Today I decided to bring Drama Queen to UTC Pudu to get her IC done. It’s been almost 3 months since her 12th birthday and both hubs and I have been too caught up with work respectively that we could not squeeze out some time to bring the girl to get her IC done. Plus Drama Queen needs to attend UPSR exam preparation classes in school every Saturday. This makes Sundays the only available day for us to bring her to do her IC. But we have church to attend on Sundays.
Since today is the only Saturday this month that Drama Queen needs not be in school, I took the opportunity to bring her to UTC to get her IC done and to get the address on my IC changed. As the hubs was busy at work, I arranged for a Uber driver to get us to UTC Pudu.
Our Mr Uber driving us in his Proton Axia car.
Mr Uber arrived to pick us up at 11:30 a.m. and we reached UTC Pudu about 20 minutes later. The number we got was 1187 and 1188. The number on call at that time was 1132 — a frigging 55 people ahead of us, GREAT! Thankfully we didn’t really have to wait that long. After a 1.5 hour wait, it was finally our turn. The whole process, including photography took about half an hour. We wasted quite a bit of time as Drama Queen wasn’t cooperating during photography, like a whiny toddler who just refused to smile *roll eyes*. I had to coax her to smile. Can you beat that? On my 12-year old! Ha ha ha! That brought back memories of me bringing my then 6-month old baby Sherilyn to get her passport done for our holiday in Hong Kong. That was in 2005 (exactly 12 years ago). Thankfully the Malay lady who was attending to us today was super patient, bearing with this OCD mum who rejected about 6 photos. Well, though the 7th photo was still not acceptable in my eyes (the whiny girl still refused to put on her best smile just yet), I had to let it go as I was taking up too much of the officer’s time and I felt really bad.
In total, I paid RM20 for our ICs done. RM10 is for the ‘denda’ (fine) on Drama Queen’s IC application as we had exceeded the 1 month grace period. RM10 is processing fee for the change of address on my IC.
After we got the IC application done (IC collection is the next day), Drama Queen and I had to walk the streets of Pudu to flag down cab after cab to bring us home. It was drizzling and I had forgotten to bring along a brolly. I have not taken a cab in KL for aeons. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait for long before we caught a cab after running like sprinters on the road and waving like a mad woman flagging down cabs desperately 😅