Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's been a while...

It's been a while since I wrote. Not much has been happening hence, the silence.

The visa application is still pending - my full medical certificate has been been returned to the Auckland office 2 days ago after being sent to the advisee for further examination. I foresee that the result will come out anytime soon, hopefully in a week or two. I am due to depart this country tomorrow at 12.50pm NZ time after the 3 months stay but I shall not due to the absence of my passport. The process of deferring the return ticket has been nerve-wrecking, not due to the complex procedure but due to the absurdity of Malaysia Airlines' call centre which seems to be lacking staff and training, albeit it's reputation. I spent 3 hours on the phone and Internet on our holiday at Lake Tekapo and missed the sunset due to the incompetency of the travel agent, not to mention the hefty amount on the next bill due to the direct call. And the outcome? A headache of going back and forth of whether my ticket was valid for 3 months or a year, and an addition of NZD 550 which is pretty much like buying a whole new ticket on sale.

The verdict?

Screw the ticket, screw the agent.

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