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SSC Newspaper : May 2013
Just a present Mum doesn’t really like to celebrate Mother’s Day, but I always get her a present anyway. I’ve already ordered a Swarovski bracelet for her, but that’s probably all we’ll do because she doesn’t want to celebrate it. Ei Han, 19 a full day We usually do breakfast in bed for her. She likes scrambled eggs so we’ll make that. We give her presents and take her out for lunch. We let her choose where she wants to have lunch. This year she wants to get an iPhone so we’ll get that for her. Karen McDonald, 15 Handmade card I make Mum a card every year. I love writing and I usually fill up a card with personal things and thank her for everything she’s done for me. I’ve done this for a long time. I’ll also take her out for lunch or dinner. Katherine Pan, 21 undecided I still have to come up with something for her before then. Last year I got her a bottle of wine because she enjoys the occasional wine. I might take her out as well. We’ll see. James Walker, 23 indian feast I’ll visit mum in Newcastle and take her out for dinner. She likes Indian food so I’ll take her to an Indian restaurant. Her favourite in Newcastle is Raj’s Brothers and she loves vegetable korma so we’ll order that. I’ll also get her a present, not too sure what yet, and a cake. Sabina Kafle, 20 family planning We’ll take her out for breakfast, but not too sure where yet. We’ll give her the option of choosing where she wants to go. I’ve got a younger brother and younger sister and we’ll start snooping for what she likes or wants this Mother’s Day. Dad’s good at helping us plan everything. David Chidiac, 18 a cHarming gift I get Mum the same thing every year: a Pandora bracelet charm. She’s overseas at the moment, but I’ll send her something. Usually I’d take her out for dinner. Sam Reckas, 21 Walk and HigH tea We will go to high tea on Mother’s Day. Our favourite is Park Hyatt Sydney so my two sisters and I take her there. Sometimes we do the Mother’s Day Classic Walk for research into breast cancer in the morning. Loren Ferrel, 21 Breakfast in Bed I’ll make her breakfast in bed, probably some toast and maybe bacon and eggs. My older sister will get her a present. That’s how we usually do it. Hyesung Park, 17 From left: Sam Reckas, Hyesung Park and Loren Ferrel. may 2013 10 Strathfield Scene OpiniOn “I make Mum a card every year. I love writing and I usually fill up a card with personal things and thank her for everything she’s done for me.” — Strathfield resident Katherine Pan. The former Mayor of Gapyeong, Korea, the sister city that sparked a row among councillors over a ratepayer-funded trip, has spoken about the merits of international visits. In 2011, when Lee Jin-Yong was mayor, Gapyeong Council sent four visitors to Strathfield. Mr Lee, answering questions from the Scene following the Strathfield Council debate over travel costs, espoused the educational benefits of sister city exchanges. He said his Gapyeong delegation’s visit to Strathfield had enriched his council’s environmental policy. “Gapyeong also supports eco-friendly policies, and we were able to benchmark Strathfield’s outstanding policy on sustainability,” he said. He also promises Gapyeong has an itinerary full of educational gems for our councillors. Mayor Gulian Vaccari, Deputy Mayor Andrew Soulos, councillors Raj Datta and Sang Ok’s tour of the Korean city will include trips to Nami Island to enhance their knowledge on tourism policy and a rubbish tip to strengthen Strathfield’s environmental policy. Other destinations include the City Library, which he said will bolster council’s understanding of educational policy, and Jara Island, the site of an international jazz festival, which will contribute to council’s cultural policy. The Strathfield guests will also visit industrial cities outside Gapyeong including Ulsan and Geoje, Seoul’s metropolitan areas, and Suncheon where a garden festival is being held. “Suncheon’s International Garden Expo will in many ways help them with town planning. They may also be able to benchmark their convention industry when they visit the International Film Festival Boulevard in Busan and the G20 Convention Centre,” Mr Lee said. Gapyeong also enjoys sister city relations with Cedar City in the United States, Brampton City in Canada and Gangnam-gu in Korea. Their international ties were forged during the Korean War. “Our sisterhood relationship is therefore a significant emblem to Korea and Australia’s blood alliance,” Mr Lee said. He says he is grateful for the international support during the Korean War and believes hosting Strathfield Council is an important way his city can give back to Australia. “Sisterhood makes it possible for youth and other cultural exchanges, and political benchmarking to take place,” Mr Lee said. “ We are now living in a global age where international exchange became important even for mere country townships. We wish this visit to Gapyeong by Strathfield will become a win-win opportunity for our cities in sisterhood as we expect to see a flow of international exchanges.” Lee Jin-Yong responses were translated by Ke-Hyong Kenneth Kang 9789 5946 contact us How our residents are planning to celebrate a very special lady. YoursaY email your letters and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org Stratty Soapbox How councillors will benefit from visiting Korean MuM’s the word School Spirit presbyterian ladies college is celebrating its 125th anniversary. the uniform has changed since this pupil from 1929 attended, but the school spirit is as strong as ever says school principal dr paul Bulgeris.