My application for the training in Bangkok entailed submitting a medical report to the Thai Embassy. I did not have sufficient time to do that before going to Tokyo. Last Saturday, Wuan and I went to Hospital Pantai Indah at Pandan Indah for the health screening. Blood and urine specimen were taken followed by the medical examination by Dr. Lim, Physician and Nephrologist. We had a brief exchange about the condition of my kidneys too. Wuan had to go back to collect the medical report as it was half day and they tests were not completed yet.
Wuan and I went over to Esquire Kitchen for lunch. We had wanted to eat yee sang but it was a little too expensive and we had deep fried wantan and a vegetarian stir fried vegetables. I ate my portion of protein for that meal although it as a little difficult seeing how long it has been since my last feast in a restaurant.
We also took the opportunity to do a survey on accessibility around Pandan Indah town centre. The verdict is that the entire town is not accessible to wheelchair users. The slope leading to the walkways were too steep. The kerb of the slope was more than 2cm above the road. These two factors would make it very difficult and dangerous for a wheelchair user alone to traverse. Wuan had to push me along the road which made it even more dangerous with cars and heavy vehicles speeding by just a few meter or two from us. With time to kill, we went shopping at The Store and Fajar Supermarket. That was a change from the frequent shopping at Carrefour and Jusco at Mid Valley Megamall.
There was one particular restaurant at Pandan Indah that Wuan highly recommended. She had stayed there for a period. Restoran Hiong Pan was almost full when we arrived for dinner. We took a table at the far end of the corridor and ordered yee sang, venison and stir fried vegetable – taboo food but an auspicious day like that called for a mini celebration. According to Chinese traditions, the seventh day after the new Spring is Yan Yat. It is a celebration of humanity. The mood of the Chinese New Year was slowly coming back to me although a little too late for me to enjoy it fully.
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