Bikini Parade in Australia’s Gold Coast Sets World Record

Bikini-clad women on Australia’s Gold Coast set a new Guinness World Record for the largest bikini parade Sunday. Officials said 357 women participated in the parade, breaking the record of 331 set in the Cayman Islands last year.

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Brit Ben Southland Gets “The Best Job in the World”

Brit Ben Southland Gets "The Best Job in the World" He beats over 34,000 applicants to qualify for the job that requires him to explore white sand beaches and sail, snorkel and scuba dive and blog about all that. For that, he will be paid $111,824 (AUD $150,000) for six month when the job starts on July 1.

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Australia Offers "Best Job in the World"

What do you say to a six-month vacation on a beautiful tropical island in Australia, rent-free accommodation in a three-bedroom beach home complete with plunge pool and golf buggy, free airfares from your home country and 150,000 Australian dollars (USD $105,000)?

An Australian state is offering just that. All you need to do is take care of the island, stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef and take care of a few minor tasks — and report to the world via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.

Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island (Photo Credit: Islandreefjob.com)

Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island (Photo Credit: Islandreefjob.com)

Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach (Photo Credit: Islandreefjob.com)

Hamilton Island as seen through Google Earth
Hamilton Island as seen through Google Earth

The requirement: – The successful applicant must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator and be able to speak and write English.

Hurry up, applications are open until February 22, 2009. Eleven shortlisted candidates will be flown to Hamilton Island in early May for the final selection process and the six month contract will commence on July 1, 2009.

Job-seekers can apply on Islandreefjob.com

Jackie Chan Is Emo During His Father’s Funeral in Australia

Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan returned to his Australian roots on Saturday to bury his father alongside his mother almost six years after she died in Australia’s capital.

Chan’s father Charlie died in a Hong Kong hospital on February 26, aged 93, after battling prostate cancer. Chan brought his body back to Canberra to be laid to rest beside Lee Lee Chan, who died in 2002.

“It’s a hard day. I loved my father so much because he did so much for me when I was young. We had a very poor family and he left Hong Kong to support himself. He was just the greatest father for me,” a distraught Chan told reporters.

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Gabriel (2007) – Movie Review

Gabriel is a mediocre 2007 Australian supernatural film set in purgatory, a place in which the souls of those dying penitent are purified from venial sins.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Since the start of time, heaven and hell have fought over purgatory and the souls trapped inside it. Each side has sent seven warriors: Arc angels from heaven, Fallen angels from hell. In order to enter purgatory, they must assume human form, which means they are not invulnerable. Despite that, they have the healing ability. Hell has obtained control of purgatory, transforming the place into a dark, seedy city. The last Arc, Gabriel (Andy Whitfield), endeavors to discover what has become of his comrades and to restore the Light.

Gabriel
Gabriel

With a budget of approximately $150,000, there is nothing much to shout about. The movie’s quality is mediocre – the lighting, the CGI and the sound effect. The cast does not has any good-looking actors except Andy Whitfield as Gabriel himself.

Maybe the only good thing is the fake blood used somewhat looks more real than Sweeney Todd and especially 300.

Overall, the movie is not worth watching, unless of course, you’re a fan of mediocre movie.

My ratings: 5 out of 10. Mediocre in every sense!