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.
M from nepaliaustralian
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I am sure I am not alone in this boat. There are days/ week where you feel down and don’t want to do anything, meet anyone and feel as if your life is going nowhere. You just see everything around you and nothing is going according to your plan.
I am having one of those days and I feel like I need to jerking myself out of it and tell myself that I have many blessing to count and I should not waste time thinking about nonsense.
So that is what I am doing right now.
- I am blessed with good health which so many people in this world wish for.
- I am blessed to have loving parents who will do anything to make me happy and have been so supportive and caring throughout my life. I am where I am because of their sacrifice and love. I should never forget that even when I am down.
- I am blessed to have a hubby who completes me in every way. He knows every small thing about me and tries his best to keep a smile on my face. I am so blessed to get a partner who is my love, friend and my life. Nothing can change our bond and I am so proud to say that.
- I am blessed to have a daughter who is my world, my heartbeat and absolute cutie pie. When she hugs me, kisses me or says “I love you Mama”, the world becomes a happier place. She is a source of happiness in our lives. Sometime I become selfish and want to stop time as I don’t want her to grow up.
- I am blessed to have a job which helps me to provide family with food, a roof on our head and life’s various needs.
- I am blessed to be living in a country where I don’t have to worry about day to day stuff and don’t need to fight for our rights.
- I am blessed to have friends and family who care about me and my happiness. Even if they may not be many, the care and love is real and it matters a lot.
Writing this is already making me feel better.
Please share your own list and hope that list can bring a smile on your face every time you are down or unhappy.
Have a great day everyone.
M from nepaliaustralian
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Chhori is 18 months old now, a big girl compared to a year ago. Time is just flying by.
It is so true when they say children are like sponge as they absorb everything and it is no different with Chhori.
Recently, she has learned to indicate Yes and No by nodding. I think she is learning all this from the rhymes but she looks absolutely gorgeous when she does them. Also, just yesterday she was putting her both hands on her mouth while laughing. She always manages to amaze me with new stuff every day.
AS had been a great dad and constantly teaches her new stuff and I love watching their interaction. She is definitely becoming demanding now but AS always manages to handle her by teaching that you give in somewhere to get something.
I am so happy that he is so patient with our daughter as I don’t have lots of patience :). I love her to death but sometime she seems to know how to drive me mad.
On the other hand, she has wrapped her grandparents around her ting fingers. She always gets my mum and dad to give her a massage especially her legs. And it has to be both the legs at the same time, one by grandma and one by grandad.
My mum scolds her sometimes when she misbehaves, and threatens to spank her. Now she actually comes to me complaining when I come home and though she can’t say it but shows me a spanking action to complain.
She will miss them a lot when they leave next year.
Her eating habit is changing slowly and we are giving her mostly the same food that we eat. She had 5 chicken steamed momos yesterday proving she is definitely Nepalese. She loves to eat everything on her own too. Sometimes it is a problem because with rice it can get very messy but we are teaching her how to use a spoon.
Last week it was her 18 months immunisation and again this time also she didn’t cry at all. I held her the whole time while the GP gave her the shot, but not a sound was made. She was just curious like last time and watched the needle go into her arms. There was a little blood this time but it didn’t make any difference. I am so happy she didn’t cry.
More updates soon.
Take care everyone,
M from nepaliaustralian
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I know I have talked about this before in my blog, small things that bring happiness to our life. I have always believed in that even though big things do matter in life, small things also bring a lot of happiness in our life.
This morning I had a big smile when I discovered AS had packed the sauce for my lunch. This morning I was bit clumsy getting ready for work. May be it was the long weekend that was making me clumsy or my laziness but I was doing everything very slowly. On the other hand, AS was fresh and already ready to go. Therefore, he packed lunch for us and asked if I wanted sauce with it. I knew he was already doing a lot packing lunch, yogurt, fruit that I didn’t want to bother him more so I answered NO.
So, when I came to work while unpacking my lunch to put in the fridge, I discovered that he had packed a small tub of sauce anyway. I felt so happy that I texted him thank you straight away. He was so thoughtful and kind and it made my day.
Do you agree with me that happiness in small things is important? Please share your experience.
Happy Monday everyone 🙂
M from nepaliaustralian