Monday, December 5

Australia, here I come!!!!

yes! you read it right! i am coming to Australia these holidays... to spend them with my husband, meet his family and friends. yeeehhhheeeeyyyyyy!

i am really so happy as of now. i was just half expecting that i will be approved... and now! i cant contain my emotions... this will be the first Christmas and new year for us as a couple and i will be celebrating them with Chris! =)

the process was so quick! these were what we've done:

nov 21 - chris conceived the idea of me spending the holidays with him. he was actually mowing the grass when he have thought of it.. he'd joked that he could make a sensible decisions when walking back and forth.. since then, he'd been doing it. hehehe

- the same day he informed me... so i quickly searched for the process and application form, request for certificate of employment from hr, talked to my boss for my proposed leave

nov 22 - received my employment certificate, photocopied my passport

nov 23 - purchase the manager's check from epcib, have my photos taken, 1 month leave was approved

nov 24 - received the documents from chris (qantas e-ticket, invitation letter, proof of funds, incentive for me to go back here), chris walked me through how to fill-out the form, filled-out the form around 10PM.

nov 25 - called-up the call center to pick-up the documents. i thought they will pick-up the same day, apparently, it will be the following day. sched the pick-up on nov 29 as i will be out of the office no nov 26. nov 28 was a holiday.

nov 29 - documents were picked-up.

dec 5 - receive my passport with approved 3 months tourist visa.. whoooooo!

the decision time is really 5 working days.

i called-up chris right away to tell him the news... he was also so happy!

now, what we'll have to do is for me.. decide/discuss to chris what to take with me (presents to the family).. packing... and chris! preparation for my arrival.. hahaha! winks =) .. and maybe some itenerary.

thank you God for granting our wish!


dangkin said...

Wow! You go girl! Don't forget the 'pasalubongs'! Could you bring some loaf of Banana bread from Red Ribbon? Also a package of Bread Sticks?? My Richie loves it a lot! hehehe..Have fun!

Ers said...

Yeah! I am really excited. Hehehe! That's our interim solution for us being apart.

I'll drop by to your house to deliver the presents.. hehehe! just leave the door ajar so i wont be knocking anymore... just like santa who creeps into your house at the middle of the night.. =)

i'll be getting preggy na dw... im mixed of emotions as of now with anticipation.. hehehe!