Do you plan on reviewing the latest two addition in the Fuji line-up, that is, the 23 and 50 f2?
Thanks a lot :-)
What have been your experience living in Sydney so far? (compared to Germany)
04-25-2017, 04:05 AM
(This post was last modified: 04-25-2017, 04:57 AM by Klaus.)
Eventually I will review those but I have to shift my priorities to Sony for a while.
Living in Oz ? Well, I hope to gain my (dual-) citizenship this year.
Life is generally better here but, of course, nothing is perfect.
A few impressions:
- generally people have a much more positive attitude towards life
- lower taxes ;-) ... but then the living costs are also higher
- no social jealousy (which is a pest in Germany). Generally people mind their own business.
- Sydney is great for 9 months of the year (but miserably humid during those other 3 months)
- the living quality is higher (living standard is roughly similar)
- working is more anonymous here (work is work)
- the pension system is not fucked up
- expats have primarily contacts with other expats
- the prices for properties are insane in Sydney
- IT is surprisingly advanced here (I'm working in IT in real life) whereas general engineering is 2nd or 3rd grade (there's barely any industry here)
- fixing a road doesn't take a year (like in Germany) but sometimes it happens overnight (literally)
- buying photo stuff is cheaper but if you need service you are fucked (but Amazon is finally coming later this year)
Well ... there were a few negative bullets points. If you really like to see a couple more ... ;-)
- having kids is very expensive (but we have none anyway). e.g. Unis are free in Germany.
- foreign work experience counts almost nothing - even if you worked for big well-known multi-national companies ...
- ... because of the special Australian situation. My favorite. Nobody was able to explain what that is so far. Snakes maybe.
- Australian blokes are machismos (more of an issue for my spouse)
- people tend to have a bit of an anti-academic attitude. My spouse even tries to hide that she has a PhD in electrical engineering ...
Anyway, the list of the positive aspects do outweight the rest by far.
The charm of PZ forum: We would have good side bar discussion once in a while, which I find pretty cool.
How do you like venturing in Australian Outback?
I spent a week in sydney; it seemed like every day was a day on the beech; cept i prefer hiking the hill side. Wish I remember the names of things but it was a boat ride across. The only other thing I remember is that it was a lousy time of year for the green mountain but it was still interesting.