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Part 4: NRT-SIN
Part 5: Day 1 in Singapore
Part 6: Day 2 in SIN, Shabbos
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Part 8: Day 4 in SIN
Part 9: Day 1 in PEK
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Part 11: Day 1 in HKG
Part 12: Day 2 in HKG
Part 13: Day 3 in HKG, Shabbos
Part 14: Day 4 in HKG, flight to HND
Part 15: Tokyo; flight home

Author Topic: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo  (Read 47388 times)

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #260 on: February 14, 2016, 11:19:41 PM »
It's doable. I have a very busy equity partner in my firm who wanted to move to Israel. He works American hours in Israel and flies back once or twice a month.
That depends on the time difference. Sometimes working American hours can be smack in the middle of the night. LA is 10 hours behind Israel. Business hours on the west coast are 7pm-3am in Israel. Not ideal for most people, though I know some who do it.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #261 on: February 15, 2016, 12:11:06 PM »
Just finished - great job! Nice read, nice pictures, and glad you had a good time. Thanks for taking the time to write it up as we know how long that takes. Funny how that Tokyo Tower looks like the Eiffel Tower.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #262 on: February 15, 2016, 12:13:17 PM »
That's a lot easier than working on vacation abroad. Any tax professionals want to chime in on tax and work visa requirements if you bill hours abroad (I'm assuming in Yehoshua's case there isn't much of an issue, but in your and my case, there may be an issue)?
Some states may even consider that you are working in the state you are telecommuting to (NY, NJ and PA all do )
NJ made it famous with the Telebright case.
Israel, makes it a bit simpler with Olim, not sure of the exact details. "Tourists" never bother with a work permit...
The US will tax you on your worldwide Income regardless until you dump your citizenship

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #263 on: February 15, 2016, 12:18:50 PM »
Just finished - great job! Nice read, nice pictures, and glad you had a good time. Thanks for taking the time to write it up as we know how long that takes. Funny how that Tokyo Tower looks like the Eiffel Tower.
Thanks! Yup, they do look similar, except for the coloring (and I believe the Tokyo Tower is shorter, too). This time I opted not to post the whole thing at once for a change, but it sure makes it a lot easier to read the whole thing at once as opposed to in pieces over 2 weeks.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #264 on: February 15, 2016, 01:32:19 PM »
Thanks! Yup, they do look similar, except for the coloring (and I believe the Tokyo Tower is shorter, too). This time I opted not to post the whole thing at once for a change, but it sure makes it a lot easier to read the whole thing at once as opposed to in pieces over 2 weeks.
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I'd rather appreciate installments (of course when their forthcoming in due time like yours), because not always do I have the time to finish it all in one sitting in which case segments are better; and also one full report can be overwhelming at times. Just my .02

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #265 on: February 15, 2016, 01:34:24 PM »
-1 IMHO
I'd rather appreciate installments (of course when their forthcoming in due time like yours), because not always do I have the time to finish it all in one sitting in which case segments are better; and also one full report can be overwhelming at times. Just my .02
Well I'm glad I was able to publish it in a way that pleased you.  :)

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #266 on: February 15, 2016, 10:55:49 PM »
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Views from the 350th floor;
are there really 350 floors? google is quoting me way less. or is that because most floors arent actual floors?
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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #267 on: February 15, 2016, 10:57:34 PM »
are there really 350 floors? google is quoting me way less. or is that because most floors arent actual floors?
It's really 350m, buy they say it's a floor.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #268 on: February 15, 2016, 10:59:20 PM »
It's really 350m, buy they say it's a floor.
350m is at the very most 120 floors
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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #269 on: February 15, 2016, 11:52:28 PM »
Really enjoyed the tr, thanks for all the time and effort that went into writing it!
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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #270 on: February 16, 2016, 01:04:29 AM »
Really enjoyed the tr, thanks for all the time and effort that went into writing it!
Yw. I'm glad you enjoyed.