From Taiwan to Surrey

An insight into life at Surrey from a current Taiwanese student

Bon Voyage!

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小編昨日剛從法國回來,所以想和大家分享巴黎的美還有一些旅遊須知。

小編選擇來英國就讀的其中一個原因就是去其他歐洲國家玩很方便。

而Surrey離Heathrow Airport (倫敦希斯洛機場)車程差不多四十分鐘左右,非常方便呢!

好的,那小編現在就帶大家去法國吧!

 

交通方式

-歐洲之星

-飛機

(以上兩種交通方式都非常方便,咻一下你就可以置身於巴黎了)

 

小編這次出遊是和室友們一起去的,只能說小編很幸運遇到很好的室友。

大家一定也曉得出門旅遊的玩伴真的非常的重要!

我們住的是Airbnb,也許你們會很困惑為何小編念飯店管理不住飯店呢?

因為我們是五個人去,再加上巴黎的飯店有些都不能加床所以最後選擇了Airbnb

下面的這張照片是我Airbnb裡面最喜歡的一個小角落

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這間Airbnb真的超棒,總共有五間房間,如果有人想知道再來私訊小編吧!

 

接下來小編只分享兩個此趟旅程最喜歡的景點,因為怕大家看膩><

1.艾菲爾鐵塔La Tour Eiffel

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鐵塔背後有著微微動人的故事,艾菲爾是鐵塔的建築師他從小非常熱愛建築但因為太愛建築了導致學業荒廢,所以考不上理工大學,這樣他是沒辦法成為建築師的。此時此刻,正當他想放棄時,愛情降臨了,他遇到了他人生的至愛瑪格麗。她不停地鼓勵艾菲爾,也深信艾菲爾會成為知名的建築師,她還對他說:「我要聽你在那座建築上對我說你愛我!」但可惜瑪格麗不幸去世了。

1889年巴黎慶祝法國大革命勝利100週年,法國政府想要建造一座有標記性的建築物來紀念這個盛事,於是艾菲爾贏得了這個標案,雖然建造完成之後負評排山倒海的來,但後來人們越看越覺得艾菲爾鐵塔非常的美麗,那些負評也就隨風去了。

艾菲爾鐵塔不僅是自由的象徵,更是象徵艾菲爾對瑪格麗忠貞的愛情故事。

小編個人近看了艾菲爾鐵塔,覺得有點太冰冷的感覺,但是當你從遠處跳往她,特別是晚上的時候真的非常的動人。她的美是言語無法形容,只能親身體驗的,小編特別喜歡她每個一個小時會閃燈一次,就像是艾菲爾不停的告訴世人自由以及珍惜身邊愛的人是很重要的事!

2.聖心堂(Sacré-Cœur)

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這是小編巴黎此趟旅程最喜歡的景點,是不是很漂亮?

乘坐地鐵到蒙馬特先看到的是愛牆 (沒錯就是用幾百種語言寫滿著我愛你的那面牆),再來就是要有心理準備爬上一街又一階的樓梯,其實那裡也是有纜車可以乘坐,但出來旅行偶爾也是得靠11號公車體驗一下當地風情。

因為欲窮千里目,所以得更上一層樓,古人說的話在此刻完全印證了。小編和室友們都覺得剛剛那些階梯腳痠都不算什麼了!

完完全全的被這片美景給療癒了,再加上有街頭藝人再演奏豎琴,搭配這片美景真是夫復何求啊!

這片美景的後面就是聖心堂,但小編喜歡這個景色勝過教堂,如果有機會此生一定要坐在這邊的階梯欣賞這樣的好景色。


接下來是一些法國旅遊小提醒

小編的朋友們再小編去法國之前,就不停的恐嚇威脅嚇唬說法國很可怕扒手很多,所以搞得小編也是萬分慌恐害怕。

結果小編在坐地鐵時,真的差點就要遭遇被扒的命運!

事情是這樣的:

小編與室友一行人在地鐵上,某一站有另外一群人也上車了,此時有一個女扒手硬要擠在小編跟室友中間,小編感覺不對因為後面也有一個那個女扒手的同伴不停的在戳小編的衣服(小編不停在內心吶喊後面那個人是不是要偷我東西?!)  此時,小編的室友跟小編說:「小心!你前面那個女的要開你的包!」眼看那個女扒手用她的包把她自己的手擋住試圖想開小編的包,小編整個怒瞪她!他們一行人沒得逞就下車了。多虧小編的室友眼睛非常銳利,小編才不至於淚灑巴黎街頭。

這個故事就是告訴我們,去巴黎最好要結伴比較好,這樣才有個照應,出門在外大家互相照顧這樣才會玩得更盡興喔!


簡單法文用語

Bon Voyage:旅途愉快 (相信大家一定常常聽到)

Bon jour:早安或你好 (如果大家記不起來晚安怎麼念這個可以從早講到晚)

Bon appétit:享受美食吧(法國真的是隨便一家麵包店都好吃的地方,所以怎能不學這句話呢?)

Merci:謝謝 (有禮貌的人是到哪都受歡迎的)

Oui:知道了的意思 (有時候小編不懂他們在說什麼時就會一直說oui oui來表示我大概明白哈哈)

題外話,我們Surrey有免費的語言課程供大家選擇 (西班牙文,法文,韓文還有其他很多種) 當然英文是一定有的,圖書館有ELSP(English Language Support)的課程讓大家在唸書的過程中不慌亂一步一腳印地充實自己的語文能力。

重點是都完全免費,資源都擺在那只是怕大家不使用而已~

那麼下回見囉!

下次會跟大家分享小編的聖誕節^____^


Today is Christmas Eve, I just came back from France. So I want to share with you a little bit about the travel experience, and also some notes about going to France. One of the reason that I choose Surrey for my master degree is not only because its close to the Heathrow Airport but also I can travel to other Europe countries easily. There are two ways to France, the first one is by Eurostar, the other is by airplane. I went to France with my flatmates, we stayed in Airbnb. Maybe you will wonder why I choose Airbnb instead of the hotels, because we have five people it is not easy to find a hotel that will allow us to add a bed. However, our Airbnb was quite good and big, there are five rooms, if you want to know more detail please ask me. Now, I will share my two favorite places of this trip. The first one is Eiffel tower, which has a romantic story behind. The architect, Eiffel really like building things since he was little. He put a lot effort in it, but he can’t get into a good collage. While he was about to give up, he met the love of his life, Margery. She encouraged him a lot and had the faith that he would become the most famous architect. However, Margery couldn’t see Eiffel success, she passed away. In 1889, to celebrate The French Revolution, the government decided to build a meaning architecture. Eiffel pitched his idea to the government in order to let Margery know he loved her so much. Nowadays, Eiffel tower not only stands for freedom but also represents the romantic love between Eiffel and Margery. When I took a close look at Eiffel tower I just think of cold tall tower, but while I stood far away and saw at a high spot. It was really breathtaking and I couldn’t describe my feeling about it. Especially, I love Eiffel tower in the night since it will lighten up the tower like it is saying the story about the freedom and the true love. As for the second place I love in France, is the view of Montmartre, isn’t it beautiful? You have to climb a lot of stairs to see this wonderful landscape but no pain no gain! It was great when you get there you will hear someone playing the harp and with the view, c’est la vie!However, take care of each other is also important as enjoying the view. I almost got robbed in the metro. A group of people got into the subway between our group, the girl behind me poked me I was still wondering was she going to steal my thing? And my flat mate told me to be careful of my bag cuz the girl in front me was trying to open my bag! I stared at her, and they all got off at the next stop. I was so close to be the victim of theft, so this story tell us that it is really important that don’t go to Paris by yourself but if you really want to go by yourself please be careful. Don’t be afraid that you don’t know how to speak French, Surrey has many languge classes that you can attend the most important is they are all for free. If you are afraid of academic English we also have ELSP (English Language Support) this program will help you step by step. Ok, it is time to say goodbye next time I will share about my Christmas : )

Latest Information.

大家好!我是Jennifer 就讀旅館管理策略研究所一年級。

接下來就由我來分享這一年在Surrey學習和生活的經驗囉!

不過在開始之前先讓小編介紹一下自己吧!

小編是台中人,畢業於國立暨南國際大學休閒學與觀光管理學系。

沒錯!因為小編是觀光人所以才會選擇繼續念觀光相關的科系,想當初小編也糾結很久到底該選什麼學校呢

(還因此寄了無數封郵件給Paul詢問他的意見呢!這又是令外一個故事了,我們改天再談)

當初呢,會選擇Surrey的主要原因有兩個:

1.離倫敦近(搭火車差不多40分鐘左右)

2.觀光領域為英國最好的(而且總體排名可是第四名呢)

好了,小編內心戲跟廢話就到這了。

那就讓小編帶入這次這篇的主題吧!接近2016的年尾了,想當初去年此時小編奮鬥雅思之餘,一邊在思考要申請哪些學校,但還好Surrey那時有參加台灣Ukeas所舉辦的遊學展,什麼?你不知道這些訊息嗎?沒關係,小編這就告訴你。

場次一
日期:2017/01/07-2017/01/08
時間:10am-6pm
地點:台北集思台大會議中心
地址:台北市羅斯福路4段85號B1

場次二
日期:2017/01/10
時間:3pm-8pm
地點:台中永豐棧酒店
地址:台中市西屯區台灣大道二段689號

場次三
日期:2017/01/11
時間:3pm-9pm
地點:台南成大會館
地址:台南市東區大學路2號

場次四
日期:2017/01/12
時間:3pm-9pm
地點:高雄國賓飯店
地址:高雄市民生二路202號

為什麼小編會宣傳這個呢?

因為小編去年有參加這個展覺得非常有用,你可以有機會跟各個學校的代表聊天詢問一些關於學校的事,而且他們宣傳手冊都做得超漂亮的!我們Surrey呢,派出的代表是國際處的Catherine我還記得我去年遇到她問了她許多有關Surrey的問題她都一一耐心的解答最後還送我好用的筆跟好看的明信片呢!而這次呢,和他一起去台灣的還有Mr Samuel Hinds(管理學院的老師)所以想申請商學院的孩子們快去吧!(當然申請其他系的人也是可以去的,他們真的人都很好會耐心回答你們大大小小住宿學習包山包海的問題所以不用擔心)最後的最後這個真的是很好的機會,因為他們會告訴你很多有用的資訊讓你更有機會一圓你的英國夢喔!還在等什麼心動不如馬上心動快點記在你的行事曆裡吧^____^

我們下回再見囉!
(大家如果想知道什麼的話歡迎寄信給我)

Jennifer.

Hi! I’m Jennifer, from Taichung, Taiwan. Very glad to be the second Taiwan Uniblog editor. Now, I’ll introduce myself a little bit. I graduated from NCNU and I studied tourism management. That’s why I choose Surrey for my master degree. The first reason is because it is close to London and the second is the ranking in tourism management is the highest among UK’s schools (so as the total ranking, it ranks the 4th). Ok Let’s get into the point. Last year, I was still wondering about which school I should apply, and I went to the Ukeas Unitour, it turned out to be very helpful. Here is the information:

Location: Taipei
Date: 7th-8th January 2017
Time: 10am-6pm
Address: GIS Convention Centre, NTU Campus
No.85, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan

Location: Taichung
Date: 10th January 2017
Time: 3pm-8pm
Address: Tempus Hotel, No. 689, Sec. 2, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun Dist., Taichung City

Location: Tainan
Date: 11th January 2017
Time: 3pm-9pm
Address: Zenda Suites, No.2,Dasyue Rd.,East District. Tainan City 701,Taiwan.

Location: Kaohsiung
Date: 12th January 2017
Time: 3pm-9pm
Address: No.202, MingSheng 2nd Road, Kaohsiung City,Taiwan, R.O.C.

Catherine and Mr Samuel Hinds are on the behalf of University of Surrey, I still remember the moment I first saw Catherine. She is such a nice lady and answer all my questions patiently, and when I left she gave me pretty postcards and a handy pen. As for Mr Samuel Hinds, he is a tutor in Accounting and Finance. So whoever is interested in business management now is a good chance to know more about it.
I think this is a great opportunity if you are curious about Surrey. Don’t be hesitated to ask them. They are all willing to help you and answer all your questions. so what are you waiting for? Just go grab the chance to make your UK dream come true!

The “Handy Info”

哈囉各位同學! 農曆新年快過, 不知各位是否已收好肚子收好心準備面對新的一年了呢? 小編我阿, 在過年期間回了一趟台灣, 為了能在英國和學業工作戰鬥胖了大約五公斤, 準備好過完冷冷的冬天啦!! 關於這一次的貼文呢, 如果各位有專注的讀完小編上一篇文章, 就知道是萬眾矚目的, 關於學校的資訊哒哒啦哒! 沒錯我自己也很期待呢, 因為當時來薩里的時候找到的資訊都分散各地, 甚至並不是很齊全, 為了造福有意願步上小編後塵的各位, 在此我決定立馬分享學校相關訊息和資料! 注意:小編會不定期更新此篇貼文, 讓資訊越來越完整. 如果各位對於各方面有疑問, 然而未在此篇文章裡找到解答, 請留下問題, 小編會把資訊連帶分享到這篇文章上! 你幫我我幫你嘛, 大家動起來! 我們廢話不多說 1. 申請書 相信各位對於申請本校不陌生. 小編彙集了一些在電話訪問時, 和申請書相關的問題與解答. 當然, 如果有其他疑問我未能概括回答的, 請在部落格上留言或是寄電子郵件讓我知道 Q: IELTS未考過指定成績 A: IELTS指定成績是其中一項學校不會寬厚的入學要求, 所以未達到標準的同學們可以選擇繼續考試直到成績符合要求, 或者選擇預先來學校的暑期語文寫作以及正式課程對應加強班, 通過暑期期末考試後方可開始正式課程. 暑期班申請資格為報考UKVI, 對應考試結果, 可以申請學校暑期一, 二, 亦或是三個月的語言班. 小編詢問許多參加過暑期班的學生, 回答都屬正面, 並且都推薦參加暑期班, 所以各位同學可以考慮考慮. Q: 目前在校成績未達入學標準 A: 小編我呢, 本身其實是未達成績標準入學的. 當初在計算的時候就知道剩下的一學期就算全科滿分都無法達到入學標準. 或許相對來講其他方面(IELTS成績, personal statement, […]


The “Very Beginning”

哈囉各位同學! 不知各位一週過得如何? 小編我呢, 剛結束兩個三千字的論文, 再完成一個兩千字還有一個期末考, 上學期就結束了!!!當然, 忙碌歸忙碌, 還是得抽空和各為連繫感情嘛是不是? 相信上次和小編通過電話的人都知道我很平易近人, 所以AGAIN各位有任何意見或者問題都請以電自郵件方式聯繫我: taiwanstudent@surery.ac.uk , 或者直接於我得部落格留言, 我會盡快回覆!

關於這一期的貼文呢, 小編想和大家分享我一開始到Surrey的經驗和狀況. 相信大家都有興趣吧? 有吧? 有吧!!! 沒有興趣的同學呢, 也請你賞賞臉讀一下, 可能無聊, 但畢竟這是我的嘔心瀝血之作, 不看對不起自己嘛.

廢話不多說, 我就不客氣地開始了!

從台灣到英國要差不多17小時的時間, 等坐到臀部痛了飛機就會到了. 當然, 從英國希斯羅(Heathrow)機場到學校還有一小時半的路程, 所以基本上路途艱辛, 各位小心. 可喜可賀的是, 學校的接機人員都非常友善, 而且很樂於回答同學們的問題, 再加上學校接駁車會直接送各位至宿舍並且領取鑰匙, 於此小編強力推薦各位在來的時候要和學校預約接機!

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London Heathrow Airport, Terminal three Arrivals (Source: Internet)

 

我呢在飛行途中是無法入睡的, 所以上了接駁車小編就一路睡到學校. 起來的時候左顧右盼發現學校環境真的很好, 因為在接近十月份的時候依然綠意盎然, 和在美國東北部的十月份有很大的差異. 接駁車行駛至主校區, 把在學校附近住宿(Stag Hill)的學生們拋下之後, 飆車迅速抵達小編的宿舍區 – Manor Park. 接待人員還會確認學生們拿到鑰匙之後才離開, 真是一群訓練有素的孩子. 把行李放進宿舍之後, 小編就去Manor Park附近的超市買床俱還有一些生活必備品, 當然在不算大的空間裡面花了兩小時因為本人的愛好就是超市走九遍. 逛完結束回到宿舍差不多六點了, 時差再加上旅途中實在沒睡多少的鞭策之下, 以光的速度昏厥在床上.

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 Staghill complex, University of Surrey (Source: Internet)
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Manor Park, University of Surrey (Source: Internet)

 

隔天小編行程滿檔. 一早先到學校裡辦入學登記並且領到學生證. 因為正值迎新週, 路上有許多像本人一樣的各國學生代表帶團參觀校區. 當然小編並沒有申請參觀, 而是結束登記直接奔往鎮上申請電話號碼(乖孩子們還是申請參觀一下學校呦, 幫助很大! 沒有申請參觀我後面就嘗到苦果. 雖然有很明顯的路標, 但因為路痴的關係, 教室還有重要學校機構完全找不到, 直接剉著等.)

申請完電話當然就又奔回學校申請銀行帳戶(小編申請在學校裡的銀行 – Santandard, 因為對學生來說很方便). 申請帳戶需要英國地址, 電話, 本人資訊還有學校證明過, 有標記住址的文件. 申請完帳戶之後小編就沒有太大的顧慮結束這一回合, 嗯不對是結束一開始到學校需要辦理的事項.

所以基本上小編到學校之後就是一個勁的東奔西跑, 根本來不急了解學校. 有機會的話各位可以申請早點到學校入宿並且參觀校區, 這樣才不會重要時刻像我一樣災係哦!

好啦, 小編到這裡廢話結束了, 相信很多人都已經不耐煩了. 為了讓各位下一次再來讀我的部落格, 決定以下一篇為”學校相關重要資訊等幾個字來誘拐你們嘿嘿嘿. 來喔請同學們拭目以待, 然後預祝各為天天愉快!!!

 

 

kind regards

 

 

Paul


 

Heyylllo Everyone! How’s everything going for you guys? Mine’s like awesome cuz I just finished most of my papers for the term, woolala hurray!!

So, for this post, I am going to tell y’all about the impression of Surrey when I got here. I know it could be a lil bit boring, but you might find some information that would help you when you get here, so bear with me please 😉

 

It wasn’t easy to fly 17 hours from Taiwan to the UK, especially when I am the kind who couldn’t fall asleep on air. To add up the pain, that one-and-a-half-hour ride from the airport to the Uni made traveling even harder. Although I didn’t have much good thing to say about the traveling, I did have a good impression of the university due to the fact that the pick-up staffs were friendly and patient after being in the airport for almost the whole day waiting for students. Therefore, I strongly recommend you guys to register for the pick-up instead of transfer between a train and a coach.’

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  London Heathrow Airport, Terminal three Arrivals (Source: Internet)

 

So I fell asleep right after I got on the shuttle, and woke up discovered that I almost arrived at the Uni. It was sunny on the day I arrived, and the environment around the university was freshly green even though it was autumn. The shuttle arrived at the main campus to drop off some of the students that stays in Stag Hill, and then moved to Manor Park for the rest (There are other accommodation complexes, but the students the shuttle picked up were generally from the two above).

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 Stag Hill complex, University of Surrey (Source: Internet)
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Manor Park, University of Surrey (Source: Internet)

 

 So the shuttle dropped me off at Manor Park reception, which were full with students due to the heavy request for check-in, but the staffs were really efficient on progressing those requests, therefore, I got my room keys in no time. Dropping off my luggage, I went straight to Tesco for beddings and daily needs, spending 2 hours in that rather little  supermarket cuz I enjoy looking at new groceries. Finishing shopping, I went straight to bed due to the jet lag.

On the following day, I went to the Uni and get myself registered for school.  The week I arrived was the orientation week, which every incoming fresher has their own schedule of registering with the school, and introduction of their subject. You know, I am not good at following the schedule. The very first thing I did after registration was to go to the town and apply for a phone number (it’s a must for everyone isn’t it? I still recommend you to follow your orientation schedule, so that you won’t miss out any important information ;). Afterward I went back to the bank (Santander) to apply for a bank account. You need your phone number, UK address, a certification of the living address, and your personal information. Finally, everything that was consider urgent to me had been completed, and so my life in the Uni had officially begun.

This is pretty much what happened when I first arrived; I know, I know, it might be redundant and boring, but I am still glad to share my very first time with you. In order to make all of you to come back for my blog, the next post will be “the handy information of the school“. Yeh? Yeh? You must be interested in this one huh? So please stay tuned, and I will put up the post as soon as possible! Have a very good day y’all!

 

kind regards,

 

 

Paul

 

 

 

 

The “2016”

各位新年快樂!   希望鄉親父老們在跨年的時候玩得盡興也安全。那些未出家門在房裡待著的孩子們,偷偷和你說我完全與你們同在 – 直接睡過跨年的那一刻,醒來就是一個OMG我錯過了什麼??!! 其實也不能怪小編,畢竟近期都沒日沒夜的在忙論文,幾乎沒有餘力再慶祝自己又安全的度過一年(對啦藉口啦我就是又老又無趣好不好?) 不知道各位有沒有在2015年完成所有的目標,也想聽聽各位理想中的2016。小編我呢,在2015年希望自己能順利從大學畢業,並且能在半公全讀的狀態底下依然有時間健身,讓身體結實些(現在隨處可見的人魚線和子彈肌著實讓我癡心妄想了一番啊!!!!)。的確小編如願以償的畢業了,但身體並沒有變結實,反而更加瘦弱。所以我在這期許於2016年能順利地從薩里大學畢業,並且,還是老樣子,在讀書和工作的閒暇之餘能多健身讓身體變結實。 小編的新年賀文就差不多到這邊了。對於那些在2015年沒有特別多變化亦或是進展的同學們,別氣餒畢竟我們都在朝最後的目標努力嘛!放慢腳步並且體會往目標前進的樂趣才是最重要的(到底是有多年長在這邊講這些?)  最後還是老掉牙地祝福各位在新的一年心想事成,諸事如意。別忘了在星期一的時候我會和各位短暫的通個電話,那就到時再和各位聊聊囉!   Paul   Happy New Year fellas! Wishing you all the best from the UK. For those who went out, had fun and got wasted last night, hopefully, you had a good day of rest! And for those who didn’t do anything but stayed home, well, you ain’t lonely cuz I […]


The “Hello!”

大家好! 我的名字是Paul,就讀旅館管理策略研究所一年級。接下來的一年我會在這個部落格和大家分享於薩里學習的經驗,當然也有節日或者出遊的照片以及心得。在此之前,先讓我小小的和各位介紹一下小編自己: 我在木柵 ─ 台北的鄉下地段長大。相信大家對於木柵的有名氣的事物並不陌生;比如包種茶,鐵觀音,非常多的文教機構,當然還有動物園。每每當小編談起我居住在木柵的事,對方都一致認為我常光顧動物園。其實我從小到大只去過三次,並且有兩次是校外教學,拜訪的次數甚至比不居住在木柵的人的還少。所以當談論到木柵的名產,我呢還是常推銷木柵之光 – 頑童MJ116! 我從九年級開始出國唸書。畢竟台灣的競爭力太強,父母認為不聰明的小編在台灣絕對會被打壓的死死的,所以我很幸運的到美國研讀高中和大學。大家或許有疑問,我花了八年的時間在美國就讀,為何不在同一個地方繼續把研究所學業完成? 其實小編自己也沒辦法給個確切答案,但我認為新環境能促使一個人學習和成長,所以當機立斷決定來英國唸書。 於是乎我就在這了! 寫寫文章,和你們聊聊我在薩里的日常。希望這個部落格對於大家來說是有趣的,也希望它能帶來幫助。如果各位有任何關於小編或者這個部落格的問題,請盡量提問,當然也歡迎留言指教。 歡樂時光特別快,又到時候講BYEBYE(超爛的結尾)。煩請各位鄉親父老鎖定本部落格,我會不定時更新學校資訊和我在這裡的近況,那麼下次再聊囉!     Paul   Hey y’all! My name is Cheng-Ning, (Paul) Pao, from Taipei, Taiwan, feeling excited to be your first Taiwan Uniblog editor. Here is a little info about myself. I grew up in Muzha, WenShan district (shout out to my Muzha and […]


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