It's been a short but very busy week. Last Tuesday, Melbourne had a holiday because of a horse race that was visited by the Queen a long time ago.
But what the heck, we all need a break anyway.
Considering that Australia has far lesser holidays compared to other countries, like the Philippines.
We only have 10 Australian holidays and 2 Victoria-specific holidays.
How many does the Philippines have?
Okay, it's just one more than Oz but take a look at some of these countries:
South Korea: 15
How come Asian countries have so many holidays? Western countries, on the average, have 12. Weird...
Speaking of the races, the horse that won was owned by a Japanese man and had a Japanese jockey. For the first time ever, the Melbourne Cup will be travelling to Asia. Fantastic stuff. This just proves that the Melbourne Cup is not only a "race that stops the nation" but a race recognised world wide!
Too bad I didn't bet. Turns out that the horses that won are 2 -12... My birthday! Frig! If I bet $10, I could easily get $500 back! Shucks!