It’s been a year and half! And I missed it 😉
Last October 2014, I and my 2 team-members flew to LA for a 3-week business trip, to be trained with lease entries – for Disney client. And because it was over a year ago, I can’t remember some of the details. I will try my best to remember things as I write.
I was half sad and half happy during my flight, because it was the time that my mother-in-law joined our Creator, and I wasn’t there in Pampanga. I was happy and excited because it was my 3rd US business travel, and my first time in California. And it’s in LA, in Hollywood. The dream that I didn’t imagine to happen, but because of my employer, I was able to visit it for free, and my hard work is the payback.
The unforgettable experience at airport when I was being interviewed:
NAIA Custom Officer: San ka po ma’am?
Me: Sa LA po
Officer: Ano po gagawin nyo dun?
Me: Business training mo
Officer: Saang company ka po?
Me: Sa Xerox po
Officer: Di ba ang Xerox eh dating ACS – binili ni Xerox.
Officer: Saan ka mag stay?
Me: At Mikado Hotel Sir
Officer: Okay. Patingin ng mga documents mo.
(Officer checking my documents). Accounting Manager, CPA ka?
Me: Hindi po, Management Accounting graduate lang po kasi ako and walang board (hanubayan, feeling ko nakikipagkwentuhan lang si Officer sa akin kaya napadami na sagot ko – lam ko kulang pa yang mga sinagot ko, yan na lang kasi natatandaan ko).
And since it was my third time na to be interviewed for US business travel, I am confident na makakapasok ako. And then the Officer stamped my passport 😉 😀
And at LAX….
Since it was my 3rd time to enter US territory, I was confident as well that I can get through the immigration that easy. The three of us lined up, I was called first, then Ralph by the other officer.
Officer: Hi, so you’re on a travel.
Me: Yes sir.
Officer: Are you with you with your boyfriend ( sabay tingin kay Ralph being interviewed by the other officer)
Me: No sir, we traveled for training 🙂
Hmpf, nice strategy to puzzle me huh. I must say the LAX officer was nice. I forgot the other questions that were asked of me, those are the only that etched on me.