After two unsuccessful trips to the other side of town, I finally recovered my passport today with a residence permit valid for another year. I'm legal until September 5, 2013. Whooo.
People from every corner of the world line up at the visa office for the chaotic experience of trying to be legal. My friends and I call this yearly duty a chance to encounter, "multi-cultural body odor" since everyone stands so close together to jocky for a position and the wait in close quarters is often hours long.
Everything went well today. On all fronts: odor detection and otherwise.
Glad to have that yearly 100$ errand out of the way.
See you next September, visa office. You'll know me, I'll be the one wearing deodorant.
walk slow. xoxo.