I think that is just as powerful as living here by default.
I am also Filipino.
26 January is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Britain in 1788. And on this day we celebrate Australia Day.
Fusion of cultures...celebrating Australia Day under the shade of a mango tree...under the bridge
Snags (sausages) on the traditional Aussie barbie (bbq)
Fusion again...bbqed meat on Thai inspired salad
New generation of Aussies
Glimpse of fireworks