I’ve proudly been on the internet for almost twenty five years. In the beginning, the barrier to entry to get a website – with a custom domain name and decent hosting – was incredibly difficult – and many people were pining to gain an unprecedented publicity with the internet. Once blogs became readily available, lots […]
It’s official: after quite some time I finally became a dual United States/Canadian citizen. I moved to Canada in 2007 (married a Canadian girl and decided to take the plunge) and didn’t look back.
The process was actually a bit lengthier than I thought. First, one needed to live in Canada for 3 out of 4 years (now they’ve changed it: it’s 4 out of 6), pay $200 for an application fee (now it’s $400), pass an exam and interview exam and interview with an immigration officer.
The application was interesting in that you really needed to supply everything. It took a long while to get everything in order, from school records to ID photos to entries/exits, among other things. In the middle of the process was what was called a “questionnaire,” which essentially amounted to an application on steroids. The purpose of that “questionnaire” was to trip you up in causing you to answer different information than the application which could/would delay the process. I soon would find out that no one was immune.
Story of my life sometimes 🙂 Courtesy of: http://www.funinmarriage.com/blog/2011/04/10/your-stuff-is-boring/
Note: There are a lot of Jewish phrases in this post that I honestly really don’t care to translate (sorry). Also, I’m not posting this so people will feel bad for me. If anything, that’s the last thing I want. I’m posting this because I feel the time is right for others to know how special […]
Recently, a friend of mine pointed out that an Israeli media company actually showed Chutzpah by using my Facebook profile picture without my explicit written permission or consent, creating a fake Facebook profile “Yeshayahu Liss (ישעיהו ליס),” living in Tel Aviv Israel, and going forward with it. In the video ad for Yediot Sefarim, a girl […]
In light of all the 9/11 testimonials, allow me to throw mine into the hat. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a bright, sunny Tuesday morning in Brooklyn on September 11, 2001. I was living in Flatbush at the time, had already gone to Synagogue for morning services, had scarfed down breakfast, […]
I am very happy to announce that after 7 gruelling years I finally earned my Masters of Science degree in Management/Information Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology. The fact that I pulled through after all these years shows a tenacity on my part in overcoming a major challenge, one that even I’m impressed about. Here’s how it […]
****UPDATE – January 28, 2013*** I just went to pay my bill online and saw that my required payment came out to EXACTLY $180 LESS than what it stated in the bill. I will assume now that the next months’ bill will reflect what the deduction is about! ————————————————————– I last updated everyone with my […]
Earlier I posted about my experience with Best Buy, Rogers, and an iPhone 5 that was advertised for much lower than if I had gotten it straight at Rogers. Since that happened, I took the matter to Twitter and tweeted to both Rogers (@RogersHelps) and Best Buy’s (@BBYCanada) support accounts, and first and foremost, was […]
Monday morning, August 13, 2000. Brighton Beach at West 8th Street. My friend and I, each at the time 17 years old, went to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) to apply for the Learners Permit exam. At the time, getting those 6 points of ID was really difficult. A passport was worth 4 points, […]