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  • catajellcatajell SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 8Member
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    Bale I will be working in a Big 4 firm po at client facing so dapata presentable talaga. Nung naginterview ako at pag naglalakad sa CBD, pansin ko as in corporate wear talaga. Kaya namromroblema talaga ako lalo at pinagbebenta ko mga pang office ko bago umalis ng SG kasi I thought mag housewife na lang ako! Hahaha..

    Sayang nga, gusto ko nga bumalik SG para lang mamili, dami kasi dun sale e! And sa Pinas din sana. Sa mga taga Melbourne, san ba mura mamili? Since pasyal kami dyan next week! :)

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 211Member, Moderator
    edited December 2014 Posts: 1,550
    better to shop in Pinas


    Ehehehe, parang I don't agree here... :)
    Sa pinas kasi isang mall nandun na lahat halos. Like SM megamall is improving na with their new block kung saan ung H/M store nilagay and other boutiques like superdry, zara, etc., the new SM Aura in BGC, Trinoma, Power plant mall in rockwell, Landmark, Improved glorietta mall, Greenbelt, MOA, sama mo na divisoria/ greenhills haha. Basta solved ako dun unlike sa Melbourne medyo layo2 ung mga boutiques unless kabisado ko na cguro hehehe. Dami din sale ngaun sa pinas magpapasko.

    Singapore is hands down better. Orchard malls (shaw/ isetann, ion, wheelock, tangs, takashimaya, paragon, etc.), Jurong east malls (westgate, IMM, jem, jcube, etc), suntec, raffles city mall, marina square, jurong point, vivo city, bukod pa maliliit na malls sa mga different mrt stations, etc. for electronics nanjan funan, sim lim, etc. Tsaka pinakamalupit lucky plaza lols. Kaliwat kanan sale ngaun magpapasko, electronics/ clothes, etc. Dami pera mga tao ngaun, haba ng pila grabe, ako lang ata poor hehe.
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  • chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
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    Tip: Magpakasawa na kayo sa mga mall sa Pinas at Singapore bago kayo lumipat dito :P
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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 211Member, Moderator
    edited December 2014 Posts: 1,550
    Bale I will be working in a Big 4 firm po at client facing so dapata presentable talaga. Nung naginterview ako at pag naglalakad sa CBD, pansin ko as in corporate wear talaga. Kaya namromroblema talaga ako lalo at pinagbebenta ko mga pang office ko bago umalis ng SG kasi I thought mag housewife na lang ako! Hahaha..

    Sayang nga, gusto ko nga bumalik SG para lang mamili, dami kasi dun sale e! And sa Pinas din sana. Sa mga taga Melbourne, san ba mura mamili? Since pasyal kami dyan next week! :)

    May mga malls around CBD area, pero marami sa bandang Bourke/ Elizabeth street. They have big H/M and Zara malls around that area din. Medyo kalat kasi speciality shops/ boutiques shops nila. I remember nun nandun kami we are looking for Superdry, GAP and Fred Perry shops. We need to google kasi ung iba nasa loob and nakatago, you need to walk, explore and look for it talaga. I bought winter clothes sa Zara and medyo mahal nga, pero maganda naman hehe. In terms of shopping experience, i would say pwede na. Hirap talaga kami that time is looking for a specific milk for our toddler (pediasure) and wala talaga silang brand na ganun. Namimili kasi ng gatas ang anak ko hehehe.
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    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

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  • pangrom0529pangrom0529 North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    @vhoythoy, pre pediasure din anak ko... sa chemist warehouse lang mura.
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  • IslanderndCityIslanderndCity AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 139Member, Moderator
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    Tip: Magpakasawa na kayo sa mga mall sa Pinas at Singapore bago kayo lumipat dito :P
    nakakahilo malls sa SG. damiiiiiiiiiii ;)
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  • swashi_gurlswashi_gurl MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    Tip: Magpakasawa na kayo sa mga mall sa Pinas at Singapore bago kayo lumipat dito :P
    Agree!!! At bilhin na mga type bilhin at dalhin mga dapat dalhin.

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  • IslanderndCityIslanderndCity AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 139Member, Moderator
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    Tip: Magpakasawa na kayo sa mga mall sa Pinas at Singapore bago kayo lumipat dito :P


    Agree!!! At bilhin na mga type bilhin at dalhin mga dapat dalhin.

    nakakapressure naman 'to. ang dami pa naman sale ngayon dito sa SG ;)
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  • dhey_almightydhey_almighty PerthTotal Reaction Points: 48Member
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    @cholle Tama! :-)

    simple lang ang mga malls dito...from 9am to 5pm lang ang operating hours...except thursday na up to 9pm (WA)

    then most aussies e walang pakialam sa mall...hinde big deal, unlike sa pinas na super dami ng tao sa mall...at karamihan pa na nakikita kong aussie e naka-paa lang! haha ginagaya ko nga minsan :-)

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  • wizardofOzwizardofOz SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 114Member
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    True, mahal sa Oz, esp branded clothing..

    Better to shop in Pinas, yung tipong pang wardrobe na for each season, hindi na nahuhuli ang styles ngayon doon and nag-improve na ang quality even ng local brands.. dahil siguro to compete with global brands like Uniqlo and H&M..

    Ang advantage lang living in Oz, baligtad ang seasons, like after ng Winter/Summer season in most countries and magkaroon ng End of Season Sale.. pwede na bumili in prep for the coming seasons sa Oz :)

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    makalipas ang isang taon....
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  • clickbuddy2009clickbuddy2009 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 73Member
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    Happy New Year to all. Panibagong kabanata na naman ng buhay natin dito sa AU. Grabe pala talaga ang summer dito, ang bilis makasunog ng balat. Almost 8years akong nagpaputi sa SG, pagdating dito saglit lang nognog na kaagad. Hahaha.. Sa Brisbane grabe ang init, unlike here in Perth, mainit nga pero medyo malamig pa rin ang simoy ng hangin. Pero yesterday naexperience na namin ang 39-40deg, hahaha.. Kelangan wag na wag kakalimutan ang pagdadala ng tubig kapag nasa labas kayo. Sulitin natin ang 2-3months lang na tag-init at pagpasok ng March mangangatog na naman tayo sa ginaw.
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    01 July 2013 - Vetassess assessment Online
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    27 July 2013 - IELTS (General) IDP Singapore
    09 Oct 2013 - Skills Assessment Outcome: POSITIVE
    - Qualifications: Comparable to AU Bachelor Degree
    29 Oct 2013 - Lodged EOI / v190 SS WA
    30 Oct 2013 - Initial Contact
    31 Oct 2013 - Invited to apply ss (WA)
    05 Nov 2013 - Submitted SS application
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    24 Dec 2013 - Lodged Visa 190
    07 Jan 2014 - Applied SG PCoC (Releasing- 28Jan '14)
    20 Jan 2014 - Medicals @ St. Lukes BGC
    24 Jan 2014 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
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    28 Jan 2014 - SG PCoC Uploaded
    06 Feb 2014 - Wife's medical cleared
    21 Feb 2014 - VISA GRANTED - DIRECT GRANT (GSM Brisbane Team 34)
    20 Jan 2015 - IED Requirement
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    "While I'm waiting I will serve You
    While I'm waiting I will worship
    While I'm waiting I will not faint
    I'll be running the race even while I wait"


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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 211Member, Moderator
    edited December 2014 Posts: 1,550
    Tip: Magpakasawa na kayo sa mga mall sa Pinas at Singapore bago kayo lumipat dito :P


    Agree!!! At bilhin na mga type bilhin at dalhin mga dapat dalhin.



    nakakapressure naman 'to. ang dami pa naman sale ngayon dito sa SG ;)
    Maganda talga dito sa SG when it comes to that. Kaya money is everything here para makasabay sa mga uso at bagong gadgets. Kaliwa't kanan ang sale. Ang libangan talga ng mga tao dito is mag shopping, manuod ng sine, kumain at mag-travel. Ako nga hanggang hawak at tingin nlang sa Jordan shoe, retro jersey, mcbook pro at Dslr kasi hindi pa ngaun. Tipid din muna bawal umattend sa Siliso beach party worth 68 bucks hehehe
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    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

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  • clickbuddy2009clickbuddy2009 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 73Member
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    @vhoythoy, chemist warehouse din kami bumibili ng pediasure. Much better if magpadeliver ka na lang pati na mga personal supplies nyo. Madami kasi silang binibigay na mga free na malikiit na shampoo, toothpaste, lotion at kung ano ano pa. Magandang ipunin ito para sa camping.
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    01 July 2013 - Vetassess assessment Online
    02 July 2013 - Documents sent thru SingPost
    09 July 2013 - Initial documents received by Vetassess
    27 July 2013 - IELTS (General) IDP Singapore
    09 Oct 2013 - Skills Assessment Outcome: POSITIVE
    - Qualifications: Comparable to AU Bachelor Degree
    29 Oct 2013 - Lodged EOI / v190 SS WA
    30 Oct 2013 - Initial Contact
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    05 Nov 2013 - Submitted SS application
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    10 Dec 2013 - Received invitation to lodge 190 visa
    24 Dec 2013 - Lodged Visa 190
    07 Jan 2014 - Applied SG PCoC (Releasing- 28Jan '14)
    20 Jan 2014 - Medicals @ St. Lukes BGC
    24 Jan 2014 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    - Medicals cleared for me and baby (Pending Wife's health check up's results)
    28 Jan 2014 - SG PCoC Uploaded
    06 Feb 2014 - Wife's medical cleared
    21 Feb 2014 - VISA GRANTED - DIRECT GRANT (GSM Brisbane Team 34)
    20 Jan 2015 - IED Requirement
    Mar 2014 - Arrived in Perth WA

    "While I'm waiting I will serve You
    While I'm waiting I will worship
    While I'm waiting I will not faint
    I'll be running the race even while I wait"


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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 211Member, Moderator
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    @vhoythoy, chemist warehouse din kami bumibili ng pediasure. Much better if magpadeliver ka na lang pati na mga personal supplies nyo. Madami kasi silang binibigay na mga free na malikiit na shampoo, toothpaste, lotion at kung ano ano pa. Magandang ipunin ito para sa camping.
    Last time naikot ko na lahat ng coles/ woolworths sa Melbourne CBD pero walang pediasure di nga din nila alam ung brand na un. Pero right now, medyo ok na kasi malakas na sa solid foods anak ko unlike before naka depende talaga sa gatas. Ayaw uminom or sinusuka kapag ayaw.
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    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

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  • clickbuddy2009clickbuddy2009 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 73Member
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    For me, mas ok pa rin talaga sa pinas mamili ng mga damit. Although marami nga rin shopping malls sa SG, kaso mas mahal at ung quality nya parang di kasing ok ng sa Pinas. Uniqlo ng Pinas at SG same lang ng price. Kapag dito sa AU magshopping, parang hindi worth it kasi most products are made in China kahit mga branded items. Apart from that, expect to pay atleast 2-3x of what you can get in SG or PH.
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    01 July 2013 - Vetassess assessment Online
    02 July 2013 - Documents sent thru SingPost
    09 July 2013 - Initial documents received by Vetassess
    27 July 2013 - IELTS (General) IDP Singapore
    09 Oct 2013 - Skills Assessment Outcome: POSITIVE
    - Qualifications: Comparable to AU Bachelor Degree
    29 Oct 2013 - Lodged EOI / v190 SS WA
    30 Oct 2013 - Initial Contact
    31 Oct 2013 - Invited to apply ss (WA)
    05 Nov 2013 - Submitted SS application
    10 Dec 2013 - Received SS approval
    10 Dec 2013 - Received invitation to lodge 190 visa
    24 Dec 2013 - Lodged Visa 190
    07 Jan 2014 - Applied SG PCoC (Releasing- 28Jan '14)
    20 Jan 2014 - Medicals @ St. Lukes BGC
    24 Jan 2014 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    - Medicals cleared for me and baby (Pending Wife's health check up's results)
    28 Jan 2014 - SG PCoC Uploaded
    06 Feb 2014 - Wife's medical cleared
    21 Feb 2014 - VISA GRANTED - DIRECT GRANT (GSM Brisbane Team 34)
    20 Jan 2015 - IED Requirement
    Mar 2014 - Arrived in Perth WA

    "While I'm waiting I will serve You
    While I'm waiting I will worship
    While I'm waiting I will not faint
    I'll be running the race even while I wait"


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  • clickbuddy2009clickbuddy2009 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 73Member
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    When buying cars naman in AU, much better to wait during december and June kasi mababa lang ang interest rate. Pero kung no choice at kelangan na talaga bumili between february-May and July to November, magresearch muna ng mabuti para hindi basta basta madadala sa magaling na sales rep.

    Sarap sana bumili ng sasakyan ngayon, 1% na lang ang interest rate. When I bought mine last October, 8% pa. Haha.. Pero no regrets dahil nasulit naman sa dami ng mga napasyalan namin noong mga nakaraang buwan.
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    01 July 2013 - Vetassess assessment Online
    02 July 2013 - Documents sent thru SingPost
    09 July 2013 - Initial documents received by Vetassess
    27 July 2013 - IELTS (General) IDP Singapore
    09 Oct 2013 - Skills Assessment Outcome: POSITIVE
    - Qualifications: Comparable to AU Bachelor Degree
    29 Oct 2013 - Lodged EOI / v190 SS WA
    30 Oct 2013 - Initial Contact
    31 Oct 2013 - Invited to apply ss (WA)
    05 Nov 2013 - Submitted SS application
    10 Dec 2013 - Received SS approval
    10 Dec 2013 - Received invitation to lodge 190 visa
    24 Dec 2013 - Lodged Visa 190
    07 Jan 2014 - Applied SG PCoC (Releasing- 28Jan '14)
    20 Jan 2014 - Medicals @ St. Lukes BGC
    24 Jan 2014 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    - Medicals cleared for me and baby (Pending Wife's health check up's results)
    28 Jan 2014 - SG PCoC Uploaded
    06 Feb 2014 - Wife's medical cleared
    21 Feb 2014 - VISA GRANTED - DIRECT GRANT (GSM Brisbane Team 34)
    20 Jan 2015 - IED Requirement
    Mar 2014 - Arrived in Perth WA

    "While I'm waiting I will serve You
    While I'm waiting I will worship
    While I'm waiting I will not faint
    I'll be running the race even while I wait"


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  • wizardofOzwizardofOz SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 114Member
    edited December 2014 Posts: 1,215
    Happy New Year to all. Panibagong kabanata na naman ng buhay natin dito sa AU. Grabe pala talaga ang summer dito, ang bilis makasunog ng balat. Almost 8years akong nagpaputi sa SG, pagdating dito saglit lang nognog na kaagad. Hahaha.. Sa Brisbane grabe ang init, unlike here in Perth, mainit nga pero medyo malamig pa rin ang simoy ng hangin. Pero yesterday naexperience na namin ang 39-40deg, hahaha.. Kelangan wag na wag kakalimutan ang pagdadala ng tubig kapag nasa labas kayo. Sulitin natin ang 2-3months lang na tag-init at pagpasok ng March mangangatog na naman tayo sa ginaw.
    Tama.. grabe ang araw sa Oz.. tumambay ako sa Bondi Beach, 2 weeks ago.. nag-picnic and soundtrip sa shore, took some pictures, etc... hindi ako naligo sa dagat kasi malamig yung tubig...medyo cloudy day noon, pasulpot-sulpot lang yung araw from time to time...

    nawala sa isip ko mag sunscreen...pag-uwi ko na-shock ako, nasunog yung braso at mukha ko, pati anit ko kasi wala akong hat.. yun na yung pinaka-grabe kong sunburn sa buong buhay ko to date hehe.. never ko pa na-experience yun, kahit sa summer ng pinas or sa thailand, to think na nag-40degC din sa Bangkok... nakakatakot..

    sana bumalik lang yung kulay ko wahhh

    moral lesson, protektahan ang balat mag-apply ng sunscreen kapag summer or maaraw, yung magandang brand na kunin nyo para sigurado, or magsuot ng long-sleeved shirt, sunglasses saka hat.. walang panama ang balat-kalabaw sa araw ng Oz, baka magka-cancer pa tayo..
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    03/23/13: IELTS GT Exam (British Council)
    04/05/13: IELTS Results L:7.0/R:7.5/W:7.5/S:8.5 OBS: 7.5
    makalipas ang isang taon....
    04/20/14: CDR Application sent to EA
    07/09/14: EA started reviewing my CDR
    08/08/14: EA Assessment Positive Results (Thank you LORD!!!)
    09/16/14: Requested EA for a Duplicate Letter (Original Outcome Letter lost during mail delivery to PH)
    09/21/14: Duplicate Assessment Letter received (Finally!!)
    09/21/14: EOI Lodged (70 pts)
    09/22/14: Invited to lodge Skilled - Independent (Subclass 189) visa
    09/23/14: Obtained Overseas PCC
    09/29/14: Obtained NBI Clearance
    10/12/14: Lodged application - Visa Subclass 189
    10/12/14: Uploaded docs
    10/20/14: Medicals Done
    12/06/14: Direct Grant! To GOD Be the Glory!
    12/13/14: Completed Initial Entry - Sydney
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  • chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
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    ^Kami rin, nasunog from Bondi Beach nung Boxing Day! They weren't kidding about the need for sunscreen in Australia.
    Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
    30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
    10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
    23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
    9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
    2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
    6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
    11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
    29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
    17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
    24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
    16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
    17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: Sydney)
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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 211Member, Moderator
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    For me, mas ok pa rin talaga sa pinas mamili ng mga damit. Although marami nga rin shopping malls sa SG, kaso mas mahal at ung quality nya parang di kasing ok ng sa Pinas. Uniqlo ng Pinas at SG same lang ng price. Kapag dito sa AU magshopping, parang hindi worth it kasi most products are made in China kahit mga branded items. Apart from that, expect to pay atleast 2-3x of what you can get in SG or PH.
    Halos lahat ngaun made in china na. Kaya kung ano ung mga branded shirts sa Australia ganun na din nman sa Pinas/ SG. Very particular din kasi ako kapag namimili ng damit, tinitignan ko din talga saan made, brands and price. Like nung nagshopping kami sa Zara sa may bourke street halos made in china din talaga hahaha. When i was in Melbourne, i'm looking for a brand na exclusively lang na makikita/ mabibili sa australia pero not that much. Maybe the UGG brand pero winter boots naman ata sya. The one in souvenir shops un ok and mura lang din plus may print ng Australia at yung starbucks mug/ tumblers=).
    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 275Member, Moderator
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    The one in souvenir shops un ok and mura lang din plus may print ng Australia at yung starbucks mug/ tumblers=).
    You will be surprised all mug/tumblers from Starbucks are made either in China or Taiwan...
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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