Thank you for visiting my blog.
My name is Ramil and I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, where I worked as a television journalist for over a decade and lectured at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Some of the shows I produced included “GamePlan,” “Pinoy Abroad” and “I-Witness” that took me on adventures around the planet — including my first, fateful trip to New Zealand in 2007, where the friendly Kiwis, fine craft beers and breathtaking scenery won me over.
I made the permanent move to New Zealand in 2009 and it’s been a hell of a rollercoaster ride. Now a New Zealand citizen, my aim is to give practical and independent advice to people who would like to follow my footsteps to live, work and study in this beautiful country I now call home.
However, any content from this site should not be taken as immigration advice, and all concerns regarding visa information and how to obtain it should be directed here.
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