My First USA Trip

Well, I remember being in Undergraduate college, going to USA to work for an IT company, was a dream and thats not true for me only but everyone else too in India. But later when I was doing my Masters/Graduation, I realized that there is no better than India and I never opted to go abroad. Even during my final term during my graduation, I opted out of a Singapore company assignment at Singapore to stay back in India and worked for Motorola Labs at Bangalore. Then, when I got the job at Oracle, it was all good. And after 4 months of service, I got an opportunity to visit the Headquarters at Redwood Shores, USA. Redwood City is very near to San Francisco in the California state, the elite silicon valley of the world. All my process happened in two weeks in India and I was prepared to fly. Parents came down to Bangalore to see me off at the Airport. The travel was to fly backwards in time in the globe. I started on 15th Dec morning from Bangalore and reached San Francisco same day evening. The Singapore Airlines is good and the crew is really nice. I reached Singapore same day evening at around 4.30 pm Singapore time and after 50 minutes, I was set to fly to San Francisco to reach there on the same day evening at 6.30 pm US time. But don’t go by the timings as I flew for almost 5 hrs in the first flight and 21 hrs in the second flight. This was my first International flight experience. The second flight though, stopped at Hong Kong Airport for a while. I booked the cab to the Hotel. The company has made my stay at Hyatt Summerfield Suites at Belmont. Staying at Hyatt chain of hotels is really elite and all the arrangements are quite comfortable except that they don’t provide Lunch and Dinner and we have to arrange for them or eat outside. Started eating those Ready to made food and all out here and though, not completely out of the Jet Lag, sometimes get fast asleep at 7pm to wake up here at 2 am or so but now I am more controlled now. Had been to few restaurants now and bought some food items from the Malls. All the malls were too majestic and vast. Not to mention, Namaste Plaza, the pure Indian Mall with all the Indian-made Groceries. Its not yet even a week and I have already spent 100$, isn’t that great. The HQ is great with full of Indians and Chineses and I was drawn to conclusion that either Americans are too smart to be real good technologists or else they just do business with all left to the Indians and Chinese for the rest, atleast seems to be true in IT sector here. I have not really taken any videos or photos, so once I have them, will share all. Till now, I have been to just seen one restaurant only at Foster City of American Culture. Huge Majestic TV screens with lots of nice cool ambience, people talking everywhere. Beer and wine glasses being tossed, huge special Chicken meals, that we ordered with just Chicken and some additional add-ons like spinach, majestic huge boiled potatoes and all. The one most happening thing that happened there was Annahid. She was waitress serving us on our table and we, being pretty sure of her being an Indian, at last found her no to be. But not to forget, she was damn beautiful and gorgeous in her coat and pant and looked awesome to each one of us. I would definitely like to go there once a month or so till I am here just for her [Joking], but not to forget, the restaurant was damn costly. I don’t remember the name as of now but will update you all later. This weekend, I am going to LA and targeting to cover atleast Universal Studios and Disney World. Its definitely a great time to be here with so mush individual lightnings around on the ve of Christmas and New Year.
Not to forget again, I have got some good challenging work here but still I suck with some of the usual testing stuff I used to do for my India office with daily meetings with my Indian Manager here. I really suspect why people, that though Indian, don’t trust on the capabilities of their fellows. Anyways, everyone has their own way of working and I respect that. But the attitudes need to be changed, which I have always said and continue to do so. For me, daily status meetings sucks and that also beacuse we have come from India on some assignments here.
Ok, guys will update you on my LA tour next week. Till then, good bye.

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