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  • Hello and welcome to My Australia, the show about people from overseas having Australian

  • adventures.

  • On today's show

  • Ken tests his mental agility at a quiz night

  • Akki explores the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef

  • and Saj does something very brave and goes ballroom dancing.

  • First up today what's the capital of Burkina Fasso?

  • That's the type of question you might have to answer if you went to a quiz night.

  • They're a bit of an institution in Australia.

  • You get some friends together, you have a few drinks and you answer some trivia questions.

  • Ken is about to take up that challenge.

  • Oh, and by the way, the capital of Burkina Fasso is Ouagadougou.

  • My name is Ken Aura Matahari. I'm from Indonesia.

  • I was born in a city called Yogyakarta in Indonesia.

  • It's kind of similar with Adelaide because its very small and it's cultural so it's very

  • different from say Sydney or Melbourne.

  • What I heard of Australia was like Steve Irwin.

  • A lot of desert everywhere and wild animals and stuff like that.

  • I know there would be like some city centres like Sydney and Melbourne but that's it.

  • I didn't know much about Adelaide so it was a big adventure for me.

  • A typical day would include checking a lot of emails, cooking,

  • going to Central Market, trying random food in Central Market

  • Hi, how are you?

  • Good thanks. Do you have mettwurst?

  • Yes.

  • It's really nice.

  • I'm still skinny so I'm allowed to eat a lot of this stuff.

  • I usually cook Asian food or European food.

  • Pasta is like my favourite because it's so easy and so delicious as well

  • and also Japanese food because it's not so complicated apparently.

  • I came to Australia two years ago as an exchange student for a year.

  • Then I decided to transfer my whole degree to Flinders University in Australia.

  • I'm doing Bachelor of International Studies, majoring in International Relations and Development

  • Studies.

  • I live on campus with four other people, so one Canadian, one Japanese, one Australian

  • Filipino, one Australian.

  • So yeah, living on campus is really convenient.

  • At the same time, it's also enjoyable because I live with people from all different cultural

  • backgrounds.

  • My mum is Chinese Indonesian and my Dad is Indonesian so even within my family we have

  • cultural diversity

  • so I'm very used to it and when I came to Australia the diversity was even more stark

  • because people come from all over the world

  • and at some points you might feel that it is not easy to relate to people from different

  • cultures

  • but what I found really helpful was just being out there and try different things and not

  • feeling afraid or anxious about anything.

  • So just be open for any possibility.

  • I look forward to seeing what the Quiz Night is all about.

  • I want to get the idea. I want to have fun.

  • I want to meet new people as well.

  • How you going? I'm Summer.

  • I'm Ken, nice to meet you.

  • Summer, nice to meet you.

  • Do you wanna come and sit round here?

  • We got to introduce ourselves and I got to know Summer, Tom and I can't remember that

  • girl's name again.

  • I'm very bad at remembering names but yeah, it was a very friendly kind of environment

  • so I immediately enjoyed the night.

  • I felt welcome.

  • So you guys have never been to a quiz night before?

  • I haven't been to any quiz nights. I have no idea what it's going to be like.

  • Basically, they give us like , they'll give us random stuff like this,

  • sheets of paper, and then they'll give like questions, just general knowledge questions

  • like sport, politics, countries, all different stuff.

  • We just answer them on the piece of paper.

  • See the sign up there, Tia International Aid

  • and so this for tonight is to get them clean fresh water.

  • They're apparently doing a fundraising kind of activity.

  • They want to build a sort of clean water project in Bolivia for children and people there.

  • Coming from a developing country I can sort of relate to this kind of thing.

  • I'm also passionate about social justice and stuff like that so I really like the idea

  • of fundraising through this kind of activities.

  • This is going to be an exciting evening.

  • I want to hear a cheer from the table that thinks they have already won because their

  • IQ is so ...

  • Question 1

  • Name one of two cities that were hit by atomic bombs in Japan.

  • I know that.

  • Repeat the question?

  • I usually ask people what is it all about and how do you do the game and stuff like

  • that and what's the rules and stuff like that.

  • So you're not left behind when everyone is doing their stuff.

  • And because you come there you want to enjoy the night as well, even if you cannot enjoy

  • the game at least you can talk to people so ...

  • I have no idea.

  • At some point I just felt so useless being in that team because I don't know most of

  • the stuff

  • but when I know one or two questions, the answers for one or two questions

  • it felt like at least I contribute to those two questions.

  • What three core values or mottos were associated with the French Revolution?

  • Egality, fraternity and ...

  • You want to write it?

  • There's going to be a lot of more quizzes, they will have more questions and we will

  • have to be witty again.

  • I hope it's not going to be something beyond my radar because

  • with movie quotations I thought I like movies but apparently I was hopeless with guessing

  • the quotations thing.

  • So, yeah.

  • I might just get fruit juice.

  • Orange juice.

  • Thanks. See ya.

  • Thank you.

  • First things first though, it's gonna cost you a gold coin.

  • You know how on a coin there's a head or a tail?

  • Yep.

  • Well, what you've gotta do, you've gotta either choose both heads, both tail, or head and

  • tail, what you think they're gonna flip.

  • Okay.

  • Usually I just keep my mind open as usual and I observe a lot,

  • trying to understand what's going on and try to talk to people who are doing it because

  • I need to know what's going on.

  • I don't want to be left out all the time so yeah, basically just be proactive and open-minded

  • again.

  • Because everyone is different and different culture has different sort of set of behaviours

  • and actions and stuff like that,

  • if you are open-minded you can enjoy any possibility and that way you are easier to make friends.

  • Two heads.

  • Coldplay.

  • Parachute yep.

  • There you go, they got it.

  • Music, I was able to guess the singers but I couldn't tell the name of the album

  • except for a Coldplay probably because I keep listening to Coldplay all the time.

  • It's Coldplay with Parachute.

  • Yeah!

  • Yes.

  • It's a lot of fun really.

  • I haven't done this kind of thing before so it's very epic apparently,

  • like there was a musical performance, there was questions and answer sessions.

  • I think it wasn't as difficult as I thought.

  • In Australia,

  • I know this!

  • in descending order of population ...

  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisb...

  • Hold on.

  • Hobart's last.

  • Hobart is last so Darwin and ...

  • High Five, well done.

  • In the first place when I came here I felt a bit nervous.

  • I felt a bit, 'Oh, I haven't done all of this stuff. It's all new.'

  • I have no idea who's going to be there. All of them are new people.

  • But after being part of the game it's just feels so different.

  • I feel so refreshed and I had a lot of fun and I get to know people and it's just amazing.

  • Like, I want to come to another quiz night really or I want to create one for myself

  • and my friends probably.

  • It's a great feeling when someone asks you a tricky trivia question and you know the

  • answer. That's why quiz nights are so much fun.

  • Well, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's natural wonders. People come from

  • everywhere to see it.

  • Akki is a keen diver and he's itching to get up close and personal with the reef.

Hello and welcome to My Australia, the show about people from overseas having Australian

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