Film Review-Ali’s Wedding

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Originally posted on the 3rd September 2017 at StarCentralMagazine. com

(For some reason, in the original link the author name of the article is “Hollie”. I swear I wrote this.)

It took a while, but Ali’s Wedding has set a unique precedent when it comes to translating the Australian immigrant story onto the big screen. Dubbed “Australia’s First Muslim Rom-Com,” it premieres on August 31st and based on Osamah Sami’s true and unfortunate events of his life, in which he fabricated his medical entrance exam, got deported from America due to a play about Saddam Hussein and escaped from an arranged marriage to chase after the girl of his dreams. Continue reading “Film Review-Ali’s Wedding”

Welcome Dinner Cruise Miss Multiverse AU ’17

 

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Final Contestants for Miss Multiverse (Courtesy of Mish Mash Photography)

Originally posted on  August 30th, 2017 on Star Central Magzine.com

Despite being cursed by the wrath of Sydney’s unpredictable weather, the Matilda, against all odds sailed the rippling tides of the Darling Harbour. Within it, an exciting event was waiting to transpire on the evening of 27th August 2017. It was the Welcome Dinner Cruise for Miss Multiverse Australia 2017, in celebration of the Top Ten Finalists that made it in the contest.

Miss Multiverse Australia is a new reality television show, which follows novice models through their trials and tribulations within Australian modelling scene. The format of this reality show proved to have a magnitude of success in America and South America over the last few years. Although it may look like Australian’s Next Top Model on the surface, the point of difference is that they are looking for Australian’s most multifaceted model. The contestants are not just pretty faces, but they need to prove they have an array of talent. Continue reading “Welcome Dinner Cruise Miss Multiverse AU ’17”

Pacific Women’s Professional and Business Network Inc.

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Originally published on 25th August 2017 on Star Central Magazine website

There was a magnetic sense of oceanic pride radiating all around Ku-ring-gai Town Hall last Saturday, 19th August and there was a big reason why – because it was the official launch of the Pacific Women’s Professional and Business Network. The network in all its entirety is a great source of enlightenment for all the young, Pacific women who are aspiring to do something great within their communities and beyond. Continue reading “Pacific Women’s Professional and Business Network Inc.”

Gender Equality: Inherently Mongolian

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Gender equality is the idea where male and female are given equal opportunity within a social, educational and workplace setting. In a perfect world, this idea of equality would work seamlessly and it is only fair, right? However, we live in an imperfect world where the chips don’t always fall into place. Achieving this ideal is rather difficult as it requires control of the mentioned institutions and maintenance of policies which ensure gender equality.  According to the United Nations, Mongolia has achieved a medium level of gender equality.  Supposedly, some of the issues that the Australian society has, such as the gendered wage gap and the glass ceiling has not risen in Mongolian society. Continue reading “Gender Equality: Inherently Mongolian”

On the Weekend: Lake Khovsgol

 

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The blue-green gradient of the beautiful Lake Khovsgol

Originally posted on the 14th August 2017 on The Mongol Messenger 

Let me ask you a frank question: Would you be bothered sitting in the car for 12 hours, cruising along the strenuous rocky roads of the countryside, the barbaric Mongolian music splitting from the sides, just to see a lake which happens to border Russia?

It’s a crazy proposition. It’s alright I lived through it so, you won’t have to experience it.

Our destination was Khosovgol Nuur which is located on the northwest border between Mongolia and Russia and is situated in the base level of the eastern Sayan Mountains. It’s 1 645 metres long and 262 metres deep. It’s known to the second freshwater lake in Asia, and it has 70% of Mongolian’s fresh water. There is an abundance of medical remedies in forms of water plants, shrubs and all kinds of plankton. Certainly, a phenomenon out of a high fantasy novel! Continue reading “On the Weekend: Lake Khovsgol”