Applying for an Australian Visa in the Philippines

[Update as of May 13, 2017] I have been granted a 3 month single entry visa valid until November 13, 2017. 

A month ago, I got my letter of acceptance from the Apple Distinguished Educators program, April 3, 2017 to be exact. I was super excited because the program is quite competitive and there have been a lot of blog posts of candidates who got in the program on their second or third try. One of the requirements of the program is to attend the ADE Academy and for the Asia-Pacific region there are two locations: Osaka/Kyoto, Japan and Melbourne, Australia. Since I am from the Philippines, all SE Asia candidates will be heading to Melbourne. With another trip looming, it’s that time to once again bring out/request/ask for files to apply for an Australian visa. Continue reading →

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Applying for a Japanese Visa in the Philippines

Another year, another round of travel. Having conquered China back in 2014, South Korea just last year, it’s time to move on to the next big East Asian country. Yep, you read it and guessed it correctly, I am heading to Japan this April.  Continue reading →

South Korea and a Korean Visa

Two Fridays ago I received confirmation that I would be joining the 5th International Youth Forum on Historical Reconciliation in South Korea. In preparation for this exciting event I scoured the net and visited the South Korean embassy’s website to brush up on the visa process. Needless to say it was a quick and easy process all the way.  Continue reading →