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tammy and tommy and kucing gendut's mini escapades

Postby tommy525 » 10 Apr 2014, 13:37

https://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtop ... adventures
(part two)

Well as promised. Part two comes to an end with tammy's Green Card. Part three we will focus on mini escapades with little kuching gendut (whopper's new indonesian name). And a few day treks and what nots.


little Kuching Gendut gets NO REST when mommy is around. She relentlessly chases him around our little joint.

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Had not been to Outback Steakhouse ( i often call it the Outhouse for short) for awhile, but tammy mentioned an online ad for a three course at OUtback for 11.99 !! That sounds like a deal !

OUtback doesnt open until 4pm on weekdays (noon on weekends).

So we went over there right at 4pm for a late lunch. Once you get there, the special is 14.99 and NOT 11.99 as advertised. When questioned the M'aitre D said it only applied to "selected" restaurants. And obviously they were not "selected" then.

He said he would honor this for us "just this time".

I said , its ok, didn't matter really but its nice when ads are true.

Anyways. my starter was tortilla soup, she had the caesar's salad. My entree was a six ounce sirloin and hers was a chicken and shrimp with rice kind of thing. I finished up with a carrot cake while she went for the included cheese cake. I had a mai tai at the 4 to 6pm special price of 4 bucks. She went for an ice tea.

When the bill came it was still 14.99 instead of 11.99 . I didnt mention it. Paid the 39 something including tax and added 6 for tips.

I wouldve gone at 14.99 but its nice if chains would honor their own ads though. Just would've been more proper. Outback is pretty good food. One wishes the steak could be a bit better cut but then the price would be higher.

Walked around the mall a bit and took in an hours gym...................First time for me in years ! So i took it super easy. Just did a super light routine.

Afterwards, I was suprised that she was HUNGRY AGAIN. Whats up with these young ladies? She eats three times what I do and yet weighs nothing.

She opted for chipotle. I just nibbled along.
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Re: tammy and tommy and kuching gendut's mini escapades !

Postby tommy525 » 11 Apr 2014, 00:07

More drivel about health care. So Kaiser is one of the big hospital groups around here and a lot of companies use them for employee health care. A lot of companies pay 100pct for their employees and a percentage (often 50pct) for spouse and/or children.

Health care is very expensive in America. A proper full care package costs about 750 dollars a month for me.

Kaiser offers a full coverage and also one with a high deductible at a much cheaper rate (something like 450 a year). This means that you will pay up to a max of about 8000 a year and then the rest is covered by the hospital insurance company.

USed to be, we get an annual physical , along with all the required blood tests . And that along with any doc visits are only 10 per visit. We have to pay a bit for meds, say 10 to 20 bucks usually if any needed. At least for me. Others may vary.

Now my company has found a way (insurance companies are always finding ways to muscle in on new biz) to "insure" the 8000 max "loss" per year with another insurance company. So basically the total package costs less to the company. The second insurance company will take the risk that most people wont use up even the max loss of 8000 a year and they will come up winners.

So now, instead of Kaiser charging me 50 for the emergency room visit my wife did a few months ago. They now presented a bill for around 1500 dollars ("actual costs was around 6500, but their own insurance covered most of it down to about 1500). Which i then presented (by way of taking a pic of the bill and emailing ) to the second insurance company. Who was then supposed to pay the remaining bill. All good and dandy. Except they have NOT yet paid the remainder of the bill and its been 2 months and I keep getting the bill reminder from Kaiser !!

So more paperwork does NOT make the road smoother. In the past I would've just had to fork over 50 for the visit and DONE. Nothing more to do.

Today Tammy and myself are off to get our annual physical. Its just a quick once over by the doc and some blood tests.

Normally I would be paying 10/each for this and DONE. But now I wonder how long this whole thing will take to get resolved.

Bet I get some HUGE bill for this, which is then paid mostly by Kaisers own insurance and then I have to go through the whole shebang of presenting for second payment, etc and et al.

And through all this I wonder exactly how much my company saves per employee??? Maybe its only something like 50/month? But i guess it all adds up.

I wonder if the USA can just adopt Taiwans medical system? Or some version of it, not likely to bankrupt the country?


Here's gendut looking like he spotted a mouse.
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Re: tammy and tommy and kuching gendut's mini escapades !

Postby Chris » 11 Apr 2014, 00:15

Sure it's not "kucing kentut" (fart cat)?
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Re: tammy and tommy and kuching gendut's mini escapades !

Postby tommy525 » 11 Apr 2014, 00:22

Chris wrote:Sure it's not "kucing kentut" (fart cat)?


Ha, well that would ME , because i tend to let out some that can lift the space shuttle !
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Re: tammy and tommy and kucing gendut's mini escapades !

Postby tommy525 » 12 Apr 2014, 21:53

Took a look at Tammy's Green Card. IT really is a light green color again. Apparently it stopped being green for awhile but is now green again :) Same size as a drivers license, so it fits in wallets easily.

It comes in a little paper sleeve that says that you should keep it in the sleeve to "stop electronic devices from communicating with your green card" . Say what? And this paper sleeve (doesn't look like its made out of anything special) is able to do that?

And one is supposed to carry it at all times, as well. Apparently that is the law. Does everyone really carry their green card around at all times. Or in reality not?

Also as mentioned she only has one name in her passport. So she is only Tammy. And this created a whole host of problems with names.

The US govt calls someone who only has one name FNU (stands for First Name Unknown) and then the one name as the last name.

This meant that we got married as Tommy BlahBlah and FNU Tammy. She couldve taken my last name at that time or kept her original name. But then she would've become FNU BlahBlah instead of FNU Tammy.

She could only do FNU as the first name, no matter what. And later apparently all we can do is call her
FNU TAmmy BlahBlah. with TAmmy as her MIddle name. But legally she will remain FNU Tammy or FNU Tammy BlahBlah.

What a convoluted mess. All because her parents did not put a LAST NAME for her.

IF she had a last name, she couldve become Mrs. Tammy BlahBlah no problem.

So we got her a Social Security card in the name FNU Tammy.
And got her a bank account in the name FNU Tammy.

But her green card comes back as Tammy BlahBlah.

So now what? I supposed we can change her bank account (which doesnt really matter I don't think) to Tammy BlahBlah. And I think the social security admin will be able to issue a new card (with the same number) as Tammy BlahBlah. Well Im hoping.

But is this her legal name now because the green card says so, or what? I am confused.

OR is the court name when we got married her offcial name?

And whats worse when she flies she has to comply with airline policy.

Airline policy goes by her passport name when flying internationally. And we had to ask the each airline how to put her name. As airlines are very particular about names.

So on EVA Air we had to put MS> as her first name and Tammy as her last. So she is MS. TAMMY.

On Singapore Airlines they want her First Name as Tammy and her Last Name as Tammy as well.

So she is Tammy Tammy.

In the USA they just want you to go with the ID you are travelling with. So she flew as FNU Tammy.

And now i suppose she can fly as Tammy BlahBlah, to go with her Green Card. But only in the USA as a passport is not needed to fly. She will have to comply with her passport name when flying internationally though and each airline has a different policy. What if she is flying on two different airlines but booking at same time. What name should be used if the airline has a different policy?

THis is such a complete f*ck up !

She said she can have her name and new passport issued in INdonesia with the name Tammy BlahBlah. HOpefully this will then make things easier.

But is this her legal name? What is her legal name? The name given at the court when we married ? Which is FNU Tammy or is it now Tammy BlahBlah in keeping with the green card? .

Will the green card have to be reissued under FNU Tammy ? Hope not as this will be a super convoluted mess. Or what is what?

Why does anyone in the world only give their child ONE NAME ?? They dont realize that in the western world this is simply not done.

I don't know what kind of hurdles (if any) I will get getting her social security card sorted out and all that.
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Postby headhonchoII » 13 Apr 2014, 07:48

tommy525 wrote:More drivel about health care. So Kaiser is one of the big hospital groups around here and a lot of companies use them for employee health care. A lot of companies pay 100pct for their employees and a percentage (often 50pct) for spouse and/or children.

Health care is very expensive in America. A proper full care package costs about 750 dollars a month for me.

Kaiser offers a full coverage and also one with a high deductible at a much cheaper rate (something like 450 a year). This means that you will pay up to a max of about 8000 a year and then the rest is covered by the hospital insurance company.

USed to be, we get an annual physical , along with all the required blood tests . And that along with any doc visits are only 10 per visit. We have to pay a bit for meds, say 10 to 20 bucks usually if any needed. At least for me. Others may vary.

Now my company has found a way (insurance companies are always finding ways to muscle in on new biz) to "insure" the 8000 max "loss" per year with another insurance company. So basically the total package costs less to the company. The second insurance company will take the risk that most people wont use up even the max loss of 8000 a year and they will come up winners.

So now, instead of Kaiser charging me 50 for the emergency room visit my wife did a few months ago. They now presented a bill for around 1500 dollars ("actual costs was around 6500, but their own insurance covered most of it down to about 1500). Which i then presented (by way of taking a pic of the bill and emailing ) to the second insurance company. Who was then supposed to pay the remaining bill. All good and dandy. Except they have NOT yet paid the remainder of the bill and its been 2 months and I keep getting the bill reminder from Kaiser !!

So more paperwork does NOT make the road smoother. In the past I would've just had to fork over 50 for the visit and DONE. Nothing more to do.

Today Tammy and myself are off to get our annual physical. Its just a quick once over by the doc and some blood tests.

Normally I would be paying 10/each for this and DONE. But now I wonder how long this whole thing will take to get resolved.

Bet I get some HUGE bill for this, which is then paid mostly by Kaisers own insurance and then I have to go through the whole shebang of presenting for second payment, etc and et al.

And through all this I wonder exactly how much my company saves per employee??? Maybe its only something like 50/month? But i guess it all adds up.

I wonder if the USA can just adopt Taiwans medical system? Or some version of it, not likely to bankrupt the country?


Here's gendut looking like he spotted a mouse.
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They artificially raise the prices at the start as insurance companies then get the contracts discount price. This is what happens when you get layers of middle men involved all taking their cut.
Now that insurance coverage is baked into the system it's going to be even harder to go to a direct cash per service system. The fee will be outrageous due to the artificial pricing scheme at the start.
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Postby tommy525 » 14 Apr 2014, 00:11

Went to see RIO 2 yesterday with tammy. Really fun and uplifting movie. She really enjoyed it and I had a smile throughout. Go see it, its better then you think !

Also on the subject of Starbucks. Yes, it seems, I don't know if you see/feel the same. But it seems that people are often on edge there, waiting in line. STarbucks is expensive, you know you are being fleeced and somehow you expect everything to be fast and just PERFECT.

I was there yesterday in downtown Walnut Creek and it was a madhouse. The crew did a great job getting orders filled and all that.

Even so, while waiting for MY drink, i could just feel the stress level there.

Some white chick in super tight jeans. She was probably early forties and probably shouldn't be dressed quite like that. She was dressed like some of the other gals there who are in their 20s. I mean , shes still got a hot bod and likes to show it, but maybe .... its time to tone it down just a whizz?

Anyways, she got her drink of hot choco or something. Left the store with it, and then came back and said something about it not being just right. So the crew had to stop the line and remake her drink. Maybe its an attention deficit thing? Where now the whole line has to give her attention?

I'd like Tammy to work in a small Starbucks, rather then this high stress , fast paced downtown store with stressed out, uppity people.

I feel kinda stressed at sTarbucks because I know im being ripped off and yes I also feel my stuff had bettter come out RIGHT.

2 buck 30 for a croissant? 2 bucks for 3 madelline cookies? ITs fricking highway robbery.

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Postby tommy525 » 22 Apr 2014, 15:30

Careful monitoring of genduts daily treat intake has resulted in him losing 1 kg ! Now he's only 9.5kg !

Tammy and I have endeavored to go to the gym across the street 3 times a week. So far she's been keeping it up but I'm just starting to get into the swing of things.

Been out of the gym for years and my goodness, it shows.

I am glad they have a gym across the street again. And cheap too. Basic membership is only 10/month with , I think a once a year payment of 40 bucks or something like that. 17/month adds the ability to use the water jet massage. Which i tried tonight and its not bad.

The key I guess is go keep going to the gym. Over doing it and then not going anymore is what NOT to do.

IF I can stick to a light routine 3 times a week, I should start to see results in a few months I guess.
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Postby Ermintrude » 22 Apr 2014, 16:20

I think the Starbucks thing is because it sell the idea of relaxation and comfort and luxury and a place apart from work and hassle when it reality it's shit and depressing and industrial. When you are paying such a hugely marked up, you do feel some entitlement to a good experience, product and service. However, a lot of people just never developed the manners and good grace to deal with reigning that in when things go 'wrong' and aren't assertive enough to get what they want without acting like a dick. Women in particular are bad at this. They either suck up whatever it thrown at them and get passive aggressive or they act like massive twats when they don't get what they want.

Oh, and I dress pretty much the same as I did 20 years ago. Like a teenage emo boy.
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Postby tommy525 » 22 Apr 2014, 23:51

LOL. Well i certainly can't dress like I did 20 years ago because i cant fit in those clothes.

Yes, people seem very uptight at STarbucks. I feel for those people serving there. They are not making bank but yet have to deal with the bad side of a lot of people. Everyone is so exacting in how they want their 4 dollar mochafrapwhatchamacallit to turn out and the hot pastrami sammiches had better turn out just right or else !

I like 85c in Taiwan better. Fair prices, good drinks and cakes , etc. They have one or two in LA now I hear doing huge business. Maybe they will bring Starbucks prices down a bit.

The really freaky people are the men who are wearing backwards facing baseball caps, those pants that are longer then shorts but shorter then long pants and they are pushing 60. That fashion is ok for their grand kids but who are THEY foolin ? The teenage chicks won't be.
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