Just under nine months ago I filed my petition for Pinky to come to the states. February 1st, 2010, Pinky had her interview with the US Embassy in Manila and her visa was approved. On March 19th, Pinky will fly from Manila and I will fly from Shanghai. We well meet in Japan and fly together to the states. (Pink get’s to do that fun time thing where you fly for 20 hours, and arrive 5 hours after you leave!) Upon our arrival in the states we will immediately proceed with a small civil wedding, then apply to have her status changed to a legal US immigrant. We’ll save some money for a subsequent trip back to the Philippines where we can have a ceremony with her family.

The past nine months have been very stressful and lonely. Once Pinky left China I became bored with the idea of being here. I love all my friends here, and I love my work here, but it’s just not the same without the woman I love. And I miss my kid so much that I really can’t take it anymore. I’m ready to go home… and the luckiest man in the world because I get to bring the love of my life with me, and go back to the greatest daughter in the world.