Today has been an interesting day for me. I was working away all fine until something came up which prompted me to check my passport. Then it dawned on me, my passport runs out next month!!! BIG problem considering I am flying back to Hong Kong next month for my Chinese wedding. So in pure panic I dropped everything I was doing and went into the post office to grab a form, came home, filled it in and went back out again to get it posted. All in all this process took a while because I had to get a passport photo taken too- oh the dreaded passport photo where everyone looks miserable and no glasses are allowed!

To save the hassle of squinting and trying to read the photo booth screen instructions I went for the contact lens option because I really just want to send the damn passport out today and I didn’t want to waste anytime squinting and having to redo my photos. Then when I was listening to the instructions it said “if you have to keep your glasses on then please avoid glare in your lenses”. Now… for all us glasses wearers we all know that is practically impossible (hence I didn’t wear glasses on my wedding as advised by my photographers) because no matter what, lenses will have some sort of glare. So that was a stupid instruction and you are basically better off taking them off for the photo.

Passport Photo

Passport Photo

Here are my 3 photos and it is safe to say I look pretty damn stupid in all of them especially the middle one- WHAT was I doing? Sleeping? No idea! So now the dilemma is when I go to Hong Kong next month and they check my passport at immigration am I better off not wearing glasses incase I look drastically different because that did happen to me when I was on my honeymoon and I wrote this post ranting about it.

There are just so many little details in life that unless you wear glasses you just won’t understand.  I have had this discussion with my business bank manager today and he totally agrees. In fact he gave me some more insightful info on wearing glasses and sports but I will share that with you on another day. Anyway I will let you know when my passport arrives and maybe you can tell me if I look really different with glasses on 😉 hehe. Have a good weekend all and enjoy the last weekend of this LONG festive break (if you haven’t been back at work yet) and it’s all back to normal as of Monday!