Friday, May 14, 2010

Random Things I Learned About Myself Living In The US (almost 2 years)

1. I learned to do my own laundry and clean after myself. Including cleaning bathrooms.

2. I learned that if I have no idea how to do it, go to youtube, google it... There´s no other way!

3. Working with children is a huge responsibility, I became good at it, but now I don´t want to have kids of my own.

4. Pushing myself hard to speak English in order to improve it and not to be afraid to ask "what does that mean?" or "how do you pronounce that again?" helps to not to make a fool of myself, although it happens and is funny, because is not the same "being abducted by aliens" than "being adopted by aliens" (This actually happened at the Schillingers).

5. I learned that no matter where you are, God will always go with you, and He will send angels your way to make sure you are just fine, I call them: my friends, my second family. [Exodus 23:20]*

6. I learned to not to give my heart so easily, I learned it the hard way, because now I´m heartbroken but not depressed anymore, I will guard my heart better the next time and God will give me strength to wait until I find "Mr. Right One". [2 Samuel 22:33-34, 2 Chronicles 16:9]*

7. Blizzards are not good at all.

8. I fell in love with The Arch. One more reason why I would love to live in St. Louis.

9. There is nothing like having friends from many different countries and cultures, is amazing how much you can learn from them :)

10. Smileys is a different way to flirt! omg not kidding, ;) yeah, a simple wink is very powerful these days.

11. Wherever I go, I´ll always find the right church, God will make the way.

12. I´m boyish, I grew up with 2 brothers (I normally get along better with boys as well), but I learned that having girlfriends is an awesome thing, and there´s nothing wrong to be girly sometimes, for example: do my nails while I watch Star Trek: First Contact.

13. There´s nothing like having Chinese food once a week, or twice a week... Mmm Chinese...

14. You can never have too many sushi rolls! I´m Nora, the sushi monster! <(>_<)>

15. I´m not short, I´m FUNSIZE!

16. There is nothing wrong on being silly, goofy, etc as long as you´re true to yourself, and believe that you are unique and that´s how it should be. I´m not SHY anymore!

17. Having a video camera and a MacBook is a lot of fun!

18. I love the Postal Mail in the US is so nice.

19. Time flies before your eyes, if you want to do something, right now is the right time. I learned to enjoy the life God has given me.

20. I found the Amazing Nora inside of me, but you know why the amazing? because I have an amazing God. He believes in me. I came here for a reason, and I´m sure all I´ve learned will be useful for his purpose of my life. [Proverbs 3:5-6]*

I came to the US to live, work and improve my English, but I praise my Lord, for I got much more than that. I found Love, Friendship, Family, and so many blessings that I couldn´t have ever imagined.

Thanks to all of you for being a blessing to my life, to love me and put up with my weirdness hehe :P Sorry Jamey, I still don´t like Avatar.

I love you and keep you all in my prayers, with all my heart, let the good times roll! :´)


*Bible Verses:
"See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared."- Exodus 23:20

"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights" - 2 Samuel 22:33-34

"For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war." - 2 Chronicles 16:9

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I didn´t remember

You were buried in my deepest memories, I thought that us was over, and I was over with you long ago...

I can´t believe that I´m crying again, for you, yeah one more time, crying like a child without her lollipop.

I miss you, I love you and I shouldn´t.

I´m happy for you though... as long as you´re happy, I should be too. Right?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother´s Day´s Lesson

One more time, I messed up and I realized that everyday I learn something new, unfortunately this time I had to rediscover something that I had lost, and came back to teach me a huge lesson.

I am spending one whole month with my grandma and at my aunt´s house. I´m home the entire week, but on weekends I´m hanging out with my cousins, so I´m just not around.

My purpose of staying here is to spend more time with my grandma, because she is sick, she has Alzheimer and as everybody knows she forgets most of the things, she loses things, and somehow she is becoming grumpy and she dislikes and complains about everything, for example the weather, is either too hot or too cold, it can never be good enough.

So, having all that in mind I thought (and made the mistake of thinking): is just not worthy to get anything to anybody, since is too complicated to please all of the moms that I´ll see in the family reunion. (I was so wrong!)

I tried to excused myself saying that we are all materialist, and we are only happy when we get material things. And that the worst part of giving is to know that what you gave wasn´t appreciated.

Based on all that I decided... to not to get anything to anybody.

Right now I´m so sorry that I have been so selfish, because it doesn´t matter what you give, you shouldn´t expect anything back. Although YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO GIVE SOMETHING, no matter what.

I made a handmade card for my aunt, but my cousin bought one. I poured my heart out in the words inside the card, but the card she kept in her heart is the beautiful words that came for the right card that my cousin picked at the store.


During the family reunion, I had some beans and made me sick. (it´s hard to explain but to be very honest they get me diarrhea) So, I had way too much re-fried beans and got sick, and while I was walking to the restroom, my grandma was in the middle of the hallway trying to take off her sweater and suddenly I felt how by mistake she punched me in my stomach so hard that I couldn´t eat anything for several hours after that.

On the way back home I had a conversation with my aunt, and she asked me why I didn´t get her anything besides the card I made her, and when I explained myself, she let me know how wrong I was about thinking in that way and also how selfish person I´ve become.

Tonight I feel awful, she was right, if you love somebody you should buy something for that person, not because the materialism, but because that way people feel appreciated and in someway it just bright their days, specially on Mother´s day.

I messed up today, I payed physically and with tears. Not happening again.

Yeah, I screwed up, I still feel bad though.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

On the way to Locks of Love

Donating my hair has become a big thing, because I´ve never done that before or better, I don´t even remember having my hair this short before.

I´m proud of myself, even if boys don´t like it, I do... And that´s what really matters.

Why do I say that? well, many boys had told me that they preferred me with long hair, well, for me works even BETTER because I don´t want a boyfriend anyways, I´m sick of them.


Go Nora! single and compassionate for others, be fresh, be true, be wild, be YOU!

Free Hugs at the Inner Harbor Downtown Baltimore