Last week Mr. Munro’s employer told him he had to use up his remaining holidays. After several days of discussion and tossing ideas for holiday destinations back and forth, I said to hubby, “We could always go to China. We could go this year instead of next year.”
My husband took one look at me and said, “We’ll check it out once we arrive home.” (We were walking Bella at the time)
The long and short of it: We’re off to China at the end of August. I’m so excited about this I could burst. I can’t wait to walk on the Great Wall, see the Terracotta Warriors and visit the panda bear reserve in Chengdu among other things.
Our passports run out in February, but most countries require travelers to have a valid passport for six months after their return home. No problem. Off we went to our local mall to have passport photos taken.
There are all sorts of rules these days.
1. You can’t smile
2. Your eyebrows must be visible
3. Face must not be obscured
4. Glasses frames must not be heavy
5. If glasses are worn, there shouldn’t be any reflection from the lenses
6. The background must be neutral
The end result of all this is that my photo makes me look as if I belong in a facility of some sort. It’s the worst photo I’ve ever seen. My sister, who sees quite a few passport photos in the course of her work, says they all look bad. She didn’t make me feel better. I fretted about showing the photo to someone and getting it signed to say it was a true likeness of me. Yep, I’m that vain. I know I’ll hate showing my passport to anyone. The photo is really that bad! Mr. Munro’s photo is a lot better, and he had the cheek to laugh at mine.
Do you take a good photo? If you have a passport, is it a good photo?