K1 Visa : Changing Visa Delivery Address

This page is for K1 Visa applicants from Philippines.

After K1 Visa Interview, the applicant will be given a pink form for Visa Delivery. Look for the Delbros booth in the corner within the interview hall and fill up the forms for your visa delivery and pay for the corresponding amount in depending on your location and province. It usually takes more days if you are in the province but in case you are in a hurry to get the visa and wanted to change your visa delivery address, it is POSSIBLE to change. And below is my experience:

In my case, when I was in the US embassy for the sumission of my Police Certificate, I also
went to Delbros booth to ask if it is possible to change the address of my visa delivery and stating the reason/s and the staff gave me a small paper with the pocredure on HOW to change visa delivery address:

  1. Photocopy of your ID
  2. Photocopy of your receipt from Delbros after your internview for visa delivery
  3. Letter of request
  4. Another form from Delbros ( similar to the form that we filled up but this time write the NEW address)

Then process to Delbros Pavilion Gate 4 in the US Embassy when you are done with the requirements. Submit it to Delbros booth and they will accpet it EXCEPT that the amount you paid on your first address will not be refunded. NO MORE ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS REQUIRED!

If you have questions or comments or if you want to add somothing to this post, please feel free to post in comment. Thanks


Aloha Wedding Favor: Personalized Mug

Thinking of wedding favors? You can find tons of resources in the Internet. You may like some, you may hate some. Sometimes it confuses you how to select the best one. You can seek advises from other person too. But the bottom line is, it is your wedding and you should be comfortable in every decision that you made.

This wedding favor is simple, the bride designed the wedding picture. You don’t need to be an expert to make good one.


  1. Take a good picture together, something unique and memorable. Select the best one by asking your partner. The bottomline is you both agreed on the picture.

  2. Edit the picture in any software for picture editing. If you like the picture and you dont feel the need of editing or enhancing, it is all up to you.

  3. Look for cliparts that has something about wedding, about love or any background you like. Or you can make it even simplier by the the picture alone.

  4. Once you are happy with the picture, Add text to the picture like the couple's name and date of the wedding.

  5. How to add text? There are many ways but just make it easy.

  6. Bring you picture to the shop that specializes personalized mugs.


Tips on Applying K1 Visa : Administrative Review

The US embassy sets application procedure for K1 visa applicants and it can be accesssed in thier website. Although K1 visa applicants have specifics procedures to follow but each applicant have unique experiences. Being aware of each procedure increases that chances of visa approval. There are applicants that complied all the requirements and were given the visa right after the interview. But there were also K1 visa applicant that were under Administrative Review , they call it AR. If you were given a pink slip and a whilte slip after the interview, it means that you are under AR . It can be seen in the white form the reason/s for your AR and the procedures on how to comply the required additional documents for administrative review. The length of time for AR varies from case to case.

Here are some reasons for AR:

1. If you pay delbros from 3 weeks before your interview or if you pay the delbros on the interview date. You MUST pay delbros at least month the interview to avoid delay.At that time the USEM can verify your Birth Certificate and Cenomar (Certificate of no marriage) at the National Statistics Office before your Interview. Procedures on how to pay delbros are also in the US embassy website.

2. Needs Additional supporting documents. Examples are photos together, proof of engagement, trips together proof relationship and more.

3. If your fiance/e income/saving is low and needs co-sponsor. Refer to the Affidavit of Support

4. If you stayed/work/ studied abroad for 6 months or more, you need a Police Certificate from that country and take note that Police Certificate takes 2-3 months waiting. So apply PC to the nearest consulate/embassy if this applies to you. Don't forget to bring your passport/s and you will be assisted for the procedures in getting the police certificate.

That's all for now. Additional Info about on K1 visa under administrative review is appreciate.

K1 Visa Timeline 2008

Visa TimelineMay 20, 2007 - Meet in FH
July 06, 2007 - First Visit
July 14, 2007 - Engagement Party
July 18, 2007 - Back to HI
Sept 10, 2007- Filed Petition
Feb 13, 2008- Petition Approved
Mar 14, 2008- NVC Email Approval to USEM
Mar 27, 2008- Received email from from Visa Information Service after fiance’s call
April 21 - 22 ,2008- St. Luke medical exam
April 23,2008- BIG DAY - My interview schedule ( AR - Police Certificate )

—- May 2, 2008 - Got my Police Certificate at Japanese Embassy
—- May 6, 2008 - Submit the Police Certificate and Passport at US embassy- Change my Visa Delivery Address

May 9, 2008 - Date Visa Issued
May 12, 2008 - Received message from Delbros for my visa delivery
May 13, 2008 - Received my Visa
May 14, 2008 - CFO (second time for sticker)
May 15, 2008 - Booked for Hawaii flight at 7 pm.
May 22, 2008 - Took Driving Test - Just made it Passed
August 10, 2008 - Wedding Date

Brain Damaging Habits

These tips might be helpful to us all....

HEALTH TIPS! Share to people you care......


1. No Breakfast ?People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating ? It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking ? It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar Consumption ?Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and
nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution ?The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air
decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation ?Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will
accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping ? Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of
carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness ?Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a
decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts ?Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain
stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely ?Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain


The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying,
which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you
are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
9. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one
sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to "schedule."


Evening at 9 - 11pm :
is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11pm - 1am:
is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 - 3am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am: detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am: absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time.

Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.
Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

TAKE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .

Thank You

I love knowing that our relationship grows deeper and sweeter everyday.
When I think of us - and of all the things the two of us bring to our relationship - I am so incredibly thankful.
I am thankful ... that our two paths converged and that such a perfect companion was waiting there for me.
I am thankful ... that the nicest, sweetest, most wonderful person there could ever be... is here beside me in so many ways. You warm up even the cloudiest of times, inspire those "mmm..." kind of dreams in my days, and gvie my hopes a place they love to come home to.
I am thankful... that I can open up to you and share every side of me, every facet of my life and my personality, and that you are so understanding, so supportive, and so good at making me realize that you are willing to accept me for what I am. That kind of reassurance is priceless to me and I will treasure that feeling forever.
I am thankful... that my wishes and my tomorrows and my smiles never seemed as hopeful or as happy or as bright.
So please... allow me to thank you for being my love, my desire, my dream come true, and the very best thing in my life.
I Can't Even Begin to Count
All the Joys You've Given Me

Center for Student Excellence: An ICT - Assisted Project Proposal


Today, everyone has started to adopt a digital lifestyle. Very few people used tape recorders, traditional wired, phone, and film cameras.
Students all over the world grew up with digital technologies, they are approaching their lives differently as they integrate digital technologies - such as computers, Internet, instant messaging, cell phones and e-mail in their daily activities.
Filipino students are also aware of the Information age and some integrate technologies in their lives. That is why the Center for Student Excellence program is the key in preparing the students for the 21st Century school system by developing their fullest potential in technology and thereby prepares them for the world of work.


To conduct 21st Century Youth Leadership Training Workshop to the potential student leaders in Information and Technology.
To conduct technology mentoring workshop.
To create technology mentoring team within the school, clustered school and division wide.
To acquire ICT facilities and Infrastructure
To increase the achievement level of students in all subject areas.



1.) ICT Learning Center ( Center for Student Excellence)
2.) Donated PCs
1 unit from LGU
2 units from Smart Schools Program
3.) Supplemental CD’s from Microsoft PIL
4.) Donated (2) Air Condition Units
5.) Chairs
6.) PC Tables
7.) Internet Access

10 Network PCs
Documentary Videos
PC Gadgets (webcams, speakers, headsets)
Photo Copier
Multimedia Projector
Sound System

Budget: Project Cost Php 600,000.00

Accepts donations from the different
stakeholders of the community and partners.


Collaborate with the:

School Principal / Administrators
School ICT Coordinator
School Computer In – Charge
Parent Teachers Association
ICT Training providers
Organize all Computer Technology students in the campus.
Identify potential student leaders for 21st century youth leadership training.
Conduct assessment on Basic Computer Literacy to all students.
Assign tech coaches for every students and conduct mentoring all year round.
Implementation of the designed program
21st Century Youth Leadership Training
Technology Mentoring

ICT Facilities/Infrastructure

Multimedia Center
Electronic Library
ICT exhibits, contest and entertainments
Community outreach program/telecenter
Monitor the progress and development of the students and submission of reports.
Annual Inventory of ICT Resources

Project Beneficiaries:

Direct beneficiaries are the students on where the Center will be fostered (Lupon Vocational High School, Lupon, Davao Oriental, Philippines. Further direct recipients are the teachers, the administrators and officers, and the faculty and staff members.
Indirect beneficiaries are the people, maybe a student or not, from the other localities exterior of the school where the center will be put up who likes to know what the programs of this project is.
Project Sustainability:
Php 50.00 membership fee for the whole year course and package of Computer and Internet Literacy.
Php 10.00 Internet fee
Php 2.00 Printing (dot matrix)
Php 3.00 Black-colored Printing
Php 5.00 Colored Printing
Php 1.00 Photo copy
* All fees are collected for the salary of the staff and PC maintenance, electricity bills and Internet bills.

Camping Checklist

Every camping trip requires a checklist of items to bring along. These items include clothing, shelter, sleeping gear, food, safety and first aid equipment, and an emergency plan. Every camping experience is unique, camping checklists varies depending on the camping location like mountains or beaches or winter camping. The checklist below are approriate for camping in the wild. Choosing campsites also matters. (Please add more items)

Shelter and Bedding

sleeping bag/s

Cooking and Dining

camp Stove
can opener
chopping board
food protector/cover
leftover containers
garbage bags
paper towels
frying pan
rice cooker/pan


camp shoes
rain poncho
swim suit laundry bag

Personal Hygiene

tooth brush
wash rag(s)
nail clippers
toiler paper
wet wipes

Cleaning Items

dust pan
whisk broom
dish pan
dish rags

First Aid Kit

personal medication
medical tape
sterile gauze
elastic wrap
burn ointment
sunburn lotion
hydrogen peroxide
sanitary napkins
snake bite kits

Chuck Box

salt and pepper
herbs and spices
cooking oil
paper towels
plastic trash bags
tongs and spatula
alunimum foil
measuring cups
cutting board

Miscellaneous Items

bug spray
bungi cords
extension chords
cards, games
clothes pin
duct tape
fishing gear
pen and paper
shower bag
flame tamer
stove wind braker
dog food
urine bowl
extra few cell & batteries
cell phone/walky talky
camping table
dish drain rock
allergy pills

What is Aloha?

Aloha has two definations: "Alo" means the center or heart of the universe while, "ha" is the breath or spirit of the creator.

Aloha is the essense of the Creator's love and when that love is expressed through our voices, our minds, our hearts, and our hands, the world becomes a better place.

Aloha is also use as a traditional greeting to say hello and goodbye.