Team Australia new recruits update 25/01/18 and Happy Australia Day!

in teamaustralia •  10 months ago

Hola Aussies et al. Another week, another big bunch of Team Australia recruits to bring your attention to. Man, this platform is really growing now. I introduce 15 or so people, then pretty much straight away I have another 15 on my list. Also, if you're not in this one and I've told you you're on my list, you'll be in next week's update. I only have so many hours in my day to write these so I have to cut them off somewhere. 

Melbourne meet-up

A bunch of Melbournians met this week at one of those places that no one can find the entrance to, which is typical of Melbourne. I think it's designed to keep all the interstaters away. But all the locals found it and by all accounts it was a roaring success. 

You can see @kevinli's awesome video introducing everyone here, @datascience's write up here, and @mazzle's write up and beer review here. Sorry if I excluded anyone else who wrote it up, but these are the only posts I'm aware of.

Adelaide meet-up

Not to be outdone, @mattclarke is out to make Adelaide great again and reclaim the 'steemit capital of Australia' title after Melbourne grabbed some of the limelight this week. Monthly Adelaide steemit meet-ups kick off tonight (25 January) at Jade Monkey. Details here.

Meet-ups in other cities?

Well Brisbane had it's first successful meet-up on 30 December last year so it's in the clear for now. That being said, I just noticed that @shareyourstory wants to do regular meet-ups with other Brisbanites. Check out her post.  

That leaves the other capitals Sydney, Perth, and Darwin. I'm leaving out Tassie since you all seem to be spread out around the place.

Sydney

I know a lot of you live in Sydney and keep asking me about a meet-up there. One of you is going to have to take the initiative on this cos I don't live there and can't/won't organise it for you. 

Perth

Perth's had a few failed attempts to rally the troops, but nothing's got off the ground cos you all seem very half-arsed at getting yourselves organised. No points for you.

Darwin

Since the only steemian living in Darwin appears to be @plumey, he gets a free pass. There was another woman living up there but I think she's moved to Bundaberg.

Am I allowed to talk about Australia Day?

Ok, mini rant time. When did Australia Day get taken over by SJWs? No one had a problem with it (beyond the usual level of Aboriginal protests that have always been associated with Australia Day) when I left. It was mostly a celebration of being Aussie, getting the day off work, and listening to Triple J's Hottest 100 while watching the cricket. And moving the date from 26 January? Come on, WTF is that? It seems like once again the SJWs have taken something that most people liked and tried their best to suck all the fun out of it. 

That being said, I'm pleased that Team Australia is flipping the bird to all those party poopers and celebrating Australia Day with some contests. 

First up we have @dolladu's selfie and writing challenge here.

  • Selfie challenge first prize: 5 SBD
  • Writing challenge first prize: 8 SBD
  • Most bogan write-up: 2 SBD (judged by @gohba.handcrafts)

Then we have @necromortis' Australians Take Over Steemit contest here

  • First prize: 50% of the SBD generated from his linked post.

There's still time to get your entries in if you're low on post ideas and keen to win some moolah. 

The usual community notices

You should follow @mrsquiggle, who is doing a great job recognising and rewarding Aussie creativity by curating quality content.

You can support Team Australia members by following the centerlink curation trail in Streemian. Instructions on how to do that are here

Don't forget that @centerlink is busy putting Aussie-battler tax dollars to work in the form of dole payments for posts.

Of course, also check out the awesome Minnow Support Project (MSP). Details on how to join are are here. Come say hi in the Team Australia chat room in PAL-Discord. It's fun and you will make new friends. 

You should consider voting for the the MSP witnesses, particularly @ausbitbank and @aggroed, who've a done a great job in getting this project off the ground. 

Lastly, if you're feeling generous, you can delegate SP to the Team Australia upvote bots @centerlink and/or @mrsquiggle (or any other bot you like) using Vessel. You can delegate to any of the MSP bots using this link

Candidate 1

Name and bio

@khufu is @gyro's real life friend and a personal trainer whose main focus is on progressive calisthenics and gymnastics. He's from Newcastle. (I think there's at least three people from Newcastle on here now—that's enough for a meet-up).

Intro post here.

Fun fact

"I've been told I'll never walk again, twice."

Shit. I don't know what happened, but it's good that you didn't listen and are still walking.

Candidate 2

Name and bio

@zaggysteem is from Perth and just completed his Bachelors degree in IT. He currently works as a security officer in a detention centre. 

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I'm a gym lover."

Meh. This is not a very fun fact. Lots of people are into the gym.

Candidate 3

Name and bio

@thetinykitchen is a Vietnamese Australian living in New Zealand. She's also vegan (woo! another one) and studying a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Psychophysiology. 

Intro post here

Fun fact

"As a hobby I recreate my favourite dishes and make them vegan with a Vietnamese twist."

Oh yum, that sounds so good. I wish Vietmanese food would come to Panama.

Candidate 4

Name and bio

@bloggerslife is from Russia but moved to Brisbane recently and established a micro-brewery. 

Intro post here.

Fun fact

"My hobbies are scuba diving, gymnastics and hiking."

Meh, just listing your hobbies is not a very fun fact either.

Candidate 5

Name and bio

@realtreebivvy is the hubby of @minismallholding (I think that's your whole family on the dole now?) and an electrical and mechanical engineer. He was from England but he's now a mallsballer (i.e., in Adelaide). 

Intro post here

Fun fact

"When you go for a medical and the nurse says remove your pants, she means trousers—I got some great smiles from everyone at the clinic."

Lol. Classic British rookie mistake. That word always caught me out when I lived in the UK. Everyone would laugh whenever I said "pants".

Candidate 6

Name and bio

@kieranstone is a professional photographer from Melbourne. Before that he was much more nerdy, having done a Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics and Pure Mathematics and worked as a biomedical scientist. 

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I have a piece of the Murchison (small town in Victoria) Meteorite. A rock that formed and is unchanged in 4.5 billion years."

I had to look this up cos I'd not heard of this. That's pretty cool. I'm pretty sure all my geology mates would be jealous.

Candidate 7

Name and bio

@gio6 is from Perth and likes soccer. He's also into car and boat restorations.

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I once delayed a flight from Los Angeles because I accidentally put my passport in with the excess luggage and checked it in."

Oh wow, that would be stressful. And annoying for everyone else on the flight.

Candidate 8

Name and bio

@intrepidphotos is an Aussie and professional adventure travel photographer (including for National Geographic and Lonely Planet) living in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I have a black bear which lives at my letterbox; can make it a bit tricky to get the mail some days."

Lol. Canada. At least we only have drop bears and they only attack tourists, not people collecting their mail.

Candidate 9

Name and bio

@shai-hulud is @insideoutlet's husband and lives in Perth. He wanted to be an animator, photographer, games developer, geologist, entomologist(bugs), painter, tee shirt maker, and crypto millionaire but didn't quite make it.

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I look like Kenny G and Weird Al had a child."

Lol. I can see that. Also, I ditched your fun fact for this one cos it's much more interesting.

Candidate 10

Name and bio

@kevinli is from Melbourne and has several media qualifications. His full time job is managing other people’s YouTube accounts. (That's so millennial!)

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I have three tattoos. All three are in different languages (Chinese, Danish, and English)."

That's pretty cool. I hope you can speak those other languages so they don't say something stupid.

Candidate 11

Name and bio

@peterloupelis is from Melbourne and a practitioner of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I used to play in a Scotch Highlands Pipes and Drums band at school, playing the big Bass Drum. That’s when I developed my love of kilts as a legitimate form of menswear."

Ah yes, the kilt. Having lived in Scotland for 4.5 years, I'm quite familiar with them. I've also seen most of my male friends' junk as a result of them being drunk at weddings and forgetting they're not wearing underwear (or pants).

Candidate 12

Name and bio

@samueldouglas has a PhD and works remotely at the University of Newcastle as a philosophy researcher. He lives in Melbourne with his cat.

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I'm almost 100% sure I'm friends with the person who invented goon-of-fortune."

Lol, that is an awesome fun fact and a big claim to fame since everyone knows goon-of-fortune is one of Australia's favourite pastimes. 

Candidate 13

Name and bio

@missvee is a sex worker from Brisbane. She's been in the business for five years and enjoys the freedom of setting her own hours and income, and being her own boss.

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I can play a bunch of classical instruments and I was a huge band geek in high school."

I know I asked you for a fun fact that wasn't in your intro post, but let's face it, your job is way more interesting than playing in a band at high school. Hurry up and write something. I'm imagining "Secret Diary of A Call Girl" type posts.

Candidate 14

Name and bio

@shareyourstory is an award-winning author, CEO of Share Your Story Australia, and mum of three boys. She lives in Brisbane.

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I am a bit taller than a hobbit but definitely not as tall as a human. My DNA test through ancestry.com actually shows that I am third hobbit, third fairy and third Irish Italian."

Lol. I am a bit taller than a hobit too. I just blamed my parents but perhaps I should look up ancestry.com as well to see if I have hobbit/fairy blood in me.

Candidate 15

Name and bio

@dealsy is a technology innovational officer who specialises in python and website development. He lives in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.

Intro post here

Fun fact

"I played competition paintball in Victoria for about five years, and we got to the podium in every single tournament we played."

Nice. I didn't even know this was a competitive sport.

Congratulations everyone, you're now part of Team Australia. 

The rules for joining Team Australia

If you’re not yet a member and want to be, this is what you need to do:

  1. Vote here for our resident steemit witness and our Minister for Welfare @ausbitbank.
  2. Send me your introduction post so I can find out a bit about you. If you’re new to steemit you'll have to write one so use the introduceyourself and teamaustralia tags to help boost your following. Use this handy guide by @teamsteem if you don't know what to write.
  3. If it’s not mentioned in your introductory post, tell me which city and country you’re in, cos let's face it, a lot of us live in Australia's fourth largest city—London. You need to have a connection to Australia to join.
  4. Tell me a fun fact about yourself. This can be anything. For example, maybe you have eight kids and three dogs, or you rode your bike across America, or you won the blue ribbon for javelin throwing at sports day back in high school, or Toadie came into the pub you work at one day and you served him a beer, or, maybe you can fit 55 maltesers in your mouth like Ed Sheeran can. It doesn’t matter what it is, I want a fun fact about you! The more fun, the better.
  5. Regularly check the Team Australia and Australia tags and upvote/follow the content you like. You can show your support by following the centerlink curation trail in Streemian. Instructions are here.
  6. Comment below or DM me in PAL-Discord that you want to join.

Once I receive this information I will try my best to write a good introductory paragraph about you for the official Team Australia membership updates. So the better your information is, the better I can make you sound. Where relevant, please use the teamaustralia and australia tags to promote your work. I will try and post weekly updates.

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Great work Choo.
Welcome to all the new recruits. I can't believe how big TA is getting now!
May you all Steem on to success.
TremendosPercy - British Ambassador to @teamaustralia

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Thanks Perc. I like that you still read these.

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Of course babe, gotta support the team!

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Cheers 🍻

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Thanks for the love #teamaustralia and @choogirl. Looking for venues for the Brisbane meetup, would love suggestions

Everyone's on the dole now, and I backpaid their last post :)

Welcome to teamaustralia.

Thanks heaps. @choogirl

Look at that I might get me centerlink in just before Australia Day.

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I think it's highly likely. And you're welcome.

Thanks @choogirl!
It's awesome to be on board with you all. You couldn't say we're not a diverse and interesting bunch of people, that's for sure.

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I know, I'm blown away by how different and interesting everyone is each time I write one of these.

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I agree, it’s like what you said in your interview with @benleemusic about how diverse the people are who are finding steemit

Well done @choogirl, you keep TA bursting along.

Welcome all newbies, enjoy your stay.

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Thank you for the feedback!

Go TeamOz! I love these updates @choogirl. Happy Aussie Day all.

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Awesome. Thanks zombie. Positive feedback keeps me going with writing them.

This looks like an amazing community downunder! Keep it up 👍

Awesome !

Thanks @choogirl and everyone from @teamaustralia

Australians all let us rejoice

Advance @teamaustralia fair

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You're welcome.

Awesome
Everybody Happy Aussie Day

@choogirl Respect for taking it to the SJWs there!

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Someone has to do it @apsistrading. Plus the whole thing is really pissing me off.

What a great team!
Happy Australia Day everyone!

Hello! Glad to see this thriving community grow! Happy Aussie Day to everyone for tomorrow!

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It's good to have you here. And Happy Australia Day to you too.

Omg @intrepidphotos you are the closest to me

Woohoo 💃💃💃💃 at last!!! Someone is closer to me, by 6 H 😂😂😂😂

Awesome new members @choogirl 👍 and yaaaasss for another vegan 👍👍👍

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Oh that is exciting for you. Two Aussies and everything!

Woohoo, more aussie for the win! Welcome all, this one a long one. Im glad you are all here. I hope you are having fun and hopefully you make it to one of the meet up's these days!

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They are getting longer and longer Kubby. Thanks for the MSP upvote too!

Welcome aboard; new people :)

What another's big round of recruits you aussies really are taking over steemit! Keep up the great work choo!

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Thanks Pheli. And it's not even all of them.

Great job!!
Glad to see this group growing!!
Welcome everyone!!!
And happy Australia day tomorrow 😍🤗😁

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Thank you! And Happy Australia Day to you too.

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By the way, if you or anyone else knows- is there any meeting sometime soon in Brisbane maybe?

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You're welcome to come to the Darwin one tomorrow if you can make it in time - there's heaps of spare spots....Haha!

Happy Oz Day.

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You missed it, it was 30 December. But check the post for the link I put above about a regular Brisbane meet-up.

Glad to find the Aussies!!!

Happy Australia Day!

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Oh yay, thanks for stopping by.

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No kidding, it's about time I stopped by my favorite steeminians blog :)

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Sorry my blog is 98% Team Australia updates and Travel Digest posts. I really have no time to write much else these days even though I'd like it to be a little more diversified.

Thanks for the introduction @choogirl and @teamaustralia! I look forward to getting to know everyone over my time on Steemit

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Welcome to the club!

Thanks @choogirl! Yay husband @shai-hulud you made it to team Australia.

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Yep, you're both on the dole now.

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haha well I think that will be officially the first time if you don't count Austudy...

Welcome!!! More Aussies in the Team - Yay.

Yes, I am the only #teamaustralia member in Darwin but I'm working on it (my target is a 100% increase in current membership).

Our big local Meet Up and Get Together is tomorrow for Oz Day - I'll be having a Vegemite flavoured sausage BBQ for lunch and then taking myself to the local pub for a big shindig where they are having smoked crocodile.

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Good luck!

Welcome guys! Its amazing to see the community grow so fast <3

@choogirl I didnt delay the flight on purpose :)
Also Id be keen to organise the Perth meet I think it's time Perth got on the map!!

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Do it. Come into discord to discuss possible dates with the other Perth peeps if you like. Link in post.

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Ok awesome, will join and get the ball rolling.

Great post, happy Australia Day everyone :)

Love Henry

Happy Australia Day for tomorrow - sigh about Perth not taking off - yes, we're the 'wait awhile' state, the slower adopters however we'll get there (hopefully sooner rather than later)! I'm torn between #teamaustralia and #teamsingapore being an Aussie Expat living in Singapore. However deep down, I'm always an Aussie and have been working on getting more Perthians onto Steem!

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Dual citizenship is allowed. Let me know if you want to join.

It's really nice to see so many active Australians on Steemit.

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There is an ever-increasing amount of us.

Hey @choogirl. Little confused on how to join, I’ve tagged @teamaustralia and I’ve voted for ausbitbank but what’s next? Do I need to do anything else for you?

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The steps are explained in the post. Please take a look. I need your intro post, city and fun fact. You can link it here.

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Thank you , video or blog for the intro and fun fact?

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You can make a vlog if you like. I'll watch it.

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Perfect, I’ll record one just for Team Aust and send the link too you. Leave it with me :)

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Here you go @choogirl, here's my introduce to team australia post :)https://d.tube/#!/v/adventuroussoul/ijmyl7r7
Let me know if you need anything else :)
Thank you

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Thank you :) very much appreciated

What a great bunch of people. Welcome all!

These posts are soo great!! thank you!! Yay for more Aussie Vegans!! <3

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I know! I think there's enough for an Aussie vegan sub-group now. But I'm not organising that...

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I dont know what that is but i would love yo get involved! Yes u have enough on your plate! :) <3

Thanks for the intro @choogirl Glad to be representing the Aussies!

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Welcome to the club! Always good to have more vegans join.

I solemnly swear I will sort my feed out and stop coming late to your updates...

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Lol. I wouldn't worry. I miss most of what's in my feed these days.

Hi there @choogirl

I'm popping by to say hi and wanna let you know that I've referred your team @teamaustralia to some Assuies new to steemit that I've bumped into these two days, although I don't belong to your group.

Why am I aware of your group? because one of my steemit acquaintances belongs to your group, so I see your group tag.

I was so lost on the first three days on stemmit until I did some research finding ways to join different groups. So I hope those newcomers can save the hassle and also hope you don't mind my meddlesome.

Hope you guys can get along well. Cheers.

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Hi @prch, sorry for my late response. I've been preoccupied with other stuff the past few days. Thanks for letting others know of the group, that's really nice of you.

Girl, the time and energy you must put into these posts is, quite frankly, incredible.
I've been a bit sick this week but I'm planning on posting within the next few hours, x2.

Sorry I'm late with this. Happy Australia Day!

Also shared with Burns' Night (Scotland's celebration of their poet Rabbie Burns) and more importantly, my husband, Trev's birthday and our son Haydn't birthday!

Party-hearty the world over!

O hope you had a great time celebrating <3

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I thought Burns Night was the 25th. Either way, good time of year. Wow, 2 bithdays on the same day in the same family.

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Yes 25th... I thought that's when Australia day was?

Oh... I hope I haven't insulted you guys :(

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No Australia Day is 26th. Don't worry, no one is offended if you don't know the date. It's all good.

Thanks for the introduction. Look forward to seeing everyone here on Steemit!

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Welcome to the team!

Welcome new guys :)

hey @choogirl
great work on this group...
would love to join...my profile is here: mdees1

as for the fun fact, i did the oxfam walk last year walking 100kms in 27ish hours. no sleep and a few small breaks was quite hard and i probably wouldn't do it again but i raised money for charity ! not sure if fun fact or torture fact :P

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Welcome to steemit. You're on my list. Also oh my god! That photo.

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thanks!
haha it took some effort but was worth it :)


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I need to finished off my @teamaustralia membership 😎 —

Great post tnx for sharing i just upvoted steemit all the way check out my new posts.

What a great team.👍
Following you for more,You can visit my profile, hope you will like my photography...@shoot

What a great initiative Choogirl. And I think it is a lot of work ...
I want to join teamaustralia. I have voted and here is my intro: https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@red-white-blue/i-can-t-tell-you-how-happy-i-am
Btw; I live in Maitland. Do I need to send the fun fact to your private inbox? Where is the PM button (sorry I'm quite new).
Cheers

Hi @choogirl!
I’m new to Steemit and I’m hoping to join Team Australia. My Intro post can be found here

A fun fact about me is that I once hitchhiked in the back of a Ute that was transporting bananas while in Nicaragua. I spent the whole time with another traveller shooting the breeze and smoking too many cigarettes. It was the most zen moment of my life.

Hi @choogirl I would like to join.

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Cool, please read the instructions in the post above.

In summary, link your intro post here.
Vote for ausbitbank (link in instructions)
Give me a fun fact about yourself.

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Done :)
Just voted.
https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@vcclothing/whats-up-steemit-let-me-introduce-myself-raise-them-beers

fun fact - I lived in a theme park in Beijing China called Happy Valley for 4 years doing rollerblade demos

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That is a good fun fact. You're on my list.

Hi @choogirl,

My name is Adam Oriti and I wish to join @teamaustralia

I have voted and here is my welcome post: https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@aoart/adam-oriti-new-artist-photographer-writer-on-steemit

Fun fact: When I was 6 yrs old in 1979 I camped with my Mum, Dad and brother in a tent on the banks on Tully Inlet, Gulf of Carpentaria for 2 months. Croc infested area... we slept with a rifle by the door, just in case. But it was one of the best things I have ever done.

Hi @coogirl i am keen to join teamaustralia. This is my intro linkhttps://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@j85063/hi-steemit
I live in Tasmania Australia. Fun fact i did the big lap around Oz in 2016 i have been wanting to do it since i was a kid. I have voted for @ausbitbank as witness. Cheers @j85063

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Thank you very much i am greatfull to be a part of teamaustralia.