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Adelaide bound? Let us know here before you arrive. =)

RenRen Adelaide, SAPosts: 217Member
edited November 2012 in South Australia - Adelaide
Hello everyone,

Upcoming SA Migrant? let us know here even before you arrive, so as early as now we can help you.

Some questions that are more Adelaide specific like how to look for accommodation here, getting around Adelaide. etc etc.
We will try our best to help you.

Anyway our group of new migrants here are very active in meeting up every week (sometimes twice a week pa :) ). And our numbers are growing. It's really good to know that there are accommodating people waiting for you here in Adelaide.

Hope to see you soon!
Ta!

Accommodations suggested websites
http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
Job Searching Tips

http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

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  • hcc7944hcc7944 Dubai
    Posts: 13Member
    Joined: Nov 17, 2012
    @Ren Hi, I'm planning to lodge my application under South Aus. Hindi ba malungkot cyan? madami ba filipino community?

    Mar 15, 2012 - IELTS (L-7.5 R-7.5 S-8 W-6.5)
    July 12, 2012 - EA application submitted
    Nov 16, 2012 - EA assessment result (263312)
    Nov 17, 2012 - Lodge EOI, 189 at 60pts
    Dec 01, 2012 - next IELTS exam
    Dec 13, 2012 - IELTS (L-8.0 R-8.0 S-7.0 W-7.5)
    Dec 13, 2012 - Skillselect Account Blocked due to Password
    Dec 13, 2012 - Confused what to do with account blocked
    Dec 14, 2012 - Requested deletion of my old account
    Dec 15, 2012 - Request granted and old account deleted
    Dec 15, 2012 - Lodge a new application
    Dec 17, 2012 - Received invitation to apply visa 189 at 70pts

  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @hcc7944 yup madami :) every week nagkikita kme. Hinde ka malulungkot here. Hope to see u soon!

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

    Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

    “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

  • polymathpolymath Gimhae-si
    Posts: 38Member
    Joined: Sep 16, 2012
    nice! hope to see you there. I'll inform you once we got a ticket. :)>-
  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @polymath Great! See u soon! when is your target date of arrival?

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

    Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

    “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 Perth
    Posts: 5,037Member, De-activated
    Joined: Feb 23, 2012
    wow.. great initiative @Ren and all the SA peeps!
    Mabuhay kayo! God Bless!!

    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.. ;)

  • polymathpolymath Gimhae-si
    Posts: 38Member
    Joined: Sep 16, 2012
    maybe february. not so sure yet but definitely early next year. excited to see you all there.
  • hcc7944hcc7944 Dubai
    Posts: 13Member
    Joined: Nov 17, 2012
    Thanks Ren for opening this thread. How much ba range ng accomodation dyan for a family. let say 2 BR. Anu ba ang libangan sa adelaide? kasi sanay na ko stay sa bahay while my wife and baby mahilig mag mall.

    Mar 15, 2012 - IELTS (L-7.5 R-7.5 S-8 W-6.5)
    July 12, 2012 - EA application submitted
    Nov 16, 2012 - EA assessment result (263312)
    Nov 17, 2012 - Lodge EOI, 189 at 60pts
    Dec 01, 2012 - next IELTS exam
    Dec 13, 2012 - IELTS (L-8.0 R-8.0 S-7.0 W-7.5)
    Dec 13, 2012 - Skillselect Account Blocked due to Password
    Dec 13, 2012 - Confused what to do with account blocked
    Dec 14, 2012 - Requested deletion of my old account
    Dec 15, 2012 - Request granted and old account deleted
    Dec 15, 2012 - Lodge a new application
    Dec 17, 2012 - Received invitation to apply visa 189 at 70pts

  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @lock_code2004 Thanks!

    @hcc7944
    2 BR it depends sa area, but like this one based sa realestate.com.au http://www.realestate.com.au/property-unit-sa-brooklyn+park-404956638 around $300-450 ang 2BR fully furnished. Adelaide has the most affordable housing of all the states :)

    Libangan would be, meet up with friends at kumain (tulad ng gagawin ko now after church). Mall maaga nagsasara pag weekends until 5pm lang. Pasyal sa beach at park then picnic ang common family activity here.




    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

    Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

    “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

  • Aussie_Dreamer2012Aussie_Dreamer2012 Mandaluyong
    Posts: 1Member
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Hi Ren,

    I was so happy to see your post. I arrived in Adelaide last March 2012 pa. I haven't met pinoys here yet. I would love to join your group and meet you guys one of these days. Please let me know your next event, I'd be happy to come. Please PM me. Thanks.
  • rbolanterbolante North Ryde
    Posts: 247Member
    Joined: Jul 05, 2012
    I'll be arriving with my family in Adelaide on January 13. See you guys soon!

    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Subclass 176)
    Software Programmer (261313)

    05/03/2012 - Lodged visa application (Online)
    06/07/2012 - CO allocated/Medicals requested
    06/11/2012 - Medical exam at NHSI
    06/28/2012 - PCCs submitted
    07/03/2012 - Health requirements finalised
    07/13/2012 - Visa granted (IED: 06/19/2013)

    Thanks be to God!!! :D

  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @Aussie_Dreamer2012 Hi there. I will message you my mobile number, will definitely see you this week, definitely every friday night "walk in the park" kami dito sa CBD then on Sunday morning church. After this week madami kana na pinoy. In fact kakadating ko lang sa bahay from BBQ at the westbeach. See you soon!

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

    Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

    “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @rbolante See you soon! :)

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

    Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

    “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

  • glaiza1210glaiza1210 Sydney
    Posts: 314Member
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Hello everyone,

    Upcoming SA Migrant? let us know here even before you arrive, so as early as now we can help you.

    Some questions that are more Adelaide specific like how to look for accommodation here, getting around Adelaide. etc etc.
    We will try our best to help you.

    Anyway our group of new migrants here are very active in meeting up every week (sometimes twice a week pa :) ). And our numbers are growing. It's really good to know that there are accommodating people waiting for you here in Adelaide.

    Hope to see you soon!
    Ta!
    Hi Ren! Nice to know that you guys out there are really welcoming and helping new filipino migrants. I will bethere on March 2013. I hope to see you guys there soon.

    Occupation: Industrial Engineer
    11/05/2011 - IELTS exam at BC (L-6.5,R-6,W-6.5,S-6.5)
    02/06/2012 - EA received my CDR
    04/17/2012 - Received Favorable Letter from EA
    04/21/2012 - IELTS exam retake at IDP (L-8, R-6, W-6.5, S-6)
    07/03/2012 - Applied online for SA Statesponsorship
    08/13/2012 - SA SS approved
    08/16/2012 - Received an invitation in skill select
    09/11/2012 - Lodge a visa subclass 190
    09/13/2012 - Acknowledgement Receipt & Medicals Requested
    09/19/2012 - Medicals Done
    12/11/2012 - Medicals Finalised
    12/14/2012 - Visa Grant
    03/18/2013 - Flight to Adelaide
    04/22/2013 - Got my first Job

  • nylram_1981nylram_1981 Sydney
    Posts: 255Member
    Joined: Jun 23, 2011
    hi ms @Ren! I'm so happy to see this thread. Wala kaming kakilala dyan. My family will be arriving in adelaide 1st week of Mar2013. Hope to see you soon and meet other adelaiders... :)

    MAIN Applicant: ME - 262113 Systems Administrator, Jan2012 / IELTS: Proficient
    Secondary: Husband - 312211 Civil Engr Draftsperson, Mar2011 / IELTS: Competent
    Apr 16 2012 - Received rejection letter from NSW :(
    Aug 15 2012 - SA SS approval :)
    Aug 26 2012 - Lodge visa 190 application
    Oct 06 2012 - CO allocation (Team 33, gsm.brisbane, VL)
    Oct 30 2012 - Job verification by AU embassy in Manila
    Oct 31 2012 - Finish line! :) VISA GRANT
    Feb 20 2013 - Flight to Sydney, tourista mode muna :)
    Mar 04 2013 - Flight to Adelaide
    Thank u lord :)

  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @nylram_1981 Yup see you soon!

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

    Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

    “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

  • sohcsohc Sydney
    Posts: 249Member
    Joined: Sep 07, 2011
    nice thread ren :)

    If anyone here kailangan ng taxi for airport pickup, pwede po ako joke hehehe.

    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)

  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @sohc
    Thanks! Most credits on you dahil ikaw nagsimula ng Adelaide pasok. hehe

    Lets make Adelaide "pinoy new migrant friendly". Since lahat naman tayo dumaan dito. Well actually until now new migrant pa din ang classification ko :P

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

    Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

    “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

  • mallowsmallows Sydney
    Posts: 10Member
    Joined: Sep 26, 2012
    Hi! ask ko lang po san ok mag paship ng gamit from manila to adelaide? thanks
  • RobertSGRobertSG North Ryde
    Posts: 290Member
    Joined: Jul 05, 2012
    Hi Ms @Ren and Sir @sohc plan dn po nmen Adelaide :)
    Sana tuloy tuloy na [-O<

    Aug 23, 2012 - Skill Assessment submission to ACS
    Sep 11, 2012 - 1st IELTS result fail, retake!
    Sep 25, 2012 - ACS Assessment Positive
    Oct 30, 2012 - 2nd IELTS result fail, I won't give up!
    Nov 1, 2012 - Submitted SA SS and EOI (190)
    Dec 13, 2012 -3rd IELTS result L&S=7.5 R=9.0 W=7.0 Thank youuuuu Lord!
    Dec 13, 2012 - Updated EOI (included 189)
    Dec 17, 2012 - Received 189 invitation from DIAC
    Dec 19, 2012 - Lodge 189 & received DIAC ack
    Jan 12, 2013 - Medicals uploaded according to SATA
    Feb 28, 2013 - CO Allocated, Team 6 (AC)
    Mar 13, 2013 - SG PCC Uploaded
    May 9, 2013 - VISA Grant, 12-Jan-2014 IED
    Oct 16, 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Nov 11, 2013 - 1st day @ work

    Jesus answered, ‘It is written…’ Matthew 4:4, NIV.

  • sheryl0126sheryl0126 Melbourne
    Posts: 44Member
    Joined: Jul 01, 2012
    Wow padami na tau ng padami, may filipino community na talaga sa Adelaide :)

    @RobertSG - just keep going, tuloy tuloy na yan.. :) lahat naman pedeng makuha sa practice, patience, determination, of course faith & prayers! it doesn't matter if matagal or paulit ulit, what matter is you're doing it and you're not loosing hope. Inch by inch & everything is a cinch nga sabi nila.. :) Gud luck sa next IELTS exam.. Im from SG rin pala before ng-move d2.. See you soon :)
  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @mallows hi there, hmm I'm not sure, I never tried you can inquire sa LBC kasi may branch din sila dito. I guess depending kung gaano kalaki ung iship mo. Furniture etc ba?

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

    Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

    “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

  • donkingdonking Melbourne
    Posts: 258Member
    Joined: May 24, 2012
    Hi Ren... we'll be coming onshore by March 2013 same ni glaiza.... Kita kits. Hi glaiza and nylram... tuloy ba EB? :-D

    April 24, 2011 - Submitted CDR to EA
    May 6, 2011 - IELTS BC OBS 7.0
    August 25, 2011 - Received positive assessment from EA
    February 22, 2012 - Resat IELTS IDP OBS 7.5
    April 13, 2012 - Applied SS SA
    May 1, 2012 - Received positive response from SA
    May 10, 2012 - Pre-lodgement to DIAC
    May 31, 2012 - Lodgement to DIAC
    May 31, 2012 - South Australia sent form 1100 to DIAC
    June 4, 2012 - application being processed further...
    June 4, 2012 - C.O. allocated
    June 4, 2012 - request for PCC and medicals
    June 6, 2012 - Medicals done
    June 7, 2012 - NBI
    June 8, 2012 - further medical results received
    June 27, 2012 - All medicals finalised
    July 2, 2012 - Visa Grant

  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @donking See you here! :)

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

    Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 (SA State Sponsored 475) 21.8.10 IELTS/ 7.12.09 AIMS assessment/ 25.03.11 SA SS approved/ 27.03.11 VISA lodge DIAC/ 03.05.11 VISA grant/ 25.06.11 Initial Entry/17.10.11 Work/ 08.01.14 PR/ Citizen 30.08.16

    “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”
    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

  • nylram_1981nylram_1981 Sydney
    Posts: 255Member
    Joined: Jun 23, 2011
    @donking : wala pang date dun sa thread ni rbolants. pero sure attendance kami dun ni husband :)

    MAIN Applicant: ME - 262113 Systems Administrator, Jan2012 / IELTS: Proficient
    Secondary: Husband - 312211 Civil Engr Draftsperson, Mar2011 / IELTS: Competent
    Apr 16 2012 - Received rejection letter from NSW :(
    Aug 15 2012 - SA SS approval :)
    Aug 26 2012 - Lodge visa 190 application
    Oct 06 2012 - CO allocation (Team 33, gsm.brisbane, VL)
    Oct 30 2012 - Job verification by AU embassy in Manila
    Oct 31 2012 - Finish line! :) VISA GRANT
    Feb 20 2013 - Flight to Sydney, tourista mode muna :)
    Mar 04 2013 - Flight to Adelaide
    Thank u lord :)

  • RobertSGRobertSG North Ryde
    Posts: 290Member
    Joined: Jul 05, 2012
    Salamat Ms @sheryl0126 :) for ur advise. And tama po kayu, patience, patience, practice, prayers...
    from SG dn pla kayu, kamusta po Adelaide vs SG? Based on experience, how much po pinaka murang accomodation there?

    Aug 23, 2012 - Skill Assessment submission to ACS
    Sep 11, 2012 - 1st IELTS result fail, retake!
    Sep 25, 2012 - ACS Assessment Positive
    Oct 30, 2012 - 2nd IELTS result fail, I won't give up!
    Nov 1, 2012 - Submitted SA SS and EOI (190)
    Dec 13, 2012 -3rd IELTS result L&S=7.5 R=9.0 W=7.0 Thank youuuuu Lord!
    Dec 13, 2012 - Updated EOI (included 189)
    Dec 17, 2012 - Received 189 invitation from DIAC
    Dec 19, 2012 - Lodge 189 & received DIAC ack
    Jan 12, 2013 - Medicals uploaded according to SATA
    Feb 28, 2013 - CO Allocated, Team 6 (AC)
    Mar 13, 2013 - SG PCC Uploaded
    May 9, 2013 - VISA Grant, 12-Jan-2014 IED
    Oct 16, 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Nov 11, 2013 - 1st day @ work

    Jesus answered, ‘It is written…’ Matthew 4:4, NIV.

  • nylram_1981nylram_1981 Sydney
    Posts: 255Member
    Joined: Jun 23, 2011
    edited November 2012
    @Ren : ask ko lng po.

    - pano kung wala kaming makuhang haus prior to arrival, may mga mura ba dyang hotel for temporary accomodation?
    - tapos cyempre wala naman kaming sundo, ano po sasakyan namin papuntang accomodation namin from the airport? bus or train?
    - may nabasa tong husband ko, wala pa daw kuryente ung mga haus dyan pag nakuha, ung bagong tenant pa ung magpapakabit? is that true? pano naman un dadating kami ng weekend? may magkakabit ng power?

    censya na po. dami ko tanong..hehe

    MAIN Applicant: ME - 262113 Systems Administrator, Jan2012 / IELTS: Proficient
    Secondary: Husband - 312211 Civil Engr Draftsperson, Mar2011 / IELTS: Competent
    Apr 16 2012 - Received rejection letter from NSW :(
    Aug 15 2012 - SA SS approval :)
    Aug 26 2012 - Lodge visa 190 application
    Oct 06 2012 - CO allocation (Team 33, gsm.brisbane, VL)
    Oct 30 2012 - Job verification by AU embassy in Manila
    Oct 31 2012 - Finish line! :) VISA GRANT
    Feb 20 2013 - Flight to Sydney, tourista mode muna :)
    Mar 04 2013 - Flight to Adelaide
    Thank u lord :)

  • kairoskairos Melbourne
    Posts: 22Member
    Joined: Oct 07, 2012
    edited November 2012
    @nylram_1981

    - pano kung wala kaming makuhang haus prior to arrival, may mga mura ba dyang hotel for temporary accomodation?
    Medyo mahal ang hotel. Yung iba naghohostel. Pero in our case, months before we arrived here we booked a 2 bedroom unit sa student accomodation. Akala nga namin di kami papayagan kasi di naman kami students, pero inaccept namin nila yung application. Nagdeposit lang kami ng around 500 AUD via bank draft to secure the place.

    Ito yung site nila http://www.studentliving.com.au/kent-town. Shared nga lang ang kitchen pero Ok na din kasi medyo malapit sa CBD, around 15-20 minute walk lang.

    Pwede ka din magpost dito sa forum baka may naghahanap ng ka share sa unit or house.

    - tapos cyempre wala naman kaming sundo, ano po sasakyan namin papuntang accomodation namin from the airport? bus or train?

    Merong bus na dumadaan sa Airport going to the CBD pero I would suggest na magtaxi na lang kayo lalo na kung madami kayo bagahe around 20-25 AUD ang pamasahe. Yung bus naman is 4.9 AUD per person.

    - may nabasa tong husband ko, wala pa daw kuryente ung mga haus dyan pag nakuha, ung bagong tenant pa ung magpapakabit? is that true? pano naman un dadating kami ng weekend? may magkakabit ng power?
    Kung house and kukunin nyo, kayo nga ang kailangan magpakabit ng kuryente at gas.
    Kami after 2 days after we requested nakabit yung kuryente at gas namin.
    Nagkakabit sila during weekends pero may extra cost.

    Medyo mahirap din pala makakuha ng house kung wala pa kayo dito kasi they prefer you inspect the house prior. Nagtry din kasi kami kumuha ng house before arriving here pero yun ang email palagi sa amin. Tapos isa pa sa mga requirements is proof of financial capacity and previous tenancy contract. So medyo mahirap pero pwede nyo ding itry baka malas lang kami that time.

    Nakakuha din naman kami ng house after namin tumira sa Student Living.

    censya na po. dami ko tanong..hehe

    262112 ICT SECURITY SPECIALIST (VE 176 SA State Sponsored)
    Apr 27 2011 - ACS Skills Assessment 262112
    Jul 12 2011 - ACT State Sponsorship
    Aug 8 2011 - SA State Sponsorship
    Aug 9 2011- Visa Lodgement
    Sep 27 2011 - Visa Grant
    Jan 20 2012 - Arrival in SA
    Jan 30 2012 - Started job hunting
    Feb 27 2012 - Started working as Systems Administrator

  • emjdeeemjdee Melbourne
    Posts: 84Member
    Joined: Jun 28, 2012
    Iadvertise ko lang ulit :) Trying to help lang po our Pinay landlady. ;) Thanks!

    To those who are coming to Adelaide soon, we currently have two vacant fully furnished rooms here in our house. Yung isa queen sized bed, yung isa naman king sized bed. The house is 20 mins away from CBD by bus. Bus stop going to the city is located just outside the house. House is also near to St. Martins Catholic Church, Coles and Asian Grocery. Rent is at 150 p/w (inclusive of utilities).

    PM me if interested. Thanks.
  • sheryl0126sheryl0126 Melbourne
    Posts: 44Member
    Joined: Jul 01, 2012
    edited November 2012
    @RobertSG - ung post ni emjdee mura na un.. you can try to check on easyrommate.com.au, realestate.com.au and gumtree.com.au para mgka-idea ka kung how much pinakamura.. Depende sa location, no of bedrooms, age & style ng house/unit, fully furnished or not, ung price ng rent.. Check ka rin d2 sa forum every now & then, may mga nghahanap rin na pinoy na makakasama sa haus. :)

    Based on experience, there's a big difference here in terms of people's attitude, benefits from govt and work/life balance. I noticed na mas polite ang mga tao d2 compared sa SG, gov't promotes work, health and life balance kaya your boss can't force you to stay in the office to work, bosses are open-minded and not bossy, instead they treat one another equally, may flexibility especially to parents who needs to take care of their kids, pag PR ka na may medicare benefits ka, rent assistance benefit, child benefits and other family related tax benefits, not crowded in trains, buses, malls & everywhere (even in casino!), you will experience 4 seasons weather unlike in SG na humid and tropical climate the whole year round, currency exchange rate is higher than Sg if converted in peso, though the tax rate is significantly higher here as well as some of the everyday living costs are more expensive than SG, however, based on experience, mas malaki pa rin net profit or mase-save ko for a month compared to SG basically because your net pay is still higher despite the higher tax..landed houses is cheaper than SG, for obvious reason that only the riches can buy landed properties in SG. I havent compared an HDB in SG and a landed house here, but based on rental price of a room, nde ngkakalayo ng rent ng room sa haus here against room rental in an HDB. Another most important advantage is that you could enjoy having dual citizenship here while SG is just to selfish that you have to renounce being a Filipino if you want to be a Singaporean citizen. :P

    Well, as for the negative side of it, in my opinion it's just so minimal that the pros really outweigh much more than its consequences - the shops usually closed at 5pm, hawkers are not everywhere, hence, mas advisable that you cook at home. Nde mo na pede gawin d2 ung araw2 kkain ka sa food court, kaya you could be healthier as eating outside will just tempt you to take junk and not so healthy foods. :) Mas mahal fare kung uuwe ka ng pinas, kaya i-sponsor mo n lng immediate family relatives mo para nde ka na lagi uuwe ng pinas! hehe ;) Others are using miles/krisflyer to book airfare for free and that is really a super clever move, which im also planning to do the next time.. :)
  • RenRen Adelaide, SA
    Posts: 217Member
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
    @nylram_1981

    Thanks Kairos great answer!

    Idagdag ko lang; Other option for accommodation would be to look at www.gumtree.com and au.easyroommate.com . It wouldnt hurt to post here at least a month or two before kayo dumating sa adelaide. Another option is backpackers http://backpackoz.com.au/

    Hope that helps. :)

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1

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