Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Report and renew your passport is as easy as A B C

So I'll be going on a vacation in May. Being a workaholic, when I was in charge of Klinik Pergigian Linggi, I couldn't let myself go on a leave more than 2 days because I was worried that when I return, things would be all over the place. So I didn't go on any vacation for... I can't remember. My passport had expired and I had never looked for it until now that I need it... and I realised that I had lost my passport. So here's a guide for those who are in the same shoes as I was earlier this morning.

1.  For those wearing hijab, put on a dark colour one. Don't put on coloured contact lenses.
2. Make sure you have your identification card (IC). No need photostated copy of it.
3. Head to the nearest police headquarter (Ibu Pejabat Daerah).
4. See an assistant superintendent (ASP) to be interviewed regarding the loss of your passport. At the end of the interview, you will be handed a summary of your interview by officer.
5. Head to the reporting counter and hand the summary and lodge a police report. The summary will be kept by officer at the counter and you'll be given a copy of the official police report. Just RM4 for that.
6. Head to the nearest Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia. At the cue counter, inform the officer in-charge that you had lost your passport and police report was lodged. You'll be forwarded to 'siasatan/kehilangan' counter.
7. Hand over the police report there.
8. Take your cue for passport renewal. Picture will be taken on the dot.
9. If payment is made before 4.30pm, then your passport will be ready in exactly an hour, on the same day. If it's made after 4.30pm, then you'll have to return on the next working day to claim your new passport. Only RM200/5years and RM3 for a proper passport cover.

Easy as A, B, C!

p/s: I had everything done in Putrajaya. Excellent service at IPD Putrajaya and Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia Putrajaya branch.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

speed of light

It had been a week since I left Klinik Pergigian Linggi for Oral Surgery department of Hospital Tuanku Jaafar (also known as Seremban General Hospital).

Amazing how easy my path gets with all difficulties and challenges life poses, all praises to Allah. My transfer was processed within a week and after requesting to postpone the transfer for a fortnight to pass all my duties as the PPYM (Pegawai Pergigian Yang Menjaga to my colleague, here I am. On the right path to become an oral maxillofacial surgeon.

It's still too early to tell if I am made for it or not. I have superb bosses who are very generous in sharing their knowledge - Dr Latif and Dr Sutina. I have warm and friendly colleagues, Arunth, Dr Suhaila, Nazirul, and Gerald. I am the most junior officer around and I feel very inadequate knowledge and skill-wise, but this feeling... I missed it. I missed it a lot - the feeling of being inadequate. It's only then am I motivated to do more reading. It's the same feeling I had during my undergrad days.

I was inducted pretty fast. Yesterday I was already assisting open reduction internal fixation of bilateral mandibular fracture. 4 days ago I was already assisting Dr Latif at surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth under general anaesthesia. Arunth offered me to assist him fixing archbars. A lot of assisting and presenting a few cases. Hopefully I'll absorb everything like a sponge.

Currently, I feel that my brain is working in slow motion. It feels like trying to put a few rusty hinges into action, but I feel blissful. Can't recall when was the last time I felt this way.

I am now married. Married to my job :)