学习在澳洲--Feelings about living in Australia (Vivian Chan)
Feelings about living in Australia (学习在澳洲)
--- Vivian Chan
My name is Vivi Chan, and I’ve been studying and living in Australia for about 2yrs. For me it was a great experience in my life and I’ll never forget about that.
About the place I live
I live in Melbourne, in the southern part of Victoria, Australia. Australians call this city as the garden city, for there are different kinds of gardens located in the city and country sides. Very little pollution, fresh air, blue sky and nice people, that’s why Melbourne is rated as the most comfortable living city in the world because of these. Apart from gardens, different beaches can be found easily if you want to go. Compared to Guangzhou, there are much much less people in Melbourne, so even it is in a big festival, Boxing day, for example, you don’t have to walk in the street like a crab.
About the program I study
I have my further study of food science and technology in RMIT, which is a pretty much practical program. Unlike the study way in China, it requires you to do more research before and after the lecture, because the tutor just basically tell you about the main idea about the topic and help you to understand it, then she/he offers you quite a few references (if she/he is nice), and it is not enough for you to do the laboratory work properly. In the reality, theory can only help you grab an idea for the procedure. When there are some problems occur, however, it usually doesn’t mention in what you’ve heard during the lecture.
Therefore it needs you to think about the solution, according to what you have done from your research. Because of that, library is your friend who helping you to find the way. Also you don’t have to be shy to ask any question, tutors like answering questions, face to face, email, phone, until you totally understand. Of course, don’t expect that they will tell you the direct answer, you have to tell them your idea, and they help you to make improvement.
About the way I live
Quite a few people say it is so boring to stay in Melbourne. Not so many places for shopping, for playing electronic game, no where to go for fun, etc. In my opinion, it depends on your attitude and the way you want to live. For me, I feel so lucky that I live in this awesome place. Melbourne is a multi centralism city, I can get different ideas or enlarge my knowledge about different culture in various countries when I talk to my classmates in different nationalities. And like I mentioned before,
Melbourne is rich in natural resources. So I like hunting spots with my friends at school or in church to see different spectacular views which I can’t see in my country. Of course, for going out it costs quite a few, that’s why I have my part time job, to earn some pocket money for traveling. It is not hard to find a part time job by heart.
That’s my general feelings about living in Australia. Lots of new experience for me and I’ve learnt a lot.
Thank you for your reading.