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Common Philippine Immigration Interview Questions to Non-OFWs | Tourism & Meeting a Foreign Partner

Common Philippine Immigration Interview Questions to Non-OFWs | Tourism & Meeting a Foreign Partner

Going through Philippine Immigration can feel like going through a job interview. And some say it's a matter of luck because there are some super strict Immigration Officials and some who won't even ask a single question. It can be stressful when you do not know what to expect but it doesn't have to be if you're prepared and clear with your travel

Filipino Repatriation India to Philippines via Navy Ship for 39 days | May to June 2020 Part 2 of 2

Filipino Repatriation India to Philippines via Navy Ship for 39 days | May to June 2020 Part 2 of 2

Tuesday, June 08, 2021 1 min read

Filipino Repatriation India to Philippines via Navy Ship for 39 days | May to June 2020 Part 2 of 2 Part 1 Delhi to Cochin 3 days by land This video is the 2nd part of my repatriation experience in 2020 when India went on lockdown due to the pandemic. There were no flights and our only option was to get in the military ship. After traveling for 3

List of DOH-BOQ Stringent & Mandatory Quarantine Hotels with Estimated Price 2021 | NAIA

List of DOH-BOQ Stringent & Mandatory Quarantine Hotels with Estimated Price 2021 | NAIA

Wednesday, June 02, 2021 14 min read

As of May 2021, returning Filipinos and eligible foreigners entering the Philippines are required 10 days of hotel quarantine and an RT PCR test on the 7th day.  If tested negative, quarantine should be continued at home for another 4 days. The list below has been updated based on the DOH inspected facilities list as of 27 May 2021. You can cross c

Non-OFW Return Procedure at NAIA & List of Quarantine Hotels 2021| My Experience From DE to PH

Non-OFW Return Procedure at NAIA & List of Quarantine Hotels 2021| My Experience From DE to PH

Thursday, March 04, 2021 16 min read

May 2021 Update: The Philippines now require 10 days of hotel quarantine + 4 days of home quarantine, if you test negative. RT PCR test will be administered on the 7th day from the previous 6th day.List of Quarantine Hotels has been updated as of 27 May 2021 DOH inspected facilities. Jump on the Table of Contents.June 2021 Update: Shorter hotel qu

Avoid Getting Offloaded 2020 | Tips to Pass Philippine Immigration During the Pandemic

Avoid Getting Offloaded 2020 | Tips to Pass Philippine Immigration During the Pandemic

 This blog is an updated guide based on my recent experience with Philippine Immigration. Non-essential travel was allowed late October 2020 but Philippine Immigration remains very strict. Sadly, I still see several stories of people getting offloaded by our Immigration Officers. I have a separate post on tips on passing the Philippine Immigration

Earn 6% Interest on your BTC through BlockFi: How to Register, Review & Referral Code

Earn 6% Interest on your BTC through BlockFi: How to Register, Review & Referral Code

What is BlockFi? BlockFi is a platform where you earn interest by lending your BTC, other cryptocurrencies, even gold and US dollars. I know there's a lot of sketchy platforms in the crypto space but we have tried and tested BlockFi, it's one of the few crypto lending platforms that we trust. It is backed by the Winklevoss twins (most would be fami

Trusting the Unknown and Reaping Rewards

Trusting the Unknown and Reaping Rewards

I didn't realize that it's been a year since I left my corporate job. I call this my freedom anniversary Don't get me wrong, I loved that job but I just tend to thrive outside the 9-5 structure. Quitting a career that I had for a decade was a struggle at first because I thought it defined me. It also took me years to get to that decision because

ShopBack Philippines Review 2020: How to Earn Money While Shopping Online?

ShopBack Philippines Review 2020: How to Earn Money While Shopping Online?

Earning money while shopping might sound to good to be true but there are actually legit platforms that allow you to do it. Even your favorite mall would give you reward points for shopping which you can use for your next purchase. But what's even better are those that allow you withdraw the reward as cash like ShopBack. What is ShopBack Cashback?

Random: Heal Documentary

Random: Heal Documentary

HEAL is an interesting Netflix documentary that talks about energy medicine. Popular authors and scientists were in the show, the like of Dr. Joe Dispenza, who has great meditation guides. Kelly Turner, author of Radical Remission, studied over 1500 remission cases worldwide. From her study, she found 9 factors that all these cancer survivors have

Tips to Avoid Getting Offloaded by Philippine Immigration (For Solo Female Travelers)

Tips to Avoid Getting Offloaded by Philippine Immigration (For Solo Female Travelers)

Friday, January 31, 2020 10 min read

The Philippine Immigration is infamous for offloading Filipino passengers for various reasons. I can't really blame them, however, they have offloaded legit travelers for trying to prevent illegal activities. First of all, some Filipinos have been notorious in traveling to look for work illegally abroad. Second, human trafficking is still prevalent

iHerb Philippines Review 2021 (Updated): Tips to Buy Health Products for a Cheaper Price

iHerb Philippines Review 2021 (Updated): Tips to Buy Health Products for a Cheaper Price

Friday, January 17, 2020 10 min read

Most imported products in the Philippines are very expensive due to customs taxes, and of course, the business who brought it to the country has to profit from it too. Natural and organic supplements are particularly pricey. My previous go-to shops were Healthy Options and online shops in Shopee or Lazada, however, prices here are too high. I found

How I Got a Multiple Entry US B1/B2 Visa: Tips for Filipinos and Interview Questions

How I Got a Multiple Entry US B1/B2 Visa: Tips for Filipinos and Interview Questions

A lot of people has been asking me how I got a multiple entry tourist visa to the US. For someone like me with no strong ties to the Philippines, I was worried I'd get denied. To my surprise, I got a multiple entry visa valid for 10 years!I travel a lot and have no intentions to overstay in any country. I want a clean passport record but these we