Posted by: Chuck | May 28, 2013

Good morning from the Big House


a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, top slice ...

a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, top slice of bread turned clockwise to show the peanut butter and jelly filling (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Good morning folks, life is like eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, one bite is never enough. All is quiet and peaceful at the Big House here in Danao. I awoke to a smile and kiss from my sweetheart and wife Beng. Today promises to be a good day for us. 

Red-headed Woodpecker on a tree trunk in USA.

Red-headed Woodpecker on a tree trunk in USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The red headed woodpecker was perched on the tree, intently pecking away. He was a large bird and the colors on his head and back were very vivid. It was a lovely vision; one I didn’t think could be improved upon. Then he took off in flight. When he spread his wings I knew the sight was more beautiful to behold. In the moments I was able to watch him before he flew out of sight; I saw a pattern to his wing span that was remarkable. This woodpecker was definitely more beautiful with his wings opened up. The same is true of an oriental fan. When the fan is closed you are unable to see the beauty of it. You know it is there, but until that fan is unfolded, you are not able to have a visually enjoyable experience. But just shake that fan out, let it unfold, and then the beauty of the design or picture appears.

A US citizen entering the US would only need to show a US passport as proof of his US citizenship. USCBP would generally not even care if you are also a citizen of another country unless there is an official instruction with special concern/interest related to national security that needs further scrutiny. If a dual citizen decides to only present a Philippine passport while applying for admission into the USA he would also be required to present the appropriate visa to enter as per regulations. As a US citizen, there are no benefits or advantages… there is none, in presenting your foreign country’s passport to enter the USA. It is not even legally required or even sensible. Philippine regulations may be different but I’m sure about US requirements with regards to American citizens entering the USA. If a dual citizen decides to only present a Philippine passport while applying for admission into the USA he would also be required to present the appropriate visa to enter as per regulations. As a US citizen, there are no benefits or advantages. None whatsoever, in presenting your foreign country’s passport to enter the USA. It is not even legally required or even sensible.

“Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.” May the peace of the lord be with you always.

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