Thank you all for your good wishes. I hope you had a good Christmas.
I have been back in Kuala Lumpur now for just over three weeks; really busy here, getting to know the >85 lecturers and professors at the dental school and helping with the setting up of a new unit for oral care of patients with special needs. There is a whole new postgraduate building that is being commissioned with new units, etc. So a lot of planning for this needed. Also plans for a specualist TMD/orofacial pain clinic. The undergrad curriculum is moving towards integrated diagnostic and treatment planning and I will most probably be involved with this too.
The staff here are all very nice and i have had dinner at the Dean's home, an alumni karoake evening for farewell to the retiring Director of Dental Services, and been driven home by 3 different colleagues! Was last Thursday at a student conference where the 5th years were presenting their project work. I am also catching up with former classmates and colleagues. It is a great feeling - being welcomed home.
I am living at my mum's home which is just 3 miles away from work. She is really happy that I am back home after being away so long! I have been looking around for a nice place to rent/ buy. Will probably settle for a condo apartment. Am taking a taxi to and from work as I also still have to buy a car. Hope I don't get too used to being chauffeured!
Best wishes to all for a Happy and Prosperous New Year.