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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I know it sounds like a cliché but I really am thankful for a lot of things. It’s been almost a decade since I crossed the Pacific Ocean, 7000 miles strong, into my new home – this beautiful golden state. I couldn’t be any more grateful, first and foremost to the unseen God who gave me the gift of life and opportunities beyond measure. I know my eyes haven’t seen it all. To my wonderful husband, without him I would be so lost. To my family whose sacrifices and support made me who I am. To this country that has given me so much, everything and more than I could ever dream of. So many of my dreams were realized here and I can’t imagine myself anywhere else. Since it is my nearly-a-decade Thanksgiving in US, indulge me for a moment as I walk down memory lane and recap some of the most memorable days of my life. I got married here, bought a lovely home, purchased and drove my very first car, travelled to Japan, Italy, France, UK, Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Spain and all over United States, met some of the most amazing people and friends, pursued endless career opportunities and hoarded all the fashionable items I could set my eyes on. Now my closets are bursting at the seams, my belly is always full and I’m never out of amazing things to do. I never ever want to forget where I came from – that long, dark, narrow and perilous road that got me here because that’s what makes this life all the more sweeter. All the sweat, tears and blood are well worth because it brought me here – to the land of the free, where dreams are forged and realized, where I am restricted only by my own fear. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you everyone for supporting my blog. Now, fulfill one of your duties as Americans – give thanks, eat like there is no tomorrow and shop till you drop!