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New Migrants... Please Share your Initial Entry Budget!

wizardofOzwizardofOz BrisbanePosts: 1,342Member
edited January 2015 in General
Hi Guys... create lang sana ako thread on how much budget did you prepare or are currently preparing for your initial entry... For example:

Budget for Family of 3, for 6 months (assuming with no work or with work for this duration):
Initial Entry City: Sydney, NSW

Airfare: $XXXX (Qantas,etc..)
Rent: $XXX pw (specify type of accommodation if available, e.g. hotel, relative/friend's house, etc)
Food: $$$XXX
Transpo: $XXX
Shopping: (i.e. did you buy some stuffs for your move to Oz.. e.g. some new clothing, gamit/supplies sa bahay, etc…)
Logistic Cost: (e.g. did you ship some of your stuffs to Oz..)

etc... etc..

Although may separate thread na about “Sharing Weekly Budget”, gusto ko lang sana malaman yung budgeting before the initial entry phase, kasi yung sa kabilang thread, usually may mga work and have settled na for sometime in Oz and medyo may financial freedom na kahit papaano…

Thank you in advance for sharing!

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12/13/14: Completed Initial Entry - Sydney

Comments

  • gerarddsgerardds North Ryde
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    pre eto initial budget namin

    Airfare: $1,000 Airasia for 4 pax (1 way)
    Rent: $235 per week as we are temporary sharing with my wife's friend
    Food: $200
    Transpo: $100 roughly (opal card for 4)pw
    shopping and medyo malaki hehe

    sa ngayon mahirap maghanap ng house/apartment for rent bukas magviewing kami ng 7 units ranging from $390 - $450 pw kasi marami ring nagviview
    so based on others' estimation for family, mas mabuting magdala ng around $15k
    kasi may 1 month deposit + 2 weeks advance usually sa mga rents, tapos kelangan na may funds ka or work na proof para maapprove yung rent mo


    3 dependents: wife and two kids

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    edited January 2015
    pre eto initial budget namin

    Airfare: $1,000 Airasia for 4 pax (1 way)
    Rent: $235 per week as we are temporary sharing with my wife's friend
    Food: $200
    Transpo: $100 roughly (opal card for 4)pw
    shopping and medyo malaki hehe

    sa ngayon mahirap maghanap ng house/apartment for rent bukas magviewing kami ng 7 units ranging from $390 - $450 pw kasi marami ring nagviview
    so based on others' estimation for family, mas mabuting magdala ng around $15k
    kasi may 1 month deposit + 2 weeks advance usually sa mga rents, tapos kelangan na may funds ka or work na proof para maapprove yung rent mo


    Sana sama din ung location (i.e. Melbourne, Sydney, etc.). Paano pla mag sked/ confirm ng viewing (email/ tawagan ang agent)? Sa service apartment ba ready ung wifi? Pwede ba magluto (electric or lpg)? pwede ba dun walang contract basta magbayad lang ng bond at weekly payments? Sensya daming tanong, plano nmin sana kasi service apartment sa CBD one bedroom.

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  • clickbuddy2009clickbuddy2009 Sydney
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    @vhoythoy, yung tinatawag na service apartment bro ay kumpleto ng gamit yun. Normally yun ang nirrentahan ng mga may temporary business trips at sobrang napakamahal ng per day doon. Yung first few months namin dito, sa service apartment kami nakatira at yung company ko ang nagbabayad. Ang pagkakaalam ko ay $200+ per day ang bayad doon. Ganoon din ang tinitirhan namin sa Brisbane kapag pinapadala ako ng company doon.

    Ang normal apartment naman ay madalas walang gamit at lahat ng utilities ay ikaw ang magpapakabit. Ang viewing isset ng agent kapag meron nang enough number of applicants. Makikita mo yan sa www.realestate.com.au, nakalagay ang date and time ng viewing, or kung wala pang date, nakalagay naman ay "No inspection available." Kelangan mong kontakin ang agent thru text or email kung interested ka to view the property. Yung apartment namin ngayon, ako lahat ang bumili ng gamit at ako rin ang nagpakabit lahat ng utilities.

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  • clickbuddy2009clickbuddy2009 Sydney
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    Initial entry budget is almost similar din naman sa weekly budget na naishare sa kabilang thread. Ang kaibahan lang talaga is syempre given na yung airfare ninyo. Yung malaking factor cguro na uubos ng baon ninyo ay kung magrrent kayo ng whole house or unit tapos kayo pa ang mamimili ng lahat ng gamit sa bahay. Cguro sa mga unang linggo puro kain pa kayo nyan sa labas lalo na kung kulang pa mga gamit pangluto ninyo. Mahirap sa una lalo kung may kasama kayong kids, unlike kung single or couple pa lang, madali pa kayo maghouse sharing. If that's the case, rent lang cguro pproblemahin nyo at personal na gamit sa kusina.

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    edited January 2015
    @vhoythoy, yung tinatawag na service apartment bro ay kumpleto ng gamit yun. Normally yun ang nirrentahan ng mga may temporary business trips at sobrang napakamahal ng per day doon. Yung first few months namin dito, sa service apartment kami nakatira at yung company ko ang nagbabayad. Ang pagkakaalam ko ay $200+ per day ang bayad doon. Ganoon din ang tinitirhan namin sa Brisbane kapag pinapadala ako ng company doon.

    Ang normal apartment naman ay madalas walang gamit at lahat ng utilities ay ikaw ang magpapakabit. Ang viewing isset ng agent kapag meron nang enough number of applicants. Makikita mo yan sa www.realestate.com.au, nakalagay ang date and time ng viewing, or kung wala pang date, nakalagay naman ay "No inspection available." Kelangan mong kontakin ang agent thru text or email kung interested ka to view the property. Yung apartment namin ngayon, ako lahat ang bumili ng gamit at ako rin ang nagpakabit lahat ng utilities.
    Sa rental.au meron kasi apartment 1 bedroom nsa 300-400 price tapos bond is around 1800+. ikaw lahat papakabit ng utilities nun? Ano anong utilities ang papakabit and mabilis lang ba? how much gastos usually pakabit? May min ba na contract months or bond lang then weekly payments? Ano ba usually lutuan jan sa mga apartment? nung nag hotel kasi kami electric, eh mas sanay ako sa lpg =)

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  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Brisbane
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    edited January 2015
    I stayed in serviced apartments, in Sydney sa 'Oaks on Castlereagh', mga 7 mins walk to Central Station... 6 days nasa $800 inabot..

    Then sa Melbourne, I stayed at 'Aura on Flinders' apartment, mga 10 mins walk to Flinders Station.. 4 days, almost $500 binayaran ko..

    Maganda yung Aura on Flinders, 1BR apartment good for a couple with 1 or 2 small kids.. kumpleto sa gamit with a full-sized kitchen, and it even has its own washer/dryer sa loob mismo nung apartment unit mo. Libre na rin lahat pati unlimited wifi... Convenient kasi along Flinders na daanan ng tram then mga 10mins walk to Southern Cross station din if you'd like to take a bus to the airport..

    So pwede na sya if you want to stay a while, habang naghahanap ng murang apartment

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    Kami naman nag stay sa langham hotel melbourne for 3 days plus bfast sa melba raustaurant nila package parang more than 1,000 for 3 days wahahaha. Pero paglabas mo kasi yarra na, then lumipat kami sa oaks in william much cheaper pero ok din pwede magluto malayo layo lang near sya sa victoria market

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    Sa trip advisor kasi ako tumitingin. I might try next time ung alto at bourke kasi medyo right lang price and nasa gitna tlaga sya ng cbd. Sana makalipat kami agad sa mrang apartment kasi konti lang budget =(

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  • clickbuddy2009clickbuddy2009 Sydney
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    edited January 2015
    @vhoythoy, sorry, meron na pala nakakabit na water, at elect sa house. Ibig ko pala sabihin ay kelangan mo muna itawag sa service provider na magoopen ka ng account sa kanila para mailipat sa name mo ung metro. Yung internet/phone/cable lang ang wala and it could take up to a week bago mo matanggap yung package. Ikaw din ang magsset up nun sa house. Hehehe..

    If I remember correctly, yung internet ko lang ata ang may connection fee na $80 if i'm not mistaken. Sa minimum contract naman sa rent, 6months ata. Pero mas prefer nila ang 1year contract. Bond will always be 6weeks rental. Sa cover letter ko nga, sinasabi kong willing ako magpay ng higher sa bond para lang masecure ang unit pero 6weeks pa rin talaga pinapabayaran kc may batas ata na di pwedeng lumagpas sa 6weeks ang bond na hihingiin sa tenant.

    Yung sa lutuan, ano yung electric? You mean yung induction cooker yung walang apoy? Depende yan sa unit na makukuha mo, meron induction cooker meron din normal gas range.

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    @vhoythoy, sorry, meron na pala nakakabit na water, at elect sa house. Ibig ko pala sabihin ay kelangan mo muna itawag sa service provider na magoopen ka ng account sa kanila para mailipat sa name mo ung metro. Yung internet/phone/cable lang ang wala and it could take up to a week bago mo matanggap yung package. Ikaw din ang magsset up nun sa house. Hehehe..

    If I remember correctly, yung internet ko lang ata ang may connection fee na $80 if i'm not mistaken. Sa minimum contract naman sa rent, 6months ata. Pero mas prefer nila ang 1year contract. Bond will always be 6weeks rental. Sa cover letter ko nga, sinasabi kong willing ako magpay ng higher sa bond para lang masecure ang unit pero 6weeks pa rin talaga pinapabayaran kc may batas ata na di pwedeng lumagpas sa 6weeks ang bond na hihingiin sa tenant.

    Yung sa lutuan, ano yung electric? You mean yung induction cooker yung walang apoy? Depende yan sa unit na makukuha mo, meron induction cooker meron din normal gas range.
    yup induction cooker di ako sanay dun nakasunog ako ng kawali dun usually sa mga hotel un haha. Ah ok, 6 months pwede na. 1 bedroom apartment din target namin sana makakuha or in case may makita na rentals dito sa pinoy au. how about mga gamit like bed, bed frame, furnitures, tv kasama na rin ba or dagdag sa gastos?

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  • clickbuddy2009clickbuddy2009 Sydney
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    edited January 2015
    @vhoythoy, meron din namang mga fully furnished na unit pero kadalasan unfurnish ang mga paupahan dito. Naaalala ko nung bagong lipat kami, 1month ata akong nagassemble ng mga furnitures. Hahaha... Kung sarili mo lahat ng gamit, di ka magaalangan sa paggamit nito. Unlike kung sa owner lahat ng gamit sa bahay, baka di ka maging kumportable umupo sa mga sofa at baka masira or baka maparanoid ka sa pagbubukas ng mga cabinets or drawers at baka magkalas kalas. Haha...

    Nga pala, pili kayo ng unit na walang carpet or hindi wood ang sahig. Napakahigpit nila dito sa mga sira sa bahay. Kahit yung maliliit na gasgas or sulat sa dingding, napapansin yan during inspection. Kapag wood ang sahig, naku katakot takot na gasgas yan lalo na kapag may bata sa bahay.

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    edited January 2015
    @vhoythoy, meron din namang mga fully furnished na unit pero kadalasan unfurnish ang mga paupahan dito. Naaalala ko nung bagong lipat kami, 1month ata akong nagassemble ng mga furnitures. Hahaha...

    Nga pala, pili kayo ng unit na walang carpet or hindi wood ang sahig. Napakahigpit nila dito sa mga sira sa bahay. Kahit yung maliliit na gasgas or sulat sa dingding, napapansin yan during inspection. Kapag wood ang sahig, naku katakot takot na gasgas yan lalo na kapag may bata sa bahay. .
    Ah, salamat. Uu may kasama bata kaya mahirap

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    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

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  • clickbuddy2009clickbuddy2009 Sydney
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    Sa minimum contract naman sa rent, 6months ata. Pero mas prefer nila ang 1year contract. Bond will always be 6weeks rental. Sa cover letter ko nga, sinasabi kong willing ako magpay ng higher sa bond para lang masecure ang unit pero 6weeks pa rin talaga pinapabayaran kc may batas ata na di pwedeng lumagpas sa 6weeks ang bond na hihingiin sa tenant.
    Sorry, mali pala yung sa bond. 4 weeks lang pala at 2weeks advance rent ang unang bayad.

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    05 Nov 2013 - Submitted SS application
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    24 Dec 2013 - Lodged Visa 190
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  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Brisbane
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    edited January 2015
    pre eto initial budget namin

    Airfare: $1,000 Airasia for 4 pax (1 way)
    Rent: $235 per week as we are temporary sharing with my wife's friend
    Food: $200
    Transpo: $100 roughly (opal card for 4)pw
    shopping and medyo malaki hehe

    sa ngayon mahirap maghanap ng house/apartment for rent bukas magviewing kami ng 7 units ranging from $390 - $450 pw kasi marami ring nagviview
    so based on others' estimation for family, mas mabuting magdala ng around $15k
    kasi may 1 month deposit + 2 weeks advance usually sa mga rents, tapos kelangan na may funds ka or work na proof para maapprove yung rent mo


    Bro musta nakapag-IE na rin pala kayo ng mga kids nyo, Congrats! Saang City nga kayo ulet?

    Based sa estimation nyo.. yung $15K mga ilang months aabutin yun like sa case nyo na Family of 3?

    Nominated Occupation: Plant or Production Engineer (ANZSCO 233513)

    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

  • wackswacks Singapore
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: May 22, 2014
    Hi po,

    just want to ask if anu kailangan if Initial Entry? need po ba ng PDOS if mangagaling sa SG?

    thanks po
  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Brisbane
    Posts: 1,342Member
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    @wacks kung manggagaling ka ng SG, no need na ng PDOS/CFO Sticker...

    If manggagaling ka ng Pinas, Yes need ng PDOS

    Nominated Occupation: Plant or Production Engineer (ANZSCO 233513)

    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

  • wackswacks Singapore
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: May 22, 2014
    @wizardofOz , thanks po.. God Bless!!!
  • johnvangiejohnvangie Melbourne
    Posts: 686Member
    Joined: Oct 14, 2013
    Budget namin Family of 3 kami.
    MELBOURNE - 15km from CBD
    House - $350 per week (4 bedroom) or $1521 per month
    Power - $96 regular monthly debit (Dodo)
    Gas - $60 regular monthly debit (Dodo)
    Water - $60
    Internet - $60 per month (Dodo)
    Food/Groceries/Toiletries - $130 per week
    Petrol - $85 per month (6km away drive to work everyday)
    Mobile Load Prepaid - $19 for 3 months x 2

    Nominated Occupation : Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    12/15/13 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :8.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 6.5 ]
    01/17/14 - Submit CDR to Engineers Australia.
    02/15/14 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :9.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 7.0 ]
    05/29/14 - EA positive assessment as Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    06/02/14 - EA Letter Received. Lodge EOI 65points.
    06/09/14 - Received invitation to lodge Visa 189.
    06/12/14 - Lodge Visa 189. Upload Docs/Form 80.
    07/14/14 - Medicals @ SLEC Global.
    07/15/14 - Upload NBI. (NBI Valid until July 4, 2015).
    07/17/14 - CO Allocated. Team 7 GSM Adelaide ( CO : LM )
    07/21/14 - VISA GRANT! Thank You Lord! IED : 07/04/15
    02/06/15 - Hubby in Melbourne (Jobhunting)
    03/27/15 - Me and my son in Melbourne
    04/07/15 - Hubby 1st day of job
    08/24/15 - My 1st day in BP, Thank you Lord God Jesus!

    Enjoying the wonderful life in Oz, abundant blessings indeed :-)

  • aja5810aja5810 Melbourne
    Posts: 34Member
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Hi everyone, Dun po sa mga residing na sa AU especially po sa Sydney...mag iinquire lang po if for couple S$30k for a year budget, enough po ba na baon ito? Thanks in advance po sa mga mag aadvise...
  • elordelord Petaling Jaya
    Posts: 17Member
    Joined: Oct 21, 2015
    @gerardds , hi po...i'm from Malaysia din and planning to have my big move this year...tanong ko lang po ano pong Shipping Logistic company ang pinagpadalhan nyo ? thanks!
  • gerarddsgerardds North Ryde
    Posts: 221Member
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    hi @elord, di kami gumamit ng shipping company, binenta namin mga gamit like appliances then yung mga gamit sa bahay,company naman mayari kaya mga damit lang dala namin.
    yung mga gamit sa bahay puede naman kayo dito na bumili kahit mga second hand muna, tingin ka sa gumtree.

    3 dependents: wife and two kids

    ANZSCO 261311-Analyst Programmer
    2013-11-08 ACS + total 10 Years credited
    2014-03-11 IELTS OBS 7
    2014-07-12 EOI Lodged
    2014-07-14 NSW State Submitted
    2014-08-11 PCC Malaysia Applied
    2014-08-18 PCC Malaysia Rcvd
    2014-08-26 NSW Invited
    2014-09-05 Visa Lodged
    2014-09-13 Medical
    2014-09-15 NBI Applied
    2014-09-22 Medical Completed
    2014-09-26 NBI Rcvd
    2014-09-30 Frontloaded All docs
    2014-10-29 Direct Grant!!! IED - 2015-08-18

    2014-11-23 Wife Initial Entry to prepare and look for apartment
    2014-12-02 Wife Fulltime job
    2014-12-24 Kids,Myself Entry
    2014-12-24 - 2014-01-05 Vacation Mode
    2015-01-08 - Work From Home (Online from prev company)
    and Casual Work (part time)
    2015-01-28 Kids First day of School
    2015-02-09 - job offer 1
    2015-02-10 - job offer 2
    2015-02-16 - First Day of Job
    2015-03-07 - Passed Driving Knowledge Test
    2015-03-20 - Passed Driving Test (Full License)

  • pmzinozpmzinoz Sydney
    Posts: 239Member
    Joined: Jul 01, 2013
    @johnvangie Hello, ano pong mobile provider ang gamit nyo? $19/3 months?
  • johnvangiejohnvangie Melbourne
    Posts: 686Member
    Joined: Oct 14, 2013
    Hello @pmzinoz . Sorry for very late reply. Virgin po. Prepaid.

    Nominated Occupation : Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    12/15/13 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :8.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 6.5 ]
    01/17/14 - Submit CDR to Engineers Australia.
    02/15/14 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :9.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 7.0 ]
    05/29/14 - EA positive assessment as Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    06/02/14 - EA Letter Received. Lodge EOI 65points.
    06/09/14 - Received invitation to lodge Visa 189.
    06/12/14 - Lodge Visa 189. Upload Docs/Form 80.
    07/14/14 - Medicals @ SLEC Global.
    07/15/14 - Upload NBI. (NBI Valid until July 4, 2015).
    07/17/14 - CO Allocated. Team 7 GSM Adelaide ( CO : LM )
    07/21/14 - VISA GRANT! Thank You Lord! IED : 07/04/15
    02/06/15 - Hubby in Melbourne (Jobhunting)
    03/27/15 - Me and my son in Melbourne
    04/07/15 - Hubby 1st day of job
    08/24/15 - My 1st day in BP, Thank you Lord God Jesus!

    Enjoying the wonderful life in Oz, abundant blessings indeed :-)

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