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...

The Sky Has Cleared

It’s summer, the sky has cleared announcing yet again another California season. By now flowers have settled into their usual routine, unfurling their petals to the sound of the birds chirping around in the morning and then slowly folding back again at dusk. The tip of blades of grass are turning yellow from the sun, warm wind weaves through trees. Its June, it’s the harvest season and it’s finally summer! Mom’s garden still resembles spring, not yet ready for a...

A SPONTANEOUS FAMILY GET AWAY

Monte Rio It was a nice hot sunny day and we were going to spend it like any other day, as simple as it could be; stay at home. In the middle of our morning routine, my husband’s cousin calls him to invite us to spend the day somewhere. It was a spontaneous trip to East of Monte Rio.. We took an hour and a half road trip ride to reach Monte Rio Recreation and Park District located below a...

Choosing the Name of Our Baby Girl.

Baby’s Name For a lot of parents-to-be like us, being parents for the first time made us very excited to choose what name should we give for our first baby. It is wonderful to read a lot of beautiful names from different resources and like many others we’ve had a difficult time choosing the right one amongst all that’s on the list. At the beginning, we started to look for a lot of different names from short to the longest...