It’s been 3 months since I came to Australia. I finished my first course on November 18th. Time flies so fast. I enjoyed studying with my lovely classmates and teacher. The final exams were difficult, so I was struggling. Also, my English negative part is listening, so the test was hard for me. Fortunately, I could pass all of the tests. I was over the moon to meet requirements, but my second course started from November 21st, so I had only 4 days off. I will do my best in this course.
I am going to talk about my memories this month. First, I went to the beach on November 12th. It was my first time to swim in Australia. The scenery was beautiful. Also, the water was so cold, and the wave was so big. When I got in the sea, I was freezing because of coldness. However, my body got used to it and finally half of my body went into the sea. It was amazing, but after going up to the beach, I got clod again. I repeated it. I could feel that I was part of the ocean. I want to go again when the weather is hot and water is warm.
Second, I made karaage-Japanese fried chicken. Since I came to Australia, I made a lot of Japanese food, but I had never made fried food for the reason that I scared heated oil. When I am making karaage, heated oil splashed around my skillet as I predicted. Also, it came my skin too. I consulted with one of my Vietnamizes friend who are good at cooking about it to find out the cause. Then, he taught me that the temperature was too high, so I will be careful not to heat too much and make it again. However, the teste was good. I served it to my friends, and they liked it. I am going to try to make another Japanese fried food someday.
The last thing I got over was my reluctance. I could not talk to friend who can speak English fluently without fear of making mistakes. Thus, I felt reluctance to talk to them in English. I think I am a perfectionism. It has both aspect of a good thing and a bad thing. Especially in this case, it has negative effect. I was struggling with my lack of English. After careful consideration, I opened my mind to my friends. They told me that you do not have to care about that, and it is normal to not speak English well because English is second language for you. Also, they said that it doesn't matter how many times you ask for words you cannot understand about their talking. Thanks to them, I could have courage to speak English comfortably. I greatly appreciate them. I hope I can keep it my mind from now on.
The first picture is karaage that I mentioned before.
The rest of the photo is the most beautiful sky I have ever seen.