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Friday, December 29, 2006

The Traveller Rests

Two years of blogging with 268 posts, I believe I've said about everything I've wanted to say and have accomplished lots of things I never even planned for. When I first started this blog back in December 2004, I thought of it as a journey with no specific destination. Where it was going to take me, I have not the slightest idea back then. I first intended it to be mainly a journal of my thoughts and ideas, in the hope of leaving something to the people I love the most. But the journey had twists and turns. And just like the "Little Prince", the journey took me to places I never imagined before, met new friends, rediscovered old ones, and even got me involved in civic projects and organizations.

But now it's time to take a rest from this journey; perhaps to fully appreciate the view before I embark on another. For now, I wish to thank all those I've met along the way. And I'm just happy to have touched the lives of other people (hopefully in a good way), and I thank them for having touched mine too. You all made the journey an enjoyable and memorable one. Wishing you all the very best for the coming new year and years to come and hoping to meet you all again someday... somewhere.


  • oh no! please don't stop blogging... we will surely missed your witty and informative posts!

    By Anonymous JO, at 3:35 PM, December 29, 2006  

  • WHY? Why? Why? I am just starting to get the feel of it... surely lots of people will miss KU.

    By Anonymous BB, at 6:08 PM, December 29, 2006  

  • My pleasure to have met u ka uro and i wish you well in your journey. Yes- life is a journey and it should keep on will be missed and thank you very much for sharing your wit and thoughts and in fact your life to whe WWW. God bless you and am just one blog away...and if you fly across to aussie, am also here. Best regards to you and your family.

    By Blogger VICKY, at 9:49 PM, December 29, 2006  

  • In the short time I've known you, I have come to appreciate your widsom and insights. Thanks for your sharing and allowing me the opportunity to share as well.


    By Blogger Peter Vajda, at 5:59 AM, December 30, 2006  

  • If that's what you have decided, then I wish you well. Hope to see you once in a while in cyberspace, or better yet, in real time.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:12 AM, December 31, 2006  

  • KU...nakaka-sad naman po kung di na kayo magblog. Buti na lang po we'll be in Auckland on Friday na so pwede na namin kayo ma-meet in person. I hope ok lang po sa inyo. We have some simple tokens for you and your esmi :)

    Please email me po at sana po magkita tayo jan.

    Happy New Year :)

    By Anonymous april, at 3:29 PM, December 31, 2006  

  • Happy New Year KU....Good luck in your next endevours...wherever and what ever it may be.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:18 PM, December 31, 2006  

  • Whoa, you'll surely be missed KU. Happy New Year and best wishes on the next phase for you and your family! Hope we meet again and thanks for sharing your wisdom and experiences with us, your avid readers! Cheers!

    By Blogger Raquel, at 5:28 PM, December 31, 2006  

  • KU,

    thank you for your inspiring stories. You have touched a lot of people. May you continue to help our people there in NZ. For more than you imagine, you will be rewarded generously.

    We will be there in NZ middle of 2007 and we hope to see you in person.

    God bless and more power.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:09 PM, December 31, 2006  

  • happy new year po!

    By Anonymous sarubesan, at 7:16 PM, December 31, 2006  

  • Hope to meet you someday fafa KU!

    Happy New Year!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:27 PM, December 31, 2006  

  • Happy New Year Ka Uro.

    By Anonymous myepinoy, at 2:10 PM, January 01, 2007  

  • Yaah Mon !! Take it easy. Good Luck to you Dude !! Cheers !!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:56 PM, January 01, 2007  

  • KU!

    Hindi tayo magkakilala ng personal pero through your blog I got encouragement to pursue my dreams for my family.

    Maraming salamat sa lahat ng insights mo, naniniwala ako na sa iyong pamamahinga ay maraming magsisimula para ituloy ang nagawa mo :D

    Happy New Year!!! Nice to have known you :D

    By Anonymous AJDubai, at 9:40 PM, January 01, 2007  

  • all the best ka uro -


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:25 PM, January 02, 2007  

  • KU affected ako. nakaka sad naman. still, wishing you the best. good luck and God bless always.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:30 PM, January 02, 2007  

  • ka uro, nakakalungkot isipin subalit hindi namin mapipigilan ang iyong desisyon. maraming salamat sa lahat ng impormasyong ibinahagi nyo sa amin. maligayang bagong taon sa iyo at sa iyong pamilya!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:33 PM, January 02, 2007  

  • KU, sabi nga nila, lahat may angganan. Now on to a new year, a new journey. As you end this journey I wish you the best on your next one. May it be as enjoyable and meaningful as this one has been to you and us your avid fans. Happy New Year!!! Anggang sa muli ne.

    By Blogger Ka Elyong, at 7:56 AM, January 03, 2007  

  • Hi KU,

    I am sad that you finally putting a period to this wonderful blog...but I am sure you're just around...di mo man lang sinakto na 300 post hehehe.

    Seriously I think KU is now focused on his brand new job and wants to give more that to it for now but I am pretty sure by next few months makakakita tayo ng bagong post from him.

    bro. I wish you all the best.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:04 AM, January 04, 2007  

  • Happy New Year Ka Uro! I wish you all the best for 2007 and in your future endeavours!

    You've been on my blogroll since August 2006 and I learned a lot in my every visit. Maraming Salamat!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:21 PM, January 04, 2007  

  • KU,
    Rest if you may but please don't quit.

    Thank you for being an inspiration to a lot of bloggers and a source of information to many NZ aspiring migrants.

    Happy New Year!

    By Blogger jinkee, at 11:03 AM, January 05, 2007  

  • Ka Uro,
    Have a very fruitful 2007.

    Thanks for all your posts. Should you blog again, please do not forget to inform me :) (although I have not been writing comments)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:14 PM, January 05, 2007  

  • fafaaaaa,
    you've touched so many lives because of this blog. You shared a lot of your 3 T's; Talent, Time & Treasure. I hope and pray that this is not the end of your journey as a blogger.
    Go ahead & smell the roses, lay back, rest and enjoy the view my friend (& fafa) nandito lang kami at maghihintay sa muli mong pagbabalik.

    waahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh balik ka na pls pls pls hehehe

    By Blogger KaDyo, at 11:36 PM, January 06, 2007  

  • KU,

    Ang tagal bago ko ulit nabuksan ang blog mo at ito pa ang makikita ko...waaa! Ma-mimiss ko ang mga inspiring & super funny notes mo. Anyway, talagang ganun we have to respect your decision eniwey pipilitin namin ni hubby makita ka sa Auckland. Tenchu sa lahat ng tulong sa aming aspiring NZ migrants. God bless you.


    By Anonymous Ezel Canes, at 3:03 AM, January 08, 2007  

  • one of the original fafa's and adviser in the blogging world.

    hope to hear from you soon!


    By Anonymous mmy-lei, at 8:28 PM, January 08, 2007  

  • Hey! Hey! Hey!! What the....????
    You're the one who inspired me to blogging, although I haven't post for a while for some reasons, i never expected my "idol" to refrain inspite of people whom you helped and will help....

    By Blogger Flex J!, at 11:01 PM, January 08, 2007  

  • Ka Uro,

    It's been a long while since i logged in here sa blogspot. Actually, Flex J just gave me the "sad" news and I just have to take a visit. I just wanted to say thank you. It's been a pleasure reading your posts...learned a lot from you and am so thankful na-meet na rin namin kayo in person. Not many people affect others the way you did with your writings. I must say, I'm one of your fans....may request lang po sana ko KU, that as you embark on your new journey, can you please leave this blogspot open? That even though you have already stopped writing, others will have the privilege of reading your articles as well...

    BUt I do believe, you will come back in one way or another....with someone having a great mind as you do, it will be hard to keep it all bottled up heheheh...alam nyo yon, you just have to share it with the rest of the world, in other means maybe....see you again someday and God bless! I wish you the best!


    By Blogger Bluegreen, at 11:21 PM, January 08, 2007  

  • Oh no! By all means take a break but please be back with more!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:44 PM, January 09, 2007  

  • wow.. ngayon lang uli nakabisita at iiwan mo na ang blogworld.. bat naman? you will be missed.

    By Anonymous bingskee, at 2:11 AM, January 10, 2007  

  • oh why?? thats sad ;( well, hope u come back soon... and Godbless!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:36 AM, January 18, 2007  

  • Hi Ka Uro! Nabigyan na po kami ng WTR invite last December. Kaso nanghihinayang po kami basta umalis at iwan ang Pilipinas kasi medyo established na po kami dito sa Philippines. May food processing business po kami dito at may mga ilang properties na rin. Posible po ba na makakuha kami ng dual citizenship (PHIL/NZ) kung magwo work po kami for sometime lang sa NZ? Gusto po kasi namin may option later on kasi ang negosyo naman po hindi palaging siguradong okey. Pwede po ba kaya na pag na grant na yung Residence Visa namin ay pumunta punta na lang po kami sa NZ once in a while para ma maintain yung residency namin? Posible po ba ang ganito? Ano po ba ang magandang gawin? Salamat po

    By Anonymous Elisa, at 11:00 PM, January 29, 2007  

  • hi elisa,
    posible na ngayon ang dual citizenship. pero actually hindi naman niyo kailangan maging NZ citizen. ok lang na makakuha kayo ng PR (permanent residency, parang green card sa US).

    maganda nga ang idea niyo na kumuha ng PR at papunta-punta na lang dito para ma-maintain ang status niyo. ok ang plano niyo ituloy niyo yan para nga may options kayo in the future.
    good luck

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:49 PM, January 30, 2007  

  • Hi Ka Uro! Maraming salamat po sa reply!! Hangad ko po na pagpalain pa kayo ni Lord kasi marami po kayong natutulungan!! God Bless!!

    By Anonymous Elisa, at 10:53 PM, January 31, 2007  

  • Hi Ka Uro! Questions lang po.
    1. Yun po bang mga laptops, cellphones at pda dito sa pinas ay pwede po bang dalhin at magamit dyan sa NZ? Yung nakita ko po kasi sa laptop namin ay 100volts to 240 volts ang input nya. Ganun din po yata sa mga cellphone. Kelangan pa po ba namin bumili ng transformer o additional na gamit para magamit namin dyan ang mga ito?
    2. Advisable po ba magdala ng washing machine dyan? Meron po ba kayang mga laundromats dyan para po dun sa mga walang washing machine? Magkano po kaya ang bayad sa mga laundromats?
    4. May extra apartment pa po ba kayo na for rent? Kung meron po, magkano po kaya per week?
    5. Yun po kayang mga comforter dito sa pinas ay okey na po bang panlaban sa lamig dyan? Advisable po bang mgadala ng ganito or meron na po kayang kasama na mga comforters pag nag rent ka ng bahay?

    Salamat po ng marami at pasensya na po sa istorbo, kayo lang po kasi ang mapagtatanungan ko. God bless po.


    By Anonymous Elisa, at 4:01 PM, February 05, 2007  

  • hi elisa,
    1. laptop, cellphone at pda - aandar lahat dito yan. siguraduhin lang na hindi naka-lock ang cellphone. di na kailangan ng transformer.
    2. hindi advisable magdala ng washing machine. iba ang frequency dito. 50 hz. sa atin 60hz. marami naman mga laundromats. may maga mabibili ring second hand na appliances kung gusto niyo.
    4. may post na ako tungkol sa presyo ng mga rent. hanapin mo na lang yung link.
    5. walang kasamang comforter ang mga bahay na nire-rent. pwede kang magdala ng sarili niyo galing diyan.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 7:06 PM, February 05, 2007  

  • Hi Ka Uro! Pasensya na po kayo, medyo naguguluhan lang po kami ng konti, gusto ko po sanang hingin sana ang opinion nyo sa sitwasyon namin ng misis ko. Eto po: Nag aplay po kami sa NZ as skilled migrant nung 2005, kareresign ko lang po at nagsisimula pa lang po kami sa negosyo namin. Katakot takot na hirap po ang inabot namin sa simula kaya po naisipan naming mag aplay sa NZ. Pero habang tumatagal, naging established na po kami dito. Nagsimula po kami na nag re rent lang pero ngayon po ay may sarili na kaming bahay, yun pong lupa(346 sq.m) sa likod ng bahay na namana ng misis ko ay nabili na rin namin at dun po namin inilipat ang aming maliit na negosyo. Yung misis ko po ay nag resign na rin nung later part ng 2005. Nakapagpundar na po kami ng 1 delivery truck, 1 suzuki k-truck, 1 tricycle na ginagamit po namin sa negosyo. Nakabili rin po kami ng honda crv na sya naming ginagamit ngayon. Nakabili rin po kami ng 300 sq.m., 758 sq.m., at 228 sq. m. na lupa dito rin po sa bulacan. Yun pong 300 at 758 ay residential at yun pong 228 ay pwede sa business kasi po ay nasa hi-way. Yung 758 at 228 na lang po ang kasalukuyang hinuhulugan namin. yun pong negosyo namin ay sa likod lang po ng bahay namin at ang average po na income namin ay 150K sa isang buwan. Ang worry lang po namin pag umalis kami ay parang wala po kaming maisip na pwedeng paghawakin sa aming negosyo sa ngayon. Pag hindi po kami nakapagpatuloy ay baka po mawalan po kami ng market dito. Ang misis ko po kasi ang principal applicant at hindi ko po sya basta na lang pwedeng paunahin mag isa kasi po kakaopera lang po nya. Sa palagay nyo po ba ay okey po ba kaya na iwanan namin kung ano man ang meron kami at pumunta sa NZ? Sana po ay bigyan nyo kami ng payo ka Uro. Maraming salamat po sa pagbibigay nyo na time na basahin ito. Marami po kaming natutulungan nyo.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:20 AM, February 06, 2007  

  • hi anonymous,
    sa aking opinyon, hindi na niyo dapat ipagpatuloy ang pagpunta sa NZ. masyadong malaki ang mawawala sa inyo. kung ako ang nasa kalagayan ninyo, ipagpapatuloy ko lang ang pagpunta sa NZ kung PR kaagad ang makukuha kong visa at hindi WTR, at kung may mga anak ako. ok ang NZ para sa mga bata. pero kung dalawa lang kayo ng misis mo at ok na naman kayo diyan, ipagpatuloy na lang ninyo ang inyong business. pasyal na lang kayo as tourist sa NZ, kung gusto niyo talagang malaman ang muna ang buhay dito.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:12 AM, February 06, 2007  

  • Salamat Ka Uro sa reply nyo. Meron na po kaming WTR invitation, hinihintay na lang po nung VO yung passports at proof of funds namin. May isa rin po kaming anak, 3 years old po. Ako po ay Mechanical Engineer at Chemical Engineer naman po si Misis. Sa tingin nyo ba Ka Uro hindi namin kayang kitain dyan sa NZ yung kinikita namin dito sa business kung pareho kami magwo work? Mahirap po ba kayang maghanap ng work dyan? Salamat po ulit at pasensya na po sa maraming katanungan.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:21 PM, February 06, 2007  

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