This year I had the opportunity to visit Deerwalk U.S. office alongside my colleagues Ramesh Sapkota and Pratik Joshi. We left for the U.S. on 1st June from Tribhuwan International Airport filled with excitement.
I have seen countless images of many parts of the world and always had this desire to see as many places as possible and I was more than thankful when I was provided with the opportunity to visit the Deerwalk’s Lexington office. Ah ! my first travel overseas .Beyond excited. How could I not be ? When I sat on the plane there was a mixed feeling of excitement, happiness and nervousness; all at the same time.
A day full of excitement finally came when I packed my bags for three months long visit to the United States. Although I was a bit nervous about staying so far from home in a completely new place with new cultures and working environment, the feelings of nervousness soon disappeared as I boarded for my […]
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.
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 […]