The 3 Homewreckers

Literally.

I would like to introduce to you 3 of my bestest friends in the whole world! (Aside from my husband. Had to insert that here in case he reads my blog.)

1. Jinx, the BlackLab – The oldest of the 3. Sweetest, most loving. My husbands dog with his ex many years ago that ended up with him when they broke up. But be careful, she has a lot of saliva. I’ve now come to realize that that’s just how she shows her love.

Jinx , my best buddy

Jinx , my best buddy

2. Lucy, the Bichon-Poodle mix aka Poochon or Bichon-poo, whichever floats your boat. – This girl…. has the middle child syndrome. I don’t know what else to say – history says she’s supposed to be a circus dog. She’s very cute.

Lucy

Lucy

3. Olive, the ChocolateLab-Poodle mix – The youngest at 7 months old, busy terrorizing our lives, testing my patience, yet sleeps with us in our bed. Go figure.

Olive

Olive

So, there you go readers! My best friends who I talk to on my days off. Call me the crazy dog lady, but dogs are really man’s best friend, or in this case, woman’s best friend. 🙂

How about you? Do you have any pets that fills your heart with joy?

Sincerely,

ImigrantengFilipina

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Life Updates / Immigration Questions

How is everyone?

Things have been hectic for me. Over the past 2 years, there have been so many milestones that I have met in my life that I could only have dreamed of. The American Dream is still alive… at least for me. From getting our own house, to buying a car (albeit a second hand 80’s car that I have always wanted ever since I was a kid), working 2 jobs (1 in a respectable and known company), being able to pay the bills and support myself – working hard has reaped so many benefits for me personally, that I can’t think of anything else except to work extra harder.

To all my friends that had the same journey as I did, how are you doing now? I hope you are having a satisfying life, even though at times it seems that it could be better. Please post below and tell me something about your life here in the US, life updates. 🙂

I can’t complain. If I did complain, the only complaint that I have would be being so far away from my family. But even in my point of view, I think it’s a very valid complaint, but something that I try not to dwell upon too much as I try to visit every year.

So, right now, it’s the 25th of June. Exactly a month and 1 day from now, on July 26, I will be having my church wedding in Tagaytay, Philippines, which I am very excited/stressed about. (cue the wedding music!) Working all the double shifts and overtimes just to pay for the wedding.. but it will be all worth it. I will be posting pictures here as it happens next month. My husband and I are very excited. We are only worried about our 2 dogs and who they are going to stay with for 3 weeks. We are still trying to find an answer for that.

I know a lot of people have left comments on my immigration posts asking for help with their own process. I hope the process went as smoothly for you as it did for us. To some people who have posted questions asking for help, there are some things that I have forgotten already. Like I have said before, I am not a professional, I am not a lawyer of the immigration process nor am I paid for anything that I post. I only post guides to help other people who are going through the same process as I am. So, if I haven’t replied to any of your questions, it may mean that I honestly don’t know the answer or have forgotten. If I did give advice that may have mislead you, I’m sorry. Like I said, I am not an expert. My guides are as thorough as I can write them, and hopefully it can help you.

Much love,

Imigranteng Filipina

How is everyone?

I don’t really know how much people are actually reading my blog, but I’m going to ask this question anyway.

How is everyone doing? 

Things have been HELLA crazy with me. I’ve been so busy with work, trying to juggle 2 jobs. I can’t complain… I’m blessed and thankful. Just a little bit tired with no vacation in site. Aside from that, married life is great.

I kind of took a break with guides or tips for immigration, only because I’m in that 2 year in-between permanent residence and then removal of conditions. Being a permanent resident was easy enough. Honestly, once you get here, it gets easier. The hardest one was the K1 visa interview in the Philippines. Now that I think about it, damn, it felt like yesterday and felt like lightyears ago at the same time. It was only last June 2011 – a year and a half ago.

So, here’s to hoping everyone is doing great so far. 2012 is almost over, let’s make the most out of it!

Sincerely,

ImigrantengFilipina