Track #13 – Reading Habits
Reading is a common hobby in Australia. During leisure time Australians often read novels and newspapers. This is often done on trains and buses, during lunch time or relaxing at home or even at the beach. In Melbourne we have a free magazine called ‘MX’ that is issued every afternoon. It has become ‘compulsory reading’ and it is funny seeing most people on the train reading ‘MX’.
It is a really entertaining magazine. This is in contrast to Indonesia where reading habits are not so popular, even in libraries. I'm already used to the reading habits of Aussies. Back here in Indonesia people use their spare time for gossiping or taking a nap, even though it is during working time. My workmates tease me when I take my reading wherever I go. They often say, ‘Don't be so diligent to read.’ What a different context I face now!