January 11th, 2012

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massive studying / notary / Taiwan photos (8 months later)

Today I studied for 4.5 hours. I mean, good grief.

I got my diploma notarized and now I need to bring everything to the Secretary of State to get it all apostilled. I will do that tomorrow. Once I do that I'll be able to get my visa.

I've been editing photos from Taiwan for hours now. I took these photos in May. I probably should have edited them earlier, but, well... too bad? Here's the link: Taiwan photos. Feel free to add me if you haven't already.
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Today I went to downtown Chicago to get my documents apostilled. I go in, give them my documents, they say that the FBI background check cannot be apostilled in Illinois. I sit down. 15 minutes later they call me up and say that they can't apostille my diplomas because it doesn't have my signature. "What?" I said. "It's notarized..." But it doesn't have my signature. However, they are nice enough to let me sign it in front of them and apostille it. Oy. Then I leave.

I still need to get my FBI background check apostilled. I have the choice of:
a) going to Iowa or Wisconsin and hope the people in the offices there will do it (50/50 chance)
b) mailing it to Washington DC and waiting 3-4 weeks to get it back ($8 plus shipping)
c) going to Washington DC next week and getting it done in person (costing hundreds of dollars in flights/hotels)
d) using a sketchy apostille agency on the internet ($100)

I messaged my recruiter and he tells me to "do it fast" because I'm "running out of time." Well, YOU NEVER TOLD ME to do this in the first place, ASSHOLE. I did this of my own initiative. I sent back a very passive aggressive email that bordered on not so passive and I am furious right now. This whole process PISSES ME OFF. I've spent hundreds of dollars and over a year of my time (accumulated over 3 years) trying to work and stay in Korea and it's NOT WORKING. FUCK.

I am going to go with option D. And B. And if I don't get any replies back within two weeks, C. I am so frustrated.

Okay, I'll shut up now.
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