So I stumbled upon my Australia visa e-mail notice and apparently it was around this time last year when I lodged my application (a year and five days, to be exact). And the visa? Granted just a day after it. As paranoid as I usually am when it comes to visa applications (after getting denied when I first applied for one for Japan), I mustered all the requirements that I could, thinking that it would minimize the possibility of additional requirements from being asked. And I think it paid off.