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The More I Learn, the More I Want to Know


               Since as long ago as I can remember I have always been fascinated by the natural world. That childish fascination has not left me but deepened over the years. This interest has led me to my love of biology, ecology, animal behavior and evolution.

Following my graduation from High School I studied Biological Sciences for two years at the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago. From March 1997 to November 1998 I was obliged to take a break from my studies at university as my father was moving from the city to a more remote rural area. While helping my father I was able to work closely with birds of prey among others and I was successful in breeding the endangered chinchillas. During my time away from university I continued to deepen my knowledge of my subject and studied evolutionary thinking and the biological basis of behaviour. I also worked for a brief time as a translator which made me think that perhaps my English was good enough o complete my studies in an English speaking country.

Since coming to Oxford and studying at OLT I have improved my written English a great deal. I am a member of The Natural History Museum (London) and recently attended a course called 'The History of Evolution'. The course was organised by Birkbeck College and took place at the Natural History museum in London each Wednesday. The course has been fascinating and has served to confirm my suspicion that the more I learn of this subject the more I want to know.

I am hopeful that my previous studies in Santiago, my maturity and my experience in this field will allow me to enter the second year of an undergraduate programme in the UK. After completing my undergraduate it is my wish to continue studying at postgraduate level and ultimately conduct my own research in this area.


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PRAMBANAN

 

The Prambanan Tempels lies about 45 kms west of Surakarta, just beside the road between Yogyakarta and Surakarta. It can be reached by public transportation from Surakart or Yogyakarta.

The Prambanan Temples site is a large ground with a number of Hindu shrines with beautiful stupas, statues and relief. It si devote to Syiwa, the chief, the chief god. In the center of Shiwa. While the weat one contains the stutues of Durgam Syiwa’s beautiful wife. This shrine is also knows as Candi Rarajonggrang.

On the panels of the terraces there are beautiful relief’s narrating the Ramayana Story. That’s why an on full moon nights during May throughout October.

The second shrine in size which lies south of Candi Rarajonggarng is devoted to Wisynu, the keeper. Inside the shrine there is a statue of wisnu three faces. Thus shrine is called Candi Trimurti (The three Faces) and was restored in 1986. The other smaller shrines contain status of Brahma, Cansi (Syiwa’s riding-ox) and other.

The whole site of Candi Prambaan is being restored to build a beautiful Candi Prambanan Tourist park. Around the gerunds of the there are a lot of stands selling handcrafts and all kind of souvenirs.


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MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

 

The university is located at the North Ryde Greenbelt, Sydney, where the New South Wales government sets aside 135 hectares for the institution. in 1994, Macquarie area was a rural retreat on the city fringe, but today the campus and its surroundings have evolved beyond recognition. The north Ryde District has grown into a district of intensive occupation anchored by a vibrant and growing university.

Blessed with a fortunate location and room to breathe, Macquarie can be pound of that careful planning that retains and enrich the university most attractive features. A pleasing balance between building and planting is evident across the campus. This emphasis on the importance of landscape has created images of Macquarie as a place that members of the university are most likely to pleasurably recollect.

On of the highlights of the landscape, is the Mars Creek zone, it composes landscape creak sides and valley floor, a glass amphitheatre, and artificial lake… surrounded by rocks and pebbles, native plants and eucalypts.

Today, a railway station is under construction. in there years time, Macquarie will be the only university in Australia with a railway station on site. Macquarie is poised to be the most readily accessible in Sydney region by rail and motorway, yet retaining its beautiful site.

 


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YOGYAKARTA

 

Yogyakarta is one the nicest places I have ever visited. it is city in south of java island. It is a popular holiday resort for people who like cultural and historical sites.

Yogyakarta is a small city but there are lost of different things to see. There are many temples in the province, such as Prambanan, Kalasan and Sambi Sari. There are also two palaces that we must not miss, Hamengkubuwono and Pakualam Palace. Yogyakarta is a tropical city. There are lost of palm trees and other tropical fruit trees. There are also beautiful beaches, such us Parangtritis, Krakal, Kukup Glagah. It is not difficult to get around the city at the day because taxis and buses are easily found. Unfortunately, there is no bus in evening. The only way to see the nightlife of the city is by taxi, but it rare at night. I like Yogyakarta because it’s a beautiful and peaceful city. I would like to visit it again one day.

 


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THE TINY ISLAND REPUBLIC OF ZAMBADIA

 

The tiny island republic of Zambadia is in the south of Pasific Ocean about 600km of  Australia. It has a total land area of 2,500km. There are a lot of mountains in the west of the island and vast forest in the south cast. There is also a very large volcano in the center of island which called Mr. Hajimanto.

There are two cities which have more than 80% of the population live. They are Bintwa which is in the north and Rakawa in the south east. The rest of the population work as fisherman in small villages along the north coast. However, population of Zambadia was just fifty two thousand and the republic has a population growth rate of 1, 8 % per years. English is spoken by most people and is the official language. Bintavi, the language of the original in habitats, can steel be heard in the north, the climate is sub- tropical with daytime temperature of 27o C. There is a short wet season from December to January.


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The Truman Show

The movie I reviewed was called, The Truman Show. The Truman Show is a drama directed by Peter Weir. On a scale from one through ten, I would rate this movie a ten. Most definitely the best drama I have ever seen.

The Truman Show stars Jim Carry as he plays Truman Burbank in this drama about his life and how it is all-fake, except him. The setting takes place in a 1990’s little town called Seaheaven. Truman lives a fairly normal life, he’s married to a nurse named Marlyn and Truman is businessman. Everyday is just like a broken record. It’s the same thing everyday, until he catches on to this act after thirty-five years. Her then starts wanting to go to Fugi to find a long lost dad who actually comes back in the heart of the movie, to keep Truman in his town of acting.
The theme I think is really quite simple. The director in this film is trying to point out very clearly at the ending, that you can’t fake a mans life forever. Man has enough freewill to go anywhere anytime he or she will, and I think that is what the director is trying to get across.
My personal evaluation to this movie is HIGH. On a scale of one to ten I give this movie a ten. I enjoyed this movie very much. It was well planned out, well acted, and last of all well emphasized that Truman was himself, and everyone saw that. There are some comedy parts in this movie, like when he talks to himself in the bathroom pretending to be an astronaut. That’s HILARIOUS!!!!!!! I don’t know if driving in a circle with a car is funny or not, but the way this was presented it was VERY funny. Three words!!! ENJOYABLE, FUNNY, AND MEMORABLE.

In conclusion, this movie was great. If you didn’t see it GO!!! I thought this movie pointed out what it was trying to get across very well. This movie gets a ten on my scale.


 
   
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