Applying for My Visa
So the time has finally come for me to apply for my new work visa. I can only apply for a new visa from outside Korea, so my employer must pay for a trip to Fukuoka, Japan for me. He picked me up early in the morning and drove me all the way to Busan's International Ferry Terminal for my three-hour ride to Japan.
I thought I was in trouble as I tried to leave Korea and the Immigration Officer looked at my expired/voided old work visa and asked if I would be returning to Korea. But I assured him that I was applying for a new visa in Japan and I was off.
Entry into Japan was easy. The "quarantine" from their fears of the recent N1H1 Swine Flu was quite easy, thanks to them already having numerous cases across the islands. All I had to do was fill-out a health statement before arrival and turn it in upon arrival. It was a simple questionaire: name, address, have you been to North America in the past ten days, and have you had any of these four symptoms? Well, thankfully I arrived in Korea just days before N1H1 Swine Flu broke out in Mexico, so I was quite safe.
ヤフードーム ("Yahoo Dōmu"), Yahoo Dome, the local baseball field just down the street from the Korean consulate.
A class of Japanese students drawing in a park. I think the one girl liked seeing a rare foreigner...
A nice little house in the crowded Japanese city.
A little alley-way with lots of pretty plants.
A little waterway winding through the city.
The artificial Canal City Mall
Fukuoka City Parks
A crane walking in a pond in a large park in Chuo Ward.
Looking up to Fukuoka Castle Ruins
Cranes enjoying nice weather.
Fukuoka City Hall
Water falling from a water fountain.