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1. Another reason we live in ‘The lucky country’:
Australian students not only get treated with Christmas (and for some of us Birthdays) and a great NYE bash over the longest break of the year, it’s also SUMMER for that break. IN ADDITION, we also have NO HOMEWORK to finish over the break, since the school year is already done! Compare this to our friends in the northern hemisphere: A measly few weeks over Christmas and NYE, and their apparently illustrious summer ‘vacation’ is plopped right in the middle of the school year. BUMMER!
Indeed. ‘White Christmas’ with ‘Hot Pudding’ – A trifling sacrifice to pay!
Where a Northern Hemisphere student might say at the start of a summer break ‘What subjects are you thinking of taking next semester?’
An Aussie would reply ‘Who cares! It’s too far away to really think about it!!’
(The above doesn’t really make any practical sense though, but it illustrates my point!)
2. In Korea they count everyone’s age from Jan 1st. You still keep and celebrate your own birthdays, but for general public purposes, everyone born in, for example, 1984 is 22. Which means that even if you’re born at the end of December, and really only 19, you’re still considered as old as your friend born in January and who is really 20, so you can legally go out for drinks with them!