Airport Blues

I was so excited! Well, it was actually a mixed feeling! 

At that time, I was with Louella (a Special Ed Teacher too)  

We checked in our baggage first. No problems.

It was around five o’clock in the morning, still, early so we went outside again to eat some breakfast, took some pictures and after a while, we said our goodbyes.

We then walked towards the immigration line. 

 Confident, excited, anxious… and then I was asked, “Where’s your travel permit?” 

I was dumbfounded!
I didn’t have one! 
My mind took an 180-degree turn! 
How will it ever be possible for me to secure one at 5 am!!!

I immediately mouthed the words, “travel permit??!!” to Louella, and she immediately whisked me away from the line. 

I wasn’t able to think clearly. I knew it was impossible to have one at that time!

She took a deep breath and then asked me to follow her.

She walked towards another immigration officer! (Why didn't I think of that?!)

She headed first this time.. after 30 seconds, she was approved. 

My turn (at this time, I have called on all the angels and saints!!!)... 27, 28, 29, 30 seconds... 
Thank God!

Lesson 1: 
Be prepared! If you are a public school teacher, it is a MUST to secure a travel permit from your district. Sometimes, they will not ask for it, but you never know! Just like what happened to me!

Lesson 2:  
The presence of mind is very important! Thank goodness, Louella has got it! :)

 America here we come! 
But, the airport in HK was so big! 
Oh no! 
We got lost!!!

Our baggage was dropped off in 
Los Angeles instead of New Orleans! 
Uh Oh!

Lesson 3:  
Be sure to take out all negative vibes! :)

Just thinking aloud, we are not jinxed, right? LOL!

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