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Hello there! I arrived in Philly about a week ago. I need some company especially when my husband is at work 5 days a week and I stayed inside the house bored to death. Please magparamdam po kayo hehehe...dito LNG me sa 44th street, malapit sa university city...

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try to familiarize your neighborhood if safe enough or start reading driver's manual

good luck!!


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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This is exactly what I'm worried about when I have to go to work five days a week. How will she handle it? I know I would feel like a caged animal at home all day. Any advice to keep the boredom fom setting in?

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This is exactly what I'm worried about when I have to go to work five days a week. How will she handle it? I know I would feel like a caged animal at home all day. Any advice to keep the boredom fom setting in?

I don't know but I know Mike will be busy taking and picking up my niece and nephew to school then watch TFC lol Once I get home then we'll wonder around.


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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Hello there! I arrived in Philly about a week ago. I need some company especially when my husband is at work 5 days a week and I stayed inside the house bored to death. Please magparamdam po kayo hehehe...dito LNG me sa 44th street, malapit sa university city...

Lots of things to do around your place.

1. Walk around and get to know your neighborhood.

2. Learn how to use the local bus transportation

3. Look for the local library. Philadelphia has lots of good libraries. Newspapers, magazines, DVDs, music are free to borrow

4. Find a local job..paid or voluntary

5. Start reading the driver's manual to get your license

6. There has to be a Filipino community organization around. See if you fit in their organization (Ilocano, Visaya, Tagalog, etc.)

7. Learn how to prepare American food

Do not: Look for a boyfriend. A big no no. Lots of predators looking for lonely and depressed wives here in the USA. Don't be fooled by over friendly people.

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Lots of things to do around your place.

1. Walk around and get to know your neighborhood.

2. Learn how to use the local bus transportation

3. Look for the local library. Philadelphia has lots of good libraries. Newspapers, magazines, DVDs, music are free to borrow

4. Find a local job..paid or voluntary

5. Start reading the driver's manual to get your license

6. There has to be a Filipino community organization around. See if you fit in their organization (Ilocano, Visaya, Tagalog, etc.)

7. Learn how to prepare American food

Do not: Look for a boyfriend. A big no no. Lots of predators looking for lonely and depressed wives here in the USA. Don't be fooled by over friendly people.

:thumbs: :thumbs:


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Church might be a good place to start.

There are a couple of Filipino churches in the Philadelphia area. We live in Lancaster which is a two hour drive from you but we have visited the Filipino church our lady of hope (http://olhphiladelphia.com/Masses.html) there.

Most of the people we met at Our lady of hope were Tagalog.

Edited by jimmysmitts

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Hello there! I arrived in Philly about a week ago. I need some company especially when my husband is at work 5 days a week and I stayed inside the house bored to death. Please magparamdam po kayo hehehe...dito LNG me sa 44th street, malapit sa university city...

I'm from hawaii, hubby working 5 days a week and more than 10 hrs a day.. So what I do i just kill my time doing house chores..

Laundry, cooking, gardening.. We do go out during weekend.. :)

Edited by VirtualLee

Our Time Line
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CR-1/CR-2
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USCIS Stage: (13 DAYS)
Apr 15, 2012 - Filed I-130 ($420 x2)
Apr 19, 2012 - NOA-1
May 2, 2012 - NOA-2


NVC STAGE: (56 DAYS)
05/21/12 - Case finally entered into NVC system
05/25/12 - Received case #, IIN, and BIN, gave e-mail addresses, sent optin e-mail
05/25/12 - Received info package and AOS bill e-mails from NVC
05/25/12 - AOS bill invoiced & paid ($88)
05/29/12 - AOS bill appears as PAID
06/01/12 - IV Bill Invoiced & PAID ($230 x2)
06/04/12 - IV Bill Shows PAID
06/15/12 - AOS & IV Packages sent
07/02/12 - RFE email received
07/06/12 - Sent NSO copy of MC and BC
07/16/12 - Case Complete (2nd Wedding Anniversary)
08/01/12 - Interview Date Assigned -->>>>(Sept.5, 2012@ 6:15am)



Medical/CFO / Consulate / POE:
08/29/2012-------- Medical Exam: PASSED
08/30/2012 ---------Advance CFO @SMEF-COW
09/05/2012-------- Interview: VISA APPROVED!!!!

09/11/2012 ------- VISA RECEIVED!
10/02/2012 -------- POE = Honolulu, Hawaii
Welcome to Hawaii

10/18/2012 - received 10yr. GC & SSN#

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Hi sis. D2 lang ako sa norristown, pa and marami din pinoy here in PA kaya dnt worry. May mga frnds din ako na nasa philadelphia.


K-1 Visa Journey:

02.02.09 : I-129F Sent

02.05.09 : I-129F NOA1 Received

07.04.09 : I-129F NOA2 Received / 08.31.09 : I-129F another NOA2 (?)

09.16 &17.09 : Medical

10.01.09 : Interview

10.16.09 : Visa received

10.20.09 : POE-LAX

10.21.09 : arrived Philadelphia

12.08.09 : married

12.16.09 : apply SSN -- 12.28.09 : received SSN card

AOS & EAD

12.23.09 : mailed packet

01.05.10 : NOA1 received (I-485 & I-756)

01.27.10 : Biometrics

02.12.10 : I-485 case transferred to CSC

02.20.10 : I-485 case pending at CSC

02.23.10 : EAD approval notice

02.25.10 : EAD card received

07.14.10 : approval of GC

07.20.10 : welcome notice of GC received

07.23.10 : card received -- Permanent Resident since: 07/14/10 PR expires: 7/14/12 ROC: 4/14/12

ROC

05.02.2012 -- mail I-751 packet

05.04.2012 -- Packet arrived @ VSC

05.10.2012 -- Check Cashed

05.11.2012 -- NOA1 dated 05.07.2012

06.14.2012 -- Biometric notice received (07/10/2012) --- 06.27.2012 -- Biometrics Taken (Early Biometrics)

01.25.2013 -- Card Production Ordered

01.28.2013 -- Received Letter of Approval

01.31.2013 -- 10 Year Green Card Received

N-400

01.02.2015-- Mailed packet @Lewisville,TX

01.08.2015 -- Check Cashed ------------ 01.12.2015 -- Received NOA letter in the mail

01.24.2015 -- Yellow Letter received -- 01.30.2015 -- Biometrics

02.03.2015 -- In Line for Interview ----- 02.28.2015 -- received interview ltr

04.02.2015 -- Interview - Approved --04.13.2015 -- Oath Ceremony

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