Tag Archives: Sunnies


Like everything else about my life, AS got a shock when he first moved to Australia and saw that I have a full drawer full of sun glasses. I always thought it is normal to own a few pairs as fashion changes and you do want to buy new ones now and then. Unlike other things they don’t go old or small was my explanation to why I own so many pairs. I do agree I wear some more often than others but why should I throw away a good pair of sunnies unless it is broken.

Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes and the surrounding tissues and at the same time, they are a great fashion statement. I always thought it is normal to travel with a few pairs of sunnies as they are much more than a fashion accessory. As I need different shoes and bags to match different dresses, I need different pairs of sunnies to go with my different outfits. That brings me to my questions,

How many pairs of sunnies do you have?

Do you have ones for certain seasons?

Do you see them as a part of your style or as mostly functional?

Do you change them according to your outfit?

I think I have between 15- 20 pairs but someday I feel that none of them go with my outfit. Looking at my sunnies now, I can see that I have preference for oversized sunniness and aviators.


Normally I leave one in the car all the time. Some of them I share with AS as they are unisex. The oversized ones are my favourite in summer.

The next one I want is the Prada Minimal Baroque Sunglasses. Don’t they just look so awesome and chic (hint hint my dear husband). I will rock it :). Mimco tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses are awesome as well.

Back to work this wet and cold  Monday morning and counting days to go to Nepal 🙂

Take care everyone ,

M from nepaliaustralian


Australian Slang introduction

Recently president Obama was in Australian and in his speech, he used few Australian slangs.

So I have complied here a few slangs that you will hear in Australia.

 Aggro : Very Aggressive

Ambo : ambulance, ambulance driver

Arvo : afternoon

Barbie : barbecue

Bikkie : biscuit

Bloke : man, guy

Bludger : lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on other people to do things or lend him things

Brekkie: breakfast

Brizzie :Brisbane, state capital of Queensland

Budgie smugglers : men’s swim suit

Buck’s night : stag party, male gathering the night before the wedding

Bullshit, to: To tell lies

Bust – to apprehend for an illegal activity; to go bankrupt; a police raid.

Chewie : chewing gum

Chinwag – a chat, conversation

Chokkie : chocolate

Chook : a chicken

Chrissie: Christmas

Dag : a funny person, nerd, goof

Dole bludger : somebody on social assistance when unjustified

Down Under:Australia

Earbash – to talk incessantly, someone who talks too much

Esky: large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc.

Footy : Australian Rules football

G’Day : hello!

Gobsmacked : surprised, astounded

Joey : baby kangaroo

Lippy: lipstick

Maccas (pron. “mackers”) : McDonald’s

Mate : buddy, friend


Pash : a long passionate kiss; hence “pashing on”

Pom, pommy, pommie : an Englishman

Rack off : push off

Rego : vehicle registration

Sheila : a woman

Sunnies : sunglasses

Surfies : people who go surfing

Tall poppies : successful people

Tall poppy syndrome : the tendency to criticize successful people

Thongs : cheap rubber backless sandals

Truckie : truck driver

Ugg boots : Australian sheepskin boots

Uni : university

Vejjo : vegetarian

Whinge : complain

Wog : person of Mediterranean origin

Wuss : coward

Yabber : someone who talks a lot

Yabby : inland freshwater crayfish found in Australia

Yewy : u-turn in traffic