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I got an inquiry from somebody asking me to post about my experiences of living in the States before. It was quite an experience for me in a nice way. Well, I will try to refresh my memory a bit though. I went to the States in 1991. Before I went there I didn’t have any experience in traveling abroad. I traveled by plane just within the Philippines. When I got my visa to go to the States I was so excited and scared at the same time, my god I don’t have any single family there, just Bob’s family. When I arrived there I was so shocked how nice and clean the place was. Wow, the highways are so big. I can’t believe how many lanes they have. I’m really so amazed at the stuff I was seeing. The big buildings are just everywhere.
When I got to the States that was one of the coldest winters they have experienced in years. It was 6 degrees Fahrenheit. I remember Bob told me to be careful because it’s too slippery outside the driveway. I just laugh at him I thought he was just teasing me. His not even finished telling me yet that I almost busted my butt in the driveway. It would be very embarrassing for me if it happen because a lot of cars were passing by outside. I really had a hard time because after arriving there that was January I didn’t see the sun for a few months since I got there. It drizzle everyday and it gets dark early, and very cold. I was thinking of going back to the Philippines right away. It was so boring for me at first being that Bob has to go back to work after two weeks that I got there. My mother-in-law is really a nice and sweet lady she always tag me along with her whenever she went shopping or have a meeting with the doll collector people. That was one of her hobbies, collecting antique dolls. I enjoyed watching them showing those dolls and have it appraised. She just doesn’t want me getting bored at the house. I also enjoyed going with my sister-in-law at that time, she likes to go shopping. With two expert ladies with me that’s how I really learned how to shop. It was a headache for Bob I guess. ;-). Just kidding Hon.
Really Bob was just so thrilled that his Mom would make time to bring me somewhere with her. Lots of time also I hangout at my in-laws house. I also like to stay there because I was learning how to cook and how to decorate. His mom is really a good cook. Bob will just pick me up after he gets off from work. Honestly I didn’t really cook much in the States. Bob was the expert on that. Since moving here It’s my turn to cook now. You hardly see Bob in the kitchen now. Right Hon? 😉
It’s really different there than here. For me I was so happy to have lived there. I would not trade that experiences for anything. I really learned and grew big time there. Now, I would not have desire to live there maybe just go for vacation. We are happy here now.
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