It wasn't until 6:30am that I noticed that I had an email from TripAdvisor which is something I really didn't care about. Good thing I got that email though because it made me open up Inbox and I realized that I had received my visa grant notification, it just got put in the 'updates' folder that doesn't alert me to new mail. It was very exciting and a huge relief to finally see! The only problem was that it was 4:30am and Cam was definitely not awake back in Melbourne. I still messaged him though! Luckily my mother and my friend who are back in Canada were online and I told them the good news! I managed to get back to sleep only to be woken up by Cam messaging me back a few hours later.
My original flight had me leaving Auckland on the Friday since I had to plan to be out of Australia for five business days while my visa was processed. It was cheaper for me to buy a new flight home and fly out the next day since the hotel room was booked for another night.
I decided to walk to the bagel place beside the beer store we went to on our first full day. Sadly the bagels were too sweet for my liking and I left a bit disappointed. Because I am just so exciting, I ended up spending most of the day back at the hotel watching Netflixs and eating chips.
I did venture out to a Japanese place that was much better than the previous one. Their spicy udon with chicken was just I wanted and it was perfect for the chilly night. Not wanting to be too boring, I headed next door for a drink. I almost left after a beer, but I got chatting to two locals. One knew all of the airport codes that Qantas flew to (and then some). We had a great chat about comedy and Canada. I was so caught up being social that I had forgotten about the video chat that Wombie and Bear were suppose to have! In all fairness we never agreed on a time. Rushed back to the hotel to get it set up and opened the sour beer that I had saved. Wombie and Bear missed each other greatly. I did miss Cam as well, but I knew that I would be back home with him the next day!