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Project Grateful 365 (Day 190): My first foray into independence!

So I’ve been given my temporary EAD and AP, which means I can officially leave the country, get a job and apply for my learner’s permit!!!! YAY

I opted to do

1) Learners permit

2) Visit home + claim my birthday treat to Japan

3) Find a job

in ascending order!!!!

So today I’m going to go to the DMV! 

I’m so happy that I’m able to take baby steps towards achieving some sort of independence as an actual human being and not just being known as ‘wife’ of Kris Beevers!

Eventually I be able to get my lease on an apartment, apply for a mortgage have a credit score, apply for a  credit card all on my own, and regain independence as A HUMAN BEING!!! Woo Hoo.


In the meantime, I’ve found a link in the NYPL website that lets me learn conversational/basic languages for free. I should go practice Japanese for my impending trip and learn Spanish so that I can eavesdrop on the Mexicans and Latin Americans who are abundant in NYC!

Project Grateful 365: Day 54

Today I am grateful for my brand new orange luggage!

My huge black one which has accompanied me for 7 years has seen better days. More importantly the stupid TSA regulations dictate that I cannot lock my luggage and my old school trusty suitcase unfortunately closes securely by the inbuilt locks on the bag. So each and every time I fly long haul, I worry about it exploding mid air. It costs 15usd average to shrink wrap the bag every time I fly to the US, so this purchase is justified. Or so I tell myself

So my first activity for 2013 is actually, *ahem* shopping.


Don’t ask me how much it costs. Too much I say! But my boss said, I like Victorinox, so being the humble servant, I obeyed! AHAHAHA

I’ve named it too, Orange the Luggage. I know right, I’m creative that way.