So I learned a lesson the painful way. My and my family's passports are well covered now and protected. Whenever we travel, I make sure that our passports are in their holders and I put all of them inside a zip-lock transparent bag. Yes! I can be very paranoid and going through passport renewal in our consulate here in Dubai is such a nightmare so I am not taking chances.
We're not traveling to Tokyo this year. Maybe next year when my leave dates are settled. But that didn't stop me from buying new holders for my daughter's and my passport. They're my favorite Kimmi dolls and they look like geishas. Aren't they cute?
I have 2 other holders that I can use as replacement depending on my mood. For now, I am secured because our passports are covered properly and they are traveling in style!