Okay now let me share some of Aussie slangs I’ve learned so far and find a bit funny or weird. Hehe.

Here it goes —

Mozzie – Mosquito

Brolly – Umbrella

Maccas – McDonalds (as in the fast food)

Woolies – Woolworths (grocery store chain)

Brizzie – Brisbane

Goldie – Goldcoast

Sunnie – Sunshine Coast

Sickie / Sicky – Sick Leave

Holiday – Vacation or Leave

Brekkie – Breakfast

Bikkie – Biscuit

Telly – Television

Lippy – Lipstick

Lolly/ Lollies – Candy / Candies

Trackies – Track pants / Sweat pants / Jogger pants

Barbie – Barbeque

Chockie – Chocolate

Ice block – Popsicle

Avo – Avocado

And here they call the trunk of the car, boot.

They call a pick up or truck Ute (pronounced as yut).

Gas is petrol.

You will often hear G’day mate, You’re right, No worries, Reckon’, How you doin?

And I’m used to tell them, Pardon? Because most of the time, it is hard for me to understand them. Hehe.

And one more thing, people here are used to greeting anyone with Hi, G’day or a smile. Kahit sino ka pa. Sobra nilang friendly. Nakakapanibago, pag ginawa ko sa Pinas yung binabati lahat ng nakakasalubong baka isipin baliw ako. Hahaha.

Anyways, naaliw lang talaga ako sa slangs nila. 😊

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Edi gumising ako ng 4:45am.

Nagwork from 6am to 6pm (pero actually natapos ako ng 6:20pm) with only 30 minutes lunch break and 2 10 minutes in between.

Nothing for breakfast, had sandwich for lunch.

Tumakbo para umabot sa devotional prayer which is 7pm pero nakarating ako ng 7:30pm dahil naiwan ako ng dapat kong icatch na train. Sa awa ng Diyos, nakaabot naman ako sa huli. Hahaha.

Ngayon naghihintay ako ng tren na 45minutes pa darating.

Pagdating sa bahay kelangan ko pang maglaba, tapos magluto ng dinner.

Tapos bukas, gigising ule ng maaga.

At hassle nga pala bukas kasi walang service ang train.

Nagiging calendar at rant page ko na tong blog ko. Hahaha.

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Naglinis ako for 2 hours ngayon at kumita ng $60.98.

Since kelangan ko ng bagong dress kasi magtthanksgiving na, pumunta ako ng city at sakto may mga sale sale sa mga shops.

Nakabili ako ng $20-dress na dating $45, tapos nakakita pa ako ng shirt na maluwang for $7 na dating $15. Eh pumila na ako sa may cashier, nakakita ako ng sunglasses, sakto summer na kelangan ko ng sunglasses. Akala ko $10 lang sya, ng binayaran ko $13 pala. Total ng napamili ko eh $40.

Edi meron pa akong $20.98.

Kumain ako ng dalawang sushi rolls for lunch ko – $5.70.

Tapos namasahe nga pala ako $1.98 papuntang work, $1.28 papuntang city at $2.98 pauwi.

Ayun, meron pa akong natirang $9.04. Haha.

Yung pagvavacuum, pagmo-mop at pagkakaskas ng banyo katumbas ay mga damit, pamasahe at 2 sushi rolls.

Oh, life.

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Edi araw araw na nga may work ako ngayon kasi school break, naisip ko nakakapagod din ah.

Tapos naalala ko nung nasa disyerto nga pala ako, 10 hours a day ang trabaho ko, pag uwi pa ng bahay magbe-babysit pa ng mga cute na cute kong mga pamangkin.

May rest day naman ng 2 days, pero yung isang araw nun para sa church at yung isang araw sa paglalaba. Hahaha.

Kung tutuusin mas pagod schedule ko sa disyerto. Haha. Siguro nakalimutan ko na kung ano pakiramdam ng pagod na pagod kaya naisip ko na pagod na pagod ako ngayon.

Dont get me wrong, I want these schedules of my work. Aba aba choosy pa ba, kelangan ng salapi. Mas madaming work, mas makakaipon ng salapi.

Pero siguro yung katawan ko lang ang nagrereklamo, alam mo na – tumatanda.

Old age.

PS. May sched na nga pala ako sa Sunday, sa nursing home – 6am to 2:30pm. Kaya to!!!

Aja – sabi nga ni Aubu.

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For future reference ko kung paano ako naging busy this time of the year. Hahaha.

7 December (Thursday) –

Linis sa Hotel 9am to 2pm

(1 hour commute)

8 December (Friday) –

Nursing Home 6am to 2:30pm

(30mins commute)

9 December (Saturday) –

Worship Service 7am to 9am

(30 mins drive)

Nursing Home 11:45am to 8:15pm

(30 mins commute)

10 December (Sunday) –

Nursing Home 6am to 2:30pm

(10 mins drive – Wewel dropped me even though he is soooo sleepy and tired ❤)

Devotional Prayer 7:30pm

(30 mins drive)

Dry Run 8pm to 9:30pm

11 December (Monday)

Devotional Prayer 6am

(30 mins drive)

Linis sa Hotel 9:30am to 1:30pm

(1 hour commute)

Pag uwi ng bahay, linis ng bahay at hinarap ang labada.

Til now nakasalang pa ang 2nd load ng labada at may 3rd load pa kami, 5:30pm na halos. Haha.

Bukas, devotional prayer ulit sa umaga at linis sa hotel after.

Wednesday is devotional prayer at 6am and then Nursing Home at 11:45pm til 8:15pm.

Thursday is Worship service and devotional prayer at 6:30am tapos direcho linis sa hotel.

Friday Nursing Home at 6am til 2:30pm and devotional prayer at 7pm

Saturday is Year End Thanksgiving at 8am and 5pm.

Sunday, wala pa akong schedule. Hahaha.

Bawal magpahinga challenge. Haha.

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Dati naiinggit ako sa mga nasa ibang bansa nagttrabaho na mga friends and classmates.

Dati naiinggit ako sa mga nagttravel around the Philippines or around the world.

Dati naiinggit ako sa mga yumayaman kong friends.

Ngayon mas naiinggit na ako sa mga may career advancement kahit nasa Pilipinas sila.

May mga classmates and friends na ako na Nurse Manager, Head Nurse at iba pang mas mataas na posisyon.

Nakakainggit din ang mga friends na may pre-elem at elementary kids.

Hay, tumatanda na talaga ako.

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At work, someone in his late 80s approached me and told me that he has boxes of pads given by his wife.

I didnt understand him at first. And then I asked whats the name of his wife, thinking that his wife is one of our residents.

“Dianne.” he said.

“You don’t know her but she’s beautiful.”

Anddddddd my heart melted.

80+ years old and still thinks that his wife is a beauty.

(Turns out that he wants to donate the boxes of pads)

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