Saturday, June 11, 2016

Australia travel -Shuo-Ting Hsu

Aloha everyone
I am Shuo-Ting Hsu go by Sophia. I came to Australia in Griffith University Nathan campus to do studyabroad one semester. During these four months I went to many places  Sunshine Coast, Noose Head, North Stradbroke Island, Sunnybank, Gold Coast, Springbrook, Tamborine and Sydney, etc…
Australia is good place to travel but better is travel by car is more convenience.
Today I gonna introduction to everyone some fun places to travel when who you are come to Australia.
First SpringBrook National Park-Natural Bridge in there you can see Glow-Warm. You went to there at night and could not use flash light in there that would hurt Glow-Warm.

Glow worm is the common name for various groups of insect larvae and adult larviform females that glow through bioluminescence.

And also can go to Brisbane’s city and can go to amusement park, in Gold Coast has Dreamworld, WhiteWater Worl, SkyPoint, MovieWorld, Sea World and Movie World. In here have many different amusement parks. And you go to tours company to buy tickets because sometime would on sale or package together.
Next is Australia Zoo, that is the biggest one zoo in here. In there you can see many different animals such as Kangaroo and Koala. You can close to them and take photos. But the Kangaroo did not like you think would always jump. They are very lazy always lay down on the grass. 

 Thank you

Thursday, June 9, 2016

About buy car information in Australia- Shuo-Ting Hsu (Sophia)

Hello everyone

My name is Shuo-Ting Hsu go by Sophia. Right now I am doing study abroad in Australia. I am study in Griffith University for spring semester in 2016. I stay in Sunnybank, Queensland and I bought a used car in here. That is more convenience for me to go to school, travel and supermarket to buy food and daily staffs. I would buy a car in there that is because I come with my twin younger sister and we need to go to school four days in a week. Each time take bus we should spent four dollars for each person so a week we should spend 32 dollars total that is over our a week’s oil money. One more reason is take bus is spend too much time, for example, I drive to school just need 10 minutes but take bus need 20 to 50 minutes because depend on which bus you take. I want to describe and teach everyone who want to buy car in Australia when you are come to here to do study abroad. You can use facebook to search “Brisbane”(depend on which area you want to go )and add some group that would show may information in there about rent places, sell car and others information. So you can use facebook to find used cars on there and car year range has 1990 to 2009 and price can be AUD 2000 to 6000. 

If you buy a car first you should check whether the owner done RWC. In Queensland a roadworthy certificate is called a safety certificate. A safety certificate is needed when a registered light vehicle is offered for sale in Queensland, or when re-registering an unregistered vehicle. It confirms that a vehicle has passed a minimum safety standard inspection. This inspection covers the basics for the safe operation of the vehicle, such as:
·         tyres
·         brakes
·         steering
·         suspension
·         body rust or damage
·         windscreen
·         lights.
Then go to Queensland Government office for transport services and just need to figure out some application form then would be done.  And one more thing need to be careful is if you buy car in Queensland then you should sell your car in Queensland could not sell your car in Sydney or other places. 
Thank you 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Things I Take for Granted In/Out of Turkey

What I Take for Granted Outside of Turkey
     1. Ethnic food (Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mexican…etc.)
     2. Rules of the Road
     3. Well-marked streets
     4. People not caring what I’m wearing
     5. People being able to understand me when I need something/anything without effort
     6. People of varying genders on the street around me
     7. Free stuff/food given out at my university
     8. Being able to drive (Not that I feel capable of driving here, see 2&3)
     9. Escaping other human beings sometimes
   10. People walking and queuing in uniform/orderly ways

What I Take for Granted Inside Turkey
     1. Everyone caring about your well-being after you've met once (genuinely)
     2. The ability to get anything delivered to your home or taken from your home for fixin’
       - Clarification on the taking part: if you shoe is broken your building manager will come get         it, take it to a cobbler for you, and the cobbler will shine and fix your shoe for a minuscule fee,           then the building manager will bring your shoes to you
     3. Street food of all varieties
     4. Sweet food in all varieties
     5. The Plethora of Public Transport (buses, ferries, taxies, dolmus, metro, tram…)
     6. Cheap, easy inter-city and international travel by bus to basically anywhere you want
     7. Finding joy in expressing yourself in a language you don’t really know
     8. Kisses on the cheek at greeting, at leaving (and double hugs)
     9. Markets where in-season vegetables can be haggled over next to knock-off Nike*
    10. My Turkish families which brightened my day each and every day

*Alleged fake, which can also be haggled down in price