The 2nd Day of Hillsboro

Written by CooKies™ on. Posted in Daily Life

It was a busy day for me as I need to rush here and there to settle my stuff. First, it was regarding my house. Initially I asked the housing agent to subscribe the Internet service for me so that when I reached there I can right away online to contact my family & friends. But it end up I did not get it in my house, and my colleague who did not request it got it ready in his house. I guessed they got mixed up both of us. Some more, I did not bring any telephone over here, and actually the house phone service was already there, just that without telephone, i can’t make any call. =.= My colleague was so smart that he brought his own cordless phone. So, i went to his house to call up the agent, clarified everything, and also called up the airport people, to make sure that my baggage were there before I go to collect it.

這是我在希爾斯博羅的第二天,也是我最充實的一天。因為我必須要在一天裡面解決許多的問題。。。首先,就是我的屋子,本來應該要有網絡連接的,但是那個代理公司卻把我和同事的屋子掉轉了,變成他的有連線,而我的卻沒有!而且,我還忘了要帶電話過來,因為這裡的屋子已經具備電話服務,就是沒有電話。結果,我就必須要到同事家去借電話,打給所有的代理公司,弄清楚事情,還有確定我的行李是否已經在機場等著我去接收。。。

In fact, early in the morning, we need to go to Beaverton to pick up our car first. So, another colleague over here who already got a car, fetched us to the agent there to pick up our car. I got a great car anyway. 😛 (Photos later) Then, that colleague actually brought us to some ‘supermarket’ here to shop for some necessities. The most interesting part here is that they also got this so called “1 dollar supermarket”. Really everything 1 dollar!

其實,還好這裡我們已經有一位同事,早我們兩個月過來,所以他可以載我們一大早去比夫頓拿車,我拿到一輛好車。:P (遲些再放上照片)然後,他就順便帶了我們去附近的超市買一些生活必需品。原來,在這裡也會有像我們那裡的一塊錢商店!真的所有東西都是一塊錢哦!

Then, we went for a great buffet lunch. Should be brunch indeed. 😛
Here comes the ‘brunch’ venue: Izzy’s Pizza Bar / Classic Buffet.

過後,我們就一起去享用我們的早午餐。那是一間很特別的自助餐(對我來說)。

在早午餐過後,我就要他們放我到火車站去搭火車到飛機場。這是根據昨天的德士司機所說最便宜方便的方法了。的確真的蠻便宜,而且還蠻奇特的就是:那個售賣機是不收美鈔和硬幣,只收卡而已。所以,我生平第一次用信用卡刷了兩塊三十五分的火車車票!其實,搭火車的經歷還蠻不錯的。一路上可以欣賞到不錯的景色。但是,就是有一樣現象讓我很好奇:原來火車上是沒有車票檢查員!就算是到了目的地,你也可以自由上下車,沒有人會要檢查你是否有買票。儘管如此,他們每個人還是會排隊買車票!這就是好的文化!

It was a great experience riding train from Hillsboro, all the way to the Portland Airport by myself. Enjoying the scenery along the way while missing my homeland. Anyway, I found that there is one thing very weird. Although we bought ticket for the train, in fact there’s no conductors on the train! Even after you reached your destination, no people will even bother to check / hole punched your ticket. But still, they all queue up to buy the ticket before riding the train! Cool huh?

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CooKies™

One day, CooKies received an assignment to make the best peanut butter in the world. Hence, he decided to runaway to this place: Hillsboro, OREGON in US, for an estimated of 365days to complete his assignment. There are a lot of tough nuts over there, but he believes that: "Tough nuts always make the best peanut butter!" :)

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    wah….你串咯!两块多也要刷卡。。。

    嘿,你去吃早餐的地方好特别,食物看来很好吃。有点像我们在KL吃的一样!

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