Happy New Year 2018 from Singapore

Dear friends, readers, commenters, likers, followers and others,

Thank you everyone for an awesome 2017. Thanks for your interactions on this blog. Your readership makes this blog worth keeping up and I can’t express my gratitude warmly enough for engaging with me and my posts and helping me reflect continually.

Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.

We went to Marina Bay in Singapore to watch the fireworks to welcome 2018. The fireworks was beautiful. 

Take care till next time everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

P.S: Do not forget to vote your favourite blog . NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017

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Merry Christmas, we are off to Singapore!!!

Hello everyone,

Hope you guys are having a great Christmas Day and enjoying the holidays. In Sydney we are having a gloomy day but we are not complaining as we had so many hot days recently that is it a nice change.

Sun, Sea and Santa is the easiest way to describe our Christmas 🙂

We are off to Singapore for our holiday and looking forward to having a fun time. I will see you all when we are back again in a week’s time.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Have a great time with your loved ones.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

P.S: Do not forget to vote your favourite blog . NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017

NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017 Nominations Announced

Thank you everyone for getting behind Nepaliaustralian Blog Award 2017 and nominating your favourites blogs. I am so glad to have found some wonderful blogs in the process.

So now the nomination has closed and its time to vote for your favourite blogs to win the title.

Following are the nominations in each category.

  • Best Blog for 2017
  1. https://mindelate.com/
  2. https://www.thecountdownto60.com/
  3. https://crazychinesefamily.com/
  4. https://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/
  5. https://olamasalska.wordpress.com/
  • Best Photo Blog 2017
  1. https://coniferesetfeuillus.com/
  2. https://retireediary.wordpress.com/
  3. https://nicksnaturepics.wordpress.com/
  4. https://sartenada.wordpress.com/
  5. https://denisebushphoto.wordpress.com/
  • Best Food Blog 2017
  1. http://ramyarecipesblog.wordpress.com
  2. http://ministryofcurry.com/
  3. https://aromasandflavours.com/
  4. https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/
  5. http://www.cookingfromheart.com/
  6. https://passionfruitgarden.com/
  • Best Travel Blog 2017
  1. http://www.adventurousandrea.com/
  2. https://alisonanddon.com/
  3. https://lostinprettyeurope.wordpress.com/
  4. https://amindfultravellerblog.wordpress.com/
  5. https://anewlifewandering.com/
  • Best Fashion Blog 2017
  1. http://www.itsaprildilao.com/
  2. https://fashionandmoore.com/
  3. http://www.styledomination.com/
  4. https://lifewithtisha.com/
  5. https://olamasalska.wordpress.com/
  • Best Personal Blog 2017
  1. https://southmeetssoutheast.wordpress.com/
  2. https://alinabarac.wordpress.com/
  3. https://witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com/
  4. https://www.thecountdownto60.com/
  5. http://ramyarecipesblog.wordpress.com
  6. https://bookishowlette.wordpress.com/
  7. http://amyfeeqah.com/
  • Most Diverse Blog 2017
  1. https://nepalichori.com/
  2. https://thisisyouth.org/
  3. https://megaworthit.com/
  4. http://mypetridish.com/
  5. https://kenthinksaloud.wordpress.com/
  6. https://addandsomuchmore.com/
  • Best New Blog 2017
  1. https://bookishowlette.wordpress.com/
  2. mindelate.wordpress.comx

How to vote?

Please copy the following on the comment box and type 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 next to each category.

  • Best Blog for 2017
  • Best Photo Blog 2017
  • Best Food Blog 2017
  • Best Travel Blog 2017
  • Best Fashion Blog 2017
  • Best Personal Blog 2017
  • Most Diverse Blog 2017
  • Best New Blog 2017

 The rules:

  • E-mail addresses or blog addresses are required to vote.
  • One person can vote once for every category.
  • Winner will be announced in Feb 2018.

To all the nominees

First all of big congratulations on nomination. Please write a post in your blog about this award or reblog this post so your readers can vote for you. There are buttons at the end of this post for you to share or you can use the link below.

https://wp.me/p1QTwN-4he

Also add the image below with the link on the side bar of your blog so your readers can click there and reach this post to vote for you.

You can Facebook or Tweet this post so that many people are aware about your blog and this blog award.

Good luck everyone!!!

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Nepal Idol Live in Sydney 2017

We went to watch Nepal Idol Live in Sydney on Friday, 1 Dec 2017.

Nepal Idol 2017 is a Nepalese reality television singing competition that was a part of the Idols franchise created by Simon Fuller and owned by Fremantle Media. It aired on AP1 TV in Nepal.

Nepal Idol Live in Sydney featured live performances from the first ever Nepal Idol “Buddha Lama”, Runner Up “Nishan Bhattarai”, Second Runner Up “Pratap Das” along with “Pramila Rai” who was top 7.

After many years, Nepal Idol 2017 is the only Nepali show that we watched religiously on Saturday mornings on YouTube after it was telecasted in Nepal the day before. We started when it was top 12 and watched till the Finale.

So when one of our friends got us tickets to the show, we were so excited.

Initially, we were not sure if Chhori would be OK to be at the show so late so we were uncertain whether to take her. My SIL offered to baby sit Chhori if required but we decide to take her with us and it was the best decision.

I told Chhori that Pratap Das would sing “Motorcycle ma…” song, when we told her about the concert the day before so when we got there she kept asking me, from the time that we sat down, when was the song coming. She just loves the song and dances and sings along every time we play it on Youtube.

As it was Friday, we went straight after work so once we got there the first thing we did was to go and buy some momo and we enjoyed every bite of it. Chhori loved her momo too.

Then the show started. It opened with a Chilean group followed by a few local dance groups and then the main event.

For the first half of the show, Chhori was dancing along with every song. The people around us were watching her more than singers on the stage because she was showing off her moves even though she didn’t understand the songs.

 

On the stage the Nepal Idols came one after another and we enjoyed the show immensely. At around 9:30 – 10 pm, Chhori got tired and went to sleep. So AS took her and I went with my friend to the front of the stage to dance and enjoy the rest of the show.

Most of the songs in the second half were dance numbers so we danced along and enjoyed the songs.

I have to say that it was a great show apart for the fact they started a bit late and we finished at midnight. Out of all the performances, I became a fan of Pratap Das as he knew how to work the stage and interact with the audience. I am sure over time, the others will learn the skills too but vocal wise every one of them was brilliant.

Overall, it was a great night for us and I am so glad that Chhori was so good with the concert that I am excited to plan many more in the future.

Take care everyone

M from nepaliaustralian
XOXO
P.S: Do not forget to nominate your favourite blog . NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017

 

Vivid Wireless Review and Vivid Wireless Referral Code 143388

This post is from my own experience as a customer hoping can help other people who are looking to change their internet provider. Although if someone does use my referral code it will benefit me as well.

When we went to Nepal last March we couldn’t believe that, in Kathmandu they had a lot better internet than what we were getting in Sydney. For developed city like Sydney, we were getting 3-5 mbps internet download speed on ADSL and that on good days.  So when I read news saying that Sydney has one of the worst wired internets for a developed city I was not surprised at all.

We had been thinking about the changing our internet provider for a while but hadn’t got around to it. After we returned from Nepal we found our internet speed going downhill but it was still useable if barely. But for last couple of months the internet just went crazy with drop outs and speed slowing down to 1-2mbps. We talked to our provider but they couldn’t do much so we start to look for other options.

NBN is not going to come to our area for at least a year so we only had a choice between ADSL and wireless internet. ADSL was going to be the same whichever ISP we could go with.

So it came down to the wireless 4G internet for us and with it we could go for something with a potentially faster speed but with the data capped like OVO or Optus 100GB/$70 plans , or with unlimited data with the speed capped like Vivid Wireless. As we do a lot of streaming we chose the second option.

Although Vivid Wireless have both the limited data and unlimited data plans, for our address the only plan available was the unlimited data for $90/month with a maximum of 12 up 1 down Mbps speed. As it is not on a contract but month to month we planned to check it for a few months and change if we didn’t like it.

It look hubby less than 5 minutes to set it up and I haven’t had a single problem with it. So far we are happy to admit that we love it as we get 8-10 mbps. The service is great and reception is good too. It is great if you watch movies using Netflix or other streaming services. No stop and start and no drop outs. I think after having a bad internet connection for so long we were pleasantly surprised at how fast this felt.

We got our modem from the Good Guys and received second month free internet from Vivid Wireless (although I think if you get it from the Vivid Wireless website you will still get the free month). Hubby couldn’t wait for a few days shipping so decided to get it from TGG. We also used a referral code that we got from a friend which gave us another month free. I understand the credits will get applied after we’ve stayed with Vivid Wireless for more than 21 days. This nearly offsets the cost of the modem which was $199.

If you are looking to change to Vivid Wireless Internet, you can use the following referral code when you sign up, you get 1 month free internet and I also get one month free so it is a win-win for the both of us.

 Vivid Wireless Referral Code 143388

Your unique referral URL is

https://vw4g.co/143388

Your unique referral code is 143388

(Your unique referral code are the numbers in your referral URL)

Your friend needs to enter this referral code when they activate their Vivid Wireless account.

If you’re both eligible then you both get a 1 month free data credit

Happy Surfing  🙂

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

P.S: Do not forget to nominate your favourite blog . NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017

Things Chhori says

Before I had a baby, everyone told me how much faster life flies by when you have kids. And I believed them in the same way someone who has never experienced it does.

But now being a mother myself, I know exactly what they mean. Chhori is already 2.5 years old and it is hard to deny how time has flow by so quickly. Sure, sometimes I wish I could still hold her, swaddled in a blanket, like the day she came home for the very first time from the hospital. But those moments are fleeting.

The other day, she came and slept on my lap after a long time and it felt so good. She is still this tiny person but things that come out of her mouth surprise me all the time.

The other night I finished making the bed and she said, “Thank you for making my bed mama.” No one taught her that but it is so nice to hear that.

The other day I was in our driveway waiting for the automatic door to open so I took one of my hands off the wheel and she said, “Mama, please drive with both hands.”

I was reversing into the car spot so I unbuckled my seat belt so that I could see properly and Chhori told me, “Please don’t take off your seat belt mama.”

She wanted me to dance with her so she said, “Stand on the circle and do like this, (lift one foot off the ground) and clap like me.”

And there are times she comes and complains about her Papa or her cousins,

Mama, mama, B dada is not sharing toys with me.”

Mama, papa said No

Mama, papa not play with me.”

Mama, I want PJ masks toy, B dada is not sharing with me.”

“I am Owlette, papa is Catboy and mama , you are Gecko. We are PJ Masks family.”

The list keeps on growing but whatever the conversation is, I am really enjoying a lot. Don’t get me wrong, there are time when she irritates me by repeating the same thing again and again but most of the time I love her company and her unconditional love.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

P.S: Do not forget to nominate your favourite blog . NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017

Double celebration – Australia said YES and Socceroos wins

After a long drawn out postal survey, the result was announced yesterday and Australia has said YES to same-sex marriage.

More than two months after the survey forms began arriving in the mail boxes and longer still since the Yes and No campaigns kicked off, ABS chief statistician David Kalisch revealed the decision: “61.6 per cent of clear responses were yes”. Australians rejoice as the result was announced.

It is a big step for all Australian to take a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality.

I voted YES but I met lots of people around me who voted NO. I know some people put their reason as religion while others think it is wrong. But for me, it is all about giving everyone the same chance to be with the person they love, no matter if they are gay or straight.

Next step is for it to go through the parliament to pass the bill to make it all legal. It is expected to happen before Christmas.

In another great news, Australian soccer team, Socceroos beat Honduras 3-1 to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

It was a great game and I am looking forward to watching the FIFA World Cup next year.

Hope all of you are having a great day like I am.

Take care.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

P.S: Do not forget to nominate your favourite blog . NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017