Alexa In The House

By the kitchen window stands a cylinder shaped speaker, we have had it since 2014. I have to be honest this speaker has been so useful to all of us, I can’t imagine living a whole day without it. I mean that is possible and I’m probably exaggerating but it is one thing that we use daily, it is fun, helpful and entertaining. It is the Amazon Echo but we have changed our wake word to Alexa. When we got...

Sunflower Field, Davis CA: Checking the Bucket List!

Field of Sunflowers in Davis California              I am a huge lover of flowers and that Flower Farm had always been one of my dream bucket list place to go to. This past week we went to Sacramento and while on our way, passing by the roads of Davis we saw a beautiful blooming field of sunflowers. I felt so amazed with the stunning yellow colors brightly shining under the sun’s heat in the widest field. My husband knew how I...

Learning Something From Dad

At dawn, the sun rose and I heard a knock on my bedroom door. It was mom reminding me that it was time to wake up and get dressed for work. It was my first day going to work with dad after a long time. I knew it was going to be challenging since I knew little next to nothing about painting. Yes, dad is a house painter and just now and then he takes us to work with him....

Our First Pet

We never thought of getting a pet before. A few months ago, our life was quite hectic; we were always busy working and taking care of important family stuff. A pet was definitely the last thing we thought about. I am not an expert about life but one thing that I’ve learned so far is that it can surprise you when you least expect it, it could change your plans unexpectedly and direct you to a totally different direction and suddenly realize...

Fiance K1 Visa Application (October 2016)

My K1 Visa Application: October 2016 Stey-by-step Process Experience A fiancé visa is considered a K1 nonimmigrant visa type but in some cases, it can be considered as an immigrant type in some steps of the process. For instance, on the day of your interview appointment at the consulate you’ll be asked to fall in line to the immigrant area when you are a k1 applicant and separated from the nonimmigrant visa type applicants. It is important to have an...

Island Tour to the Islands of Romblon, Philippines

Romblon, Philippines Located in the heart of the Philippines lies the marble island of the country, the beautiful islands of Romblon. The 3 main islands that makes up the province are named Tablas, Sibuyan and Romblon. Separated and surrounded by the blue waters of the sea, these islands are abundant with the best of nature from the beautiful white sand beaches to the clean wonderful waterfalls, untouched small islands with uncrowded resorts and a lot more tourist destinations. I am...

DISCOVERING OTHER SIDE OF BENICIA

Lake Herman Recreation Area Peaceful, calming and very relaxing view from the lake water reservoir of the City of Benicia. We have been wondering what’s in there behind those mountains and asked ourselves if there’s even a road going up, so out of our curiosity we took ourselves to a ride for an exploration adventure. We headed up north of Benicia in a hot summer afternoon and drove for about less than 30 minutes from where we live. As we...

Pregnancy

My First Pregnancy Being married was already a life turning point for me, the change in my way of life had been very different and after just a few months we were blessed with our first baby. For a new mommy-to-be like me, pregnancy gave a big impact of change in my body and in my life. Going through the stages of pregnancy was not easy especially that it is my first and I’m new to all of these adjustments....

A visit to the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge After completing our daily chores at home, I came up with the idea to take my family somewhere so that we could chill out and recover from our lost energy. The first place that came to my mind was to go visit Napa CA. I invited everyone who wanted to come. While we were in the car everyone was quiet and did not seem cheerful. All I could tell is that they wanted to leave home and...