Today is just one of those happy days.. Finally nakakuha na rin kami ng visa. After 3 days of cramming it finally paid of. Ganun pala talaga yun.
Di mo talaga alam kung hinanahanap sa yo at kung ano itatanong sa inyo..
Eto ang kuento ko. ..
Dumating kami ng 1:30PM. Dapat earlier pa kasi 2 PM ang appointment kaso naman umulan malakas bumaha pa. Pagdating namin dun pumunta kami sa Pavillion sa Window 1 tapos tinignan yung photo dun sa visa application. Phil and Brox’s photo were rejected kasi pangit pala sa digi photo masyadong maliwanag. But just the same binigyan na kaming lahat ng number. After 10 minutes bumalik na sila pina barcode na yung application form tapos punta na kami sa window B tapos tinignan ang application form para malaman na okay na sya. Pumunta na kami sa waiting area
that was the longest 1 1/2 hours of my life.
Tagal maghintay pero kakaaliw yung mga tao. Mayroon dun bank manager sya daming dala and yet na deny sya. Kinabahan ako dun..Kami sya nga nadeny madaming papeles paano kaya kami. Then mayroon group of kids sa likod namin 8 kids to be exact sibblings pala sila. Kasama parents nila. Nabigyan sila ng visa. Imagine 10 sila kasi pati parents ata nila kumuha. Wish na lang ako sana dun kami mapunta. Just my luck dun kami napunta. In fairness.. Cute sya.
Here are some of the questions na tinanong sa amin baka sakaling nag hahanda na din kayo pumunta sa US baka makatulong sa inyo.Eto ang dialogue namin:
Consul: Whats the purpose of your visit?
Me: To attend the wedding of my sister.
Consul: Where might that be?Me: In Los Angeles
Consul: (turns to Philbert and asks) what is your line of work?
Phil: Im in Information Technology, (then proceeds to discuss his line of work technical na sya so di ko naintindihan)
Consul: Do you have plans to work there?
Phil: No, because i know that IT’s are already being outsourced from other countries.
Consul: Yeah that’s true IT’s in the US go to other countries to get work.
Consul: What about you? where are you working?
Me: Im working for our family business
Consul: Which side?
Me: My dad owns the company
Consul: What kind of business are you in?
Me: I discussed kung ano line of work and biz namin
Consul: (to Phil) What does your brother do in the US?
Phil: I’m not really familiar with his line of work there.All I know is that he is an accountant
Consul: What does your sister do in the US?
Me: She’s working for a home care agency as Payroll Assistant.
Consul: (to Phi)l: Will it be hard for you to get a vacation from your boss?
Phil: Not really because December is really a slow month.
Consul: How long are you planning to stay?Me: 30 days max
Consul: Want to show me anything.. Ngek di ko alam kung ano ipapakita ko sa dami. If there was such a thing as being over prepared we were it. Name it we have it. Pictures, properties, car registrations and etc. Pero naman di sa amin yun sa tatay ko.
Me: Here’s the wedding invitation and the letter of support from my dad and cert from the bank. Because he’ll be financing the trip.
Consul: Do you have Joshwa’s birth certificate? How old is he?Me: He is 3 years old and I hand him the birth certificate.
Consul: Okay then everything’s great.( He hands us the yellow paper)Go to the pavillion then pay for the courier’s fee to have your visa delivered. We usually give single entry visa’s since you’re a first timer.
That was it.. I couldn’t even believe it till we paid for the courier’s fee.. Ganun katagal bago nagsink in. Di ko alam kung suerte lang at nakakuha kami. Palagay ko will of the Lord ito.. We literally stormed the heaven’s with prayers. My mom asked all her priest friends to pray for us. Ako naman I kept going to http://adorationsisters.org/requests.html
to make a prayer request and I asked the my tita’s cell group to also pray for us. It worked, it really worked.. Im just so happy.. .