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The K1 (Fiancee Visa) Way

I meant to write entries as to how we prepared for our K1 visa application but I am so lazy and busy at work I didn't have time to chronicle the whole process. Anyways what really helped me the most is the site VisaJourney.  Here you can find all the guide you'll ever need to complete the process and you also get to meet lots of nice people who are very much willing to answer any of your queries.

Some Quick Links:

K1 Guide - This should help you get started

K1 Process Flow Chart 

K1 Tips

St Lukes Medical Exam Walkthrough

Manila Embassy K1 Guide

K1 Timeline

Another Chapter in my Life

Figured I'd start updating my blog again to chronicle this new journey in my life I'm undertaking. A lot has happened since my last post here. One is that I've found LOVE  (I'll tell you our story in another post) :-)

So.. I am thinking of turning this blog into some sort of diary so I remember the details of our journey to finally be together someday and the random everyday things going on in my life. I've been wanting forever to get this going again and the catalyst that finally got me to start is an email I received earlier today from my fiance. We finally got an update on our fiancee visa application!! So yeah today's epic and I am feeling awesome! It's just the start and I know there's still a  long road ahead but I am so in a good mood and I feel like the stars are finally aligning in our favor. I am giddy giddy happy! ..but sleepy haha so ciao for now and I will continue this tomorrow :-)

The Painter

I finally got the 28pc makeup brush set I bought from Suesh yesterday. It costs quite a lot but I'm glad I got it. Nothing beats having the right tools to make a masterpiece. I will have to live with just eating Skyflakes for a few more days though. Lol You know how impulsive I can be. I couldn't resist the 20% discount they have for Christmas so I grabbed that opportunity to finally get me a set. :P I have spent this weekend rummaging through my mom's and my makeup arsenal and have locked myself in my room putting on rouge. I've had a few victims aside from myself with this new addiction. So far, I have painted a cousin, a niece, and four teammate's faces for an event. I wouldn't post their picture yet though. I promise I will..one day..when I get better at this craft. Yay! It's been a long time since I last painted...on paper. Now, I have a new canvas. Hopefully I'd be able to master this. It's a good thing that there are lots of online resources about make-up. Xteeener's youtube channel has been really helpful. Check it out for yourself :)

A friend asked me what do I really want to do? Be a photographer? A make-up artist? A model? Errr cross that last one out! Hahaha and I said.. "Why should I limit myself to one thing?" I like to explore. That way I wouldn't have regrets and I know that I've tried to pursue things that interest me.

Wish me luck on this new gastos hobby!

Changing the world one pencil at a time

Over the weekend

I will be going up in the Cordillera mountains

with some of my photography hobbyist friends

on a


But more than just taking photos, we will be going there with a purpose.

We will be there to help distribute pencils and other school stuff for the


It’s a small project that aims to reach out to poor children in far-flung baranggays.

Why black pencils?

Black pencils are being used by kindergarten up to Grade 3 pupils because of their size and grip.

The project is targeting pupils under this level.

"These ages are the segment where they're most excited to go to school and yet very vulnerable…

it’s hard to address everything and we (as individuals) can only give so much.

I am sure some organizations are already

doing that (giving books, bags, slippers) and we want to focus

to areas where we think we are most effective,"

the project’s blog said. READ MORE

Share the joy of gift giving this Christmas Season. Email or approach me if you want to help J

Honey..I shrunk the SLR!

Okay, so last night I decided to play with my clay again (eww that rhymes) haha.

After the LX3 disaster - you know..the one that got burned (see my previous post) :)

and the very colorful holga..

I decided to finally try it on what I really had in mind when I got into clay making..

Hehe guess what model this is! Don't ask me how long it took me to finish :) I didn't have too much sleep last night, im just happy I didn't burn it in the oven just like the first time.

Miniature Cameras - My first polymer project

It's been quite awhile when I got interested in polymer clay. I first saw one in a bazaar where this lady was selling accessories made out of this clay - She has small ice cream cones, donuts, cakes, fruits, and other yummy stuff good enough to eat! I was wondering then how I can make one and knowing how limited arts and crafts stores here are..I kind of forget about this. That is..until I stumbled on a multiply site selling polymer clay miniatures. I got interested on this again and began researching on how I can actually make it. 

Just a bit of info about this that I got from Wikipedia - this is a sculptable material based on PVC and contains no actual "clay". It's only called as such because of its texture and its resemblance to clay. 

Similar to actual clay, you can mold it and create anything you want. Your imagination is the only limit! 

It is baked afterwards to cure it and make it harden. 

So.this is my first successful "miniature" - a colorfule HOLGA camera! 

The original: 

and my creation: 

my first baked clay :)

 look how small it is! 

it doesn't mean it's easy to make though.. it took me three hours to finish! 

and this...
is a burnt Panasonic LX3! haha! 
it's actually the first try. Took me three hours to create and then when I baked it..it..it.. melted right before my eyes.. :'(

Apparenty, the temperature was too high. 

It broke my heart. 

Good thing it wasn't the actual thing. 

Now, Im on my next project...

Miniature dSLRs and yummy cakes! Watch out :)

Love, according to Bob Ong

*nakita ko lang to sa post ni Ku na nakita nya sa post ni Ron..na nakita din nya sa post ng iba.. nakakatuwa kaya makikirepost na rin ako. tinamaan yata ako sa sinabi ni pareng Bob Ong. Mayaya nga to sa inuman* :P

Love, according to Bob Ong:

1. "Kung hindi mo mahal ang isang tao, wag ka nang magpakita ng motibo para mahalin ka nya.."

2. "Huwag mong bitawan ang bagay na hindi mo kayang makitang hawak ng iba."

3. "Huwag mong hawakan kung alam mong bibitawan mo lang."

4. "Huwag na huwag ka hahawak kapag alam mong may hawak ka na."

5. "Parang elevator lang yan eh, bakit mo pagsisiksikan ung sarili mo kung walang pwesto para sayo. Eh meron naman hagdan, ayaw mo lang pansinin."

6. "Kung maghihintay ka nang lalandi sayo, walang mangyayari sa buhay mo.. Dapat lumandi ka din."

7. "Pag may mahal ka at ayaw sayo, hayaan mo. Malay mo sa mga susunod na araw ayaw mo na din sa kanya, naunahan ka lang."

8. "Hiwalayan na kung di ka na masaya. Walang gamot sa tanga kundi pagkukusa."

9. "Pag hindi ka mahal ng mahal mo wag ka magreklamo. Kasi may mga tao rin na di mo mahal pero mahal ka.. Kaya quits lang."

10. "Kung dalawa ang mahal mo, piliin mo yung pangalawa. Kasi hindi ka naman magmamahal ng iba kung mahal mo talaga yung una."

11. "Hindi porke't madalas mong ka-chat, kausap sa telepono, kasama sa mga lakad o ka-text ng wantusawa eh may gusto sayo at magkakatuluyan kayo. Meron lang talagang mga taong sadyang friendly, sweet, flirt, malandi, pa-fall o paasa."

12. "Huwag magmadali sa babae o lalaki. Tatlo, lima, sampung taon, mag-iiba ang pamantayan mo at maiisip mong hindi pala tamang pumili ng kapareha dahil lang maganda o gwapo. Totoong mas mahalaga ang kalooban ng tao higit sa anuman. Sa paglipas ng panahon, maging ang mga crush ng bayan nagmumukha ding pandesal, maniwala ka."

13. "Minsan kahit ikaw ang nakaschedule, kailangan mo pa rin maghintay, kasi hindi ikaw ang priority."

14. "Mahirap pumapel sa buhay ng tao. Lalo na kung hindi ikaw yung bida sa script na pinili nya."

15. "Alam mo ba kung gaano kalayo ang pagitan ng dalawang tao pag nagtalikuran na sila? Kailangan mong libutin ang buong mundo para lang makaharap ulit ang taong tinalikuran mo."

16. "Mas mabuting mabigo sa paggawa ng isang bagay kesa magtagumpay sa paggawa ng wala"

17. "Hindi lahat ng kaya mong intindihin ay katotohan, at hindi lahat ng hindi mo kayang intindihin ay kasinungalingan"

18. "Kung nagmahal ka ng taong di dapat at nasaktan ka, wag mong sisihin ang puso mo. Tumitibok lng yan para mag-supply ng dugo sa katawan mo. Ngayon, kung magaling ka sa anatomy at ang sisisihin mo naman ay ang hypothalamus mo na kumokontrol ng emotions mo, mali ka pa rin! Bakit? Utang na loob! Wag mong isisi sa body organs mo ang mga sama ng loob mo sa buhay! Tandaan mo: magiging masaya ka lang kung matututo kang tanggapin na hindi ang puso, utak, atay o bituka mo ang may kasalanan sa lahat ng nangyari sayo, kundi IKAW mismo!"

19. "Ang pag-ibig parang imburnal…nakakatakot mahulog…at kapag nahulog ka, it's either by accident or talagang tanga ka.."