May 9, 2007

Naturalization as German Citizenship...

Last Month, April 12, was my 2nd yr. as German Citizen.
It takes me for 17 yrs. before I decided to change my Citizenship.
Before, I think and I don’t like to change my Filipino citizen. Reason that maybe, i stay at the Phil’s, when I am already old or if what will happen to me here, I can still go home at my Country.

When the Kids, grow older, I realized that I stay here forever and ever, until the end of my life, and this is my Decision now.
I have my family here, I have 2 kids, and someday my Kids have their own family, then I must be here, near to them.
Anytime they needs me, I am near to them...........I can see my grandchildren anytime and I can watch and care my grandchildren too. If I have........

I realized that it is not good that the parents are far away from their children and grandchildren.............
I won’t never talks so many.........what I feel and experience presently, I won’t like that my kids experience too.......That is why I decided already to live here, ever and after.

Germany is my 2nd motherland now................that is not mean, that I doesn’t Love my Motherland Philippines....I am still Pinay, in my heart, my deeds, my thoughts.....me myself.

I share some pics. During our trip to Bonn-----Philippines Embassy, Bonn, Germany.
This is compulsory to go there, personally to cancel our Phil’s. Citizenship and signed it personally with Appearance of the Head in our Phil’s.
Embassy here.



This pics., the first time we went there, and the Embassy was Closed because it’s Ramadan......we’re a little discourage of the management there. Before we went there, I asked if we can have an appointment, and the Woman who answered us, says, that they couldn’t give any Appointment......"First come, First Serve".....

But has not says to us that "on so and so" is Holiday and they are closed.....Imagine, Bonn from us it takes us for 4 hrs. to drive. Na ja, it is my fault too, why I didn’t asked about their Holidays..............I don’t think that, they are already in Germany, that they have also another, holidays............





It takes me only around 3 months to wait, that all my papers are all Ok and in order. Then on April 12, 2005 was the Ceremonial or Rite...Taking Oath....

This picture slide was taken at Ludwigshafen, City Hall. It is not far from us, around 10 kms. from us, it takes only 15 mins. to drive.



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Pics. again......presently, I am very active and happy to share to you our pics, and happenings here.
I am happy to share, show and tell you what our happenings here . Nice to share, hoping that you enjoy viewing it and don’t misunderstood.....lol

Have a nice Day to all------------------------



31 comments:

gwapasila said...

ahahha..juice ko ako ambut kanus-a mahimong amerkana ani...unya nalang seguro kong naa nakoy pangbayad ...Ingats

Mari said...

I think, you made the right decision. It is really hard to leave your children and maybe grandchildren in the future. Mahirap, kahit yung ibang Filipino na umuwi at nagpagawa ng bahay sa atin para daw pag-retire ay uuwi, ay hindi nangyari. Yung bahay nabulok na lang duon sa probinsiya.

Happy anniversary on your 2nd year of citizenship.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Can I link you?

Sexymom said...

"i admire you for having made that decision, Vicki--it is the decision
of a mother, placing your interest as last. you place your children
first, you want to be near them when they have families of their own.
even if you wanted to go back to the Philippines and settle here, you
still chose to be near family. and the German citizenship can assure
you that. yo are lucky because you have good options. you are lucky
because you have found a place for your family--a place that will give
you bountiful returns--where you see where your taxes go, where you
see peace and order, where you see a comfortable life.

and i am sure that even if you are away from your motherland, you are
still able to instill in your children some of the good traits of
filipinos. you may already be a german citizen, but i am glad you
still have the filipino heart in you."

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have a nice day,

much love

dine

Malou said...

Hallo Vikai nagpahungaw ko diri nimo , mao ako gi open ang puter shalan man ni ako ikaduha anak ug tudloan dili patoo, dia mi diri ga himo mi home work mga orasan, ang nabutang sa orasan alas 9:30 ug seyempre ang i tubag butang alas 9:30, pero dili kono kay sayop kono ko....ang gusto niya i tubag alas 9:00, kay naka butang sa libro ang alas 3:00, mao pod ang iya suwiron wala nay 30 minuto, ako siya gisultian ug dili mahimo sa tinood na orasan naka butang diha alas 9:30, dayon himoon nimo alas 9:00, magkasayop sayop ka....... dili man siya magpatoo sa iya home work nbahala siya gahi ulo ...... puro mga sayop ang iya tubag dili na nako na problema ug dili man siya patoo, imbis tudloan, haron makasabot.....daghan pa ko diri buluhaton na wala pa nahoman.......ang oras nako giihap pun-an pa sus makalagot.... mao pongko ko diri.............. dili nalang ko mo kommentar sa imo balita nimo diri ........wala ko sa ako utok ron........balik lang niya ko........ ang ako balay daghan man nag tag sa ako, wala pa nako sila na bisita saon man ning daghan man ako buluhaton oi, ang ako trabahanti wala man oras mao ako buhat tanan ron........ kapoy baya Vk........ sigi nagpa hungaw ra ko sa ako kalagot,ug si Angie lang dagway na cguro masingkahan jud..... maylang ba maayo ulo lang ba....., kay wala man unta problema, na ako sayop ba, na wala intawon ko libutan...... hibalo baya ka diri sus ni ila liksyon, pero ako baya na gipangningkamotan haron makatudlo ko niya, kay wala man motudlo sa ila..ug haron makasabot ug unsa ang iya mga tubag ug dili pataka ug ra ba tubag na wala kasabot......nagpasalamt na gani ko kay makasabot na ug 5-5, dayon karon dili na magpa tudlo....... ug siguro na brayit na .........

juLai said...

Hi Ate Vick,good day.I understood your point ate why you decided to become a German Ctizen because your family is there. But it's completely okey ate because I know that wherever we are, we are a true filipino by heart.

Have a nice day ate.

irel said...

Congrats bon:) akoa ni pwede nako maamerikana kaso unya nalang ko apply oi! daghan pa buhaton way daghan money! $400 nabaya ang citizenship! basin mahuman ko ug eskwela anha nako molihok daghan pa baya ko atimanon!
ty s apagbisita sa akong payag maam a samtang wa ko hahah pasalamat ko oi nahuman nako ug pamalhin sa akong mga post sa akong blog ron!!! happy Mother's day nya bon1 take care:)

ann said...

Ganyan din naging decision ng tita nmin sa US. Una gusto nya mag retire sa pinas kaya nagpagawa pa ng bahay dun. Then noong lumaki na mga kids nya sa states ayaw na mag-siuwi ng pinas at dun na nagkapamilya, kaya sya dun na rin stay dahil hindi maiwan yung mga grandchildren nya.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Vicki. I admire how you put your family first above everything else. It's a wonderful trait of a great mom.

Advance Happy Mother's Day!

chase said...

I think you have made the right decision too. I am also getting my citizenship here soon hopefully since all of my loved ones are here and that's enough reason.

vk said...

hi lutchi,

Lutchi.....hintayin mo lang ang time, my time na makapag-isp ka kung ano talaga,,,,mabuti yon sarili natin decision, hindi na Force tayo or sa kasabihan na::OK NA LANG WLA NA AKONG MAGAGAWA....Nice ang feeling natin at hindi tayo naconcensia, kung 100% decision galing natin, whatsoever man nga Decision.......Money?.....makita lang yon, hindi na mahal na mahal na hindi kaya natin....mahal pa gani ang PAMASAHI patungo PINAS....lol
SLOWLY BUT SURELY..........

vk said...

Hi Mari,
thanks sa comments mo,
Tama, naisip ko rin yon, na bumili ng bahay, gawin ko lahat dito, do more sideline jobs or anything para maka pera ako, tapos ipagawa ko ng bahay sa Pinas, .....
Later on naisip ko, paano ang bahay kung wla ako or kami doon, hindi namin na gamit or nagamit man paminsan-minsan lang, kasi hindi naman kami every year uuwi, ayaw naman ng familya ko every year, kasi gusto din namin maka kita ng ibang places.

Tama, yon, bahay namin, hindi naman masayadong maganda or presentable like Condo. or Solid house, kung hindi sabi pa, Bahay Kubo.....yon Anay lang ang naka-Tira-Termites?
nasira lang, kasi walang tumira at hindi naman namin gusto pa-rent kasi gives only Problem.
Tapos yon gasto rin sa TAXES at renovation kung anu-anong Sira.....

Ayaw naman tumira ang familya ko doon, Visita ok pero titira daw sa Pinas, ayaw nila.......

So ano ang magagawa ko, gusto ko man sa atin, pero mas MAHAL KO ANG FAMILYA KO DITO AT SOMEDAY KUNG MY MGA GRANDCHILDREN NA AKO; MAS LALO AKONG MALIGAYA DITO KAY SA ATIN.

Thank you very much for your visit,Mira....Oo, i am happy, link kita rin.....

vk said...

Hello Dine,

Thank you po sa Comments mo rin...maraming salamat.

Noon, hindi ako nag-isip to change my citizenship...kasi yon ang mga plans ko na bumili ng bahay sa Pinas at doon mag-retire, kasama ang familya ko.

Pero, ang familya ko ayaw talaga sa Pinas tumira, kasi they are German and Germany ang Land daw nila....

kaya i decided, dito na talaga ang Country ko, nandito ang love ones ko....

vk said...

hi Malou,

daghan Salamat ha? gapahungaw ka nako, sigi ra, ari ra, mayo gyd na naka pahungaw ta, mayo dayon atong paminaw, dili ba?

Salamat may salig ka nako, mopahungaw....

Basta, dugagi pa na imo Pasensiya, May grasya ka ana...

Hinumdumi: Unsa imo GITANOM, mao sab imo ANIHON...

Salamat kaayo sa mga Pahungaw.....

vk said...

Hi Julai,

Thank you ha?,,,,
I have my love ones here, my owned family, that is why i decided it...and happy of my decision.

Thanks sa visit ha?

bonbon-vk said...

Hallo Dhay Irel,

bitaw, hulata ra, my time pa, naa ra na diha, dili na mawala, ok?

Ingon ana po ang bayronon diri, mga 400 Euro pod, included na sa Phils. Embassy, Cancellation fees....

Basta hinay-hinay basta kanunay, dili ba?

Thanks sa comment and visit ha? bisan sayod ko very busy ka diha....

vk said...

Hi Ann,


Ganoon din ako noon, Plan ko talaga kung magretire na ang asawa ko doon na kami sa Pinas, kaya lang sabi nya ayaw nya sa Pinas to stay, pwede vacation lang...
Pati ang mga bata, kaya yon....

Thanks sa visit ha?...

vk said...

Hi Rachel,

thanks sa comments ha?....
My Family is my Priority, kahit na kaligayan ko.

Happy Mother´s Day rin.....

vk said...

Hello Chase,

thank you too.

I think you have the right Decision., too......

Togetherness and Communication is the only Best Way that our Family stay forever.....

I pray for you too.....

aesia said...

hmmm ako kha sad no wla pa sad ko nag think about ning magpa change ug citizenship ay...hmmm will mo abot ra ang right time na maka decided ra unya ko ...niways i wanna greet u a hapy mothers day to u dae vk. hope u have a good day! tc always

kookie said...

Cogratulations mahal sa imo german citizenship, lovely photos.

ladyracs said...

lovely photos...congrats sab sa citicenship... ako on the process pa tawon, di unta sa ko pero kailangan sa trabaho ni David, sige nalang...

Hadlukan diay ka dae VK, ako anak man maghagad, mangisog nalang sab ko.. hahahaha.

Rolly said...

Ngano imo pamang adtoon ug pakansel lang nga automatic naman nga ma cancel imo phil passport? Amo diri, no need to cancel kay automatic na. Wa diay ka pa dual citizenship? Bitaw VK oy, nahiubos baya kaayo ko nimo kay di gyod ka moari, talawan kaayo, mao bitaw wa nako mobisita diri kay nahiubos ko. Kung interesado lang gyod ka moari, makaari ka oy. Kung wa kay gusto ug pugson lang, di gyod ka kaari.

Anna said...

Wow congrats to you VK. I'm glad you decided to change your citizenship. Lovely pictures vk thanks for sharing dai.

Happy Mother's Day to you.

haze said...

wow vikai kalami sa mga pose ug si bernie maau pud mo pose maau pagka tudlo dah hehehe.....love ur hair style hehehehe....anyway happy weekend...comgrats for the citizenship...wow finally ur a certified na jud

Darlene said...

Wow miss viki ka gwapa jud nimo oi!
Congratulations pod diay!Happy mother's day & godbless you & your family!I enjoyed your pictures,Nice & lovely!

Ate Nina said...

Congratulations on your 2nd year German Citizenship Anniversary!!! I think you made the right decision - you have to stay where your loved ones are. It's good to visit the Philippines every few years. Happy Mother's Day also!!!

Vicki said...

hello Ate Nina,

Happy Mother´s Day too......

thanks for the visit, ate and for your comments too....

I am happy and feel i do the right decision,....

Happy Mother´s Day to you......

krystyna said...

Hi Vicki!
Great decision.I understand your happiness.
Congratulations!!!
I enjoyed your post and your beautiful photos.
Be happy who you are and where you are. Where the heart is there is our home.
Peace and Happiness to you and your family!

MariK said...

Dear Vick, I enjoyed looking at all your pretty pictures! Congratulations on yoru citizenship & its nice to hear about your special day!!

amy said...

manay, sakto jud ka! germany is your home now so it's nice nga german citizen napod ka coz it's more easy for you to have access to the european union. wink*

ghee said...

congratulations,Vicki..i think you`ve made the right decision.

i was thinking of changing my citizenship na rin,at first i was gainst it kasi ayokong mawala ang pagiging filipino ko.buti na lang,may bagong law na ibinaba,may dual citizenship na ngayon sa Pinoy,so di pa rin daw mawawala ang pagiging pinoy :)

your hubby and kids are all lucky to have you around them :)

hugs!!