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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Excursion To Kurigai National Park

Excursion To Kurigai National Park
15th. Mar. 2005. SoYoung Lee

Two weeks ago, AMES Bankstown students from level 2 and level 3 classes went on an excursion to Kuringai National Park.

That morning, I got up at 5am because I had to make some Kimbab, which is like sushi, for lunch. Also my husband had to leave home at 7 am to go to the airport to meet his parents.

I arrived in front of AMES Bankstown at 8.25. Some students brought their husbands, wives and kids. At about 9 o’clock, we departed for Kuringai National Park. Suddenly it started showering and then after a while it was clear.

It took about 2 hours before we arrived there. We got out at Commodore Lookout at the end of West Head Road and took some photos and then had a rest time for coffee and tea. The bus driver brought some coffee, tea, cool water and cookies for us. I was impressed him.

After that we had bushwalking time along the path through bushland for about 1 hour. I saw Aboriginal Rock Carvings, a lizard and took pictures of them. Some people saw a wallaby and other wild life.

At last we reached the Basin picnic area in the park. It was such a beautiful place. There were campers with tents and a large lake. We had a happy lunch time.

Next we got on a ferry to Palm Beach. The bus driver was waiting for us there. Soon our bus was on the road that ran along the seashore.

Today I took many photographs with my classmates. I arrived home at 5.30. I was so tired but it was a nice excursion. We decided to go on an another excursion to the Blue Mountains with Marina on the bus.

Monday, March 14, 2005

The Career Information Centre

14th Mar. 2005 So Young Lee

At Career Information centres, it’s all about you and helping you find a job!

This centre is here to help me find the right job-fast, Their team provide a friendly and personal service to ensure that my experience of job seeking is efficient and stress-free. All of their services and facilities for job seeking are offered at no cost to you.

How this centre will help you

Expect a friendly, professional and supportive environment.

* From the minute you arrive at a this Centre, you will work with professionals
who genuinely care about you getting a job, staff will treat you as a real person,
not a number.

* This centres are experienced and friendly Employment Consultants will listen,guide,
advise, encourage and help you with job applications.

* Whether you come to us via Centrelink or call into this centres first, we will explain
more about the services available and agree on an action plan to get things moving.

* You will go away with a clear understanding of what we will do for you and what
you can do to help yourself. One popular `self-help` activity is joining with other
job seekers at a regular time each week to share ideas among the group, enjoy like-
minded and pick up job-finding tips.

* This centres are like an internet café. Their facilities include phone, fax,
computers, the internet and newspapers. Jobseekers registered with job find have
free use of all facilities for their regular job seeking activities. Their friendly
team of Employment Consultants are also on hand to offer advice.

At a this centre it’s all about seekers and helping you find a job!

Sunday, March 13, 2005


4th. Mar. 2005. SoYoung Lee

I was born and grew up in Yeong-Ju, which is located in the middle east part of South Korea. Since a highway was built about 5years ago it now takes about 2 and a half hours from the capital city. It used to take 4 hours. About 2,500,000 people live in this suburb.

Most of the people living there work in offices, in schools, in hospitals and in stores. Some people are engaged in farming.

It has some shopping centres, hotels, cinemas, parks, clubs and lots of churches. Also it has a famous mountain-SoBag mountain. It is approximately as high as the Blue Moutains. Every year a traditional azalea blossom festival is held in this mountain in May. At that time, from anywhere on the mountain you will see magnificent reddish coloured views all over the mountain. So many tourists visit this mountain for the festival every May and at other times.

It has Dong-Yang University and Kyoung-Buk College. A lot of students in our country enrol in this technical university and college. This university specialises in a 4 year course for technology and the college has 2 year courses in management, IT, food nutrition, etc. and a 3 year course for nursing.

The types of housing are usually higher apartments, 3~4 storey units made of brick with tile-roofs. There are a few office buildings.

Modes of transport are trains, buses, taxis, trucks and cars. Trains in this suburb run services quite frequently in the four directions.

The local people enjoy bushwalking in the mountains and where there are a lot of small hills at the back of our house, of our village. Also they like to go out a lot and sing a song, drink some alcohol, eat food and talk to somebody.

The population of the suburb is over 50% Buddhist or Confucian and about 40% Christian. There are many churches in this suburb as there are in most of Korea.