What a stupid mistake, cost me a lot of money too!

@Jemina (5783)
March 21, 2007 4:07am CST
My visa expired a few days ago and now I have to pay 500/day for overstaying. Luckily I'm a student and not working so I won't be charged as illegal worker. I completely forgot and I'm so upset with myself now. Unfotunately, the visa officer can't prepare all the papers today so I have to wait till Friday and that means I have to pay for 9 days! Now I guess I should know better. Life! (Sigh!) sometimes we need to make this stupid and expensive mistakes to learn a valuable lesson!
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
It is indeed an expensive mistake and as what we usually say 'charge it to experience'.
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@Jemina (5783)
23 Mar 07
Korek ka jan. It's really hurting my pocket and breaking my heart. Well...at least I've learned my lesson.
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
at least you were not charged as an illegal worker, it will be more hard that way... next time don't forget to look at little things like that... good luck on your studies..
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@Jemina (5783)
22 Mar 07
Good thing, DJ because I got a non-immigrant visa and I can't be charged with that. Yes, I guess it's a lifetime remembrance for me now LOL. Thanks a lot.
21 Mar 07
Boy that was an exensive mistake. Bet you won't let that happen again. I always lean the hardway myself. It's better for the memory. If you are not working where are you going to get all that money? How much longer do you have for your studies?
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@Jemina (5783)
21 Mar 07
It really is an expensive one and that's the painful part because I only have few thousand bahts left and some of it is going to the penalty treasury! Darn!
@samrat16 (2442)
• India
21 Mar 07
Good , everybody learns from mistakes they made . your is an expensive one. Even I faced similiar situation 9 months back. I didn't noticed that insurance of my car was expired and finally as you know bad things happen for worst . I met with accident and was asked to pay some 500$ (23000 rs. INR ) to person who was injured . I finally settled the matter by overpowering the guy. Anyway I won't forget to renew all my insurances on time.
@Jemina (5783)
21 Mar 07
That's life huh? Bad things happen when we least expect them. Good you settled it on your favor. Glad to hear about it. Mine's no escape at all.
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
WHERE ARE YOU STUDYING BY THE WAY??lol
@Jemina (5783)
22 Mar 07
I'm studying in Thailand but my degree is from Australia. It's not an online degree but a distance learning. My professors from Australia come to thailand instead of us, students, going to Australia.