I am not talking about I skipped kendo tonight for a birthday dinner (mine!)...
Just that the first thing I know after stepping into my flat - London is exploding here and there!!!
8 hours before walking into the Police HQ - there's always incidents that aid my insomnia.
Is this what is called as "life as an 23-year-old adult"???
With the noise from the overnight thunderstorm, I managed about 3 hours of sleep, and arrived the Police HQ at 8.00am.
I filled out another form which allows me to apply for Police Constable if in case I failed the Inspector application. And then in the "Other Skills" section, I ticked the boxes for "Fluent Mandarin" and "Computer Skills", while adding "Kendo 2nd Dan" to the provided blank space.
All went smoothly when the recruitment officer checked my online application form - until when he asked for my academic records...
Officer Soo: "We will need the original transcript from your university."
Mingshi: "... These are all I got from them." (showing off my undergrad and postgrad certs)
Soo: "You need to get the transcript from your UK uni. I'll give you 6 weeks. Just pop in and tell the officer on duty that you've filled in the forms but just have to show the transcripts."
Soo: "You can leave now."
Maybe I shouldn't have worried about the eyesight test too much, because... I didn't even managed to get into the rooms....!!!! When people say no employer will ask for university records, they obviously lied!!!
I'll have to make IDD calls now. God knows how fast the British works... Argh...