Emerald’s Thoughts
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Mar
23

I traveled accross my country Philippines about a thousand miles away from tropical islands to the greener pasture “AMERICA”. I felt sad,excited and happy. Sad because I have to leave the place where my life was begun,I have to leave my family,friends,relatives everything. Excited because I am finally settled and finally together my husband to be which is my soulmate,my other half Michael. Happy because I know i will never be alone forever coz I know I have my husband who loves me unconditionally without any expectations of return. Having a family which i can call my own.

When I heard the stewardess to welcome us “San Francisco” and the other passenger mostly Filipino gave a round of applause for the safety trip. As I look down the land of the greener pasture, I told to myself, I was amaze how beautiful,I was amaze of how wonderful world God created, It was all new place for me, I could see the Golden Gate Bridge,with the seagulls flying in the sky, People that enjoying sailing their boats,The TransAmerica Building which is the highest building in San Francisco,all the buildings,and the pacific ocean that sorround the land of San Francisco,Mountains,Valleys,Hills, you could only see a grass mostly in the mountains and valleys,I think its because of the weather. Its so clear the sky that day,no fog,they said San Francisco is the foggy city,most of the time even summer its always cool. I arrived about 8:30 Pm wednesday,May 27,2007. I was surprise  that 8:30 pm still daylight, I just figured it out when Michael told me,summer here have longest daytime and wintertime have a shortest daytime. When I landed at the airport, I am excited and a little bit nervous, I dont know why it just happens that i felt nervous,maybe because this is a new country for me. I saw Michael right away, holding a dozens of roses with a big smile on his face haha,Hugging me so tight and kissed me. When we’re outside, My gosh It was sooooo cold for me that time, I mean, no kidding, I am shivering, For me it was very cold. But it was already in the middle of spring,almost summer, for them its really hot but for me,its very cold haha thats the difference. Of course my body not used to it, I came from a tropical place which is hot and humid. Big difference, speaking of the weather. For me America is very clean, No paper or plastic on the street, Plenty of cars but its not polluted,huge buildings. We travel for one hour going home, we live in Marin County,Larkspur and its about 20 minutes from San Francisco accross the Golden Gate Bridge, The bridge that connected from Marin to San Francisco. Lots of wine farm and cow farm in Marin County,expecially Napa,Petaluma,Sonoma and the rest.

Till here muna, Just take a rest!!!

Mar
08

Ahh, my Mom said, I cried a lot when they took me that picture but everything’s fine when Pop acting being silly in front of me just to look at the camera and stop crying. I just love reminiscing about the good old days as a kid. I love to play and play and play, climb to the guava tree and sat in the guava tree enjoying the taste of the fruit and then hanging in the branches to get down. When i was in elementary i think in the first grade or we call it grade 1 in Philippines, one time the nurses visit our school for vaccination and also check up our teeth, and i am very scared when i saw the long needle ( I am soo scared of the needle until now). When it’s my turn, I hide  in the mini skirt of my teacher in her legs and i cried out loud because i don’t like being vaccinize by the needle thats my phobia, I dont know why but everytime i saw a needle it’s making my whole body shaking and I cannot help it.

When i was 1 years old
When i was 1 years old

I really missed my days as a kid, during my elementary years. I remember my neighbors which is my classmate too in elementary, we plan together to come home everyday together because we have to walk for about 2 miles from Merida to Macario to get home. Just because taking a Pot-pot or a bus, is expensive for me and my allowance we call it (ba-on) in Philippines is not enough, I have only 2 pesos coins everyday that mom gave for me and my sister Clarivel. For me 5 pesos of coins is big time for me, i could buy banana cue for 1 peso coin and 50 centavo for a mango juice and the rest, i could save coz i have too, especially if i wanna buy something like toys or marble, anything. So what we did, we’re going to school and going back home walking all the time everyday,rain or shine. When it’s raining sometimes i don’t have umbrella coz it’s broke, we used the banana leaf instead of umbrella and we’re going home soaking wet but still I dont complain coz i wanna go to school. That’s all for now, I still have more stories during my childhood experience.

Mar
07
Together Forever
Together Forever

I’m gonna start writing a blog today. It’s all about my everyday life with my husband Michael. The picture symbolize the day that we tie our knot together, the day when we get married, to cherished our love  ’till the end. The day, I gave my hand,my life and my heart, ’till we’re apart.

Dec
28

Today is wednesday,28th day of december, 2005.

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