Australia – Charmaine Pang

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I was born in….Hong Kong. I have spent most of my life in……Sydney and now I live in…..Sydney still! My favourite local films are…..Candy, Samson and Delilah, Mary and Max, and Animal Kingdom. When I need a reminder of home, I listen to……a playlist that I constantly save to called “songs for right now”. It’s got all the songs that make me beam from ear to ear! My favourite time of the year is……Spring, with Summer coming in a very close second! My all time local hero is…..Ronnie Kahn, the founder of Oz Harvest which delivers excess food that would otherwise go to waste to those in need. And if I could name another – Jono Fisher, the founder of Wake Up which is a community group created out of a desire for a kinder society. My favourite local phrase is…..“way out near whoop whoop” (it means some place far away). I kept hearing this when I first came to boarding school in Sydney and wondered where this amazing town was that everyone seemed to live near…My favourite words of wisdom/words to live by are…..be in love with your life. every detail of it. – Jack Kerouac. What I love most about my home (country) is…..the salty sea and the sunny skies.