my journal in Melbourne

my journal in Melbourne

文章mavis » 週二 3月 15, 2005 12:38 pm

Dear all
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I wanted to share my life in here again. I hope you enjoy it.

The Melbourne city is a marvellous place. Do you know the Melbourne’s road system was already designed in the early 19 century? All the streets are on a grid system. I think if you have a serious problem on the sense of direction but you really want to travel by yourself. It is a perfect city you can think about it. This is why so many claims that Melbourne is a well-designed and well-planned city. The architecture of the famous Flinders Street station and the spectacular church are historic styles. You can imagine you lived in an old century. But may be opposite the streets, there are modern buildings just stand up in front of them. Except the interesting combination, the Flinders Street station is surrounded by lots of gardens and museums. Can you imagine to picnic in the centre of the city? One of my favourites is Royal Botanic Gardens. It is a very giant and relaxing place. It is located near the city. You can take a walk about 30 minutes from city to there. That is why you can see a lot of office men taking off their suits and put on T-shirts and jog in this garden during the lunch time on the week days. The first time I visited this garden was our teacher asked us to go their, but later I felt in love with this place. It was an unforgettable experience

It extends over 38 hectares. That was why we spent about 4 hours to visit it. I felt so relaxed and happy when I entered this place. The scenery is wonderful. It has river, and varies of plant and flower, natural sanctuary for native wildlife such as black swans, eels, bell miners. When I finished my lunch I saw a cute black swan walking in the ground and entered the restaurant and ate the rest of the food from the leaving customers. It looked like he was an old man taking a walk in this park. It was very interesting.

The most unforgettable experience was that we saw one group took the wedding photos and two of the groups had the wedding ceremony and buffet. They looked so wonderful and amazing. Especially the children dressed like a lady and a gentleman. This place is really suitable for wedding. Later I saw a section of the bamboo trees and I was so exciting about seeing it. It reminded me of our bamboo trees in Naitou of Taiwan. Our bamboo trees are more beautiful than theirs. I hope someday Australian people can see the bamboo trees in Taiwan.



These are the Flinders Street station
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These are the city
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these are the gardens
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the cake was i did to my teacher, she left us last week and taught another class.
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Except above ... Next time I want to share my studying life in here. I will introduce my school and the facilities of it. If you are interest in studying abroad i will give you some information about the price of studying in here. I hope you enjoy it. :D :D
遊山五嶽東道主,擁書百城南面王。
萬人叢中一握手,使我衣袖三年香。
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文章Wayne » 週二 3月 15, 2005 4:33 pm

It seems that you found your heaven in Melbourne. Good for you!

Thanks a lot for the sharing. Just want you to know that when you enjoy your memorable life down in the Southern Hemisphere, we in the Northern Hemisphere do enjoy your sharing too.

Take care!
Knowledge is power -- when shared.
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文章Roger » 週三 3月 16, 2005 10:09 am

Dear Mavis,
You are so cute as before. I believe you have enjoyed a lot there. Usually we saw your pictures of foods yet that can only be savored through our imagination. :shock:
Anyware, we are so glad to read your message and know you are going well. Take care and come here often. We are looking forward to hearing from you again.
Best Regards,
Roger
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Former President of YOYO English Club
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文章Mike » 週五 3月 25, 2005 4:44 pm

哇~~~
Mavis妳人現在墨爾本遊學啊?
現在澳洲和台灣的時差還是三小時嗎?還是已經改回二小時了?

我們在墨爾本附近的Geelong有很多朋友...那裡的海岸風景蠻漂亮的, 妳有空的話可以去玩玩...附近的葡萄酒莊也很棒喔...^^
Hello...^_^
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文章Simon Pan » 週四 6月 09, 2005 9:43 am

Dear Mavis:
Have you got used to hear people at Melbourne pronouce /e/ as /aI/?
When I arrived there 11 years ago, I said " I come here today." to a taxi drive. He repeated with surprise as "You come to die?"
Very Impressive.
Have a nice "Dxx".
Simon
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文章Yubor » 週四 6月 09, 2005 1:42 pm

Ha.. yep.. very impressed.. my boss is from Melbourne too. I remember when he began my boss a few years ago, he always told me "~~send that report today.~~"... At that time, I linked it to: " sent that report ...otherwise... go to die... " ....
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文章mavis » 週五 6月 10, 2005 10:00 pm

Mike 寫:哇~~~
我們在墨爾本附近的Geelong有很多朋友...那裡的海岸風景蠻漂亮的, 妳有空的話可以去玩玩...附近的葡萄酒莊也很棒喔...^^

:D :D i want go there too.. but i never go there now.

Simon Pan 寫:Dear Mavis:
Have you got used to hear people at Melbourne pronouce /e/ as /aI/?
:D ya... i noticed that...their pronunciation is cute.

I have not shared my life here for a long time. Everything is OK and I almost can finish my English course in July and finally I can start my master course. Actually, I cannot stay here well because I think English course so difficult and serious for me and there are lots of exam. I hate test all the time. However, this period of time before the master course is especially important for me. If I failed the final exam I cannot study the master course in July…it is so terrible that I have to wait until next year. Anyway, I already studied hard and my English could not just improve in a short time.

Today I just shared two sad experiences in Melbourne. But except these two things everything is ok.
Fist one is in Melbourne airport. When I came here again last time (I ever went back home in the end of March), I brought 5 bottles of milk powder with me in my baggage; it is a very healthy milk powder. I knew that Australia banning to bring protein food such as meat, egg etc…. I worried that they would not permit my stuff so I did not say that I bring the food…. Unfortunately, they scanned my luggage and found I cheated on them. I had to not only pay the fined ($ 6000 ) but also I had to throw away my 5 bottles of milk powder ( almost $3000, it is really healthy milk powder. ). I cried loudly in the airport and nobody cared about me. I knew it was my fault. Later, I mistook my time of arrival in Melbourne. I stood in the lobby with my ugly cried face waiting my friends for 2 and half hours to pick me up after I came out the exit. It was a bad experience for me.
these are mine poor milk powder :evil: :evil: :evil:
i secretely took a photo.
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Secondly, everyday I liked walking to my school everyday. The scenery of the way to my school is wonderful and amazing especially in autumn season. I will show you the pictures below. I always walk about 40 minutes to my school. One day I walked on my way home I met an exposure ( I do not sure the word). In the beginning, he waited on the Tran stop and I passed by him. Then maybe just few seconds I noticed someone be siding me and walked closer to me. I looked at him and he looked at me too. Maybe about one minute later he asked my name and showed his penis with saying lots of dirty words. I shocked and ran away but he caught me and putted me closing the corner of the road. I putted him away again and ran as fast as I could. Unfortunately, he ran faster than me and stopped me showing his penis again. Finally, I ran opposite to the road and he did not catch me. I cried and threatened for a long time. After that day, I went to police station and asked for a help to protect my safety. I was brought to a small room with computer and I had to describe carefully about his appearance. It was also a terrible experience.
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it was the stop i met the exposure. :( :(it is a public transportation
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it was the beautiful scenery i walked to my school
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However, above that second experience Melbourne is a safety place to live. Do not think it is so bad environment. Maybe when I finished my English course, I got more time to share other interesting things to you.

it is the flat i lived now :D :D i bought this screen from Taiwan :D :D some stores oppsite my flat :D :D we have to put our transh in here ...it is cute :D :D
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i miss 車輪餅 so much i did it too... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D 採草苺
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萬人叢中一握手,使我衣袖三年香。
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文章Wayne » 週六 6月 11, 2005 9:56 am

exposure --> exhibitionist


Take care!

Wish you success in your English course!
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