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Life Updates, as promised

Okay, so a lot has been going on in life since July....and I guess it's time to update you all about the same.

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.


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Sep. 15th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Hiya Bro..AWesome news..Go ahead with yer job for now, and have fun..All the Best..
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
All the best.
Sep. 15th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
all best dude :)
Sep. 15th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
Sorry, that was me...forgot to log in :)

(no subject) - fox2mike - Sep. 15th, 2006 08:45 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 15th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
Shyam i wont be able to meet you when the rest have planned, will u be free( at home ) in the evening say at 6?
Sep. 15th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
No maga, might get back only by say 1930 or 2000. Last day at work today. What about Sat (airport?)
Sep. 15th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
Awesome news ... But you promised to meet us ... :'(

Will drop in when I'm passing through s'pore.
Sep. 15th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Wow.. This is short notice. Regardless, best of luck man.. And have fun. Singapore is a beautiful place :)
Sep. 15th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
All the best and have a blast :)
Sep. 15th, 2006 05:38 am (UTC)
All the Best... Have loads of fun :)
Sep. 15th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
All the Best !
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:06 am (UTC)
Good decision dude.
all the best to you.
A masters is just a degree too, after a few years in the field you realize you never really needed it in the first place(Atleast thats the excuse I give myself, being just a grad).
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
And if you really want a masters, a Business management masters makes more sense for paapi paet
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
I am in South-East Asia. Can you come down to meet me? Please?
Sep. 15th, 2006 08:44 am (UTC)

I will, sometime.
(no subject) - popcorn09 - Sep. 15th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - louiswu - Sep. 22nd, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Sep. 15th, 2006 08:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, shall do :)
Sep. 15th, 2006 10:59 am (UTC)
Congrats Dude. All the best. Have fun :)
Sep. 15th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
All the best!
Sep. 15th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
Congrats, r0ck on!
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