hard work paid off, get to live in Australia and work on my degree

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    Feb 24, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    just the got the news yesterday that I got accepted into the University of Queensland program in Brisbane! icon_biggrin.gif

    moving there in July, ill be there for just 5 months but its something I get to cross off my bucket list icon_smile.gif

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    Feb 24, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    CONGRATS!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 24, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    Whatever you do, steer clear of TBA. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 24, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    Congratulations. Australia is beautiful.
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    Feb 24, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidDid you get your visa yet?
    And if you didn't, just make sure you don't date any closeted cops. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 24, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    That's so awesome, congratulations = )
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    Feb 24, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidDid you get your visa yet?


    I have not gotten my visa yet, I should get on that ha
  • mybud

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    Feb 24, 2012 6:52 AM GMT
    Congrats man.....
  • gbc59

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    Feb 24, 2012 7:11 AM GMT
    welcome to the great land of the kangaroo......i have friends from china that also love the blue skies n great beaches.
  • omgazn

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    Feb 24, 2012 7:33 AM GMT
    Congratulation! You are so lucky!
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    Feb 24, 2012 7:45 AM GMT
    Congrats mate! icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 24, 2012 7:57 AM GMT
    Make sure you get a car, Brisbane is nice but you will want to be able to get to the coast as often as you can.
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    Feb 24, 2012 8:17 AM GMT
    welcome to Australia!
    when you get here!
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    Feb 24, 2012 9:01 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhatever you do, steer clear of TBA. icon_lol.gif


    You know that is funny, because just as you would not know it was I you were talking to, nor would heicon_idea.gif

    Oh and it's a rare thing one gets political out here in the real world! I'm to laid back, and have many other things to talk about, and do, as well I'm just to content to bother; life is good down her in Oz!icon_wink.gificon_razz.gif
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    Feb 24, 2012 9:03 AM GMT
    gbc59 saidwelcome to the great land of the kangaroo......i have friends from china that also love the blue skies n great beaches.


    I have friends in Russia who feel the same.
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    Feb 24, 2012 9:05 AM GMT
    Rudy_Cant_Fail said
    southbeach1500 saidDid you get your visa yet?


    I have not gotten my visa yet, I should get on that ha


    All ther best. I hope all goes well. You should of done the visa already because just because the Uni accepted you, does not mean Oz will let you stay' but I'm sure all will be OK.
  • hebrewman

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    Feb 24, 2012 9:36 AM GMT
    you will LOVE australia. the country is beautiful, the men are wicked HOT, the footy matches are amazing. you HAVE to go see a footy match. be sure to sample a VB and a meat pie, and figure out a way to stay there. once you sample all that australia has to offer, you will think the usa is really square. believe me, if the australian airlines would hire yanks as cabin crew, i'd move there in a heartbeat and NEVER look back.
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    Feb 24, 2012 9:55 AM GMT
    Don't worry, TBA is thousands of miles away from Brisbane.

    I heard all the airlines black listed him (for being un australian).

    And talking about himself in the third person.

    More importantly, I have been to Brisbane twice and I can tell you it's not a bad place.Certainly not the most exciting city on earth but you won't have any trouble having just about the best time of your life. Aussies love Americans in general but be ready for some trash talk. (Mostly about the wars we got them involved in) Just agree with them and change the subject.

    It will be winter in the southern hemisphere.The mornings and evenings can get cool,but most days should be dry and sunny.

    UQ is a very good school and full of international students so you may have trouble even finding an Australian there. The gay nightlife is in "the Valley" easy get to. Make friends with someone with a car, north and south of Brisbane are some of the best beaches and places of beauty. If you get a chance The Great Barrier Reef starts in Bundaberg only a four hour drive north, or take a 30 min flight.(airfares seem to be cheap) The Brisbane Bay is full of islands with dolphin,turtle and dugong, amazing.

    Australia has become very expensive,but they do enjoy some of the highest standards of living anywhere in the world. Low rates of HIV in straight and gay populations,but still be aware all other STD's are on offer.So use a condom and be smart.

    Brisbane is very safe, there are no gangs to speak of and guns are illegal. Anyways you'll always have plenty of people that will look out for you.

    Drinking is their nation sport, but make sure you go and see some NRL or AFL.

    Start making some Brisbane RJ mates now. You can never have enough.

    Good luck..
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    spud82 saidDon't worry, TBA is thousands of miles away from Brisbane.

    I heard all the airlines black listed him (for being un australian).

    And talking about himself in the third person.

    More importantly, I have been to Brisbane twice and I can tell you it's not a bad place.Certainly not the most exciting city on earth but you won't have any trouble having just about the best time of your life. Aussies love Americans in general but be ready for some trash talk. (Mostly about the wars we got them involved in) Just agree with them and change the subject.

    It will be winter in the southern hemisphere.The mornings and evenings can get cool,but most days should be dry and sunny.

    UQ is a very good school and full of international students so you may have trouble even finding an Australian there. The gay nightlife is in "the Valley" easy get to. Make friends with someone with a car, north and south of Brisbane are some of the best beaches and places of beauty. If you get a chance The Great Barrier Reef starts in Bundaberg only a four hour drive north, or take a 30 min flight.(airfares seem to be cheap) The Brisbane Bay is full of islands with dolphin,turtle and dugong, amazing.

    Australia has become very expensive,but they do enjoy some of the highest standards of living anywhere in the world. Low rates of HIV in straight and gay populations,but still be aware all other STD's are on offer.So use a condom and be smart.

    Brisbane is a very safe, there are no "gangs to speak of and guns are illegal. Anyways you'll always have plenty of people that will look out for you.

    Drinking is their nation sport, but make sure you go and see some NRL or AFL.

    Start making some Brisbane RJ mates now. You can never have enough.

    Good luck..


    Oh I get to fly with Qantas all the time; icon_lol.gif But one is not a mere australian; even a cheap import can become one of them; look at Julia Gillard. Being six generations born here, does in fact make one a True Blue Aussie, the Bona Fide thing; genuine.

    So your slit to upset one made one laugh, as i know the truth; so sorry you failed to upset one, because of your issues of hate; that was so democrat of you.icon_lol.gif

    No if you compare Australia to the cheap living standards of America we are not cheap; but then why should paradise come cheaply. We go to Hawaii to shop, because it's so bloody cheap there, then I get to fly home to the worlds most livable city, life is good and I am so blessed. Sorry spud your attempt to upset one failed; time to make a nice pot of tea.

    PS the funny thing is, I am also seen as one of the good guys, and my daily actions show that, as well do many people; a truth many of the haters at RJ will not like.icon_razz.gif

    But to the Op I truly wish you the best. I have been blessed to of made many international friend visiting Oz; gosh I even got a Russian husband out of it, until his death.
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    Feb 24, 2012 10:55 AM GMT
    To the OP: I'm sorry the haters have hijacked your thread just to insight their brand of hate, but I can't help but play with them.

    truly enjoy your stay, you may find it hard to go home, but sadly not all who fall in love with Oz can stay; and that not all bad for us.
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    Feb 24, 2012 12:13 PM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie said

    Being six generations born here, does in fact make one a True Blue Aussie, the Bona Fide thing; genuine.


    So six is the magic number? A fifth-generation immigrant isn't True or Blue? What does that make the aborigines?
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    Feb 24, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
    tosteve said
    TrueBlueAussie said

    Being six generations born here, does in fact make one a True Blue Aussie, the Bona Fide thing; genuine.


    So six is the magic number? A fifth-generation immigrant isn't True or Blue? What does that make the aborigines?


    your words not mine.

    How about wishing the OP all the best.
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    Feb 24, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    Rudy_Cant_Fail saidjust the got the news yesterday that I got accepted into the University of Queensland program in Brisbane! icon_biggrin.gif

    moving there in July, ill be there for just 5 months but its something I get to cross off my bucket list icon_smile.gif



    Congrats!

    (and thats where I go to uni icon_lol.gif )
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    Feb 24, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie said
    tosteve said
    TrueBlueAussie said

    Being six generations born here, does in fact make one a True Blue Aussie, the Bona Fide thing; genuine.


    So six is the magic number? A fifth-generation immigrant isn't True or Blue? What does that make the aborigines?


    your words not mine.

    How about wishing the OP all the best.


    Then how about leaving your weird quasi racist angle out of everything you post? And no, those were your words, that's what the quotation marks mean.
  • kemoze

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    Feb 24, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    damn, its the same for me too.. i got accepted at bond university . and currently i am preparing for my visa .. though. if my visa get accepted i will be flying to queensland on may. 2012 .. i am so excited and cant wait.. thats gonna cost me all my money .. lol