Subtle · Pastel · Tranquil
desktop background image of subtle, tranquil cherry blossoms, at the Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺), Kyoto Japan -- Subtle · Pastel · Tranquil this spring at the Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺), Kyoto Japan -- Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on when used online)
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Subtle · Pastel · Tranquil
this spring at the Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺), Kyoto Japan
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It's been stressful for me lately, so I'm posting something tranquil to make me feel better.

On an entirely unrelated subject, here's a protip for folks living in a foreign country: when it comes time to renew your visa (your permission to reside in the country), don't forget; they don't like it when you forget.

(Japan didn't like it when I forget, but they kindly granted me “special permission” to stay, so I don't have to remember again for another three years, but wow, what a colossal paperwork headache I created for myself.)

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Wow, you just scared me here. I immediately pulled my wallet and checked my gaijin card. I’m safe. Whew 🙂

That was the problem… the gaijin card (外国人登録証明書) expiry is unrelated to your visa term. So don’t check your gaijin card, check your visa (in your passport, or your 在留カード). —Jeffrey

— comment by Damien on July 17th, 2013 at 9:39pm JST (10 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Ah yes indeed! Darn. Well, after checking my visa is fine. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

— comment by Damien on July 18th, 2013 at 11:31pm JST (10 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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