Showing posts from April, 2019

How to apply for a US Nonimmigrant (tourist) visa in Vancouver, Canada?

I just had my interview for a US Tourist (Nonimmigrant) Visa this morning, and in this post, I want to share the process and my experience to hopefully help you with your application.
I am a Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) card holder with a Philippine passport. Do I still need to have a valid US Visa to enter the US? Absolutely!
How much does it cost to apply for a US tourist visa from Canada? USD$160.00 (depending on the conversion rate; I paid around CAD$215.00)
How do I apply for a US tourist visa (as a Philippine passport holder with a PR card)? Part 1. All onlineComplete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.Pay the visa application fee. It's all online. You will need a valid credit card to do this.Schedule your appointment.Read and follow the instructions carefully and thoroughly. Part 2. Prepare things to bringYou are required to print the DS-160 with the barcode. Yes, a printed copy is required. If for some reason, you didn't, there's a nearb…

Best Baked Potatoes in Vancouver: Russet Shack

It's delicious, flexible, and affordable.

Every Wednesday, Gumstix pays for our team lunch which I manage (meaning I order food for the team).

One of the places we're consistently ordering from is Russet Shack. Today I want to share what customized baked potato variety I have tried from this place. Yes, I daresay that this is the best-baked potatoes in Vancouver. If there are other places that you think is better, please let me know in the comments below, and I would love to try them out.

Chili & Cheese PotatoGreek Potato with chicken shawarma, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauceChicken Avocado with Chipotle Sauce PotatoMexican Potato with avocado, beef chilli, chicken shawarma, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, and mozzarella cheese.Canadian Potato with steak
You can visit their website at Russet Shack ( to learn more. They are also on DoorDash, SkipTheDishes, Foodora, and LazyMeal if you prefer to have it delivered.