finally doing things…

a few weeks ago i decided i will go for a swimming lesson (yes, to really learn how to swim and save myself from “self-embarassment”). check, as on the 7th of july, i will head opposite NUS Arts Canteen to meet my swimming instructor for the first time.

Monday i called Julia’s number and was booked for 16th of July by a French guy – for haircut, and not just a trim this time!

mundane stuff, but happily ticking out from the list!

good for 3 flights

still i Q’d, but now that i’m home (and more level headed), i could say that i was still satisfied with the service i got from the embassy:

1. i’ve got my OWWA membership renewed (with not much questions);

2. i’ve got 3 OECs (t’was a bit annoying to request for the multiple OEC, but i prevailed 😉

and most of all

3. i was welcomed by the new look of the embassy premises

i don’t know if that was a new building. i’m not a construction expert to determine if they could have a new one in about 8 months (the last time i was there was in October 2010 for the renewal of my passport). nevertheless, it was great! the windows, the number notices (i don’t know the name of the thing), the waiting tables/chairs, the entrance, are quite decent. so much different from the last time i was there! see the few photos pls (thanks google images)

surely, there are still some improvements to be done (i.e. electronic OEC application/request as well as payment by NETS or card). but for the time being – i feel good and ‘dignified’ with the gradual improvements.