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ColinDymond
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Sorry you can't make it either Wanlu. Don't you just love red tape!
MT
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I'm so sorry to hear you guys can't make it. What a bummer.
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On 2011-07-05 01:17, Wanlu wrote:
The man asked if I own my house...I said yes...then he asked, did you bring a copy of the title? I said no...

...then he said I'm afraid I can't grant you a Visa this time.



I'm really sorry to hear this. You would think that the consulate would at least publish a list of required documentation for obtaining a visa. Never underestimate the rigidity (read stupidity) of a bureaucrat. He could at least have given you the opportunity to go home and get a copy of the deed!

I'm embarrassed this happened. I was really looking forward to meeting you.

Next year!

Bob
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Colin and Wanlu, I am very sorry you were both not able to make it.
I can only imagine your disappointment. I was looking forward to meeting you both in person.

I am bringing my Brother Bill this year. He loves to take photos and video. I am sure he will take lots.
I will post links here for my photo sharing website and my you-tube pages a few days after the convention.

Again I am sorry for your absence,

Jimmy
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Wanlu
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On 2011-07-05 06:58, Bob Baker wrote:
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On 2011-07-05 01:17, Wanlu wrote:
The man asked if I own my house...I said yes...then he asked, did you bring a copy of the title? I said no...

...then he said I'm afraid I can't grant you a Visa this time.



I'm really sorry to hear this. You would think that the consulate would at least publish a list of required documentation for obtaining a visa. Never underestimate the rigidity (read stupidity) of a bureaucrat. He could at least have given you the opportunity to go home and get a copy of the deed!

I'm embarrassed this happened. I was really looking forward to meeting you.

Next year!

Bob


Im guessing I did not look like someone who can own a home...

... the truth is thr house we live in is tge house I bought for my wife and it is ubder her name.
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Colin and Wanlu..

I just can't believe it is as hard as they make it for you both to get a Visa. You would think the consulate would want to alow great people like you two to attend our ConVENTion! I'm truly sorry...I will be back in touch with you two shortly.

Mark
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All the photos and videos will just make me miss it more.

The trouble with the world today is that it is all about forms and computers, no one can talk to you and make a decision based on common sense!

Computer says no!
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On 2011-07-06 07:09, ColinDymond wrote:
All the photos and videos will just make me miss it more.

The trouble with the world today is that it is all about forms and computers, no one can talk to you and make a decision based on common sense!

Computer says no!


That is so true!!
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On 2011-07-06 07:09, kidshowvent wrote:
Colin and Wanlu..

I just can't believe it is as hard as they make it for you both to get a Visa. You would think the consulate would want to alow great people like you two to attend our ConVENTion! I'm truly sorry...I will be back in touch with you two shortly.

Mark
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Are the authorities afraid they won't return? Smile
Life is too important to take seriously.

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On 2011-07-05 20:59, Wanlu wrote:
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... the truth is the house we live in is the house I bought for my wife and it is under her name.

That's what all guys should do anyway since if there's a divorce, the wife is probably going to get the house anyway...... Smile
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ColinDymond
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When I went to the embassy the lady said "Where are you going?"
I said "Kentucky!"
"Why?"
"There's a ventriloquist convention there!"
"Sounds about right for Kentucky!"
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Way too bad. Kind of like I can't go to Canada. I would have hated to make a trip to say, Japan, and be left standing on the tarmac. I don't see why home ownership has anything to do about travel. Was it US or Philippine denial? Jimmy, can't wait to see what you have created this time around. Alway so much fun.

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On 2011-07-06 13:04, manal wrote:
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On 2011-07-06 07:09, kidshowvent wrote:
Colin and Wanlu..

I just can't believe it is as hard as they make it for you both to get a Visa. You would think the consulate would want to alow great people like you two to attend our ConVENTion! I'm truly sorry...I will be back in touch with you two shortly.

Mark
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Are the authorities afraid they won't return? Smile


Yes..

The consul probably thought that I can easily blend with the figures in the museum and stay there for good... who would notice an extra dummy?
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Dr.Solar - sorry to hear you can't come to Canada

Colin - why wouldn't they give you the Visa?

This is all so dumb.
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On 2011-07-06 21:06, Wanlu wrote:
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On 2011-07-06 13:04, manal wrote:
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On 2011-07-06 07:09, kidshowvent wrote:
Colin and Wanlu..

I just can't believe it is as hard as they make it for you both to get a Visa. You would think the consulate would want to alow great people like you two to attend our ConVENTion! I'm truly sorry...I will be back in touch with you two shortly.

Mark
markwade@kidshowvent.com



Are the authorities afraid they won't return? Smile


Yes..

The consul probably thought that I can easily blend with the figures in the museum and stay there for good... who would notice an extra dummy?

Don't they know that's ridiculous... You could never stay all hunched up and tiny that long.
Life is too important to take seriously.

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Wanlu
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Yes I can Smile
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He can. I've come to suspect he could pretty much do anything he sets his mind to do.

I'm sorry for both of you. Wanlu, particularly, has become a friend through this chat board, and I know how much he wanted this.
Next year, perhaps. Or the one after. There will be conVENTions until the stars wink out.

-Philp
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Hey Wanlu,

Like anything else in this life, it seems to be the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Next year lets get several of us to contact our local Congressman on your behalf. If Mark in particular gets his Congressman on board, the silly people at the consulate level might be afraid NOT to grant your Visa. If a bunch of little wheels start squeaking, you might just get some grease! The last time I checked, these people work for us.

Steve

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Wanlu
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Thank you very much Philip and Steve... Smile

I guess the man was just doing his job...just too much by the book. He did not even bother to ask
anything about the convention.

The thought of almost meeting all of you makes me sad... I mean I was almost there but never actually came close, everything was ready except for that visa.

Y'all have fun my friends! Smile

I'll see y'all in God's perfect time! Smile
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Somebody do me a big favor please...

If you get the chance to talk to Mr Jimmy Nelson, please tell him that a ventriloquist in the Philippines named Wanlu wishes him good health and more birthdays to come. God willing, I'll shake Mr Nelson's
hand next year! Smile
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