Viewing posts from September, 2012
Recently, I was down in Melbourne for a wedding. Most people coming for the event were locals, but some had come from as far afield as Brisbane. I (obviously) was one; so too was the groom's brother. While drinking some of his generously offered beer, we somehow got onto the topic of what Brisbane's worst suburb was. He brought up Ipswich, only to rubbish the very idea that it was the worst. Many of his friends lived there, after all. Inala was another place with a bad reputation, but my wife likes to shop there, and it has great phở, so cross that out. Kingston? Another place prone to fear mongering, but that's where the groom's brother's from: no difficulty living there at all.
Note: I later changed my mind about Twitter.
Note: this blog post was the seed for an assignment later that semester. To quote the instructions for the subject: