Posts

Currently

Out and About, Finding My Luck

Image
Three weeks ago, Paolo and I made a random decision to put my resume online. Since my uncle was here for almost three weeks, we took advantage of the opportunity to attend to interviews while he looked after Leon at home. Was the experience easy? Did I get a job?
Honestly, it was tough,
I'm sure most of the migrants could relate to this  - finding a job abroad is never easy. Aside from the fact that most companies prefer someone with local experience, you also compete with thousands of locals who speaks better English than you, who holds a degree from a locally acclaimed University. Hence, you have to face the fact that whether you like it or not, regardless of your educational background, and the years of experience you had in the Philippines, you really have to start from scratch - again. Well, unless you study for a certificate or a diploma course here in Austalia, or you have an extensive IT background, or graduated or be sponsored to work here - you can easily get a job here…

A Day In Featherdale Zoo

Image
A month after we have visited Featherdale Wildlife Park, I finally found some time to write about our experience. It was a random decision that my husband made one Saturday. He was aching to do something new, different from our usual grocery and mall routine, hence the decision to visit a zoo!  Paolo then drove us to Featherdale, located in the Blacktown suburb. For just 30 AUD per adult, (kids under 4 enter for free) we got the chance have a personal encounter with the roos, koalas, wallabies and see different animals. Upon entry, a group of wallabies was excited to get feed. For about 2dollars a cup, you can get a cup full of feeds to for the animals. Luckily, other tourists gave us theirs for free and the brave little boy was just too happy to feed them. Repeatedly, he kept on saying,  Mommyy, wallabies are eating!"

Then we head to get up close and personal to those cute looking koalas. They are so cute and sleepy that I just want to take them home -- even my son would agree. H…

A Lesson Learned By A Stay-at-Home-Mom

Image
Wait, what, it's June?? Time is flying so fast that I did not realize that we're approaching half 2017 already. I have been very preoccupied adjusting to our new life here in Sydney and just recently, I decided to take in some freelance online work to earn a little while I stay at home. Things had been very difficult lately, and I must say, all the stress from adjusting, to learning chores, to managing time and taking in extra work must have taken a toll on my health. While I post exciting discoveries and family bonding activities on my Facebook and Instagram pages, I was also dealing with some health struggles here in Sydney. Apart from my recurring pimple infections on weird parts of my body, non-stop flu, and stress-related acids and ulcers, and insomnia. Aside from Leon (who had a recent febrile seizure episode), I also went on a series of tests to find out what have been causing my pimple breakout. Then it was discovered that I have iron-deficiency anemia - which I was n…

Visiting Bondi, Manly and Coogee - Which Is The Best Sydney Beach For Some Family Bonding?

Image
I've always admired the beach. The white sands, the salty air, the clear blue waters - the beach have this enigmatic feel that can instantly wash your worries away. Back in the Philippines, I make sure that I visit at least one beach every summer - either to bond with my family or relax with my friends. I did not expect that beautiful beaches are so accessible here in Sydney. So close that we only need to drive for an hour to get there. (Deep inside, I wish we could afford to live near the beach).
So far, we have visited 3 of Sydney's most famous beaches - Bondi, Manly and Coogee. They are so accessible that we can either drive the car going there, ride the train or ferry or take the bus. No need to spend for expensive plane tickets, go for a long drive or book hotel rooms just to enjoy the sea breeze. Since we really love having some fun family bonding time, we love searching for new beaches to explore. So among the three we have visited, which one tops our list? To give you an…