Is Australia part of the Mother Country, part of the Coalition of the Willing, or are you part of "well we'll make up our minds for ourselves?" Well, You Do That.
hmm thats true, melb has changed so much since i left 10 years ago especially box hill... alot of chinese and taiwanese now.invincible said:Melbourne also has an incredibly high international student population - so much that education is one of the largest exports in the economy. Of course, us second generation Asians find the majority of international students to be very weird.
Areas in Melbourne with a major Asian influence that I can think of are:
- Springvale (home of quad-lingual signs, formerly known for drugs and crime)
- Box Hill
- Glen Waverley
- any suburb near a major university campus
- Victoria St, Richmond
- Footscray (also has a crime reputation)
- cheap student accomodation towers in the Melbourne CBD, especially around Little Bourke and Russell Streets.
Sydney would be about the same, but my knowledge of Sydney's geography is not up to scratch. I remember heaps of tourists around the Opera House though. There's plenty of tourists here, but at least there's no world famous landmark to congregate around.
I'm exaggerating and generalising a bit, but it's to do with the fact that they're always following the latest trends from Asia in fashion (often paid for by their wealthy parents, since they're not allowed to work on a student visa), while the rest of us are going to uni in a t-shirt and shorts. They generally segregate themselves from the rest of us a bit more, but it's understandable due to the language barrier. And sometimes they're the poorer performers because the universities relax the entrance requirements when you pay full fees.OBman said:hmm thats true, melb has changed so much since i left 10 years ago especially box hill... alot of chinese and taiwanese now.
but why do u find international students weird???