Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 116 and 117, Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th March 2012

A new week has begun, and with it, the countdown for my a) upcoming Saudi council examinations and b) my vacation to India have also begun. The first item on the itinerary is the examination. This will be conducted by an independent agency that specialises in such examinations for almost all disciplines of education, viz. Prometrics. The format will be similar to the US examinations for entrance to graduate and post-graduate medical courses. I plan to appear for this examination on or around the 10th of April 2012. It is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 70 questions to be attempted in 2 hours. The passing percentage needed is 55% as per the website of the Saudi Council for Accreditation of Medical Specialities. I hope to be able to clear this exam and confirm my appointment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The second aim is to visit India in May, or perhaps, April-end. I intend to take my family for a vacation to the Eastern parts of India. Inshallah, this is something that will surely fructify. My daughters have promised to look into the various travel agents' offers and get some itineraries.

Yesterday, the wife and kids did some interesting shopping at the Phoenix store/mall. The major part of these purchases was for Inas, whose birthday falls on the 15th of this month, i.e. within 3 days from the time of my writing this blog entry. She bought a new pair of glares and some tee-shirts. I hope she likes her own things!

My ex-room mate Dr. Niaz arrived early on Saturday morning and it was nice to meet him once again after a break of almost 35-40 days. He looks a bit darker and has purchased a new pair of spectacles, as a result of which he looks much better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your wife and kids are in Phoenix? I missed some days. Do you mean Phoenix, Arizona? Or is that a store/mall name in the city they live in? I'm happy for you that you will soon be able to see them and enjoy a vacation with them. I wish you all the best for the upcoming test. 55%, wow, kinda scary that you can get it nearly half wrong and still pass. I hope the questions are so hard that it is okay to get up to 45% of them wrong. I will read again soon.