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Vừa xử hết một hũ cơm rượu to! Năm nay chắc mình sẽ có nhiều dịp ngất ngây.

31 January, 2014 at 10:52 pm Leave a comment

Applying for Schengen visa from Singapore

I’m working in Singapore and will be visiting my sister who is studying in Leiden, the Netherlands. Here are the steps I’ve done to apply for Schengen visa. I have never applied for it before.

1. Book an appointment with Netherlands Embassy via their website (Online appointment)

2. Prepare supporting documents (Visa Checklist)

3. Show up at the Embassy at appointment time (10 min walk from Orchard MRT). Here are my documents:

  1. Application Form (click to download)
  2. 01 passport photo (35×45 mm, white background)
  3. Current passport
  4. Previous passport
  5. Singapore employment pass
  6. Company’s Letter (click to download, I copy the form from an online website and make minimum changes to suit me better)
  7. Payslip & Income Tax Slip
  8. Bank account statements & credit card account statements (I print 3 months but apparently 1 month is enough)
  9. Return flight ticket
  10. Travel medical insurance
  11. Accommodation Form (click to download, I need to submit this as I will be staying with my sister in Leiden)
  12. Household registration book as relationship proof between me and my sister
  13. Sister’s university registration, ID card, passport

3. Pay SGD 110, including SGD 10 for the passport to be delivered to office address via DHL

4. Take visa fingerprinting

5. Total time spent at the appointment: 20 mins

6. Go home and wait. Official waiting time up is up to 15 days.

Updated: My appointment is on 5 Aug 14. My passport with Schengen visa is sent to my office on 8 Aug 14 early morning. I didn’t expect it to be this fast and smooth! Kudos to the Embassy of  The Netherlands!

20 January, 2014 at 1:12 am 3 comments

Team dinner @ Bali Thai

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18 January, 2014 at 2:10 am Leave a comment

Mr. Seguin’s Goat (Alphonse Daudet)

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Coi mòi mình muốn học đòi làm con dê của ông Seguin rồi. Tới lúc chuồn đi rồi…

15 January, 2014 at 12:59 am Leave a comment

thời gian

ừ thì thời gian phủ bụi
miệt mài như sóng xô bờ
hết lớp này đến lớp khác
cát vẫn còn nguyên trơ trơ

ừ thì thời gian an ủi
nhẹ nhàng như gió buổi đầu
hát mãi mà lời xưa cũ
chẳng thay một dấu chấm câu

ừ thì thời gian quên lãng
giống như cây bưởi chết già
quên cây, quên cành, quên nụ
mà chưa quên được hương hoa

ừ thì thời gian kỳ diệu
có một phép màu tên ‘xa’
bơm hidro vào bong bóng
lại cột dây vào tay ta

14 January, 2014 at 9:53 pm Leave a comment

Discharge/Release From Bond Obligation

I received the “Discharge/Release From Bond Obligation” email today. Happy. Cliche but Thanks Singapore For Everything. I’ve paid my dues. I have always been given much more.

Now what, dunno ~.~

13 January, 2014 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Sum of Natural Numbers

1+2+3+4+5+… = -1/12

11 January, 2014 at 12:26 am 1 comment

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