Author Archives: Ruth-Eva Matahelumal

About Ruth-Eva Matahelumal

Dutch New Media student, optimist, wannabe-worldchanger, proud Moluccan, happy. In any order.

THIS IS NOT ANOTHER FOOTBALL MATCH, THIS IS WAR!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_nfnu1RDdA Wednesday 5 june 2013, one of the three greatest days of the year for NRLloving Queenslanders and New South Welshmen: State of Origin. Yes, indeed people: State of Origin. State of Origin is the annual best-of-three series of the rugby … Continue reading

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Innisfail traffic, Cessna 152/172, Tango Quebec Romeo, joining crosswind, runway 14, Innisfail.

My landlady is what we in the Netherlands, well actually everywhere in the world, call a BADASS. She always had a need for speed, but after years of driving it didn’t provide her with the same rush of adrenaline. So … Continue reading

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Completion Gathering

As Stefania already told you all, we had a completion gathering ceremony at JCU. Everyone was looking good with heels and ties as the dresscode asked for. I just didn’t expect that the ceremony would be so…. “American”? Don’t get … Continue reading

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Stefania Maggio = the BEST international dinners

In Townsville the name “Stefania Maggio”, my Italian Borders Crossings mate (we’re in Australia, so she’s my mate), is equal to the best international dinners. She has organized a couple before, but yesterday she had her latest dinner. The first … Continue reading

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First day on the job

Yesterday I started my first shift of my internship. I’m now occupying a position in the capacity of the Emergency Department of the Townsville Hospital. My shift starts every Monday at 8.00 and will finish at 4.00 pm. My colleague Mary is … Continue reading

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Queensland and it’s nature.

James Cook University is thé university for the tropics. The most students here study marine biology or something else relating to biology and/or the sea. It’s the strongest field of JCU. You can find this in everything. The advertisement is … Continue reading

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Sex and the City: the road through Pandora

Only a week after Easter break, we had another week off. In our lecture break Stefania (Border crossings colleague from Italia), another friend and I were heading to Melbourne. Research has conclude that Melbourne is the city where the most … Continue reading

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Easter in the tropics

Cairns Easter break arrived last week, and with it also my first trip with destination Cairns. My adventure began with a delay of an hour at the Greyhound bus stop. At 2 a.m. our bus finally came, and my friends … Continue reading

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Old you on study abroad aaand it’s gone

“When you get back after such an amazing experience, you’ll be an entirely different person!” Study abroad is supposed to be a very enriching experience. The quote, not unknown to international students, shows how other people see it. Studying abroad … Continue reading

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The Australian Dream

One of the biggest changes of studying abroad in the 70’s and nowadays is the ways of communication with the home front. Back then it was by letters while now the internet gives you multiple ways of connecting with family … Continue reading

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