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  • LexiLexi MandaluyongPosts: 208Member
    edited September 2018
    Guys, sino po sa inyo nag-Cebu Pacific papunta Oz? Mahigpit ba sila sa hand carry luggage? Yun laptop ba ay hindi sinasama sa tinitimbang na 7kg? Sobra kasi ako sa 7kg kung kasama laptop.

    Thanks po

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  • chococrinklechococrinkle AdelaidePosts: 571Member
    @Lexi for cebpac they allow 1 personal bag OR 1 laptop bag and 1 -7kg hand carry luggage. Thats what Ive read sa website nila. If you choose to bring a laptop bag dapat wla ka na personal bag.

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    PTE Writing Tips

    For writing essay I used E2 language format and applying what I learned from Ielts. Sa intro, sa 1st sentence ni restate ko lang yung question using my own words. Then sa 2nd sentence if one sided lang yung question, I give summary of the reasons ( 2 reasons only). Example, if ang essay is about importance of computers (one sided), eto 2nd sentence ko. Computers are valuable resources as they (1st reason) aid in learning and are (2nd reason) used to communicate with others. Then sa 3rd sentence sasabihin ko para pampahaba-- In this essay, I shall discuss my point of view by giving points and examples about the topic.

    Then sa 2nd paragraph, elaborate ko na ang 1St reason. Mga 2 sentences na magsupport sa 1st reason, like if yung 1st reason ko is aid in learning, expand ko ang topic by answering how computers aid in learning,etc. Usually yung reason mo convert mo by asking how, what, when, or who. Tapos sa 3rd sentence, I state examples. Pwede ka din mag add pa ng 4th sentence parang isummarize mo lang ang 2nd paragraph.

    Sa 3rd paragraph discuss naman ang 3rd reason same sa ginawa sa 2nd par.

    4Th paragraph 1st sentence conclusion, then 2nd sentence recommendation.

    If 2 sided naman yung intro pwede mo gamitin yung nasa template like kina Heprex na samples. Then yung 2nd par yung kabilang side, then yung 3rd paragraph yung other side. Tapos same last paragraph.

    If medyo nahihirapan ka sa mga ideas, research ka dito sa forum ng mga recent topics. Tapos based dun sa topic reasearch ka anong pwedeng maging points and reasons para may idea ka na ano ilalagay mo sa essay.

    Ang key talaga sa writing is dapat marami ka ideas. If nahihirapan ka mag construct ng idea try to research as much as possible. Google mo yung mga common or recent topics on pte writing tapos may mga sample questions dun,, then research mo ano possible answers para sa actual exam may idea kana ano isasagot. Tapos dpat familiarize mo mga connectors (like moreover, therefore, for instance, etc) kasi mas mataas ang grade kapag medyo complex ang sentence na ginagamit mo kesa simple sentences lang.

    For summarize written text strategy ko is to first get ano main topic. Then analyze what important points were given, may nangyari ba? If meron ano ang nangyari, kelan nangyari? ano at para kanino ang purpose? Usually kasi sa mga paragraphs naka detail lang pero yung point lang naman dun is parang dinedescribe lang yung main topic. If you can answer who/what, when, how and why about the topic pwede mo na pagdugtungin yung ideas mo thru connectors and form a sentence. If you will have multiple paragraphs, summarize mo muna per paragraph then summarize mo ulit lahat in one sentence

    Another tip also in writing as much as possible do not repeat the same words. If you dont have much stored knowledge about synonyms okay lang. Practice and Research is the key. Kaya malaki ang help sa akin yung pag research sa mga common or recent topics kasi while practicing pwede akong mghanap ng synonyms then mas madali ko syang ma recall sa actual exam kasi nagawa ko na sya before. Tapos if meron kayong word na ma encounter na parang hirap kayo mag elaborate, google nyo din anong synonym or phrases na pwedeng same meaning ng word. Share ko yung nilista kong mga synonyms na possible na magagamit sa mga essay kasi minsan these are the topics commonly asked.

    Essay synonyms

    Discuss- cite, mention, illustrate, narrate, elucidate, talk about

    Finally.. Concluded, In Summary

    Democracy- representative govt; elective govt; republic; commonwealth

    Vote- suffrage, ballot, poll, elect officials, select leaders, appoint, designate

    Leaders- officials, officer, commander, chief, head, principal of nations, pioneer, front runner

    Nature- mother earth, environment, wildlife, universe, cosmos, countryside, natural resources, natural world

    Environment- habitat, territory, domain, surroundings

    Teachers- educator, tutor, coach,guide, mentor, guru, professor, trainer, lecturer

    Computer- PC, laptop, netbook,desktop, terminal, mainframe

    Robot- automated individual, android, automaton, golem, bot, droid,

    Invention- creation, innovation, development, design

    Creative ability- inventive mind, originality, imagination, inspiration

    Airplane- plane, airliner, jet, plane

    Drugs- medicine, medication, remedy, cure, antidote

    Issue- matter, affairs, problem, difficulty, obstacle, predicament

    Information- details, particulars, facts, data, computing /computer

    Revolution- insurgence, transformation, innovation, revolt, uprising, restructuring

    Packaging- case, wrap

    Region, province, rural area, district, territory, district, area

    Boon- blessing, benefit, advantage

    Tourist- traveler, vacationer, visitor

    Tourism- visits to places of interest; commercial organization and operation of vacations; traveling to places; services provided to people for holidays

    Technology- invention, engineering, applied science, method, technical knowledge, undustrial science, mechanization

    Xenophobic- anti nationalist

  • dyanisabelledyanisabelle SydneyPosts: 206Member
    edited September 2018
    @Lexi nung sa amin separate yung laptop bag sa hand carry namin na 7kg backpack, then small sling bag for valuables. Yung laptop bag nga namin eh backpack din haha buti di na pinansin. Based on experience never tinimbang yung ginagamit kong hand carry backpack kahit minsan lumalagpas pa sa limit kasi mukhang magaan, kunware nalang hindi ako nabibigatan lol. Mas mainit sa mata nila yung mga luggage na hand carry.

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  • lethologicallylethologically Posts: 10Member
    Question para sa mga nag-move/IED na via Melbourne (Tullamarine Airport): Did you guys get an arrival stamp on your passport? I've opened an account with NAB online and one of the requirements when meeting with your banker to verify ID is the arrival stamp (aside from your passport and your boarding pass). I've read Australia doesn't normally stamp passports on arrival and you have to request for it. Can anyone confirm?

    Second question: Once you meet with your banker and your IDs are verified, can you use your debit card immediately? Or may ilang days for them to process?

    Hoping to get your insights. Salamat!
  • wandererwanderer MelbournePosts: 257Member

    Question para sa mga nag-move/IED na via Melbourne (Tullamarine Airport): Did you guys get an arrival stamp on your passport? I've opened an account with NAB online and one of the requirements when meeting with your banker to verify ID is the arrival stamp (aside from your passport and your boarding pass). I've read Australia doesn't normally stamp passports on arrival and you have to request for it. Can anyone confirm?

    Second question: Once you meet with your banker and your IDs are verified, can you use your debit card immediately? Or may ilang days for them to process?

    Hoping to get your insights. Salamat!

    Hi. No need po for stamp. They can verify your passport on their system. However, keep your boarding pass and the welcome email from NAB with you during your appointment. After you received your card you can automatically use it. The thing with NAB is they will issue you an eftpos card only and not a VISA or Mastercard so you need to request for it and wait for a couple of days to arrive. Disadvantage of eftpos is its only limited to Australia and will not work overseas or anywhere where eftpos system is not accepted. Hope this helps.

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  • lethologicallylethologically Posts: 10Member
    @wanderer thanks sa inputs! I opened a NAB Classic account. Didn't know that the default card was only EFTPOS. I assumed Visa Debit kasi yun yung nakalagay sa account info sa website. Now I know to request for it when I meet with the banker next week :)

    For the arrival stamp (not the visa label), just thought I would confirm kasi specific siya naka-state doon sa NAB welcome email : You’ll need to bring your passport with you – and it will need to have been stamped by Australian Immigration, so you have proof of when you entered Australia.

    May email din yung banker with the info: If your passport hasn’t been stamped on arrival in Australia, you will need to provide supporting evidence of your immigration status. This can be in the form of:
    · a letter from the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC) confirming your arrival;
    OR
    · a “Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)” check issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

    I checked VEVO and they only change status from Offshore to Onshore once naka-IED na. It doesn't show when you actually arrived. But boarding pass as supporting document is enough? Medyo weird kasi lumang info yata yung na-copy/paste ng banker since still referring to DIAC instead of DHA na.

    Thanks!
  • egroj1002egroj1002 Saudi ArabiaPosts: 129Member
    @lethologically We arrived here in Oz last Dec 12 2017 and opened a joint account with NAB 2 days after. We just brought our passports (without arrival stamp), visa letters, boarding passes and tickets. After 3 days yata they mailed our cards (black for me & pink for my wife). Visa debit card na yon at hindi eftpos lng. I always use nga yon for my online purchases.

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  • LexiLexi MandaluyongPosts: 208Member
    @dyanisabelle @chococrinkle Thanks sa reply nyo. Hindi na nga tinimbang ng Cebu Pacific yun hand carry ko, pero bago pumasok sa boarding gate, tiningnan nila ang laman. So far, wala naman ako naging problema pag dating ng Sydney airport. Tinanong lang ako kung may dala ako mga over the countet na gamot.

    Now job hunting begins!

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  • LexiLexi MandaluyongPosts: 208Member
    @lethologically just present your visa evidence to the bank, they’d just look at it. Hindi na talaga nagtatak sa passport pag daan mo sa immigration.

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  • lethologicallylethologically Posts: 10Member
    @egroj1002 @lexi salamat sa inputs! :)
  • wandererwanderer MelbournePosts: 257Member
    edited September 2018

    @wanderer thanks sa inputs! I opened a NAB Classic account. Didn't know that the default card was only EFTPOS. I assumed Visa Debit kasi yun yung nakalagay sa account info sa website. Now I know to request for it when I meet with the banker next week :)

    For the arrival stamp (not the visa label), just thought I would confirm kasi specific siya naka-state doon sa NAB welcome email : You’ll need to bring your passport with you – and it will need to have been stamped by Australian Immigration, so you have proof of when you entered Australia.

    May email din yung banker with the info: If your passport hasn’t been stamped on arrival in Australia, you will need to provide supporting evidence of your immigration status. This can be in the form of:
    · a letter from the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC) confirming your arrival;
    OR
    · a “Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)” check issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

    I checked VEVO and they only change status from Offshore to Onshore once naka-IED na. It doesn't show when you actually arrived. But boarding pass as supporting document is enough? Medyo weird kasi lumang info yata yung na-copy/paste ng banker since still referring to DIAC instead of DHA na.

    Thanks!

    Don't you worry that much :-) Bring your visa grant letter, orig passport, NAB welcome letter, and boarding pass. That would be enough.

    About the eftpos card, that was my experience and for some people I know who moved to Melbourne this year.

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  • wandererwanderer MelbournePosts: 257Member
    egroj1002 said:

    @lethologically We arrived here in Oz last Dec 12 2017 and opened a joint account with NAB 2 days after. We just brought our passports (without arrival stamp), visa letters, boarding passes and tickets. After 3 days yata they mailed our cards (black for me & pink for my wife). Visa debit card na yon at hindi eftpos lng. I always use nga yon for my online purchases.

    Hi egroj1002, probably because you opened the account onshore :-)

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  • lethologicallylethologically Posts: 10Member
    @wanderer went to the NAB branch (showed only passport, boarding pass, visa grant) and eftpos nga lang binigay by default. Hindi napansin nung banker so good that I got the tip from you before hand. Had apply for the Visa Debit card at the branch since need to provide Australian mobile number and Australian postal address they can mail the card to. At least the eftpos card usable na kaagad and doesn't have a surcharge kapag ginamit since hindi dumadaan sa Visa network. Nakakainis lang din na nakakatawa na may ibang establishments (like 7-11 in Southern Cross) nagugulat or natatawa sila kapag nagbabayad in cash
  • PinkMagnoliaPinkMagnolia Quezon CityPosts: 44Member
    hello hello, saan po best magpapalit ng PHP to AUD? Ok ba na sa airport na ipapalit lahat ng php?
  • wandererwanderer MelbournePosts: 257Member

    @wanderer went to the NAB branch (showed only passport, boarding pass, visa grant) and eftpos nga lang binigay by default. Hindi napansin nung banker so good that I got the tip from you before hand. Had apply for the Visa Debit card at the branch since need to provide Australian mobile number and Australian postal address they can mail the card to. At least the eftpos card usable na kaagad and doesn't have a surcharge kapag ginamit since hindi dumadaan sa Visa network. Nakakainis lang din na nakakatawa na may ibang establishments (like 7-11 in Southern Cross) nagugulat or natatawa sila kapag nagbabayad in cash

    Welcome to Australia :-)
    Yup hindi uso ang cash dito even small establishments use card readers. Magagamit mo lang ang cash usually sa mga palengke pag below $10 and bibilhin mo, small asian grocery stores, hairdressers, and coin laundry etc.

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  • lethologicallylethologically Posts: 10Member
    @PinkMagnolia did that on arrival and ang pangit ng palitan sa Travelex sa airport. Nasa 1 AUD = PHP 45 plus fees. Same rates withdrawing on arrival using BPI/BDO ATM sa local ATM dito. Would not recommend. Nagpalit lang kami enough until we could get access to our local cards.

    @wanderer kaya sinabi namin sa NAB na ibigay na kaagad yung card namin para di na kami old school haha na i-mail naman nila yung Visa card after 2 days.
  • PinkMagnoliaPinkMagnolia Quezon CityPosts: 44Member
    @lethologically ano pong best way to exchange peso to aud? better po ba ideposit sa local bank then widthraw abroad?
  • lethologicallylethologically Posts: 10Member
    @PinkMagnolia nagkataon lang na mababa pa yung palitan nung time na nag wire transfer ako from BPI to NAB. Pero may charges din ang BPI, document stamp tax and their own fees. If minsanan na transfer, I think option naman siya specially for the convenience. Pero shop around muna kung saan sulit. May friends ako na nagrecommend ng iremit but their office is in Ortigas.
  • st_ben83st_ben83 ManilaPosts: 47Member
    Hi everyone. May question lang sana ako, hope merong may experience na dito.
    Airport Shuttle - family of 5 with 3 kids (3,5,7) may dala kaming 5 big luggage. Anong recommended airport shuttle ninyo?
  • jennyfvjennyfv Sydney Posts: 7Member
    @st_ben83 nagbook ako dito - http://au.jayride.com

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    @ceinau15 Ui! We are planning on either Feb/Mar 2019 din. Sang state kayo? Family of 4 pero nauna na si hubby mg-Bm last 4th Oct.

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  • agdagd SingaporePosts: 773Member
    edited October 2018
    @ceinau15 Thank you! :) Naghahanap nga ko ng topic na ganito :D . IE with the whole family this November. 5 kami.

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    10/05/2017 - VETASSESS results positive - aquired 5pts. for 190
    10/07/2017 - Submitted EOI - 189, 190-NSW, 190-VIC
    10/20/2017 - ITA NSW Received!
    10/22/2017 - Submitted NSW Application
    11/28/2017 - NSW SS Approved! Received ITA for visa 190

    ---------------Gathering docs for visa lodge---------------

    -------------------- Christmas Break --------------------

    01-19-2018 - Visa lodge, SG eAppeal
    01-23-2018 - SG eAppeal Approved
    01-25-2018 - Wife's SG eAppeal Approved
    02-03-2018 - Medical - wife and me
    02-05-2018 - Medical - kids
    02-08-2018 - Medical - Daughter - IGRA
    02-14-2018 - Form 815 Health Undertaking for daughter
    04-27-2018 - 1st CO Contact: Parental Consent/Form 1229
    05-22-2018 - 2nd CO Contact: Wife's Statutory Declaration
    08-21-2018 - 3rd CO Contact: Repeat Medical - Daughter
    09-21-2018 - VISA GRANT! Thank you Lord!

    11-11-2018 - IE (Medicare, Centrelink, NSW DL)
    April 2019 - Target BM with wife
    January 2020 - Target BM - 3 kids

  • Kaye28Kaye28 SingaporePosts: 187Member
    @ceinau15 Melbourne din plan pero baka sa Canberra muna kami kasi may job opportunity c mister (waiting for result this week). Kaya din pati napaaga pnta nya dun, next year pa tlga dapat. Try muna namin doon once sure na hired na sya at naka settle down na, sunod kami doon. Saka na lng kami lilipat when better opportunity comes. If hindi nmn sya makuha, lipat na agad sya sa Melbourne.

    233511 Industrial Engineer
    [75 points Age: 25 I Qualification: 15 I Exp: 15 I English: 20]

    01/07/16: Started to read about OZ migration
    26/08/16: Book IELTS and self-review during off-days
    24/09/16: IELTS Exam
    07/10/16: IELTS Result Released (L7.5/R7.5/S6.5/W7) Failed :(
    -------------- Break due to Pregnancy -------------
    01/11/17: Submitted CDR + RSEA (Fast Track)
    17/11/17: EA positive
    -------------Break due to Family Matters -----------
    15/02/18: Booked PTE-A exam & Review
    23/02/18: PTE-A Exam (1st take)
    24/02/18: L81/R75/S81/W90 - Proficient (Thank you Lord! Push pa for Superior)
    08/03/18: Submitted EOI [189/190 : 65/70]
    10/03/18: Booked PTE-A exam & Review
    27/03/18: PTE-A Exam (2nd take)
    28/03/18: L90/R85/S85/W90 - Superior (Thank you Lord again)
    29/03/18: Updated EOI [189 I 75 points]
    04/04/18: ITA received (Thank you Lord once again)
    04/04/18: NBI clearance for hubby and myself (HIT- me! Released 20/04/18)
    12/04/18: Medical @ Nationwide (hubby and daughter)
    13/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (daughter - 8mo)
    16/04/18: Medical @ Point Medical Group (me)
    17/04/18: Medical @ Nationwide (son - 3yo)
    19/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (me)
    20/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (hubby)
    27/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (son-3yo with PTB history) Thank you Lord, we are all cleared!
    28/04/18: Visa Lodge (Thank You Lord :)
    28/08/18: Visa Grant (Thank You Lord!)

  • mrsAinKLmrsAinKL Kuala LumpurPosts: 39Member
    @ceinau15 March 2019 kami mag BM. Kami kasi walang relatives sa AU so kailangan paghandaan talaga. Good luck sa atin lahat!
  • Kaye28Kaye28 SingaporePosts: 187Member
    @ceinau15 Salamat bro. Mg-update ako dito form time to time. Godd luck sa ating lahat.

    @mrsAinKL Hello batchmate. April batch ka din di ba? hehe.. Same here, wala kami relatives anywhere in Au kaya ipon ipon din muna at hindi kami sabay sabay BM kasi mahirap if both kami wala work ppnta.

    233511 Industrial Engineer
    [75 points Age: 25 I Qualification: 15 I Exp: 15 I English: 20]

    01/07/16: Started to read about OZ migration
    26/08/16: Book IELTS and self-review during off-days
    24/09/16: IELTS Exam
    07/10/16: IELTS Result Released (L7.5/R7.5/S6.5/W7) Failed :(
    -------------- Break due to Pregnancy -------------
    01/11/17: Submitted CDR + RSEA (Fast Track)
    17/11/17: EA positive
    -------------Break due to Family Matters -----------
    15/02/18: Booked PTE-A exam & Review
    23/02/18: PTE-A Exam (1st take)
    24/02/18: L81/R75/S81/W90 - Proficient (Thank you Lord! Push pa for Superior)
    08/03/18: Submitted EOI [189/190 : 65/70]
    10/03/18: Booked PTE-A exam & Review
    27/03/18: PTE-A Exam (2nd take)
    28/03/18: L90/R85/S85/W90 - Superior (Thank you Lord again)
    29/03/18: Updated EOI [189 I 75 points]
    04/04/18: ITA received (Thank you Lord once again)
    04/04/18: NBI clearance for hubby and myself (HIT- me! Released 20/04/18)
    12/04/18: Medical @ Nationwide (hubby and daughter)
    13/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (daughter - 8mo)
    16/04/18: Medical @ Point Medical Group (me)
    17/04/18: Medical @ Nationwide (son - 3yo)
    19/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (me)
    20/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (hubby)
    27/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (son-3yo with PTB history) Thank you Lord, we are all cleared!
    28/04/18: Visa Lodge (Thank You Lord :)
    28/08/18: Visa Grant (Thank You Lord!)

  • mrsAinKLmrsAinKL Kuala LumpurPosts: 39Member
    @Kaye28 yes , April batch. Hopefully makahanap agad ng work pero baka dito pa lang maghanap hanap na kami ng work dun.
  • Kaye28Kaye28 SingaporePosts: 187Member
    @mrsAinKL Yes, ganyan ginagawa namin din. Good luck din sa job hunting! Sana makasungkit tayo kahit offshore...

    233511 Industrial Engineer
    [75 points Age: 25 I Qualification: 15 I Exp: 15 I English: 20]

    01/07/16: Started to read about OZ migration
    26/08/16: Book IELTS and self-review during off-days
    24/09/16: IELTS Exam
    07/10/16: IELTS Result Released (L7.5/R7.5/S6.5/W7) Failed :(
    -------------- Break due to Pregnancy -------------
    01/11/17: Submitted CDR + RSEA (Fast Track)
    17/11/17: EA positive
    -------------Break due to Family Matters -----------
    15/02/18: Booked PTE-A exam & Review
    23/02/18: PTE-A Exam (1st take)
    24/02/18: L81/R75/S81/W90 - Proficient (Thank you Lord! Push pa for Superior)
    08/03/18: Submitted EOI [189/190 : 65/70]
    10/03/18: Booked PTE-A exam & Review
    27/03/18: PTE-A Exam (2nd take)
    28/03/18: L90/R85/S85/W90 - Superior (Thank you Lord again)
    29/03/18: Updated EOI [189 I 75 points]
    04/04/18: ITA received (Thank you Lord once again)
    04/04/18: NBI clearance for hubby and myself (HIT- me! Released 20/04/18)
    12/04/18: Medical @ Nationwide (hubby and daughter)
    13/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (daughter - 8mo)
    16/04/18: Medical @ Point Medical Group (me)
    17/04/18: Medical @ Nationwide (son - 3yo)
    19/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (me)
    20/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (hubby)
    27/04/18: Health clearance provided - no action required (son-3yo with PTB history) Thank you Lord, we are all cleared!
    28/04/18: Visa Lodge (Thank You Lord :)
    28/08/18: Visa Grant (Thank You Lord!)

  • JLFJLF SgPosts: 86Member
    @agd kami naman BM Nov. 6 flight SG-Sydney. Nov 7 ng morning kami dun. Sang city kayo?
  • JLFJLF SgPosts: 86Member
    edited October 2018
    @mrsAinKL si hubby din nagpasa pasa online. May tumawag naman at puntahan daw nya pagdating namin sa Sydney. Praying na makuha nya yung job. Godbless sa job hunting :)
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