9.25.2008

Chicken Adobo


To all Adobo lovers!

How did you cook your Adobo (Pork and Chicken)? I have tried different kinds of Adobo but I have discovered another taste. If you wanna try it just follow the simple procedures below:


Ingredients


  • 1 package chicken (thigh or leg or wings or any part of your choice)

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 2 lemons, juice of

  • 2 table spoons chopped garlic

  • pepper

  • 1/2 cup butter

Directions



  1. Melt butter in skillet.

  2. Add garlic, lemon juice, and soy sauce.

  3. Put chicken in and cook for 10 minutes.

  4. Turn over and place fire on low.

The chicken will be done in 3o minutes. Eat and eat and eat. Flavors are terrific!


9.21.2008

Dish Garden Pictures

This page was moved here in my squidoo library :

Dish Gardening Pictures and designs

There are almost 30 dish garden pictured there in all 3 galleries. 

Camping Recipe



Planning a great recipes for camping is an excellent idea to enjoy camping. Categorize your recipes into the following:

beverages
desserts
foil cooking
grill recipes
snacks ideas
main dishes
soups
vegetebles

Once you have it categorized, talk to your family and any member in your group that will join the camping as talk about what to bring in every category.

Some camping recipes to enjoy:


Breakfast Burritos:

1 lb. breakfast sausage.

10-14 eggs (depending on how man people you have to feed)

Flour tortillas,

shredded cheddar or jack cheese,

salsa

Brown sausage and drain fat. Beat eggs in a bowl and add to sausage. Cook eggs through. Heat tortillas over the flame and fill to your liking!
We also make french toast, pancakes (Biscuit in the plastic container - just add water and bacon.

Lunch/DinnerTaco Salad:

1 lb. ground beef

1 packet taco seasoning

1 small or medium can of Ranch Style Beans

Fritos, Doritos or other

corn chipshredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream, salsa,…

Brown ground beef and drain fat. Add taco seasoning and beans; heat through. Serve over chips and garnish with everything else.

Foil Dinners:(per person)1 boneless skinless chicken breast2 slices yellow or red onionsliced assorted vegetables (We like fresh green beans, mushrooms, zucchini, and potatoes.)
You can put all ingredients in one large foil pouch, or everyone can make their own in small pouches.

Season meat and veggies. Layer everything in the foil pouch, starting and ending with the onions. (The onions keep the other food from sticking to the foil and from getting charred if the coals are too hot. Just tell the kids they don’t have to eat them.) Add a little butter to the pouch and fold up to seal. Place in hot coals for about 20-25 or until the chicken is cooked through.

K1 Visa Checklist

The Petitioner


1. Properly signed


Form I-129F


G-325 A and


any accompanying addendums


G-28


letters of intent to marry


2. Proof of genuine relationship
US Citizen's explaination of meeting/relationship (brief description of how you and your fiance/e met and how your relationship developed. Date and sign the letter on the bottom page.
Birth Certificate
Passport
Divorce decree, annulment or death certificates (if any)
2 passport style color photos



Provide copies of evidence that you and your fiancé(e) have personally met. (Pictures, photocopy of Receipts, photocopy of Boarding pass. For photos m you should include information at the back of the photo (month, year, city, country) and what are you doing in the photo. Personal correspondence (email, receipts, mails, chat logs).Telephone bills/communication documents. Engagement ring receipts, congratulatory cards. Print copies of dating website.


3. $170 fee


The Petitionee


1. letter of intent to marry
2. Birth certificate
3. Submit a completed and signed Form G-325A
4. Give USCIS a passport-style color photograph


You must file the Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), Form I-129F, with the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office that serves the area where you live

The Receipts

Another important evidence for a genuine relationship is keeping all the receipts related to your relationship.

Examples are:
  • money transfer


  • hotel accomodition


  • beach resorts


  • plane tickets / boarding pass of his /her visit


  • Engagement ring receipts


  • And any receipts made while you are together.

Anybody is welcome to post additional information in this regard via comment

The Engagement



Engagement is another proof of a genuine relationship that you can show during the interview or serves as the petitioner's evidence in filing your Visa application. Although you can do it in any ways but there are some tips or sample of an engagement party below:




  • Tell your parents, relatives and friends about when, where and what is going on. Send invitation if necessary.


  • Decide for a venue, for instance, in your house, in a beach, restaurant and other places you might think that is it the best location for your party.


  • Buy an engagement ring, usually he would want you to choice the ring in any price you like (if he can afford).


  • If you decide for an engagement party in a beach and park resort and not in your hometown or city, prepare for the transfortation of your family and friends who wanted to come.


  • Be sure to identify that number of persons who wanted to come to estimate the expenses for entrance fee, transfortations, foods and etc.


  • Meet the resort manager / resort in charge to discuss the party and menu and to agree on the price.


  • Ask your close friends, relatives to prepare a small program during that day. (Opening prayer, presentations, short talks from parents, friends and relatives, giving of ring and the emcee).


  • Lastly, don't forget to take pictures as many as you can.


How was your engagement?

Let's Meet



One of the basic requirements of filing a Fiancé Visa (K-1) on behalf of your fiancé is that you both have met in person within the past two years.


During his/her visit be sure to have photos together as many as you can. For instance, make the pictures cheek to cheek, with your arms around each other, and look like you are having a good time. Take also pictures together with your family, friends and colleagues. Have pictures in different seasons. Take note of the dates, place and who are with you or what occasions are the photos taken or take pictures with the date imprinted in the photos. Making a caption at the back of the photo is a way or use your creative skills for giving a caption in you photos. You may show 6 or more photos if you like but be sure to have good photos together with your fiance/fiancee.
How was his/her first visit?

Proof of Communication


When applying for K1 visa, it is essential to keep all proof of communications between you and or fiancee or his/her family. Some example of proof of communication are the following:
letters
cards
printed chat logs/archives
emails
telephone bills showing your telephone/mobile number
Internet call history (skype, YM, MSN, etc)
It is not nessary to print all the proof of communication day by day or every time you have communication. Postal mails should be kept in preparation for the interview.
Important note to remember: Do not assume that the name you used in all your letters or emails are your married name, use your single status name.

The Profiles

If you met him/her in a dating website, what are your profiles?

His Profile

I am a good dancer. I like being on small boats for fun. I am very active. I go to bed at 8:30pm and get up at 5am every day. I like a lot of quite time at home. I have a strong spiritual practice and can join my wife in any religion. I need a wife to keep our home clean and neat, cook a variety of foods well and meet our basic needs for love. I am NOT good at organizing things. I do not have great social skills. I am strictly a one woman man. I want to stay married till death do us part. It is important to me that my wife be pleasant looking to me. I like a ready natural smile. I like a slim person. I like a person who is a one man woman. I like a woman who can enjoy time on her own with her own female friends and activities. I live on the Island of Kaua’i in Hawai’i where there is a nice Filipino community. I am financially stable with a pension that continues for both me and my wife. I do NOT want to have or live with children. I need a woman who is spiritual or religious to a mild or moderate amount. The ages of mid thirties and up might be good for my wife. A younger person might be OK if she was very sure about NOT wanting children. I have excellent health and want the same in my wife. Being good spouses to each other may help us to stay that way!

My Profile

I am small dark and ugly. Looking for those who are looking for me.

How did you met?

How did you meet him/her?


Internet (online games, online dating site, chat rooms, childhood sweetheart, somethere in your place, in another country, at work, introduce by relatives, friends, former classmate, etc...)
Bar/LoungeYour typical, "We saw each other from across the room...."



We met on Yahoo Personals. I came across his profile and Imed him for the heck of it....little did I know that it would be the best risk I ever took. We chatted for 3 weeks...met at the different starbucks (he finally came over to the right one) on the first date...he moved 120 miles away and changed jobs to be with me. and now we're getting married...and he's graduating with his BA in Political Science six months later. I made him go to school when we met 2-1/2 years ago and he's been doing school full time and working full time ever since.I love my sweetie!


Me and Jared met on a site called HotorNot! It's a site where you post your pic, and people rate it. You also have a chance to request to talk to that person, if they approve of you. Well, I guess we both thought each other was "HOT" so more than 2 years later, the rest is history.
We met in high school. A chemistry class, actually. (I almost never tell people that, they make so many bad jokes!). He was the only boy who didn't talk to me. (I was a little self centered then!)

I Won $500 for Video Contest

Hi friends!

I just wanted to share my success in joining a contest in viddiction.com where I created an original short video about learning, my video entry was intitled , The Origami of an Equilateral Triangle. I earned 239 popularity points with 18 views and 4.3 star ratings out of 5.


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I won the first prize! Yeheey!


Watch my entry: Origami of an Equilateral Triangle


Origami is my passion, I love connecting origami to geometry in mathematics. My videos features origami from square, triangle, cube, platonic solids, soccer ball, flowers and other 3D origami. This work of art is dedicated to all origami lovers.

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9.04.2008

Tips on Making Your Own Wedding Dress


How about making your own wedding dress? Possible or impossible?
There are many ways to get a wedding dress:

buy in the shopping mall
buy online
visit dressmaker or seamstress that specialized wedding gown
rent
make you own

Before deciding on your wedding dress, consider the kind of wedding you want, whether church wedding, beach wedding, garden wedding and the like.

If you have knowledge in sewing, you can make one, believe in yourself, there is no harm in trying. Although there are many white dress around but it makes a difference when you made it be yourself.

Tips on making your Wedding Dress


- Be sure the you know how to use the sewing machine, either manual or electric.
- Read wedding catalogue/s or pictures, design or design your own wedding dress.
- Look for patterns or create your pattern.
- Shop for the wedding fabric/s.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for experts when you are in doubt or unsure.
- When everything is clear, prepare the pattern, fabrics and all the materials needed.
- Read carefully the instructions on the pattern.
- Pin the pattern to the fabric.
- Cut the fabric.
- Start Sewing.
- Fit the gown and make some measurement adjustments when needed.

9.03.2008

Adjustment of Status Checklist

After posting my K1 Visa Timeline, I feel I need to post my Adjustment of Status Timeline. But it will be done in 2-3 months since I have just submitted my AOS package. Below are the contents of my AOS package together with a cover letter.

  • I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
  • Check: Payment in the amount of $1010 (Biometrics fee included)
  • Copy of Form I-797 Notice of Action (Approval Notice)
  • Copy of Intending Immigrant’s Birth certificate
  • Copy of U.S. Citizen Spouse’s Birth Certificate
  • Copy of passport (Biographical Page) with nonimmigrant K1visa
  • Copy of form I-94 (front and back)
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Medical form I-693A(in sealed envelope)
  • Form G-325A, Biographic Information SheetTwo (2) passport size pictures
  • I-864 Affidavit of Support
  • Federal income tax return, including W-2 for 2007
  • Letter of employment
  • Copy of most recent pay stubs
  • Copy of passport page (US Citizen husband)
  • Copy of recent Bank StatementI-765 Application for Employment Document
  • Copy of passport (Biographical Page), with nonimmigrant K1 visa
  • Copy of form I-94 (front and back)▪ Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Two (2) passport size

Address:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 8085887

Chicago, IL 60680-4120

Follow this link for my cover letter sample.