Today, November the 24th Australia voted for their new government, the result? Kevin Rudd has replaced John Howard as Australia's Prime Minister.
Kevin Rudd has become Australia's 26th prime Minister, and introduces the first labor government since the last fall of the party in 1996.
Now ex-Prime Minister John Howard may also find himself out of Parliament all together with his seat of Bennelong (NSW) possibly falling to the labor leader in the area, former reporter, Maxine McKew.
Now, I'm 17 so was therefore unable to vote, however my mum and grandpa did vote for labor (for which Kevin Rudd represents), so i was pleased with that.
I just couldn't believe at one of my mates stupidity. I have been a supporter of Rudd for most of the year, and my friends know it. As soon as it was obvious Rudd had won, i went on msn to have my mate doubt Rudd and say "just wait for China to invade now". His arguements to why this would happen were very weak obviously, saying that because Rudd spoke Chinese they would incade us...yeh, nice theory [end sarcasm] I replied saying, well either way we would have a Prime Minister who spoke english, does that mean England would invade us? along with the United States and all other english speaking countries...anyway, enough of that
So next time you watch the news and see your countries leader talking to a different looking representative of Australia, it will be Kevin Rudd
for those that have no faith i quote Darth Vader: "I find your lack of faith disturbing"
I saw a good mate of mine just the other day, we had a day out in the city and got up to a few things. First off we went to get lunch...well I did. I got myself a good KFC meal to which she said "i'll steal your chips....and i have an apple, they are filling", i shook my head with dissapointment. Anyway, soon after we went to the movies and saw 'Lions For Lambs'
Apart from it obviously being a movie to convince the American, and world's population that what countries are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan for example are not only reasonable, but good, it was a good movie. I for one have never really supported the wars, yet they are necessary to show that the world's superpower will not take c**p from anyone, developing, or developed country, doesnt matter. Which is good...if you keep giving into a bully they'll walk all over you..but enough of my talk. If your wondering why the odd title for the movie, it is because of one point during the movie where one of the characters makes reference to World War Two where the (if i remembered correctly) Germans referred to the British army as Lions - courageous, valiant and great fighters, but were all the while held back by commanders and generals who were not so - the lambs. The whole movie is in a space of 1-2 hours of 6 peoples lives - A uni teacher and a student, a reporter and a Congressman and finally, two soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. It makes for a good movie, i recommend it to anyone who is into politics and world issues.
After the my mate talked about how she is going to Singapore the 1st of December and how she would be staying at her mums house for a while, and being all alone for both christmas and new year, so she asked if i could try to come up and stay with her. I did not bother trying to get out of Christmas because it is a pretty big deal in my family, even though nearly none of us are religious..but anyway. I asked and eventually dad booked me in to travel to singapore from the 29th of dec to 13th of jan. :D :D :D :D
Later we left to try and find the Labor office to try to get me a Kevin '07 shirt (marketing shirts made by the party obviously). We walked out inthe rain searching until we finally found it, a bit wet. I walked in and asked "do you have any Kevin 07 shirts?" to which my mate just started laughing. the lady behind the counter just said "we dont supply them here"..so we left. Just to get more wet until we decided on something to do. We went back into the main part of the city to where she finally took me to the Big W so i could buy her the rest of her b'day present i owed her since May. After that, we decided to head off to Chinatown and get some dinner.
I was dying for some Singapore 5tyle pork and rice, so that's what we got. It tasted sooo good, and was sooo nice, so i was happy. We didn't have too much else to do, so we sat in the place for a while just talking while she made a mess with the tea they gave us. She drew pictures of the split stuff on the table while i spun my unused chopsticks on the table. After literally an hour and a half sitting there, and plenty of dirty, weird looks from the waitresses, we paid and left. It was getting late, and i still had an hour trip ahead of me, so i decided i should leave. So we got on a tram, gave her the usual goodbye and got on the train home.
Another big bit of my life right now is my grandma. Just yesterday (23rd of Nov) she went into the hospital to get surgery done on her knee. She's had a dodgy knee for a while, and i thikn she's getting a whole new metal knee put it. Now my grandpa wouldnt be able to stay by himself, so he is staying with my family for, well, as long as it takes. Since we have no spare bedroom, he is staying in my room while i sleep in various parts of the house, for which dad said he would compensate me for :D
its certaintly different with him here. the ABC (Australian Broadccasting Coperation) is n alot more than usual, and more documentaties and 'old people' shows are on. I'vw also found myself being less noisy, and holding my tongue alot more...which is a change i should make anyway...meh :P
A few games have been receiving workouts from me since my school is over for the year. Over the past few days Battlefield 2 has gone up with me enjoying doing various flips in black hawks (tricky business that), and strapping C4 to my jeeps and charging all over the place...great fun. A mini story i have from that is, if anyone knows the map Wake Island, i put C4 on the front of my jeep then charged into enemy territory so to speak, half way i see a tank on a destroyable bridge. I drive into the tank, kill myself and the tank in the process and the bridge is destroyed, i just laughed.
A second story i have is once again with C4 on the front of my jeep, also on wake island. i drove into the airfield and saw an attack chopper (Apache if you wanna be clever) coming in for repairs. i took my chance and slammed into it as it touched the ground, killing both pilot and gunner, i was most impressed :D
I have also decided to get going on my borrowed version of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I finally got passed the bit i was stuck on, and am now about to battle the Boss in the Goron mines.
I also started up Super Paper Mario again. I also got passed my stuck point and got further...i am however, stuck again :?
I also beat Zelda: Phantom Hourglass the other day. Great game, you can check out my review here(and yes, clicking this will open a new window, that way you can see the rest of my blog)
Pokemon diamond has also been racking up its usual play time, which is alot. I have changed my team for the millionth time, this time taking out Probopass (meinFuhrer) and Tentacruel and replacing them with Hitmontop (now one of my favorite pokemon) and Weezing.
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That's all from me, thanks for reading, please leave a comment
added on for lulz:No, think about it. Colonel Sanders does sell chicken (KFC). Blaziken is a chicken who knows kung-fu, making him a kung-fu chicken (KFC). Infernape stole Blaziken's job. Therefore, Infernape stole Colonel Sanders job.