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  • Day27

    The Gabba

    January 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Per usual Clay suggested a Westwood tour to go and watch Brisbane tennis international and big bash cricket all in one day. I opted in for one of the two.

    Jimmy Sounes (good friends with Johan Botha who plays for the Sydney 6sers) was able to arrange tickets for us as the Brisbane Heat hosted the 6sers.

    It was nearly a sellout crowd with 32078 in attendance. Nael bitting game with 2 wickets in the last 2 overs that nearly changed the outcome of the game, but the 6sers managed to do just enough to win it. Johan played really well with good bowling in the middle of the innings to restrict runs and them scoring a quick 13 runs when it counted.

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  • Day287

    AFL Game

    June 10, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück hieß es weiter geht's, letzter Stop Brisbane. Megan, Corban und ich machten uns mit der Bahn auf in Richtung Brisbane. Im Hostel lernte in Aurora kennen. Sie entschied sich spontan mich zu dem AFL Game zu begleiten. An der Bus Station, trafen wir auf ein Pärchen aus Bisbane und einen amerikanischen Pastor. Da sie Trikots trugen, sprach ich sie wegen der Busverbindung an und schon hatten wir Anschluss gefunden und die drei nahmen uns mit zu dem richtigen Bus Richtung Gabba Stadium. So bekamen wir auch eine kleine Einführung in die Regeln des Games. Perfekt. 😅
    Leider verloren wir sie, da wir noch Tickets und was zu Essen kaufen wollten und das Studium zu unübersichtlich aufgebaut war. Dafür war das Spiel wirklich toll. Viel Action und ziemlich agressiv. Da würde auch schon mal irgendwem ein Rempler verpasst, angesprungen oder auf den Boden gedrückt.
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  • Day65

    The Biosolar Life

    April 16, 2014 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    I got the t-shirt. Navy blue polo neck with white stripes either side and the company emblem. I looked good. A fresh faced Biosolar employee. I was proud.

    When I started I joined a team called the Soul’a Shakers, ran by the coolest hippy environmentalist I’ve ever met, Pete vdr. The team name came from Bob Marleys soul shake down party, and this was our Van theme song. On the first day I was actually a little disappointed that I was put into a team that was so… calm… When leaving on the first day I remember Max’s team rolling out with loud music blaring and Max hanging out the window raving with the rest of his team. I was pretty jealous. I thought I kind of wanted a party vibe. Not to mention my team didn’t have any girls in it. Pete, Tim, Chirag, Ubed, Rashid the doctor, Alex the stockmarket trader, and me. It didn’t take me long to warm up though and grow to love these guys, they really took me under their wings and showed me the ropes. I’d never worked in a sales position before so it was a steep learning curve for me. And I grew to love the calm chilled out, confident vibe the team had. It wasn’t rushed, it wasn’t pressured, it was stress free and confident. Unlike any working environment I’d had in the UK.

    Before long the team had a few changes in the dynamic.. Alex left to pursue his trading ambitions, and Tim became a team leader for a new crew. Ubed had left to join him and help him train his new recruits, so we had some new members introduced to keep the van full. A couple of French guys, one called Tank who ended up having a little bit of an anger problem when he didn’t do so well. A German called Roman who had already had sales experience as a charity team leader so was great fun and sociable and hit the ground running with the job. Another Roman joined occasionally, a Jose Roman from Mexico, who always held the most serious of stares a little bit too long for comfort.

    Training was given each morning along side acknowledgement of the previous days/weeks successes. It was a very positive and encouraging environment, it was motivating to be part of the family and see my results change positively to help improve the success of the company.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Brisbane Cricket Ground, Gabba, গাব্বা, The Gabba, ब्रिसबेन क्रिकेट मैदान, ブリスベン・クリケット・グラウンド, ബ്രിസ്ബെൻ ക്രിക്കറ്റ് ഗ്രൗണ്ട്, ब्रिस्बेन क्रिकेट ग्राउंड, பிரிசுபேன் துடுப்பாட்ட அரங்கம், گابا

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