Let me preface this next post by asking if you've ever seen a stranger in public listening to their ipod and they're subconsciously singing along? When I'm sitting on my front porch I see it all the time, and I giggle each time.
I was updating my ipod yesterday when I stumbled upon a podcast that teaches basic Vietnamese phrases. There are 8 lessons in the podcast so far, and it looks like they are updating it regularly. I uploaded the podcast and decided to listen to it while I took Lola for a walk this morning. So at 6am, you can hear a pin drop on my street, and here I am trying to say thank you in Vietnamese - Cam on, which sounds like cahm un. Try saying that out loud right now, go ahead. You probably felt silly just saying that in the privacy of your own living room, now picture a girl saying that to her dog repeatedly, at 6am while she's walking down the middle of the street. I think from now on, Marc and I will listen to our podcast together and practice in the privacy of our own home. And if you're interested in learning how to speak Vietnamese, check out the podcast, it's called "Survivalphrases - Vietnamese" and can be found on itunes.
Now I bet you're all wondering about that form I've been checking my mailbox for EVERYDAY. I'm sure you'll be disappointed to learn that we still don't have it! I have been calling USCIS all week to find out where my I171-H is and now I'm convinced the entire office has gone on vacation because no one is answering when I call!! We have had our entire dossier complete for weeks now, and this one form is the only thing keeping us from being put on our agencies official waiting list. Patience is a virtue, I know.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Xin chao (hello in vietnamese)
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Just found your site. The wait for the I171H is a hard one! But it will come eventually! I stalked the mailman for quite some time myself ;)
What a great find - I've already found it on iTunes. I've been wanting to learn at least a few phrases and this seems like a great way to do it!
Hi Amanda & Marc,
Reading your blog makes the expectancy so much more of a reality to those of us who have few details about the process. I can feel your excitement! Can't wait to read when you finally get your paperwork!
Love you, Aunt Sue (Mall)
ugh! i know the pain of having your whole dossier done with the exception of the I-171h... terrible feeling!!! hang in there...
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