There was a joke that says if you already look like your passport picture you really need a vacation. I think I really need one as in now na! But my passport will expire by Dec 2010 and I can’t (theoretically) use it 6 months prior to its expiry. So off I go to the Philippine Consulate Office here in Dubai.
I took a day’s leave last Aug 24 but I was just asked to list my name for appointment. Then I returned today Aug 30 again for the actual passport renewal. After 3 hours and 3 long queues I just have to wait for my new passport to be couriered after 30 or more days. I choose it to be couriered because I don’t want to waste another day (to be deducted to my VL) although they have to cancel my passport now and I cannot use it if ever there’s an emergency (I hope there isn’t any).
And for my long deserved vacation, I’m scheduling it come December. Less than 3 more months! I think I can handle the wait.