Broncos fan had a sense of foreboding when the Last Post was played before the match against the Bulldogs on Friday night, followed by a scuffle in the stand when a man yelled during the observance of a one-minute silence to mark Anzac Day. Bad omen. So when his team finally won after a few weeks, one can hear this fan’s huge sigh of relief in the neighbourhood!
Colleague yesterday got an offer from the airline to “upgrade” to Business Class on his flight to Brisbane. He said “yes” when he saw the $300+ extra cost. Not bad, he thought. But he let out the expletives when he was told it’s in US dollars!
Political parties have until the end of this week to hold their national conventions – before the issue of writs on Thursday. Polling time is here.
Our Melanesia neighbours across the Solomon Sea are getting quite a bit of attention from two superpowers. China arrived first, now the USA also wants to reestablish World War Two links with Honiara. PM Sogavare must be scratching his head who to pick.
Still in Melanesia, the Super W trophy won by the Fijian Drua women’s rugby team in their first outing in the top Australian competition was a big cause for celebration back home. Some women in Fiji celebrated late into the night, leaving their poor husbands yesterday to take care of the Sunday after-church lunch.
Every girl has a different taste, especially when it comes to picking a life-long companion.
Thought for today
Only lazy girls are impressed by money. When a woman works hard, a man with money is a bonus, not a ladder to upgrade.
“We believe that given the low market penetration levels in PNG, the rate of rapid change and increased reliance on digitalisation and connectivity, telecommunications will remain an important industry for at least the next 100 years.” – Vodafone regional chief executive officer Pradeep Lal.