Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Permanence Until Further Notice

Found out from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) that I don't have to downgrade to Tourist status after all. Yay! I was told that I can stay in the Philippines until I leave provided that I simply surrender my Permanent Resident Card and my Immigration Card when I exit the country for good.

I guess it's kind of like a Green Card holder in the US giving up the green card.

My busyness in real life has more to do with our single computer at home. I just had to start blogging regularly a few months after my laptop got stolen. Perfect timing. K and I have ended up having to share our poor old PC and that hasn't been easy. Ms Writer Mom and Miss Ballerina Seventeen are learning to share the blogging love by taking turns.

I'll live. I console myself with the thought that when I get to the US, I'm buying a 15-inch MacBook Pro, baby!

In the meantime, I decided to test-drive a new comment thing below. I stumbled upon it (Like A LOT of stuff I find on the web!) when surfing for work. Seriously. I got it to sample it for the work blog I maintain.

When you click on the question mark, it takes you to a site where you can get your own ClickComment code. The cool part is that it pools users' blogs into a showcase so others can find you. There are so many services like this, but this is the first time I've actually signed up for one. Looks simple and is easy to set up. We'll see how it goes.

I made us a Tag Cloud!! Isn't it pretty?! I got it from my friend over at Frivolous Motion. Click here if you're on Blogger and want this awesome looking widget. Follow the instructions properly and you'll be on your way.

In case I get tired of either of the new toys, I can always revert to the default. (Not likely though!) The cool thing about blogging is the luxury of hitting 'Delete'.

If only real life were just as simple.

song playing on itunes at work: showtunes genre from jj mandac's networked itunes. i <3> networked itunes!


Kevin M. Keating said...

Cloud looks awesome! I'll have to check out the comment stuff later, but it seems pretty cool.

And congrats on the residency stuff.

Through the Mist said...

Glad you got that immigration thing ironed out. Yay!!!

Fernando R. Gonzalez said...

glad to hear that thelma...i know that you really are yearning for your 'real' home...which of course, is miles away from here...

btw, alam mo ba na nasa US na sina Ate Jhe, Liz and Icko?

medyo off-topic: invite ko kayo ni kyera sa book launch ko this monday sa art space, glorietta 4, 6:30 pm. :-)



SexyMom said...

glad to hear the good news. just passing by to say hello

and a MacBookPro. wow! i only own a MacBook