February 6, 2014

Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse

I was in Sydney for the Chinese New Year parade and celebrations along with Suzanne Hopf, my PhD student and one of my ex-students from The University of Sydney, Susanne Rigby (nee Perks) who practices as a speech pathologist in Sydney. Sydney is home for many people across Asia, and many different countries were represented in the parade that lasted for over an hour. In the last Australian census, the second most commonly spoken language was recorded as Mandarin, with Cantonese and Vietnamese being amongst the top five. It is great to see that Sydney embraces and celebrates its multicultural and multilingual composition.
Colour and movement in the Chinese New Year parade in Sydney

Sharynne with speech pathologist, Susanne Rigby