Last week I wrote about having been in the United States for 2 months. Today I'd like to describe to you the house and the neighborhood I'm living in with my husband . When I first was planning to move to the USA I was worried that the house was in the province, you know what I mean if you are Pinay. A house that is out where there is no jeepney, no malls, and nothing to do. In a way I was right, but it's not as bad as I imagined. The house is, as the Americans call it, "The Suburbs" about 14 miles from the downtown of Jacksonville. There's bus here, but it is very infrequent... so much so that I miss the jeepney from the Phils. You really have to have a car if you are living in the USA because the public transportation is so hard to follow. We are within walking distance of a couple of shopping centers but it's almost 1k to walk there. Going to church is also a problem as the only really good Catholic church is downtown which means getting up at 5am to catch a bus and go downtown for the 8am mass. Plus the fee is so mahal! $1 per ride or P43! Grabeh!