It’s been a crazy and tiring October for N and I. Aside from scrambling to complete the requirements for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), we were also neck deep in preparing a wedding and moving into our own place
Wait. Planning a wedding? But don’t you have to be married to apply to Express Entry as a couple?
Yup! N and I have actually been married since July 2015. We had a civil wedding in the Manila City Hall, with only our immediate family there with us. We just got “married” again a week ago in front of everyone else… the only ones who know this little secret of ours are our families and you that are reading this. 😛
Moving into a new place? But aren’t you moving to Canada?
Well… we hope that we’ll eventually move to Canada, but until we get our passports stamped, I really don’t want to assume anything. Besides, I think we can consider moving into our own place a kind of “practice” for Canada especially since it’s the first time in our lives that we won’t have any helpers in the house (most families in the Philippines have at least one helper in the house to help with chores, taking care of children/elders, etc.)