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November 6, 2008

Alien No More

Today, Thursday, November 6, 2008 marks the day that I, officially, is no longer an Alien! No, I'm not from Mars. I don't look green, I'm actually brown. I didn't get injected with Anti-Alien vaccine to eliminate my monstrous alien qualities- none of those at all - but yes, I'm no longer an Alien! - to the Immigration that is - but the transition didn't go uneventful like I hope it would...

Half-way down to my Citizenship interview, the fire alarm went off and we all scurried down the halls like Speedy Gonzales trying to get out of the building. Dang! I was so close - so close... "Was I going to come back on a later date?" All my files are inside the building in the verge of getting burnt! I was panicking deep within- not with the fire that may have been amidst us but the fact that geez, I was so close to the end, only to get all this unwarranted delays and suspense! Not to say the fear of having to re-submit all my paperworks! I gave up work just to be there and that is how it will end! dang!

Fortunately, it was a false alarm. We went back inside the building gathered like scared chickens! Sigh! NO, BIG SIGH! Ok, things are looking promising afterall. Imagine me screaming inside me saying: "let it stay this way until I actually sign those freaking papers!"- so I did! My ceremonial oath-taking will be on Dec. 1st. I, at least have something to look forward to. So as of today, this silly Asian, is finally a Citizen of the US! - now, don't ask me if I'm happy about it. I might tell you a different story :) - I actually plan on writing a book about my Immigration journey. Hmmm...another thing for me to go crazy about.

Anyway, for some crazy update...where the heck was I? Why wasn't I blogging as much? Not twittering, Not social networking at all...what the heck was I doing? - Well, for those who want to know, I am currently riding another storm in our life. When will this storm ever end?! Sigh! when it rains, it does pour! We currently have a category 4 hurricane ravishing our life right now.

Remember not too long ago, my hubby lost his job and still is unemployed to this date? And that if it wasn't bad enough, my employer decided to scale my job down to Part-time! Talk about freaking unfair! yeah my employer is aware but he chose to hack me. So now, I feel like I'm inside a big swirl and kind of lost. Darn, so much drama in my life! Can someone make a sob movie out of my life story?! The proceeds will go to our Food bank! Thank you! dang!

I'm not sour- maybe a bit- I'm human afterall. I so need a miracle! I don't even want to think about Christmas. Can you blame me?!

Anyway, hop on over to Mark's blog who was kind enough to have me as a featured blogger this Saturday. Mark has always been a very inspiring friend behind the scene. Go say "hi" to him and while you're there, show my post some love comment too! Thanks!!!

To all, I do appreciate your presence here - please don't get tired of me...you all are the wind beneath my blogs' wings! And while you're here- go look at my stuffs below:

A sneak peek on my great Holiday gift Idea Items: Not listed yet! - Patronize me! Patronize me!





On the works : Exquisite wire-wrapped pendants/Necklaces







MY NEW CHANT : BUY ME!!! BUY ME!!!


38 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your US citizenship! However I am so sorry to hear about your job, and your husband's. I will pray for you. Your creations are absolutely gorgeous! I will be sure to visit your shop soon.

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  2. Such beautiful pieces as usual! Congrats on getting your citizenship! That would have been awful if you lost that paperwork and had to go through all of that again. I am surprised that I haven't heard about the hurricane. I hope you guys make it through it safe.

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  3. Congratulation!!!I hope the best for you.

    I'm really sorry to hear what happened to you and your hubby. Sometimes there's truth when the say "when it rains it pours" but remember after the rains there's come a rainbow and who know maybe you can find your pot of gold after all these trials.
    I really admire you how you tackle the trials in your life you still find humor in it, you still posses the filipina spirit within you if that you are a like other westerner here in the north you will be depressed and visit your shrink.
    I really like your designs it is almost what I see in the jewelry shops here in Copenhagen you are worldclass.

    I hope the storm will be over but you remember in Panggasinan where there always storms and floods every year and sometimes the bangus (milkfish) swims from the fishponds to the streets that is the main livelihood of most people in my hometown. But like the bamboo tree they still managed to stand up and start all over again.
    Regards and God bless you and your family.

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  4. Congrats on your US citizenship! I never applied for my citizenship when i had the chance and have been regretting it ever since. ESp last Tuesday!

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  5. Congratulations on no longer being an Alien! We have to complete the re-adoption of our daughter so she can be a U.S. Citizen.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm very sorry to hear about your cat. I know what it's like to lose a cat that you've had for many years. Four years later, I'm still not over it.
    I'm sorry for your loss.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. First off - congratulations on becoming a citizen.. I really ought to do the same. I'm British but live in Sweden and am still a Brit citizen. Time to change!

    Second - so sorry to hear about the storm in your life. Hope you and hubby find jobs soon.

    Third: I JUST LOVE all the earrings you make. Gorgeous!

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  7. Congratulations! What an amazing experience.

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  8. I am sorry to read about your four legged child.And congrats on becomeing a US Citizen! that is truly exciting! i will keep you on my prayer list to help you ride out your storms. perhaps it is a sign of better things to come. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I have noticed not many people do.

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  9. First, congrats on becoming a citizen!! That is awesome!! Second, I have been missing you, and I HATE that your boss has been so heartless. That is really ugly!! I'm praying for you and will be pushing your business even more now!

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  10. Congrats on no longer being an alien! Your stuff is beautiful!! Hope your business starts booming!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and feel free to come back anytime!

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  11. I'm sorry to hear about your cat. It is always sad when a loved pet dies.

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  12. You really do the oath-taking there, huh. We don't have it here, hehee. Hope the hurricane is not so devastating. I can imagine how things could become when hurricane sweeps the place. Life will be just fine, just go on with what you're doing now.

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  13. Congratulations on your citizenship! I also love your products, I'll definitely visit your esty store soon. Also, thanks for the comment love on my blog!

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  14. hi maricris,

    congratulations to you! i do pray that you get TONS of business not just during the holiday season but every day! praying that your business will be your source of income.

    hey, is it just me or do you feel weird typing in tagalog. i feel like i'm typing everything wrong, spelling everything wrong?

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  15. hang in there! you can weather the storms of life...i know that probably just so cliche for you right now (but i do want to congratulatesing your citizenship interview and soon you'll be really joining us in ranks!)
    even though it is difficult to do, you should take a little quiet time to sit and think about why you are going through these trials. God only gives us trials for a reason---He is no random guy...we've just been through something similar with my husband not having a job and having a really difficult time in procurring one. I think that we just have to figure out what the purpse behind our struggles and trials are and then pray for strength to endure (because that is relly all God wants from us: is to know how faithul we are going to be through the ups AND the downs of life...) take a moment and ZEN for yourself. i'll be praying for you and your hubby...its no fun, i can attest! (and i'm prety sure that all those grey hairs that popped on my head are an attestation as well...)

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  16. Congrats girl....I know what a journey of becoming a citizen can be...we are still going through this with my Canadian born hubby...it has been completely ridiculous and expensive!! So wanted to complain my tail off..but hubby will not let me...yet at least..we are still going through all of it and paying still more money...I think he will get his citizenship in a few years...can't wait for it to be done and over with...happy that your are almost done!! :)

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  17. sorry was ranting so much..btw your jewelry is beautiful!!! :)

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  18. Congrats on being a citizen how exciting! I will keep your family in my prayers, through your storm!

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  19. Hey...yea you! Congrats.

    I miss you!

    Tammy

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  20. Wow! I'm really loving your new jewelry creations! I haven't been making my rounds lately. So I'm catching up with everyone very slowly. So glad to hear about your citizenship!

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  21. hi been a while since i passed here c: I don't know what to say or even how to encourage you dear :c our family was in a crisis to for days but now we are back on our feet counting our blessings everyday c: be praying for you and your family sis c:

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  22. Congratulations on your citizenship. Sorry about the rain clouds that are hovering over you right now. They stretch all the way to California, so please don't feel alone.

    Hang in there.

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  23. Congrats on your citizenship!! And love the jewelry-I'll have to take a peak at your Etsy store. thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Hope you have a great day!

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  24. Congrats on your citizenship! What a truly wonderful accomplishment that you can be proud of!

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  25. Congrats on your citizenship too!!!!!, anyway thanks of the comment, yes it's hard to clean up all the messed from our and neighbor trees,lol. regarding your cat we both the same I missed our cat here...

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  26. Congrats on your citizenship!! What a way to make it official huh! I hate to hear about yours and your husband's jobs. But it looks like you've got plans...that's the way to harness the American Dream!

    Thanks for submitting your post!

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  27. How exciting about your citizenship! I can't beleive the fire alarm thing, though! That's crazy! How exciting, though!

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  28. Murphy's Law, huh! But I admire you! You're in this storm, and yet you crank out these very beautiful pieces! I wish I could will out my muse just like that!

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  29. Congratulations on your citizenship! That is wonderful news. And I know about your storm from twitter - this too shall pass. And you know what Christmas in my opinion is about celebrating the birth of Jesus and family. Enjoy family and don't get caught up in the fanfare of gift giving. Do fun things at home like bake cookies and things. Those memories are what will stay with your daughter.

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  30. First, I have so been there with the money/job situation. It WILL get better, so just hang in there and keep on blogging:)

    Congrats on your citizenship! You jewelry is beautiful. I'm heading over to add you to my Etsy favorites:)

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  31. OMG - I LOVE your jewelry! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier! I will definitely have to check out your Etsy shop!

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. Congrats on your citizenship!

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  33. Hey Girl! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    I got mine back in August 6. I'm glad that was over. You'll be glad to get rid of all the paperworks. Again, congratulations!!!

    Just hang in there. Things will get better.

    Now, I'm heading to your etsy store :)

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  34. Expat to citizen - many congratulations!

    And many thanks for calling by via EC!

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  35. congratulations on being a US citizen now. btw, i love the accessories. :)

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  36. I LOVE this title! I had to read it... :) Congratulations! (And I'm glad I could add some booty shaking to your life with my blog music!)

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