My First Time in California

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.

Me: Opo

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 😉 😀

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Via China Airlines

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.

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Finally Arrived at LAX

Till then,
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