I am an Oracle Database professional based in Cebu, Philippines who luckily got involved in a project with our counter parts in the US. We are a team of three developers who were invited to come to our headquarters in the US for this specific project.

And so we filed for a business Visa (B1/B2). It all went well at the US Embassy in Manila. You just need to be sure of your purpose in the US when asked by the consul. Getting a Visa is something for us Filipinos who’ve longed to setting foot on United States soil. We celebrated with a barrel of draft beer at Gerry’s Grill in Mall of Asia prior to our departure the following morning.

At the international airport, we again went through some security checks and verification with the immigration officer on duty. We then checked in with so much excitement waiting to board Northwest Airlines bound to Narita, Japan connecting to LAX.

The flight to Narita Tokyo took about 4 hours. I didn’t take my meal 먹튀검증 at the Narita airport as the food costs so much. I can’t read most of the signage but the airport was nice though. Before boarding the plane to LA, I was held for a couple of minutes by the security. They opened and checked my hand-carried luggage and me physically. I felt a bit nervous but never showed to them. I was wondering if that was random check as part of their security procedures or was it because I look like some terrorist? I’m not sure.

Flying to LA was long. On the plane they serve fairly good food.

Finally around 9:45am of October 31st, we landed in Los Angeles airport (LAX). In the airport we meet Filipinos working at the immigration. It helped a lot because there were not much interrogation on why we are coming to the US. A Filipina at her 50s even guided us where to go next as our connecting flight is through Memphis before Lexington. We took a few pictures at the airport.

Arriving at Lexington airport, we were greeted by our Filipino co-employees and they gave us ride to our hotel. We again celebrated for being in the US for the first time. We chatted a lot and have a few bottles of beer. They were happy seeing us, we the most.

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