I went back today to submit my application for renewal. It cost me $87.00 . . . ouch.
When it was my turn I walked up to the counter and the clerk asked me if I wanted my old passport back to which I replied with an emphatic "YES." My old passport has my multiple re-entry pass to get back into Korea, amongst other things . . .
The clerk then asked me to mark which pages in my passport she shouldn't perforate to show the passport was no longer valid. I began to sweat as I was worried I'd miss something I needed to get back into Korea . . . this was kind of illogical on my part as I'll be carrying my new passport and my old one when I do head back to Korea . . . but having read too many stories on blogs and in the Korean English news media I was worried that somehow I'd miss a detail about what I still needed from my old passport and be in trouble somehow at the airport when I return to Korea . . .
Anyways, it all worked out, and I submitted my application for renewal. I can't believe how much money it takes in fees and other expenditures to get an E2 visa and submit all the supporting documents to Korean Immigration . . .
After leaving the passport office my dad and I went to the Loblaw--as opposed to Loblaws--to get a bunch of stuff. I decided to pick up a 'few' things . . . lol.
I picked up some 'premium salmon' for $33.00 . . . it was VERY nice!
We also got broccoli and it was 1.49 per bunch . . . which is a steal compared to what you pay in Korea.
My dad baked the salmon in the oven . . . ovens rock! After not having regular access to one in Korea for nearly five years having one in the kitchen opens up sooo many possibilities.