...actually no one is loosing hope in this thread...everyone's hopes are high. we know that it will come, in God's time...and those what you said are speculations, they are just conversations going around this thread, and thats what makes our spirits high....even the agencies doesnt know whats going on inside cem, so this are what we just think,for connecting purposes....this is our way of sharing what we feel deep in our hearts and minds, kasi as they all say nobody is an island...eventhough sometiomes we become depressed on what is happening, the hope is still up high..and we have each other to thank for that, because were all in the same timeline...
I understand what you mean canada5, especially re the speculation bit. After all, I posted some speculations of mine here too. lol. Which are in other words, our opinions. hehe. It's only natural that we try to rationalize the reason/s behind the unexpected delay in the return of the passports w/ visa (as opposed to the what was previously quite a fast process), and share with those in similar situation. I mean, sino ba hindi nagtaka rito right, given na ang bilis nila sinoli the passports with visa for the batch/es before ours in FSW NOC38?
So anyway, yeah, kaya ako, in the end, I just adjusted my expectations na lang after all my speculation, and all the info I've learned in the thread and forums. Hehe! From expecting the visa this quarter, to expecting to receive it two months before it expires (which, coincidentally, happens also to be the month when I submitted my full docs to CEM). It is apparent: they are staggering the release of visas this year. And it is apparent: merong prioritization and FSW NOC38 with visas not yet released are at the bottom of the pile for those already earmarked for the visa. Therefore, in my case, I just find it more realistic to expect it some weeks before it expires and not this early na. If this quarter I get it, great. Otherwise, no great shakes as long as it's still within the one year duration with CEM from full doc submission. And wag naman sana beyond that (Hay torture. Lol!
I just don't wanna be caught up again in another processing delay as what happened with my first FSW app in 2007 (when less than 6 months later in Feb 2008 the FSW NOC38 policy started to be put in place). That's too much na.
Lucky rin talaga those who submitted post-Feb 2008/FSW NOC38 but before we did. They had the best processing times which we also expected for ourselves if not for the CIC policy changes (dang!).
So yun lang po. To everyone, let's manage our expectations, and chillax lang. If there's something we read that potentially raises if not already raises our hackles, reread again the post and give the the poster the benefit of the doubt. Remember po, we are in a public forum even though we are "anonymous". Hehe! If we want to confront a thread poster, do it privately if possible with the poster in question or just skip it all together (kasi ang wrinkles!!). hehe...
Hay, ang saya dito, ang passionate ng mga tao. hahahha!
I still look forward to reading this thread and getting your opinions and updates.