Friday, July 20, 2012

A month in Australia

There's been a while I didn't provide any update to my blog mainly because in May and June I was very busy with my work. My department was lacking resources to handle large amount of work and furthermore, I was preparing moving to Australia. Until now, I was able to update what has been going on for the past 1 month.

Anyway, I have been searching for jobs, learn to cook, talk to the local and trying to fit myself in the new environment in Australia. Job searching is slow as mentioned by my wife, who has been living in Australia for 9 months, and it takes longer than usual for what I have experienced in Malaysia. In the end, I got encouragement from all with advise "not to give up" and "keep trying".

Learning to cook for both me and my wife was a challenge at first because when I'm in Malaysia, the cooking was handled most by my mother-in-law and I was living with good life there. Until I moved to Australia and cooking is something that need times to get used to. Starting the simple sandwich and spaghetti, then going towards the more Asian food of fried Mee Hoon and ABC soup. When the food taste bad, mistake are learned and improvement is shown when cooking the next meal.

Staying at home all day (cooking, cleaning, hunting jobs) for the whole month, starts to drive me crazy and I've started to find ways to talk to the local and blend around with the environment. So far having a chat with the local recruiter and sales person wasn't an issue.

However, the environment that I have imagine of Sydney was a little far from I have expected. The roads are narrow, winding and lots of traffic lights for a highway. Slope and dip roads around the neighborhood. 2 floor level traditional shop can be seen everywhere. There are shopping mall but no where as close as the Pavillion, Sunway Pyramid, One Utama and last but not least, the Mid Valley Megamall. Well, I'm not the shopaholic type and I guess these just a little stuff that I missed.

Well, that's about it. Hopefully I could settle down with a job sooner and start focus other area of my life such as getting a house or building a family. Finger crossed.

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