Day-0: When in Auckland [Exploring Southern Hemisphere] 💩

Day-0: When in Auckland [Exploring Southern Hemisphere] 💩

Thursday, 8 Aug ‘19

First and foremost, I was ecstatic when I finally got my VISA, which was 2 days ago!!

FYI. For someone who’s holding a green passport, I understand that applying VISA sometimes could be troublesome. That’s why I did submit all the required documents to the VFS long before my flight, which was on 2nd July – I was the first one to come and queued. I was so sure to get my VISA within 2 weeks, but by end of July still no news – I sent emails to VFS but they said they will escalate it to NZ immigration. I did sent emails but only received auto-generated reply. By early August I did call NZ immigration many times and even left my number but only machine picked up my international calls. In the end one of the email said they were still processing my VISA to Beijing. Whaaaaat!!! (ノ°益°)ノ

At last! Early morning on 6th Aug, when Veron – my travel buddy slash colleague panickedly came to my desk asking about my VISA, I finally received my long-awaited email from NZ Immigration!! I jumped and hugged her, almost cried. This was crazy man! Next time I will start applying 2 months before my flight!! (っ´ω`)ノ(╥ω╥)

Or change my passport to red. <( ̄︶ ̄)>

Okay so. Why don’t you take a look at this beautiful dawn at Brisbane airport!

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