Episode 116: End of Year Holiday Season 2022


CripChat Australia is produced and delivered by Australian Disability​, it aims to educate, entertain and inform the general community how they can help us create a more accessible and inclusive society for people with disabilities, their friends, and family.

Hosted by Jonathan Shar, David Daoud, Ibby Dee, and Guests

Content Warning: This podcast may include content unsuitable for children who have not been exposed to people with disabilities-related themes and issues that are sometimes expressed by using coarse language or outdated terms.

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Happy Holidays from the CripChat Australia crew.  — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cripchatau/message


Speaker 1 (0s): Hello everybody. Welcome to CripChat your weekly podcast for everything Disability. We've got ending celebrations these days. Now today are with me, Ibby Dee and Jonathan Shar and myself, David Daoud. 

Speaker 2 (23s): Thank you for the David. I'm doing good. Take care. How are you? 

Speaker 1 (29s): I'm doing fine, thank God. 

Speaker 2 (32s): So how, how was your week David? 

Speaker 1 (34s): Week's. Great. Thank God. And you Celebrations. How many, how many Christmas parties am I invited? 

Speaker 2 (44s): Too many. 

Speaker 1 (46s): Too 

Speaker 2 (46s): Many? No, it's the 

Speaker 1 (48s): Year. All of Can we, 

Speaker 2 (52s): That's a very good question, David, can we, what are your on that, David? At 

Speaker 1 (58s): End Christmas. Christmas has got a lot of gifts now to limit the amount of gifts getting out. Instead of giving everyone a gift, you can do something to limit that is by like, just say you've got a group of people. Instead of giving each person a gift, some people who called Chris, some people Secret Santa, they put names in a basket. 

Everyone that wants to exchange gifts, you pull out a name and that one person gets a good present. You put a, that's awesome. This is what we spend. This is a amount we can afford and buy for this much, this amount. And then 

Speaker 2 (1m 50s): Sounds like a great idea. 

Speaker 1 (1m 53s): You end up in the present, but you also did one. 

Speaker 2 (1m 57s): That's awesome. Yeah. I'd met you Chris before you have Yeah, it was fun. It was fun, you know, with all, I guess the people, you know, just having a laugh, sharing our gifts. It's awesome. And yeah, it's within budget as well. 

Speaker 1 (2m 16s): And, and, and you don't let the person know that you've got 'em until the end 

Speaker 2 (2m 21s): Usually. The way, the way we did, the way we did it, we put all the presents in the middle, so in the middle of the table and yeah, we went around, you know, the group, we played a game. Yeah. But one that round would get to pick a present. 

Speaker 1 (2m 40s): But how the present actually covered or packed. 

Speaker 2 (2m 45s): Oh, of course they're covered. They're covered. And we don't know who. Yeah. Bought the present, so, 

Speaker 1 (2m 52s): Yeah. Yeah. But how do you know if you get enough female or male present? 

Speaker 2 (2m 56s): That's, yeah, that's, I, I guess when they pick the present, then the, the secrets will be revealed. They, they could choose to either take the present or put it back in the queue. 

Speaker 1 (3m 11s): Okay. And or, or should they, should they put, should they put a, like a pink for you or blue reference for a boy? That way they know what to pick. 

Speaker 2 (3m 23s): Oh yeah. Coordination. But is that really inclusive for, I guess people with data vision impair, 

Speaker 1 (3m 31s): But, but you need, you need, if they're gonna pick, if someone is, that's a pink one or a blue one. 

Speaker 2 (3m 42s): Nice, nice. 

Speaker 1 (3m 44s): If the person likes your presents, they'll take it 

Speaker 2 (3m 49s): Nice. Oh yeah. Sounds good. It's all good. It's all good that, that's very good. Team. 

Speaker 1 (3m 58s): What are, what are the celebrations? Are there, other than Christmas party C Christmas party? 

Speaker 2 (4m 5s): Well, I guess there's many ways to, I guess, get creative during the defensive season. Not really. I don't really celebrate Christmas. We do get together with families. We play games, you know, we have a, we have a laugh, so it's all about, you know, getting into that spirit. 

Speaker 1 (4m 27s): What 

Speaker 2 (4m 28s): About you? That's only Christmas. We are looking forward to like, Hanukkah, Luna, new Year, new Year. 

Speaker 1 (4m 37s): There's other people that celebrate Hanukkah. And what is Hanukkah? It's, it's a celebration apparently. Apparently he get gift for eight days. 

Speaker 2 (4m 48s): Nice, nice. Yeah. Look and correct us Jonathan if we wrong. But yeah, it's, I guess I usually celebrate that for eight days presents and I guess I gives money, I give it to our children. 

Speaker 3 (5m 10s): Yes, 

Speaker 2 (5m 29s): I guess <unk> 

Speaker 3 (5m 35s): Yes. 

Speaker 2 (5m 37s): Nice, nice. But yeah, thank you very much for that Jonathan. So yeah, look, many people celebrate in different ways. 

Speaker 1 (5m 48s): What's the best present you've had from a Oh, 

Speaker 2 (5m 56s): Chocolates. They're always a crowd. Blazer. Yeah, I got favorites. What about you, David? 

Speaker 1 (6m 4s): Favorites. You know what, I have a shirt, a clothing, but hopefully they give me clothing that suits me. 

Speaker 2 (6m 14s): Nice. Awesome. Awesome. And what about you? 

Speaker 3 (6m 41s): Yes. 

Speaker 2 (6m 44s): Good stuff. 

Speaker 3 (7m 18s): And 

Speaker 1 (7m 35s): Hanukkah. That was Jonathan. 

Speaker 2 (7m 38s): Oh yeah. That's sweet. George. David, sorry, did you hear that? Jonathan the best person your parents are? Oh, well you was you, because you got also a birthday coming up, so have birthday in advance. Jonathan sugar of which, if you would like to donate to Australian. Disability. Yeah, there's a Facebook page. Please feel free to donate as a reward for, I guess Jonathan. 

Annie's birthday. 

Speaker 1 (8m 10s): And it's text deductible, isn't it? 

Speaker 2 (8m 13s): Oh yeah, it sure is. It sure is. So just follow the prompts on the Facebook page and yeah. Kindly don donate. Thank you. Back to our celebrations, David. Daoud, how important is it to celebrate with your family? 

Speaker 1 (8m 32s): It's very important because they, they take good care of you and they, you feel loved. 

Speaker 2 (8m 42s): Yeah. So there is still that problem of social isolation out there. David, what could we do to prevent social isolation from happening? 

Speaker 1 (8m 53s): Well, social isolation. Why? But being prevented and, and take care of yourself and wash your hands. Make sure you are, if you're sick, then 

Speaker 2 (9m 9s): Yeah, it's good. It's good to look after yourself, but at the same time, you don't wanna be isolated during the Holidays, didn't you, David? 

Speaker 1 (9m 20s): No. You don't. 

Speaker 2 (9m 21s): So always reach out. Always reach out to your family, to your friends. Never celebrate alone. 

Speaker 1 (9m 28s): Make sure you keep in touch with everyone and make sure you celebrate, not disposed of. If you, if you have someone that you think is gonna be alone, invite em over. Yes. Out invitation if you can. Yep. Cause a lot of people don't like to be alone. 

Speaker 2 (9m 50s): Yeah, yeah. 

Speaker 1 (9m 51s): New Years celebrations. It's good to celebrate with people. With people. Do not over drink. If you're gonna have a party, make sure you go, if you're gonna go to a party, research, whether there's accessibility there first, wherever you're gonna be access and make sure you keep your mind like functioning. Cause if you don't, you don't wanna over drink and you don't wanna, you don't wanna regret what you've done the next day or you be safe. 

Speaker 2 (10m 29s): Why you're saying David is party responsibly, look after yourself first and foremost. How important is that? 

Speaker 1 (10m 40s): Very important. Yeah. Yeah. 

Speaker 2 (10m 44s): That's right. Good stuff. Good stuff. 

Speaker 1 (10m 48s): If anyone wants to write any, any comments, please do. 

Speaker 2 (10m 52s): Thank you. David. Daoud. Thank you David. Figure off which 2020 threes they're coming upon us. How do we, I guess, plan for the new year? 

Speaker 1 (11m 3s): We plan by, by being responsible and setting out our goals. 

Speaker 2 (11m 11s): Yeah. 

Speaker 1 (11m 11s): For the new year. 

Speaker 2 (11m 13s): Yes. Yes. Very important. New. 

Speaker 1 (11m 16s): Some people do have new resolutions. 

Speaker 2 (11m 19s): Oh yeah. David, do you have any resolution? 

Speaker 1 (11m 25s): Well, I haven't thought that far yet this, see if I could be better how, see how I can better myself every year. 

Speaker 2 (11m 35s): That's probably the best resolution in I can come up with. Same here. Same here. I've set myself some goals for the new year. Hopefully we can follow them through. Over to you, John. What are your New Year's resolution? 

Speaker 1 (12m 29s): Disability. Bigger and better. 

Speaker 2 (12m 32s): That's right, David. And we encourage all our viewers to join in on David Jonathan's, I guess news resolution. Let's make this better. How does that sound, David? 

Speaker 1 (12m 48s): That sounds like a plan. 

Speaker 2 (12m 49s): Awesome. Awesome. So David, Daoud, we go back to setting goals for ourselves now. People set goals, whoever sometimes follow through with them. What's the best way to follow through your goals? 

Speaker 1 (13m 6s): Well, put it this way. Always write down your goals at the beginning of the year. Write them down and help them. And help yourself. Remember 'em. If you break them, don't worry. Okay, you broke one goal. But then always there, there's always a way you can always restart. Don't think, oh, I broke. Or if you're going give up chocolate or eat chocolate. 

But then I say, all I chocolate this up, I'll try not to eat chocolate next time. Don't say, oh, just cause I broke once. I'll do it again. It doesn't matter. I've broken it. It's yourself an excuse. 

Speaker 2 (13m 49s): Yeah. So always swallow through with the goals that you've said. Say for itself. 

Speaker 1 (13m 55s): Doesn't, doesn't matter if you break it, you can still continue on with it. 

Speaker 2 (14m 6s): Exactly. As long as you don't get too sidetracked. 

Speaker 1 (14m 10s): Exactly. Obviously. Yeah. 

Speaker 2 (14m 14s): Sounds like blend. 

Speaker 1 (14m 16s): So Ibby and Jonathan. 

Speaker 2 (14m 19s): Yeah. 

Speaker 1 (14m 21s): What, what are you, what's your what? Can you tell me what many points of today? 

Speaker 2 (14m 30s): Oh, sorry. Final thoughts, David? 

Speaker 1 (14m 32s): Final thoughts. Yeah, 

Speaker 2 (14m 35s): Yeah. Look, firstly, we wanna wish everyone happy. Celebrations. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, new Year's, Luna, new Year, we encourage you to be responsible, look after yourself, party hard, but not too hard. And in saying day, always reach out to your family and friends. It's very important, especially during this time. We don't want to be socially isolated. 

So plan our Holiday plan, catch up with their friends, with your family, get into the spirit for set goals. Make sure you got a clear direction of what you want to achieve next year. And write down some goals you would like to achieve. And hopefully you can follow through them. Always monitor your progress. Very important. Thank you everyone. That's my final thoughts. What about you David? 

Speaker 1 (15m 36s): My final thoughts is if you're gonna party, party safe, and if you're gonna get Christmas presents, make sure they're in your budget. Don't overspend. No one will hold it to. But make sure, make sure you over drink and make a, you said everything else practically 

Speaker 2 (16m 4s): Nice. All good, David? All good. You wanna add? 

Thank you for that. Jonathan. I guess we've now come to the end. We wish everyone zen, enjoyable. Holiday and yes, but not too hard. 

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