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Weekly Writing Challenge: I wish I were in Nauru


Forgetting all the stress in this world and just enjoying the simplicity of life. How I wish I were in Nauru relaxing and meeting other culture. Wouldn’t it be nice to isolate myself in this beautiful Pacific island where no one can disturb my private meeting with mother nature. 

It’s sad to hear that one of the premium things you can get is the simplicity of life. Some eat organic foods, buy expensive organic stuffs, believing that money can buy them simplicity. Yes they can have it but they won’t appreciate it as they will never ever learn the value that having a simple life doesn’t need those expensive minimalist items you can bought anywhere. It’s just you and mother nature. Appreciating her beauty and her creation. Thanking her that you are a creation of fate, of destiny that someday you will return the favor by caring and raising awareness.

Beautiful smal island-nation of Nauru

That is why I wish I were in Nauru so that I can forget everything — from politics to crimes. It would be enough if it just a day but surely I will remember it for the rest of my life. It is just a small island that boasts its great shoreline, large deposit of phosphaet (souvenir? naah..), and trying their foods. 

Great Song to complement my daydreaming: Let’s go away for a while (Beach Boys)

4 comments on “Weekly Writing Challenge: I wish I were in Nauru

  1. wordswithnannaprawn
    November 1, 2012

    Did you know that Nauru has just had an asylum seeker detention center reopened by the Australian government – it’s a very contentious issue, and as beautiful as the island is you’d be hard pressed to escape from politics there now! The Federal Government here is currently proposing to send all asylum seekers who arrive by boat on Australian shores to this detention center (The Christmas Island detention center is now full). Though hosting a detention center was touted as a financial boost to this tiny islands economy, it has recently been reported that Nauruians working alongside Australians are being paid less – http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/immigration/locals-paid-4-an-hour-at-nauruan-detention-centre/story-fn9hm1gu-1226505683189 – I do wonder what impact it will have on tourism and whether negative publicity will cancel out any gains? I’m interested to hear what you and others think as your post is an excellent departure point for providing a balanced debate on this issue (and for the record, I think it’s a beautiful island as well).

    • CB:BC
      November 1, 2012

      Why would a tiny but beautiful island be a trash site for a great country? Australia has a vast land and they cannot find a place for criminals? That is not a great idea and Nauruians are being held as “slaves” of Australia. Nauru is a small nation but it is not a hindrance for them to govern their islands and not a puppet to another nation. It might be because of their diplomatic relations but how can you develop more a small nation by wasting part of their land to asylum seekers? I don’t see any impact on tourism but this is more a negative publicity against the Australian government.

  2. wordswithnannaprawn
    November 1, 2012

    I think the majority of some asylum seekers are genuine (not criminals!) but it’s supposed to be a deterrent to the actual criminals who take their money and pack them onto shonky and dangerous boats if there isn’t a guarantee that they’ll even be held here. Your photo highlights just how small the island is, it’s incredible isn’t it that it should have been considered for offshore processing? The irony is, there are more illegal immigrants coming in by plane to Australia and disappearing into the community than the highly publicised and intercepted illegal boats. I wish they’d left Nauru alone, there has to be a better and more humane solution.

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