My 2nd X’mas in OZ

27 十二月, 2007 at 7:27 上午 (Australia)

X’mas always is Bigest festival for western people, however for Asian people it is just a holiday for relaxing more than celebrating!!!

I still remember my 1st X’mas in OZ I had lunch and dinner with Sarah and Kevin, that was a very relaxing day for me!!!

This X’mas (in 2007) I was invited by my bakery shop employer, Kay and Kris. They asked me to come to their house and attend their family meeting!!! They don’t allow me to celebrate X’mas alone or by myself!!! Really I was very excited and looking  forward to meeting them and their family!!!

Kay and Kris are my employer, in the other word, both of them are my BOSS. Of course I was very nervious… I was not sure could I have good conversation with them, and could they understand me!!?? It was untold expectation at that moment!!!

YES, that’s so GREAT!!! I am not only have chance to know what kind of person Kay and Kris is!!! also met more friendly, kindly and caring ladies and gentlemen during Kris’s family meeting!!! Found lovely Australians!!!!

In the end of day, Kay and Kris drove me home, I gave everyone a hug to thank them gave me such good opportunity to know such friendly Australians!!!

Eventually, I still thank them very much!!!! They enriched my impression of X’mas in OZ!!! Thank you, Kay and Kris!!!! 

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Pic1: My X’mas gift from Kay and Kris

Pic2: marengue cake made by Kay, I love it !!!

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Got fishes!!

8 四月, 2007 at 8:57 上午 (Australia)

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March 18th 2007

That morning (4:30 am), Dave and I went to fish.

Look at pic!!! This fish is BONITO. Totally we catched four BONITOs, but we didn’t keep them even eat them. Dave said these fishes too small!

How can we find the fish?! Actually Dave teach me to look for birds, if we saw the birds are gethering together and near wather that mean there are fish there! So we were trying to looking for birds. In addition, we also can looking for spray (made by fishes). 

Fishing is one of most popular activties in Australia. I see a lot of boats are sailing on the sea during our fishing trip. Also we saw TWO big sea turtles!!!!

Thank you my firend Dave ^__^

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Australia Zoo

25 三月, 2007 at 9:47 上午 (Australia)

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Gun shooting

25 三月, 2007 at 9:15 上午 (Australia)

Gun shooting

Friends and I went to a farm where need to drive two hours from my living place.

It’s my first time to shoot.

It’s quite fun, but also scared activity. The gun is quite heavy and need much more engery to hold it. For girls, it’s not easy to hold it, even to get target! At least, I got the one target!!!  

My friend Dave is quite good at gun shooting, he was one of member of gun shooting club. He also took me to gun shooting club and took a look. People in there are really very good at shooting, also includes girls!!!

In Australia, people have various activities to have fun, such as boating, fishing, gun shooting, golf…ect. It also is a good opportunity to experience the typical life in Australia ^_^

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My first black dress

25 三月, 2007 at 8:31 上午 (Australia)

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I was invited to attend friends’ 21st brithday party. The dress needs “smart casual"!?

Hmm…."Smart Casual"…It’s hard for me to define what’s “Smart Casual"… Then my friend Dave gave me a suggestion: why don’t you buy a black dress ?! Every woman need black dress!

Hmmm…that’s good suggestion to buy a black dress for me. It’s time for me to be a lady now!!

Look !! It’s my first black dress!!

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Home-stay grandfather-Charlie

25 三月, 2007 at 7:29 上午 (Australia)

Charlie is my home-stay mother’s father. My home-stay mother and father went to Sydney for celebrating New Year for two weeks, then Charlie in charged of our meals.

When Charlie was young, he follow his mother came to Australia. His nationality is Italy.

 He still keep a lot of Italian traditional. Actually he doesn’t think he is Australian, but Italian! He love to cook, he also emphasize on nutrition, and the most important thing is: the meals he cook are low fat and full of nutrition!!!

In addtion, during Charlie’s company, Leo, Sofila and I experienced Italian life, such as eating Italian food (Pasta…), watching opera video and Italian movies.

I learn some things from Charlie. I leart to add singing or music to my life, I leart to be appreciative of my life.

I never know singing  can make people to have more energy and be more pleasant, until I saw Charlie did. 

Now, when I cook and do somethings I add singing and music to my life. To leart different life style from Italy.

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My sharemate couple came from Brazil

15 三月, 2007 at 12:21 下午 (Australia)

 They were my homestay sharemate, Leo and Sophila, very firendly and love to talk.

They also invited me to attend Brazil style X’mas party in 2006. Then I leart one thing : How do Brazilian celebrate X’ams? is same as Western do? The answer is ….NO!!!

Midnight is their beginning to start to celebrate X’ams. That means every Brazilian have to wait midnight coming and start their X’mas feast and dinner. For me, it’s long time to wait to have my dinner!! >__<

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One way ticket to Australia

27 十二月, 2006 at 3:31 下午 (Australia)

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The Wedding in Australia-Sarah and Kevin

12 十月, 2006 at 10:07 下午 (Australia)

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200699 Sarah and Kevin 的結婚大典之日. 也是我第一次參加澳洲式的婚禮 (備感榮幸阿!!!)

這一天也是非常匆忙的一天, 非常有別於台灣的婚宴. 98日新郎/新娘/伴郎/伴娘就開始進駐 Sarah & Kevin 的預定的5星級飯店的總統套房 房間中的窗外景色可以遙望Sydney Opera House!! 這一天也是第一次與伴郎伴娘們見面. 有點小緊張! *_*

結婚當天的行程都排的很充實. 從早上早起至髮廊有專人梳妝打扮 (如果撇開大學社團所畫的舞台妝, 這是我第一次話這麼濃的妝. 一開始實在有點不太習慣)

中午稍作休息用餐. 因為新郎新娘結婚當天不能見面

(根據澳洲結婚的習俗, 新郎新娘結婚當天試不能見面的歐!!!要直到Reception 典禮完成之後. 所謂的Reception 是指有證婚人完成證婚儀式, 在場有親朋好友祝福. 就像我們在西洋電影中常看到的教堂證婚畫面, 只是Sarah & Kevin 的婚禮是在View 極好的飯店中舉行) 所以男女各方輪流享用至總統套房中的典雅餐廳中用餐 接下來是一連串的婚紗攝錄影.

在台灣, 婚紗照都是在婚宴前全組拍攝好 但在澳洲反而是在婚宴當天排出時間幫新郎新娘與伴郎伴娘拍攝婚照 另外, 也有錄影小組全程跟拍 ^__^ 在拍攝的當天, 天氣既冷又飄著小雨 我與另一位伴娘Amy 都隨身帶著一件外套禦寒 反而是Sarah 一件外套也無法攜帶, 但是她語帶甜蜜的說: 我有Kevin 的大外套 好甜蜜歐!!!!!!  

從他們寫的誓詞~雙方的互動~眼神 我可以深深的發現, 他們深愛的對方. 從高中相戀到現在整整8年了. 現在已經很少看到相處8年之後的戀人, 情人還可以如此視對方是彼此的唯一! 當然, 在照片中可以看到 Sarah 是一位非常迷人具氣質的Lady !!! 也因此有感而發的寫了一首詩給Sarah, 公開在婚禮上的上表祝福.

在下午的Reception 中, 我打頭陣..ㄏㄏㄏ..可能因為我個頭最矮  在現場我只認識Sarah 的媽媽與Sarah 的外婆, 所以在我一個人打頭陣進場時, 所有在場的人禮貌式起立歡迎(最主要是歡迎新娘啦!) 我所能做的就是…微笑~~微笑~~微笑~~踏著典雅的步伐…(當然當時有許多閃光燈閃爍, 真想向他們要照片!!) 重頭戲當然是Sarah 媽媽牽著Sarah 出場!

在證婚人的主持之下Sarah & Kevin 互說著自己寫的誓詞… You may kiss the bride!!! 別以為, 證婚完之後, 新郎新娘就等著晚上的晚宴歐! 我們 (新郎新娘/伴郎伴娘) 要趕著在去拍攝婚紗照!

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Dear Sarah

2 十月, 2006 at 11:14 上午 (Australia)

Sarah and I have known each other for over 15 years. After she moved to Australia, we contact with each other via letter, email and MSN.

9th Sep. 2006 was her big wedding day with her husband Kevin in Sydney, Australia! I was so happy to be her one of bridemaids.

For Sarah…..

Dear Sarah,

Your smile is so charming,

that makes you so yumming!

No wonder, Kevin catch you and got to getting marry.

Tonight, it is my pleasure to attend your wedding,

I do believe everything in your life always in happy ending.  

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