Friday, September 4, 2009


I was thinking of another subject for my next post. But I got tagged again by Insigniaji. This one seems to be quite light. So here I am:

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4 – “Sell to Open AAPL at Sep strike 175 for $1.40”. It is my options trading note book. AAPL is symbol for Apple, Inc. I do only covered call option. I do not go near naked call option.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can & catch air? – Oooh. I just gave a big left hook to my land line telephone and it fell down.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV? – I have been watching for the last 15 minutes on CNBC a program called “Squawk on the Street”. This is a pre-market business show just before the stock market opens.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is? – 6:15 AM

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time? – 6:17 AM

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? – I can hear 3 things. Voice from the TV, Washing Machine sound, and my wife yelling from upstairs: Yane ivvalavu seekram ezhunthutale? Coffee kondu varatuma? (Why did you get up so early? Should I bring Coffee for you?)

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing? – At 7 PM last night. Took the garbage can outside. Today is the garbage pickup day.

8. Before you started this Q&As, what did you look at? - My email.

9. What are you wearing?- Jeans and T-shirt.

10. When did you last laugh? – Last night. My wife was telling me what they do in villages to recoup the health faster for the women who gave birth recently. ROFL.

11. What is on the walls of the room you are in? – A big painting presented to me by my staff in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at the time of my transfer back to USA.

12. Seen anything weird lately? – Oh yes. Last Sunday, at the Livermore Hindu Temple. Some (not all) young men and women came to the temple wearing sleeveless t-shirt and shorts. They looked like they were going to a pool party. Disgusting. Will they go to a church or a mosque like that? Young men and women born and/or raised here in USA come with pant and shirt (man) and saree/salwar kameez (woman). Only some FOBs (Fresh Off the Boat) come in shorts.

13. What do you think of this quiz? - I thought this was going to be easy. But it is not. Makes me tell about me and what I think, more than what I want other people to know about me.

14. What is the last film you saw? – The Time Traveler’s Wife, starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. It is one of those gooey romantic mind-benders.

15. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy? - A brand new home in Dublin, California, with a bedroom for guests downstairs.

16. Tell me something about you that I dunno! - I had a life threatening operation 3 years ago.

17. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? - Want to eliminate graft and corruption.

18. Do you like to Dance? - Yeah, give me a couple of glasses of Merlot and I can go until early hours of the morning.

19. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? - We have 2 kids. First is a boy and then a girl. Girl’s name is Jambakam. We and her friends call her Jammu. She does not like the name Jambakam because in her opinion it is too long and does not sound modern.

20. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him? - His name is Ganesan. We call him Raja. His friends call him Gan.

21. Would you ever consider living abroad? – Lived in USA for most part of my life. Yes, will love to live in India for sometime.

22. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates? – Hey, Welcome back. I have noticed you enjoyed your life to full extent. I am jealous of you.

Since the people I know have already been tagged on this questionnaire, I am not tagging any one.


  1. hi SG

    I loved reading ur tag :)
    yup! options are relatively safer to invest :)

    enjoyed :)

  2. Thanks for your comments AS. Covered options are relatively safer to invest. Naked options are a big no no. It is ok, sometimes, in a bull market.

  3. First time here, and found this tag very unique:)

  4. loved this tag...It had so many variations...I laughed out loud at few points, while few made me really turned me into an analyst for a while...only for a while, n I decided i can't analyse anything, so quit..

  5. Thanks for taking it up SG.

    Your answers are so honest :-)

    Your answer to point 12 - Seen anything weird lately.

    FOBs get that unusual twang!! They feel they are more Americans than genuine Americans. They look down at others and throw an attitude. And sick that they come dressed as if going to a pool party when they visit temples.

    I have seen quite few of them dress that way in Livermore temple.

  6. Hahaha...loved this tag post of yours!!!

  7. Thanks for your comments Renu. And, welcome to my blog.

  8. Thanks for your comments Insignia. You had been to Livermore temple? Then, we were practially neighbors.

  9. Thanks for your comments Nazish.

  10. Thanks for your comments Neha. I am very interested to know what went through your mind when you were reading my blog. If you want, you can email me. I value your opinion.

  11. I was just a visitor to the US of A a couple of times SG :-)

    And I have been to Livermore temple quite a few times whenever I got a chance. And have volunteered there in packing prasadams on Saturdays. Once packed about 7 large trays of Laddus, around 500 of them :-)

    Nice temple.

  12. Cool Insignia. Livermore Gods will protect you all the time.

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  14. Thank you very much Nazish. I am honored.

  15. You'd been to Livermore temple. Do you by any chance live near San Jose?

  16. Thanks for your comments Gautam. No, I do not live near San Jose. I live 10 mintues from Livemore. Not the Dublin/Pleasanton side. Beyond Livemore, but with in 10 minutes. They are building a brand new city.