Monthly Archives: January 2011

Journal 20: Quaker Meeting

  I had attended Quaker meeting every week for six years during middle and high school. The meeting itself meant little to me then. Two Octobers ago my high school teacher, who was living in London, took me to the … Continue reading

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Journal 19: Sweet Dispostion

This week I discovered a song that is everywhere in Australia right now. It played during the Australia Day fireworks and is on the cusp of everyone’s tongue. The original version is a bit too popy for me but this … Continue reading

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Journal 18: A Strange Dream

  Australia and Australian culture is not too different from America. Britain had a more unique culture than Australia does. Since I am acquainted with British culture, Australian culture seems like a watered down version of that. I was expecting … Continue reading

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Journal 16: My Professor’s Wise Words

I have been attending the lectures of quite a humorous man. My professor is also the foreign affairs analyst for Australia Sunrise Seven News program. Remember that while Australia sleeps the rest of the globe is off making headlines.  I … Continue reading

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Journal 15: Not Off the Ground Yet

  So I have been trying to get a life here. I want to join some sort of organization to make connections through. My goal is to make Australian friends of any sort. I don’t have an age preference at … Continue reading

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Journal 14: Brekky

  I haven’t let on much about my actually day to day life here. I wake up in the morning and eat cornflakes. The foods in Australia are identical to the foods in England and the USA. I have also … Continue reading

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Journal 13: Downunder the Weather

So I’m feeling a bit under the weather. The American students have brought the flu with them to Australia. Since now is not the flu season in Australia the staff is getting ill from the students. Basically germs are all … Continue reading

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Journal 12: Angel Flight

There are enormous portions of Australia that are so deep in the Outback that people can’t get to a doctor for their aging needs. In Australia you can hire a plane to fly you to your doctor.  

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Journal 11: The Australian Open

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Journal 10: Freehills

  There is a staff of about five internship advisors. One of them, not the one I was assign to, has a connection with one of the largest law firms in Sydney. He approached me and gave me information on … Continue reading

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Journal 9: The Museum of Australia

So I went to the Museum of Australia and I saw these creatures.      

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Journal 8: Urine

    I couldn’t think of anything to do tonight so I went for a walk with Luke and  two other friends. We came to the entrance of Victoria Park and I darted into the darkness to take a piss. … Continue reading

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Sydney Week One Video

     

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Journal 7: Class begins

  My first two classes began today. Australian Political System and Australian Culture. Both of my classes focused on an introduction to the geology of Australia. The lectures are both fascinating. I’m pretty pooped from the day’s classes, but I … Continue reading

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My Address

To mail me letter and small items     BU Sydney Program Deren Temel P.O. Box 946 Broadway NSW 2007 Australia   Do not send Parcels to this address. Cheers!

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Journal 6: Radio and Michael

  The last few days I have spent getting my bearings on the city. Now I have a solid mental map of the city. I have a much better mental map of Sydney than I do even Boston. Funny even … Continue reading

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Class Schelude

This is the class schedule I will be following before my internship starts at the end of February. Jan 17th– Feb 24 PO350: Australian Political System AN368: Australian Culture and Society Time Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9 AN368 10 PO350 … Continue reading

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Journal 5: Sydney thoughts 1/16/11

Sydney is a beautiful city. It is surrounded by two harbors at the north and south with the Pacific Ocean to the east. It has modernistic structures like the Opera House and slim skyscrapers. Along with this modern flare Sydney … Continue reading

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Jounral 4: Internship process 1

  So my internship advisor told me that I could not get an internship in Law since Australians only give law internships to actual law students. An internship in Law was my first choice. My advisor was able to dig … Continue reading

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Journal 3: Baggage

  After 24 hours of consecutive travel I arrived in Sydney. Apparently my bags decided that they didn’t want to accompany me to Sydney. So I waited at the baggage claim before customs with fingers crossed that my luggage would … Continue reading

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Journal 2: Bats

Maybe it was because I was jet-lagged that I responded this way, but while walking through Victoria Park just a few blocks down Broadway from the BU dorm I saw something very surprising. My mother had often told me I … Continue reading

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Journal 1: In San Francisco Airport

  I’m sitting in the San Francisco airport. The international terminal reminded me of when I went to Japan. Just a moment ago, I sat at my gate and I looked at the doors to the jet-bridge: A4. I could … Continue reading

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