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location Brisbane, Australia
age 32
visits member for 1 year, 7 months
seen Sep 30 at 23:59

Previous+Current (professional) lives (still growing):

  • Scientist
  • Restaurant manager
  • Marriage celebrant/officiant
  • Justice of Peace
  • Translator
  • Origami enthusiast
  • Infographic designer
  • Technical/creative writer

Aug
1
comment What is a typical Australian dish which can be considered a “must-have”?
@happybuddha The original question was just about what a typical Australian dish is. I guess there might be a need to split it up into indigenous versus contemporary Australian dishes... I hear that many of the 'bush tukka' is quite good and I probably should try some out :)
Aug
1
comment Does knowing Japanese help in neighbouring countries?
There are actually quite a few Japanese-speaking Koreans these days, as well as Korean-speaking Japanese. It is difficult to pick as there are similarities in sounds and grammar.
Aug
1
comment Does knowing Japanese help in neighbouring countries?
@jmac You'll find that many older Taiwanese people know Japanese, mostly as a result of the Japanese occupation of Taiwan around the time when they would have been either children or students.
Aug
1
comment When should I bow in Taiwan?
If you are at hotels or luxury goods shops then the staff will bow to you. But in general it is not that common and you would not be expected to return a bow.
Aug
1
comment What are the typical meals in Japan?
Don't be afraid to try 'western' food in Japan either! The way Japanese people recreate western food can be different as well, just think of Chinese restaurants in western countries compared to Chinese restaurants in Asian.
Aug
1
asked What is a typical Australian dish which can be considered a “must-have”?
Aug
1
comment What food is Chicago (USA) famous for?
Never really figured out the difference between a deep-dish pizza and a pie, but the deep-dish pizza is definitely worth a try in Chicago!
Jul
31
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Jul
31
comment Is it typical to provide a lot of information for public transport systems in Japan?
@user2617804 I do believe that Ueno and Tokyo can be a little bit overwhelming on first sight, especially when you are used to the numbers and volume of Australian cities. However, when I asked for help and followed the directions provided, I was able to navigate it pretty well. I thought Sydney's Central station with the lack of colour and maps proved to be more tricky compared to Brisbane or Melbourne.
Jul
30
comment What's the best way to take a cold shower?
I think that starting with the hands then the feet might be better since the toes are less sensitive and can give you a false impression of how cold it actually is... giving you more of a shock than you might expect?
Jul
30
comment Is it typical to provide a lot of information for public transport systems in Japan?
@user2617804 I guess everyone's experience is relative. Perhaps I have only been in the major cities and train lines so I haven't seen or experienced what you are talking about.
Jul
30
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Jul
30
comment Is it typical to provide a lot of information for public transport systems in Japan?
@hippietrail The main cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) all have an integrated transport card now, so I feel like it is a 'system', regardless of just how effective or efficient it actually is. The problem is that every state seems to want to operate with its rules that makes travel between states a pain for locals, and a nightmare for foreigners. It felt a little bit like that in the US for me as well.
Jul
30
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Jul
30
asked Is it typical to provide a lot of information for public transport systems in Japan?
Jul
29
comment What's the best way to take a cold shower?
It's hard to imagine, but I think faking shivering does actually help (how much exactly it is hard to tell though)...
Jul
29
awarded  Critic
Jul
29
awarded  Suffrage
Jul
29
comment Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
Advice for Australian travelers going into countries where convictions of drug smuggling is a death sentence, as the stories about Schapelle Corby indicates, should be enough of a deterrent for people not doing this.
Jul
29
answered What's the best way to take a cold shower?