It’s official: UN declares Australia 2nd best country in the world.

 

Australia has ranked 2nd in the UN’s annual Human Development Index (HDI) report.

The HDI is calculated using various factors including life expectancy, education and gross national income.
Australia’s score came in at 0.935, while Norway took out the top spot with 0.945.

We also placed ahead of Switzerland, Denmark and Netherlands.

Australia did well in all three disciplines – with a life expectancy of 82.4 years, an average schooling period of 13 years, and an average annual income of $42,261. Norway had very similar results to us, except their average income was over $20,000 higher than us.

Even still, SLAY ‘STRAYA!

 

Bucko and Champs – Deck the shed with bits of Wattle.

Deck the sheds with bits of wattle*, fa la la la, la la la la,
Whack some gum leaves in a bottle, fa la la la, la la la la la,
All the shops are open Sundies, fa la la la, la la la la,
Buy you Dad some socks and undies, fa la la la, la la la la la.

Deck the sheds with bits of gumtree, fa la la la, la la la la,
Hang the deco’s off the plum tree, fa la la la, la la la la la,
Plant some kisses on the missus, fa la la la, la la la la,
Have a ripper Aussie Christmas, fa la la la, la la la la la.

 

Say g’day to friends and rellies, fa la la la, la la la la,
Wave them off with bulging bellies, fa la la la, la la la la la,
Kids and babies, youngies, oldies, fa la la la, la la la la,
May your fridge be full of coldies, fa la la la, la la la la la.

Chop the wood and stoke the barbie, fa la la la, la la la la,
Ring the folks in Abudabe**, fa la la la, la la la la la,
Pop the stuffing in the turkey, fa la la la, la la la la,
Little Mary’s feeling ercky***, fa la la la, la la la la la.

Rally rally round the table, fa la la la, la la la la,
Fill your belly while you’re able, fa la la la, la la la la la,
Joyce and Joaney, Dave and Darryl, fa la la la, la la la la,
Sing an Aussie Christmas carol, fa la la la, la la la la la.

 

Rod Stewart – You’re in My Heart

 

It’s Sunday morning here in Oz, so here is a wonderful song to wake up to…but also for all the lovers out there.  Rod Stewart’s You’re in my heart.  Enjoy  ~RB~

“You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)”

I didn’t know what day it was
when you walked into the room
I said hello unnoticed
You said goodbye too soon

Breezing through the clientele
spinning yarns that were so lyrical
I really must confess right here
the attraction was purely physical

I took all those habits of yours
that in the beginning were hard to accept
Your fashion sense, Beardsly prints
I put down to experience

The big bosomed lady with the Dutch accent
who tried to change my point of view
Her ad lib lines were well rehearsed
but my heart cried out for you

Chorus:

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul
You’ll be my breath should I grow old
You are my lover, you’re my best friend
You’re in my soul

My love for you is immeasurable
My respect for you immense
You’re ageless, timeless, lace and fineness
You’re beauty and elegance

You’re a rhapsody, a comedy
You’re a symphony and a play
You’re every love song ever written
But honey what do you see in me

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul
You’ll be my breath should I grow old
You are my lover, you’re my best friend
You’re in my soul

You’re an essay in glamour
Please pardon the grammar
but you’re every schoolboy’s dream
You’re Celtic, United, but baby I’ve decided
You’re the best team I’ve ever seen

And there have been many affairs
Many times I’ve thought to leave
But I bite my lip and turn around
’cause you’re the warmest thing I’ve ever found

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul
You’ll be my breath should I grow old
You are my lover, you’re my best friend
You’re in my soul

AMV : Mmm Mmm yeah yeah!

Mmm Mmm Yeah Yeah.

Just for fun! Carnival time! Am i become animepedia?^.^
Editor: 某科学的cc君
BGM:austin mahone mmm yeah[feat pitbull]
ps: ending bgm is Friends[Guilty Crown OST]
Obviously, the there is an Anime List at the end, check that out~
Anime list:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Nisemonogatari, K-ON, Baka and Test, Lucky Star, Bakuman, C³(C Cube), Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Free!, IS (Infinite Stratos), Love Live, Guilty Crown, Nichijou, Death Note, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Gosick, Yosuga no Sora, Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions, YuruYuri, iDOLM@STER, Oreimo, Blue Exorcist, Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Love Lab, Kill Me Baby, The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Black Rock Shooter, Date A Live, Carnival Phantasm, Hyōka, The Familiar of Zero, Toradora!, BLOOD-C, AIR, A Certain Scientific Railgun, Kokoro Connect, Inu x Boku SS, Haganai, Hanasaku Iroha, Cardcaptor Sakura, Engaged to the Unidentified, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, Gurren Lagann, Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea, Accel World.

80’s Juke box – (1985) We Close our Eyes : Go West.

A new music trivia post series.  I am going to be posting up songs from the 80’s that may not have made it to number one, but certainly will take you back to the time of big hair, bigger shoulder pads, and of course the best music.

“We Close Our Eyes” is a song by British pop band Go West, composed by both members Peter Cox and Richard Drummie. Recognizable by its synthesizer hook, it was the first single from their début album Go West.

The single was promoted by a music video directed by Godley & Creme. This video included the band members performing the song in front of dancing wooden dolls.

In April 1985, the single was discussed by Molly Meldrum and Queen singer Freddie Mercury on the Australian music show Countdown. Mercury was impressed and predicted the band would be “very, very big”.

“We Close Our Eyes” spent fourteen weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 5 in April 1985. In the United States, the single reached 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 5 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

Inside everyone hides one desire
Out side no one would know
Danger close to the edge of the knife
Safer not to let go

And while
We miss chances
You can almost hear
Time slipping away

We close our eyes, we never lose a game
Imagination never lets us take the blame
We close our eyes to see the final frame
We close our eyes to time slipping away

No show, Wednesday girl waits with the wine
She knows just what to say
While no one listen
You can almost hear time slipping away

We close our eyes we never lose a game
Imagination never lets us take the blame
We close our eyes to see the final frame
We close our eyes and we can talk to strangers

We are burning with the spark
And we can walk on water
We are tigers in the dark
We are burning, we close our eyes

Heroes never give in to the night
He knows how far he can run
And as he surrenders
You can almost hear time slipping away

We close our eyes, we never lose a game
Imagination never lets us take the blame
We close our eyes to see the final frame
We close our eyes

We close our eyes, we never lose a game
Imagination never lets us take the blame
We close our eyes to see the final frame
We close our eyes

We walk on water
We are burning
Talk to strangers

Another horrific crash at Mount Panorama.

This is the big weekend for V8 Supercar racing in Australia, with the action having started yesterday.  But already there has been two crashes that have brought the races to a stop, with the first one yesterday, when Chaz Mostert’s V8 supercar slammed into the wall barriers up on the mountain, taking out a fire Marshall box and injuring five.  Both he and one of the marshals had to be airlifted to hospital.  Today, in one of the support touring car classes, there was the second crash down Conrad straight, when Damien Flack slid off the road and rolled his car till it disintegrated.  Thankfully he was taken to hospital and is said to be okay.

 

The big race is tomorrow, live on the Ten network Australia.