6 March 2017 — It can’t possibly be cool, to still be gushing about my first sight of the Eiffel Tower six years and two return trips after my first first-sight, but the truth remains it’s one of my most vivid memories of my trip last month: looking out the window of the DIRECT2 bus from CDG and catching sight of the Eiffel Tower through the golden haze-bathed terrace of the Palais de Chaillot. –
SGMT — Are you a BPI or BDO cardholder? A promo — recently extended by the Korean embassy to 2017 — makes it easier for you to get a multiple-entry Korean visa without submitting an ITR or bank certificate.
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea announced last November 16, 2016 that it was extending its visa promo for the following cardholders:
BPI Gold Master Card
BPI SkyMiles Platinum Master Card
BPI Amore Visa Platinum
BPI Gold Express Teller Debit Card
Under the promo, visa applicants who have any of the cards listed above will not have to submit a bank certificate and income tax return (ITR). They will also be eligible for a multiple-entry visa to Korea valid for at least 3 years (although the embassy reserves the right to grant only a single entry visa upon the decision of the consul-in-charge).
Note: Employment certificate / business permit and documents other than Bank Certificate and ITR are still required.
At this time last week I was with my family on a beach in Davao.
My niece Syd, because I didn’t do anything quite as picture-worthy as summoning the waves (or seeming to, anyway)
This week, right now, past midnight, my sunburned little nose is still stuck in front of the computer because I have to catch up on all the work I wasn’t able to do while on vacation.
It’s all good.
I don’t have much but I have a life that lets me do a little bit of everything I want and need to do, and, most importantly, lets me be with the people I love most almost all the time. It’s a good life. I am thankful.