Tuesday, January 27, 2009
What a day
I was back for Australia Day. The flight back from Portugal was un-eventful except for some confusion on where I should pick up my luggage but I will never forget the hospitality of Porto, Portugal. My, what a friendly and humble people, always willing to help strangers and not afraid to try their English on you. People smile back when you smile at them, in the train station, in the malls and everywhere.
So I came home for Australia Day parade. At this parade, I am amazed to hear so many people speaking foreign languages. The world is coming down to Australia, and that is good. They should come down, it can accommodate 50 more million people... no kidding, a study shows this. We will be richer for it.
It was really an amazing day yesterday. We caught Premier Brumby coming out of his lunch where we happened to be having a picnic. We called to greet him and he walked over to shake our hands.