The process and examinations lasted the whole day. It wasn't easy since we had a baby and two kids with us. Good thing that the SLEC guard let my mom inside for the baby and I was able to help my wife with the requirements and needed processing. And since we were scheduled after a holiday, SLEC was congested that day, which made every step took many hours.
After one exhausting and stressful day, at last all examinations were done. We returned to the hotel where we were staying for the much needed rest. And I can't remember a thing by the time we hit the bed. The next thing I knew was my mom was inviting us to accompany her in meeting a friend. We didn't expect that they will be paying for the dinner. But knowing Filipino hospitality, we were just grateful.
At last, we accomplished our first step. To Yahweh be the glory.