Tiffany with the Laidlaws

与他们相遇,三生有幸

莱德劳一家对我的爱超越了我们的语言障碍和文化差异。 通过拥抱、野餐、骑行,我看到了澳大利亚的美景和人们的爱心。
Taiwan, Eastern Asia

Story by Tiffany Ko. Translated by Cassie Dai
Published on May 30, 2021.

This story is also available in GB tr



你人生的转折点是什么时候?

对我而言,是我第一次来澳大利亚墨尔本的时候。

16 岁时,我在高中看到一张关于扶轮青年交换生 (RYE) 的海报。 扶轮青少年资助高中生出国留学一年。 我的学校正在寻找一个代表我们学校参加这个项目的学生。因为我在英语班的所有学生中一直名列前茅,我的老师建议我去。 她的推荐给了我申请的信心。

经过复杂的申请程序,我被录取到澳大利亚墨尔本学习。 2014年7月23日,我从台湾桃园国际机场出发,第一次独自离开家乡。 我满心欢喜,期待着我在澳大利亚的新生活。 虽然成绩不错,但是我英语说得很少,对澳大利亚也不太了解,但我的兴奋多于害怕,因为我终于从厌倦的亚洲式教育中解脱出来了。

我在澳洲的寄宿家庭 ,莱德劳一家人,让我爱上了澳大利亚。 他们接受了我,对我就像对家人一样。 我们在墨尔本的家很漂亮,有一个大院子和一个五彩斑斓的花园。 我在寄宿家庭的爸爸安迪是一名花园设计师。 他喜欢带我参观他珍贵的花园,包括他的李子树。 我最喜欢的一件事是放学后去李子树摘漂亮的李子吃。 我喜欢听安迪讲那些他种的植物的故事。

我很喜欢帮我在寄宿家庭的妈妈莎拉准备晚餐,和她聊天。她是一个很好的倾听者。我也很享受和我的寄宿姐妹菲比和杰西一起上山的锻炼。菲比是我最好的朋友;我们总是开怀大笑。绿色的草,温暖的风,牛和马,美丽的自然和可爱的人:所有这些小事情给我带来了简单的快乐。

我爱我在澳大利亚的家庭。他们让我体会到了从未感受过的亲情。

我是一个单亲家庭的独生子,妈妈很忙。 我去上学,做作业,自己吃晚饭。 我没有人可以谈论我的一天。 在去澳大利亚之前,我是一个不快乐、孤独的台湾学生,讨厌考试和学习,讨厌成为“好学生”的期望。 我和大多数台湾学生一样——努力取得成绩,但不知道为什么。 我唯一知道的是,如果我在考试中表现出色,我会得到妈妈更多的关注。 在台湾的教育系统中,学生是根据他们的成绩来定义的。 他们迷失自我,缺乏自信和社交能力。 在墨尔本,我上了台湾没有的课,包括戏剧、项目设计和诗歌。 放学后,我晚上有家庭或运动,而不是不断学习。

当我回到台湾时,我非常想念澳大利亚。 2016 年 2 月,我开始在布里斯班的昆士兰大学攻读学士学位。

人生是一场持续的旅程,有许多起起落落。 我的生活并不仅仅因为我搬到了澳大利亚而变得一帆风顺。 然而,当我想到莱德劳一家时,我知道我是幸运的。 莱德劳一家对我的爱超越了我们的语言障碍和文化差异。 通过拥抱、野餐、骑行,我看到了澳大利亚的美景和人们的爱心。 他们给了平凡的我不平凡的爱。 为此,我感激不尽。

 


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Tiffany Ko

Tiffany Ko

Tiffany is a primary teacher and a Taekwondo coach in Taiwan. She has lived in Australia for 6 years and graduated from the University of Queensland. She loves to share her passion for sports and education. Also, Tiffany is interested in languages and she can speak fluently English, Mandarin and knows some Korean. She makes YouTube videos sharing her training, teaching, travel, and life.

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