NetBanking Chores

Banking is hard work. Net banking is complicated and long drawn out. I feel like I just went 10 rounds with a professional boxing heavyweight champion and that is just from sitting in my cozy bedroom at my desk and trying to activate something in two of my bank accounts. I wonder what would happen if I actually had to go to both banks in person.

All I wanted was to transfer some money from my bank account (HDFC) to my PayPal account. I haven’t really used PayPal for much other than receiving payment for freelance blogging but now I wanted to make a purchase from ebay for a product that only accepts payments via PayPal. Since it is an international option it is made in dollars and hence Paypal is understandable. Now I’ve only made payments from the Indian ebay website and I purchase that was from the US but it was done with the Indian ebay section and hence it was ok to make a payment via debit card/banking account. I don’t have a credit card yet.

So I called up both HDFC’s and ebay’s helpline to guide me through the process and now have to wait 4 hours or so for the process to be activated. But it was a chore to do so and also in between the process the power went out which stopped my internet and I had to wait for that to come back before proceeding. Bah! it’s still easier than going there in person.

Get To Know You Questions

A friend on Facebook posted 30 questions that she’d hoped her FB friends would answer in an effort to get to know them better. She gave her own answers and I have mine shared over here.

1. What time did you get up this morning? A. 8:45 am but it’s usually 9 am (for this shift)

2. How do you like your steak? A. medium

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? A. Haven’t been to a theatre since 2005 April

4. What are your favorite TV shows? A. The Walking Dead, 19-2, Arrow, Game Of Thrones too many to quote currently. Star Trek (all 5), Stargate (all 3), etc etc etc

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? A. Canada

6. What did you have for breakfast? A. dosa & coconut chutney

8. Do you have wearable art? A. I AM A WEARABLE ART

7. Hobby or pass time? A. Watching movies, wasting time on the Internet, going to get a drink/coffee.

8. Favorite salad dressings? A. Thousand Island

9. Do you collect anything? A. dvds, starting a model/kit collection soon

10. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? A. Empty

11. Where would you want to retire? A. dunno yet

12. Favorite time of day? A. evening 5am-7pm if I am at home especially.

13. Where were you born? A. Kuwait City (Indian national though)

14. What is your favorite sport to watch? A. Football (not NA football), NHL hockey, sometimes tennis


16. People watcher? A. Sometimes.

17. Last book you read? A. Can’t remember. It’s been a while.

18. Pets? A. No, unless you count the crow who comes almost every morning to my balony and who I leave out fod for.

19. Are you in love right now? A. Sigh, no!

20. Best childhood memory? A. Hanging out with my cousins n’ playing game!

21. Ever been married? A. No. Some guys have all the luck

22. Things that annoy you? A. Too many things but mostly people who want to impose their beliefs on you and everyone else

23. Favorite pizza topping? A. Cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms & BACON

24. Favorite film ever? A. Cannot pick just one.

25. Favorite ice cream? A. anything chocolate with a few nuts

26. Favorite fast food restaurant? A. Subway.

28. Last person you went out to dinner or clubing with? A. My 2nd cousin. No clubbing.

29. What are you listening to right now? A. Poison

30. What is your favorite color? A. Purple and various shades of it