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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

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牙齒能快快治好,把該戰的地方戰一戰。
與許多朋友相見歡,同時我也很想念施施,尤其是在看到他的照片後。
添購一套得體的衣服。
寫好一份實在的覆歷表。


工作期許:
繼續加強英文,最好從事與英文相關工作。
薪水要求不要低於二萬三。
希望第一份工作能做滿一年以上。
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by bejazzman | 2007-11-24 23:05 | Soliloquy

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添購Digital Camera,這是我在加拿大的一大體會,由於我沒有數位相機,所以出國時就隨便拿了媽媽在用的相機出來,結果有爛到,很多感動的景像完全無法收錄,悔恨阿~~~然後home-pa剛好是一位攝影發燒友,今天問了他很多相關知識,大一上下學期的東西,今天在我幾近兩個小時的提問下,再次儲存進我的腦中。另外一個原因是Coincidence,就先不分享了。


我好想念我的吉他阿,然後開始要錄一些有的沒的,雖然不知之後有沒有時間搞,但至少要添購一下Mobile Recording。

今天在Book Off看到了,島田莊司、宮部美幸、東野圭吾、村上春樹等的原文書,媽的,為啥我不會日文阿,要補日文了。
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by bejazzman | 2007-11-24 22:47 | Soliloquy

近一週

從東岸回來之後,還是繼續推持在體能高檔,每天出門。但一天一天過去,漸漸失去了趣味,Vancouver能去的地方,幾乎都去過了。又去了一次UBC,但這次失去了些許感動。四天前開始,行程暫時變成找一家Starbucks,點一杯Frappuccino,然後坐下開始看書,直到昨天。

昨天是個小週末,之前去的Starbucks人滿為患,我特別在Downtown搭了巴士,前往人跡較少的地方,結果點了杯飲料坐下時,一位男生走了過來,問能不能坐在我旁邊,同時他散發出一點酒味,手臂上也有大量的刺青。因為我帶了電腦,他先從電腦問起,然後開始介紹他自己,他正在學習當一位DJ,然後平常晚上喜歡去PUB,我跟他說我下星期就要回國了,他馬上說:那週末要不要出來喝一杯,我咧.....那個時候我想起我的朋友跟我說過:「David Street那邊很多Gay......」,哇咧,阿這位老兄就是約我去Daivd Street的PUB喝一杯,同時他還指著Starbucks的女店員說:那位是我的朋友她是Lesbian,我正在等她下班。在我說出:那她啥時才下班時,他終於識趣地說:你忙你的。

今天下午一樣是出門看書,看到將近五點時,想去HMV一下,走了一條至今尚未走過的路Hornby Street,結果我哭了,因為意外發現Book Off。Book Off是日本的一家同時兼具唱片跟書籍的兩手連鎖店,曾看過文章寫道:有發現此店一定要進去挖寶,價錢只能說漂亮到不行。結果,我果然敗了三本書,只花360台幣。大哭!!!!加拿大的最大連鎖書店Chapters,買一本追風箏的孩子(11.xx C ),還不如回台灣在博客來直接買,在加拿大買書比在美國買書定價高於4元。所以,當我花了11.13元買到三本書,我真的哭了!!!

明天聽說有花車遊行,但至今沒人跟我一同前往,只好再哭個幾回了...........
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by bejazzman | 2007-11-24 22:14 | Soliloquy

即將要戰的地方

還有11天,就要回去了

不捨得的事很少,但我很在乎

回去第一件事:看牙齒,痛炸了

要戰的地方包括:

1. TM
2. Kimura
3. 大G
4. Mo
5. 正宗蚵仔
6. 四海
7. 元氣
8. 黑輪

以上...
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by bejazzman | 2007-11-24 22:04 | Soliloquy

Functional adverb in my real life

Probably, Exactly, Obviously, Apparently, Absolutely, Definitely, Basically, Particularly, Especially, Hypothetically, Certainly, Seriously, Clearly, Generally, Initially, Personally, Frankly, Inevitably,
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by bejazzman | 2007-11-20 10:37 | 三日不讀書 面目可憎

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


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