This video is pretty much the basic information on what did I do and did I have to be able to work and live here in New York, United States. I could say that I am so much blessed to be given an opportunity to be here in the United States. I was one of the million Filipinos who dreamt of living here in US. And finally, I am still in disbelief but I am here.
The work visa is called H1B visa. You can definitely have this visa if you have the basic requirements. Check out my video to have an idea. Maybe you have it too or maybe you have more! Isn’t it nice to be able to live and work here in NYC? Who knows maybe one day we will bump into each other! That would be super awesome!
Below are the requirements (based on my personal journey)
Education and Experience
Luck (Yes! You have it within!)
Documents Should be valid and in the correct order
Enough Savings to Start
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Since I was young, I have been dreaming about seeing an apple tree with lots of fruits overflowing in it. And now, it just came true. It is another box ticked off in my list! Great!
One of the “must-do” things to do during autumn is apple picking. Fortunately, NY has many apple orchards. It is my first time to experience autumn and I feel like I need to do this activity. So we searched for the 5 starred apple orchard in upstate NY and we found Masker Orchard.
The weather was cloudy with cold winds gently blowing and the sun was peeping from time to time. It was a perfect day to pick apples. Masker Orchard is a 200-acre farmland which has (from our experience) two kinds of apple – red and green. hahaha ( I don’t know exactly what name they have for each species. For me, it is just green and red.) Also, they sell some apple goodies like apple cider donuts, apple pie, apple ciders, and stuff that can be possibly apple flavored. hahaha! They also sell pumpkins. We did not bother to buy pumpkins but we did take a lot of pictures with it!
I think a half day is enough for apple picking unless you just wanna stay there for a picnic with your family. One full bag of apples will cost you $30. So you got to maximize the space but if you have just half of the bag then you will just pay according to weight.
Overall it was a memorable experience and what makes it special is because it was with cool friends who share the same passion with selfies and love posing in front of the camera!
Here is a raw video summing up our wonderful and memorable experience doing the apple picking!
So many random things just took place in my life for the last three years. And these random things are probably the highlights of my years.
I look back and it was indeed a hell of a ride! All i know was I enjoyed every moment. I endured every pain. I did not leave any stones unturned. I had a wonderful life in Sint Maarten, Caribbean (Gosh! I miss the island so bad!) for almost couple of years. I experienced a monstrous hurricane and thought I would be dead during its passing. We were able to survive. I endured weeks of not having a decent bath! Yeah you can laugh at me ? ? But good things sometimes need to end.
Leaving SXM was freaking hard for me. I had a wonderful life there. It is #livingthelife. I had amazing friends from different countries. I had nice experience. I learned so much. I was safe there. It was my comfort zone. I had a nice company. I am pretty sure someone would exchange for my slot just to be in the caribbean. It was pretty tough decision. Something in my inner mind just tells me to grab it. My closest friends just advised me to leave the island for a while and pursue for something greater. I cried (drama!) and left the island but made a promise to go back and even considering to retire there.
Anyway, here I am actually a month old working and living in the city in what they refer to as “THE BIG APPLE” ?. Yes! If you can make it here, you can make it everywhere that’s what they say. (Alicia Keys.. move over!) NEW YORK! ? ?
One month is too soon to summarise NYC. But base on what I had so far, she is crazy amazing! It feels like I am in a youth camp where everyday there are a lot of activities that are just tempting for me to go and participate. It is a never ending possibilities on ways to enjoy and see its beauty.
In the street you hear a lot of different languages! You see different kind of faces in subway. You see different ways on how they run to catch up their morning schedules. Everyone in the city just minding their own business and maybe that is their way of celebrating being in the concrete jungle.
The food are amazing, the Halal of food truck in 3rd avenue was super nice. Deli burgers are delicious too. There are a lot of choices. Name it, they have it! Crazy right?
Most of all are the places to visit. The parks are beautiful and you can tell that they are really being taken care of. It feels weird when you actually see the places you just saw in movies before. Different places have a special history and it just makes it more beautiful and amazing!
New York takes the cake! But it is pretty expensive! So I have to be wise everyday! But there are a lot of freebies as well. So I enjoy the city in the most economical possible way.
I will be digressing okay. But I guess what I want you to realize is that, it is never too late to dream and never too late to work for it. Never stop dreaming. When opportunity comes just grab it. It will be really hard but it will be worth it in the end. Sometimes we need to make tough decisions and get out of our safe circles but that is just how life is. It is made up of decisions no matter how big and small they are. We are a product of our decision and what we basically put in our mind and believe.
New York is another place. Who knows I could be somewhere else sometime in the future. But you know what? I just live in the moment. Just enjoying every second of the “NOW”. So yeah!