The truth is, I'm the kind that gets very upset if my plans (even if they were plans I sleepily made at 1am while trying to fall to sleep) don't go the way I plan. I originally wanted to talk about the owl cafe today, but then stuff happened and I needed some space to reflect.
You see, I've been trying to get my visa renewed since, I don't know, four months ago? The first time I went to the immigration office, they told me I was too early and sent me home. When I went back there on Tuesday, they sent me away again because I needed some forms stamped by the school. My face was something like this (=.=) because really, this is information I would have appreciated four months ago, when I first came.
When I went to the school on Wednesday, I was told that I needed my passport before the school would stamp the documents I needed. I actually had everything else, the photo (which I showed them), my gaijin and student card, etc. So with my plans disrupted three times, I was quite determined that I would get everything done by lunch today, so that I could continue studying Macroeconomics.
By the way, Macroeconomics in Japanese is my personal Schrodinger's cat. I simultaneously understand and not understand it and it violates the first principal that A cannot be A and not A at the same time.
Today, when I woke up in the morning, I was so muddleheaded that I left my wallet behind (I don't know if it's the meds or something but my brain has been on the fritz lately). So after class, I went to the office to do my paperwork. And then I was told that I can't get the stamped because I do not have my photo with me. Even though they've seen it before.
Now that I've written it down, it seems like such a minor thing, but back then, I more or less lost it. I mean, I held it in until I got back home, but then I just started crying and crying, which ruled out the idea of getting my photo and going back, since to go back with tear-stained eyes would be a defeat (in my eyes).
But, after a pity party where I tried to shove the blame on everyone but me, I managed to calm down, and some good events (I won a free roll cake worth 1200+ yen) plus ice-cream got me back to a normal frame of mind.
|Yonanas banana and grape soft serve. |
If you've forgotten, I've written about Yonanas before.
So basically, the one being unreasonable by expecting special treatment, was me.
By the way, I'll probably mention it in the Visa post, but I really do thing the application process could be a lot smoother. I mean, I'm pretty sure MEXT has all our data in a database somewhere, so why do we need to go and get all these forms?
This is definitely a part of me I need to change. I need to learn how not to be upset when things don't go my way and to go with the flow.