Thursday, November 24, 2011

Page Rank and Birthday Giveaway From Gagay

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Finally Here On American Soil!!!

This is a late post due to reason I was so hectic the last few weeks. Right now I'm here in the USA with my loving husband finally!!!! I received my Visa on  November 09, 2011. Thank God the long journey is over. November 16th (Phil. time) was my flight to the USA,  I flew to Manila one day earlier than my flight, because I still have to get my sticker in CFO in Manila. I stayed in the hotel with one friend I meet in Visa Journey, we were together until we arrived in Tokyo, Japan.  She has to go on another flight because she was going to Kansas, while me on the other hand is going to Atlanta, that's my Point of Entry. I was very happy my flight was smooth and no delays thank God, I was very nervous at first because it was my first international flight and I'm just alone but it turned out very good, so I'm proud of myself heheh. My POE is fast, the only thing that I have to wait a little longer is in the Passport Control, ecause the line was kinda long but it was okay because the officer just ask me common questions like "Who is my petitioner" and get my thumb marks, and after that he ask me if I have my visa packet, after that he showed the next step, which is the POE, I was lucky that time, we're only two people including me who is in there, the officer just ask me did I bring some food with me, tobacco etc., and ask how much money I have with me, then they let me sign another paper, and get my thumb mark again now with ink, then its all done, I even ask the guy " is that all Sir?" then he answered me " Yes Welcome to the USA! then he also said that I should get my Green Card in 4 weeks or so.

After I'm done with all the Immigration stuff, I ran to find where is my gate, because Atlanta airport is very huge, I was really exhausted and tired of walking that time. My next flight was Jacksonville,where my father in law and my husband was living, after 1 hour and 25 minute, our plane landed already and outside I saw my husband waving at me, and My father in law was also there taking picture of us. It was so relived to see my husband after 1 year and 7 months of not seeing each other, I can finally hug him lol, He even can't believe himself that I was there with him ready to go home. My father in law was kind enough to drive us home. Thank God for all the guidance and Blessings. I can't really make it without God's guidance and also my family with there unending love to me, especially my mother. I hope that I can manage to adopt my new home over here, I know its not easy but my husband is always there for me, and that's why I love him so much.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Visa Approved At the US Embassy, Manila!

I can't believe that my Visa Journey is almost over and I'm done with my interview, Thank God for everything He really guides me from the start of this journey. So this is my experience, I would like to share with you guys.

USCIS Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card)

I was lucky, I have a friend whom I meet from Visa Journey, we have the same interview date Nov. 3, 2011, but hers is 6:30 am mine is 8:30 am. We arrived at the embassy around 5:30am, the line was already long, so we line up at the Immigrant line, the guard will announce what not to bring with you while inside the embassy. No cellphones are allowed, colognes, alcohol, gums, but candy is allowed. I was starting to get nervous because there's other applicants that the guard did not let them in because there schedule was 8:30am and it was still 6:00am that time.  So I started praying, hoping they will let me in even though my interview time is not until 8:30am.  When I get in, the girl who will check your documents before you can enter the building she just ask my passport and put it into a small ziplock bag, and she take a look at my appointment letter and she said okay ma'am you can go inside. I was so relieved and then we line up to another window where we wait for our queue number to given.  After what seemed a long time,  I received my queue number, 6043. After that that's the time you can go inside the embassy.  I was looking around to see my friend but shes still outside, my line was faster than her line. Before you can get inside the embassy you have to pass by for another check, its like you were in the airport, and they have this scan thing and they will check your bag. After that you can go to building, It was huge with a very heavy metal door, I was looking for window 39 to drop my Appointment letter, after that I took a seat then waited for my number on the queue board.  After a few minutes my number was flashed at window 39 again for inkless fingerprinting, it was an American Woman, she ask me my Name and date of birth, after that took a seat again and finally I saw my friend. We chatted for a few minutes, then my number flashed again at the queue board at window 40, It was the pre-screener this time, and at first I was thinking what to call him or her. He looks like a girl but his a guy with a long hair, actually I think his a gay, but He is nice. I greeted him good morning Sir, then he greeted me back, He get my passport with the ziplock, then He ask me my name, date of birth, who is my petitioner, When and where did I meet him, If I'm married before, If my husband was married before, If he have kids, then He ask me if I have wedding pics, so I show it to him then after that He let me sign part two of the DS-230. He said, "Okay ma'am, I think I don't have questions anymore", to which I replied,  "Thank you so much" and he gave me back my police clearance and the photocopies of my other documents from NVC. He told me just sit down and wait for my number to be called again.

I took a seat again and waited for my last interview with the consul.  While waiting I chatted again with my friend so I was not bored while waiting for my number. Finally my queue number flashed again at window 66, He was an american good looking guy lol, So I greeted him Good morning Sir, He greeted me back and after that ask me to raise my right hand and swore me in, That time I'm not nervous anymore, He ask me a couple of questions like Who is my petitioner, How long did my husband stay the last time he visited me, Is he still working right now, and finally the last thing he ask is the wedding pics, (No documents asked from me) and after that He said Okay your Visa has been approved! I think he was not done talking at that time and I started to Thank him heheh, I can't believe I just heard the magic words. He said just wait for the window 73 for the instruction of where to deliver the visa, so my number flashed again at the window 73, the guy give me back my appointment letter with the stamp that says "BIO F/P is DONE Nov. 3,2011", and he said okay ma'am your Visa is approved in tagalog words, and said go to window 69 and give your 2go slip. It was really fast, I really did not expect it to be easy like that.

I braced myself for affidavit of support questions because we had a co-sponsor but Thank God no questions ask about the income of my husband (because I'm really confuse about there Tax, I don't have any idea how it works). I was done at 930 am, but we're out at the embassy at exactly 12 noon because I waited for my friend to be done with her interview, unfortunately she was assigned with the consul that is not so nice, the consul questions her denial visa before and her cenomar but at the end it was worth the wait because she got approved also.  So right now I'm just waiting for my visa to be delivered, hopefully it will be fast so I can purchase my ticket and be with my husband soon, because I really miss him so much.

I think Mama Mary bless us, because the first day we arrived in Manila from Davao, we went right away to the Baclaran Church like what we did in our medical days that time, we also passed the medical, We attended the Wednesday Novena for Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Novena, I admire the people in Manila they are really devoted, the church was big and huge but it was so full of people. I really cherished the moment I was there, I really feel that is very sacred because you can feel the holy spirit was there when you pray. Thank You Our Mother of Perpetual Help for all the blessings. I love you.  So to all of you who will have their interview soon, just relax and prepare all your documents and of course pray hard. No need to worry, you can do it. Good luck and God bless us.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The WTH Meme

Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher from the blog Tense for a Reason. It's long so we'll do it in two parts. She stole it from The Coffee Table. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Madness Meme, Part 1

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work?
 2. What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated?
     7 years and I married her
3. Ever been in a car wreck?
4. Were you popular in high school?
     No, I was the geeky kid that was picked on until I sent a bully to the hospital
5. Have you ever been on a blind date?
     No, all my dates had good eyesight
6. Are looks important?
    They are a part of the equation, I focus more on what's inside though
7. Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more?
   Yes, 2 actually, Eric and Jessica
8. By what age would you like to be married?
   I was married when I was 33, that was 4 years ago
9. Does the number of people a person’s slept with affect your view of them?
  Definitely, there seems to be a cult of slutiness that is pervasive today and it is unbecoming in both men and women.
10. Have you ever made a mistake?
11. Are you a good tipper?
   Yes, but I don't go out much
12. What’s the most you have spent for a haircut?
   A gumby!  Your argument is invalid
13. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?
    Yes my 8th grade English teacher
14. Have you ever peed in public?
   Yep, in the Philippines
15. What song do you want played at your funeral?
   Anything, as long as it's not rap
16. Would you tell your parents if you were gay?
   This question is gay, what are you 12?
17. What would your last meal be before getting executed?
   Who cares, you're going to die anyway
18. Beatles or Stones?
19. If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who would it be?
     I can't tell you that or the thought police will report me

20. Beer, wine or hard liquor?
     All 3 please, being drunk helps me swallow the Liberal line of BS in the press
21. Do you have any phobias?
    Yes, Rebarryaphobia, the fear that president Obama will be reelected next year
22. What are your plans for the future?
   My wife finally got her visa so I'm looking forward to spending time with her when she gets here

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wordless Wednesday, Images from Castaway Island

Heron in Flight

Shot towards the Intracoastal Waterway

Juniper Berries

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