I'd planned to join Portland State University to do my Masters this fall. Everything was fine until the visa officer at the American Consulate in Chennai saw that I was born in Dubai and had spent 12 years of my childhood there...reason enough for them to push my application into "additional adminstrative processing". Did someone say something about man proposing and god disposing?
Anyway, I was told that the processing will take upto 4 weeks and if it does extend beyond that, I'll need to check the website to see my status. It has been well beyond 4 weeks, still no status change and basically, I'm not going to be able to make it this fall.
In the meanwhile, I was offered a job with Ness Technologies at Singapore & after a wee bit of thinking, I decided to head to Singapore, since my US visa is just sitting for now.
I'm leaving for Singapore tomorrow night. Yeah, slightly short notice and a lot of things need to be sorted out before I leave. I'll be there for at least a year, if not more & am so looking forward to a lot of things, like the Malaysian GP 2007 as well as maybe a trip to Australia or atleast a few SE Asia trips (Cambodia, Thailand...)
I have less than 48 hours to leave and I've not started packing. Oh and if you're in/around Singapore, do drop in your details, I'll screen the post, try to call/meet up when I get there. Same applies to folks transiting through Singapore (I'm sure there'll be quite a few).
Oh and I've met a lot of wonderful folks in the last 6 months at HCL EAI. You all know who you are, thanks for everything and I'll miss all of you.