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Queue Hell

I just came back from the DFA, because I had to renew my passport in time to go to the US. All I can say is that the queues can drive you mad, especially if the people around you are not considerate of the concept of "personal space". But I guess here in the Philippines, people don't really have a concept of "personal space" -- just check out the MRT, busses, and jeepneys cramming everyone into a metal container like sardines in a can. Though the queue was hellish, it's worth it: I'll be able to get my renewed passport on the 9th.

I just got wind that I'll be leaving for San Francisco on Sunday evening Philippine time, and will be arriving on the 11th there. I'm definitely psyched to visit San Francisco again, having been there once before for just a few hours.

Now I get a week to stay in San Francisco and figure out what other cool things I can do there, and perhaps meet up with people who are just around the vicinity.

I suppose I'd like to get some feedback from people who are already there and let me know what cool things I can do while I'm there. I'm not sure where I'll be staying, but it will most probably be in downtown San Francisco.

I'm definitely psyched!

CHill!

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  1. queued up at dfa last friday too. although it wasn't hellish as you said it was (went there 30 minutes before closing) and was out of the dfa at 4:00. i estimate i didn't spend 30 minutes there.

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