After weeks of waiting, it finally arrived!
[Photo taken on 07 March 2008, the minute I stepped out of the post office!]
Actually, it arrived in the Philippines on 27 February, but I was in Tokyo at that time. And since I got sick, I didn't return to work until 06 March. So it was only then that I saw the notice to get my package from the post office. I would have rushed to the post office the minute I got it, except that: (a) I had lots of work to do; and (b) I didn't have any government-issued ID with me (which I needed to present to the post office when claiming my package).
And so, on Friday, I made a quick visit to the Taguig City Post Office (which wasn't easy to find - had to ask for directions twice) and claimed my parcel. The post office looked as old as the sun, but the people there were helpful and I never had to wait in line for anything. It just took me 5 minutes to claim my parcel and that already included lining up at the cashier to pay the fees and going through customs to have it cleared.
So what's in the box?
My new camera bag - it's pretty and light, but it can carry my camera, my lenses and other accessories (my media cards, extra battery and even a small tripod). Not only that - it also comes with an extra flap!
It's definitely worth the wait (and the trip to the post office!)