehow garnered .. wait for it ... 25,000 hits ! WOW !! :O

And for a site with a bunch of old articles, I am still getting about 50 visits a day now. Not bad at all !

All I can say is that I am so very touched and flattered at the same time.

This has truly strengthened my belief that there are many people out there that I can help with my personal experiences and my knowledge of Moving to Melbourne.

So ..

Freshly inspired, I will now resolve to provide more regular contributions to this blog !

Again, please let me know if you have any topics that you would like me to cover. Remember, this blog is not for me but for you who are moving to Melbourne.


Your humblest blogger,
Melbourne Ahoy

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