Is it typical of Australia? Certainly it fairly typical of many Australia's Australia. Certainly mine. I stumbled across a little gem of a tv on SBS show called The Late Session.
It was a dinner party hosted by the rather attractive Waleed Aly, born a Muslim Egyptian and while he is a practising Muslim, his religion doesn't stop him from fully participating, perhaps over participating in Australian life. He lectures, writes, broadcasts, has tv shows, is knowledgeable about sport. A high achiever for sure.
His guests were just as diverse. The gorgeous, satirist, funny and competent in many areas, Jewish Libbi Gorr. I just adore her.
How much poorer might Australia be if it wasn't for the arrival to our shores from Malaysia of Mr 'Why are people so unkind' Kamahl. He is always entertaining and a talented singer even at his age of 76.
Ross Wilson, a talented musician, originally from the group Daddy Cool but he has achieved much musically since those Daddy Cool days. One blogmate knows a bit or two about him.
I don't know much about self described Gaysian, Ben Law. I may have heard him on Life Matters. He is quite an amusing guy, of Chinese born parents. While butter may look as if it wouldn't melt in his mouth, he is an accomplished writer and journalist.
But the peace de resistance had to be Jenny Kee. I was aware of her in the eighties, mainly for fashion. I had no idea she had such an interesting past. In her teens she was a successful groupie, with a notches in her belt for a Beatle and a Rolling Stone among other rich and famous. She was born in Bondi to a Chinese father and a part Italian mother and went on to be part of London's swinging sixties.
This would have made a good Australia Day show as it is a reflection of the Australia we would like to think we are.