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Friday, February 29, 2008

Just talking

I am putting a lot of weight lately, really need to do something about it. -_-""" I need workout!!

Today, I went to watch Enchanted with a friend. Had a very fast but wonderful fried chicken dinner with her. We reached there 5 min late, surprised to see a long line for buying tickets. Missed out the first 10 min, but it was indeed a better movie than we thought. Love it.

I hope spring will be here soon. Truly not a fan of cold winter day. I just love long day time. Warm and shiny sun. Every cell of mine will jump with excitement. Oolala~~~ time for the outdoor. At home, everytime I get very tanned, I am the least worry about my dark complexion. My family and friends will be screaming at me, "fish fish, why turn so dark again?" *shrug* In fact, everytime they meet me, either the "why you are still so dark" or the " why so fat or thin" remarks.

Anyway, I know I have been pretty quiet in my blog. I do still read blogs. One of them, not the regular type of blog that I thought I would read regularly. The fact is, I have been reading it for almost a year. Oolala~~~

SUET LI and her Sweat Betul. I admit, the first time I visited her blog accidentally, I was in a cultural shock with all the "wtf"s. Now, I am treating those as transparent. Apart from her usage of wtf (seem like she and her group of friends have different way in interpreting this term), I actually pretty like this girl's blog. A lot of photos, writing that helps me to ease my pressure at work, and it is so nice to see a smart and beautiful young Malaysian girl like her living her life and experience in U.S. She earned her own pocket money while she was waiting for her school day to start. I adore her attitude in spending her money wisely. She takes good care in saving her money rather than being stingy. I rarely write a personal email to bloggers in person, maybe hardly any this recent 1 year, but I wrote to her a long email lately, that I surprised myself. You might enjoy her blog too.

Also, I have two proud things I want to announce today.

I officially visited the 14th state in U.S. Last week went to Tennessee with a group of people for 3 days. It was truly fun, except some minor issues. The best part, the whole thing was for free. I only need to take a day off from my boss on Friday. Definitely worth it. I love those girls' companion, they were smart and beatiful and Ah Ding Dong!! It was a great chance for me to know them deeper and closer. They taught me more about American culture while I am having fun telling them stories in Malaysia and Japan. ^_^

Ok, the 2nd good news is maybe a more important one for my future in U.S. All this while, I am holding a J-1 visa with a two-year contract. In the visa, because of the special skill list reason, it stated clearly that I need to fulfill a 2-year residency in my home country after the J-1 visa ended unless if I get a waiver for it. Meaning without a waiver, you could not change your status at all legally. Getting the waiver is a very important step. Eventually, I started to apply early September last year. Then I learnt to know that Malaysian government took 3 months to issue the letter of no objection. The U.S. Department took 2 months to process an answer yes or no. So, I waited for 5 months, keep checking my status online from time to time...

Finally, I saw the phrase "Preferable recommendation".

Then, few days ago, I finally received the official waiver in my mailbox.

Yes!! I am freed from the requirement. The procedure was a pain as I was having problem with my passport number format (long story), trying to get my documents being certified (another long story) and etc. The waiting was a long-haul for me to the extent I started to wonder if they will ever process it.

All these finally gave me something worthy. I am happy. In fact, I am considering myself very lucky, only people who know the details really get what I mean by this.

This was just the beginning, but I am glad it is a good one.

Hopefully in the near future, I will have better news to tell you all. ;)

Now, gimme a hug, won't you?

6 Comments:

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Serenity said...

congratulations on your waiver!

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger Primrose said...

*Primrose raising a glass of Sherry* Cheers to your future in the U.S! :) {{hugs}}

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

Thanks sweeties. ;) *hug hug*

 
At 1:52 PM, Blogger tracychong said...

Congrats!

I stumbled upon Suet Li's blog too, probably beginning of this year and have been reading it regularly. It's a very nice blog =)

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Adrian said...

Congrats...! You should consider yourself very lucky as we waited for years until we almost gave up.

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

tracy : Thanks Tracy. ^_^

adrian : Oh~~~ I still remember your application story. *salute*

 

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