How to Apply for International Driving Permit (IDP)?

July 4, 2017


International Driving Permit (IDP) or locally known as 'lesen memandu antarabangsa' is something familiar to me. I've started driving in Europe since few years ago, so basically I renew the permit every year since then. :)

Gonna miss renewing this. :)

I am not sure which other countries that do not require any IDP for Malaysians to drive, so far that I know they are Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. 

So, if you are planning to drive in another countries, you can use these steps to apply for IDP. You can ask help / pay any agents working for JPJ but I would encourage you to apply yourself if you have the time. 

STEPS (IF YOU ARE APPLYING BY YOURSELF):

1. Prepare these documents:
  • original identity card (IC) - I would really recommend you to update your IC if you haven't and if you still have it since Year 6 lol. The new chip is working / detected better for the government system. 
  • original Malaysia driving license - make sure the expiry date is more than 1 year.
  • 1 piece of passport sized photograph - make sure you mentioned that you want to use it for IDP as JPJ wants a slightly zoomed photo. It will be glued to the IDP booklet.
  • RM 150

2. Go to the nearest JPJ and take your queue number.
  • as for people living in Ipoh, you can either go to the main branch (I prefer this) or UTC branch.



3. Hand in all documents to the officer and said you want to apply for IDP.

4. Wait for few minutes, usually the officer will ask you to sit down first.

5. After 5-10minutes, walaaa, there you go. Done.



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JPJ Ipoh Main Branch.



The process is a bit different currently. Before, I think we need to:
- fill in a form (JPJ L1)
- prepare 2 passport sized photographs
- photocopies of driving license and IC

But, thanks to the upgraded IC, JPJ can obtain most of documents from the chip on our IC. Simple. :)

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Going to miss driving around Czech, I wonder when will I have the chance to be there again after going back home for good soon. :) After housemanship, I hope. :)

Driving in Malaysia is more challenging I can say due to the traffic jam and geography. But, of course driving in somewhere unfamiliar is interesting as well, especially when learning about all those vignettes, tolls, rules, speed limits and of course the opposite site of driving.

And not to forget, I received my first speeding ticket in Czech!

SS, Perak, Malaysia
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[PHOTOS] Grad's Night | Class of 2017

July 3, 2017


I feel like writing tonight, maybe instead of sharing about Eid, I should get done with any drafts first. :) 

29th April 2017

A day after surgery STEX (the exam for final year), we had Grad's Night. As usual and I think, by tradition, Grad's Night would be handled by 4th year students with the help from the university in terms of money for the venue. Another sources of money would be from sponsors and fundraising. My friends and I did that when we were in 4th year ourselves. It was a very nice experience, to organise an event for people with totally different backgrounds and cultures.



Malaysians - Final Year.
The event started at 5pm (for guest arrival) but since Asar was at 4.53pm, we decided to arrive at 5.30pm instead. -_-' We just walked from our flats to the hall. As we arrived at the main door... we could see a lot of taxis. Most of our international friends took taxis to get there, because they wore dresses with high heels etc. :)

Simon - Alicia - Wiebke - Adilah - Maryam - Punnam - Jawahir - Vidhya - Raja - Hanis - Warda - Ishleen 

Selfie.

Sennye, me, Gloria |
Jawahir, Luke, Simon, me |
Mpho, Simon, Luke, Idris, Faizal, Jawahir, me |
Heidi, me, Viktoria


Well, the tentative was maybe similar to other dinner's event. :) But this time was a bit emotional as we were the one being celebrated. 

The menu was okay, we had choices of either chicken (halal oh yeah), salmon or veggie salad - that is for the main course. There were 3 desserts as well, yummy!





This was the video made by our junior for that night. Haha I must say for people who are not directly related to this, I don't think people may have the similar feeling as we were when watching this video :) It was happy and sad at the same time.


Let's enjoy some photos from the official photographer :)





The last photo was a bit unexpected. Maybe it was already planned but fuh the Malaysians ran to save our life from that champagne (I think) T_T 
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I present you another video of our Grads Night made by Maryam :D


See you guys on our graduation day in Karolinum of Charles University in Prague. :)

SS, Perak, Malaysia
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First Eid Without You

June 25, 2017


It is approaching 3am right now, I just cannot sleep yet, realizing I miss you a lot these days. I managed to go through few days of Ramadhan at home without you, I just cannot imagine how Mak Ayah dealt with Ramadhan, just the two of them when you used to accompany them since the past few years when you were not feeling well. 

It is Eid today, AbangLong. 

InsyAllah, I am going to visit you again this morning after Eid prayer. I still cannot help to be sad to see your full name on your batu nisan, the last time I visit you. I think you know that you have Nyah as your neighbour now, she passed away on your birthday - the day you should turn 31. 

Here is our youngest kitten, we call her Mas (I haven't figure out the gender though)

AbangLong,
It felt weird to iron only four baju raya this time, when I used to iron for the five of us.
It felt weird to sit on your seat in the car, when I am used to sit in between you and AbangNgah.
It felt weird to go out on the last night of Ramadhan for our last minute shopping without you choosing your songkok. 
It felt weird to find your clothes in my wardrobe when I am no longer be able to call your name to pass them. 
It felt weird to find shiitake mushrooms in the fridge while cleaning the kitchen.
It felt weird to organize the flasks that I used to take chicken porridge in them to the hospital for you.
It felt weird to watch Shahrukh Khan on the screen without sharing with you. 

So many weird feelings to write here.

278 days.
Since the day you left the world.

Too many things happened since that day,
Too many changes since that day,
Too many good people I've met since that day,
Too many stories to share with you since that day.

Be happy there, AbangLong.

Keep coming into my dreams.
Keep smiling in my dreams.

Oh yea AbangLong,
I finished my studies, finally.
I am sorry I cannot help much with your pain when you were struggling days by days that time.
I am sorry for not being around the most of the years.
I am sorry for not being able to be patient sometimes while taking care of you.
I am sorry you are not able to be at my graduation day very soon.
I am sorry for not being a good sister to you. 

Gonna meet you soon, insyAllah.
Let's be siblings in Jannah :)

p/s - Eid Mubarak, everyone :)

SS, Perak, Malaysia
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He Is Coming Home :)

June 16, 2017


I hope you guys are doing great. Honestly I miss blogging a lot, I miss reading your stories. :(

But, seems like I have a lot of other priorities to do before I am leaving for good. Fuhhh. Just bought one way flight ticket home and it will be the final home-bound flight from Europe, together with the other girls. After all these 6 years, finally I am going home for good :) Alhamdulillah. 



Anyway, someone is coming home as well! It was out of my plan actually, but it turned out that he's coming home! Those who've read my blog for awhile, I guess you know what it is, right? Hihi.



See you in Malaysia soon, Kelly :)

Be safe throughout your journey crossing the world, I am so happy that you are going to travel a lot. 

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We are now in the final 10 days of Ramadhan, hopefully we are still striving our best to perform well this Ramadhan. :)

The most important thing I've learned throughout Ramadhan so far... is patience. Every day is a brand new challenge, honestly it feels totally different upon finishing the studies haha. Keep strong, Nina. At least, you've lost few kg. :p

InsyAllah, I will sit down properly to write a better post, very soon ameen ameen!

Salam ramadhan, people :)

Hradec Kralove, Czech
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Life Unavoidable Dramas

June 6, 2017


It felt like yesterday when I finished this struggling journey and to be honest, I realized I missed A LOT of things happening around me within this period. You know when you suddenly came out of your comfort-but-not-that-comfort zone, dush there you go, a brand new life that you need to think and decide. 

Enjoying life dramas. :)



Yes, my life is full of dramas currently, including quarter-life crisis. Hahaha. Too old. I am not going to share here specifically but well, life is a continuous battle, just like how medicine is a continuous learning process. Arguments over nonsense ideas, debates over unnecessary things - that are the headache parts. Not to forget, discussion over the next stages of life - working, settling down, further study, having a family, contribution to own family. 

Wow. I feel like an adult when I am basically already an adult. A young adult.

I think students always think about future (at least I do), but all these 'future' things become much more significant when a tiring phase of life is done. I am not saying studying is a burden, in fact all people need to study and always in the process of learning to be someone better. But, I think you get the point, right? 

It's never too late to start over. If you weren't happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don't stay stuck. Do better. - quote

Take a seat and think about all the possible consequences. Fight for your life target as the route is full of roses and thorns. Move on if life is NOT according to your plan only AFTER you've try your best. It is just not meant for you. 

You. Me. 
Yes, I am talking to myself. 

I always have this thought that "Am I too old for this?" "Am I too late to make changes?" And the answer that I decided to hold on to for now is 'no'. :)



Goodbye is approaching really soon. Gonna miss this. 

p/s - Goodbye Transsiberian route, I'll get back to you in a more proper way :) 
p/s/s - Any post-graduation / jobless / working life advice, please? Hihi

Hradec Kralove, Czech
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A New Life Chapter

June 3, 2017

Assalamualaikum and hi guys! :)

I keep on writing and backspacing right now but still I can't put my feeling into words. Ya Allah, it was such a wonderful feeling when the doctors announced the results that time. Nerve-wrecking.

1st June 2016 2017. hehe, thanks!

Just to imagine, that was the day to see where the future will lead me to. And how my life in this beautiful country will come to the end. Deep inside, I kept on praying hard hoping with Allah's blessings and the barakah of Ramadhan... I really want to get it done. But, I knew I need to accept whatever Allah has planned for me, if maybe it would not be according to my plan. 





Alhamdulillah, a new life chapter, with new responsibilities.

I know the life ahead will be more challenging and heart-aching but insyAllah let's just feel this moment, just for a while :)

Alhamdulillah for all the awesome and bad experiences. 
Alhamdulillah for all the strengths to stand up to face all challenges. 
Alhamdulillah for the body, mind and soul for allowing me to do this, something I have regret sometimes. 



Special thanks to Ayah Mak AbgLong AbgNgah for the continuous prayers, for never-ending supports and for not being annoyed with all the whining and complaints I shared with you guys through out these 2+6 years. Ya Allah, I can't believe I took 8 years to reach this position. When the study timeline was a bit diverted than other people but insyAllah right now I feel blessed to have been going through these years and to be exact to be in this country, in this university. 

Thank you dear friends who have been with me together in this journey.

"Do we realize we spend 1/4 of our life here, at the age we can remember all those moments, with all technologies to record all the memories?" - Jawahir

Thank you guys for reading the blog and keep on praying for my friends and I. Thank you so much for missing me in this blogging world *terharu*. InsyAllah I will keep doing appreciation through out my life, so many people to be mentioned if not here, insyAllah you guys will always be in my heart and prayers. 

Salam Ramadhan everyone. :)

And once again, thank you so much. All of you. 

Hradec Kralove, Czech
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