Hello guys! Kamusta?
Matatapos na ang first quarter. Ambilis! Akalain mo, naka 3 years na pala kami dito sa Sydney nung January.
This is a brief story of how a Filipino family started their journey in Sydney. We will share the things we considered as a family when we moved from the Philippines, and from Singapore to Australia. We will also discuss the things that we missed to plan and did not expect when moving to Australia.
After almost 6 years of staying in Singapore, I still can’t believe that we are already here in Australia. I was a nurse in Singapore – Click here for my journey as a nurse in Singapore.
Seems like yesterday when we were just eyeing this country (since 2015). But it did not take long before our prayers were answered. God really knows what our hearts’ desire. Sabi
And truly, He keeps His promises. We arrived here last January 7, 2016. We were blessed to come here after Christmas and New Year. O
This was our first time traveling to Australia. In fact, it was our first 8-hour trip. Although our flight was 6 hours delayed, we were still very thankful that we arrived safely and no other hassle. Smooth
We were welcomed by Tita Alma and Tito Ed whom we stayed during our first month in Sydney which by the way if not for the help of our friend Glenn, we might have difficulty finding a place to stay. Maraming
During our first month,
Maliit lang pero kasya naman kami. Although, sa totoo lang, medyo nakakailang na may kasamang ibang tao lalo hindi mo naman talaga kilala, or hindi mo family or friends.
It wasn’t that easy. May times na sa room na lang kami kumakain kasi medyo nakakahiya at hindi naman kami included sa family. Ang iniisip na lang namin nun, ok lang, at least magkakasama na kaming tatlo. 😉
Ang tagal din kaya naming LDR (long distance relationship) nila Marshall. Naiwan na namin sya sa Pinas 1 month old pa lang sya tapos kami ni Dada nasa Singapore. Ikukwento ko din yung Maalaala Mo Kaya moment ko nun! haha! Naku madami dami din akong LDR stories with Marshall and Dada. Pero next time naman yun! 😉
So ayun nga, etong pagpunta namin sa Australia, masayang masaya talaga kami kasi finally, magkakasama na kami. Thank you Lord! 😉
So for those planning to come here, it would be better to check the weather and just to be safe, bring some clothes good for both warm and cold climate. Hindi
At that time, since we were still stabilizing ourselves, tight
Wag nyo na itry icompute at baka mastress pa kayo. Nagmove on na kami sa stress na yan! hehe!
As per budget conversation with Dada, we were torn between choosing to get a car or look for a unit to rent so we will be more comfortable.
After careful consideration, we decided to get a car first. Primarily, Rod needs it for his work. Another thing is the fact that public transportation costs much more expensive compared to driving your own transport. Trains and buses are also not always accessible. Pag may
In terms of rental, there are a lot of rental units and rooms available, but there is also a high demand for tenancy both locals and foreigners. And I learned that owners and agents do thorough research on the applying tenants’ profile.
There are groups like Filomates Community and Pinoy Au Sydney which you can join to learn or inquire regarding rentals, visa, job opportunities etc. There’s also Filomates Mummies where mums exchange ideas and gather for some playdates with their bubbas. We are very thankful that there are quite a number of people who are willing to help and reach out to those new migrants like us.
Though we are already on our 3rd year here in Sydney, we are still on the process of stabilizing ourselves, learning and understanding their culture, achieving our goals, and a lot more. One of the biggest blessings we received here so far is achieving my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse in Australia – Click here to see my journey. There are still massive things to take note for migrants and those still thinking of moving to Australia. We know we will get through it one step at a time with the help of our Lord and the people continuously loving and supporting us. I’d like to say that we are still on a “honeymoon stage” as a family. 😉
Hala ang dami ko na palang nakwento! 1st month pa lang namin yan pero exciting na diba!
Ayan! Madami dami pang kwento sa mga susunod na kabanata! Magsasampay pa pala ko!
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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6 thoughts on “Reminiscing our 1st month in Sydney – a Filipino family’s starting life in Australia”
Nakakatuwa ang post mo, parang diary lang but I can feel your anxieties and excitement as well 🙂 Goodluck to you and take care always. I also have dreams of living abroad, if it’s God will, it will happen.
Thank you Mommy Lani! We just want to share stories that would inspire individual and families dreaming of living abroad. Mahirap sa umpisa but it’ll be worthy. Good luck to you too, and if I will be of any help, don’t hesitate to message me. 🙂
Been here in australia for 6 years but been in sydney almost 3 months now and shockers talaga ang sydney 😅 thanks for sharing your blog
Hi Shirley! I laughed at shockers talaga ang Sydney! True! 😉 sang state kayo galing?
Hi! Can you tell us also pano ung step by step process mo from SG to AUS? Thanks 😉
Hi John! Sure, magandang kwento nga yan! Iline up namin yan sa mga susunod na kabanata ;))