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Cafe Rossa – New Place to Enjoy Campus Life

Do you want to have a nice lunch while catching up with friends or classmates?
Do you want to have a short break from class or study?
Griffith University Nathan campus, has a new cafe now at campus heart.
Food is very good, and the price is good for students to catch up.
Basically, I have lunch once week with friends, have a 20cms pizza, or very nice pasta.
catching up with friends, talk about study, and what is happening in life…
Here are some nice pics to have a quick look of the food here….

First time in life have 1 meter long pizza, with friends. And, this is just 20 dollars, and you can choose two different falvours from Menu.

Italian Style Pasta… very yummy….

Nice  soft drinks…

Very nice coffee from friendly stuff…

Last but not the least, very modern decoration…, with friendly staffs.

All best wishes for your study and having a great life on campus at Griffith University.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00 (Dining in)
Address: N76, Cafe Rossa, 170, Kessels Road, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Australia, 4111

More information: http://www.griffith.edu.au/food/nathan

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Jack


Airport-Magic Place

Dear Blog,

How are you doing?

In the morning, because Griffith International has a new service for all new International Students, I went to Brisbane International Airport in the morning to be part of Airport reception crew member. This is a great idea for university to welcome its new International Students. Students feel more welcoming, and we answer different questions, head welcome pack, which includes campus maps, International student study Guide, and some useful information. So come along to see and talk to our GI Mates Airport reception crew, You will get more than what you except.

I found, airport is a quite magic place, isn’t it? Friends, relatives, couples, they hug, kiss, shake hands to express their emotion to their friends arrive in the country, but sometimes, people cry and do not want to leave in departure.

Also, this magic place holds hundreds of people’s dream. Businessmen come to here to start their business, pilot has their nice sky life start from airport. I think this is why I do like airport, and I love air craft. They are nice all the time. When the time the “Iron Bird” takes off to sky, people are excited about flying into sky, and cannot wait to get their destination.

I wish I could work in one of the airline or airport one day. I will put all enthusiastic, passion and responsibility in this magic place.


GI Mates

“Good morning, welcome to Griffith University, how can I help you?”

You will hear it all the time when you come to GI Mates during Orientation time in Griffith University. There is a group call “GI Mates“, which Making Arrival and Transition Easy for Students. This excellent team has work in university for around 6 years, and it gets more and more reputations.

It is my honor to be one of this excellent team. We help all new international student during the first week of orientation, give campus tour, helping them enrolling into courses, give panels, and What’s more? Welcome all the new students! Having been working with this team for about 1 year. New students always say “Jack, GI Mates has done so good jobs, I cannot imagine without you guys help, what could be during my orientation, and I feel so welcome when I first time come to this university.”

I like being GI Mates, trying my best to help students. Personally, I think the best part of the program is senior students use their own experiences to help new students, and it always works.

Moreover, in this big team, we are like a “family”, we help each other, we support each other when we are working, and we do have fun time ourselves. We have picnic, have BBQ…

Here is a picture slideshow video made by myself to show why I love this team, and many people are keen to join this team.

 


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Time files as always! As a chinese student, this is my first time to celebrate Christmas in my life.

It was actually very good.

I think, to me, Christmas to western people is like the Chinese new year to me and all Chinese people. This is the time for family to get together, for friends to meet up with each other, for people to wish other people a “Merry Christmas!”

I spent nearly entire day with best friends in Australia to celebrate. Good food, nice talking, always make thinking about China.

At this time, I want to say Merry Christmas to all the people that I have come crossed, no matter we are friends, or no have not met, I wish you all the best with your family and friends.

Merry Christmas!




Byron Bay

If you want to enjoy your time with your friends, Byron Bay is a very good choice. Byron Bay is located in New South Wales, it is about 1.5 hours driving from Gold Coast, and 2.5 hours driving from Brisbane.

Byron Bay is a place which has interaction of peaceful and crowed. When you get top of the hill, you will have an entire view of this bay. Many people has wedding party here. When you downstairs the hill to beach, the sounds of ocean will make you to another spirit.

Surfer is a good experience here, waves are just good for surfing. There are not only adults surfs here, but also the the youths, kids learns how to surf as well.

Personally, I like Byron Bay, 3 hours enjoyed the nature, sea, environment, and fun with friends made my last weekend was so enjoyable.


Brisbane, a City of Sunshine

Time flies. I have been in Brisbane for one and half year. I really like this city, very young, but full of passion.

Brisbane is located in Queensland, and in a very good location between Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast. The Weather here is very good, not very hot, and not very cool.

I like Brisbane, because people here is so friendly that I have never seen before. We say “Hello”, “Thank you” to bus drivers when you get on or get off the bus. Even, when we have some problem on the street, people would like to help you, and make you to get what you want.

The Universities here are in the high level generally. There are five main universities in Brisbane.  The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology Griffith University, James Cook University, and Central Queensland University. The first three universities has their one of own campuses near the Brisbane River. They are all in the top of Australian Universities.

Brisbane, a city of Sunshine. Because people here are so hard working. Students are trying to get the best performance when there study. I like Brisbane, its sunshine, peaceful, beauty, and passion.


GI Mates training for the Orientation for Semester 1, 2011

As I hoped, I have already been a member of GI (Griffith International) Mates. Today, I had a very impressive training for the coming orientation. It is not just like to tell the members how we need to provide for the new International students, but also it has shown the responsibilities that people need in the life.

Being the member of GI Mates is not only to be patient, friendly, and easy-going, but also be enthusiastic, responsible and professional. Personally, enthusiastic is the main point for everyone who wants to be successful in their lives. People need to be responsible for everything thing they have done. In this stage, I want to say some about the professional, cause most people think GI Mates cannot be the professional about the information which they give to the New International students, but what I think is they need to show their professions when they provide the services. We need to be professional in the communicating skills, and the services providing. It is quite like the Customer Services in a company, a vital department to the company. The same as the GI Mates, we like being the Customer Services in Griffith University, but our target market is just the New Griffith International Students.

From the training, I got to know some people who I would working with as a team, and we gonna support each other for 2 weeks. They are more friendly, and quite communicated. From that, I can see why the GI Mates is that successful in the Griffith. Personally, I joined this organization is not just for the money the University gonna paid us, honestly, I didn’t know the GI Mates could get paid for their work. What I think is there always something more than the money itself. Like working as the GI Mates, getting the communicating skill is the main advantage of it; working as a team, you might be find how important the teamwork is, cause members need to support each other to make the tasks more successful . As a business student, these two mains are the key I need to improve in my uni life, even when I get to work. However, the it gives us this opportunities and practice.

I do not know what gonna be from the next week, but I will try my best to make myself to be better, and contributing to the GI Mates gets better and better, as I worked before, the new students are looking forward a hand from us, and they trust us, so, I will use my real experience to make my work to be the best. Also, as the same when I worked in the office, I will let more student to know the GI Mates, recommended them to this society, and courage them to join us.

GI Mates is the start of my working and it will be lasting as longer as it can in my life, I am very proud of being the member of GI Mates, and appreciated all the experience the leaders give to me.

Thank James, Stephanie for running this organization and training for us, and also thanks all the GI Mates members in advanced for supporting me to make our work more successful.


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