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LakiMaselLakiMasel MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
edited March 2013 in Other Info Bout OZ Posts: 171
Ano po ba ang mas OK na city? Melbourne or Sydney? Ano po yung mga locations sa city ang safe para sa family?
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  • hotshothotshot SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
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    Ano po ba ang mas OK na city? Melbourne or Sydney? Ano po yung mga locations sa city ang safe para sa family?
    subjective ang sagot dito e. but generally, pareho naman silang ok. preference nyo na lang po kung san nyo gusto or kung san mas maraming opportunities career-wise for you. :)
    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
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    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
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  • LakiMaselLakiMasel MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
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    Ano po ba ang mas OK na city? Melbourne or Sydney? Ano po yung mga locations sa city ang safe para sa family?


    subjective ang sagot dito e. but generally, pareho naman silang ok. preference nyo na lang po kung san nyo gusto or kung san mas maraming opportunities career-wise for you. :)
    Parang pareho nga po eh noh. Yung rentals parang mas mura sa Melbourne.
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  • MetaformMetaform MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    edited March 2013 Posts: 505
    World's Most Livable City all the way!

    LOL I might sound biased, but I've been to both cities (although two weeks lang sa Syd) and I can say it's easier to get around in Melbourne in terms of transpo and infrastructure (parang grid kasi yung mga kalye sa CBD). Mas mahal daw ang lahat sa Sydney and laging nagmamadali ang mga tao or so I've heard.
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  • LittleBoyBlueLittleBoyBlue North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    http://www.mercer.com/qualityoflivingpr#city-rankings

    This might help you decide, pero if ur in Finance, go to Syd.
    ICT Business Analyst - Visa 189 Granted Oct 2012
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  • alexamaealexamae SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @LittleBoyBlue pano po kung IT related hehe
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  • LakiMaselLakiMasel MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
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    http://www.mercer.com/qualityoflivingpr#city-rankings

    This might help you decide, pero if ur in Finance, go to Syd.
    Mukhang Sydney nga po eh noh.

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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
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    For me not much work in melbourne.. Believe it or not. Like us nurses and even doctors na just passed the amc q, specialist centers kasi ang melbourne.

    I liked melbourne.. Cheaper city to live in than sydney. Pero for us in health mas mababa din salary in melbourne tapos hirap pa maka pasok sa good hospitals.

    I think depende talaga kung anung work mu.. Saan may work thats a good enough place for me.
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 26Member, Moderator
    edited March 2013 Posts: 2,616
    Go to where the job is hehehe...

    But seriously, from the feedback I got from friends...mas may 'culture' feel daw ang Melbourne na parang Europe..while 'very urban' naman daw ang Sydney



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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
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    Mas maraming asians ang melbourne cbd compared to sydney cbd... Pero sydney is cleaner than melbourne cbd. Daming bum kasi sa melbourne cbd aka performance artists also, hehehehe. Sydney cbd kasi more of professionals talaga..lakad ka ng sydney cbd most people naka power suits or tourists whereas sa melbourne more of backpackers meaning no bath.. Hahaha.. Students and tourists mas marami kaysa naka suit,

    But melbourne na preserve talga buildings nila whereas sa sydney more high rise... Wlang ka art-art. Hahaha.

    But yeah go where the work is:)
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  • LakiMaselLakiMasel MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
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    I see. I think I will stick with Sydney na lang muna.
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  • MetaformMetaform MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    edited March 2013 Posts: 505
    Totoo, daming lasenggo sa Melbourne. Ang hirap umuwi nang gabi. And when I say gabi, I mean 8-ish dahil naglalabasan ang mga tao from work nang 4 or 5, some drink in the bars before going home, so mga 7 or 8 ang dami nang amoy chico sa tram and sa streets.

    OnT: Home is where the work is. Iniisip na nga naming lumipat ng Sydney kung hindi pa rin mag-materialise (with an 's') yung mga interviews ko.
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  • hotshothotshot SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
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    medyo may rivalry yata talaga ang melbourne at sydney e. pero yun nga, dun tayo kung san tayo mabubuhay. hehehe

    pero napansin ko nga din yun, ang daming lasing dun sa melbourne. tapos pag naglalakad ka dun along sa tubig sa cbd, daming mga brats na humihingi ng pera. pag di mo pinansin, anu ano pa sasabihin sayo. yung isa kong friend, di nya kasi pinansin, sinigawan sya ng "b*tch!".

    pero personally, pakiramdam ko sa melbourne cbd ay mas laid-back compared sa sydney cbd. yung lang feeling ko. hehe
    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
    Apr 22 2013 - End of my "HOUSE-BAND" career :)
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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
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    Sydney kasi people are in a rush..like they really are there to work pero saying that at lunch time sa cbd so many people doing boxing, pilates.. Running and etc. daming health buff sa sydney... In our first 3 months here bihira lng kami nakakita ng mataba. Hehehe. Specially dito sa coogee or sa bondi.. Naka bikini lng yung mga tao shopping. My husband keeps saying.. Sa pinas artista na yan pero dito ordinary people lang.

    Then he stayed in melbourne for school... Opinion nya sa melbourne the girls are goth/ punk and chubbier than the sydney girls. Hehehehe!

    I lived in nz for awhile... Matataba mga tao in nz or tataba ka kasi walang magawa and malamig so when we moved here to sydney it was like... Whoa so many skinny bit*ches!!!

    Pero sa west sydney kasi mas multicultural nandun na ang mga chubby... Haahaha. Observation lng ha. Dito kasi sa eastern suburbs nakaka insecure ( nag jogging na ako to fit in) 50 yrs old naka bodycon dresses...and they look hot!! ..when i pick up my daughter from school yung ibang nanay naka gym outfit... Or as my husband says, milf! Hahaha!!

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  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 30Member
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    ^ sabi nga mahilig tlga sa beach and sports mga taga-Sydney. hehehehehe ung mga friends namin na andon, mahilig mag-running, biking, hiking etc... hehehehe Nasa culture na ata tlga nila magpaka-fit :D

    261313 (Software Engineer)

    Feb.15.2012 - started working on ACS requirements
    Mar.02.2012 - submitted online ACS application and sent documents to ACS via Fedex
    Mar.05.2012 - ACS acknowledged actual documents
    Mar.21.2012 - ACS finalised assessment: Suitable
    Mar.31.2012 - IELTS exam with BC
    Apr.13.2012 - IELTS Results (L:8.5 R:7 W: 7 S: 8 OB: 7.5) Thank you LORD!
    Apr.14.2012 - Lodged 175 Online Application
    Apr.20.2012 - Completed Online Attachments
    May.24.2012 - "Application being processed further"
    May.29.2012 - CO Assigned :-)
    Jun.07.2012 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    Jun.13.2012 - Medical/Health Requirements Finalised
    Jun.14.2012 - VISA GRANT! Thank you, LORD! :-)
    Jun.07.2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    Apr.28.2013 - Initial Entry (Sydney)
    Jun.28.2013 - Verbal Job Offer (Melbourne)
    Jul.08.2013 - First day of Work and first day of child care for my son (Melbourne)
    Aug.21.2013 - First day of Work in Sydney

    "Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3
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  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 30Member
    edited July 2013 Posts: 993
    This one's cute. Check this out.. hehe di ko alam if magload ng tama ung picture hehe

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    261313 (Software Engineer)

    Feb.15.2012 - started working on ACS requirements
    Mar.02.2012 - submitted online ACS application and sent documents to ACS via Fedex
    Mar.05.2012 - ACS acknowledged actual documents
    Mar.21.2012 - ACS finalised assessment: Suitable
    Mar.31.2012 - IELTS exam with BC
    Apr.13.2012 - IELTS Results (L:8.5 R:7 W: 7 S: 8 OB: 7.5) Thank you LORD!
    Apr.14.2012 - Lodged 175 Online Application
    Apr.20.2012 - Completed Online Attachments
    May.24.2012 - "Application being processed further"
    May.29.2012 - CO Assigned :-)
    Jun.07.2012 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    Jun.13.2012 - Medical/Health Requirements Finalised
    Jun.14.2012 - VISA GRANT! Thank you, LORD! :-)
    Jun.07.2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    Apr.28.2013 - Initial Entry (Sydney)
    Jun.28.2013 - Verbal Job Offer (Melbourne)
    Jul.08.2013 - First day of Work and first day of child care for my son (Melbourne)
    Aug.21.2013 - First day of Work in Sydney

    "Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3
    kulotski catajell
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  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 PerthTotal Reaction Points: 263Member, Moderator
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    @stolich18 - nice one.. haha. ayan nasagot na ang tanong ng marami..
    Sep 24, 2011 - IELTS (L-8 R-8 W-8 S-7.5 : OBS-8)
    Jan 04, 2012 - EA application submitted | Feb 23, 2012 - EA assessment result (IE ANZSCO 233511)
    May 8, 2012 - Lodged GSM 175 online application | June 4, 2012 - CO Allocated
    June 22, 2012 - Medicals Finalized | Aug 30, 2012 - PCCs Completed (PH, UAE, USA)
    Sep 3, 2012 - Visa Granted (IED Jun 11, 2013) Thank You Lord!
    Oct 16-28, 2012 - Initial Entry Completed - Sydney
    July 28, 2013 - Final move to Perth
    Sep 9, 2013 - Started work with the same company i worked for in UAE/USA
    Oct 28, 2013 - Moved to another company.. ;)
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  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 30Member
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    @lock_code2004 hehehe natawa naman ako sa nightlife sa sydney. Poker machines! hahhaa
    261313 (Software Engineer)

    Feb.15.2012 - started working on ACS requirements
    Mar.02.2012 - submitted online ACS application and sent documents to ACS via Fedex
    Mar.05.2012 - ACS acknowledged actual documents
    Mar.21.2012 - ACS finalised assessment: Suitable
    Mar.31.2012 - IELTS exam with BC
    Apr.13.2012 - IELTS Results (L:8.5 R:7 W: 7 S: 8 OB: 7.5) Thank you LORD!
    Apr.14.2012 - Lodged 175 Online Application
    Apr.20.2012 - Completed Online Attachments
    May.24.2012 - "Application being processed further"
    May.29.2012 - CO Assigned :-)
    Jun.07.2012 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    Jun.13.2012 - Medical/Health Requirements Finalised
    Jun.14.2012 - VISA GRANT! Thank you, LORD! :-)
    Jun.07.2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    Apr.28.2013 - Initial Entry (Sydney)
    Jun.28.2013 - Verbal Job Offer (Melbourne)
    Jul.08.2013 - First day of Work and first day of child care for my son (Melbourne)
    Aug.21.2013 - First day of Work in Sydney

    "Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3
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  • alexamaealexamae SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @stolich18 thank you very informative :D
    November 4, 2012 : ACS Assessment Systems Administrator - 262113
    December 08, 2012 : Both take IELTS
    December 18, 2012 : ACS Result Positive
    December 21, 2012 : IELTS Result
    January 10, 2013 : NSW SS Application
    January 10, 2013 : TRA Assessment ICT Customer Support Officer - 313112 (partner's skills)
    March 21, 2013 : TRA Result Positive
    March 22, 2013 : NSW SS acknowledgement email received
    May 16, 2013 : NSW SS Approved
    May 16, 2013 : EOI invite for 190 Visa
    May 24, 2013 : Lodged 190 Visa
    May 25, 2013 : Both Medicals Done (Drs Horne & Chin)
    June 4, 2013 : CO allocated Adelaide GSM Team 7
    June 8, 2013 : Meds Referred to MOC
    June 9, 2013 : Upload forms 80 and 1022
    June 17, 2013 : Upload both NBI Clearances
    June 28, 2013 : Upload both SG PCC
    August 15, 2013 : Visa Grant! Thank you so much Lord!! IED May 29, 2014

    Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
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  • hotshothotshot SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
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    @stolich18 : nice! so san na destination nyo given these facts? :)
    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
    Apr 22 2013 - End of my "HOUSE-BAND" career :)
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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
    edited March 2013 Posts: 434
    Spent 3 days in the cbd of sydney stayed at travelodge wynyard at 250 per night. I think it was worth it considering we did have an appointment at 7:30 am in the cbd hence had to live in the city for said days and everything is very very accessible;)

    City life in sydney is amazing though melbourne shopping is more affordable being in george street and oggling at burberry and LV though not buying anything is pure bliss; p

    If you wanted asian food.. Haymarket is a nice walk from where we stayed:) lots of sweet cafe in queen victoria mall and fusion eating at westfield.

    Apple and samsungs main stores are at george street too.

    St. Patricks church near york street was really nice. The priest was funny. Lots of filipinos in church.

    Walked to the rocks... Nice pubs.

    Took the ferry to luna park.. Very quick and easy and cheap.

    Took the bus to go home after our 3rd day in the city lots of buses.. Not much traffic on public transport.

    Streets were cleaner definitely compared to melbourne..not much bums at all compared to melbourne too.

    Weather was beautiful all throughout. Sunny with a bit of chilly wind. Perfect autumn;)

    Sydney has started to feel like home to me:)

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