My passport has been on its own adventure since about the second week I arrived. The first day of orientation, HR took it to start processing our Resident’s Permits. I know many people would hesitate to let their passport go, but there isn’t another way here. It was an odd feeling to let it go, like it was a part of me somehow. The next week, I did see it when I had to go get my medical screening. (The medical and fingerprinting is a whole other post). It had stuff stapled to it and sticker had been attached, but otherwise seemed in good shape. I had it for almost 24 hours before I had to give it back up. This time the feeling was even more strange as I gave it to a stranger that HR had told me to give it to when I was done. This week was the fingerprinting portion of getting my RP. I got to have again for a couple of hours. Again, I handed it off to another stranger, but I felt more confident since it all worked out the first time. I will get it back permanently soon. Too bad I couldn’t have attached a camera to it to see where it had been, although I think it spent a lot of time in desk drawers!