Tips on Getting a Multiple Entry US Tourist Visa

Do you remember your very first job interview? You might have felt nervous, frightened, and ironically, even confident that you would nail the interview and get into your dream job. You might have probably worried about how to express your thoughts coherently and well,.. in English.  A trip to the US Embassy for a US Tourist Visa interview is also similar. But, don’t worry as these tips will help you get your chances to be granted a US Tourist Visa high. This might be a long post, but I hope…

The Ultimate Condo Move-in Checklist (Philippines Edition)

Condo Move-in Checklist

I have been watching a lot of US college move-in / dorm tour videos on YouTube recently to find design inspirations for my condo unit. Seriously, these college kids design their rooms so efficiently and yet manage to still personalize their respective spaces to make it feel like home. I decided to religiously benchmark my concept from their designs because, for one, the floor space of their respective rooms is similar to the size of my unit. Second, my unit was already semi-furnished when I bought it. It came with…

What motivates you when you’re not travelling?

What motivates you when you’re not travelling?  I know for a fact that I am a very goal-oriented person. Whenever I set a goal, I make sure to get there no matter how hard the path may be. I love to travel, but I know that I have to work hard for it. For us living in the third world country, like the Philippines, travelling isn’t really a necessity, contrary to some, but a privilege. Practically speaking, you have to work Monday through Friday, from 8:30 PM – 6 PM,…

Alone in Saigon! (June 16-18, 2018) | 3 Days in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Vietnam

#aloneinsaigon It was not that scary as I had imagined it to be. I only had one fear prior to flying to Vietnam: crossing the streets full of motorcycles going in all directions on my own. This was my third attempt to go to Vietnam, and finally, without any fear and hesitation, I was able to make it. Side note: I was supposed to go to Vietnam in August 2016 alone, until I realized that I was scared to be alone. LOL. Similarly, in August 2017, I decided not to push through…

Three Days in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Klook.com I am proud to say that I traveled with a sprained ankle but still managed to hike, swim, and eat.  Yes, being the paranoid and 4.0 girl that I am, I sprained my right ankle on the eve of my Strama (MBA Thesis) Defense because I am that stupid. What a nightmare. Although I still got a 4.0 and managed to meet my target QPI to qualify for the honors, having a sprained ankle made my Kota Kinabalu trip a little bit of a challenge. Taking the pain relievers,…

Solo Traveling – Itinerary for 6D6N Indochina (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam & Siem Reap, Cambodia)

Roughly 3 weeks before I start with my new work (Yes, I’ll be a Banker / Product Manager again, and hopefully be happier with my job) in July, I will be traveling in mid-June for 6 Days and 6 Nights in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and Seam Reap, Cambodia alone. ALONE – that word seems terrifying even for a twenty-seven-year-old girl like me. Despite years of traveling and crossing borders and continents on my own, the thought of being in a different country still stresses me out. What if I get lost? What…

South Korea FULL ITINERARY (Cherry Blossoms 2018)

Just probably like any other travel rookie, budgeting and planning your itinerary might a little bit be challenging. I admit that I spent Php 93,000 in my first trip in South Korea (Seoul and Jeju Island) in 2013. We were on a guided tour, which somehow justifies the ridiculous amount. Moreover, we took an economy flight via Philippine Airlines (plus our airplane ride to Jeju Island). However, had we known how to research and do a DIY itinerary back then, I bet that could have been lowered by thousands. Anyway,…

South Korea Cherry Blossoms 2018-Part3

Day 4 – Hanboknam Experience, Seokchon Lake, Lotte World, Best Korean Barbeque in Dally So Of course, a trip to South Korea wouldn’t be complete without experiencing a life of Korean monarch. Therefore, on our second to the last full day, we headed to the Changdeokgung Store in Hanboknam, near Anguk Station, where you could rent traditional and themed Korean hanboks. Upon arriving at Hanboknam, we were given a locker to store all our valuables and belongings. Only bringing our cellphones and our sense of adventure, we headed to the showroom,…

South Korea Cherry Blossoms 2018-Part2

Day 3 – Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Park, Petite France, Barbeque Dinner We started our third day earlier since we were required to be at the designated meeting place near Hongik Exit 4, for our Nami Island + Gangchon Rail Park + Petite France Tour, which we availed from Klook. We might have taken this traditional tour route despite having been in Nami Island thrice since it will be our first time in Gangchon Rail Bike and Petite France. Just a bit of a backtrack, our Petite France tour was…

South Korea Cherry Blossoms 2018-Part1

Pre-Flight This will be my third trip to the Land of the Kimchi, but it was our first time to experience the Cherry Blossoms Season in Seoul, South Korea, since having handled government payments in my previous job restricted me from traveling during tax season. We happened to score last-minute promo tickets through Jeju Air, three months before our flight. Booking for the Cherry Blossoms season might tend to be a little bit tricky since most airlines have already sold their seats or most accommodations have already been booked. Nevertheless,…