We Are Biological Magnets- a Blog from CB Mike

Here’s some important advice to remember when you’re looking for love online. Focus, focus, focus!

XoXo,
CB Staff

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Dear CB Friends,

I had so many calls about this, that I wanted to share it with you.

We are Biological Magnets…

When I was 10 years old, I was complaining to my Grandfather about something and after a while he looked at me and said, “Michael, you better be careful what you talk about, because you just might get it”.

Well at 10 years old, I really did not understand him; but I loved him and respected him, so decided to keep thinking about this and trust his words have value to me.

Later in life, I found that what he was talking about was how the Universe works; that whether you say you want something or say you do not want it, here it comes… sometimes this way is easier to see in someone else, but you will find that it’s true in your life too, it’s always true.

So, going back to what I have been sharing a lot for the past few months, “focus on what you want”
, no but’s, no if’s, or maybe’s, just on what you want.

If you have your conversations about love continue to be more pure and more positive, you will find your True Love.

Guaranteed!

Love is the Way, Love is the Path…

If you have any questions about this message, or anything, feel welcome to call me at during our business hours. 808.889.0101.

Aloha, CB Mike.
Senior CB Staff.

Office@Blossoms.com

Phone: 808.889.0101

CHINA – New procedure with Chinese Translation

IMPORTANT: Chinese Immigrant Visa Procedures may have changed since this was posted. Please visit US Consulate – Guangzhou China for more information.

Subject: Immigrant Visa Instructions
Date:

From: GuangzhouIVAppoint@state.gov
To:
U.S. Consulate General

#1 Shamian South Street

Guangzhou, China  510133

 

Case Number:

Name  (P)  :

Preference Category:K1

Traveling Applicants:

HUI

IR, CR, IW, IB, K and SB1 visa applicants

Important: As of March 16, 2013, the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou has implemented new visa application procedures. Under these new procedures, a number of services will be provided to visa applicants directly by our authorized partner, CGI Stanley. ALL applicants will need to register directly through CGI Stanley for visa interviews and passport delivery. Only those applicants who register through CGI Stanley will be able to receive their passport after their visa has been processed. Please follow the instructions below to schedule your visa interview appointment through CGI Stanley.

Dear Applicant, Petitioner, or Agent of record:

This office is ready to begin final processing of the immigrant visa applicant(s) named above in this case. Please follow these steps to schedule and prepare for your visa interview:

1.      Once you receive this notice, please visit http://ustraveldocs.com and register a document pick-up location by selecting the “Select Document Delivery Address” option in the Immigrant Visas section of the website. If you have already registered, you do not need to register again. Failure to register prior to your visa interview will result in delay of your visa application.

2.      Once registered, visit http://ustraveldocs.com and select “Schedule My Appointment” in the Immigrant Visas section of the website to schedule your visa interview appointment.

3.      Once you have scheduled your appointment, download the Immigrant Visa Instruction Packet (or K visa Instruction Packet for K visa applicants) and follow the instructions inside it to prepare the necessary documents for your visa interview. Instruction packets can be found by selecting “Prepare Documents” in the Immigrant Visas section of http://ustraveldocs.com.

4.      All applicants, regardless of age, must complete a medical exam and vaccination(s) with one of our designated panel physicians at least two weeks prior to the visa interview. (Please refer to the detailed instructions in the instruction packet.) Applicants must bring a copy of this letter with them to their medical exam.

5.      On the scheduled date and time, the applicant(s) should come to the Consulate with all required documents and a copy of this letter. Applicants who do not bring a copy of this letter may not be allowed into the consulate for their interview.

Failure to follow these instructions will result in delay of your visa application. Please do not reply to this email. Any replies sent will not be received. If you have any questions, please use the following web site to contact us: http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/immigrant-visa-unit-question.html.When communicating with our office about your case, please provide your name and case number exactly as shown in this letter.

Sincerely,

Chief, Immigrant Visa Unit

The Chinese translation for this appointment letter is as follows:

IR, CR, IW, IB, K , SB1 类别的签证申请人

重要通知2013316日起,美国驻广州总领事馆将实行移民签证申请的新程序。在这些新程序下,一系列的签证服务将由我们授权的合作伙伴CGI Stanley提供给签证申请人。所有申请人必须直接通过CGI Stanley进行安排签证面谈时间以及登记文件送达地址,只有通过CGI Stanley登记的申请人才能在签证批准之后收到他们的护照。请按照以下指引使用CGI Stanley提供的签证服务网站安排你的签证面谈时间。

亲爱的移民申请人,美国申请人,或指定代理人:

本馆即将开始对你的移民签证申请进行最终的处理。请上述列明的签证申请人按照以下步骤安排你的签证面谈时间并为面谈做准备:

1.     收到此通知后,所有签证申请人必须立即登陆签证申请服务网站http://ustraveldocs.com的移民签证信息页面点击“选择文件送达地址”进行登记。如你已经在此网站登记,无须重复此步骤。未能在签证面谈前登记将会对你的申请造成延误。

2.      登记完成后,所有签证申请人必须登陆同一网站选择“安排约见时间”进行签证面谈时间的预约。

3.      一旦你安排面谈时间后,你必须从此网站上下载“移民签证申请说明”包裹,(K类签证申请人应下载“K类签证申请说明”),并务必仔细阅读所有的相关信息,严格按照指引准备面谈所需的材料。签证申请说明包裹可从网站http://ustraveldocs.com移民签证信息页面的“准备资料”链接中下载。

4.      请注意,所有移民签证申请人,不论其年龄大小,均应在签证面谈至少两周前到指定的机构进行体检与接种疫苗(详见签证说明包裹内指引)。请上述的申请人带上此通知并在体检时向体检机构出示该通知。

5.      申请人应在安排好的面谈约见时间,带上此通知和面谈所需材料来到领事馆。签证面谈时未能够出示此信的申请人将无法进入领事馆面谈。

未能按照指引办理将会对你的申请造成延误。请勿直接回复此电邮,因为我们无法收到任何对此电邮的回复。如果你有任何关于移民申请的问题,请使用本馆网站上的咨询表格与我们联系,网址为:http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/immigrant-visa-unit-question.html  在进行咨询时请提供你正确的名字及档案号码。

此致,

美国驻广州总领事馆移民部

This email is UNCLASSIFIED

 

Delays Expected For United States Passports

passport
 If you’re plan on traveling internationally this year to see your Cherry Blossoms sweetheart and you need a passport, make sure to start  well in advance of your trip. The reason? There are expected to be a bunch of people renewing their passports this year.

This year (2016) is the 10 year anniversary of the initiative which requires American citizens to have a passports for traveling to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Since there were a large number of passports issued 10 years ago, these passports will need to be renewed this year. This could mean delays for you if you are renewing your passport or planning to get a new passport. Even under normal circumstances it can take a couple of months to get your passport! So be sure to plan ahead!

If you already have a passport make sure it is valid for the dates you expect to travel. Some countries will require your passport to be valid for six months after travel and you may also be required to have a visa for certain countries, so be sure to check with the US State Department before you book your flight: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit.html

If you’re looking to renew your passport or getting a new one, you can find passport applications at your local US Post Office. You can also take your official passport photos there, too!

Need a passport in a hurry? Expedited services ARE available and you may be able to get it as quickly as three weeks.  For more information, go to the official US Department of State website at: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html  

EDIT 04/07/2017- 2016 may be over, but if you’re looking for a US Passport, please go check out the Travel.State.Gov for information.

Top Asian Dating Misconceptions

The Top Misconceptions About Dating Asian Women

 

While the idea of dating Asian women is appealing to many men, some just approach the entire enterprise from the wrong perspective. Perhaps it’s a lifetime of being exposed to stereotypes of Asian women in Western movies or other popular culture that forms our beliefs. Regardless, there are many false ideas about Asian dating that are not going to serve your best interests. Here are the top misconceptions about Asian women that could be holding you back.

All Asian Women Are the Same

To lump all Asian women into one class and expect them to be the same is naivety at its best. We don’t expect that Italian women will be the same as German women, or even that someone from California will behave like someone from Wisconsin. All Asian women are not the same. Consider this: Asia includes 51 different countries and a total population of 4.3 billion people. China alone is made up of 23 separate provinces (and 11 other divisions), with as many as 292 languages spoken in the country. These are diverse cultures with very different people and to lump them all together would be a mistake.

 

Asian Women Are All Submissive

If you are solely interested in Asian dating because you believe that all Asian women are submissive, you may be in for an awakening. Long-standing stereotypes lead Western men to think that the typical Asian woman can be found trailing her man by several paces with her head bowed. While you may be able to find your dream subservient mate if you look long enough, this isn’t today’s reality. Filipina women are known to be intensely loyal as well as headstrong. In China, Shanghainese women are more dominant. Finally, there is a culture in the Yunnan Province in Western China in which the male can be kicked out of the home at any time, and often is at the whim of the female. This isn’t the norm, as what you are more likely to find are polite women who lack some of the drama that Western women tend to exude. Takeaway? Don’t assume anything with regards to Asian women and treat each one as an individual worthy of respect.

 

All Asian Women Want a Western Man

While Western men are attractive to many Asian women for a variety of reasons, this isn’t universal. A Western man can’t just assume that any Asian woman he runs across is going to fall at his feet. Many Asian women today have come to realize that the grass may not be greener on the other side of the fence. When it comes to money, security is just as important to women in other cultures as it is to yours, so wanting someone who can provide this isn’t a race issue. Even if a majority of Asian women don’t want anything to do with Western men, let’s still do the math. Remember those 4.3 billion people in Asia? If just 25% of the females desired a Western man, you’d have a pool of over a half a billion women as potential mates. Those aren’t bad odds.

 

Online Asian dating offers willing singles an opportunity to connect and have fun. Your best approach is to ditch the misconceptions about Asian women and simply approach your Cherry Blossoms experience as the adventure it was meant to be.

Sources:

https://blog.blossoms.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China

http://jezebel.com/5901327/why-asian-women-date-white-men

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/askmen/asian-women-and-white-men_b_2781887.html

http://www.returnofkings.com/45275/5-misconceptions-about-white-guys-with-asian-girls

Edited 04/07/2017-

10 Do’s and 10 Don’ts to Remember When Online Dating

Hey Guys AND Gals,

 

Bob with the CB Staff here.

 

Do you ever wonder, “Why am I not getting responses to my online messages? What can I do to make my profile more attractive?”

 

Here are some of the things which will get you into trouble and reduce your chances of finding  a great online date.  These are TEN obvious things you should avoid doing, and TEN ways to fix  them.

 

Fix ’em and improve your profile- a better profile means better results for YOU.

 

 DON’T just rely on having a great photo:  While it’s been proven that having a great photo is important, it’s also important to have some good text. If all you have is a great photo and haven’t committed at least a little time to putting your profile information together, it shows.  

 

DO: Have at least one great photo AND spend a little time and put together a great profile- spend some time writing about what you like to do, who you are, and what you’re searching for in a partner.

 

 DON’T use a photo that that’s old:  This is one of the biggest online dating sins because once you start emailing back and forth a couple times you’re bound to end up on a video chat. What happens when you meet and you don’t look like the picture? What can you say about that?

 

DO: Use a current photo that shows you at your best. It can be a selfie, or have a friend take one of you. Action shots (you doing something you love, ATVing, fishing, diving) get a lot of attention.

 

 DON’T get sloppy with spelling and grammar:  If your spelling and grammar are horrible other members may think that you don’t care or, at worst, are not very smart. Sorry, it’s the truth.

 

DO: Take the time to use spell check, give your ad the once over or even have a friend look over your ad  before you post. If you’ve already posted, it’s ok to go back and update it later.

 

DON’T lie.  It can get very difficult to keep track of all the little fibs you tell when you make a habit out of it. If you talk a lot, or email a lot, it’ll show you to be untrustworthy.  

 

DO: Be your real self. The real you is pretty good. After all, isn’t that who you want people to fall in love with?

 

DON’T write a novel in your profile. Nobody wants to know you’re gluten intolerant or you live with your brother right off the bat. It can be overwhelming to people who are viewing  your profile.

 

DO: Leave a little bit of mystery. Save your life story for conversing later while you’re getting to know someone. You’ll have more to talk about.

 

 DON’T make your entire profile a list. If your profile looks like a laundry list of “I Don’t Want to Meets”, you’re probably not going to get many responses.  

 

DO: *Briefly* talk about the kind of person you are and the kind of person you’d like to meet. Focus on the positives.

 

 DON’T be weird: Let’s face it. Coming on too strong can be a real turn off.  Don’t bring up sex up right away. Be a little conservative in your first messages.  For example, “I just want to cuddle and listen to your heartbeat” can be kind of scary for someone you’ve just met.

 

DO: Save the sweet (or sexy) stuff for when you get to know them better and they get to know you better.

 

DON’T get attached to someone just based on a photo and a profile, no matter how great the profile picture and text are. There is still a lot you don’t know and can’t know until you’ve had a chance to talk to them.

 

DO:  Slow down and take your time to know the other person before you make a decision on if they’re the right one for you.

 

DON’T send money.  It can be hard when you really think you found someone and they suddenly have a hardship and request money from you.  

 

DO: No, just DON’T. Don’t send money for any reason, especially if you haven’t met them in person. Be sure to report their profile to our customer service team if they do.

 

DON’T be a arrogant or a grump. If all you do is talk about all the bad experiences you’ve had, people pick up on that. If you don’t like to chat or email with people who are constantly moping or bragging, what makes you think other people will want to, too?

 

DO: Be positive. Most people wanting to meet someone online are looking for someone who will be fun to be around. It’s ok to talk yourself up a little bit, but don’t stretch it too much.

 

From experience, we know that it’s hard to go wrong if you just stay honest. Write and talk in a mature and adult way. Be respectful of – it’ll keep things interesting.

here’s a lot of singles  who are looking for love, just like you.

 

Aloha,

 

Bob

Cherry Blossoms Staff