Did Old TV Cost That Much?

6 o’clock in the evening. The full moon is in the sky. The courtyard is filled with people. Mostly children. A man comes with a small bag of sugar in the hand. Another man follows right behind carrying a bag full of beans. A woman and her children walk into the courtyard. The children are…

Which Media Space are you in?

One hour before my scheduled call to my parents at home. I am so close to my parents that sharing stories about our days at school and at work becomes a daily routine of the family. Since I came to Australia to study, we (my parents and me) have been using Facetime as a main…

Reflect Better – Learn Better

My research on the topic “Why international students from Asian countries choose to stay in Australia after graduating?” has come to an end. More than three months of researching and I have learnt a lot from this project. My opinions towards the job of conducting a research significantly changed. That I used to think writing…

International Students Research Progress

As stated in the previous blog post, my research is about answering the question that whether international students choose to stay or leave the host country after their graduation. However, after considering, doing interviews with many international students and also risk planning, I have narrowed the research question down to a more simple issue. The…

Foreign Students after Graduating, STAY or LEAVE?

After writing the project title, I – a typical international student, am sitting here, asking myself the same question. I have an opportunity to interact with a lot of international students from developing countries. They come to Australia for full university courses which last for 3 or 4 years. At the very beginning of their trips…

Why choose Korean drama?

South Korea has long been known as the leading country in Asia for entertainment industry. The recent study of Woongjae (2009, p. 139) has found that South Korea has become the world’s seventh-largest film market, ‘with national film attendance totals by 2000 exceeding 70 million’. When Korean drama spread out over Asian countries and some…

Globalisation – Always been a debate!

‘Globalisation’ – A seem-to-be-big word but has become familiar with all of us in the recent days. Many people think of globalisation as a life-changing event in lives and yet, it will not happen in the period of five or ten years time ahead. In fact, instead of saying ‘We will soon face globalisation’, we…

Studying Abroad – How it actually is

‘Studying abroad? Aren’t you so lucky?’ Well, instead of asking this question to those who chose another country to pursue their further study, the right thing to wonder is ‘Studying abroad? How dare you?’. Just imagine one day waking up and the first person you see is the one who speaks English as their native…

Yêu Xa

  Khoảng cách là gì, khi hai con tim cùng chung nhịp đập Thời gian là gì, khi hai tâm hồn chưa một lần thôi nghĩ về nhau Trống vắng là gì, khi em cần, anh chưa bao giờ từ chối Cô đơn là gì, khi em có anh rồi.   Thành vấn đề chứ,…

Đêm

Khuya lắm rồi, sao còn chưa đi ngủ Thức làm gì, đợi ai đấy hả em? Ngủ đi em, đêm vậy mà ngắn Giấc mộng vùi, mong em không giật mình.   Khuya lắm rồi, sao đèn em vẫn sáng? Thức làm việc, hay đợi ai đấy em? Ngủ đi em, chuyện để ngày mai…