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Old 08-17-2013, 04:09 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, 04:45 AM   #2
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Hello Catina :)

A big welcome to DC!

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Howdy!
Welcome to D.C.!
Ain't been to Asheville in many years. It is beautiful country out that way.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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Hi Cat,
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:09 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, 02:33 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, 03:42 PM   #8
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Thank you for the welcomes messages. I will put up recipes and I hope they are liked.
Sincerely,
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:17 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, 04:50 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.

Welcome to DC and to America.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #11
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Thank you all and thank you Addie. I go to next Wednesday to take the test and if I pass it I go then to put my hand up. I do cry about it already. I am extremely excited and anxious. Aunt Stela said to me she cried when she became the citizen of the USA in 1951.
I have studied hard for this special privilege and voting is something special for me in this country.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:11 AM   #12
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Maybe you will not believe of this, but it is the truth. My test was 100% correct! I am now an American. I am very happy and I did have tears in my eyes. My aunt Stela took me a treat to a meal at a place it is Olive Garden. Such good food was there.
I only wish my mother and father attended. But we called to them and they were proud and it was said that I did well.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:15 AM   #13
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Well done Cat, congrats
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:42 AM   #14
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That's wonderful news, Cat! Wow, 100%! I wonder how many of us who were born here would do as well.

Congrats, citizen!!!

(And I like Olive Garden too)
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #15
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Hi Cat and welcome to DC! Very touching that you are taking care of aunt Stella. I look forward to the recipes you'd like to share. Congrats on your perfect score to be the perfect American (I am US citizen)! Obama should send you a Tweet/email!
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #16
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Congratulations Cat. There are a lot of Natural Born Americans that couldn't pass that test. We need 100% Americans like you. Welcome to our country. And you are now an official member of DC. We have shortened your name and given you a nickname. Cat!
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Congratulations!!
Well Done!
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Hi Cat and Aunt Stela! So happy to have you here, and so excited that you did so well and are a citizen.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #19
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Congratulations Cat. There are a lot of Natural Born Americans that couldn't pass that test. We need 100% Americans like you. Welcome to our country. And you are now an official member of DC. We have shortened your name and given you a nickname. Cat!
Thank you for your kind message. I do like Cat. I have 2.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:01 PM   #20
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And thank all you for the support. I am proud to be one of you now.
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