– August 11, 2019
In Australia, I found a few differences between Australia and Japan. First, in Japan, trains come every 3 to 4 minutes, but trains here come once in an hour. When I found this, I was really surprised. If you miss a train, you have to wait for an hour until the next train comes.
Second, in a convenience store or supermarket, Japanese people put money on a tray, but here everyone hands money to the clerk.
Third, Australian people say hello even if they don’t know each other. Japanese people won’t greet to a stranger.
I have found many interesting differences so far.
(M3 girl Y.T.)
Today, I went sightseeing in Brisbane city by bus. I enjoyed shopping with my friends. I looked around various shops, but I was surprised at the sushi shop that sells sushi different from Japan, such as fried shrimp sushi rolls. Also, I drank tapioca milk tea at Gong Cha for the first time, and I was surprised at the amount of tea. Next, I went to University of Queensland. It is one of the top 10 universities in the world, and it was very big and beautiful. I was surprised to see that there is a movie theater and barber on campus. Then, we went to Mt. Coot-tha. I was able to see the whole Brisbane city.
I went to a lot of places today. Enjoyed myself, but I was tired. Tomorrow is a holiday, so I will try to talk to my host parents a lot. I can’t communicate in English well yet, but I will do my best.
(M3 boy Y. M.)