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Old 12.01.2011, 18:18
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congratulations on your passport acquisition pagl57. Your description of the primary colours of the passport was pretty vivid - I can almost imagine that new passport smell.
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Old 12.01.2011, 18:46
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congratulations on your passport acquisition pagl57. Your description of the primary colours of the passport was pretty vivid - I can almost imagine that new passport smell.
Thank you, economisto.

Yes, it has a kind of an object identity. Frankly, it's quite a beautiful item.
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Old 12.01.2011, 20:02
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congratulations on your passport acquisition pagl57. Your description of the primary colours of the passport was pretty vivid - I can almost imagine that new passport smell.
Does it smell of cheese?
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yeah they add cheese mini-capsules in the paper, so it smells appropriately when thumbed. that is why border officers recognize it so easily even if daltonic...
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This thread shouldn't be in the 'Daily life' forum, because it can only happen once in a lifetime... I received it this morning, after some 24 years in Switzerland... red and brand new... with a little white cross on it, immaculate white...
Just for those wishing it so desperately, it doesn't change your roots... My new 'place of origin' is somewhere I accidently drove through on a foggy day years ago because I was lost ... Since I have my TomTom, it never happened again...
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What matters is not your "origin" but
A) your citizenship
B) your place of residence

why (B) ? Because you will be to participate in votes and elections
> in the municipality where you ARE
> in the Canton where you ARE
> and finally in the union
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Congratulations !

What matters is not your "origin" but
A) your citizenship
B) your place of residence
Oh, I am well aware of that, but the origin thing is still something strange. I knew a woman from Montpellier (France) who married a guy who lived his entire life in Geneva and she took his place of origin, a small village in the outer east with a name she couldn't pronounce.
Doesn't it strike you that someone from let's say Kratemaya, an island in the sea of Okhotsk, arriving in Switzerland through the vagaries of life, is given a place of origin such as Bümpliz...
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