Sunday, August 30, 2015

A strange roadblock

I've been driven to posting this entry on account of a very strange problem.
Bank PINs are a necessary evil. Modern society has adjusted to making peace this it. I've had my fair share of PINs. They were a pain but never
a problem.
But that was until today. I opened a Citibank account in New York recently. All was well. And then I received my PIN in an envelop...except that the PIN rectangle was a blank!
In desperation, I turn to calling the number pasted on my debit card. After following the formalities, they asked me for my SSN. I'm new to the US and have no SSN. What on earth am I to do?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lower Manhattan

Visited the following places yesterday:
Statue of Liberty (watched from afar, Lower Manhattan)
Wall Street
NYSE
The Bull
Brooklyn Bridge (watched from afar)
One World Trade Centre (went to the observation deck, 100th floor)
Empire State Building
Times Square
NASDAQ

Subhasish was a godsend. It was so wonderful to enjoy these last 2 days with this selfless friend. Wish we could spend some more time together. Loneliness will begin to bite from this evening when he returns to Michigan.

I hate blinds. Why can't people use good old curtains?

Friday, August 21, 2015

I'm in USA!

A dream has finally come true...and yet I cry within. I miss Asha and Ari. They are my life, my universe, my everything.
Life teaches you lessons in strange ways.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tomorrow promises to be a long day...literally.