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Monday, November 30, 2009

I Did Tae Boo

Hubby woke me up at 5:20 AM yesterday. I am not used to getting up early because I usually sleep late so I wake up late too. But yesterday was one of those days that I had to get up early because hubby and I was invited by Glo to go to Burnham Park and joined the group of people there who were doing tae boo. So we went there early. We did the tae boo for an hour while hubby and Glo's dad went walking for 3 laps around the park. Glo was sweating after the exercise but I wasn't. Maybe because it's cool here in Baguio. I felt good though after doing the tae boo. Then we went to McDo and ordered pancake meal for our breakfast.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I Was Offered A Job

Last week, hubby and I was offered to invest in a private high school that they're going to put up here in our town. There is a public high school here but there's no private high school yet. I asked how much should we invest if in case we have the money and they said it's Php400,000. They also offered me a job to teach Math. I am a license secondary school teacher major in Math and I have also an experience working as a school clerk in the public high school here in our hometown for more than 7 years. It's a very tempting offer, I can use my profession here and also I will have a steady income. They gave us 1 week to decide and hubby said we gonna pray about it. I have already decided right after they talked to us but of course I have to go with hubby's decision.

After a week they came back to know our decision. They said they already have 2 investors not counting the 2 of them and they still need one more. Hubby and I told them we do not have the money to invest. With our financial situation right now, our income is just enough for our monthly expenses. Besides, we came here to start a ministry and not to find a job. It's true that hubby had talked to that teacher about starting a private school more than 6 years ago before we went to the US but that was the time that hubby had some money in the bank which he got from his retirement. Now we don't have that money anymore, it's been spent. We have to keep the money circulating you know. So that's been settled but they want to know if I'm interested to work for the school and teach Math. I simply told them that I am not interested to work 8 hours a day 5 days a week as I used to. Our ministry is where I want to focus my time. The Lord had provided the means for us to come back here so we have to do His work. I really appreciate that they considered me to work in the school that they're putting up because they know that I am qualified. Not a lot of people have that opportunity. In fact, there are many professionals here who are having a hard time looking for a job. Had it been offered to me a few years back, I would have grabbed the job offer right away without thinking. But my priorities had changed, the work for the Lord comes first now.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Done With My Dual Citizenship

I'm done with my dual citizenship. I got my certificate last Friday from the immigration office in Manila. Then I filed my petition for hubby's permanent resident visa. They told me to go back after 5 days for hubby's hearing and that's today. It so happened that the van of my sister that we've been using in going to Manila is color coded today. We had no option but to travel by bus. It was not that easy taking the public transportation if you've been used to traveling by car or van for the past 6 years. Also, I'm not familiar with the streets in Manila so my sister had to go with us. She took a leave from her work and accompanied us. We left the house at 3:45 and my BIL drove us to Binalonan to wait for the bus that will take us to Manila. We were able to ride the bus at around 4:30 AM. It was a long trip and the bus had to stop at the bus stations twice not to mention the traffic. We arrived at the immigration office around 9:15. The scheduled time for hubby's hearing was 10:00 AM. As usual, it was already past 10:20 AM when they called us inside the room for the hearing. The so-called hearing is just like a casual conversation between the immigration lawyer and us with just a few questions and that's it. They told me to call their office after a week for a follow-up of the application. I hope it would be approved soon...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Been So Busy... our front yard the past couple of days. Why is it that those weeds grow faster than my plants. I've been weeding our my garden, sweeping the dried leaves and some plastic wrappers scattered around. I also replanted some of my cactus plants and arranged them altogether in a metal planters holder. Oh, they look so cute. I have different varieties of cactus but some of it died when it rained so hard. They got rotten. Cactus don't like too much water. Next time it will rain, I will have to cover my cactus with plastic cover so it won't get too much water and rot. Right now they're alright because it's not rainy season no more.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Our Christmas Tree

As early as Monday, the 3rd of this month, hubby and I had already put up our Christmas tree. Hubby assembled it and I was the one who put the ornaments. We are using the same Christmas tree that I bought in Texas six years ago. It's still look good and we're gonna use it until it's still usable. Hubby and I shipped it here last year. At first it didn't fit the balikbayan box because it's long. So hubby had to cut the pole of the Christmas tree into 2 to fit in the box. He just connected it using a wooden rod before he put it up last Monday. We bought 3 Christmas lights and put it around the tree. The ornaments are the same ones that I bought at the same time when I bought the Christmas tree except for the apples which I bought 2 years ago at a garage sale across our house in TX. Baby Vernice was having a blast when she first saw the lighted Christmas tree. Here it is.

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