Trio Mandili – Apareka lyrics

Zetsa uk’etsia varsk’vlavt pardas,
Mtvarets gats’eula datvisjvrisk’en,
Vazhav, sad ts’akhvedi, aghar schankhar,
Net’av, shen sts’orpersamts damitsdide. Ghame ut’ekhia mat saubars,
Dila gatenebul namiani,
Rizhrazhs arqiani botla uqvars,
Botla nach’relian-sasmliani,
Botla nach’relian-sasmliani. Kalav, nu amiri pikrebio,
Mamshord gaigone naubari! Dghes me shen sts’orperi viknebio,
Ghame gavit’anat saubarit. Sts’orperm mout’ana botlit araq,
Dilam shuadghisk’en gaits’ia,
K’atsma qants’it sasmel gadatsala,
Mere eshmak’urad chaitsina. Kalma luk’ma mistsa tav dakhara,
K’idev erti stkvio khevsurisa,
Sasmelm k’atsis goni gadapara,
Tanats is sts’orperi gverds uzis da,
Tanats is sts’orperi gverds uzis da. “Raebs vazrob ghmertma mariskhas da…”
Shertskhva, gadaek’ra sakhadis per,
Nela gadavida datvisjvars da,
Bilik’s gadauqva khakhmat’isk’en. Zetsas shakheneo ap’arek’av,
Mtvare datvisjvrisk’en it’oleba,
Kalav shav tvalt raad map’arebav,
Anamts ch’erkhoshi rad miqolebav?! Mamshord gaigone naubari!

BTS – FAKE LOVE (Extended Ver.) lyrics

[ENGLISH TRANSLATION]
[Intro: V, Jungkook]
Neol wihaeseoramyeon nan
Seulpeodo gippeun cheok hal suga isseosseo
Neol wihaeseolamyeon nan
Apado ganghan cheok hal suga isseosseo
Sarangi sarangmaneuro wanbyeokhagil
Nae modeun yakjeomdeureun da sumgyeojigil
Ilwojiji anhneun kkumsogeseo
Piul su eopsneun kkocheul kiwosseo
[Hook: Jimin, Jin]
I’m so sick of this fake love, fake love, fake love
I’m so sorry but it’s fake love, fake love, fake love
[Verse 1: RM, RM & Jungkook, J-Hope]
I wanna be a good man just for you
Sesangeul jwossne just for you
Jeonbu bakkwosseo just for you
Now I don’t know me, who are you? I don’t know nan molla
Useobwa salanghae malhaebwa
Nareul bwa najochado beolin na
Neojocha ihaehal su eopsneun na
Nachseolda hane
Niga johahadeon nalo byeonhan naega
Anira hane
Yejeone niga jal algo issdeon naega
Anigin mwoga anya nan nun meoreosseo
Sarangeun mwoga sarang it’s all fake love
[Bridge: Jimin, Jin]
(Woo) I dunno I dunno I dunno why
(Woo) nado nal nado nal jal moreugesseo
(Woo) I just know I just know I just know why
Cuz its all fake love, fake love, fake love
[Chorus: Jungkook, Jimin]
Love you so bad, love you so bad
Neol wihae yeppeun geojiseul bijeonae
Love you so mad, love you so mad
Nal jiwo neoui inhyeongi doelyeo hae
Love you so bad, love you so bad
Neol wihae yeppeun geojiseul bijeonae
Love you so mad, love you so mad
Nal jiwo neoui inhyeongi doelyeo hae
[Hook: Jimin, Jin]
I’m so sick of this fake love, fake love, fake love
I’m so sorry but it’s fake love, fake love, fake love
[Outro: Jimin/V, Jungkook/Jin]
Neol wihaeseoramyeon nan
Seulpeodo gippeun cheok hal suga isseosseo
Neol wihaeseolamyeon nan
Apado ganghan cheok hal suga isseosseo
Sarangi sarangmaneuro wanbyeokhagil
Nae modeun yakjeomdeureun da sumgyeojigil
Ilwojiji anhneun kkumsogeseo
Piul su eopsneun kkocheul kiwosseo Urimanui sup neoneun eopseosseo
Naega wassdeon route ijeobeoryeosseo
Nado naega nuguyeossneunjido jal moreuge dwaesseo
Geoureda jikkeoryeobwa neoneun daeche nuguni
[Pre-Chorus: Jimin, Jin]
Neol wihaeseoramyeon nan
Seulpeodo gippeun cheok hal suga isseosseo
Neol wihaeseolamyeon nan
Apado ganghan cheok hal suga isseosseo
Sarangi sarangmaneuro wanbyeokhagil
Nae modeun yakjeomdeureun da sumgyeojigil
Ilwojiji anhneun kkumsogeseo
Piul su eopsneun kkocheul kiwosseo
[Chorus: Jungkook, V]
Love you so bad, love you so bad
Neol wihae yeppeun geojiseul bijeonae
Love you so mad, love you so mad
Nal jiwo neoui inhyeongi doelyeo hae
Love you so bad, love you so bad
Neol wihae yeppeun geojiseul bijeonae
Love you so mad, love you so mad
Nal jiwo neoui inhyeongi doelyeo hae
[Hook: Jimin, Jin]
I’m so sick of this fake love, fake love, fake love
I’m so sorry but it’s fake love, fake love, fake love
[Verse 2: RM, Suga]
Why you sad?

Hugo Leal – Good Liar lyrics

I should know
That you were always pretending
But you’re a good liar
You’re a good liar
Then you called me “love”
How much time running in the same circle
You’re a good liar
You’re fucking liar (Liar)
Then you called me “love”
Now I’m alone and you better leave
Now I can see that you were not for me
So now what will you do
To warm your wide bed
Now what you should do
Is keep your thumbs trained? Many times I was desperate calling
And you didn’t answer
You didn’t answer
Because you didn’t care
There’s nothing to do
With this all mess around
I’m wasting my time
It’s too late to forgive
So now what will you do
To warm your wide bed
Now what you should do
Is keep your thumbs trained
You stop fooling with me
I ain’t got more blood to spill
You’re staring at me
Now I’m waving my hand
Now I`m healing my soul
Burry all memories
Erasing the time that I thought we “could be”
So now what will you do
To warm your wide bed
Now what you should do
Is keep your thumbs trained
You stop fooling with me
I ain’t got more blood to spill
You’re staring at me
Now I’m waving my hand

Luchador Libre – Friend Zone lyrics

Mime
And break you from his box like a caged-up Butterfree
But I feel like our scenario
Is just like Peach and Mario
Where Bowser is your boyfriend
And I’m stuck on World 1 in the friend zone
Mamma Mia I’m in the friend zone
I’m in the friend zone
They say the hills are always greener in the other games
And I’d play them if the reward were the same
But no one’s offering a prize that could persuade me from your eyes
And that alone just puts them all to shame
Our hearts beat in 16 bits ’til we
Lose all our lives and we call it quits but
Even if we don’t survive, I wanna
Take you on a little drive
Down the Rainbow Road
Oh we could go fast like Toad
Or we could take it slow
Like Wario
And I feel like our scenario
Is just like Peach and Mario
Where Bowser is your boyfriend
And I’m stuck on World 1 in the friend zone
Mamma Mia I’m, Mamma Mia I’m
I’m in the friend zone
I’m in the friend zone
There’s a fire in his eyes, but there’s a flame in my heart
And no Koopas, Goombas, or Boos will keep us apart
I’ll use every 1-up I’ve got and reset ’till my system’s hot
If you just bake a cake that says my name
But the cake is a lie
Oh the cake is a lie
Oh girl, excuse how I repeat
But you make my heart complete
I’ve caught a glitch
Download a patch maybe I’ll hit a higher pitch
Oh the cake is a lie
I’m gonna bust us out of this crummy 2-D, 8-bit town
And I know he roughed you up but girl I’m gonna win back your crown
But I’m sick of following the rules, I need a little Z-B-Left-Right-A-Down
And every night he gets a little clearer
The monster staring me back in the mirror
Each day is getting harder, the future’s growing darker
‘Cause the heroes become the villains over time
The heroes become the villains over time
‘Cause I thought that our scenario
Was just like Peach and Mario
But now I feel like Bowser
And I wonder if I should’ve let you go I wish I could turn back time so that
Maybe I could stop that crime where
Team Rocket stole you away from me
If I could then on a dime
I’d one-hit KO Mr.

Gretchen Peters – Love That Makes A Cup Of Tea lyrics

[Verse 1]
There is love that moves a mountain,
There is love that beats a drum,
There is love that fights for justice,
Knowing justice won’t be done,
There is love that goes to prison,
Love that goes to war,
There is love that rows a lifeboat,
Towards some shining golden shore
[Verse 2]
And there is love that makes a cup of tea,
Asks you how you’re doing,
And listens quiet -ly,
Slips you twenty dollars…
…When your rent’s be – hind,
That’s the kind of love I hope you find
[Verse 3]
There is love that shouts its name out loud,
Love that builds a wall,
But love that stoops to conquer,
Isn’t really love at all,
It’s an echo in the darkness,
It’s a well that can’t be filled,
It’s an endless hall of mirrors,
And it only sees itself
[Verse 4]
But there is love that makes a cup of tea,
Love that loves both …who you are,
And who you …wanna be,
Love that waits for you…
…When you fall be – hind,
That’s the kind of love I hope you find,
That’s the kind of love I hope you find

BTS – FAKE LOVE (Extended Ver.) (English Translation) lyrics

[Intro: V, Jungkook]
For you, I could pretend like I was happy when I was sad
For you, I could pretend like I was strong when I was hurt
I wish love was perfect as love itself
I wish all my weaknesses could be hidden
I grew a flower that can’t be bloomed in a dream that can’t come true
[Hook: Jimin, Jin]
I’m so sick of this fake love, fake love, fake love
I’m so sorry but it’s fake love, fake love, fake love
[Verse 1: RM, RM & Jungkook, J-Hope]
I wanna be a good man, just for you
I gave the world, just for you
I changed everything, just for you
But I don’t know me, Who are you? What the heck is love, it’s all fake love
[Bridge: Jimin, Jin]
Woo, I dunno, I dunno, I dunno why
Woo, even I, even I don’t know myself
Woo, I just know, I just know, I just know why
Cuz it’s all fake love, fake love, fake love
[Chorus: Jungkook, Jimin]
Love you so bad, love you so bad
Mold a pretty lie for you
Love it’s so mad, love it’s so mad
Try to erase myself and make me your doll
Love you so bad, love you so bad
Mold a pretty lie for you
Love it’s so mad, love it’s so mad
Try to erase myself and make me your doll
[Hook: Jimin, Jin]
I’m so sick of this fake love, fake love, fake love
I’m so sorry but it’s fake love, fake love, fake love
[Outro: Jimin/V, Jungkook/Jin]
For you, I could pretend like I was happy when I was sad
For you, I could pretend like I was strong when I was hurt
I wish love was perfect as love itself
I wish all my weaknesses could be hidden
I grew a flower that can’t be bloomed in a dream that can’t come true I don’t know. I don’t know
Smile, say “I love you”
Look at me, even I gave up on myself
Even you can’t understand me
You say I’m unfamiliar, changed into the one you used to like
You say I’m not myself which you knew well
No? [Pre-Chorus: Jimin, Jin]
For you, I could pretend like I was happy when I was sad
For you, I could pretend like I was strong when I was hurt
I wish love was perfect as love itself
I wish all my weaknesses could be hidden
I grew a flower that can’t be bloomed in a dream that can’t come true
[Chorus: Jungkook, V]
Love you so bad, love you so bad
Mold a pretty lie for you
Love it’s so mad, love it’s so mad
Try to erase myself and make me your doll
Love you so bad, love you so bad
Mold a pretty lie for you
Love it’s so mad, love it’s so mad
Try to erase myself and make me your doll
[Hook: Jimin, Jin]
I’m so sick of this fake love, fake love, fake love
I’m so sorry but it’s fake love, fake love, fake love
[Verse 2: RM, Suga]
Why you sad? What do you mean no, I’m blind
Love? The forest just for us, you weren’t there
The route I took, I forgot
I even became quite unsure of who I was
Try babbling into the mirror, who the heck are you?

St. Vincent – Fast Slow Disco lyrics

I’m so glad I came, but I can’t wait to leave? [Chorus]
Slip my hand from your hand
Leave you dancin’ with a ghost
Slip my hand from your hand
Leave you dancin’ with a ghost
[Verse 2]
There’s blood in my ears and a fool in the mirror
And the bay of mistakes couldn’t get any clearer
[Pre-Chorus]
Am I thinking what everybody’s thinkin’? Don’t it beat a slow dance to death? Don’t it beat a slow dance to death? [Chorus]
Slip my hand from your hand
Leave you dancin’ with a ghost
Slip my hand from your hand
Leave you dancin’ with a ghost
[Outro]
Don’t it beat a slow dance to death? [Verse 1]
I sway in place to a slow disco
And a glass for the saints and a bow for the road
[Pre-Chorus]
Am I thinking what everybody’s thinkin’? Don’t it beat a slow dance to death? Don’t it beat a slow dance to death? I’m so glad I came, but I can’t wait to leave? Don’t it beat a slow dance to death?

DVBBS – IDWK lyrics

(feat. Who’s sexting you? Who’s sexting you? I don’t wanna know now
Who’s texting you? [Chorus]
Who’s loving you? I don’t wanna know now
Who’s loving you? Who’s touching you? Who’s loving you? I don’t wanna know now
Who’s loving you? Who’s loving you? Who’s texting you? Who’s loving you? I don’t wanna know
Who’s loving you? Who’s texting you? Who’s loving you? I don’t wanna know
I don’t wanna know
(Who’s loving you?)
[Outro]
I ain’t hold your heart no more
Why you gotta be so insecure? Who’s touching you? Who’s touching you? I don’t wanna know now
Who’s texting you? Hope you don’t cry no more
Why you gotta be so insecure? I don’t wanna know
[Verse 2]
Every morning I wake up a little richer, a little more alone
He got spots to find on his own, I found so long ago
Hope you don’t cry no more
Why you gotta be so insecure? Who’s touching you? [Chorus]
Who’s loving you? Who’s sexting you? Who’s touching you? Who’s loving you? Who’s texting you? blackbear)
[Verse 1]
Every morning you wake up and you’re reaching out for me
Found you someone you could have just temporarily
And everything you wanted, I knew every part about you
From your head to your toes, from your heart to your soul
[Pre-Chorus]
And I don’t wanna know
So why you gotta be that honest for? I ain’t hold your heart no more
Why you gotta make me insecure? Who’s loving you, you? Who’s loving you, you? (Goddamn, who?)
I don’t, I don’t, I don’t, I don’t
I don’t wanna know now (who’s loving you?)
[Post-Chorus]
Who’s loving you? Who’s loving you? Who’s touching you? (Goddamn, who?)
I don’t, I don’t, I don’t, I don’t
I don’t wanna know now
[Post-Chorus]
Who’s loving you? Who’s touching you?

Ne-Yo – SUMMERTIME lyrics

Oh, I needed you [Intro]
Lil ma, wanna come to the beach with me? Let’s go
Oh, woo
Yo, let’s go, hey
[Chorus]
Summertime and it feels so good (hey)
Summertime and it feels so good
You got me high, dark clouds
Raining on me, raining on me
But you’re like the summertime and it feels so good
You’re like the summertime and it feels so good
You got me high
[Verse 1]
Running round, being famous
Living life, living life
Girl, I love that you’re beautiful and aimless
But something don’t feel right, oh
Why do I feel so low? (Why do I feel)
I’m surrounded by the beautiful
Said why do I feel so alone? ‘Cause I know there’s something wrong
Oh, I needed you
[Chorus]
Dark clouds, for the dark clouds
Raining on me, raining on me
Raining on me, oh (woo)
But you’re like the summertime and it feels so good
You’re like the summertime and it feels so good
You got me high
[Verse 2]
In the Jeep on the beach with the top down
Hits on the radio, turn it up so loud
So good, so good (it feels so good)
Sun is shining on my face
And designer be my shades
And I’m riding with my lady
It’s feels amazing, feels amazing, ayy
[Bridge]
(Oh, woo, here we go, let’s go)
[Chorus]
Summertime and it feels so good
You got me high
[Outro]
Running round, being famous
Living life, living life
Girl, I love that you’re beautiful and aimless
But something don’t feel right, oh
Why do I feel so low? Said why do I feel so alone?

Azizi Gibson – Barbie lyrics

[NOT FULL]
[Hook]
Imma do it ’til I die, ’til I’m down
They say what goes up must come down
But we never comin’ down
Now I’m on fire, look who’s hot now
Soon as you think your up, imma shut your shit down
You already know
[Verse 1]
Everybody wanna be gangstas, everybody wanna be gangstas, yeah
Everybody wanna be gangstas, everybody wanna be gangstas, yeah
Everybody wanna be gangstas, everybody wanna be gangstas, yeah
Everybody wanna be gangstas, when they know they really don’t [?] us
Would you die for what you rep? Would you talk the heat around when
Are you the one who’s gonna send them to hell? Okay now, niggas really wanna be ganstas, niggas really wanna be gangstas
Expose these niggas for some phonies, make ‘em cry to they mommies
Oh I’m started to understand you motherfuckin’ niggas now
Very well, All up on the Social Network all tough and shit actin’ like Hulk Hogan
[Hook]
Imma do it ’til I die, ’til I’m down
They say what goes up must come down
But we never comin’ down
Now I’m on fire, look who’s hot now
Soon as you think your up, imma shut your shit down
You already know
[Verse 2]
We was sitting outside, waiting for the motherfucker to pull up in the ride

Kris Kross – Jump lyrics

Act like you know and don’t be claiming that it’s mental
Two lil’ kids with a flow you ain’t ever heard
And nuttin’ fake and you can understand every word
As you listen to my cool, smooth melody
The Daddy makes you J-U-M-P
[Hook]
[Verse 3: Mac Daddy]
Now, the formalities of this and that
Is that Kris Kross ain’t comin’ off wack
And for all y’all suckas that don’t know
Check it out
Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t rhyme like this (Bo, bo)
Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t rhyme like this (Bo, bo)
Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t rhyme like this (Bo, bo)
Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t (Bo, bo)
‘Cause I’m the miggida miggida miggida miggida Mac Daddy (Bo, bo)
The miggida miggida miggida miggida Mac (Bo, bo)
‘Cause I’m the miggida miggida miggida miggida Mac Daddy (Bo, bo)
The miggida miggida miggida miggida Mac (Bo, bo)
I make ya wanna…
[Hook x3]
Mac Daddy: Believe dat! Real high! Cause I’m just so fly
A young lovable, hugable type of guy
And everything is to the back with a little slack
Cause inside out, it’s wiggida wiggida wiggida wack
I come stompin’ with somethin’ pumpin’ to keep you jumpin’
‘R&B-rap is bullcrap’ is what I’m dumpin’
Ain’t nuthin’ soft about Kris Kross, we all that
So when they ask, “Do they rock?,” say, “Believe that!”
[Hook]
(Jump Jump)
The Mac Dad’ll make you (Jump Jump)
The Daddy Mac’ll make you (Jump Jump)
Kris Kross’ll make you (Jump Jump)
Uh huh, uh huh
(Jump Jump)
The Mac Dad’ll make you (Jump Jump)
The Daddy Mac’ll make you (Jump Jump)
Kris Kross’ll make you (Jump Jump)
[Verse 2: Daddy Mac]
I like my stuff knockin’ (knockin’)
I love it when the girlies be like jockin’ (jockin’)
The D-A-double D-Y-M-A-C
Yeah, you know me
I got you jumpin’ an’ bumpin’ an’ pumpin’ movin’ all around, G
In the mix, I made MC’s step back
They tried to step to the Mac then they got jacked
To the back you’ll be sportin’ the gear; is that coincidental? [Intro]
(Jump Jump)
You should know, you should know that ahhh
Kris Kross is not having anything today
As we stand there totally krossed out
We commence to make you (Jump Jump)
The Mac Dad’ll make you (Jump Jump)
The Daddy Mac’ll make you (Jump Jump)
Kris Kross’ll make you (Jump Jump)
[Verse 1: Mac Daddy]
Don’t try to compare us to another bad little fad
I’m the Mac and I’m bad give you something that you never had
I’ll make ya bump hump wiggle and shake your rump
Cause I’ll be kicking the flavor that makes you wanna Jump
How high?

Powerlifting mum reaches national titles after three years in the sport

Older, stronger, happier: Meet the ladies who lift

Map:
Sydney 2000
Photo supplied: Fiona Barrett Photography

(ABC News) ABC South East NSW

By Vanessa Milton

Updated

June 01, 2018 07:03:27

Video: Powerlifting mum Loureene Kelly hopes she provides her sons with a strong female role model.
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She currently holds the under-90kgs submasters national bench record.After placing first in state championships for the past two years, she was invited to compete at the Global Powerlifting Committee nationals for the first time this Friday. (Supplied: ya_mate_mikey, Instagram)

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The 33-year-old said she is more comfortable in her body now than she has ever been. Photo:
Loureene Kelly says that powerlifting has helped her become proud of her body. And she challenges the perception that women who post selfies are seeking validation or objectifying themselves for an audience.”If more women were confident to put themselves out there and be positive about how they look, then people wouldn’t feel as alienated in their own bodies,” Ms Kelly said.Dan Dakis, owner of the Iron Stronghold gym where Loureene trains, has witnessed Loureene’s transformation. “My mum is Tongan, and we’re big women on my mum’s side,” Ms Kelly said. (ABC South East NSW: Vanessa Milton)
“For Loureene to qualify and get into the nationals after three years of competing is an awesome achievement,” he said.”She’s lifting amongst the best in Australia”And Mr Dakis said she is not alone as a female in the sport. When Loureene Kelly first started going to the gym, she was a single mother of two young boys, looking for a way to deal with anxiety and depression.Three years later, she is quickly rising to the top of her class in competitive powerlifting. (ABC South East NSW: Vanessa Milton)
For Ms Kelly preparing for a competition forces her to draw on her deepest physical and emotional reserves. “I’m tired, my body hurts, I cry a lot. “The amount of girls competing in powerlifting is booming,” he said.”At the top level it’s insane — the girls are ridiculously strong. “And at the bottom level as well, there’s just more and more females competing, which is awesome to see. “But in this sport, you can have any kind of body type and absolutely kill it.”Ms Kelly believes that social media allows women to finally have input into the mainstream view of what is beautiful. Photo:
Dan Dakis owner of the Iron Stronghold gym in Pambula, said he has seen a boom in women taking up powerlifting. (ABC South East NSW: Vanessa Milton)
“I haven’t always been a strong woman, and my boys have seen that,” Ms Kelly said.”I think it’s really important for them to know that it’s up to us to make ourselves stronger.”For my boys to watch me grow into who I am now is very important for them to see that women can do anything.”

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Loureene Kelly and her son Cooper. Photo:
Loureene Kelly with her sons Cooper and Harry. “By the end of a 12-week prep, everything is getting so much heavier,” Ms Kelly said. Growing up in the small coastal town of Eden on the New South Wales Sapphire coast she spent years feeling trapped in a body that didn’t fit the typical Aussie surfer girl ideal.”I was dark, I had curly hair, huge thighs and a huge chest,” Ms Kelly said.”I didn’t look like any of my friends.”For Ms Kelly, powerlifting has taught her to appreciate her body for its strengths.”I gain muscle easily, which gives me a bit of an advantage in powerlifting I guess,” Ms Kelly said. “Once girls realise that they can be strong, they’re pushing just as hard as the guys.”Ms Kelly fits her training into the busy juggle of working, studying and taking care of her two sons, Cooper and Harry, who often come to the gym with her after school. “It gets to a point where I think I’m never going to do it again, and then I do.”You’re doing the impossible, and making the impossible reality — that is the most empowering feeling.”
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Indian migrants revive a ‘ghost town’ by buying the corner shop

Hobart takeaway shop serving up chips, Afghan food and care for refugees
(ABC Mid North Coast: Carla Mascarenhas) ABC Mid North Coast

By

Carla Mascarenhas

Posted

June 01, 2018 06:31:15

Photo:
Govind Rabadiya with dairy farmer Rod Fisher in Comboyne.
And of course, it had a vibrant corner store. It served as a hub for more than 100 dairy farms, had its own butter factory, butcher, blacksmith and bank. Winning over the community

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Govind and Ramila Rabadiya on their wedding day in Gujarat, India, six years ago. As smaller rural communities struggle to survive and retain basic services, an Indian migrant couple has revived a dying town by buying the corner store.Govind and Ramila Rabadiya bought the empty store in the isolated rural town of Comboyne, south-west of Port Macquarie, three years ago.Long-term resident Linda Stratford said the town was dying before they arrived.”Comboyne had become pretty much a ghost town” Ms Stratford said.”We didn’t even have fuel, people would come to visit Comboyne and they wouldn’t have fuel to get back, the nearest station was 40 minutes.”The mountain-top community had once been thriving. Photo:
Govind and Ramila Rabadiya with Comboyne Rural Fire fighters Chris Bell (left) and Wayne Swan. “We saw a great opportunity in Comboyne. (ABC Mid North Coast: Carla Mascarenhas)
But a range of market pressures saw the number of dairy farmers reduced to 13 and other businesses gradually close as residents began working in larger centres.”This pattern of repeated loss of local services certainly affected people’s outlook and confidence,” resident Donna Lance said.And with virtually no public transport, older people and lower-income families were particularly disadvantaged, being less able to travel to the larger centres.Emphasis on local produceEnter Govind and Ramila Rabadiya, originally from farming families in Gujarat, India, who fell in love with the space and beauty of Comboyne. “They have literally saved the town,” Barbara Ward, a Comboyne resident of 20 years said.”There are actually cars in the main street, it has helped other businesses too.”Their generosity was on display during one of the worst moments in Comboyne’s history, a bushfire in September last year.Two homes were lost, but Will Swan from the Comboyne Rural Fire Service believes more homes could have been lost if it hadn’t been for the local store.”We had 30 fire trucks in Comboyne and Govind made the offer to open up especially late at night when the fire trucks were running low on petrol.”The couple also provided a meeting place and distribution of food during the fire, and in its aftermath.The Rabadiyas are planning to stay in Comboyne for the foreseeable future and are expecting a child later this year. It is a lot like where we come from in India,” Ms Rabadiya, 29, said.”We spent countless hours working and fixing up the store, and invested a lot of our money into better infrastructure,” Mr Rabadiya said.The whole fuel system was renewed with new and extra modern pumps and the building painted and refurbished.New products with an emphasis on local produce were encouraged with Comboyne farmers supplying macadamias, honey, blueberries and avocadoes to the store.The couple also added a mechanical workshop and tyre-supply business, all employing local people. (Supplied: Govind Rabadiya)
The hard work of Govind and Ramila won over the community.
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