dazzlingjaney

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dazzlingjaney posted on the thread annulment questions? on the Philippines forum

mhagz21 wrote:

Hi!! good day to all of you. i got some questions about annulment i hope u can help me guyz. btw i'm mhagz im 28 I've been married for 8 years, we have no kids!! last January 2011 i seek an advice of an atty regarding my plans to file annulment. the atty told me that the best grounds that i can use to file annulment is in the grounds of psychological incapacitated. my question is how much it will cost me to avail the service of an psychologist and how long it will take the psychologist to finished the report?

I filed my annulment case July 2008 and was granted March 2009( up to finality of decision).Package prize costs 300K(that includes psychological exam)if one wants the speed up process.On the other hand an annullment that would costs 150- 250K decision takes longer up to 1-2 years. A one time appearance (hearing) was only done and payments done in a 3-time staggard payments(depends on your lawyer and negotiation)...BTW, my attorney was the one who handed the fee to the psychologist with a fee that costs 7K. The usual grounds for annulment is psychological incapacity in which the psychological report will reflect who's incapacitated...reports of the psychologist can either prove that the complainant or respondent is the incapacitated party or both are.Report of the psychologist is ready within 2-3 weeks(this again depends if the psychologist doesn't have a lot of clients) or longer! Goodluck!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread american girl to marry saudi amd move to riyadh on the Riyadh forum

amyasb wrote:

thank you guys:) inshallah i will find another good job in uae for next year. my job here in the states is great, so i have no right to complain. i just really want the expat lifestyle and live in more of an international community. as far as finding an american man, there is NO way...lol. i could never marry american...ever! european or moderate middle eastern are the only options, otherwise i can stay single and be without any headache at all;)lol so, yes i am looking for a job in uae, of course it has to pay more than i make here in the states, but as soon as i find one, i am ready to go;)

It is never too late to start anew...Goodluck to your adventure to the "Land of Oasis"...

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread What is your idea of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? on the Saudi Arabia forum

Stimstar37 wrote:

I almost forgot, a western co-worker when he was in a car accident, he was 100% to blame because the police said, and I quote " If you were not in our country, this accident would not have happened " That person lost his job because of it. If you are a non-Saudi, especially a non-saudi non muslim, if you see an accident, do not stop at all, phone one of your arabic friends to call the police but dont stop because suspicion becomes high. It is sad I know, but its the truth

This is also true in witnessing a cardio-pulmonary arrest( to a Saudi National)...eventhough you're a certified medical practitioner you don't just go ahead and help the witnessed victim/patient but caution and extra care must be considered because you might be blamed for the incident instead of the authority being thankful of your help and assistance.

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread RH Bill on the Philippines forum

As we are in a democratic country...the church should be reminded of sepation of its power to the state.And as a human being endowed with the human intellect to choose, exercise of freewill should not be suppressed. I support the RH bill and responsible parenthood...all children should have a bright future, good education and life not just being alive and just an entity to the nation's statistics!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread Agency/Private Company... on the Philippines forum

kier wrote:

hi everyone! i was trying to look for job overseas.. anyone there know any legal agency or private company that offers job abroad?... thanks so much....:)

You can go and visit this site workabroad.com.ph Goodluck!

cutyloopz wrote:

Hello to everyone!! I am rose 33 yrs old and newbie here this forum.. And i need you help.. I was Married with an American guy and we got civil Marriage here in caloocan city 2007. We were living together 21 days.. when he back to the US. our relation doesnt work very well we are always fighting and we never had change to see each other again..Now im planning to get annulment . I need some help someone give me some advice and recomment the lawyer i can trust.. :)

Hmnnn...haste is waste! Marriage is an eye opener until one experienced it.If you really are serious to pursue your annulment, you can obtain it within 6-8 months like in my case...I got it 8 months including the finality.I sent you through PM my attorney's landline and Mobile number. Hope this helps. He is a very good lawyer and graduated in a very reputable school of law here in the Philippines. I recommend you to get annulment rather than having your husband divorced you because you're not a U.S. citizen and no pre nuptial agreement, your marriage is still subject under the fundamental law of the Philippines.If he divorced you, then he'll be the one having most of the benefits. Goodluck!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread american girl to marry saudi amd move to riyadh on the Riyadh forum

amyasb wrote:

i have decided not to marry him. when he told his family he wanted to marry an american girl, they said no. as an independent american woman, i cannot accept a man that is a puppet of his family. i have appreciated all of the posted replies. all of you had excellent perspectives:)

Oh, what a great relief on your part...coming at last with a final decision!This is a smart move and don't regret on it! Decision determines destination but intentions don't. Cheerio and stay free and happy! there are still many fish in the ocean and you can always choose the best who can love you and make you happier as who you are and not what you ought to be.All the best!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread data entry salary on the Riyadh forum

mingocarlo wrote:

Hi..my employer offer me a 1200SR as data entry in Riyadd.My company is Saudi Oger..You guys think is it rigth for a data entry receiving this amount? Hoping for your response,,,

Too low salary for an overseas work! Don't accept the job and find a better one. Goodluck!

borntobemild wrote:

Violin wrote:

hi, I have been living in KSA since 2004 I travel twice a year, they have never checked laptop or external hard disk content.

well since youve been doing this twice a year since 2004, you also might have noticed that they dont really check on women much..

Wow this is good to know...But then, it might differ from which airport you go through.Dammam and Jeddah airport are more relaxed to travellers but not in Riyadh.Last time I've been in the Kingdom is 2005 and left on 2006...there's not too much hush on checking laptops and hard disks and external drives sort of! So what about contents in your camera? Does this also apply to the checking like on laptops? Odd changes huh!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread Are foreign women allowed to drive in KSA? on the Saudi Arabia forum

borntobemild wrote:

of course if you get housing in a compound then you can drive around in the compound....

When my husband and I were in Jeddah and lived in a Western compound, women( wives whose husband were at work during daytime) were allowed to drive inside the compound to pick up some groceries and do errands in the store/shops.But definitely, women driving outside is a big NO, NO in Saudi Arabia.

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread ..who wins in the war?? on the Libya forum

Clansman wrote:

You only get losers in war, when the cost is counted it will be high. My prayers go to my Libyan friends. Hopefully I will be back soon.

Three thumbs up for this Clansman...Freedom for the Libyans goes beyond for what will come as their future.Cheerio!!!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread ..who wins in the war?? on the Libya forum

katutubongPinoy wrote:

dazzlingjaney wrote:

What's the point of family togetherness if every now and then the place you live in would be chaotic?

..In my seven months of stay in Libya, I haven't experience a chaotic life (except an instance that I have been harassed). But I dunno really, above is jut me and my emotional self speaking. Still, I am proud for those Libyans who sacrificed their personal dreams and ambition for the sake of their nation. Kudos!!

Let's get to the focal point of your topic...this is exactly what I am talking all about, a sacrificial action for the betterment of Libyan people and their nation in the future. I am not talking about "US" or expats nor our emotional attachmennt on this topic...Come to think if Libya is a democratic nation with the basic fundamental rights each citizen there given recognition...it follow suits the expats too or a worker is treated well.When the fundamental law of the land is "chaotic" or with "inorderliness" (means whatever goes...everyone will go with the flow of what the leader wants even it means killing and injustice for everyone...that's really "CHAOTIC", and that's what I meant)... Been in the place nearly two years(worked and lived here) and had known the place enough with this duration...but I wouldn't go back to this place again unless it is managed by a leader with good disposition and upright morale to uphold the ideals of democracy.Never in my 10 years of stay in the Middle East was I looted with my salary because of a corrupt Finance Manager(that's what I experienced in Libya, monthly salary is robbed from me 100LD even most of my colleagues and no amount of questioning and clarifications would stopped the guy)...Never too have I experienced a three months waiting time of salary, paying my medicals, visa and taxes and worst is accomodation amenities and utilities that you pay( in my contract it had stated we have free accomodation but surprisingly not when I arrived!) and the HR won't allow my husband for me to get him in the country as my dependent(because he is an American National and they said "MAMNU" whew!!!I worked in a military hospital BTW)...So is there an order in this kinda' situation...Whew! I am better off staying in PI rather than constantly battling with this "chaotic" event daily if such is the case or better yet go back to the Mid East as workers are more treated well with the place more to offer to expats(even with some restrictions), especially comfort and safety.That's why, the locals are looting and being corrupt too because of the system and the leadership of the one managing the country... Even GOD, is a GOD in order! And I believed, it is not yet too late for the Libyans to change and acquire freedom!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread ..I some kinda miss you!! on the Libya forum

katutubongPinoy wrote:

dazzlingjaney wrote:

I am not ruining your reverie Katutubong Pinoy but then,at the end of the day, it's better to be realistic and staying alive!Peace ^-^

...hehe..I'm not saying I'd rather die and stay with you Libya. I'm just being realistic when I stated what I have missed in there. Thank you for bursting my bubble dazzlingjaney, I am more than willing to blow it up again. Here's for you..:-)

I guess my reality is just as real as life itself than yours...Ha!ha!Ooppss pardon for the bubble bursting...there are better bubbles worth reminiscing of. As the "EAGLES" song goes like this...try this, "Get over it...get over it...!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread military hospitals on the Saudi Arabia forum

balangwapa wrote:

dazzlingjaney wrote:

marisol24 wrote:

hello girl! same agency here..although im having doubts to accept the job offer that is because accdg to orang intl, there's a possibility that nobody will accompany you..im a little afraid because because it's my 1st time to work abroad and i was assigned in OPD. when did u had ur medical exam? sabay na lang tayo sa flight para di nkakatakot mag-isa...hihi

@ mariesol24,going overseas to work is really a no accompaniment event, (by a liason officer) LOL...I was just 24 years old when I have this assignment work and made it OK.But if there are colleagues whom you've met and are bound to the same workplace, it will be more fun to travel with companies and make it a worthwhile experience.Being first time in a place and travelling alone is quite scary especially if you have language barriers.But somehow, don't make it as an excuse to prevent you experiencing to work overseas.Once you'll experience the culture, know the language and place and would get used to it...it will just be like a whole new experience and learning for you... Goodluck!

:|:) thanks for ur encouraging words. im hoping that the place will be safe even if i will just travel there alone; but it's more fun if u have companies/co-nurses to travel with. right? im hoping and praying that this will be successful.

I recommend that you better get familiarized yourself now(before your flight), some "Arabic words" just the basic so that if a Saudi authority would question you you can at least grasp some words he/she is asking and would not be afraid about it.When I was in Sharurah, most of the locals do not speak English words but only Arabic.The best way to learn their language though is to listen on what they say and how they pronounce it then take down notes within a couple of months you'll learn but be ready to try speaking "Arabic" eventhough it is a bit strange of you speaking it.You will need it especially in the workplace communicating to your clients...Goodluck!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread annulment on the Philippines forum

I filed my annulment case July 2008 and was granted March 2009.Package prize costs 300K(that includes psychological exam).If a complainant doesn't want the speed up process it would costs 150- 250K. A one time appearance (hearing) was only done and payments done in a 3-time staggard payments...I wouldn't go into details about the proceedings but any interested person who would want the contact info of my lawyer is most welcome. He is a very good lawyer and an expert on family law (U.P. graduate of law).Any querries and updates regarding your case if you're overseas, he can be able to convey it through online.It is really sad that a divorce law is not yet established here in the Philippines (which in my opinion is far better than annulment). At least with divorce, children's rights are better protected and also the women's(talk about alimony and child support). I think PI's system is still on annulment about dissolution of marriages because "men"(here in the Phils.) would not have the disposition to financially support whatever responsibilities they'd left( Oppps no outrageous reactions pls. just my observation and reality I had experience).Somehow, we women are the one's suffering...but not long enough hopefully a divorce bill be drafted and approved soon!

dazzlingjaney created a new thread on the Saudi Arabia forum

Any Info about Khamis Mushayt ?

Hello everyone...Anyone in this forum who can give me a bird's eye view of what to expect living and working in Khamis Mushayt? I've been assigned to Sharurah, Riyadh and Jeddah before but don't have any clue about Khamis... Thanks for any info you can share!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread military hospitals on the Saudi Arabia forum

marisol24 wrote:

marvinthemartian wrote:

hi there! i'm also a nurse (Recovery Room) and i have already accepted the offer for Sharurah AFH.. the basic salary offer for me is 3960 SAR.. @ balangwapa: what's the status of your application? as for me, i'm already fit to work and my visa is on the process.. the agency told me that they will call me back if i already have a visa so that i can pass my resignation letter for my current job.. what's your agency? mine is Orange International Recruitment Services..

hello girl! same agency here..although im having doubts to accept the job offer that is because accdg to orang intl, there's a possibility that nobody will accompany you..im a little afraid because because it's my 1st time to work abroad and i was assigned in OPD. when did u had ur medical exam? sabay na lang tayo sa flight para di nkakatakot mag-isa...hihi

@ mariesol24,going overseas to work is really a no accompaniment event, (by a liason officer) LOL...I was just 24 years old when I have this assignment work and made it OK.But if there are colleagues whom you've met and are bound to the same workplace, it will be more fun to travel with companies and make it a worthwhile experience.Being first time in a place and travelling alone is quite scary especially if you have language barriers.But somehow, don't make it as an excuse to prevent you experiencing to work overseas.Once you'll experience the culture, know the language and place and would get used to it...it will just be like a whole new experience and learning for you... Goodluck!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread military hospitals on the Saudi Arabia forum

miss_chuza wrote:

good day everyone! i jus t want to know if all the military hospitals in ksa are safe and good?? has anyone heard about the sharurah armed forces hospital in najran province? can somebody tell something about the hospital? thank you and i will appreciate the response:)

Just a heads up...Sharurah is a different place from Najran.Najran is nearer than Sharurah...If you go through a local flight from Riyadh, Najran comes first at least like a 2.5 hours flight unlike Sharurah, it's more than 3 hours flight.Don't know if these days there are direct flight now from Riyadh to Sharurah or Dammam to Sharurah...but when I went there, I have a stop-over to Najran airport then a continued flight to Sharurah.

tatavan wrote:

hey bcnexpat!! I'm nurse by the way, coming to NY to follow my lover...Without working visa, can I get one once there?

Tourist visa can never be converted to a working visa.The best way, is that, find an employer that can be willing to sponsor you for a work permit so your stay in NY would be legal and you can stay longer.Goodluck!

climo wrote:

Need some advise everyone! Long story short. I got married in 2006 to a filipina which went sour. I was granted an annulment from the courts in Feb. 10 I'm looking to get married in the future..If my Legal Capacity form is denied because of the above marriage, can I use my official NSO annulment documents to prove the marriage is void? CN: Will the NSO annulment document over ride the Legal Capacity form if denied? I added her to my income tax forms so it still shows we are married according to the government and probably the Legal Capacity form...even though the annulment was granted. TIA :)

I think there will be no complications in your case to remarry here in the Philippines provided you present legal documentations.My husband(an American national too) and I got married in the year 2009 here in Manila.Before we can get a marriage contract in Makati City Hall, he was required to provide a Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage.This is not just a form made up( by any foreigner who wish to marry a Pinay) but this is a legal document he had obtained in the U.S. embassy here in Manila.He made an appointment online to the U.S. embassy site first and appeared personally at the U.S. embassy based on the appointment available.He had presented his birth certificate, passport and divorce decrees to the Consular attorney and the sworn statement has been signed by the administering attorney which we presented in Makati city hall to apply for marriage contract(marriage contract release BTW varies from municipalities...you may want to check online about this). Regarding issue of annulment, in our case it is me who had a marriage that had been annulled.Since in your situation, you are the one who had a previous marriage annulled, the U.S. embassy will also require you to present a marriage certificate(NSO copy) with annotation of the date when your marriage was annulled(this is obtained in National Statistics Office-NSO). But you cannot obtain such document if after the finality of the court decision is not filed in NSO.If you had in your hand the court decision copy plus finality of your annulment you need to have that certified by the court where it had granted the decision of your annulment or where you got your marriage contact(municipality).Afterwhich, you file that to NSO.I don't know if your embassy acknowledge NSO copy oy your marriage contract with annotation of your annulment on it. But if you want that the document will not be denied, formalized it by these steps: 1.Having your court decision copy plus finality of court decision certification be made "certified true copy" in the court that granted your annulment/ where you got your marriage contract 2.File to NSO about your annulment by bringing the above document in item 1 plus NSO copy of your marriage certificate(before the annulment) 3.Wait for several weeks/months(don't have a clue how long for the docs to be released these days) for the release of your certificate of marriage(NSO copy) with annotation already of your annulment in it. 4.Obtain a copy in item 3 from the National Statistics Office 5. Bring a copy of documents in item 1 and 4, and go to the Supreme Court(Manila).Request for a specimen signature of the attorney/lawyer who granted the annulment decision(they will issue you a certificate) 6. Bring all items/documents in item 1, 4 and 5 to Department of Foreign affairs Manila to have the annulment case and annotated marriage certificate be authenticated(Nice certification with "RED RIBBON ON IT").These documents when presented to embassies/government offices are acceptable rather than the certified finality of court decision of your annulment.If you live outside Metro Manila, you might want to inquire if the above procedure/services in your locality are available, otherwise, courier services like LBC, DHL and JRS EXPRESS provide such as a third party to process documents for you if the procedure is too tedious for you to do. 7. Last is make sure your future partner have other documents needed too before your special event(wedding).Like CENOMAR (certificate of no marriage if single/ court decrees if divorced or annnulment decrees if previously married). 8. Then you are set to obtain for your marriage contract...for the big event! Goodluck! P.S. NSO legal document will not override the legal capacity to contract marriage.Release of this to your embassy is same day, so if you can provide all legal documentations it is easy to obtain. You will need to present both the NSO copy of your marriage certificate with annotation of your annulment on it plus legal capacity to contract marriage when obtaining marriage contract to local municipality.

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread Living in Florida on the Florida forum

Hi to all...Just want to querry how possible can I land a job as a Registered Nurse in a hospital setting there in Florida? Some posts stated that finding a job in Florida is tougher these days...is it also true to Nursing jobs in a hospital? My husband planned to go back to Florida next year and our son and I would follow later after having been approved of the visa he will file for us.Is the cost of living expensive in this state, what of healthcare...childcare and housing??? Any info you can share on this...Thanks!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread LEAVING FROM, GOING TO... LIBYA on the Tripoli forum

chid0ry_kaname wrote:

WHEN all and everyone seem to leave Libya, I am wanting to GO TO LIBYA. On Feb. 12, 2011 I was on my second to the last step of going to Libya... to work in TRIPOLI MEDICAL CENTER to work as a nurse, see, I'm a filipino nurse, and the slim chances of having a chance to work in my country- the Philippines is very very limited. I am only 24 yrs old and I have decided to finally work abroad,,, but FATE comes, and it was suspended. the DFA banned the deployment of overseas workers in Bahrain, Yemen and LIBYA. =( I ALWAYS SAY THIS, "WHEN ALL IS VERY EAGER OF LEAVING FROM LIBYA, going to the borders and stuff, I AM THINKING AND WANTING OF GOING TO LIBYA. Anyone knows till when will these protests last? Can anyone update me of the latest developments in the move of the Libyan people and its matters of welcoming again Foreigners & ex-pats n their country,... I am really looking forward of the GOOD NEWS...

Deployment of OFW(Overseas Filipino Worker) is still banned to Libya.Although last month there was a representative of Libyan government(under the leadership of Khaddafi, that's what he represents) who was campaigning here in the Philippines last month that"Libya is in chaos due to the terrorists infiltration and not due to Libyan leaders", our country didn't "buy" that campaign, so to date Libya is still flagged as one of the destinations banned to deploy OFWs. If you are well experienced in a hospital setting, why not try Mid East and GCC countries, net pay is higher as it is tax free and you don't pay for your medical, visa and ticket(in Libya you pay on your own yearly), even accomodation amenities and utilities like water and electricity you pay too in Libya.In the Mid East, when the contract says free accomodation, that includes utilities, house itself and amenities except the phone and internet connection...This is just my suggestion if you really want to go to work overseas in a safer destination. For more browsing of RN jobs, browse workabroad.com.ph.Goodluck!

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread LEAVING FROM, GOING TO... LIBYA on the Tripoli forum

Masterr wrote:

douglas1969 wrote:

Libya wasn't that safe for foreigners during times of peace and the iron fisted rule of the Quadaffi military and police regieme, so imagine what it might have turned into now.

Totally agree with. I have a great concern about being secure. People with mean intentions (burglars, rapists etc) that could hardly express themselves during Quaddafi, will celebrate "democracy" by applying their "skills". Thats why if I ever to come back to Libya I dont think i will bring my family with me. Democracy can not be setup by force (escpecially from abroad). The society itself should be ready for it. People of the country should reach certain level of self-consciousness, because democracy is not just freedom, it is first of all being able and willing to take responsibility for your deeds.

I agree with this masterr...If one want something like democracy for the Libyans,Libyans themselves must realize first and formost that they desperately need and want democracy to rule in their country and the rest of their actions to acquire such will follow suit!Otherwise...it would just turn out to be like"Iraq". I'm one of the affected expats who left Tripoli last March 2011...but glad to be safe now.But still the dilemma of being jobless haunt me and my family to survive on a day to day basis to sustain our needs.Good thing there is still other destinations to go for work...safe and more stable like the Mid East and other GCC countries.Though my family and I loss some properties(sold some real estate in order to sustain our financial obligations), things are not that bad enough to restart again.Libya will always be around if one wants to go back to work there, but safety is first a priority above all else in a warzone situation.I pray that the Libyans will live a democratic life.They deserve a better life to live and a leader that would make Libya a more civilized country.

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread ..I some kinda miss you!! on the Libya forum

Hmmnnn...Odd missing huh! What I missed is my last salary and gratuity pay(that to date it wasn't given yet) he!he! But glad to be back home safe and sound... Glad to know there are places like Libya, nice people at first but quite sometime even the place and its system stale and sucks! Like a guest visiting...it is exciting at first but later on when the guset stays longer...it stale like a fish... I am not ruining your reverie Katutubong Pinoy but then,at the end of the day, it's better to be realistic and staying alive!Peace ^-^

dazzlingjaney posted on the thread ..who wins in the war?? on the Libya forum

katutubongPinoy wrote:

..While I was thinking about those thousands who died fighting for freedom, I can't help trying to put my shoes(at least in mind) to those mothers/wives who lost their husbands/sons in battle. In my present state of mind(I'm not sure if it'll be the same if I'm Libyan longing for freedom), my reaction (MAYBE) would be keeping away my loved one to join the battle(call me selfish, I'll accept) and I will tell him, "How can I be happy being free, when my source of happiness is you and you are not here with me"?.."I'd rather want my life now with you, than being free without you".."I don't need a hero, I need a son/husband". Nobody wins in the war. At the end of the day, even if they have achieved what they've been longing, still when they look back, they will find themselves grieving for THOUSANDS who need to sacrifice their lives for freedom. War leaves a sad story...and a scar..:-(

What's the point of family togetherness if every now and then the place you live in would be chaotic? Freedom offers all, that's why it is not so cheap to gardner it.Better for the Libyan people to be freed from tyranny and a liar leader now than to regret forever.The "now" need you are saying is equated like an "id" of a person that after having enjoyed it...the meaning is loss because it is not a lifetime to enjoy or benefit from it. Whatever is going on to some "African" nation with this so called "domino effect" of a taste of freedom...It is good.Because at the end of the day, if they succeed it is not only phenomenal but a better place for their loved ones to live in...not only for them but for the children children's future. Hail to the Libyan people fighting for their freedom. My prayer is that they'll be liberated and can enjoy life to the fullest as what other nations are benefitting from it.'Bout time...Go Libyans go...Ha!ha!