Some people have asked me how I processed my Korean tourist visa (C3). Honestly speaking, obtaining a Korean tourist visa is not easy. It can really be stressful because of the many requirements that you need to comply. What’s worse is that after you’ve submitted the requirements, you won’t get any assurance that your visa application will be approved. Some applicants go home with a heavy heart because their visa applications have been denied.
In my case, my visa application wasn’t that difficult or complicated because of the fact that my husband is a Korean citizen. I know most Filipino women who are married to Korean men will agree with me. Ladies, we have to thank God for our Korean husbands! If it weren’t because of them, we would have never stepped our foot into the Land of the Morning Calm. Haha!
I processed my tourist visa at the Korean Embassy in Taguig City. It only took us 3 hours to get eveything done. After 3 weeks of waiting, I finally received my C3 visa. It was attached to my Philippine passport. The embassy granted me a 90-day sojourn which means that I can stay in Korea for 90 days. If a C3 visa holder plans to extend his/her stay in Korea, he/she can apply for a visa extension at the nearest immigration office.
We arrived in Korea on April 2, 2015. I wanted to work as an English tutor but I couldn’t do it because of my visa status. Tourist visa holders are not allowed to work legally in Korea. So my husband and I decided that I should change my visa status from C3 to F6 (tourist–>spouse). We went to the immigration office in Changwon and processed my F6 visa and my alien registration card (ARC) last May 14, 2015. It’s the nearest immigration office to my in-laws’ residence in Uiryeong. On June 18, 2015, I received my ARC with an F6 visa status. I was very happy that day. With my F6 visa (spouse visa), I can now apply and work legally as an English tutor at hagwons. A hagwon is a private language academy in Korea where most foreigners like me teach English to Koreans. F6 visa needs to be renewed every year. If Harry (my husband) wants to renew my F6 visa or not is definitely up to him. He calls the shots. For this reason, I think I have to be nice to him every single day. Hahaha!
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I am a Filipina who is married to a Korean guy for almost 4 years now. We were introduced to each other by a common friend. We became friends, fell in love with each other, and eventually decided to tie the knot in 2011. Unlike most Koreans I know, my husband speaks English quite well. So communication is never an issue in our relationship. I admit that during our first year together as a married couple, we fought and argued with each other a lot. It’s never easy to live with someone who grew up in from another country. Both of us have different cultural backgrounds, and I think that’s the main reason why there’s always a conflict between us.
On the 29th of September 2012, I gave birth to our first-born child. We named him Ji Hoon. That was the happiest moment of our lives. He was the cutest thing ever! My husband was really happy as he held our son for the first time. He’s a proud daddy! He even thanked me for giving him a son. Oh, I was deeply moved by what he said.
We stayed in the Philippines for 3 years and 6 months before we moved to Korea last April 2, 2015. Me and my husband still have our moments of disagreements, but it wasn’t like before. Maybe we outgrew the fights we had when we were newly weds. Hahaha! Nonetheless, I love my husband and I will always be there for him through thick and thin. I will always remember the vow I made on our wedding day ~ that I will be there for him for better or for worse. Til death do we part. May God continue to bless our marriage!
Hey y’all! Thanks for dropping by! Today, I’m going to talk about my journey through motherhood. I didn’t expect that my role as a mother would forever change my perspective in life. To teach myself how to raise a child of my own is a very challenging responsibility given to me by God ~ the author of life. I consider motherhood as a special gift from God. In fact, it’s the greatest gift that I treasure most in my heart. Being a mother is very challenging, yet very rewarding. I like it when my son calls me “Omma”. It’s like a sweet music to my ears. Well, “omma” is a Korean word which means “mommy” in English.
When my husband and I found out that we were expecting a baby, we just couldn’t hide our excitement. We told our family and friends about the good news. We were ecstatic to welcome the newest member of our family.
On September 29, 2012, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy ~ our precious son, Ji Hoon. He weighed 2.95kg. I was a little emotional to see my son for the first time. He was the cutest thing ever!
Harry and I are so blessed to have Ji Hoon and we couldn’t ask for more. Everyday spent with him is a blessing. He is our little bundle of joy. We could hardly believe that our little boy is already going to celebrate his 3rd birthday in September. He is growing too fast! He has grown a lot from a cute baby to a handsome little boy. We’re planning to throw a small party at home on his 3rd birthday or visit Pororo Land in Seoul since he loves Pororo a lot. We want to make his birthday special because we love him so much and we only want to give him the best. We couldn’t imagine life without Ji Hoon. He inspires us to improve ourselves as individuals and to become the best parents in the world.
Hi, guys! I am new to blogging so please bear with me. To be honest, I don’t have any idea how to start writing blogs but I’m going to try to write interesting articles to the best of my ability. There’s no harm in trying, right? Haha! Allow me to introduce myself first. My name is Anel Park, a 28-year old Filipina who got married to a Korean in 2011. We have a 2-year old son who is turning 3 years old this September. His name is Ji Hoon. The new chapter of my life began when I became a mommy. When I first saw my little one, I was just overwhelmed with joy. My son means the whole world to me. Praise God for the gift of motherhood!
I decided to create my own personal blog because I often feel bored. I also wanted to do something new and interesting. Thank God for WordPress! I was able to create my blog and customize it for FREE! Who doesn’t want free stuffs? In order to be an effective blogger, I believe that I need to write from the heart and enjoy what I’m doing. I need to put my dedication and determination into blogging. Writing blogs is a great way to improve one’s English writing skill. English isn’t my first language and I am not afraid to let everyone know that my grammar is flawed. Don’t worry guys! I’m continuously working on it. I am eager to improve myself as a mommy blogger because I want to entertain my readers. I want them to enjoy reading my articles and let them keep coming back to visit my blog. Thanks for reading! Have a nice day!