Moving to Australia

New things, new start in Melbourne

Melbourne

It’s been three weeks since we arrived in Melbourne. Almost everything is new… and good. So far, so good mate. Here are some new things, new places, and new experiences for us: Unpredictable weather in Melbourne If you know Melbourne, you’ve probably heard of it being called a state with four seasons in a day. Technically, it is summer now. But…

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Travel

23-hour layover in Singapore.. what to do?

singapore layover
Cathy / February 16, 2017

What to do in your Singapore layover? Where to stay? And where to eat? What to do? Here are some places you can visit which we categorized according to locations: First, where to rest right between flights? First, Changi Airport is the best airport for layovers, according to reviews. Browsing thru their website, we learned we can avail of free-to-use sleeping…

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Travel

10 things we surprisingly miss about Singapore

singapore miss
Cathy / February 15, 2017

Singapore, the hub’s and my workplace for almost five years. The birthplace of our firstborn. Little did we know we’d come back for a layover. During our stay, surprisingly we found ourselves having missed some of Singapore’s unique and familiar identity. Here’s our fifteen: What we miss about Singapore: Cheap affordable hawker food in the world’s most expensive city Avocado shake…

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Moving to Australia

10 steps: Visa 189 application for Australia immigration

immigration australia visa 189 steps
Cathy / February 10, 2017

The information we present in this blog post is accurate as of posting. It is based only on our family’s experience in applying for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), a visa that has Permanent Residence (PR) privilege. Other conditions apply for other Australia immigration visas. In a nutshell, here are the steps we took to apply for Visa 189:…

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Travel

Tips on staying in hotels with kids

tips staying in hotels with kids
Cathy / February 3, 2017

There’s always that inconvenience when staying in hotels with kids: it cannot have all the comfort and convenience your home completely has. So whenever we find ourselves going for a stay in hotels, here are some essential things I do to prepare beforehand and to keep my sanity throughout the stay!   Before the check-in Prepare things to bring at least…

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Travel

Top ten free things to do in Sydney

top ten free things to do in sydney
Cathy / February 2, 2017

Sydney offers great attractions and scenic views.. for free! So spending a lot of dollars is not necessary to simply enjoy what this city can offer. Here are our top ten free things that we enjoyed doing when we visited Sydney: 1. Of course, taking pictures of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge Overall, your Australian visit wouldn’t…

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Our Everyday Moments

The first year of our Lil One

baby milestones first year infographic
Cathy / February 2, 2017

The first year of our dear Lil One in a pic. All my love! ‘Cause I’m gonna love you for the rest of my life I’m holding you safe here in this heart of mine I can’t live without you cause my soul would die You know I’m telling the truth, I’ll spend the rest of my life loving you.’