Black n White

@toniganzon (53206)
Philippines
February 14, 2018 11:14pm CST
Renewal of driver's license, passport, and my professional license are very stressful for me. Thus, I usually have the worst photos on them and I wouldn't dare show them to anybody. Today, I have decided to renew my driver's license which will expire on the day of my birth, 18th February. To avoid long queue, I woke up at 6, tied my hair in a bun, and applied makeup as I want this 5 year long license's photo to be as pretty as possible. After an hour at the land transportation office, I got my license and got disappointed. What used to be a coloured photo in my previous license is now in black and out. All the effort I put into applying my makeup this morning turned out to be in vain.
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
15 Feb
It's not a bad photo considering it's a document photo. They are all the time ugly. I have to renew my ID before the 3rd of June. I need to go to Italy, what a pain!
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
It's just a shame that it's not in coloured actually. This is the first time that they changed it to a black and white one. It used to be coloured.
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
15 Feb
@toniganzon I wonder why they decided for a black and white photo.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
@LadyDuck I think they want to cut cost on printing coloured photos on a pvc. You see, the previous license were renewable every 3 years, but now it's 5 but we pay the same fee. So they're earning less which means they have to make use of the very little money they're getting.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Feb
It is a nice photo anyway. It's really hard to get a good passport or licence photo.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
That is so true! Starting this year driver's license renewal has been extended to 5 years instead of 3. That's why I think that the photos are now in black and white instead of colroed as what it used to be.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Feb
@toniganzon If it is a 'bad' photo you have to put up with it for 5 years. Our licence is for five years too.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
@JudyEv That's why I prepared myself this morning.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
15 Feb
Very nice photo anywys, I cn tell you have eye make up on.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
Thanks. I have to avoid looking sleepy and stressed. That's the purpose of my makeup anyway.
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• United States
15 Feb
Still a nice photo! Wonder why they opt for black and white option? Isn't that harder to tell?
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
I believe they were cutting cost. Our license used to be coloured but we have to renew it every three years. Now it has been changed to every 5 years at the same fee and using a coloured photo is more costly.
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• United States
15 Feb
@toniganzon But I think a colored photo would be more to tell the persons complexion too since that'll be important to determine if the person on the ID is in fact the person? But whichever works! I don't like my drivers license photo, none of them lol! Yours look nice :)
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
16 Feb
@infatuatedbby that's what I was thinking too when I got my newly renewed license, so it gave me a shock that it was in coloured. But Mike here said it's black and white in England too.
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• Cuddalore, India
15 Feb
I don't have license till now. May in upcoming days I used to take driving license.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
How old are you?
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• Cuddalore, India
15 Feb
@toniganzon i am just 22
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
@Lignitecityabishek96 And at what age do people there in your country can get a license?
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@1hopefulman (31632)
• Canada
15 Feb
I think your picture came out really nice! Mine is also black and white. I have no idea why they went from color to b/w. Strange?
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
It's because the period of renewing the license was extended for another two years. So I think to cut cost, they used black n white instead of coloured. We used to renew our license every three years. It's on this year that they changed it to 5 years and we pay the same fee.
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@1hopefulman (31632)
• Canada
16 Feb
@toniganzon Here we pay a yearly fee even if the licence is for 5 years
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
16 Feb
@1hopefulman That's why you still got a coloured photo in your license. We pay only once every renewal.
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@alberello75 (18396)
• Genova, Italy
15 Feb
It seems boring for you to have to renew your license every 5 years. Well, unfortunately I have to do it every year, because I am invalid!
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
This is the first time that they extended it to five years. We used to do it every three years and no it's not boring at all. Everybody's happy that it's now 5 years coz renewing a license is a pain.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
@alberello75 What do you mean by boring because I never find it boring.
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@alberello75 (18396)
• Genova, Italy
15 Feb
@toniganzon Too many exams, documents and costs, to renew every year, my license.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Feb
I always look hungover in my DL photos. Usually because I was!
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
16 Feb
I look like that in my passport photo.
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@TRBRocks420 (81074)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Feb
It's better than my ID friend.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
Most licenses aren't really good and my previous ones weren't at all. That's why I really prepared for this day as I don't want to carry that license for 5 years looking so awful. Too bad it's black and white and not coloured as it used to.
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@moffittjc (44493)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Feb
I think there's a universal law across this planet that says that nobody is allowed to have a great driver's license photo! So, Toni, you are breaking the law by having a very nice photo on your license! haha Seriously, I don't know why it's so hard to get a good photo, but you did it! Even if it is in black and white, it's still a good photo!
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
Thanks for the flattery Jeff! I'm enjoying your response. But you know what, it too me a lot to look great today. woke up too early just to do that makeup just to make sure I would look good on something I'll be carrying with me for 5 years lol! It would have been even better if it was in coloured like how it used to be. My previous license was in coloured and I looked terrible as I really didn't prepare for that.
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@moffittjc (44493)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Feb
@toniganzon I'm surprised the photo was not in color, it doesn't make much sense to make it black and white. But at least you can be happy with the fact that it is a good photo of you! Hey, do you live anywhere close to the Mayon volcano that has been erupting there? I was just reading about it from another myLotter.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
@moffittjc I live too far away from Mayon so I'm fine. @simplyD lives there though but she's still active here. I was surprised when I got my card this morning to see it was in black n white too. Driver's license are supposed to be in coloured. Even my friends were a bit shocked when they saw my newly renewed license.
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@miketagz (7494)
• Philippines
15 Feb
Yeah, it turns out to be oldie photo instead of using colored based. At least the license are distributed in a matter of days unlike the past years, it's quite long time due to database problems. Fair enough.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
It's given immediately. It doesn't take days for renewal unless the LTO office is in an area with no pvc printing machine. Long time ago like in the 90s when I had my first license, they would still send it to Manila for printing and it would take months to claim your pvc ID. I think they are cost cutting coz coloured printing is more expensive and the renewal is now every 5 years unlike before which was every 3 years. It only started this year.
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@miketagz (7494)
• Philippines
15 Feb
@toniganzon Yeah I like the improvement of their speeding process but the problem is few are confirmed to get claim their licenses. At least the processing system is now upgrading.
@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
@miketagz What do you mean by few are confirmed to claim their licenses?
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@DianneN (82190)
• United States
17 Feb
It's not bad for a driver's license. Ours are in color. My last two license photos actually looked pretty decent for some strange reason, but not any of my passports - ever! I'm surprised they didn't ban me from entering foreign countries with my face!
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
18 Feb
The only nice photo I had in my passport was when I had it renewed in the Philippine embassy in Bangkok. They allowed me to smile there. But here, we are never allowed to smile. I heard that in Canada they also started the black and white this year and Mike told me it's black and white in England too.
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@DianneN (82190)
• United States
18 Feb
@toniganzon I'm not up for renewal for several years. I'll ask my kids and friends if theirs are in black and white now.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
18 Feb
@DianneN Hope it won't be. How long is the validity of your license?
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
28 Feb
Yes, your photo is in black and white, Toni, but I see nothing wrong with it. You are still beautiful! (Alright, I might not be the most objective person around, but at least I see you as beautiful, right? (smiling at you) I see you changed your avatar again. *sigh* I guess that's okay because I know you will post another picture showing your beauty soon enough...
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
3 Mar
You don't like my new profile picture?
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
4 Mar
@toniganzon I didn't say I didn't like it, Toni... And I have been told recently that I push to know too much about the people I like here on myLot... I think it may be time for me to look for another site to play on... or just stay off the computer completely.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
5 Mar
@DaddyEvil Which site would that be?
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• Northampton, England
16 Feb
sexy
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
16 Feb
Your'e the first one to say that. Thank you for your kindness.
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• Northampton, England
16 Feb
@toniganzon the boys here are too shy to say
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
17 Feb
@thedevilinme You must be a brave one then!
@JustBhem (41205)
• Davao, Philippines
7 Mar
The boyfriend's ID is colored too and I don't know if he will have another ID. His driver's license will expire on his Birthday too which is this month. Yes, your preparation is all in vain but the good thing is you already have it in one day.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
7 Mar
It's coloured because it was taken three years ago if you're saying that it's expiring this year. They started the black n white only this year.
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@JustBhem (41205)
• Davao, Philippines
7 Mar
@toniganzon I see, so if in case the boyfriend have it change he will get the black and white ID card, right?
@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
7 Mar
@JustBhem Yes if he'll renew it this year.
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@YrNemo (14234)
28 Feb
It's OK, you still have a high chance of being cast in some good movies! You look elegant enough. I would say they could cast you as a countess or some young queen.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
7 Mar
Did i tell you I was named after a queen in France that was beheaded? I think the elegance came from that.
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@YrNemo (14234)
10 Mar
@toniganzon oops (I kept thinking of Marie Antoinette's elegant neck!)
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
10 Mar
@YrNemo ouch!
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@sjvg1976 (18393)
• Delhi, India
15 Feb
It was in the past when we used to have our black and white photo pasted on the documents. I don't know if in present scenario black and white photos are used here in India.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
15 Feb
This is the first time I've had a black and white driver's license. It shocked me when I got it today.
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@sjvg1976 (18393)
• Delhi, India
15 Feb
@toniganzon is there any special purpose why they have black and white photo on it.
@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
16 Feb
@sjvg1976 cost cutting.
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• United States
8 Mar
It is a GREAT thing that your licenses still show what blood type you are in case of emergencies, I don't think many states here adopt that practice anymore ! You do know your birth date is showing too though huh ? be careful with what you photograph and share my dear one
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
8 Mar
Yeah but it's just my birthday and it takes more than a birthday to confirm my identity. Thanks. I am very much aware of that.
• United States
8 Mar
@toniganzon well if you are comfortable, then so be it-- gotta go an actual SNOW BLIZZARD just started and I have to be downstairs ttyl
@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
8 Mar
@enlightenedpsych2 I wouldn't post if I weren't. No worries.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
19 Feb
Really, it is now in black and white! I wonder why it was made into that one. The colored one was nicer. I wonder what's their reason behind? You look so formal in your picture.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
7 Mar
The reason is cost-cutting. Coz we pay almost the same exact fee but this time the validity is 5 years and no longer 3 years. I learned from Mike in the UK it's blakc nw white and Felix said in Canada it's the same for this year too.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
8 Mar
@toniganzon So, it's an international change.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
8 Mar
@SIMPLYD I don't think so. UK has had that for awhile.
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• Philippines
17 Feb
They're cutting cost? are they nuts? they look like protesting in those IDs. Well, at least you got your license.
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
17 Feb
England has it in black and white too as I've learned from Mike and Canada just started the black and white this year too. So I don't think they're protesting.
• Philippines
18 Feb
@toniganzon Wow I guess they're imitating again
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
18 Feb
@Letranknight2015 I don't think so. They're simply cost cutting. It only shows that we're not the only country who's doing that.