I was on limited posting and commenting this past week due to a teeny tiny problem, like, say…my resident visa. Miscommunication with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff (MOFA) meant my visa wasn’t renewed, only extended. In October. According to them I was now on an overstay. It had to be fixed, which required travelling abroad and reapplying from Manila. Not fun. And expensive, on top of losing wages from not working for three days. Having lived here legally without issue for fourteen years probably played a role in getting it resolved.
All is well. I’m legal, I’m back in Taipei, I have six boxes of Cinnabon and cans of Tim Horton’s coffee to share with friends. Yee hah.