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While I was having my morning walk in the neighborhood, I noticed that some people are making "sampay" their clothes over the fence and on the TV Antennae. Somehow, I wasn't surprised with the clothes on the fence, but the ones that were hanging on the Antennae reminds me of Pinas. And then I remember since all television connections have changed to Digital TV, they probably don't have use of the antennae anymore. That is why they made it into a "sampayan". :lol:

On my way going back to the house, the garbage truck passed by me and I noticed the driver stopped for a while and waved at me. But I noticed that the other guy on the passenger seat was ogling at me and was giving me the mirada despectiva (dirty looks). I gave him the stern face look and he was still rubbernecking when the truck passed by. Hmm, reminds me of the "tambays" in the Philippines again. What else did you notice guys?


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When we were in San Diego over the weekend we dropped by a Filipino store called Manila Seafood Market. Wow, I thought I was back home at a tienda in Baguio and my husband was reminded of his childhood in Guimba, Nueva Ecija. And we bought some hopia and ensemada for brown bagging at Sea World. And to top it all, there was a bunch of folks chatting in Ilocano and that gave me chills and goosebumps! Ay, apo, napudot manen ditoy Arizona!


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On my way going back to the house, the garbage truck passed by me and I noticed the driver stopped for a while and waved at me. But I noticed that the other guy on the passenger seat was ogling at me and was giving me the mirada despectiva (dirty looks). I gave him the stern face look and he was still rubbernecking when the truck passed by. Hmm, reminds me of the "tambays" in the Philippines again. What else did you notice guys?

I reckon you were wearin' your prized cologne and 'em garbage men, with all the odorous trash that they had to tackle the whole day, finally smelled somethin' sweet and comin' from a Filipina at that! :lol:

Seriously, except for the Oriental grocery stores, my wife ain't found nothin' yet that would remind her of good ol' PI. And one thing, she misses the star apple (caimito). I told her we've got to go to Miami and ask for caimitos from Cuban and Puerto Rican families.

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And to top it all, there was a bunch of folks chatting in Ilocano and that gave me chills and goosebumps! Ay, apo, napudot manen ditoy Arizona!

Di adu ngarud ti ilocano dita AZ aya Linda?

Kaano kanu ng limmamiis ti klema ti AZ kunan lakay :star:


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And to top it all, there was a bunch of folks chatting in Ilocano and that gave me chills and goosebumps! Ay, apo, napudot manen ditoy Arizona!

Di adu ngarud ti ilocano dita AZ aya Linda?

Kaano kanu ng limmamiis ti klema ti AZ kunan lakay :star:

Imbag pay ditoy California ta madi unay napudot. Kasla Spring pay lang ditoy. Nabayag nakun nga madi nakangngig ti agsasao ti Ilocano ditoy. Imbag pay dita Linda.


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Ako naman yung sa Backyard lang namin lol. Every morning i sat down there while having a coffee pag naririnig ko ung huni ng mga ibon and simoy ng hangin sa mga puno it remind me of our province in leyte. It made me smile at a time... but make's me more miss my family also sometimes :cry: .

God I miss Philippines !!!!


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After 21 months here ngayon ko lng matikman ulit ang tinolang bangus na nabili ko sa Korean store which is 1 hr away from house.. I am excited to eat na LOL!


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And to top it all, there was a bunch of folks chatting in Ilocano and that gave me chills and goosebumps! Ay, apo, napudot manen ditoy Arizona!

Di adu ngarud ti ilocano dita AZ aya Linda?

Kaano kanu ng limmamiis ti klema ti AZ kunan lakay :star:

Imbag pay ditoy California ta madi unay napudot. Kasla Spring pay lang ditoy. Nabayag nakun nga madi nakangngig ti agsasao ti Ilocano ditoy. Imbag pay dita Linda.

It's San Diego where there's a lot of GIs, although there might a few here in the desert. I envy your comfortable weather in Calif. Aguray pay datao ti late October sakbay a lumamiis, kuna daytoy lakay.

Seriously, except for the Oriental grocery stores, my wife ain't found nothin' yet that would remind her of good ol' PI. And one thing, she misses the star apple (caimito). I told her we've got to go to Miami and ask for caimitos from Cuban and Puerto Rican families.

I too miss caimito very much. :crying:


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And to top it all, there was a bunch of folks chatting in Ilocano and that gave me chills and goosebumps! Ay, apo, napudot manen ditoy Arizona!

Di adu ngarud ti ilocano dita AZ aya Linda?

Kaano kanu ng limmamiis ti klema ti AZ kunan lakay :star:

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ISDA.... mahal dito sa Indiana, tapos kung meron, halos bulok na.... :crying::crying::crying:

hi,

san ka dito sa indiana? san ka namimili? kasi ako nagpunta me sa Saraga oriental store (indianapolis) with my pinay friend at halos himatayin kami sa baho sa entrance pa lang :lol: kasi amoy isda at karne pagpasok pa lang. Malaki yu n store kasi datin Kmart yung lugar na yon pero next time ay hindi na ako doon mamimili.


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Ako nman mag-6months na dito.Then finally,pagpasyal nmin ulit sa Oriental Store dito,meron na silang kangkong at bangus (fresh) kaya nakapag-sigang na ako ng bangus,tahong (fresh) ,may sitaw na din sila,saluyot,talong na gaya ng sa pinas,kaya makakapag-torta na ako.

Meron din silang saging na saba,talbos ng kamote,galunggong (sariwa pa kahit frozen),tuyo at bangus na marinated for daing (not the dried one) at marami pang iba na Pinoy products.

I was in the bad mood that day,then my husband took me to the store,ayun nawala init ng ulo ko kc nakita ko yung mga gusto ko..Lol

Oh diba,pinas na pinas :star:

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Ako nman mag-6months na dito.Then finally,pagpasyal nmin ulit sa Oriental Store dito,meron na silang kangkong at bangus (fresh) kaya nakapag-sigang na ako ng bangus,tahong (fresh) ,may sitaw na din sila,saluyot,talong na gaya ng sa pinas,kaya makakapag-torta na ako.

Meron din silang saging na saba,talbos ng kamote,galunggong (sariwa pa kahit frozen),tuyo at bangus na marinated for daing (not the dried one) at marami pang iba na Pinoy products.

I was in the bad mood that day,then my husband took me to the store,ayun nawala init ng ulo ko kc nakita ko yung mga gusto ko..Lol

Oh diba,pinas na pinas :star:

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sarap naman n sinigang na bangus! itira mo sa akin yun tiyan ha :P lol! dati nahanap ako n calamansi sa oriental store tas nagulat ako kasi yun calamansi juice nila eh frozen pati yun malunggay frozen din :D


My son named Zac

"My son's smile makes my day complete"

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MY K3 TIMELINE purple4.gifVid of how I prepared my interview documents purple.gifPapers that I brought on my USEM interview

AOS TIMELINE

06.17.2010 - submitted our papers

06.19.2010 - papers arrived at Chicago lockbox

06.24.2010 - Check cashed

06.28.2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy received (9 days from the day they got our papers)

07.05.2010 - Received Biometrics Schedule (July 26)

08.05.2010 - Biometrics done! (had to re-schedule from 7/26 to 8/5)

08.13.2010 - Got my interview letter

08.20.2010 - EAD card on production

09.06.2010 - Got my EAD Card (62 days)

09.07.2010 - Applied for SSN

09.14.2010 - SSN Card received

09.16.2010 - Interview schedule (APPROVED)

09.20.2010 - Welcome Notice Received ("Welcome to the USA")

09.25.2010 - 10 yr Green Card received! (98 days)

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Ako nman mag-6months na dito.Then finally,pagpasyal nmin ulit sa Oriental Store dito,meron na silang kangkong at bangus (fresh) kaya nakapag-sigang na ako ng bangus,tahong (fresh) ,may sitaw na din sila,saluyot,talong na gaya ng sa pinas,kaya makakapag-torta na ako.

Meron din silang saging na saba,talbos ng kamote,galunggong (sariwa pa kahit frozen),tuyo at bangus na marinated for daing (not the dried one) at marami pang iba na Pinoy products.

I was in the bad mood that day,then my husband took me to the store,ayun nawala init ng ulo ko kc nakita ko yung mga gusto ko..Lol

Oh diba,pinas na pinas :star:

post-43317-1246992837_thumb.jpg

sarap naman n sinigang na bangus! itira mo sa akin yun tiyan ha :P lol! dati nahanap ako n calamansi sa oriental store tas nagulat ako kasi yun calamansi juice nila eh frozen pati yun malunggay frozen din :D

Yan favorite ko dyan yung tiyan,tpos may patis at sili,sarap na ng kain ko.

Yup,totoo sis,meron din d2 calamansi at malunggay,frozen din,nakakatuwa.


N-400 Naturalization

04/25/2012 - sent N-400 package to USCIS Dallas

04/28/2012 - package delivered at USCIS Dallas

I-751 Removal of Condition

03/22/2011 - sent I-751 package to USCIS Vermont via USPS Priority+Certified mail with Return receipt

03/24/2011 - package delivered at VSC according to USPS tracking

03/25/2011 - package received by Center Director according to Return receipt

04/04/2011 - NOA received - dated 03/25/2011

04/11/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice received -notice date 04/08/2011

04/28/2011 - Biometrics Appointment - Done!

10/14/2011 - Card Production Email

10/17/2011 - Approval Notice received - dated 10/06/2011

11/04/2011 - 10yrs green card received

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