K-1 Visa | Life in the US | Randomness | Reality

Hello America!

March 21, 2020
hello america

It’s been some time since my last update. Much has happened, not the least of which is my big move from the Philippines to the United States of America. The journey was not without its share of delays and setbacks, but I got here just fine so I guess it all worked out somehow. And just in time too, as the coronavirus disease has borders locking down left and right.

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K-1 Visa | Love, Relationship and Marriage | Reality

Approved, finally!

December 22, 2019

USCIS approved

Can I just say that this news makes us soooo happy? It took 107 days of waiting, but here it is now. *cue happy dance* Our journey is far from over, but this is a definite milestone.

There’s another bout of waiting for USCIS to send our case to NVC, and from there to the local embassy/consulate, before I can schedule my medical and interview. I have already started gathering documents needed for the interview though. Because, you know, excited. 🤩

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K-1 Visa | Love, Relationship and Marriage | Reality

This Interminable Wait

December 11, 2019

As I posted before, my fiancé and I applied for a K-1 visa during the last week of August. We got the receipt notice on the first week of September, and have been waiting since for the approval of our case. It has now been 97 days (US time) and the work day has ended with no update on our case yet.

To be fair, we’re still in the early stages of waiting since according to USCIS, the processing times for K-1 visas in the California Service Center (CSC) is 5.5 to 7.5 months:

USCIS processing times

However, basing on info from VisaJourney and posts from various FB visa groups, the recent waiting period for approval is around 3-4 months. Right now we’re at a little past the 3-month mark. I have so far seen others with the same timeline get approved in the last coupla days, so I’m really hoping ours would get approved soon as well. The waiting is killing me; patience never was one of my strong points.

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K-1 Visa | Love, Relationship and Marriage | Reality

First Step towards a Life Together

August 31, 2019

So, yeah. Finally we got around to officially starting our K-1 visa journey. Yey! He just sent in our I129-F packet yesterday via USPS. We initially planned to file sometime during the first quarter of the year, but life happened and several things came up hence the delay. Anywho. The important thing is we’ve started the ball rolling. We should hear from USCIS by next week once they receive our packet. Excited! 🤩

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Mommy Thoughts

A Mother’s Nightmare

February 11, 2018

So Francine and I were at SM and we rode the bus going to the town plaza. Right after we alighted, I reached for something inside my bag and took my sight away from her for a second. And when I looked up, she’s not beside me anymore.

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Music

Status: Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

November 2, 2017

It’s not a silly little moment
It’s not the storm before the calm
This is the deep and dyin’ breath of
This love we’ve been workin’ on

Can’t seem to hold you like I want to
So I can feel you in my arms
Nobody’s gonna come and save you
We pulled too many false alarms

We’re goin’ down
And you can see it too
We’re goin’ down
And you know that we’re doomed
My dear
We’re slow dancing in a burnin’ room

I was the one you always dreamed of
You were the one I tried to draw
How dare you say it’s nothing to me
Baby, you’re the only light I ever saw

I’ll make the most of all the sadness
You’ll be a bitch because you can
You try to hit me, just hurt me
So you leave me feeling dirty
‘Cause you can’t understand

We’re goin’ down
And you can see it too
We’re goin’ down
And you know that we’re doomed
My dear
We’re slow dancing in a burnin’ room

Go cry about it, why don’t you
Go cry about it, why don’t you
Go cry about it, why don’t you
My dear, we’re slow dancin’ in a burnin’ room
Burnin’ room, burnin’ room
Don’t you think we outta know by now?
Don’t you think we shoulda learned somehow?
Don’t you think we outta know by now?
Don’t you think we shoulda learned somehow?
Don’t you think we outta know by now?
Don’t you think we shoulda learned somehow?

{Words by John Clayton Mayer}

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Fashion and Style | Mommy Thoughts

Pretty

July 25, 2017

I’m having a sick day off, and since my daughter’s classes has yet to start in a coupla weeks, I got to spend the whole day with her. Simple things, like preparing her lunch and milk, drawing with her.. non-strenuous stuff like that.

So she takes a bath, but before that, she put out clothes to wear after. We had a mild disagreement. After one too many episodes of DC Super Hero Girls, she had this idea that she’s a Tiger Warrior. And Tiger Warriors apparently wore outfits like this:

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