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by Raja
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Suraj san, looks like I was caught on TV during live telecast of the Tokyo Marathon. :mrgreen: Some KB employees spotted me. Must have been pretty good running weather . SHQs parents and sisters were video chatting with us in January about the record snowfall there, but the spring appears to be sha...
by Raja
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Suraj san, looks like I was caught on TV during live telecast of the Tokyo Marathon. :mrgreen: Some KB employees spotted me.
by Raja
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Phone, Tablet & Gizmo Thread
Replies: 252
Views: 46498

Re: Phone, Tablet & Gizmo Thread

Sammy is thinking about foldable phones.. I'd say, if they focus on getting fingerprint anywhere on the front screen, they would do a great service to mobile computing and security 2FA security. They did float the idea, but better get it out before appil does. And this >1000 bucks phone are insanit...
by Raja
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

They have a weird babudom rule that they cannot mail you back the passport after granting visa if you live within 100 mile radius. Total PITA to drive up to SF twice in 2 weeks. That’s why it’s not surprising they want applicant to pick up own Japani passport even if applicant is younger than the pa...
by Raja
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Khan passport has 1 use onlee - visa free travel to most places. The only visa I have is for chipanda. I have some pages full of Japani immigration sticker/stamps - they neatly align the new one next to the old one like arranging a stamp collection.
by Raja
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

No visa for Khans going to Japan. Not while Khans have littered that country with military bases for 50+ years.

Suraj san, they have a pickup authorization right on the receipt itself. When I strolled in thru the door, the guy at the counter spotted me right away and called me over.
by Raja
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

In the online reviews of the SF Japani consulate that stern lady finds many a mention. Looks like the Japani version of the infamous Chennai US consulate burkha lady who used to terrorize hapless F1 visa applicants.
by Raja
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Singha saar, get the toenail removed permanently. After I got my left big toe nail removed, I have no worries of it dying coz it has permanently attained moksha onlee. Ewww. I will take my chances on it regrowing each time. Pah! Such squeamishness does not suit such a SF warrior. Sometimes facing t...
by Raja
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Singha saar, get the toenail removed permanently. After I got my left big toe nail removed, I have no worries of it dying coz it has permanently attained moksha onlee.
by Raja
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

SHQ went to Japani consulate recently to apply for her multiple entry visa (insult to injury: $8 for Indians, free for Pakis :evil: :evil: ). I kept a sharp lookout for those stern Japani ladies Suraj san had once mentioned but looks like they weren’t around. Today I went to collect her passport bac...
by Raja
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Apparently Yoni was quite the worshiper of the Yoni. :mrgreen:
by Raja
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Purchased a used copy of the book Yoni’s Last Battle from Amazon. Opened it to realize it has Iddo’s autograph - apparently he had gifted it to someone. :mrgreen: For those who don’t know, Iddo and Yoni are Benjamin Netanyahu’s brothers and all 3 served in Sayeret Matkal. Yoni died leading the raid ...
by Raja
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Singha finished 5:57.
by Raja
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Jernail Singha trucking strong at the Mumbai marathon - crossed 29K in 3:55.
by Raja
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

That disparity is already there and will widen further. It will be interesting to see if that triggers riots on the scale of LA. I keep telling SHQ we need to move to Boulder. She went to school there and it’s the mecca of trail running. :lol:
by Raja
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

In the Bay Area they may not leave the state in hordes but will certainly move further to the east like we already see - to Dublin, Pleasanton and beyond.
by Raja
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

True that. It is indeed amazing that India has reached where it is despite Bandit ji, massa and his poodles. BTW I was not referring to India as one of the rudaali countries. India got sucked dry for 2+ centuries continuously. Even a WWII firebombing is nothing compared to that.
by Raja
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Heh heh....way ahead of them there. I always use sarkari Phone with its own data plan or a mobile hotspot for laptop for internet access. I never use the dushman’s network. :twisted: The Khans bombed Japan to hell (not including the 2 atom bombs) yet these guys built everything back including their ...
by Raja
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

^ I have found the Israelis to be to be tough negotiators as well. And unlike the Japanese they are not even polite One time had two of them come over , the younger guy was cool and ate whatever the Singaporean Chinese cuisine offered, but the oldie was hardcore he would touch no non-kosher food. C...
by Raja
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

If you calculate it based on your lot size area, the property tax I pay is ~1.55/sq ft and schools are good here. My lot size is in the ball park you mentioned (< 0.5 acre). But here that would be misleading since property tax is a function of sale price (yeah yeah assessed value - all the assessor ...
by Raja
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Posted here on GD’s request.... (originally it was shared with him privately onlee so abridged here): “3 days of continuous 12-14 hour negotiation sessions with the Japanis have finally come to an end. Running ultras definitely helped in this case otherwise these fellas have a way of bringing in fre...
by Raja
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

Marten mullah, I wish they had their chorporate offices in Nagoya castle. :)) :)) That is a beautiful place. Downtown Nagoya where I typically stay is all chi chi but go a little beyond and it’s become pretty drab pretty quickly. Even if you walk from Nagoya station to the castle you pass thru such ...
by Raja
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

I might be way off here, but my impression of Silicon Valley is that it very glamorous (to the outside world) to work there, the pay is high but the cost of living is high too, you can't save much unless you hit it rich (better chance than other places), and people live in matchboxes paying $2M+ pr...
by Raja
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

This time I took a SW munna with me to a very large Japani OEM's HQ. After watching him silently take in the drab HQ building with equally drab rooms, corridors and no Silly-con valley type luxuries, I asked him if he wanted to move here - the look of utter horror on the Silly-con valley munna's fa...
by Raja
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nukkad
Replies: 1349
Views: 218962

Re: Nukkad

This time I took a SW munna with me to a very large Japani OEM's HQ. After watching him silently take in the drab HQ building with equally drab rooms, corridors and no Silly-con valley type luxuries, I asked him if he wanted to move here - the look of utter horror on the Silly-con valley munna's fac...