The Umbrella – Part 2

I think this entry is too long to fit into my iPhone screen, hence part 2.

After getting my visa, 10 years multiple entries. ๐Ÿ™‚ I walked back to Ampang Park, took the LRT back to KLCC and finally felt so relieved.

Oh one more thing was that while I was driving earlier, someone called me to get my birth date to book for a flight which will auto cancel by 3 pm if it’s not confirmed. I was driving so I didn’t sense the phone call. when I parked and saw the phone it was already 2.55pm. My heart raced like shit. Returned call immediately and got the tickets issued.

I came back home after that and still had to catch up on my work.

Lesson learnt: always have at least 2 umbrellas in the car. If one fails you, there’s always another one waiting to serve you.

The Umbrella

Writing this as I’m waiting for the guys to fix my car brake lights.

This week is definitely not the kind of routine week I’m having.

I had quite a dramatic Tuesday. I was out collecting my visa. Drove my way there on a new road I’ve never taken. Managed to find the location only to find that the car park is full. Great!

I made a u-turn and parked at the next open space car park I can find. It was drizzling by then but it was fine as I had my umbrella with me.

The moment I opened my umbrella, it showed me its true colours. A branch of steels jotting out at my face. Fantastic!
It was raining more heavily then as if my situation wasn’t bad enough. No way that I can walk in the rain.

The next thing I had in mind was to make another u-turn to get to KLCC. I see parking now. Made my way to Guardian which was conveniently located above where I parked. Got myself a light PURPLE umbrella and then quickly walked to the LRT station to get to ampang park. Walked to the building and I was still in time, albeit 30 minutes late from my target time.

Afte

Unexpected Change of Events

2 main things today. I was ecstatic during the day, sleepy and tired in the afternoon, exhausted and disappointed in the evening and now that it’s night, I just want to let everything sink in and accept things as they are.

I’m lucky to get my visa application approved today. The guys before me was treated quite nastily if you asked me. I would have felt humiliated and intimidated if I was being questioned like that. When it was my turn, it ended in less than 5 minutes and the officer didn’t even look at one of my supporting documents.

I was all happy until I was informed that I had to fly earlier than scheduled. I will not explain why because it will only drive me mad again.

I’m consoling myself that if I fly earlier, I would have more time to adjust from my jet lag.

I need a good night’s sleep to cure me now.

The Preparation

I’m in a bit of a mess. There is a lot that I’m thinking, I found myself wondering about the many situations, visioning the many possible scenarios, picturing how I would like things to turn out and unfold. This is something out of the daily routine I’m going through and it’s going to be quite an experience and adventure for me. I’m very excited and thrilled and at the same time worried. It was more of worrying at the beginning but as I get to do more research on my own, I have better knowledge of things and so the worrying part is decreasing.

I also found myself going through some of the same details 3 or 5 times. Planning the perfect itinerary. Reading, reading and reading every free time that I get.

I’ve not been cooking the entire week because there are too many things running through my mind and I’m just not capable of churning out meals when my mind is so heavy. My Japanese potato salad is very overdue. Hah! I’m only starting to clear my laundry, fold the clothes and iron them today.

Tomorrow I need to be more productive as this will be my last weekend before I travel. It is going to be a crucial week for me and I need to manage my time very wisely. Declutter myself. Turn back to the original Grace and just move forward.

I believe everything happens for a reason. The period when I have been staying alone, getting used to eating alone, going out alone, doing things alone and being alone…those are not that bad at all. I have learnt to be comfortable when being alone. The only challenge now is to take that and apply it in a different location, a new location which at first is very intimidating but I guess it’s just going to be the same. Maybe a little frightening the first day or two but I should be fine thereafter.

I want to be fine.

And now some sleep!

Waiting List

These 2 words are giving me a headache right now, in fact it has been about a week or so. I have this heavy feeling just thinking about it. I feel very uncomfortable. I’m due to fly next Saturday but I’m still stuck being in the waiting list. Aside harassing the agent from time to time, I don’t know what else I can do.

I cannot think straight and I keep telling myself that if it’s on the waiting list, it’s not something I can control so I should just stop worrying about something I don’t have control over. BUT THEN I CANNOT TREAT IT LIKE NOTHING EVER HAPPENED. I STILL NEED TO FLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

i.am.so.stressed.

I’m praying everyday, every hour when I think of it that I’ll get a clearance soon.

Oh Dear God, please bring me good news tomorrow!