Silent treatment from the USCIS

Knock, knock. Anybody home? It’s been almost 13 months since our I-129F application was acknowledged by the USCIS (the multi-step processing takes an average of six months). If they needed more information—evidence of relationship, legal or financial capacity to marry, anything—we would’ve gladly given it to them, no questions asked. Almost every day I get … Continue reading

Synchronizing my clock with His

“So when are you leaving for the US?” is the question I get asked the most often right now. For people who know that I am an engaged to a wonderful American, it’s just but natural for them to inquire. It has been, after all, more than a year since I was proposed to. More … Continue reading

Say hello to Sunny with a Chance of Rain

Writing, I’m sorry for neglecting you the past year. The posts in this blog—now sporting a new look and a new title—have been few and far between. Using fingers in one hand I can tell you what other preoccupations have pulled me away from wearing my blogger’s hat but I’ll save you the explanation. Nothing … Continue reading

Waking up from my paranoia

On the bus on my way home, I sat next to a middle-aged man. He let me take the window seat because he was getting off sooner than me. Not long after my back leaned on the seat, I napped. (If you know me well enough, this wouldn’t surprise you. When God handed out napping … Continue reading