For those who know me, this will be old news or if they learn about it now, then it shoudn’t suprise them at all. For others, lets put it like this: I can’t stay too long at the same place. I move all the time and like a drug, over the years, I got addicted to change.
After spending a year in Taiwan, it is now Australia’s turn. Up-side-down the planet and my first time in the southern hemisphere. So far so good, here is a quick summary of my first month here.
Moving at the speed of light … almost
Moving to another country isn’t as difficult as it seems. And moving to Australia, put aside the distance from “home”, is nothing different than moving to UK or Sweden.
But I admit, I’ve been lucky this time once again, as I had already found a job (thanks to a good friend of mine) and thus setting up became extremely easy and fast.
- I arrived from Taiwan on October 14th. The next day I was signing my work contract.
- The following day I started working full time, set up a phone number and applied for my tax number.
- Then the rest of the week went quite normal.
- On Saturday I spent the afternoon tacking appointments for looking at flats and on Sunday I visited 5 of them.
- By 7pm Sunday, I had a new home and could move out of my crowded hostel room straight following day.
So yes, moving to another country couldn’t be easier than that.
New country, new occupation
Now let’s talk about work. My first real proper job in my life! Not that I’ve never worked before, but since my previous occupations only were just casual summer jobs as a student or, like Overclocking-TV, a job/hobby that never really paid money: we can say that this is the real thing now.
ASUS. That’s the name of the company I work for. The name must probably remind you of something and all my tech enabled friends will know that ASUS is a computer company. Off course they build computers and off course they are Taiwanese!
Building computer hardware since 1989, ASUS is among the top computer manufacturing companies out there and occupy a strong position in the Australian market. Working as Technical Marketing for ASUS since one month is, as far as I can say, a great experience. Learning new things everyday and truly enjoying myself at work.
The next 5 month will certainly be very existing and filled with new learnings and experiences.
That’s it for now. Enjoy!