I was quite happy to have the opportunity to visit the US for the second time and meet everyone in our US office. Even though this was a very short trip of only 2 weeks, I got the most out of it. I reached Boston on May 19. Since it was spring, the weather was very pleasant during my stay. I got to enjoy a warm and sunny weather throughout my visit. I stayed in Ashay’s home. Ashay and his wife were very welcoming and helpful. During my stay, I traveled using Uber many times and I enjoyed talking to the Uber drivers and listening to their stories.
With the cloudy environment and the heavy rainfall from the early morning it seemed the hike wouldn’t be made out but with the courage and determination it was explored with beautiful moments.
At 6:30 am sharp, my alarm went off and I was like – ‘ Why should I wake up so early, that too on a weekend to clean some school? ‘. Who knew later it would turn out to be such a heartwarming event.
It’s been 13 years since I first started working professionally in the software industry. I’ve attended numerous call sessions to clear things out but a hands-on experience on the products and clients gives you a new insight about software life-cycle which basically sums up my visit to our US office.
On May 18th, Saturday, all hikers gathered at Deerwalk complex as planned. All hikers gathered at 6 in the morning and we left the office premises by 6:30. Our first stopping station was Dhulikhel. Reaching Dhulikhel took us about an hour where we had our breakfast.
DEERCLEAN, a great CSR initiative conducted by Deerwalk was started one year before on May 12, 2018. Deerclean is the event where each of the squads from Deerwalk is assigned to clean one of the government schools.
This was my very first 2 days hiking since joining Deerwalk and I was blessed with this opportunity to coordinate my colleagues over the 2 day period. Sending out participation email, selecting the hikers and managing transportation over the previous 3 days period had already provoked a certain sense of responsibility as well as excitement in me.
2018 being the wonderful year for me, I got the opportunity to visit the States again on October 31st. I was very exhilarated but also had edgy feelings and thoughts running inside my mind as it was a festive season here in Nepal as well. Just before the week of Tihar, my trip to states began and this time my stay was expected to be there for next 2 months. With the fresh remembrance from the last visit, I reached the Logon Airport and took a cab to the Ashay Dai’s place where Ajit Dai was waiting for me to have a Dinner together on my arrival.
After five years, I was back to the land of dreams United States of America. After 11 hours plus transit and 24 hours of a long journey from Kathmandu to Honk-Kong, then Hong-Kong to New York, I finally landed in the historic city of Boston. From my last visit, I remember Boston being a warm city, but this time Spring was bitterly cold – much colder than I expected.
On 27th and 28th of April Hiking club organized two days hike to Bandipur. There were a lot
of applicants willing to go for hiking. Among all 16 of us were selected. The journey started at 7 in the morning when everyone gathered in the college.