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I Dont Come From the Land Down Under

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

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    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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    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 7 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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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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    ...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 2 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    I don't talk to anyone in my family anymore. my parents are forever fighting with eachother and have considered divorce, my older sister hates my guts and my little sister is too...
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    Ok so I'm not close to family much but when it comes to my mom and my brother I'm all hands on and I'm just scared that my mom might have cancer and that my brother might have to...
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    I don't know if this is how I should be acting, but... I am actually thankful that God gave me this kind of life. I mean, I am thankful that I am from a broken family. why? well...
    hummingtree hummingtree 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    My family has lots of divorced people. I have no clue who is there and who is just not really family. It's also sad that lots of my family members died from cancer. Yet, I am...
    CutestKitty500 CutestKitty500 22-25 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I faced it. I just faced it, when you feel the moment that you always dream through a dream or a deep thought, it's just a minute but the beauty of the moment will just leave...
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M Mar 25

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    I'm 19 and I have a boyfriend. He wanted us to move in together. One second it's 'ok' with my Mom the next I NEED to be home every night so I'm not "abandoning" my family. I feel...
    aarie77 aarie77 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Remember me I'm the question. Remember me I'm the answer. Remember me I'm the thought. Remember me I'm the saying. Remember me I'm the idea. Remember me I'm the implementation...
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    Maxim3NL Maxim3NL 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I tried to glue the pieces together time after time until I realized it would continue to break..
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I believe the heart and mind are the most attractive when they are working together for the greater good.
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm not gonna lie, I do look at looks as well, but I guess it's inner beauty what completes a person, and makes them that much more beautiful, just my opinion :)
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    "I like your Christ but I do not like your Christians." Mahatma Gandhi
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    You don't need to be religious to have good morals.
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Dad is an *******!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    clarantino clarantino 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Inner beauty is someone who loves themselves. If you love yourself, then loving someone else is so much easier and more passionate. Something I had to learn the hard way, and is...
    ItalianFilipino ItalianFilipino 18-21, M Apr 11

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    sacredlotusj sacredlotusj 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Ebtitel001 Ebtitel001 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    oh you know, the typical "my parents are divorced story". my dad cheated on my mom when I was younger and then he left us. then he got remarried and cheated on her, but didn't...
    grace375 grace375 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Dave Coe has some good songs. He can be a racist if he wants to. I'm not, but I do believe in freedom of speech. Politically incorrect? Oxymoron, says I.
    Seanonymous Seanonymous 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    The usual my parents are separated story does for the people I don't know but for me it's the they separated but can't leave each other alone and constantly fight about stupid...
    lolgirlxcx lolgirlxcx 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Let's get one thing straight. I am NOT against Jews. The land wrongly called Israel is the abomination that is the primary cause of the world wide resurgence of anti-Semitism. The...
    ChestnutNAmber ChestnutNAmber 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 6

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