Friday, October 31, 2008

First Snowfall of 2008

Our first snowfall for 2008! We received at least a couple of inches (in my neck of the woods) on Wednesday, October 29, 2008.
Drove to work in the morning and found that Burlington had none!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Chef Norrashid From Malaysia

I had the pleasure of meeting a visiting chef from Malaysia at UVM's Davis Center. Chef Norrashid bin Noli was only here for one day but I had the opportunity to try his chicken rendang dish with gado-gado and satay sauce. It was awesome and brought back memories of Malaysia. Thank you to Chef Paul Bihan who paid for my lunch.
I've got Norrashid's personal contact info and will contact him when I visit Kuala Lumpur in January 2009.

A Great Welcome!

My co-workers threw a surprise party for me on Friday, October 17, 2008 to celebrate my becoming a US citizen. We had tons of pizza, cake, and I received a signed book on American History Almanac. I was totally shocked and speechless on their kind gesture, and warm welcome!
Thank you so much everyone! Special Thank you goes to Lisa for putting this together.
God bless you! God bless the USA!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The New Citizen!

As of 10;00AM today (October 16, 2008), I am now a US citizen.
I have been living in the USA for about 15 years and decided that it was about time that I got my citizenship. The whole process took about 15 months from the time I applied in July 2007. I took my test on Tuesday (Oct. 14, 2008) and my oath this morning in a private ceremony.
By the end of the day, I have registered to vote and have applied for my passport.
It has been an overall great day today!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Toilet Tank

My toilet tank now sounds like a turbo jet or an F-16 taking off when it's flushed! This damn piece inside is busted but the toilet is still functional, so I have time to get it fixed. Meanwhile, I get to play "Air Traffic Controller"!