It's such a boring day. I spent the morning at the embassy with mum's domestic maid. We were there to get her a new passport and the process was long and dreary. Not to mention the dreadful weather when we got there.
The only thing in vogue about that place is the ticketing system. We were given a queue number to get her photos taken. We got another number to submit the forms. One more to make payment. Then wait some more to put her signature on the passport. Then go upstairs to get another number to sign a working agreement.
The entire process took more than 3 hours! The officer said we're lucky today. It was like a madhouse during the school break last week. The queue number went up to 80. I must say the processing speed leaves much to be desired. Even the printer took so long to spit out one page of B/W document. Ours was 6 pages long. It's time to upgrade the machines!
I foresee more waiting this friday when we return to collect the new passport. This time I will bring a magazine or I may just fall asleep like today. Or maybe I should bring some work to do. I've been very unproductive at work lately.
Not that I'm very productive at home either. I made a really simple dinner last night. An omelette, steamed fish, fried tofu and a very bland soup. YK asked if we were having "World War II menu".
I promised him I'll make tom yum soup tonight. It's probably the best soup for this dull weather. I shall go to the store now to look for tom yum paste and straw mushrooms.