Tag: immigration

Inauspicious beginnings and the importance of being kind

Inauspicious beginnings and the importance of being kind

To yourself. * * Tokyo and I didn’t hit it off right away. * Before I was 24 hours in the city, I had managed to get lost three times. And I wasn’t even mildly lost — I was tired-and-hungry, all-alone, dragging-baggage-in-the-rain, going-back-and-forth-a-dozen-times lost. Thrice. 

Offloading, required documents, and other Immigration FAQs

Offloading, required documents, and other Immigration FAQs

* What documents are required by the Bureau of Immigration? I get this question all the time, so I thought I’d create another post just for this. Technically, there are only 3 documents that are required: Passport Round trip ticket Visa (if necessary) So, for 

The One Where I Was Detained and Fingerprinted Upon Arrival in Singapore

The One Where I Was Detained and Fingerprinted Upon Arrival in Singapore

. This happened a long time ago — 2006, to be exact — and I actually rarely think about it, so it’s not something that has been traumatic or anything like that. When I do remember it, though, it seems a bit unfair, to say the least. The