2012年6月29日星期五

再见墨尔本

其实很多时候我们都会无意说出一些伤人的话。很难免的,说话时有时就是那么不经过大脑,说出去了才发现到自己说的话多么难听。然而,说出去的话是收不回的,造成的伤害始终还会留下去不掉的伤痕。孰能无过,最重要还是要知错再反省。所以我本人觉得,最可悲的莫过于犯了错,被提醒了,被教训了,还是不知错。

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每个人都有很个人的想法。这点我完全同意。但是我觉得,在认同或拒绝别人的观点前最主要的还是要自己思维一番。我觉得最近的年轻人太过盲从跟风了。很多人都渐渐忘了肯定某些价值是需要从很多不同的观点来决定的。很多时候我们看到美好或丑陋的东西都是第一印象。很不幸的,第一印象对大部分人来说是最关键的。其实我们不能以第一印象来决定某些东西好不好或美不美,我们也不能依靠某些东西表面来肯定某东西的价值。不同的东西需要用不同的角度来体会。有时候,有些东西的瑕疵确实很丑,但是某些东西存在的原因可能是很美丽的。保持一定的客观,想想了才觉得自己喜不喜欢某些东西都还不迟。

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以上所说的全都是自己的想法,也不是在鸟人或是暗讽,大家读读就好。

多三天我就要回家了。我在墨尔本五个月多的日子就这样过完了。当逗留的日子开始倒数时,周围的东西渐渐显得特别突出。离开之前才开始注意到这里的美。平时走路时就是那么匆忙,往往忽略了路上的风景。现在要离开墨尔本了,才发现到之前因为不在乎而错过的东西。现在搞到我连路边的一朵花都舍不得。

所以我在回去之前决定用双脚踏遍墨尔本城市,呼吸最墨尔本的空气,认真一次感受墨尔本。于是,这几天内我用双腿走了大概有八至十个小时吧。老实说,墨尔本可能和其他城市比起来的话会看起来很不起眼,但是我觉得墨尔本很特别。墨尔本拥有一切,摩登和复古全都呈现在这个漂亮的城市里,市区内简直是新和旧的交叉。墨尔本没有高调的建筑物,没有炫耀,呈现的都是悠闲和从容。我觉得给墨尔本恰当的比喻是一只懒洋洋地猫。


在墨尔本的街道上的路人,什么样的都有:亚洲人、白人、黑人、各国的旅客等等。有的西装笔挺拿着公事包赶路,有些着悠闲地抽着香烟,凝视着来来去去交通,时不时还有音乐人坐在路边表演。无论什么时候这里的人都回有时间坐下来品尝咖啡或者是躺在公园的草地上小睡片刻。下雨时往往为墨尔本加上一层雾,加上冬天里枯掉枫树,维多利亚式及哥特式的建筑物和不时经过的马车和复古式的电车,这一切为墨尔本添上梦幻的色彩。

舍不得墨尔本的咖啡,舍不得墨尔本的悠闲,舍不得墨尔本的公园,舍不得墨尔本的海边,舍不得墨尔本的火车站,舍不得墨尔本的建筑物,舍不得墨尔本的友善,舍不得墨尔本的天气,舍不得墨尔本的街道,舍不得墨尔本的牛扒,舍不得墨尔本的...







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30 Day Song Challenge - Day 28 - A Song That Makes You Feel Guilty

This is though, I do not listen to a song that makes me feel guilty. There's no song that makes me feel guilty either.

2012年6月25日星期一

The Beginning of an End





I just came back from Gold Coast Australia. It is not really a place that I like much, except for some places in Surfers Paradise. The transportation fee is expensive and the food there is generally tasteless. Thankfully the theme parks in Gold Coast did not let me down much.

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It's very simple, if befriending somebody can make you feel unhappy, why bother befriending someone then? Isn't the purpose of having friends suppose to make you feel happy and great? Think Chiew See Hau, Think.

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The moment when I bid farewell to my family members, what happened in the first day here in Melbourne, what happened during my days in Australia... Everything is clear and vivid in my memories. I stepped foot in Australia about 4 and a half months ago and I will be leaving this wonderful land in 7 days. The feelings are mixed - I want to go home, I want to stay here in Melbourne as well. Whatever it is, my days in Australia is coming t an end.
I wanna write down everything that I remember here because studying in Australia is definitely a big chapter in my life.

I live in 18 Koonawarra Street in Clayton, a suburb of Melbourne under the governance of City of Monash. It is a pretty ugly and old house. The only thing I like about this house is the big maple tree in the front porch. I love the tree because it tells me about weather.

Here's the picture of the maple tree. See the difference? The top one was taken during the end of summer where the leaves changed to orange colour. The bottom one was the last leave that I captured during the beginning of winter. I look at the tree every time I walk out of the house. This maple tree is the home for some wild possums. These possums always climb between the tree and the wire at night, watching you in the dark while you are approaching the door step, but they are harmless and cute in some way.



I stay with Yi Zheng a.k.a Jonathan, Wendy Ong, and Jhun Hoe a.k.a Adrian. I knew Yi Zheng before I came to Australia. Yi Zheng is the head tenant and he take cares of our dinner, he loves culinary. I know Wendy and Adrian when I reaches here in Australia. As far as I know, Wendy is a vegan and she likes animals more than anything. She is polite and helpful. I am pleased to have a housemate like her. Adrian is a new friend of mine since I only knew him in February. He is a funny guy with a good voice. He is my partner vocalist when I play the guitar. Besides my housemates, I also met these few wonderful persons. They are definitely part of the joy that I felt during my stay. Ah Chen is a troll. He is the boyfriend of Wendy and he likes to crack jokes and tricks on people. He is the figure of 'fun'. I also met Clement. He loves Superman and he is a really nice guy to hang out with. Clement and I had a lot of topic in common, we both likes woman, movies, PC games, booze and dramas. I also Emily. She is responsible for the 'Check-ins' and we always exchange opinions about stuffs, I think she is a good listener. Eva is another girl that I hung out with in Melbourne. She loves shopping and for whatever reason she always smile. I also hung out with Hareesh and Alina, they are the new couple and they always appear as a pair. I couldn't find a photo that has everyone in it, but here's the compilation.



My day in Melbourne is pretty monotonous yet wonderful. It is monotonous because of the locations - I always end up in the same places in campus. It is wonderful because of the encounters - encounter with different people and events under different feeling. The places that I hang out a lot is the Matheson Library, Hagreaves-Andrew Library, Menzies Lawn, Campus Center, The Den, futsal court, Coles in Clayton Road, and Ping's Dumpling. I will remember the taste of the first apple pie I ever made in my life, the taste of my salsa sauce, the taste of the dumplings in Ping's, the taste of Solo Lemonade, the taste of curry made by Eva and Alina, the taste of curry made by everyone of us, the taste of lamb chops and spicy meat patty made by Yi Zheng, the food and coffee in the Campus. Everything comes back when I type all these, everything will come back again when I read all these. May these good memories immortalized in words.

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30 Day Song Challenge -  Day 27 - Song You Wish You Could Play




These are the songs that I wish I could play with my guitar.