so adrienne and i were all set and prepared for this day. we have been talking bout this since last year and started preparing since beginning this year. finally they day arrived for us to submit our visa applications. i got up at 6am just so i could i meet tim & ad at ampang park on time to reach the high commission at 8.30am. 15mins into the bus i suddenly realised i left my whole file (forms, docs, photos) at home! -_- great. of all times. anyway, had to get down and wait for my mum to send it. ugh. thank God i was only bout 5+ mins late.
we arrived the high commission and noticed a bunch of bout 15 odd ppl waiting outside. we panicked a lil as we didn't expect a queue or whatsoever. nvm, tim quickly dropped us off while he went to look for parking. we got down and went to stand among the ppl but were curious why didn't anyone go in. not too long came a lady who seemed a little agitated, she asked if we got the numbers. ad and i looked at each other "numbers? what numbers?" the lady then said that apparently the 100 spots for this visa has already been given out. given out?!! this is impossible we thought, the office just opened at 8.30am and it definitely didn't look like there were 100 ppl then. so we decided to go in to clarify and was told that apparently ppl started queuing since 4.30am! it's insane! we suspect that these ppl were the ones who tried last year and knew the trick of queuing up in the wee hours.
anyway, there was nothing we could do. most of us were dumbfounded. we even heard two girls had just quit their jobs for this and in that sense, we were thankful we didn't but it was definitely disappointing and saddening after all the trouble we had gone through in preparing for this application. if they had at least accepted our application though didn't approve, we'd at least have some hope :(
oh well, we couldn't do anything so we left and headed for Levain for breakfast. then met up with some of the boys for lunch at Village Park followed by dessert at Snowflake. they headed home while tim, ad and i went for our spa appointment at kota damansara. let's just say being a first-timer, the spa session was preeetttty 'interesting' and not to mention maximum awkwardness :p
ended the day with pizzas for dinner at home fellowship =)
see what i meant by 'mixed-feeling'. first half of the day just went all the way down hill while the second half was meant to be enjoyable, we were just going through the motion, numb :p in fact i wanted to document that day with pictures but lost all motivation and only took a few at levain. haha
having said all that, i believe deep down that this is not the end though i feel aimless now :p i know He has some awesome plans installed for us and i'll hold on to that hope! =)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11