Thursday, March 14, 2013

Just Another Day In Malaysia

Spent the better part of the day at the immigration office in Plaza Glomac, Kelana Jaya. Got my passport renewed and made the little one his first. I'd already taken his passport photo at a studio yesterday (my baby's first studio shot!! =p) but decided to have mine taken on the spot at Immigration so I don't risk getting my picture rejected. (Heard they're more understanding with baby photos.)

My most recent passport photo, minus the one
I used to apply my passport with.

RM10 for 6 photos plus free photocopying of necessary documents. Not bad, huh? So much more worth it than that lousy (and lansi) photo studio I went to at SS15 that charged me RM15. >(

But I digress.

So I drove to Plaza Glomac, walked toward the immigration office, had my photo taken and documents photocopied just outside its doors, stepped inside, walked up to the first counter I see with an immigration officer, and asked:

Pam Song: Encik, boleh bagi saya borang ka?

Immigration Officer: S'karang takde borang punye le cik... 

Pam Song: ???

Immigration Officer: Paperless!

Pam Song: @_@ Wah! High-tech!

After two seconds pause...

Pam Song: Urm... So sekarang ambik nombor then sudah boleh buat ka?

Immigration Officer: S'karang tak boleh le cik... 

Pam Song: ???

Immigration Officer: System offline!

Pam Song: -_- Apalah. Cacat...

Lousy. I tell you, Malaysia really boleh lah.

Time needed to make/renew passport in Malaysia – 1 hour.
Time spent waiting at the immigration office – 5 hours. -_-'


twinbuzz said...

I was going to say renew online but realized you mention to make the passport for the little one too. Ah shucks! Malaysia, indeed.

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Zhen Ying said...

They allow you to wear your glasses and show teeth? Babi punya orang at the Pg immigration photo booth didn't allow me to wear glasses and show teeth. How come so different from state to state???

pamsong said...

ATTN: twinbuzz
- Haha. Ya lor. So inconvenient hor. Bolehland 4eva. -_-

ATTN: Iqbal Ghazi
- Haha. Okayyy... Thanks?

pamsong said...

ATTN: Zhen Ying
- HAHAHAHA. You took without glasses and without smiling??? Like criminal wei!!!! Bwahahaha. But ya la. Trust Malaysia to be inconsistent with their regulations la right?

Zhen Ying said...

Can smile but yalor, have to smile without showing teeth. The pic damn not nice. Cacat betul. Furthermore, I had to renew my IC coz according to the person, I look different from my IC. So ya, double my work nia.

Btw, you coming back to Pg any time soon? Wanna meet up with you again leh!!!

pamsong said...

ATTN: Zhen Ying
- WTH?! So in the end IC have to follow passport?! That's just dumb. Shouldn't IC be the primary reference so passport should follow IC? Bodoh mia.

Will be back next month only I think. I was back last weekend actually but damn busy. Went to do my teeth. They went to hell after all the vomiting I did during pregnancy. Now summore breastfeeding... Gone la. Suck all my calcium. T_T

Zhen Ying said...

They gave me a temp IC to apply for my passport. That was their primary reference to validate my passport application.

Aiyo, poor you. Drink more milk. Eat more yoghurt. Take calcium rich food. You've given everything to your baby. Let me know when you're back!!

pamsong said...

ATTN: Zhen Ying
– How come you needed a temporary IC in the first place? What happened to your old one?

And ya la. Haih. All gone la. Now all my teeth sensitive summore. Sien only. Eat anything even remotely cold also I kena lightning in my teeth until cannot tahan. RAWR. Already drinking Anmum and taking Calcium tablets. But... too late? =(

Zhen Ying said...

Well, when I applied for my passport, the ppl there said I don't look like my IC. So they asked me to update my IC. TO apply for my passport while the permanent IC is being made, they gave me temp IC. My old IC tak boleh guna lagi. They took about 2 weeks to make my new IC.

Finger's crossed that it's not too late. Didn't know breastfeeding is so bad to the bones and teeth of the mother. Eat lots of spinach, rocket, dairy products. Use sensodyne if that can help.

pamsong said...

ATTN: Zhen Ying
– So weird. I've never encountered or heard of that before. You looked SO different meh? I don't think you've changed much since high school ahhh...

I'm already using sensitive toothpaste. Been using it for awhile. Don't think it's helping that much though. But I just went to the dentist to get my teeth fixed. FOUR fillings. OMG. Maybe that's why they hurt lah. Now I feel not so bad. Still sensitive but bearable. One more root canal to go. T_T


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