I haven't posted in a while and reason for this is really simple - my life was too hectic! Last five months were extremely tough for me. When I was deciding to move to Australia I knew it was going to be a wild ride, but wasn't expecting that wild. Workload To afford my stay … Continue reading I made it! Getting a job in Australia
Ammount of work and recent issues are slowly getting to me now... Polish tax Office "Polish Tax Office" Those guys are driving me crazy. Before I came here I tried so much to take care of the self employment bureocracy madness so they don't bother me in Australia but obviously I failed miserably. I changed … Continue reading Hardships of immigration
I officially have a student visa that's valid for 1.5 year from now. It was quite a struggle to get to that point but I made it. Now my life is quite busy as I'm working and studying both full time. Although my studies are full time they're partially online so I spend at campus … Continue reading Daily life
It's been a while since my last post. I couldn't really find time to write anything since it was so hectic. Just after I'd moved to the new room I sign up for a PTE which is computer based English exam. There's a few exam types out there but for someone who have forgotten how … Continue reading English exam, student visa
After living in AirBnb for the initial 2 weeks I needed to rent something long term. I'll point out some differences between Poland and Australia that struck me during the process of finding room and completing formalities that goes along with it.
Two weeks just passed and it was a mix of everything. I've met great people, worked quite a lot and seen some of the city. Unfortunately also some bad things happened but let's start with the good things.
Everyone knows that there's lots of spiders in Australia. And yeah that's true but are they really that bad? I'm quite arachnophobic to be honest. It doesn't mean that I run and scream when I see a spider but they still give me creeps. Luckily there are no spider species that would likely kill an … Continue reading Spider situation in Brisbane
I've got my new bike!The seller was some Arab guy from GumTree who was so kind to drop the bike off to place where I live. In Australia there's some strict rules what you can do and what you can't do while riding a bike. For example riding without a helmet is illegal, you have … Continue reading Bicycle rules in Australia
I got woken up at 5am by birds and some other animals that I haven't heard before (loud as hell) and couldn't fall asleep. I met my hosts few hours later. Morgana is a PhD student and Glen is an IT guy and they're really nice. They showed me around and I headed off to … Continue reading First day in Brisbane
Flight to Dubai went pretty smooth. I was the only person in the row so I could watch nice views from the window and easily go for a walk to stretch my legs, which btw you should do quite often on long houl flights. Connection in Dubai Dubai's airport is HUUGE. I landed at sector … Continue reading Travel
I finished my bachelor studies at Warsaw University of Technology with major in Electronics and Information Technology in Medicine. As much as I loved the whole experience I have mixed feelings about these studies now. On the one hand I learned so much. I had designed electronics, coded in programming languages such as Assembler, C, … Continue reading Student times
As far as I can remember I was always fascinated about making stuff. Spent a big chunk of my childhood in my father's workshop tinkering and making some random projects. I got my first PC when I was 11 years old and although hardware is really fun and rewarding I started to be drawn more … Continue reading It all started with games
Hi everyone! My name is Damien and I’m from Poland. I was born in a small city where I lived most of my life. At the time of writing this post I am 28. I love sun and warm weather but Poland happens to have a cold climate which makes 3/4 of the year a … Continue reading Purpose of this blog