Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Human towers Video

Human Towers, the three hundred years old Catalan Tradition unites three cities,  Santiago, Mumbai and Vilafranca del Penedès in this interesting documentary... Enjoy!!

A taste of the video...

Documentary website...

(Ariana inspired this post)

Monday, 25 June 2012

Australia and New Zealand Opportunities Day (12th July)

Once again we are organising an event to talk about the Society and about the possibilities of migration/study in Australia and New Zealand (we receive lots of questions about it).

Date: 12th July (17:00 pm)
Place: Pub International, Rambles 81 BCN

Un altre cop organitzem un event per parlar sobre la Society i sobre les possibilitats de migració/estudi a Austràlia i Nova Zelanda (rebem moltes consultes sobre això)

Data: 12 de Juliol (17:00H)
Lloc: Pub International, Rambles 81 BCN
Entrada gratuïta però agraïm confirmació enviat correu a aunzcat@gmail.com
Us hi esperem

Sunday, 24 June 2012

My vegemite cargo has arrived...

Paul's brother from Melbourne sent the periodic "Aussie food pack" and I got my part as you can see. Thank you Paul. This is the moment of the delivery...

The guy who appears in the picture is Paul, he tries to improve my English every week (sorry for the quality of the picture, my Blackberry did what it could).

More about vegemite...
From the blog
From the Wikipedia


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Better Life Index

The OECD, a mainly rich-country group, has created the Better Life Index. The index uses 24 variables across 11 sectors to create a mesure of welfare for 34 of its member countries, plus Brazil and Russia. Australia is scoring first. (source: The Economist)

More detail about New Zealand...
More detail about Australia...
Full The Economist article...

Monday, 18 June 2012

Dinner Friday 15th of June (Silvestre Restaurant)

Thanks to all of you who came!!!!

It was a dinner full of interesting people, stimulating conversation, the warm Silvestre's staff ...

There were people who have lived in Australia some time ago, Aussies, locals that plan to go to Australia very soon, some others,... An amazing mix, event a good place to talk about business but mainly to share experiences, opinions... and enjoy. I even forgot that my arm was broken (seriously).

If you couldn't this time, come to the next one!


Dinner from the East

Dinner from the West

Kangaroo and red wine

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Follow the sun (by Xavier Rudd)

Thanks Lulu for this post!

Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in 1978 and grew up in Torquay, Victoria. He attended St. Joseph's College, Geelong.
He has developed a strong reputation for playing live performances at musical festivals and concerts in Australia North America and throughout Europe. His following is particularly strong in Australia and in Canada, where he has recorded several albums.
Many of Rudd's songs incorporate socially conscious themes, such as environmentalism and the rights of Aboriginal peoples. In addition to playing the yidaki in many of his songs, he has also included both Australian and Canadian Aboriginal vocals in some of his songs (source: wikipedia.org)

Here you have his song 'Follow the sun'...

and its lyrics...

Follow, follow the sun
And which way the wind blows
When this day is done
Breathe, breathe in the air
Set your intentions
Dream with care
Tomorrow's a new day for everyone
A brand new moon and brand new sun

So follow, follow the sun
The direction of the birds
The direction of love
Breathe, breathe in the air
Cherish this moment
Cherish this breath
Tomorrow's a new day day for everyone
A brand new moon, brand new sun

When you feel life coming down on you like a heavy weight
When you feel this crazy society adding to the strain
Take a stroll to the nearest water's edge, remember your place
Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came
So which way is the wind blowing
What does your heart say

So follow, follow the sun
And which way the wind blows
When this day is done

The English-speaking Children's Parents' Association

The English-speaking Children's Parents' Association provides a forum
for those interested in working to change the Catalan school system's
approach to native speakers of curricular languages.  They are a civil
society group whose aims are

Recognition of English as a heritage language (in Catalan, a
llengua d'origen), which would make it possible to sponsor
after-school mother-tongue English classes in Catalan schools,
beginning at age 6 (ten other languages are already recognised as
llengües d'origen)

Recognition of children who speak English at home and attend
Catalan schools as special needs learners for whom English as a
foreign language instruction is not appropriate

Advanced/enriched English instruction, especially at the secondary level

In the long-term, English-Catalan dual-language education.

They have a web site (sites.google.com/site/catangloampa/) and are
active on Facebook (just enter "English-speaking Children's Parents'
Association of Catalonia" into the search box).