Tuesday, 20 November 2007
I seemed to have come to Melbourne at a great time - Priscilla the Musical is still on going, one of my favorite travel writer Peter Moore is launching his latest book in Australia, and the event I attended last Saturday, WordCamp Melbourne. WordCamp is a gathering of Wordpress users talking about (you guessed it) Wordpress and blogging. Among the…read more
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Savers, is what we'd call in the Philippines as an ukay-ukay - a secondhand shop. Unlike the ukay-ukay in the Philippines, which are cramped and sometimes found in the sidewalk, Savers has a spacious interior. The clothes are grouped by type, size and color, which makes it easier to look for something that might fit you. Apart from clothes for…read more
Saturday, 10 November 2007
It's still technically spring here in Melbourne, but summer is starting to make its presence felt. Last week, these figures were certainly different. I think the highest maximum forecast for the week was 26C. And now, we're looking to have a 30C weekend. Odd that a person used to living in constant 30C+ weather is complaining about a mere 30C,…read more
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
I am an idiot. I knew all along what time the A380 was scheduled to touch down, but I still didn’t go on time gah, so all I got were these slightly obscured photos of the A380 docked at Tullamarine Airport.
Thursday, 4 October 2007
I am not a visa officer, nor am I migration agent. I am in no way affiliated with the Australian Embassy Manila nor with the Australian government. This post comes from my experience with preparing and submitting visa applications for family members and for myself.
One of the questions people ask me when I tell them I've been to Australia is if it's easy to get a tourist visa. Almost everybody in Manila have heard of stories of how hard it is to obtain a US tourist visa: compiling documents like birth certificate, bank statements, even land titles O_O, paying a high application fee, waiting in line for hours for an interview. Is it as hard to get a tourist visa for Australia as it is for the US?
Actually, it's not whether it's harder on not, but it really boils down to how complete your documents are. I believe all embassies would be very meticulous about all the applications they receive, and it is really important to send them all the required documents.