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Melbourne, Australia (March 2016)

Australia, Victoria By June 19, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Three and a half hours after departing Perth, I arrived at the Qantas terminal in Melbourne where Fabio was waiting for me. He had come with his friends all the way from Pearcedale, more than an hour’s worth of drive. Due to the differences in time zone, I arrived before nine in the evening even if I left Perth at three in the afternoon.

We took a walk around the Docklands, and got ourselves in one of the free City Circle Trams at the stop in Docklands Drive for a free ride to see the overall sights of the city. I took some pictures of some interesting buildings along the way. The City Circle Tram service provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. It travels around the city and links with other tram, train and light rail services in and around Melbourne.

There was not enough time to see everything but this is not the last time I would find myself in Melbourne. In fact, I went back and forth Melbourne two more times, staying at least a week each time to explore different parts of this beautiful city. Any crazy hipster and artist would tell you that Melbourne is probably the best city in Australia


Lia Finds the “Dumb Ways to Die” Video

Family, Music, Music and Arts By November 17, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

We were all sitting in our respective “offices”, mine under the stairs, Lia in her designated sofa space, and H on the dining table, when we heard this song playing on Lia’s tablet. It’s a pretty catchy tune, and more often than not, it’s the music that I hear and never the lyrics of a song. H says, “I like that music Lia. Great music choice,” so I go over and look at her tablet to see what’s playing, because earlier she was just singing along to Umizoomi videos on YouTube. And I see the cartoons and hear the “dumb ways to die” lyrics. The mother in me says, “Uh-oh, what is this song about? Masquerading in great, catchy tunes and adorable animation, BUT what is the message?” So we google.

Details are found here from huffingtonpost.

“Well, this is definitely the most precious way to convey the message, “Don’t stand in front of a train, idiot.”

Australian Metro put out this twee-soaked, very creative animated music video listing things that end in tragedy that are just as preventable as being careless around trains — like using your private parts as piranha bait and taking your helmet off in outer space. The song is by a band called Tangerine Kitty, of course, and can also be downloaded here.

This is a message that anyone living in a city with public transportation should listen to.”- Huffingtonpost

You can listen to it here on soundcloud.

Watch the animated video at

Enjoy all the scenes from the video as animated GIF’s on the tumblr

Direct download of the mp3 here.

This song and video is now going viral and I can only say thanks Lia for finding this, you are amazing! Though wait, I might have to re-think about what this does to 3-year old minds.