I was looking for my first airline tickets but I cannot find them. I thought I save them. Unfortunately I must throw them out. I check my very first Philippines passport. I know there is a date inside my passport when I first arrived in America.
Today is my 12th year since I arrived in America. I have come along way since then. I always stay Filipino by heart that is for sure. I had renewed my Philippines passport once. I now have an American passport since I became a citizen almost four years ago.
I am looking back at my first passport. It brings so many memories. I still remember when I first applied for my Philippines passport. I have my first Passport on the 7th of May 2001. It brings back the memories when I attended the seminar back in Cebu City. It also brings back memories when I had my medical exam. I still remember when I received my US Visa. I also remember my very first international flight. I cannot forget I am a carrying a pouch with my X-Ray result. The flight was very tiring from Manila to San Francisco California. I still remember when I had my K1 Visa stamped.
I have learned so many things for the last 12 years since I arrive in America. The home-sickness during the first week was horrible. The sudden change of temperature from tropical to winter. It shocked my body. The surrounding changes too from busy streets to quite roads. I am very thankful that my husband is always there for me during my first week when I arrived in America. Those were memories that will remains in my heart forever. I am thankful to God for giving me all the strength that all I needed during those times.