[UPDATED: MARCH 2018] Korean Visa For Filipinos

This post has been updated on March 23, 2018.

Hello, hello! Whatโ€™s up dear readers and friends? I know itโ€™s been a while since my last post and that I promised to be active in this blog but I still canโ€™t seem to keep that promise. Do know though that I am still around, this blog is among my plans, and that I will continue to keep in touch through blog posts no matter how sporadic they may seem ๐Ÿ™‚

In case you’re wondering about what’s keeping me busy, well, I have been occupied by life at home which pretty much revolves around my preschooler as well as some work related to my business. The first quarter is also that time of the year when we celebrate so many occasions — wedding anniversary in January, my son’s birthday in February, and our birthdays (mine and husband’s) in March. That translates to left and right parties at home.

And speaking of birthdays, I just celebrated my 40th but I personally did not choose to have a huge party. I opted for a quiet, peaceful, laid-back, low-key celebration in exchange for something that I have always wanted to do. Can you make a wild guess? ๐Ÿ™‚ About 2-3 years ago, when my hubby and I were planning for our respective 40th birthdays, we shared what we have always wanted to do. He was asking if I wanted to tour Europe or maybe go back to the United States. But there’s just one thing that I wanted to do for my 40th and that is to return to and spend some time in Korea.

So there, in exchange for a huge blowout for family and friends, I will be going to Korea this April and I will spend 10 days there — the first 6 days without my husband and preschooler (gosh, just writing about it now is already making me miss them!), and then they will join me in the last 4 days. And that leads me to this post. Whew, what a long intro!

I realized that the most visited and most active post in this blog is the GETTING A KOREAN VISA entry that I first posted in 2012 and updated in 2014. And that needs serious updating; hence, this post. I have chronicled my adventures in my Seoul Series 2012 and Heart and Seoul 2014. I am still thinking about a name for my 2017 adventures but this blog entry is the first in that series. So, without any further blurb, let’s get down to business.


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An Nyeong Ha Se Yo :)

How are you guys doin? Been a long time.

As most of you know, I haven’t been updating this blog quite frequently. I am trying to stay away from our kitchen because I’m into the Cohen diet program. And just to update you about it, I lost about 19lbs for the first two months. Hurray! And tomorrow’s gonna be my third weigh-in and blood test. Wish me luck! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m actually not expecting to lose much because I’ve had sooooo mannnnyyyy cheat days this month ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Then again, I’m hoping that, because I’m staying away from rice and I’m kinda watching what I eat even if they’re not technically allowed in the program, I’d still lose about, say 5 lbs? ๐Ÿ˜€ *keeping my fingers crossed*

So, what have I been doing lately?

First, I’m swamped with lots of things to do because I’m gonna put up my own business. Yup, it’s related to food and I’m doing it with some friends as partners. So all the preps, studies, reports, research, food development, etc… all the works… they’re keeping me super occupied. There’s also a slight opportunity for me to go to Taiwan to attend an expo or participate in a specific study about food. We’re also kinda pushing ourselves to launch something by end of October. So it’s pretty much toxic!

Second, I’m making an itinerary for our post-Christmas trip to HongKong. If you’ve been following my blog, you’d notice that I’ve been goin’ toย  HongKong every now and then, and this December is no exception.

And third, which is the most exciting update from me, I’m going to Seoul in March next year! ๐Ÿ˜€ Woohoo! And that’s what the title is all about.

I already got our tickets for Seoul and the only thing missing would be our visa. I heard it’s not easy getting a visa but some people told me that it won’t be as hard because I’ve been to the United States and that I have a valid multiple-entry visa for 10 years. Well, I’m really counting on that.

Anyhow, let me share with you some of the stuff I found out as I did my research on how to apply for a Korean visa. The details are below:

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