2010 is here to stay and so how did your 2009 go?
Most people would say it went pretty fast and then some would say it went slow (probably they were not doing enough). One thing is for sure it was quite a eventful year. There was the Meltdown of financial markets from which we are still recovering and still getting after shocks. Iphone’s made it bigger this year and so did it cousin ipod becoming smaller and smaller .Soon you will be saying that is not a button on my shirt it is my ipod. I suppose now next year could be the year of the Android you never know , and then maybe androids cousins by the dozens ( considering it software is free source). It was also the year that the Indian movie about the poor shanty towns in India “slumdog millionaire” created waves all around the world by wining multiple Oscars. It was also the year that Kevin Rudd did not get into the media pages for partying with strippers, but for saying Sorry to the lost generation. It was the year the Pope touched down in Sydney and Australia got blessed. It was the year of the gorgon with massive mining projects being announced in eastern states and WA giving some good news for the economy. It was the year we again badgered the Japanese for killing the whales while we planned to cull camels by large numbers in our own backyard. It was the year the Australian population almost doubled by the pommies who came in by the droves to Australia in fully chartered flights from UK and so did the boat people and the students via other channels.
It was the year the Australian tax office started giving away money, instead of taking it thanks to Santa Claus Kevin Rudd’s stimulus package just before Christmas.
It was the year American president Bush got whacked with a boot from a Iraqi guy in front of the whole world and was then replaced by Barrack OBama who became America’s First Black president. Shareholders stood up and took notice of the fat pay packets that CEO’s were getting inspite of all companies not performing too well. It was the year of generous First home owner grants for Australians and low interest rates allowing many to finally chase their big aussie dream.
2009 was the year china made its presence known as the future next big superpower by showing their might and showmanship at the inaugural of the Olympic Games. It was the year the world mourned the demise of the king of pop Michael Jackson. It was the year You tube became so big that all DVD , TV and media players started incorporating you tube access in their electronics. It was the year stars were born on you tube like the “ I dream a dream” star Susan Boyle who did not even need to win the Top idol show on TV to become a worldwide singing sensation.
It was the year Australia showed the world how financially sound they were compared to the rest of the world and the Australian dollar almost reached parity with the US dollar @ 98 cents to a dollar.