I love australia cause i grew up here and attribute alot of the things i have now because of it. There are things in australia that you know you will definitly miss when you live in indonesia. Thats the weather, the beaches, the fact that you can walk on the side of the road and there will be parks everywhere, no traffic jam and the stringent rules that are in place keep everything intact.
The people ... to tell you the truth I have never had a purely australian friend, all my friends are ethnic just like me but most of them moved wen they were 8,9,13 from their respective countries, some are overseas students, so for the most part i have been the one who has spent the most time in australia. But me and all my friends all have pure australian accents, very heavy
2 I have never ever been discriminated by race so its been good in that sense. The people here dont give a toss what you wear or the color of your skin unless you go to redneck land and there arent many of those people left around so there is quite a difference in mentality as well. Oh and it seems aussies are less keen on gossip then indonesians are.
The people are nice and relaxed but the funny thing is i just dont connect with the 'lets go to the pub for a beer mentality', lets sit around on a friday after work and chat about nothing, lets watch rugby leauge or lets watch the cricket, i just dont do any of that stuff thats probably why i dont have any australian friends.
When i first came i never remembered having to learn indonesian or english, i just remembered that when i got into kindergarten i could speak both indonesian and english. Maybe my parents spoke to me in both when i was younger but i never remembered a period where i had to learn either of the languages, i just got to know both of them.