I'm Thirty

I’m Thirty!

It’s my 30th birthday today. I feel old but happy. Time seems to slip very fast after you start working. When you have too many things to do, too many  responsibilities to shoulder and too many dreams to fulfill; time really flies. Still, I’m very thankful for all the blessings that God has given me and […]

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How I Got a Full-time Job in Canada

How I Got a Full-time Job in Canada

I have been very blessed and of course extremely lucky to have secured a full-time job 3 days before landing in Canada and to add a cherry on top, this job is the same job I have been doing for 8.5 years. It was not easy. I tried applying for jobs even before entering the Express Entry […]

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Things to Do on the First Few Weeks After Landing

Things to Do on the First Few Weeks After Landing

After 1.5 years of planning and preparation, we’re here in Canada and it’s really cold. Coming from a very hot summer in the Philippines, you’ll feel the coldness to your bones and it’s not even negative yet. We have to prepare for winter, it’s all that I can think of at that time. We arrived […]

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Our Flight From Manila to Toronto

Our Flight From Manila to Toronto

I have 5 more days to go before I start work (I’ll be sharing my experience in another post) and with a lot of things to share, I am using whatever free time I have left to write. April 17, 2016 is our flight date, we’re flying with Philippine Airlines bound for Toronto with a technical […]

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Essential Things to Bring When You Are Migrating

Essential Things to Bring When You Are Migrating

Before flying, we made a checklist on what to bring. This will ensure that we have all the needed documents before we move out of the country. It’s actually not so hard to research since most web sites and blogs have a section on “things to do/bring before landing”. My favorite sites for these kind of […]

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Getting a DFA Certified LTO Certification Red Ribbon

Getting a DFA Certified LTO Certification (Red Ribbon)

A week before our landing, after much pondering, I decided to get an LTO Certification with Ribbon so I can drive in Canada under a G2 license without having to undergo G1 (Student License) training and examination. Surprisingly, this process is not too tedious. Overall, even  though I’m dealing with two Philippine government agencies, it […]

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Securing the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar PDOS Sticker

Securing the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) Sticker

We’re almost ready to fly to Canada in two weeks time, but before that, we need to secure a Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) sticker from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO). Immigration officers need to see this attached to your passport before they put a stamp during your departure from the Philippines (note that if […]

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Bringing Your Proof of Funds to Canada

Bringing Your Proof of Funds to Canada

As our flight date is nearing, we are now busy with the preparations for our departure. One of this is preparing our funds that we will be bringing to Canada. Of course, it will be a lot easier if you will be bringing in cash in CAD but due to security concerns, we looked at […]

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Booking a Temporary Home and The Thought of Living in a Basement Apartment

Booking a Temporary Home and The Thought of Living in a Basement Apartment

While we are waiting for our flight date, we started looking for a temporary home. Having close to zero relatives in Canada made this activity a little bit harder since we basically have to do it on our own. Our main concern in looking for a house is proximity to the airport since we will be […]

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Booking Our One Way Flight to Toronto

Booking Our One-Way Flight to Toronto

And so our journey continues. We just purchased our plane tickets from Manila to Toronto from Philippine Airlines after 14 tries! Imagine filling-out the forms for 5 to 10 minutes, but when you try paying through credit/debit card, site will tell you that there’s an error. I did it 14 times; you can imagine how […]

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