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21 Nov

Giving Thanks for the Fall Harvest, the American Way

Giving Thanks for the Fall Harvest, the American WayThanksgiving is an annual national holiday commemorating a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. It is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. While the Canadians celebrate their Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. For many of us, Thanksgiving is about a 4-day holiday that includes a family get-together, extensive dinner and not forgetting ‘Black Friday’ the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Let’s look at the history behind Thanksgiving.

24 May

7 Tips for Buying Visitor Insurance

7 Tips for Buying Visitor Insurance

Last month I was shocked to read a post on Facebook. The mother of a friend had suffered a stroke during her visit to the USA! She had partial brain damage and was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit. To make matters worse, her visitor insurance coverage ran out in just two days. Her family needed to raise money quickly to complete the treatment so that she could return to India. I was really sad to hear the news. According to her family, she had undergone pre-trip medical tests that were necessary for the insurance and was given clearance by the doctors to travel to the USA.

2 May

Celebrate East-Meets-West Mother’s Day

Celebrate East-Meets-West Mother’s DayLet’s be honest. There’s no one who loves you, or worries about you more than your mother so start planning now to thank her and make her feel extra special this Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is a time of the year when we all unite to celebrate motherhood around the world. Mother’s Day in the United States is held annually on the second Sunday of May. This year it will be celebrated on May 8th. Many of us have made plans to celebrate Mother’s Day in our own way. Some like to eat out or cook mother’s special recipe, buy favorite gifts, visit their mother or invite their mother to celebrate with them.

18 Jan

Reminder About US Customs When Our Parents Visit The USA

Chinese Sausages-Chinese New Year In addition to being excited to see our parents again when they visit us in the USA, we also look forward to the favorite foods and spices they bring, which are hard to find here.  However, it is important to remind them that meat products and fresh fruits are not allowed to be taken to the USA. They should not try to sneak any onboard, even though they think they are doing us a favor. 

28 Dec

New Year Fun In Bay Area

 

New Year Eve-Fire WorkThe year 2015 is finally coming to an end. It’s time to look back at what we have achieved professionally and personally, and also reflect on our challenges this year. Some of us may have received a promotion or bought a new house or had a newborn added to their family . Others may have lost a job or had a rough patch during 2015. So it’s time to celebrate our good times, learn from our mistakes, and above all, make new resolutions. Let’s celebrate the last few days of 2015 and extend a warm welcome to the year 2016.