The Kaka Kronicles – episode #5

Where grand plans and strategies are made to leverage crow competencies.

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And I am not kidding on the elderly parent care outsourcing bit.

Today was a very interesting day. I played game #3 (Constaball) in the afternoon. This was the “Parking Violation” variation. Later, I was informed by my office that I had to produce 4 photos for a Swiss visa. Like Immediately. No problems. I walked across to Camera Citi (on Cathedral Road) and told them ‘4 Swiss visa photos’. The man at the counter looked at a large reference card detailing the visa photo specifications of each country and then asked me to step into the studio. Which was when I realized that I was wearing jeans and a black T-shirt (Friday dressing and all), and visa photos usually require something vaguely resembling formal wear. No praablem saar, the cameraman assured me, and proceeded to reveal a grayish large blazer and a bright red tie. So I took a photo wearing a Black T-shirt, Gray blazer and bright red tie.

I hope the Swiss don’t mind.

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  1. They will mind, dude. They will. No matter, though as weevil all manage one way or the other. I’ve been reading you for a month or so now and I must say you are entertaining. I loved the podcasts.

    Thank you πŸ™‚
    Ashok

  2. He he he, I went to the same place Camera Citi and they gave me the blazer and tie too, luckily I was wearing shirt. But instead of me insisting on a pure White background, they digitally changed it to Cream-ish. But whatever, I love this system of having blazers and ties in the photoshop. Who says that only foriegn countries have easy lives πŸ˜‰

  3. Oemar/Ashok,
    They not only have ties and blazers, but they have combs and mirrors, too! A small plastic wrapped piece of soap the size of a five rupee coin, and they could actually get into the business of renting out rooms for businessmen….

  4. Well, wait until you have to apply for a resident visa for Indonesia.

    They want like 4 sets of pp shots in ascending sizes, four each, so 16 in all.

    Compounds when you need to apply for the entire family. I could see the guy grow rich in front of my eyes.

    Therefore, if you see Indonesians next to you at the Lake Bar in Geneva next, you can be sure it is one of the photoshop mafia-either that or Suharto’s cronies.

  5. I second Clarissa..you HAVE to show us the picture. You may opt for a photoshopped face, you know, in case you’re uncomfortable with the whole revealing thing..

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