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AUSTRALIAN RUGBY TEAM AT FREO ESPLANADE

Posted in fremantle, sport, TV by freoview on October 10, 2016
Michael Hagan, Saf Ali, Mal Meninga

Michael Hagan, Saf Ali, Mal Meninga

 

My mate Saf Ali of Smartchoice Realty made me aware that the Australian Rugby Team is staying at the Fremantle Esplanade Hotel this week and that the The Voice TV series were doing auditions today there as well, so I thought I’d better try my luck.

The Voice people were really lovely but told me I can’t sing or dance, but suggested I would have excellent chances of becoming Australia’s next Bachelor or even Supermodel, so I’ll audition for that next time.

Keep an eye out for all the sporting and singing celebrities in Freo and make them feel welcome!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE CHARITY FROGS AUCTIONED

Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 28, 2012

Four Fremantle Kidogo Art House artists have painted frogs for a silent charity auction to raise funds for the Learn Foundation in Aid of Austism Australia. The auction will be held today, Saturday April 28 at 6pm at Kidogo.

Participating artists are Joanna Robertson (Director), Betsy Bush(Student), Krocette (David Prior- Aboriginal Artist) and Lindsay Pow (Lecturer).

Each of the frogs represents a person or a sponsor. Joanna’s frog was signed by “The Green Machine” – Boxing legend Danny Green, Betsy’s frog was signed by “Pink Tank” company representatives, Krocette’s was signed by the Perth Glory team and Lindsay’s was signed by the Western Force.

One never knows if when one buys one of the frogs one actually buys a prince, so go and support the event this evening!

Roel Loopers

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WEEKEND FREOLITIES

Posted in fremantle by freoview on October 14, 2011

With Sunday temperatures predicted to soar to 33 degrees, and the last few days of school holidays to get through, here a few tips of what to do on the weekend in Fremantle.

* The VILLAGE MARKET will be on at King’s Square all Saturday. Go for a stroll and buy local art and craft.

* The FERRIS WHEEL at the Esplanade will be doing it rounds. Great views all over Freo!

on Sunday you can either stay at home and watch TV and witness the Aussie rugby team being thrashed by the New Zealand All Blacks, or do something uplifing instead like:

* Open Day of the HMB ENDEAVOUR and only gold coin donation entry to the Maritime Museum.

* FREMANTLE ART CENTRE Courtyard Music from 2pm. It’s free!

* PAELLA ON THE BEACH at South Beach is also on that afternoon.

Roel Loopers

ROLE MODEL OXYMORON

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on February 22, 2011

Whenever a celebrity, be that a movie, pop, sport, or political star, does something wrong, the media cries out loud that this is not acceptable behaviour for a role model, but what actually are role models and why are they supposed to be different from the average man in the street.

We have had “role models” who drink too much and misbehave, and that is not on, according to those in society who believe they have the right to judge others.  If excessive drinking is a no-no, than a huge number of parents are not good role models, as they indulge in it as well.

The same applies to driving too fast and receiving speeding tickets. Many parents do that, so again they are not really perfect to raise children. Or are parents exempt from being role models for their kids?

A far more important question though is why do role models have to be perfect? Do we really want to set standards for our children that are unrealistic and not achievable? Should they go through early life believing their role models are somehow super human robots, who don’t fail now and then, and who never make mistakes. Surely that would only result in children questioning their own abilities, and seeing themselves as failures and losers.

Wouldn’t it be better instead to have role models who are like us; real tangible people with real insecurities and issues, real people who like good food and a drink, who sometimes drive too fast to get somewhere on time, real people who make the wrong judgement calls and decisions at times, real people who’d like to be perfect, but who are intelligent enough to realise that that is the dream other people have about role models.

It’s time to accept that a perfect human being is a contradiction in terms, or someone in absolute self-denial.

Oh, and I am the exception of course! I am a Roel model. &>)

Roel Loopers

RAPE IS NOT A FOOTY GAME

Posted in australia by freoview on October 6, 2010

Whenever one of the football codes “heroes” is accused of having sexually assaulted a woman, another one of them thinks he needs to defend his mates by blaming the alleged victim.
My message to former AFL player Peter Everitt and all his brothers in arms is simple; a woman who dresses in a mini skirt, a deep cut top, who is drunk or on drugs, is not some kind of slut you can abuse for your own desires.

No matter what state women are in, or how they dress, they deserve respect day and night. No ifs or buts. No excuses. She did not ask for it. Got it?!

Roel Loopers

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