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Offline kenny

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Re: End of the road
« Reply #720 on: December 10, 2016, 07:21:32 PM »
Congratulations to you both.

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Re: End of the road
« Reply #721 on: January 06, 2017, 07:43:14 PM »
Fiona got to go home to Guangzhou for a couple of weeks.  She is thrilled with all the shopping and visiting she did. But most of all she said she filled up on all te Chinese food that she had been craving  for the last three years.

She got to get some professional photos made as well. I hope the look as good here after I resize them to fit.
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #722 on: January 06, 2017, 10:01:24 PM »
She also has her US citizenship, US passport and a 10 year Chinese VISA. 
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #723 on: January 22, 2017, 11:20:20 AM »
Ella and my son are getting along very well.
It's been a little over a year and my son and Ella are running through the paperwork mill in Guangzhou. Last update is the application has been approved and she is awaiting the arrival of her packet and interview date. She is here in the USA but will head back to China for her interview when her packet arrives. It's a joy to have her here. She is fun and she and Fiona are the best friends.  And I have never seen my son this happy in all his life. Fiona's sister is coming to visit for Chinese New Year and it's going to be a riot. Three Guangdong girls in the same house.  Fiona has also found a group of chinese women the gather for food and gossip exchange once a month. I love seeing them all together. You cant help but smile the whole time.
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #724 on: March 20, 2017, 11:36:08 PM »
Ella returned to China for 2 months, took care of some business, did her interview and was approved.
My son picked her up in Denver today.
Marriage is May 14th.

From application to VISA less than a year.

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Re: End of the road
« Reply #725 on: May 17, 2017, 07:44:52 PM »
Wedding is done. Time to breathe now.
Alll My lovely daughters came to colorado for the event.
44 years a bachelor and now a married man.
Ella's son flew in to walk her down the isle.
He paid a tribute to his new wife at the reception and did it in CHINESE !
ceremony https://youtu.be/u9QwHj1Onjc
Tribute https://youtu.be/NMGb3ymmgRY
Jerry's sisters  https://youtu.be/XBm2wqS_EqA
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #726 on: May 20, 2017, 09:48:05 AM »
Very nice!

I enjoyed the tributes, it was easy to see how touched Ella was with your son and his tribute in chinese.

Empressive, I been married to a chinese woman and have a chinese daughter for 7 years and still cant understand 1 freaking word of it.


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Re: End of the road
« Reply #727 on: May 24, 2017, 06:03:06 PM »
Since this web site is now blocked at work,  I don't check as frequently as much as before, however, that being said - Gerry I never seen the picture you posted in January with Fiona so a little late but great classic pictures.

Great May update and May I say thanks with sharing the pictures and videos.
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #728 on: May 30, 2017, 09:56:44 AM »
Hey Kenny, I have been immersed in Mandarin and Cantonese for about 20 years now and still have limited understanding. When I first went to China I started learning Mandarin, I quit studying when my then wife's English got better than my Chinese.
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #729 on: December 18, 2017, 10:56:33 AM »
This really pisses me off.
Today I filled out the paperwork to get Katie's US citizen certificate.
They have raised the processing fee to a whopping $1,170.00.
That's crazy. That much money to process an application. I have done all the work, gathered all the supporting documents. What are they doing to earn over a thousand bucks.

That is double what I paid just a year ago for Fiona's Certificate of Citizenship.
 I should start a go fund me page😡I'm pissed.

No wonder there are so many illegals here. They cant afford to do it the legal way........
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #730 on: December 19, 2017, 09:46:20 AM »
My God, they must have just raised it we filed Ziwei this past summer. I guess i'm glad we did it then.

I have told friends the reason there are so many illegals is that our goverment makes it so hard to do it the right way.

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Re: End of the road
« Reply #731 on: December 19, 2017, 02:09:34 PM »
This really pisses me off.
Today I filled out the paperwork to get Katie's US citizen certificate.
They have raised the processing fee to a whopping $1,170.00.
That's crazy. That much money to process an application. I have done all the work, gathered all the supporting documents. What are they doing to earn over a thousand bucks.

That is double what I paid just a year ago for Fiona's Certificate of Citizenship.
 I should start a go fund me page😡I'm pissed.

No wonder there are so many illegals here. They cant afford to do it the legal way........


If the fee hike pisses you off Gerry, you will absolutely love this little form! You should have filed one of these and had the fees waived but I bet you wouldn't have qualified to use the form.
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #732 on: December 19, 2017, 10:39:23 PM »
This really pisses me off.
Today I filled out the paperwork to get Katie's US citizen certificate.
They have raised the processing fee to a whopping $1,170.00.

It's getting worst for the 'elderly' too.. just received my revised SocSec 2018 benefits letter.
My 'Medicare Medical Insurance' increased just about $30
My 2017 monthly deduction was $104.90. For 2018, the deduction is $134
This comes off the 2% cost of living increase.

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Re: End of the road
« Reply #733 on: December 19, 2017, 11:02:53 PM »
Robertt, I did look at the form and you need to poor and destitute to qualify.  I make a bit more than the minimum... but is still pisses me off that they can charge that much to look at the documents I sent in and rubber stamp the approval.  Like I said I have done all the work, all they need to do is check it.  It ain't worth $1170. I guess the need some way to pay for the Christmas party.
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