So Sunday through today were busy busy busy days.
Well on Sunday evening, I left my nice home in Kandy to go to Colombo because my student visa interview was fixed on Monday at fricking 8.30 AM in the morning. So I stayed the night at a family friend’s house and then journeyed in the wee hours of a working day (which meant total gridlock by the way) and there I was, at the US embassy for my interview with a shit ton of documents and buckets and buckets of sweat (Colombo is a hot and humid place).
So I spend 3 hours waiting for an interview that takes at most 2 minutes and after the 2 minute interview, what do they tell me?
“ok everything looks good. Pick up your passport at 3.30 PM tomorrow”
I was set to travel back to Kandy, wait a week or so and THEN come back for the visa but OH NO. And to cap it all off, the next day was a really important day because I had my heart set on going back to school and witnessing the Talent Show and thus meeting a LOT of friends (who are stretched far and wide across the asia pacific region mostly right now) but NO,
”pick up your passport tomorrow at 3.30 PM tomorrow”
So I went back home to Kandy on monday evening, repacked with all the haste and speed of Sonic the blue hedgehog (why is he blue? I mean has anyone seen a blue hedgehog?) and then went back to Colombo early in the morning again on Tuesday so that I could make it back to the US Embassy by 3.30 PM to collect my passport.
Once I collected my passport I stayed overnight again and then headed back home to Kandy early today morning. WHEW.
Probably the only good thing that came out of this busy busy busy three day period (except for the VISA, yes I GOT IT) is that immediately after I received my VISA on Tuesday, I went off to the nearest theatre with my Sister, who is a full time swotter and student in Colombo, and watched this:
That was a seriously good movie and if it weren’t for those meddling kids (YO YOU SCOOBY DOO WHAT UP?), I’d have notched this movie as an all-time favorite of mine. No like seriously, I could not give a flying fuck about the two kids whose parents were in the middle of a divorce and the helpless, savior-needing faces of the two brats. Cringe-worthy to say the least.
Also, travelling between Kandy and Colombo that frequently meant a lot of train time (which isn’t a complaint because I LUUURVE TRAIN RIDING) and a lot of train time meant a lot of music listening and book reading.
So I discovered the COMPLETE joy of listening to this album:
And this album:
AND MANAGED TO FINISH THIS BOOK:
Which was an exhilarating read, and I’ll detail my impressions later. BUT IT WAS GOOD.
AND NOW TO GET BACK TO DOWNLOADING AN ANIME!