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Category: New Zealand

Coming to New Zealand is a Closed Topic

Hello Readers. I am now closing the topic on New Zealand. And with this, I will no longer reply to your queries. I don’t want to make a lengthy discussion. I don’t understand why inspite of the real threat of education trafficking which I wrote previously…

Thoughts of an OFW in New Zealand

When will summer come? Does it actually come? Do I really need to carry my jacket even on summer? I love snow but … I hope it melts fast. When it does I hope it doesn’t get any colder. And bit my hands to below freezing point. I miss…

How Spiritual Blackmail Almost Destroyed Me

Spiritual blackmail is real. It happened to me at the least unexpected moment with the least unexpected people. Here, in New Zealand. I met a classmate who introduced me to his friends who were attending this particular Christian church. I am a very spiritual person. I am a Christian and…

The Pains of a Migrant in New Zealand

I walk the chilly morning under the tree covered park. My toes freezing, my fingers numb in my pocket. My mind is singing to whatever song on the automatic playlist in my brain. I am a migrant – a struggling one. My body is tired and my mind almost, but my…

I missed an important piece of history in the Jacuzzi

In retrospect, I realized that I missed the information that the man would have or I would have generated from him. It would have been an importance piece of information especially that I am interested in the role of the Cojaungco-Aquinos in Philippine history…

I went to a Mountain Resort in New Zealand, What I found tickled me with surprise

The difference between the New Zealand version and the Asian version is that the New Zealand version is for rent and you have to drive it. It is also four-wheeled. The two bikes are attached together through a middle cart. Two drivers simultaneously pedaling is necessary to propel the…

I am sorry if I am evading you: A Migrant's Struggle for Self-Preservation

Filipino migrant in New Zealand struggled for self-preservation, avoided crab mentality and bad vibes…

On Jeyrick Sigmaton and Being Unphotogenic

Jeyrick Sigmaton, the young lad from the Cordilleras who got hyped media attention because he is photogenic is a lucky man. Now he got himself a high school and college scholarship sponsored by Willie Revillame. But what happens to the unphotogenic…

Six things I should have prepared before coming to New Zealand

List of practical things international students need to bring to New Zealand. Black pants and shoes, driver’s license, network, cv new zealand style; discussed in detail…

International Education Marketing NZ: An inconvenient truth

The International Marketing Manager is an important actor in the whole education trafficking scam. What he does and how he contributes in the recruitment process…