JICA Office at Menara Citibank.
The wheels are in motion. I attended a briefing at the JICA Office at Menara Citibank on Wednesday for Counterpart Training for Independent Living Programme for People with Disabilities together with Siew Chin and Harry of the Beautiful Gate foundation for the Disabled, and two Personal Assistants (PAs).
The application form for visa to Japan.
The three of us trainees are using wheelchairs. We filled in the form for visa application and the applied to be members of the JICA Alumni Society of Malaysia. We were then briefed on the visa application, arrival procedure, allowances provisions, etc. After the briefing, we collected our plane tickets from the JAL office in the same building. I had requested for a low-protein low-salt/no salt added meal.
(Clockwise from bottom left) Audio tape and phrase book for simple
conversations in Japanese, Copy of the the letter to the
Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia from JICA
confirming my nomination for the Counterpart Training for
Independent Living Programme for people with Disabilities,
plane ticket from JAL and the JICA Trainee Guide Book.
Now I need to get the appropriate clothes, especially when January is the coldest month in Japan with the average temperature hovering around freezing point. The extreme cold will be a problem. I tend to get spasms in low temperatures. I wonder how many layers of clothes I need to wear.