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Similar products between AU and PH

patpapatpatpapat Sana makapunta na sa ibabang parte ng mundoPosts: 13Member

Not sure if there is already a thread like this, but I would just like to know if there are products or items found in the Philippines that's similar to that in Australia. I have not been to Australia, but for us to prepare to adjust for the life there, maybe there are some products that would remind us of the taste or experience same as in PH. Are there any products and tastes similar to:

1. San Miguel Beer? :)
2. Kopiko 3in1 coffee?
3. Snacks like Clover, Chippy, etc?
4. Filipino Restaurants, or similar taste of Max's Fried Chicken?
5. Purefoods TJ Hotdogs?
6. Lily's Peanut Butter?

If you have some other products in mind, not just food (like your fave deo or safeguard soap) other that those above, you may share them here. :)

Journey to Visa 189 - 261112 Systems Analyst

June 7, 2014 - Signed contract with Migration Agent

April 23, 2015 - Received ACS Favorable Letter
May 30, 2015 - Failed to get all 7 in IELTS
July 23, 2015 - Failed to get all 7 in IELTS
August 29, 2015 - Failed to get all 7 in IELTS
October 24, 2015 - Failed to get all 7 in IELTS

2016 - Hiatus

February 2017 - Discovered PTE as alternative to IELTS from Migration Agent
March 28, 2017 - Passed PTE (+10 points) Total Points: 60 (need 70 points for immediate invite)
May 2, 2017 - Passed PTE (Superior +20 points) Total Points: 70
April 20, 2017 - Re-filed ACS (expired from 2015)
May 10, 2017 - Received ACS Favorable Letter
May 13, 2017 - Submitted Expression of Interest
September 6, 2017 - Received Invitation to Apply
September 30, 2017 - Lodged Visa Application
October 6, 2017 - Applied for NBI Clearance (with Hit)
October 13, 2017 - Medical at St. Lukes BGC. Suspicious findings on wife's x-ray
October 17, 2017 - Submitted old x-ray to St. Lukes for further assessment
October 18, 2017 - Claimed NBI Clearance (postponed from October 16 due to Transport Strike)
October 20, 2017 - Medical Status for me: "Health clearance provided – no action required", wife's medical status: "Examinations ready for assessment – no action required"
October 27, 2017 - Wife's medical status changed to "Health clearance provided – no action required"
November 17, 2017 - Case Officer contact - Request for wife's signed Form 815
November 20, 2017 - Submitted wife's Form 815


  • engineer20engineer20 SydneyPosts: 1,574Member, Moderator
    may asian/filo stores dito so kung miss mo PH products may mabibili pa rin naman.

    29May2015: Submitted Online Application to VETASSESS (312112 Building Associate)
    02Jun2015: Lodged Date at VETASSESS
    28Aug2015: VETASSESS Assessment Completed (312112 Building Associate) - POSITIVE
    17Oct2015: PTE-A taken at SG
    19Oct2015: PTE-A Result: L-83, R-90, S-76, W-90 OAS-87
    19Oct2015: Submitted EOI Visa 190 (65 points plus SS 5 points if granted)
    19Oct2015: Submitted VIC SS Online Application Visa 190
    20Oct2015: VIC acknowledged SS application and gave Reference Number
    02Nov2015: VIC SS Application Rejected
    05Nov2015: Submitted Online Reassessment to VETASSESS (312212 Civil Engineering Technician) 08Feb2016: VETASSESS Outcome POSITIVE
    07Nov2015: Updated EOI to select NSW (312112)
    18Dec2015: Received NSW SS Invitation Stream 2
    21Dec2015: Lodged NSW SS Application
    12Jan2016: NSW SS Approved / Visa 190 ITA Received
    29Jan2016: SG PCC (Me) / Medical (Me, Wife and Kid)
    01Feb2016: Medicals Cleared
    05Feb2016: Lodged Visa 190
    18Feb2016: NBI Clearance Applied (Me and Wife) - HIT
    29Feb2016: SG PCC (Wife)
    03Mar2016: Collected and Uploaded NBI Clearance
    04Mar2016: Direct Grant
    07May2016: Initial Entry (Sydney)
    16Jul2017: Big Move
    Sept2020: Target Citizenship Lodgement

  • atheleneathelene SydneyPosts: 371Member
    @engineer20 Hi, saan po yung pinaka-ok na asian/filipino stores in Sydney? Super expensive po ba ang presyo ng mga items or relatively ok naman?
  • ysabelleysabelle SydneyPosts: 139Member
    @athelene if nagcoconvert ka ng au to php, mahal. hehehe pero okay naman ang price. do you have any idea saang suburb ka magsstay in sydney?

    i buy sa filipino shops sa ashfield and bondi. yun yung alam ko talaga pero im sure madami rin pinoy shops
  • atheleneathelene SydneyPosts: 371Member
    @ysabelle I see. Thanks. I'll be at Glenfield in my first few weeks in Sydney (may relatives kasi ako dun). Then I'll see kung kailangan ko lumipat closer to uni.

    Wow ang layo pala ng filipino stores, close-ish to CBD hehe.
  • ysabelleysabelle SydneyPosts: 139Member
    where located uni mo? or what uni ka? @athelene
  • atheleneathelene SydneyPosts: 371Member
    @ysabelle University of Sydney po hehe
  • ysabelleysabelle SydneyPosts: 139Member
  • atheleneathelene SydneyPosts: 371Member
  • ysabelleysabelle SydneyPosts: 139Member
    @athelene mganda po school niyo
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