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there are four universities in the city. There are many students in there. Perth is the cultural centre of western Australia.There are several museums and art galleries. There are many kilometres of cycle track. Many people cycle around the city on the weekend, Because most of the city is flat. The people who live there are friendly. Their life is relaxed. They live outdoors sports such as biking and swimming.
Its average temperature is 29°c daytime, 17°c night in summer, and 18°c daytime, 9°c might in winter. There are an average 8 hours sunshine per day.
It has many clean, beautiful beaches. People can swim, surf, boat and fish. There is grape growing and mining in there. This makes Perth a popular tourist destination for people who prefer a peaceful holiday.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Tianjin's climate is a monsoon- influenced humid continental climate. Which means very hot, humid summers, due to the monsoon, and dry, cold winters. Its Average high temperature is 2°c in winter and 31°c in summer. People fish in the Hai He River during the four seasons of the year, and swim in summer, skate in winter.
Tianjin has big manufacturing industries. The major industries include petrochemical industries, textiles, car manufacturing, mechanical industries and metalworking. It is also one of China's most important salt production areas. Wheat, rice and maize are the most important crops. Fishing is important along the coast. It also has many deposits of resources such as petroleum, geothermal energy, manganese and boron.
There are hospitals, schools, universities, art galleries, a very ancient historical street and many museums in Tianjin. Guifaxing mahus and Erduoyan are the famous snacks of Tianjin. Tianjin is also famous for the yangliuqing paintings, Zhang's clay figurines and Wei's kites.
The people of Tianjin are warm and friendly. It has many sister cities in the world.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sometimes my son wanted to go to the library so I took him to my local library.I didn't have a library card so every time my son just read in the library. One time I tried to ask the library staff 'can I be given a library card?' She told me that I needed a rates or electricity bill .Just anything addressed to you here in the local area.I said I didn't have anything. She asked me again 'Do you rent or own a house?'I own a house but it is under my husband's name. She said 'Don't worry'. I told her my husband's name, birthday and my address. She gave my information to a person who was a council worker. The council worker entered my information in the computer. My information was all right. So the librarian gave me a library card at once. I felt that they were really trying to help me.
By the way, I will also talk about my feelings when I just came to Australia. When I went shopping in my county or NZ, nobody checked my bags. In Australia, when I went shopping, the shop assisant checked my bags. I felt very bad as if I wasn't being respected. After, I realised that they are authorized to check anyone's shopping bag or big bags, but they can't check the customer's handbag. Last Thursday evening, I went to Priceline in Hurstville train station, where my daughter does part-time work. I just told her 'I'll pick you up, I'll go to Coles first.' Then I went out. The security guard who stood out the door checked my handbag. Althought I showed my handbag to him I was very angry. I said you shouldn't check my handbag. At the time I thought I would complain about him to his manager. the next day, I took my son to play basketball in Hurstville Aquatic centre. I met my friend who had studied the Retail course. I told her about the day before. She said if your handbag was over A4, they are authorised to check your handbag. My handbag is over A4, so he checked my handbag. Now I am not angry.
Their size varies from 2cm to 30cm or over. They are a cylinder and usually are made with red paper or multicolored paper. They have fuses and are wrapped in heavy paper casing to contain the explosive compound.
Chinese people have used them for more than a thousand years. Firecrackers are used at events such as opening of business, Chinese New Year, marriages and funerals etc. They were used do derive away evil spirits in ancient China. In modern time, they are mostly used during the festive season.
Burning of firecrackers is a Chinese tradition. It is passed down from ancient China to today.