Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The same day of the VA’s client cocktail we planned the farewell party of Melanie, David, Luisa and Roberto. The voted menu was Pizza and the provider was an excellent restaurant near the block’s corner… 14 pizzas was required to fulfill the appetite of the guests (and the hosts of course which is me, hehe) plus the common snacks and beverages… Soda, beer, some wine, water, etc.

After odd 2 hours I got the incoming call of Victor and the surprise was on. My close mate Raúl and I planned to start a video conference with him (which currently is living in Perth) to give some motivation to the take off… more hope and less sadness to the moment.

Sort of at the end, I made public the launching of the blog’s forum and old forum renovation into a single forum of Latin-Americans (for now, anyone is welcome). The forum is hosted on freeforums.org (excellent services) and the url is: http://aussieneighbor.freeforums.org. This forum is the product of new ideas with the old community GotoAu hosted previously on Yahoo Groups... Just on step closer to community.

I am not going to extend so much on chatting…
Images speaks better than words.

Well… I am going to sound repetitive because this post was already written not so long from now. Anyway, the past Sunday (April 13) was the VA’s client cocktail (VA stands for “Viva en Australia”) and again 450 people filling up the room wide long.

The last time, the cocktail was pretty flat (I meant desserts and drinks) but the issue was solve at this new encounter (thank you god!)… The comment might be shallow but since the cocktail start at 11 am and ends nearby the 3 PM you pretty much understand why something to get the belly distracted is a must.

This time the reunion was in presence of Michael Booney (director of Southern Cross Alliance) and gave us a brief lesson of aussie slang, most of the slangs I have already hear it but is great to hear it from him because is a funny guy and knows how to earn your trust with few jokes. After the jokes was the perfect moment to get serious and start talking about more interesting topics such as the aussie education system or a medicare’s sum up.

Here you will find some pdf documents (warning, on Spanish) with the common topics of these cocktails.

And of course, some photographs of the moment.