Today I went to US consulate in Osaka, which is at Umeda-Shinmichi (usually called "Ume-shin."
I had never visited such a place before, so I was a bit excited. The security was very tight, and I had to undergo a rigorous body check and have my backpack screened. I had some stationaries in the backpack, so I deposited my entire baggage in the custody and took only the application form which I had to get notarized. I was directed to go up onto the forth floor, where I paid the charge with a credit card. After I finished the settlement, a Japanese officer took my application form, asking for the purpose of notary. After I explained that it's for USCPA exam, he told me to wait in the room for a minute. Several minutes later, a caucasian appeared. He was the notary public.
NP: Notary Public
NP:"Mr. nn?" (, looking around the room)
nn:"Yes" ( I stood up.)
NP:"So, you know what's written here?"
NP:"Ok. Then, sign here, and put the date beside your signature."
nn:"Ok...... " (filled in, and hand it over to him.)
NP:"Ok. Please wait for a minute."
Then he came back and returned the notarized application form to me, saying "Good luck on the exam!"
"Thank you," so I said.
It was all about it. I got into the consulate building at 3:00 p.m. and got out of it at 3:10. It was much simplier than I had expected!
I was glad that the notary public wished me good luck. But I know good luck is of no use to pass the exam.
I have to study harder, harder, and harder so that I can pass the exam without turning to my poor luck.