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I Dont Come From the Land Down Under

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    But I Would Be Proud to Have

                          I have many friends from there. There are some from there who have moved to America from there and some from America that moved to Australia. I...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    My Sweetheart.

    very recently i got introduced to a lady who is very beautiful and lovely. she is simple by nature but very argumentative. but love her very much. she lives in the natural surroundings ocean and she is extremely wonderful. i love my girl friend so much that i have forgotten...
    rod1944 rod1944 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2011

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    To Me

    the Land Down Under has more of a metaphoric/hyperbolic meaning, and I most DEFINITELY am NOT from there. I am from the Big Bright Sunny Beautiful LAND ABOVE.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 2 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    ...where Women Glow and Men Plunder

    Can't seem now to get that Men at Work tune out of my head. I got to hang out with with a bunch of Australians for a couple summers, including the one when "Down Under" was at the top of the charts.  Needless to say, I heard that song played several times a day...
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Upside Down Inside Out World Is Turning

    A recent incident at Melbourne airport left us shocked and ashamed. The airport was crowded with weekend passengers. We travel alot but have not flown on a weekend for a while. We were flying to Dubai via Singapore. I cleared security first because I did not have a lot of stuff...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 8 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    1,000 people in my hometown!
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    At this point, I don’t see how important it is to keep in touch with my mother. She always got hurtful things to say to me and she’s not there for me when times are rough or...
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    I can't keep a job for more than a few years. I get really depressed. I have started many things and never finished them unless they apply to my internal daydream. My mom didn't...
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    I been living here for 18 year now come from Quebec and I miss it sometime and trying too find friend on EP around my area .
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    1. I feel bad (in some pain or need or distress or discomfort) AND - 2. I want to avoid feeling bad 3. I wonder what I have done / am doing /have done wrong which is causing me to...
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    Aum NamaH! Namasthe to You ! Hope you, Your family & your team are doing well & aiming total submission to God‎ always! I have just finished a 3 year Vedanta course from...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    I'm from Birmingham. The south is underrepresented here.
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