Day 13: New accommodation, new room mate

I have accommodation!

I’m 13 days into landing in the US. Its been an interesting ride to say the least! Most of this covers Day 8 – 10. But hey its my blog and I’m going to reflect on my journey 🙂

On Day 8, I inspected some apartments with a destination services company that my employer had organised. Destination services help you look for housing, area orientation, getting a social security number, drivers license, banking, and more. I had 3 days available for their services. I chose to use them to help me look for accommodation. I did the other things myself as I figured it would be straightforward.

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Day 7: The hunt for rental accomodation

Since I arrived in America, the hunt has been on. For a place to rent that is! But first some background that I didn’t mention in my first blog post.

An opportunity not to be squandered

I’m one of the fortunate ones to get a soft landing arriving in a new country which I’ve explained in Day Zero. I’m cognisant of this fact. What I didn’t mention in my last blog post is the experience my parents went through when they migrated to Australia and why I’m grateful for my experience so far. My only recollection on my parents migrating to Australia is from the anecdotal stories they handed down to me. My mother chose to migrate to Australia because it was one of the few countries that recognised her qualifications from Hong Kong as a nurse. This is because it was also a Commonwealth country. She chose Australia because she knew a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend. Basically, some random connection from her home. But it was better than nothing.

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Day Zero: The uncredited

TLDR: Have moved to San Francisco, USA. I’m a-ok 🙂

I’m writing this post as a record for myself and also to share with others my experience of moving to America. There might be some things I’m doing wrong, but this is my journey that I’m sharing with you. All the bumps, bruises, and laughs.

Working in Silicon Valley has been something I’ve wanted to do for a while. For now, I’ll start with day zero, which is upon landing in America. Why Day 0? Well its what we call it when user first downloads and installs an app. If they make it to the next day, its Day 1 :). From Zero to One!

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S3E4 – Kings, Pelicans, and Presidents with Francis McCarthy from Unikrn

I chat to Francis McCarthy, Senior Marketing Manager at Unikrn. He was previously on Season 2. Now he’s back for a 2 part episode (S3E3 & S3E4). Francis has been living in Seattle, USA. We cover what its like travelling in the US, role of the media and we go all out on our favourite topic, the NBA! For Episode 3 (aka part 1) go here.

S3E4 - Kings, Pelicans, Presidents

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S3E3 – Instagram Stories & The Snap IPO with Francis McCarthy from Unikrn

I chat to Francis McCarthy, Senior Marketing Manager at Unikrn. He was previously on Season 2. Now he’s back for a 2 part episode (S3E3 & S3E4). We always have an awesome chat and this time is no different! We cover everything from esports to my favourite sport, NBA! We also go in depth to chat about the future of content in Snapchat stories vs Instagram stories, Snap’s IPO and Medium. For S3E4 (aka part 2) go here.

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S3E2 – Designing Sydney Opera House App with Peter Chen from Beaconmaker

S3E2 - Designing Sydney Opera House App
I chat with Peter Chen, Head of Design & Co-founder at Beaconmaker. I met Peter via the Sydney Opera house hackathon which he won. Peter previously was Head Of Design at Yatango. He also has a lot of digital and advertising agency experience at Holler, Tribal DDB, Soap Creative and WHYBIN. I’ve always been impressed by Peter’s designs and his approach to design. So super excited to be chatting to Pete himself – also his twitter handle!

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This Mobile Life Podcast – Season 3 Now Available!

Woohoo! I’m now back with Season 3 of This Mobile Life. After a break of 1 month, the new episodes are now out. I was actually recording during my break. I used the time to collect my thoughts, do some planning and catchup with some friends to record a podcast!

This Mobile Life S3 Launch

I decided to go big and launch with 4 episodes. I’ve heard that helps with the initial burst of downloads, getting featured. I like the idea of it because if you have multiple episodes, people can download a few of them at a time and go through them. Here’s my attempt to do some marketing with some blog posts, email marketing and posting on social media 🙂

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