Thursday, June 27, 2013

June 2013 Renovations

The house that we bought was really plain inside. It had blue walls and raw skirting boards. It did not reflect our personalities at all.

We have been spending the past few months staining and varnishing the skirting boards, painting the walls and buying some furniture. We wanted the interiors to be modern and neutral-coloured so we went for a warm grey paint and black furniture. We also added some red highlights on the furniture.

The feature wall in the lounge room is going to be taken down eventually because it sticks like a very sore thumb. Hence, it will still change. As far as our bedroom goes, this will be the permanent look of it.

Of course, there are more photos to come.
main bedroom


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Australian Media Quantifies the Importance of Human Lives

Institutional racism exists in Australia. Anyone who denies that must be living on another planet. But it still hurts when you see it directed towards you or your people.

Last year, a Caucasian woman (originally from the UK) Jill Meagher was raped and murdered. It was horrible and we saw CCTV footages and her photos. We also heard her promising life here in Australia. All of these lasted several weeks.

A week ago, a pregnant Asian woman (originally from the Philippines) Joan Ryther was bashed, raped and murdered. Her unborn child was also killed. Had I not visited the Facebook page of a Filipino-Australian news site last night, I would not have learned about it.

I watch morning and evening news. I also read news websites of ABC, Sydney Morning Herald, The Advertiser, The Age and SBS and it was only this morning that ABC decided to report about it when somebody already got arreested.

This disinterestedness for segments of the Australian society is not giving this country a good reputation. We are all precious so please do not make us feel otherwise.