Week 20 – Moving on.. to the next orchard

Finally! I’m done with chasing agriculture/viticulture payslips for my visa extension. Currently waiting for last week’s payslip to be emailed to me before finalizing documents to send over and be $280 poorer (weirdly, the visa extension for 3 months cost more expensive than my visa application for 6 months which was $245). Sometimes, it definitely

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Week 19 – Getting comfortable by myself

It’s Tuesday night right now which only means that I didn’t write my weekly update as scheduled on Monday night. It’s totally not easy to be disciplined but for the fact that I sustained this weekly blogging thing for so long feels pretty amazing. The next thing on my list is to add in photos

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Week 18 – Orchard work – test of endurance

Hello there! Thanks for sticking by once again. Today is week 18 and time really flies ain’t it? Right now, I’m in my 3rd job, 5th accommodation and i’m sitting by in the living room waiting for the Rugby match to start. It’s the semi finals and it is New Zealand vs England tonight. Would

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Week 17 – My rare holiday week

Decided to start writing this early since I have nothing to do right now and it’s too risky to fall asleep. Right now, I am currently on a boat cruising across Lake Manapouri; the starting point of my Doubtful Sound adventure. After reaching the shore (and civilization; currently no handphone reception), I have to drive

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Week 16: Last ‘work’ week in Wanaka

Apologies for being super late (like 4 days late) for this entry. I’ve been overwhelmed with things to do and laziness that it took me so long to get this done. Right now, I’m sitting on my bunk bed in a 4-bed dorm in Te Anau. Haven’t heard of this place before? It’s located on

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Week 15: Savouring the last few moments in Wanaka

Hello there, it’s Tuesday evening and here I am sitting in the TV room of the beautiful YHA hostel at Lake Tekapo. I didn’t get to post my weekly update on Monday night this time as I’m not staying at ‘home’ right now; but last night was spent in a lovely AirBnB house in Oamaru.

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