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.
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.
I never imagined that I would get the chance to visit the United States this soon in my life. I was very happy when Pramod dai informed me that my US visit has been scheduled for Feb 2019. Initially, I was worried about the journey as the route was completely new to me. But when I knew that Neeraj Dai was also traveling with me, all those fears went out. We headed towards Doha via Qatar Airways on Jan 31. The second flight from Doha to Boston was relatively hard for me as I couldn’t sleep on the plane. Watching the flight status and exploring the outside from the plane window, we reached Boston at 3:30 and then we headed towards our apartment. Ashay dai, Suresh Dai, Jyoti, and Wishrut were there to welcome me. Ashay dai gave me some quick guidelines and familiarised me with the US culture. When I reached there, Wishrut was backpacked and ready to leave the US. I saw that my time would come soon too.
Imagine, (all the people, living for today – could not help it!) flying out at 2 am in the morning and getting to your destination at 2 pm in the afternoon the same day but you have actually been on the journey for more than 24 hours. The temporal paradox is a mindboggling concept and the idea of time travel is too big for my little head, but the way I felt it, January 2019 was the month when I travelled back in time. “720 precious hours, spend it wisely!”, was the constant voiceless thought in my head and the bad news was as we all know, time flies, but the good thing, I was the pilot.
“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” as quoted by Jamie Lyn Beatty, My soul was overwhelmed when I was chosen for an official visit to the US. This was one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life. On Nov 30, at around 12 in the noon, I departed from […]
Travelling places is always fun for memories and experiences we collect and what better than the United States in October 2018 which was exciting in every ways. Qatar Airways took off at 2 AM from Kathmandu, transited through Doha and took me to Boston. Doha transit was amazing for me to see range of diverse […]
I felt lucky and overwhelmed when I was told that my flight has been confirmed for USA on 30th May, 2018. I along with my colleagues Pratik and Barsesh had only few days to prepare for this trip. We flew from Kathmandu airport to Boston via Abu Dhabi. We took taxi from Logan airport to Deerwalk Lexington office where Sushant and Abanish were waiting for us.
On first of June, together with my two colleagues, I headed to The States again. Unlike the cold and snowy winter, Boston summer seemed to be delightful with the ocean breeze making me want to indulge in different activities immediately after landing in the Logan Int’l Airport. With all the luggage tucked in the cab, my colleagues beside me and the memories of my last visit fresh on my mind, we reached Ashay Dai’s place; our home for the next four months.
On May 30th 2018, I along with Pratik and Barsha started our official visit to US. Our flight was at around 9:10 pm in the evening which was headed towards Boston, our final destination via Abu Dhabi as the transit city. After landing in Boston we took a cab to our office where we got to meet our Deerwalk team members and our US based office. There I got to know about the different tasks and challenges we had to tackle with completely new environment from what we have in Nepal.