7 Annoying and Dangerous Habits of Sydney Pedestrians

walkingThere are some dangerous  pedestrians in Sydney.

Walking is not difficult – you look ahead in the direction you are walking, listen to  sounds that tell you what is happening nearby, and most importantly you use your common sense.

Sadly there are too many idiots walking dangerously on footpaths, in shopping centres and railway stations. I don’t know why it is so difficult for people to walk intelligently, safely and being aware of other pedestrians.

These are the 7 most dangerous and annoying habits I have observed:

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Introducing Vegemite

VegemiteI teach English as a second language. Last week I brought in a jar of Vegemite and a packet of cracker biscuits  for my students to taste.

I wished I could have filmed the reaction of the Chinese teenagers here on a 2 week study tour of Sydney. Their faces expressed disgust!

So what is Vegemite? I prepared a handout for the students as well as showing them an old TV commercial.

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How I use Instagram as my photo gallery

Instagram

Instagram. Isn’t this some sort of social media thing that young people use to share photos of their food, browsing the latest fashions or posting daring selfies?

I like using Instagram which may come as a surprise to younger readers as I am a Baby Boomer and much older than the typical teenager or 20-something who have naturally embraced this social network.

Instagram is my personal photography gallery – a place where I can showcase my work to the world as well as looking at the photos of others.

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How to watch movies online (for free)

MoviesBefore the Internet there were only a few ways to watch movies. I could go to  the cinema, watch television, or hire the videotape. Now that our world has gone digital and movies are encoded as streams of bits, there are many more options available for watching films.  I can find a film online and watch it almost immediately.

I enjoy watching feature films at the cinema but in recent years I only see one or two films at the cinema, usually those best suited to the big screen – for example, Star Wars and Interstellar.

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