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Obtaining a US Visa: My Story

​An opportunity to travel in Kentucky, USA for training (a company sponsored trip) has been offered for me and to be able to grab it, still need to apply for a US Visa.
This means going to Manila to personally apply at the US Embassy which is located along Roxas Boulevard.
   Application processing was easy for me since the company's HR team (assigned to travel-related matters) helped me with the application. That means, I only need to ensure that my passport is valid, have 2 pcs of US Visa photos, get Certificate of Employment from HR, and completely filled-up the DS-160 form (link here: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/). By the way, you need to have your photos taken first before you fill-up the DS-160 form. You need to attached the scanned photo in the form. Once done, I submitted my Appointment Confirmation to the HR, for them to make a visa application payment and set interview schedule.

   True enough, I was advised that my interview is set on a Tuesday and since I was based i…

Breather at Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa

Joy and family will be migrating to NZ soon. Jimmy is now based at Manila. Me? still stuck in Cebu. Vench is also based in Cebu but we seldom see each other. Even being busy with our respective life, we still do have something in common --- treasured friendship and longing to bond with each other as well looking for ways to celebrate such precious friendship. Last December we had a chance to get together with family here at Cebu.
And since this celebration will likely to happen again in 3 to 4 years from now, it should be worth the shot -- like an overnight stay in Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa :D
I can't believe it! My family was able to get inside to one of the pricey resorts in Mactan, Cebu...Thanks to Joy and Jimmy and to the resort's holiday promos. 
We chose a Deluxe Room Garden View, which has 2 single beds, a living room, a cute kitchen bar and a terrace supposedly overlooking a garden (the front side of the hotel has renovations so we see on-going construction…