As a Multi-Cultural Aussie…

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I reserve the right to have sweet chili sauce rather that good old ‘dead horse’ on my pie. I will also continue to refer to the brand as ‘Mae Plong’ even though it is ‘Mae Ploy.’

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I believe I am free to support the England cricket team even though I am not English and was, in fact, born in Australia.

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I am proud of being a dual passport holder, and reserve the right to call myself Italian even though I do not speak the language.

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I view the dim sim as one of our national dishes.

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I can declare Russell Crowe is an Australian, even though he’s from New Zealand.

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I fully expect lasagna to be one of two entrees served on Christmas day (the other being prawns, of course).

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I smile when I see Sudanese kids running around my neighbourhood, and think it’s great we’ve been able to give them a home. I do not believe they should ‘go back where they came from.’

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I don’t see Thai, Chinese or Italian eateries as ethnic or exotic food. They’re just your bog-standard grub.

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I can marry a Brit but then insist he pronounce the state of Queensland as ‘Queens-laand.’ Not ‘Queenslend.’

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I know that if I want the good cuts of meat at the supermarket, I need to get up super-early to beat all the Italian Nonnas to it. I never do.

As a multi-cultural Aussie, the smell of chops being cooked somewhere in my street makes me think of exotic foods I rarely get to eat.

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I don’t like to admit to anyone that I actually quite like the taste of vegemite.

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I’ve never once been served up ‘meat and three veg.’

As a multi-cultural Aussie, I am proud that our nation was built by migrants and can’t understand, with such a large land mass at our disposal, we can’t welcome more in.

25 thoughts on “As a Multi-Cultural Aussie…

  1. A few points if I may…

    1) Lasagne, for Christmas??? WTF?!!
    2) Why do you want to take credit for Russell Crowe?!
    3) Who invented pavolva, you lot or the Kiwis?! (hint: The Kiwis say they did).

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    1. Yes, in my Italian-Australian household at Christmas we have antipasto followed by prawns, then lasagna, then three types of roast meat and then dessert. At Easter, substitute roast meats for chicken schnitzel. You’d love it.

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    2. Oh, forgot the rest of your questions…

      The country takes credit for Russell, I don’t.

      Do the kiwis really take credit for the pavlova? The bastards!

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