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Old 01-26-2013, 12:08 PM
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Konnichiwa from Tokyo!

Hello everyone! I am a new member here who'd like to browse about life in Australia. We are a Filipino family who has been living in Tokyo for almost 6 years. Looking forward to interacting with everyone!


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Kumasta (hello)
Australia is a large place with many different things to see and the cities vary greatly so it really depends on what interests you. If it is the beach/ocean that interests you perhaps Queensland or Perth would suit you better. If it is culture/history then maybe Melbourne or Tasmina (very cold at times) may interest you. North Queensland temperature is more like the Philippines so you have cities like Townsville which are warmer. If your interest is as a tourist let people what you like and i am sure ideas will follow from the forum. Many Filipinos now call Australia there home having arrived here on either skilled migration or family visas.


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Old 01-27-2013, 12:32 PM
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Kamusta? (How are you?)Thanks so much Aussieboy07 for the warm welcome. Yes, my Australian coworkers (from Sydney and Melbourne) told me that it's a beautiful country to settle down in; laid-back which is very much unlike Tokyo. We would like to visit Australia soon and might apply for Permanent residency in the future. My husband is an Electronics engineer while I'm an ESL teacher. We have an 8-yr old daughter who's in 2nd grade.


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Old 01-27-2013, 10:22 PM
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haha Kumasta was my bad attempt at hello in cebuano (language of the visayas) You may want to start with looking on the skilled migration list on the australian immigration site. I doubt that a ESL teacher will be there but it is highly possible your husband's qualifications will be acceptable.
I am from Brisbane (Bris) the third largest city and probably the most laid back, Sydney (Syd)is our biggest city followed by Melbourne (Melb)(possibly our most racially diverse). If you do not like the cold then Melbourne in winter is not for you. Syd is cheaper to travel to PH than Bris but it is also our most expensive city for housing and general cost of living. Brisbane is approx 1.30 hour drive away the gold coast or the north coast depending on what side of the city you are from.


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Salamat! (Thank you!) My husband is actually from Cebu while I'm from another part of the Phils. Tokyo's winter is cold for me although it's not as freezing as South Korea (nearest country). I've learned to put up with the cold for more than 5 years so I hope Australian winter is bearable. We have assessed my husband's qualifications and I think he can apply for the 189 visa (with us as his dependents). Let's see how it goes in the future. Would love to visit Australia for a holiday soon though. I have a lot of Australian coworkers ( from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide) so they got me interested in the country.


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Very bad rain and flooding here in Queensland this weekend. So do not be in to big of a hurry to come at the moment. Can you see the search function up the top on the picture of the kangaroo (middle of screen). I am guessing if you do a search by tourist or holiday you will find threads that interest you. I will have a quick look for you and then post again


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Old 01-27-2013, 10:49 PM
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just look/click on the travel forum on the right hand side


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Will do! Arigatou (thank you!)


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Where i live you can even order lecheon barboy for your party, so do i make you homesick
I have been to dumaguette many times, one of my favourite places in Bohol. This is an island close to where your husband is from


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Where i live you can even order lecheon barboy for your party, so do i make you homesick
I have been to dumaguette many times, one of my favourite places in Bohol. This is an island close to where your husband is from

OMG, Stop torturing me, we don't have lechon here in Tokyo! We'll be in Cebu by August this year so I'll keep my cravings to myself until then. I've been to Bohol once but not Dumaguete although I have HS classmate who lives there. Might visit her in August. Why the frequent trips to Phils, btw?


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