To start off, for about 3 years I have tried to bring my fiancee Elena to America. Well for reasons I do not want to discuss here, the American Embassy has been holding things up.
I have visited the Philippines 3 times. First for a week in Manila, and 2 times in Davao at Elenas home.
The first trip to Davao was for Christmas and New Years of 2006. All of her family was there to meet me. It was in experience having 18 people living eating and sleeping in a 2 bedroom house. Thankfully all 18 were there for just 2 days. The rest of the time we only had about 12.
The second trip was last July/August. This time it was just Elena and her 3 neices staying with her as they attend nursing school.
Then, I was laid off from my job because of the decline of the housing market in Florida and most of the US. I am a Project Manager, Cadd Manager, Studio Manager and Architectural Computer Draftsman (pick what ever positions you like best, I am all).
I have looked, but cannot find another position with enough income to be able to live here.
Well, with the moneys I have invested, and the proffits from selling my home, I have decided to just move to Davao City, on Mindanao in the Philippines. We will not be rich, but we will be comfortable.
To read more about Elena and me, visit http://www.filipinainamerica.com/ where I started a blog to journal her move here which has not happened.