Friday, December 19, 2008

Permanent Green Card

I been in here in US as a fiancee I enter as a non-immigrant last 2006.IM holding a conditional permanent residency for two years and was expired last Sept 2008. SO, I file last May 31, to remove my conditional residency .That's 90 days before my green card expired.By JUne the USCIS received my papers also I received my NOA on that month with the extension for one year.By July I scheduled for fingerprinting.I submit my papers at Vermont Service Center.

I check everyday about the status on my papers but until now it's still CASE RECEIVED AND PENDING.IT's been six month's since they received my documents.It says online it's take 10-12 months before got approved because of the back log.

My question is,Is it really this long before we received the GC or approved our 10 yrs green card?

Can you travel outside the country?

Is there any problem to the PORT OF ENTRY showing your extension paper?

IM posting this because IM hoping that somebody could share their experience.And I will keep posting my updates about my green card so I can share also.

I do really appreciate to all of you who shared....That Im not the only one who is waiting for our Permanent GReen CArd.

I was totally Impressed

Today was Ana's birthday.And we are proud that we are invited.It's a simple birthday party but full of love.She turn's 21st today.They are a Polynesian TOnngan.Hope I spell it right.They have a very nice tradition.But before the eating ha ha ha..her Dad had a little speach about Ana.He tell us that he is proud that he had 2 good girls.When his two girls are in high school they ask there dad "IN what age they can use make up" at age 18 "What age they could have a boyfriend" at age 21. Her Dad proud of it.He dont need to push ANa and her sister to help the church or come the church every Sunday.Nor say ay bad words to him,if there is it's not worse like we usually heard form the young ones now.Ana's dad was proud of her daughter.THen follow the Tonggan's song,then the preacher's message and of course the birthday song and blowing the candles.THen of course the delicious food.Thanks for the Tupou family for inviting us.And for the good meal and the take home meal.For ANa....Bestfriend! Im wishing all the best for you.We love you and thanks for being such a good friend in our family.HOpe you will never change.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Year's biggest Full Moon Tonight

The full moon Tonight will be the biggest one of the year as Earth's natural satellite reaches its closest point to our planet.Earth, the moon and the sun are all bound together by gravity, which keeps us going around the sun and keeps the moon going around us as it goes through phases. The moon makes a trip around Earth every 29.5 days. But the orbit is not a perfect circle.
The moon's average distance from us is about 238,855 miles (384,400 km). Friday night it will be just 221,560 miles (356,567 km) away. It will be 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during the year, according to NASA.Tides will be higher Friday night, too. Earth's oceans are pulled by the gravity of the moon and the sun. So when the moon is closer, tides are pulled higher. Scientists call these perigean tides, because the moon's closest point to Earth is called perigee. The farthest point on the lunar orbit is called apogee.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow and Ice surprise in Houston

I never seen a real snow here in Houston or even in my whole life since I arrived here in US.BUt last night when I look outside at 10pm my plants and our swing at the back is full of snow.We thought it's just a snowflake when it starts at 7pm.BUt later on at 10pm the snow is almost 3-4 inches.So,an IGNORANT! yes I am ha ha ha...I went outside and took some pictures.WE dont use to have snow here like this.Usually it just cold on winter day.When I woke up this morning the snow start's melting.I took some pictures last night and I will post it later.Got to go now for work.Im sure the old couple is excited to talk to me about the snow last night.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

When The Lightning flashes

When the lightning flashes,this is not what you want to see.This is a picture THAT SOMEONE TOOK WHO WORKS ON AN OIL RIG. HE WAS GOING TO TAKE A PHOTO
This is a one-in-a-million photo..............

Snowflakes in Channelview

Wow! Snowflakes in Channelview.WE need gas for our truck so we went to the gas station and try to fight this below freezing weather.Yes it's true the snowflakes that I seen in the TV is here in Channelview.I been here in Channelview for 3 years and this is my first time I seen snow in some other state call it and snowflake here in Houston ha ha ha ha.We really dont have snow here during winter.

Monday, December 8, 2008

EAt for YOuthful Skin

Legumes,avocados,soybean nuts and eggyolks contain biotin.a lack of this chemical can lead to dry skin and brittle hair and nails.SAlmon,the carotenoid that gives this fish it's pink color,astaxanthin, also improves your skin's elasticity.Green tea,its polyhenols protect you against sun damage and help thicken your epidermis,your body's primary barrier to the outside world.Tomatoes, the nutrients in these reduce the chance you'll get sunburn.

Congratulation PACMAN

I know it's late but Im sending my CONGRATULATION TO PACMAN.What Manny Pacquiao did on December 6 will go down in history as one of the greatest performances of the decade. To waltz up two weight classes and not only beat, but methodically dismantle and outclass boxing’s "Golden Boy," Oscar De La Hoya is an incredible feat. Combined with his previous accomplishments in lower weight classes and Pac-Man has to be one of the, if not the most dangerous fighter.

Why would anyone want to fight this man? Well actually, there are quite a few reasons. Pacquiao is the consensus pound-for-pound best fighter in the world and if anyone were to beat him they could stake a great claim to that intangible yet much-sought-after title.

Also, Pacquiao has become one of the sport’s true "mega-draws." The man has become more than just a sports star in his native Philippines; he’s now a bonafide Filipino Icon. And after wins against over Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, and De La Hoya, he’s on the brink of global stardom. Fighting him is a nice pay day for any opponent.

Pacquiao is now established into of the strongest weight divisions in boxing, lightweight and welterweight. The amount of world-class pugilists in these weights is bound to cause congestion, and some people can very easily get forgotten about. Enter Pacquiao, with a "name" like Manny’s an opponent could propel themselves into the title picture with a respectable, competitive loss and even join the division’s elite with a win..

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Who do you think will win?

Amidst the negative criticisms against Manny Pacquiao, he is determined to continue his fight for De la Joya. Pacquiao has never fought above 134 pounds and this is a big test for him. This is what other people see on Pacquiao’s fate this December. Some politicians have asked him to quit the fight because De la Joya has bigger chances on winning. The Golden Boy De la Joya has a 39-5 record, including 30 knockouts, is tipped to climb the ring for the 147-pound fight at about 160.

Many boxing analyst believe the fight will be Oscar’s assuring win before he retires. Boxing fans and boxers believe the fight is a mismatch due to Oscar’s size and for the first time Manny Pacquiao will enter the ring as an underdog in this dream match. Bets has already taken place with Oscar being the heavy favorite in the polls.

Ang laking tao daw ni De la Joya para matalo ni Pacquiao. Wala daw sa kalingkingan ni Oscar ang Pacman ng bansa.

The Dream Match Pacquiao Vs. De la Joya is scheduled on Saturday, December 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
GO PACMAN!.......

Secret Santa

ST. LOUIS – At a suburban Goodwill store on Friday, Theresa Settles selected a large, black comforter to warm her family until she can raise the money to turn the gas heat back on. A petite woman approached, her face obscured by dark sunglasses and a wrapped winter scarf, and handed Settles two $100 bills stamped with the words "secret Santa." "The only condition," she said, "is that you do something nice for someone. Pass it on."
"I will," Settles said, the only words she could get out of her mouth.
The secret Santa was a protege of Kansas City's undercover gift giver, Larry Stewart, who died of cancer nearly two years ago. Stewart roamed city streets each December doling out $100 bills to anyone who looked like they might need a lift.
Before his death in January 2007, Stewart told a friend how much he would miss his 26 years of anonymous streetside giving, during which he gave away about $1.3 million. Stewart, from the city suburb of Lee's Summit, made millions in cable television and long-distance telephone service.
The friend promised Stewart he would be a secret Santa the next year. "He squeezed my hand and that was it," said the Kansas City Santa, who would say only that he was an area businessman and investor. "I honored a promise."
Two secret Santas, one from the Kansas City area and the other from the St. Louis area, descended on thrift stores, a health clinic, convenience store and small auto repair shop to dole out $20,000 in $100 bills, hugs and words of encouragement to unsuspecting souls in need.
In this economy, they weren't hard to find.
Cynthia Brown, 40, was laid off three weeks ago from her food service job. Santa found her at the St. Louis County health clinic and gave her $100, exactly what she had asked to borrow from her mother a night ago to buy food.
"I have three daughters, and I can't get unemployment yet. I was down in food," she said.
Leotta Burbank, 50, of West Frankfurt, Ill., was at a thrift store Friday to buy decorations for her sister-in-law's room at a St. Louis hospice, where she is dying of pancreatic cancer.
When Santa gave her money, Burbank collapsed into his arms and wouldn't stop hugging him.
"God provides," she said. "This is real emotional for me."
For the secret Santas, it's not about keeping Stewart's memory alive as much as the meaning behind his legacy.
"It's not about the man, it's not about the money, it's about the message," the Kansas City Santa said. "Anyone can be a secret Santa with a kind word, gesture, a helping hand."
He said the money is given without judgment, but on the condition that the receiver pass along a kindness to someone else. Stewart began his holiday tradition at a restaurant in December 1979, after he had just been fired. He gave a waitress $20 and told her to keep the change and was struck by her gratitude.
Stewart also gave money to community causes in Kansas City and his hometown of Bruce, Miss