Accommodation

April 17, 2017

Assalamualaikum hi sorry I couldn't get to spare some time nak reply your text because I need to prepare for something else.

Worry not, because now I am going to explain and bagi gambaran how to find or to get suitable accommodation in Wellington. (Good senior mode on hahaha perasan)



So, the one yang dalam red square tu is the main campus aka Kelburn campus and dalam purple box tu Business school which is the main campus for accounting students. Tapi nanti korang yang baru datang confirm akan ada satu kelas dekat main campus. And kalau ada nak ambil elective yang selain accounting related subject pun akan ada class dekat kelburn. and most activities uni/club pun akan buat dekat main campus. So macam nice jela kalau dapat duduk dekat aren in between of the two campuses. Jarak jalan kaki from one to another is approximately 20 mins,

Yang garis merah tu is the terrace; main street untuk jalan from kelburn campus and pipitea campus. Most students duduk dekat street ni. Note that from bawah (yang dekat dengan beehive tu dia menaik bukit sampai la ke kelburn campus. Most of the time, kalau sesiapa yang duduk area bawah bawah street tu akan naik bas je pergi main campus. Tapi kalau duduk lebih dekat kepada kelburn campus, kalau nak pergi pipitea campus akan turun bukit je la every day. Just bila nak balik jela naik bukit tapi bearable sebab ada short cut naik lift huhuhu.

Yang bentuk star tu uni hall. The green one is Stafford House. 5 mins walk to business school. Rasanya sekarang dalam $210 per month. I'm not really sure about this sebab dengar macam dah naik harga. Tapi electricity tak include and kena masak sendiri. And dapur kecik jela. Not really a proper house tapi kalau just nice untuk orang yang sukakan privacy.

Yang star  biru tu pulak Fairlie Terrace punya uni hall. 25 mins walk to business school. Tapi dekat jela dengan main campus cuma malam malam macam bahaya kalau nak keluar rumah jalan kaki sebab dia macam pedalaman sikit. Rumah yang paling struggle kalau nak balik from pipitea sebab dia bukit kepada bukit. $190 including electricity and internet. Make sure kalau nak apply uni hall kena bagi details yang sedetail-detailnya macam nak duduk dengan muslim ke, semua perempuan ke.

Yang warna coklat tu pulak is my house. 20 mins to pipitea campus and 3 mins to kelburn campus. Like what I've said before, kalau nak pergi class memang turun bukit je so tak ada penat sangat and nak balik tu je lah kena naik bukit tapi sebab nak balik rumah tak ada apa nak kejar sangat so, okay jela lambat-lambat pun.

Other preferences: Lambton Quay (ni nama street tapi memang dekat city), Willis Street, and mana mana tempat yang around that university la.

So, I hope korang dapat la gambaran rumah punya location macam mana.  Mana nak cari rumah? Boleh try dekat trade me or just google jela apa apa perkataan yang macam make sense. Untuk yang interested duduk uni hall boleh search dekat vuw.com dalam column accommodation. Cari pasal tempa yang dah star dalam map tu kalau nak tahu dengan lebih detailed.

Untuk cost pulak,
Bil kalau murah dalam $110-$130 per week tak masuk electricity internet. Air free. Electric and internet kira bayar per month. Kalau $30 per month sorang okay la tu. Cuma dia akan jadi mahal sikit la kalau jenis buka heater ke,  Internet around tak sampai $10 or $belas belas. Ni semua cost kalau duduk rumah sewa la. Kalau duduk dalam, macam yang dalam website cakap la.

Serumah suka hati nak duduk berapa orang. Lepas tu boleh cari la rumah yang sesuai dengan berapa ramai nak duduk satu rumah tu. Dekat sini ada je yang rumah duduk 2, 3, 5, 7, 6, duduk sorang pun boleh tapi sakit lah nak bayar sorang sorang.

Kalau uni hall time summer memang kena kosongkan rumah so kena pindah barang every hujung tahun and tumpang letak dekat mana mana ke. So, tak payah bayar rumah untuk summer break. Kalau duduk sewa rumah, memang kena bayar walaupun tak duduk sebab kalau tak hmm kena keluar rumah la kot lepas tu tuan rumah cari penyewa baru lepas tu dah tak ada rumah dah. So, kalau tak balik Malaysia cuti summer, susah la kalau duduk uni hall.

Oh and ada jugak yang tanya dah jalan mana setakat ni, Huhuhuhu soalan macam ni tak valid sangat for me because I'm a hardcore traveler, I've been almost satu new zealand with few times visit to some places macam auckland dah 5,6 kali kot. Christchurch dah 3 kali. Don't worry you will have the chances to go to anywhere regardless of where do you study, in sha Allah. Semua tempat ada benda menarik boleh buat. You will have so much fun while studying here in sha Allah.

Q & A

February 27, 2017

So, me being a lazy (yet still trying to be helpful) is going to answer some questions regarding Wellington, a city that already has a place in my heart. cehh. All of the answers are straightly from my based experience and opinions

1. from the allowance that u get, how much can u save?                        
As a MARA/JPA scholar, we'll get $1449 as Wellington is considered under zone A same like auckland. Kalau chc dia dapat $11++ . For me, alhamdulillah so far I can 'istiqamahly' save $100 per week. But strictly this is from my own life style. I don't really spend and buy outside foods. Plus I've got part time job during the weekend sometimes. But I think without the job itself, I still managed to save even not as much as that amount la kot. It's all depends on your own discipline and how you managed your own allowance. And my rent isnt really expensive which it helps a lot. 

Other than that, it also depends on where do you live (rent) because if the rate is higher macam dekat auckland and the electricity during winter tinggi  or you duduk jauh ke so you need more allocation for transportation, so yeah it will be vary. 

2. Ramai ke yg buat part time jobs dekat sana?
Ramai gila! In fact, for my batch (perempuan) most of us at least pernah kerja part time. Tapi not that really glamour job la. macam cleaning, ironing, kerja kerja biasa je. Tapi at least dapat tambah saving so why not? (and the rate kalau convert Malaysia in sha Allah boleh dapat more than RM100 one job per week)

3. Ada banyak part time jobs yg available is it selalunya? Sbb i heard canter mcm susah nk cari part time jobs.                        
Yes, there will always be there, the opportunity. Tinggal nak cari tak nak je. I think Auckland mesti paling banyak sebab dia besar and city kot. I admit macam susah je la nak dapat tapi looking at my friends ( bukan setakat my batchmates) ramaii sangat yang ada part time job tak kisah la kerja apa. Even yang ada 2/3 jobs tu memang ramai. Tinggal nak usaha cari, and willingly nak kerja sungguh-sungguh ke tak.

5. *When's the best time to do internship? *Selalunya org buat bila? 
During summer break which is from Nov-Feb. Sebab break lain kejap sangat. Most of the companies require at least 2-3 months for an internship program 

6. *Should i start applying now? Tp i baru in my first year degree. Belum second year. 
You can check on the companies' websites. Tapi biasanya kalau company malaysia diorang bukak mid year then start internship akhir tahun. Kalau dekat NZ diorang biasa bukak awal tahun sebab diorang recruit awal-awal walaupun kerjanya still akhir tahun. (because they are NZders, they dont do last minute things cehh)

7. Has any seniors in welly done any internship w the big four?        
Yes, there are soooo many. Tapi buat dekat Malaysia la sebab senang sangat nak dapat. tak payah interview langsung pun (which I don't see it as a challenging process) But not for Big 4 in NZ. It is so damn hard. yang Kysb cuma dua orang je kot legends yang dapat. Sorang from auckland and one from wellington. 

I didn't do any internship because mehh I have other better things to do in Wellington and I dont want to go back to Malaysia.
                
8. Welly ada tak big 4 events? 
Of course. Last year I attended almost every companies. Not only big 4, other big companies in NZ (specifically in Wellington) pun buat events jugak for the students.

9. Do they have the recruitment prog n cv checks?
 Yes they do have. Siap buat macam one whole day program with students lagi dekat campus. The Big4 usually will do this kind of program at all big Universitis which I believed Canter also have this kind of thing. From Victoria Uni itself, they also provided services like this. Not only CV checks, Cover letter, resume, assignments check pun ada tapi more to grammar errors, languages, benda2 macam tu la of course la tak betulkan salah point ke tak huhuhu.

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Other than these questions, there are so many asked regarding comparison of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Even though I've been to those other places for several times (or could I say, a lot of time?) and I already confident in making any comparison, but thinking of that again.. orang yang jadi 'local' dekat that particular places will know more (read:expert) so, I wouldn't do any justice if I make a comparison post. 

Hope this help you!

Sending loves from Summer Wellington hehehe

Post (South Island) trip post

February 19, 2017

The laptop clock is showing 2:22 am. I could't sleep. I cannot sleep. I've got a volunteer work tomorrow and it starts at 6 am so I need to get out around 5:45 am so I decided not to sleep. Plus I just got a free neck + shoulder massage sponsored by my employer so my body feels kinda fresh for now. And straight away after I finished the volunteering, I'm going to work so after that I'm gonna sleep. Kalau tak sebenarnya I was planning to go to Palmerston North sebab ada orang ajak pergi house warming tapi I might be too tired by the time I wanna go there, so maybe I just cancel the plan.

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Scratch out the above part. Last night I browsed other websites after the last sentence and got sleepy to be surprised with my phone displaying 5:41 am. Then, I rushed going to the volunteer job, I crossed all the roads without turning left and right because people didn't even wake up yet at that time. It was a super duper fun role. It is amazing how a marathon can inspire me a lot in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I finished my role at 10 am and straight away go to work until 3:30. I am halfway to home when I just noticed that there's a travel expo happening at TSB Arena. I turned back and arrived 10 mins before the entrance door closed. I love myself for deciding to go to the expo because there are so many (useful) booklets that I could grab apart from managed to grab couple of VIP Customer cards from flight center which I really looking forward to get it after my last one expired last december. I even managed to get an A3 map of my in sha Allah next country from the expo.

Arrived home sweaty like rain, I took some rest but it's already asar so I couldnt sleep plus I just took mocha at work. 

Tonight, I was about to relieve that I'm going get some rest tomorrow after a long week before I suddenly remember I've got work tomorrow. Oh damn. It's okay. Alhamdulillah. At least I've got work to increase my account balance and I wouldnt waste time at home.

Till next time, in need a deep rest right now. 

To summarise, today's volunteering is fun. Work load at work not really busy and the travel expo was super beneficial.

Alhamdulillah for today. 


Future

February 1, 2017


This is the realest thing I've ever seen for today. 

Allah has gifted each of us with different skills and potential. We just need to believe in ourselves because we do own our future. There's absolutely nothing's wrong with not being in the same way as the others. 

I love my life and I hope you do as well.



 
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