Friends got married

While I was in Australia, so many friends got married in 2008. I didn't come to attend their wedding parties, sorry.

fruta guitar man, labmate in graduate school. Album

gamma, senior labmate in graduate school. Album

cardy, senior labmate in graduate school

hobob, roommate and classmate in university. Album

ddcat, classmate in university

wit, roommate and classmate in university. Album

Inez, previous colleague in Quanta. Album

Anson, previous colleague in Quanta. Album

Jason, previous colleague in Quanta

June, previous colleague in Ares. Album

I suppose there are many others I don't know. In this modern society, attending a marriage ceremony means a lot to the couple, I really think so. Email is spam, instant messaging is blah-blah-blah, mobile calling is trash, only "physically" showing up does something significant. Besides, a wedding party is a good place where everybody exchanges information and updates statuses. I have a not-proven-yet idea which I'm gonna prove it unintentionally. That is, after missing several big gathering meetings, your friends will forget you. Sad, isn't it. Hope it won't happen. :P

(update 2009.02.16)
ajen, a senior labmate in graduate school. Album.


Chinese Zodiac Sign




Left Bernessa, right Madoca.

鼠mouse -> rat
牛bull -> ox
羊sheep -> goat
雞chicken -> rooster



英語旅遊達人--李傑聖的部落格 英文十二生肖趣語

1. 搞不定在blogger加表格。


mail and nail


有次去某個圖書館,要先預約電腦使用的時間,如果單純逛網站不用錢,但收發email與列印要錢,所以館員會問我『browsing only or will you use email?』,發現她把mail發音成mile,第一次熊熊聽到時差點不懂,還好我處變不驚中正自強地根據當時的情景判斷出她的意思,從容不迫很優雅地解決了危機,不用pardon來pardon去。


May I Borrow Your Expertise?


有一天,因為Laura已經離開Echuca回老家幫父親過生日,所以我請教Dawn問說我這樣織ok不ok。這時候Dawn也不確定地向Zoe請問:『May I borrow your expertise?

From left: me, Sally, Dawn, Zoe, Sandra.

borrow是『借、借入』的意思,可以這麼用『May I borrow some money from you?』 或是『Can I borrow your pen?』。



To m-what a c-what?


From 20080226 Echuca Hannah's birthday from Laura and Jennie


聽得出來嗎?答案是to make a cake。請反白看答案。



1. 這是我第一次在部落格內嵌一個線上mp3播放器,找了好久但還是不滿意,有人可以建議一下嗎?







在學Bryan Adams的Summer of '69時,學到了porch這個單字,歌詞中有一句是:『Standin' on your mama's porch』,那時心理的OS是:站在你媽媽的保時捷上?什麼跟什麼啊?Orz



Smelly Cat

Smelly Cat

Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat. What are they feeding you?
Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat. It's not your fault.

They won't take you to the vet.
You're obviously not their favorite pet.
Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat. It's not your fault.

It may not be a bed of roses.
You're not friend to those with noses.
I promise you, before we're done
all the world will smell as one.

Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat. What are they feeding you?
Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat. It's not your fault.

Smelly Cat from Phoebe Buffay, Friends.

Phoebe sang in the coffee shop in Season 2 Episode 17. (Link to YouTube)

Phoebe in the music video. (Link to YouTube)

After came home from Australia, I've worried about the degeneration of my English. At least I wanna keep my listening ability as good as possible. So I'm going to try many ways. One of them is to watch soap opera or sitcom. So, Friends!

Pheebs portrayed by Lisa Kudrow is my most favorite character in Friends. Phoebe was known during the series as the eccentric but street-smart friend.

Hey, there's t-shirt of Smelly Cat! I wanna one.

Besides, I'm listening to the Stack Overflow's podcast by Joel and Jeff. And some English-learning magazines. I think only using one magazine is not enough because we have to get used to different accents and speaking tones.

If you have any idea to improve English, please tell me.


All video uploaded

Finally, I can upload video taken in Australia because I get high-speed internet now.

I modified some blog posts to put the video in. And put all video in this one.

Brian Kissed Pat. The Australian couple I met in tomato packing shed.

Related post: Friends I met in tomato packing shed

Chris and Jeremey were singing.

Related post: The first karaoke night

Jeremey and Chris were singing.

Related post: The first karaoke night

All of us in the first karaoke night.

Related post: The first karaoke night

Hannah Sei Martha Nina Jennie

Related post: The second karaoke night

Jeremey solo. He rocks.

Related post: The second karaoke night

Cute Hannah.

Related post: The second karaoke night

Chris and Hannah were singing.

Related post: The second karaoke night

Jennie, Martha, Jeremey and me were in a dancing pub in Melbourne.

Related post: A crazy drinking night in Melbourne

Jennie, Martha, and me were shouting singing in the street.

From 20080322 Echuca Melbourne Jennie Jeremy Martha Hannah Chris Rachel me

Related post: A crazy drinking night in Melbourne

Jennie and Sandra were singing.

Related post: Jennie was back with Sandra


Working Holiday in Australia

This is the list of all blogs I posted while working holiday in Australia. Some are interesting; some are boring. Some are just status update and whinning; some are full of photos. They are in chronical order of the things happened and so is not necessarily in the order of posting time.

no star: no bother, skip it.
one star: a bit interesting.
two stars: worthy of reading.
three stars: Very good, full of memories.

From Taiwan to Australia: In this period(Sydney and Melbourne), nothing special happened. I was just a normal tourist.
In Australia
Unauthorized translation of 旅行的意義 The Meaning To Travel
Charming lady
An Australian citizen from Israel
In the kitchen
Global village
Harder than expected
Bank account and TFN
Goodbye, hostel roommates
I learnt
In search of something
New Year Eve
Internet cafe in Sydney
In Melbourne
Doraemon's 4-dimensional pocket

Life in Echuca: I'd got drunk many times and made many friends here.

Status update
What I learnt when poor
I met several mates
Dust in my nails
What does Echuca mean?
When lost memory
Too crowded
Programming concepts revisited

All photos in Echuca
Friends I met in Echuca Backpackers
Friends I met in tomato packing shed
Long time ago
My first drinking night
The first karaoke night
Hannah's birthday night
The second karaoke night
Marion left
Chris, Chris, Hannah, Martha, and Nina left
Laura rode an impossible bicycle
No petrol
Approaching the end in Echuca
A crazy drinking night in Melbourne
Jennie was back with Sandra
Time to leave Echuca
Some drinking vocabulary

Travel in Tasmania: Pretty beautiful island, a nice journey.

Travel to Tasmania
Thanks to Joyce, Amanda, and Cathy
Towns in Tasmania
Sightseeing in Tasmania
All photos in Tasmania uploaded
Take Me Home, Country Road

Road Trip from Melbourne to Adelaide, then to Perth: I sincerely appreciate the road trip experiences.

Back online
no time
Road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide
Along the road trip
I'm in Adelaide
Starting to find a job
Songs I'm listening to
Lost in nowhere
Road trip from Adelaide to Perth

Perth and the pig abattoir: Slaughter? Killing pigs?
I'm in Perth looking for a job
Maybe I will become a pig slaughter
Memory in Perth
Memory in the pig abattoir

In Cairns, Northern Queensland: A bit tired of traveling and didn't wanna work.
I'm in Cairns now
Well, no job in Northern Queensland
Memory in Cairns

Work and wwoofing in Bundaberg: No money. Hard farm work. "Go fast or go home!"
I'm in Bundaberg
I'm doing "wwoof" near to Bundaberg
Memory in wwoofing
Picking tiny tiny tiny tomatoes
Sweet potato, capsicum, pumpkin, cherry tomato
Zucchini and Squash
Interviewed by channel 7
Time to leave Bundaberg

Coach Travel from Bundaberg to Sydney: Noosa, Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, New Castle. Relax, sunburned, beaches, and bikinis.

In Brisbane
What I feel about Brisbane
Bye bye Brisbane and many Taiwanese
From Brisbane to Sydney

In Sydney then go home: Miss Taiwanese food very much.
From Malta
The last few days in a shareroom of Sydney
All video uploaded

---2007.12.01 start---
Sydney and Melbourne: 12.01~12.25 (25 days)

Echuca(work): 12.26~04.08 (105 days = 15 weeks)

Tasmania: 04.09~04.21 (13 days)

Melbourne: 04.22~05.01 (10 days)
Road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide: 05.02~05.08 (7 days)
Adelaide: 05.09~05.27 (19 days)
Road trip from Adelaide to Perth: 05.28~05.31 (4 days)

---half year past---

Perth: 06.01~06.10 (10 days)
pig abattoir(work): 06.11~07.11 (31 days)
Perth: 07.12~07.21 (10 days)

Cairns: 07.22~08.11 (21 days)
Townsville: 08.12 (1 days)
Rockhampton: 08.13~08.14 (2 days)

Bundaberg(work): 08.15~08.21 (7 days)
Bundaberg wwoof: 08.22~09.04 (14 days)
Bundaberg(work): 09.05~.10.13 (39 days)

Noosa,Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, New Castle: 10.14~11.04 (22 days)

Sydney: 11.05~11.16 (12 days)
---2008.11.17 end---