A common misconception about Australia is that we have nothing but hot weather. I think that a lot of foreigner visitors expect that since we have so much desert that we are going to be sweltering hot all year round, but that is just not the case. I cannot deny that summers are actually pretty hot all over the country, with the exception of Tasmania which never seems to get over 35 degrees celsius. And I know that 35 degrees celcius may sound hot to some people, but when it comes to Australian summers, 35 is considered the ideal.
In summer it genuinely does get hot, really, really hot. I have seen roads literally melting into sticky tar puddles and desperate snakes searching for water in very open and risky areas in the summertime and it is nothing to get a string of 45+ degree days that make you intensely worried about bushfires when you live in the outlying bush areas.
However, contrary to popular opinions about Australia, it doesn't stay like that all year round and some areas are frickin freezing and even snowy in the winter time. Ballarat is one of those areas and if you're from another more temperate area of the country, the weather here can seem brutally cold and the winters intolerably long. It seems brutally cold and intolerably long to me, and I have lived in the area for over 30 years, but to be truthful I do this every year. I whinge about the cold in the dark of winter and I complain about melting at the peak of summer, but at the end of the day I have very good heating and cooling, and absolutely nothing to whine about at all. I even had my hot water system die this winter and guess what?I lived! Okay, I stank a lot too, but I did survive until I could pin down a plumber to sort out my problem.
I think that if you have your health you can face just about anything really, and that's why I really don't want to catch another dreaded lurgy right now, I've already had one of those this year and I hated it! I can totally deal with the wind, the ice and even the snow but please, please don't let me get another lurgy!
Sidenote: I'm already regretting putting that much energy into the sickness topic now, it's a bloody recipe for disaster! I'm just asking for trouble!
Release Date: 2017
Running Time: 120 mins
A romantic comedy, directed by Michael Showalter and written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani who loosely based the storyline on their real-life romance and the cultural struggles that they faced being an interracial couple.
Kumail faces constant pressure from his strict Muslim family to meet a suitable Pakistani women to wed. When he meets and falls in love with Emily, a white woman, he knows that his family will disapprove. When Emily becomes life threateningly ill, Kumail must make some big decisions about what he values more, Emily or his family.
This is a humorous, heartfelt and intelligent movie with some really strong performances from both Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan who are well supported by Holly Hunter and Ray Romano as Emily's concerned parents. It's a sweet and interesting love story about how the threat of loss can cause a change of heart.
FINAL SAY: Love isn't easy. That's why they call it love.
3.5 Chilli Peppers