'Best Job' in Paradise

‘ An Australian state is offering internationally what it calls "the best job in the world" -- earning a top salary for lazing around a beautiful tropical island for six months.
The job pays 150,000 Australian dollars (105,000 US dollars) and includes free airfares from the winner's home country to Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland's state government announced on Tuesday.
In return, the "island caretaker" will be expected to stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef, take care of "a few minor tasks" -- and report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.
The successful applicant, who will stay rent-free in a three-bedroom beach home complete with plunge pool and golf buggy, must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator and be able to speak and write English.
"They'll also have to talk to media from time to time about what they're doing so they can't be too shy and they'll have to love the sea, the sun, the outdoors," said acting state Premier Paul Lucas.
"The fact that they will be paid to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, swim, snorkel and generally live the Queensland lifestyle makes this undoubtedly the best job in the world."
Lucas said the campaign was part of a drive to protect the state's 18 billion Australian dollar a year tourism industry during the tough economic climate caused by the global financial meltdown.
"Traditional tourism advertising just doesn't cut it sometimes and we are thinking outside the box by launching this campaign."
Queensland Tourism Minister Desley Boyle said some people might question whether it was risky to let an unknown person become an unofficial tourism spokesperson for the state.
"I think the biggest risk will be that the successful candidate won't want to go home at the end of the six months," she said.
"This is a legitimate job which is open to anyone and everyone."
Applications are open until February 22. Eleven shortlisted candidates will be flown to Hamilton Island in early May for the final selection process and the six month contract will commence on July 1.’

Came across this news in yahoo website.Interesting opts for those who faces stress like me..

Can you imagine that You get PAID to enjoy the sea breeze, the outdoor and natures? Tat’s cool! No need to think of work man..That’s your job! I think I should give it a try. Lolz. I wish to be in the paradise~Imagine I’m lying on the beach,enjoying the sea breeze, having my cocktail, caressed by the wind blow…fantastic..I need more imagination!!I wanna get a nice break~But I know it’s not a good time for now. Economy is not doing well and people start to suffer and work hard for living. This is what u can see in modern city living and ppl around here. Damn pissed…But what to do?This is reality and I need to face it.The world is changing and everyday unexpected news surround us and what we have to do now is to make a path out along the stage of the life…

Been feeling stress lately and my nose bleeding haunting me back again.Oh gosh..can you imagine u sleep half way in the middle of the night you hv to lift your head up high to stop it from bleeding?I think I gonna go shrek soon~Mm..should I go for body check up?kinda scary thoughts..

P/S: Learning to have self-confident from long time ago til now still struggling..hehe!Control my emo!Been so bad lately.Hardly can control it..

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