カテゴリ:Risky Adventure( 5 )

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起初,來到溫哥華覺得什麼都貴。日子久了後才發現原本,這個物價對當地人來說算便宜。是這樣的,一開始我看到大街上,很多人都人手一杯咖啡,這邊的比較哈的咖啡有Starbucks, Blenz, Tim Horton, 7-11,就最便宜的7-11咖啡中杯也是1.4x C ( 50 NT),Starbucks 的 Grande size Latte 大約是 4.x (150 NT)。

再者看到速食業,這邊比較紅的 MacDonald, A&W, Tim Horton, Burger King, KFC,最便宜的實屬這邊相對最難吃的MacDonald一份套餐也要5.x (180 NT),而我吃過最貴的套餐是Burger King 的 8.3x ( 270 NT up),不過這是很肥的一頓就是了。Pizza在這也很紅 1 Slice + 1 Pop 大約是2.25 ( 75 NT) 2 Slice + 1 Pop 大約是3.25 (105NT)

再者看到書店,除了大型連鎖站Chapters,還有次小的Book Warehouse,再者就是個體戶書店,Chapters算鐵漢,書都沒折扣的,除了Best Seller可能八折或七折之外,Book Warehouse則是每本都會比原價低2~3元不等,而且加拿大的書不知為何比美國的定價貴4 dollar 以上,我買了一本Harry Potter 花了16.5 元 ( 550 NT) ,而我看到最便宜的新書至少也要 9 dollar (300 NT)

唱片行HMV為最大宗,價位平均落在19 (600 NT)
衣褲,舉Levis牛仔褲,大約是49 (1700 NT)
再者是日常食品,吐司一條最便宜1.9 (60NT) ,牛乳1 litre 2.2 dollar(75 NT),果汁1000ml 2.5 dollar ( 85 NT)

以上除了牛乳、吐司之外,全部都還要加上13%的稅,這才是最惱人的地方。

再來看看他們的平均所得,以Part-time Job 為例,最低保證時薪是7 dollar,所以他們工作一小時可以做的選擇有:

1. 吃一份速食的combo
2. 吃2 slice 的Pizza ,剩的錢可以買一杯 Starbucks 的小杯咖啡
3. 買足一條吐司、一加侖的牛乳、一公升的果汁 ( 五天的早餐都吃不完這些)

工作兩小時可以做的選擇:

1. 買一本書
2. 買一張有特價的唱片

Levis牛仔褲 (7~9小時)
書藉(2~3小時)

以上都只是最低時薪,我有一個朋友在韓國餐廰打工,除了時薪之外,還有客人給的小費,他每天工作6小時,收入大約是70元以上。加拿大人平均年收入是30000 dollar,但相對他們的東西對他們來說,是便宜很多的。

其實本篇我只是想說,他們的書本還有唱片,還真是相對便宜,對了還有樂器也是相對便宜!!!這方面不得不說,金厚~~
也難怪北美人來台灣,看到CD的價位,只能說他們是殺紅了眼在搶購。
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by bejazzman | 2007-11-25 00:46 | Risky Adventure

Eastern Coast in Canada Day 2 All is money


I got the required payment this morning. What the hell are the hotel doing? I just used 30 min network service. It costs me 10.55 dollars. This is the bad omen of this Money day.

I saw the entire people who are in the same tour trip today. Most of them come from China, especially Hong Kong. When the tour guy use Chinese first to introduce the place in Ottawa, then he spoke the 廣東話 again. I felt really weird. Some of them I don't like are very arrogant. After the tour guy introduce for a while, he said "from now on I had to collect the other fee didn't include in the tour fee". It's about the extra ticket and 4 meal, totally 105 dollars. I really really didn't want to pay so much, so I just paid 43 dollars for 5 tickets, include Royal Canadian Mint, Museum of Civilization, Olympic tower, Saint Johns Church, Ecology Museum. It means the 4 meal is for 62 dollars. But when I got the first restaurant , I saw the price on the menu just cost 8.5 dollar. Even though you paid the tip by yourself, it's still under 10 dollars. I thank the tour guy isn't honest enough, so I felt very upset about this. I went to Subway to eat my lunch, 4.49 dollars.

It took all the morning from Toronto to Ottawa. It's my first time I saw the 24hours newspaper which is "France Version" in yellow box on the street, because in Vancouver it just has "English Version" and orange box. Ottawa is the capital of Canada, so if you want to work here for government, it means you must be able to speak two language, English and France.

After lunch the bus drove us to "Parliament Hill" which is spectacular and cultural building. I took many pictures there, unfortunately it's a rainy day. In Royal Canada Mint I couldn't take the picture inside the building, it's very secret how to mint the coin. Many country assign the mint to make their national coin. If I don't remember wrong, the girl who introduced the process of minting coin told us there are 65 country using the coin they make. The final one of today's schedule was Museum of Civilization. It's really interesting place for me, but the tour schedule is always rush and rush, whether you choose other tour company or not. We just had one hour to look around the four floor building. I spent one hour just looking two floor. What a pity!!!!

One of them I mention above I felt it's unworthy of going is Royal Canada Mint. However I really recommend the Parliament Hill and Museum of Civilization.

Our hotel was in Montreal today. After I got the hotel, I went to the famous street here is called "Rue Saint-Catherine Street". Most of people were speaking France when I walked on the street. I felt a little bit helpless, because I totally couldn't understand what the were talking about. Finally I bought half roast chicken and rice for my dinner. I spent 77.31 dollars the whole day, that is why I said "All is money".
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by bejazzman | 2007-11-14 22:00 | Risky Adventure

Eastern Coast in Canada Day 1

I got up on 5:00am. I didn't sleep very well last night. Because I was going to the eastern coast of Canada. On the other hand, I got a variety of weird dream that night. Not only my friend in Taiwan but in Vancouver. After all, dream is as dream and reality is reality.

My home-stay father drove me to the Vancouver's airport. Because the depart time was 9:50am, I got airplane on 8:00am. It's my first time to depart from other country. Last time, when I was in Taiwan on 6th July, was my first time to depart from my country. The language in Taiwan I'm familiar, but when I was in Vancouver Airport the condition is totally different. I observed other person how to check-in , then I tried to do the same way. Finally I got a ticket from the check-in machine. I took the west-jet airplane this time. Probably it isn't international route, so the seat of the airplane is smaller than the seat in Eva-air. I still got amazing about the strong strength of taking-off. It only took 5 hours from Vancouver to Toronto. I got Toronto on 5:20pm, I changed the time section from GTM-8 to GTM-5. Compared with last time I went to Vancouver, although the time was shorter, unfortunately the alternation of the pressure from the higher place to lower place almost made my ear exploded this time. When I went outside the airplane, I clutched my nose and tried to blow air out of my ears to make me comfortable, then I solved the "god damn" situation. The other impressive thing is the airplane crossed above the Great Lakes. I could look part of them, I had never thought I would be above the Great Lakes.
The tour guy had been waiting for me for a long time. After I took my luggage out of the transfer belt, we went toward the hotel and got there on 6:50 nearly 7:00pm. The hotel was really fantastic. I realized that is why the trip costs so much. But I have more important mission today, I didn't have time to enjoy the facility in the hotel. I put my luggage rapidly, then went to bus stop. The rule of the public transportation system in Toronto is totally different from the rule in Vancouver. I was a little bit confused at the beginning. There is only one stop near the hotel. Its terminal is Kennedy Station. This station is the one terminal of the TTC system, because I had already memorized some station through the internet by the time I got here. The thing I really cared is how much I was supposed to pay for the bus.

The important thing is there is a friend of mine living in Toronto temporarily. I told her I'm gonna go Toronto before, so she said" we can eat dinner together". That was why I have no time to hesitate how much I should pay. Even though I paid the precise fee every time, the TTC totally cost me 14.5 dollar.......cause I made some stupid mistake, now I have three TTC coins in my purse. I took it into good way. It will be your funny memory.

When it comes to my friend, we hadn't seen each other more than 2 years by the time we met in Toronto. We went to Korea restaurant and talked about our recent matter and our friends. It's really happy time to enjoy the dinner. Probably it will be the most relax time in this trip.
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by bejazzman | 2007-11-14 01:00 | Risky Adventure

香菇輔大遊記


時間:2006/12/1

地點:輔仁大學

參演者:小燕子、白爛Ken (兩位冒充我的經紀人)

前天晚上 約了燕小姐跟白爛Ken吃飯

白爛Ken同我講:我失戀了 你可以變身給我看嗎

嗯 基於我 譁眾取寵的最高指導原則 二話不說就在MSN上答應

到了吃飯當晚 我也跟上次一樣 興致沖沖的帶者我的裝備出門

這次只帶「頭」的部份 沒把「莖」帶出門

一頓愉快的嬉笑 溫馨的用餐過後

我們三人便往輔仁 大步邁進

輔大的正門校口前的馬路上 我們三人正佇立在安全島上

此時 我看見對岸 要過馬路的人 好歹有 五六十人吧

我卻步了嗎? 不 再次強調「譁眾取寵」是最高指導原則

我當下決定 是該變身的時候 二話不說 香菇要與我的頭 合體了

變身!!

此時對岸 開始有小貓兩三隻 注意到 草本綱目記載的 千年香菇仔 現身

當燈號由紅轉綠的時候 我猶如拜票一般 對來來往往的同學 問好

進入至校園內部 便開始要求同學與我合照 實在是很不合理的要求

兩位經紀人 此時已笑炸了

隨後我得感謝 Mr.錢德勒 Friends 那有趣的侏儒橋段

在現場贏得了不少掌聲

從校園到利瑪竇十分鐘的路程 走了一小時多才到 戰果豐富

又是一次 成功的任務

在此特別感謝 兩位自目經紀人的大力幫忙 與 配合演出

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by bejazzman | 2006-12-02 13:19 | Risky Adventure

我變身了


日昨

香菇終於空運來台

也該是變身的時候了



附帶一提 Bump of Chicken 出了介面

打一下廣告是一定要的 笑~

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by bejazzman | 2006-10-17 11:38 | Risky Adventure


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