November 21, 2008

Guess who's becoming a U.S. citizen next month?

I had my citizenship interview yesterday. Took 15-20 minutes. Appointment was at 8am in Hartford, quite a lengthy drive from where we live. Woke up at 5am and left the house at 6am. Got all gussied up wearing proper attire. Hubby took the day off, of course.

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by a very entertaining immigration officer - funny, nice and hardly scary. He asked me these questions:
  • How many stars are there on our flag?
  • Who is the President of the United States today?
  • Who becomes President if both the President and the Vice President die?
  • Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
  • Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
  • Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States.

Plus, I had to write the sentence, "His wife worked at the house." After all that, I was told that my oath-taking will be next month.

To think that I never imagined I'll end up living in the U.S. But life leads us in different paths where we meet different people and undergo different experiences.

I moved to the U.S. in 1998. I was 24. Ten years later, I'll be taking my oath as a U.S. citizen.


Jon said...

congratulations!! for the oath taking, might I suggest a red boa with matching blue and white sequined bustier mini skirt dress to be extra patriotic. I have always regretted not wearing those on my oath taking.

Lene said...

Yey, congratulations. Though you're a U.S. citizen na, I believe you'll always be a Pinay at heart. =)

Lani said...

too funny Jonard! I would have paid to see you in that.

Leo said...

Congrats, Cez!

Cez said...

Thanks everyone!

Jon, I'm afraid wearing a red boa with matching blue & white sequined bustier mini skirt dress might scare people away...maybe afterwards? :D

Lene, you made me wonder what is truly a Pinay at heart?

Ms. Lani, I agree!

Leo, thanks again!

Meikah said...

Wow congrats, Cez! Didn't you consider having dual citizenship? Though, I don't know the implication of that, save that you can still own properties here in the Philippines. :)