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.