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My name is Omalee (pronounced Oh-maa-lee) and welcome to my blog! I started this site a couple of years ago, but I gave in to the worse habit of inconsistent posting. So here I am, two years from posting last, to hold myself accountable to regular postings. While my “real day-time job” is more serious, I really enjoy blogging as an open platform to express my thoughts on other avenues that interest me. This site consist of my personal and research driven articles exploring aspects of my life and interests. Here is a something about me… I am 26 year old, still discovering who I am . I mean, I am still very young, don’t you agree? I consider my self to be ambitious, independent, an animal lover, loyal and most importantly, HAPPY. I live alone in Sydney, my second home, in a 4 years long-distance relationship with my favourite person on earth, boyfriend of 8+ years. He is the genius behind this website that encouraged me to write. I love adventure. I am the type of person who will say YES and be open to all new experiences, but not value materialistic things. I can make friends and start a conversation with anyone, but I consider my self an introvert. This is me in a nutshell… …stick around, keep exploring the site, let me know what you love / dislike the most and where I could improve. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Until next time…
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Things to pack when you come to Australia as an International Student

This is a question we don’t put much stress until the last minute: what items am I going to fit in the 30 to 40 kilo weight limit? As soon as I had my University acceptance letter and student Visa in my hands, I though stressful times are over, all I need to do was move. That bubble pooped a few weeks later when I was struggling to fit all my possessions in the weight limit and having to decide between what I need and what I want. I will break down essentials you need to bring and common items International Students tend to bring that you need to leave at home.

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Integrating with Australian Community as International Students

Research shows that most International Students interact with co-nationals. Whilst their best friend is also a co-national, they limit interacting with domestic students. This is understandable given that there is a certain level of comfort and commonalities communicating with people from your country.  It was found that International Student’s social life play an important role in their academic excellence. International Students are more satisfied with their University life if they have domestic student friends. 

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Master PTE Exam (epi. 1) – How to score 90 in PTE Speaking?

I have met International Students with all the relevant points required for the permanent residency, but only fell short of the threshold because they not able get the maximum scores for the English language requirement. While it is mentally draining to not achieve the score you desire, it is also a financial burden. Master PTE Exams series is dedicated to all students who are struggling or unable to get the desired score or sitting for the exam for the first time. As the title suggest, this article is all about the Speaking test.

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All You Need to Know About Temporary Graduate 485 Visa as an International Student

If you just graduated – firstly, congratulations – secondly, if you are unsure what to do next, you may want to consider applying for the Temporary Graduate 485 Visa. For all International Students, I urge you to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Australian government for you to gain skilled Australian work experience. Even for those who are still deliberating whether to study in Australia or what course to select, this article will facilitate your long-term plan of permanently migrating to Australia.

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How to find cheap accommodation for International Students?

What’s worse than job hunting? Obviously, apartment hunting!!! Whether you like or not, finding the right accommodation is imperative to the life of an International Student. Accommodation is the highest contributor of living cost for studying abroad. Many International Students end up compromising quality of living over cost of living. There is an alternate way to balance the two factors of quality and cost, it is definitely worth your consideration. I have made my fair share of mistakes. Without regretting over it, I like to think of it as I made the mistake, so you don’t have to.