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Old 08-17-2013, 03:09 AM   #1
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My name is Catina but everyone calls me Cat. I am from Brasov, Romania. I am here to assist with my 94-year-old great aunt and attend to college at UNCA Asheville North Carolina.
I am a major of journalism and people and places and history interest me. I want to learn American cooking for my aunt, her name is Stela. She loves American dish but until I arrived she can only get it outside apartment in restaurants. She becomes frail and is very difficult now to get outside because of blindness and weak in body and legs.
I put to Google recipes and to get help and I saw this one and applied to membership. I am very pleased to be allowed. I received a message already which was kind.
I did read and understand all rules here. This is my first place of membership. I am studying hard and assisting Aunt Stela but I do not have the facebook which I understand it is popular.
My parents warned me about America that to take anything one must first give because of being foreign. I will share many of Romanian recipes if I could have some American to make aunt happy. I think is that understood that people share? I saw many nice things here.
I am not citizen yet. I am on student visa and next week I take a test and put my hand up to be USA citizen because I am now 21. I lose sleep because I am anxious to be one of you.
I wish all of you wellbeing. Thank you for membership here.


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Old 08-17-2013, 03:45 AM   #2
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Hello Catina :)

A big welcome to DC!

Lovely to have you onboard

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Old 08-17-2013, 06:06 AM   #3
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:08 AM   #4
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Welcome to D.C.!
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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Hi Cat,
Welcome to DC.

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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Welcome to DC! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Lots of friendly people here with great recipes and advice.

Looking forward to your recipes too!
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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Hi Cat. Great to have you on board! I can't share any American recipes with you as I am British, but I very much look forward to seeing some Romanian recipes to try!

And good luck with your citizenship test!
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #8
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Thank you for the welcomes messages. I will put up recipes and I hope they are liked.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:17 PM   #9
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Welcome to DC Cat. Glad to have as one of the big DC family.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:50 PM   #10
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Welcome to Dc Cat. And a big welcome to America. We are so glad to have you as a citizen. When you get sworn, don't be surprised if you see a lot of tears. I have been to a few ceremonies and certainly tears came to my eyes also each time. My first husband was a citizen of Northern England. When he became a citizen, he was given, along with all those being sworn in, a small American flag. His oldest son still has it. Hopefully you will be sworn in before our next election. I live in a city full in immigrant families. And being able to cast that first vote was really a big event for them. Something we Americans take for granted.

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