Thursday, March 08, 2007

Random Photos of Life....生活雜像館


Sydney Fish Market
Saw this T'Shirt at Balmain, a nice suburb, and i just had to buy it!! (despite it being pretty ex for a mere t-shirt...blah) Reason: The Chinese characters across the front are quite meaningful....Old Chinese Proverb 'Walking Thousand Miles of the World is better than Reading Thousand Scrolls of Books'....
"Sarawak Body Butter"...was passing a Body Shop store and saw the ad promoting theri newest collection 'Sarawak' on display, and of course lah being the patriotic Malaysian that i am, i went into the shop to see what it was (i seldom go into body shop btw) and the staff said the name indeed came from the rainforest of Sarawak...so i bought it....its body cream...i'm getting lazy nowadays to use it...i can never maintain these beauty products...remember the handcream and nail polisher i bought last yr? Well it didn't even last one month before i stopped using them cos i was too lazy...BUT i am going to endeavour to use this given how expensive it is!!

Sedap Roti Chanai Telur at Mamak Stall in Chinatown Friday Night Market.....
One of the countless nicely designed law firms i visit on errands out....it has a fantastic view of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour (see below)....sigh...

2 comments:

hari deepak said...

Cool personal blog madam......Well i am in general interested in east asian issues and articles.....I just had a few questions on overseas chinese.....By china i meant greater china(hong kong,taiwan included).....

In Australia are chinese the largest immigrant group? Are they a sizeable number of chinese in australia?

Also What professions do chinese australians mostly undertake upon graduation?

And what quality of life do they enjoy compared to an average australian? will they be counted as a model minority?

Sorry for the long comment..wanted to ask whatever questions i had at once........thank you.....

hcpen 彭皓全 said...

tahari deepak: Thanks for the comments.....to answer your Q....

I think Chinese are the largest non-European immigrant group in Australia including all Chinese that is Chinese from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,etc...if u lump all the ethnic Chinese together, they do form the largest immigrant group i think but don;t quote me on that! There are also large populations of Greek,Arabic and African immigrants in Australia.

I don't know about professions that Chinese-Australians take upon graduation but i guess lawyers, doctors, enginneers, architects, computer science, accounting and commerce are popular professions.

I believe chinese can be counted as a model minority in Oz, like in many other countries...

Hope i've answered fully ur queries and thanks for dropping by....:)