I came to New York last April. I was a bit worried of me not being able to adjust with the fast-paced life here since I lived a chill island life in Sint Maarten, Caribbean. I am worried with the extreme cold and heat here. I don’t know if I am ever going to adjust. But, months have passed, and I can say that I have finally adjusted and swayed with the life here in NYC.
My typical work day here in NYC is straight forward, you wake up and prepare for work. You go to work and work. You have lunch. You have a quick walk. Finish work. Go to gym. Ride the subway towards home. Have dinner. Quick shower and then sleep.
Here is a video of my video of a typical day in NYC. A day in a life ofPinoyin New York.
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!