:laugh: GIMH wac
It was in reply to ankitj.
@Hedger's earlier post.
So does that make me an ungrateful bastard who should **** off home?? I have my reasons and justifications which I won't bore you all with (yet:ph34r:) but I'm happy and comfortable to consider myself an Aussie in every way, except for sport.....and all the time my ass points to the ground that will never change.
piss off you ungrateful bastard
Nah, It's just way too much fun living a great life in the sun in a terrific country and taking the whole thing for granted........stuff dreams are made of Uvo.
Interesting topic this, and I can relate to the wanting to identify with your heritage like Jono is saying. Although he is talking about Australian or English Indians who may be 2nd or 3rd generation, it is not too different to me who has spent more than half my life now is a "foreigner" in another country.
In the first few years I lived here I never really thought much about "home", I was more than content being out of the joint and just living my life here. As time has gone on though I find myself craving links to Blighty, sometimes in the most bizarre ways. I've started listening to English radio stations, just to hear Pommy voices and even watch "escape to the country" regularly......a show that really bores me ****less but just to see some English countryside. I'm not sure if my passion for cricket is a result or the cause tbh.
The other thing and again it is possibly the same for Asians living in Western countries is that you never truly "belong". In Australia I'll always be a POM, and that's fine......I quite like it. But when I do go back to Blighty they think of me as an Aussie, it's like I don't have a real place called home any more. I was absolutely mortified last Ashes series when I was out in a pub in Adelaide, I was pretty pissed and walked into the toilet and there were a couple of pissed English fans and I said "how'd you enjoy the day at the cricket" I wasn't wearing any of my England clobber and these POMS just got into me!!! "Bet we enjoyed it more than you convict" and **** like this!! TBF all 3 of us were that hammered none of us were probably making much sense, it was all friendly banter but I couldn't convince these guys I was English at all.........I went back to my motel with the ****s on big time!!!
As to one aspect of the topic I'd support Oz even if I lived in another country. Would expect my children to support their new country though.
Both my kids were born in Oz, and are as true blue Aussie as you can get..........I wouldn't have it any other way. Although with an Aussie wife in the house as well I do become a bit of an outcast at home during Ashes time!!