Dec 16, 2008

Grass always look greener on the other side?

OK! First of all, I finally have another break after passing all units for second semester. It seems I always write something after a break or some bad things happening to me.
Guess what? The reason for this post is for both. Ha!

People always feel that grass look greener on the other side. When I was in Taiwan, I complained how slow, how inefficiency and how bad people's attitude during work. We always want more and don't appreciate what we have. We always realize that after comparison.

Right now, I am waiting for my summer school in January and go to listen to "corporation law" for fun and knowledge. I went to Newcastle yesterday with my Korean Friend, Grace. We got to train station for 9:15am one. You know what time we departed? 10:30am
Unbelievable! Don't ask me the reason. During delay, they kept telling us another 10 minutes. No body told us the reasons for delay. They kept asking us to change to another platform. Wait, On top of that, They didn't apology for inconvenience at all.

I actually fine because I am in very good mood, but I feel so badly for those old people and little children.

However, Newcastle is very beautiful. This is one of pictures.

Oct 15, 2008

It's amazing how things change so quickly

The day after posting prejudice against Australia that I get since I get to Australia and getting my USB drive back, one more good thing happened this afternoon makes me add more extra good points regard of Australia.

There is one company called "Greenalliance" promote a program to protect environment by saving energy and water that was supported by Australian government. The thing they do is to go to every house and help people to change light bulbs and showerheads that they designed in order to save electricity and water. The most important thing for all of these things is they do them for free.

Employees from that company came this afternoon. They changed and installed the new light bulbs for the whole house, so I have a bright room right now. This makes me feel much happier that before.

By the way, this is the kind of thing a government should do when they try to change citizen's behaviours for something good. They offer something good for free first and then people will change their behaviour after starting used to new stuffs.

Oct 14, 2008


It's really easy for people to get wrong perception of someone, something or someplace. Once people get that wrong or bad perception or bad image, it is so difficult to change what they think. It actually have huge impact on people's attitude toward to the same thing.

The reason I say this because of few things happened to me when I stay in Sydney. First of all, my first landlord was terrible. Secondly, everything in Sydney is so expensive and food is not delicious in terms of quality and quantity. For example, you need to pay your Internet by usage. Unbelievable !!

And then I met a lot of Australian don't like Asian people, especially Chinese people. Of course, not every Australian like that. Recently, I lost one textbook and one USB drive. Somebody just picked them up and I can't get them back. I alway the one lose tons of stuffs all the time. However, most of time in Taiwan or in U.S , I actually are able to get them back.

I start talking to myself, "what in the world you pick up someone stuff and don't think about what people may feel when they lose those things?".

And then, I come up with my conclusion. I don't like Sydney, or I don't like Australia. I want to leave here as soon as I can.

Today, I went to lost property department and ask them again for my USB drive. You know what. I get my USB drive back. Then, my sister told me somebody lost something in Taiwan and never get them back as well.

I start thinking about why I get so many negative messages or things happening to me in Sydney. Prejudice? I think so.


I have been so busy recently because of tons of assignments and reading I need to do. I start realizing one thing. Taking four units in one semester in post-graduate school for international student is really a bad idea.

However, I need to do that. Taking film certificated class in U.S is really good for my listening and speaking. On the other hand, taking master degree at Sydney Uni is good for my reading and writing. But, if you were one of people want to make your English bettter, taking master degree would be a wrong route to take in my opinion.

I actually finished 5-6 different assignments this past two weeks without sleeping too much. Now, I have another 3 to 4 weeks to study my final.

May 17, 2008


Thanks to terrible Australia's weather. I have been sick for almost two weeks. I always miss family, friends when I am in this kind of condition. While I am getting better, I have my final waiting for me on the corner.

Apr 24, 2008


When you take water away from fish, fish will die. I have this familiar feeling right now. Why? As you guys know, I am studying commerce instead of film now, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, corporate finance,etc. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy facing new challenges and learning new stuffs. But, If you were me and faced tons of different formla, model,etc, you would want to pull your hairs out as well. 

Mar 25, 2008

Happy Easter!!!

This week is Easter Holiday which doesn't mean a lot for me for obvious reason, but I really miss you guys. Happy Easter, all my friends around the world. Of course, my family and my dear teachers(Eric, Russell) are on that list as well. You always feel alone when you are in the holidays. Unfortunately for me, I don't have too much time on this because I have tons of reading need to catchup.

Mar 9, 2008

Learning is great, but making some money for my own expense at the same time is better

Well, This is one week rent for the place I live right now. I just earned and received for my first week of part-time job at a Italian restaurant.

This is not my first time to make money, but this is my first time getting real money at hand. Nice feeling for me.

For me, Life is about chasing my dream and do whatever I like, not about making money as much as possible. Making enough money for my essential need leads me to have this good feeling because I don't want to burden my family more. Hopefully, I can help my family out in the near future.

Mar 6, 2008

Learning is great

As you guys know, I got a part-time job at a Italian restaurant. Even though I can't get too much salary out of this job, but at least still get paid. Not bad at all. This is my dinner my boss made for me tonight. Because of working dinner time for three hours almost every night right now, I get something to eat at most nights. This is great because I can save some money.

Learning a lot of stuffs about service and how restaurant works by working as a waitress at that Italian restaurant. Great experience for me. Today, I learn how to make Cappuccino and ice coffee and know more all kinds of bear, drinks, wine as well.

Mar 3, 2008

I am tired and exhausted, but I like it...

I haven't been updated about what happened to me recently because I have been too busy. School has begun. Therefore, I have tons of stuffs need to read, including club, workshops, tutorials, seminar want to attend as well. On top of that, I got a part time job as a waitress in an Italian restaurant. I for one enjoy being busy, so I have nothing to complain about.

My part time job hasn't been as easy as I thought will be because the Italian dish names are very difficult for me. Hopefully, I won't be fired even though I don't make too much money out of this job, but I still don't want to be fired.

The Enrolment for me has been the process take me a lot of patience going through. I don't understand why school could make an easy process become this complicated. For example, We have three different orientations, including school orientation, faculty orientation, and international student orientation. We also have to pick up tons of different lines for waiting everything. How come we can't do all of these online or do it at personal schedule earlier, especially most international students come to Sydney at least two weeks ahead.

One of my class is consumer behaviour. Student manager for admission at school really need to take this class in order to do the job better. The most important thing for new students is getting information about how to choose our classes and what kind of important information when we choose our classes. Everything else we will figure it out eventually during study.

Feb 7, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Today is Chinese New Year. It's not a good day for someone who can't go home with family because you will feel extremely lonely, but you still can make a wish for New Year. Make a wish, my friends! What's yours?

Jan 30, 2008

How extraordinary the discovery of Iceman

I went to Australian National Maritime Museum to see Iceman exhibition. Iceman is a wet mummy who was alive at 5300 B.C. and scientists discover him at the high mountain at Italy. It's amazing how well his whole body preserve and how much stuff he brought with him. History always can teach us something. Image this, where and when you want to go if scientists invent time machine?

Jan 22, 2008

Kirribilli Ferry Station

I went to an interview for my part-time job this afternoon. The place Kirribilli is located in the other side of harbor and I need to take ferry to get to there. As you guys can see, Kirribilli is a small stop which there is one coming by every 30 minutes. Taking ferry to get to someplace is the new experience for someone who live in a small island for long time. Image this. If I have to take ferry everyday to get to school and be able to enjoy fresh air from ocean every morning. Cool!! After a second, I change my mind. I still love to live in city. If I need to choose one, I will prefer to live close to forest than ocean. Why? Ocean is dangerous. HA!!

Jan 12, 2008

Impressive CityRail in Sydney....

I went to Ashfield by train this afternoon. Ashfield is the place where tons of Chinese people who are from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China gather. That is why a lot of people go there to buy some Chinese food at cheaper price. Actually, I found out the price out there is cheaper for real. I also went there to give out some resumes for part-time job. Hopefully, I can get some good news soon.

The main point of this post is the Sydney's train which is really impressive for me. This is first time I take train in Sydney because I take bus all the time. The train in Sydney is clear, air-condition, and good broadcasting system. Beside that, There is good design on seat. Unfortuately, I don't have opportunity to shoot a film in order to show you guys. That's a design every row of seat you can switch to the direction you want to sit toward to. Impressive.

Jan 6, 2008

Ridiculous Australian Broadcast...

The most ridiculous thing happened to me few days ago. I turned on the TV and they were broadcasting Hopman Cup mixed double game. The game was my Taiwanese team against Serbia. There are 8 countries playing in mixed double in Hopman Cup which held in Perth. Serbia is the first seed in this contest and my Taiwanese team is the last seed in this contest. I was so excited when I was watching this game because my Taiwanese team put on a competitive contest. Suddenly, the Australian TV channel change the program after commercials when the contest hadn't finished yet. I was so angry at that. What the hell is this going on? Ridiculous. I know the outcome of this game on the internet. My Taiwanese team lost this game 1-2 when they lost tie-breaker on the third set. Great Game.

Beautiful Fireworks show

Picture is not perfect, but the experience is amazing. If you guys have that opportunity, please join the party to see this fantastic New Year Fireworks show near Sydney Opera House. I love it even though I have to wait from 4pm to midnight for this. I really hope my family could be with me at that moment and enjoy this together.