Archive for March, 2010

A reflection on “Chinese Cinderella”

Tweet For my Literature class, we had to read “Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter” by Adeline Yen Mah. It’s a children’s story based off Mah’s book for adults “Falling Leaves” which is about Mah’s childhood in China during and after the WWII as the fifth child in her family. She was […]

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No Hurricane in Townsville

Tweet After all the fuss to “ready the cyclone kit”, stock up on tin food, and fill the bathtub with water in case the power goes out and we need water, Hurricane Ului did not hit Townsville. In fact, I woke up yesterday to sun and ended up going on an hour and half walk […]

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Hurricane Ului to hit Townsville tomorrow!

Tweet Tomorrow Morning (March 21, my time) a category 3 hurricane is expected to hit the coast of Townsville. Hopefully there isn’t too much damage, but my roommates and I stocked up on a lot of canned food and water in case we lose power for a few days. Here’s some links if you want […]

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Microsoft Excel 2007 is my best friend.

Tweet Yes, it’s true. I don’t know where I would be without the trusty Excel programs helping me determine how much money I’ve been spending a week and on what, how much money I have left to do fun trips in Australia in such an easy to read format. I am also appreciative of the […]

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NZ: land of the lost postcards

Tweet I sent some postcards from New Zealand in the middle of February and then sent a bunch more from OZ about two weeks later. However, imagine my surprise when people got the postcards from OZ within in a week while the NZ postcards were yet to show up. I wondered if this was because […]

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Driving Manual

Tweet Picture This: March 10th, 2010. It was 11 pm and Marieke wanted a Mcflurry. I needed to practice my manual driving skills, so we hopped into her car and sped off into the night. Okay, not really. I managed to back out of our long driveway alright, but in the midst of switching from […]

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Wallabies

Tweet Yesterday when I was on my way to class, I saw some wallabies! It was exciting because they are the first ones I have seen in OZ. I tried to get an up close picture of them, but they hopped away.

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Things I’ve taken for granted:

Tweet 1) Cooking While I know the basics of how to cook things and do so at home, it has not been until now that I have really had to cook a lot for myself. I’ve concluded , over the past few weeks, that cooking a good meal can be such a pain! Take today, […]

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