The price for the Senior Pass (previously called the Golden Age Passport) will increase from $10 (set in 1994) to $80 later this year (2017). You are eligible to purchase a Senior Pass if you are US citizen or permanent resident age 62 or older.
Whenever we hear about Memorial Day, the 3 day long weekend comes to mind straightaway. We start making our plans for the long break and are so happy and excited that we often forget the reason behind celebrating Memorial Day.
Thanksgiving 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.
Let’s celebrate the upcoming Father’s Day with 5 great gift ideas! We are just 2 weeks away from Father’s Day on June 19, 2016. While our mother got the beautiful flowers and breakfast in bed, the Dads among us deserve kudos for their contributions to our family.
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.
Let’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.
Happy New Year to all of you, whether you are ethnic Chinese or not! New Year celebrations always bring out our positive outlook for the future. You may already be familiar with the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, namely, the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
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.
The 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.