I always get comments from friends and relatives like..."Oh, you're studying in Australia? Nice place! Friendly people too!" Nice place? Yes. Friendly people? My ass!
Ok, I'll make things clear before I continue. Australia consists of two types of people - the nice ones and the nasty ones. I'm not here to talk about the nice ones. Just put them aside for the purpose of this post.
Whereas the nasty ones are really discriminative people. My first experience was when I called a lady to rent her room. She said, "You're Chinese? Don't bother to call back". Hung up.
I still can accept that. Probably she had a bad experience with Chinese tenant before. What I can't tolerate monkeys who throw eggs from their car.
Last week I invited Francisca (an Indonesian friend) over to my place for dinner. When we're done, I walked her to the traffic lights. A white car drove passed us and threw eggs at us. One at me, and another one at Francisca. We didn't even do anything to provoke them. We're just too occupied saying good bye to each other. Last night I got thrown by eggs again. This time I was walking back from work alone.
If I ever get myself a car, I'll stock up rotten eggs to throw back at them. You bastard, son of a bitch!
A Thai friend told me that he doesn't mind get thrown by eggs after someone threw an apple at him. He got bruises for two weeks from that apple. He told this to us (Regine and I) just after we got chased down the mall by a drunkard.
These are the things that people don't tell you about Australia. Going to work now. Let's see if I get thrown by eggs again tonight.