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HSB016 – From Harvard University to Home Painting Projects via NAFSA Conference in Boston

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I started planning for this show since last night. When I was done, I had 10 items to discuss, from Home Projects, H4 EAD, H1B Updates to Recent Travel.

I said to myself, this is going to be one long show. Which means, I have to speak my hearts out for 20 to 25 minutes or maybe longer.  In the end, I have an another exciting show for you today.

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Topics Covered Today

  • Madhu’s Graduation from Masters in Global Innovation Management
  • Travel
    • To Atlanta
    • To Washington DC
    • To New York
    • To Niagara Falls
    • To #NAFSA15 Conference in Boston
    • Back to Washington DC
    • Back to Home
  • Home Painting Project for a Permanent Video Studio.
  • H4 EAD Updates
  • H4 EAD Tracker
  • H1B Visa 2016 Receipt Numbers
  • Instagram Updates
  • Overview of Video Interview with Father, Daughter and Son’s upcoming trip to China

Updates from Instagram

From Madhu’s Graduation Ceremony at NC State.  It was an emotional moment for us with the graduation. The floor is actually an Ice Rink for Ice Hockey in PNC Arena (where Carolina Hurricanes and NC State Basketball teams play). Now, do you know how can a basketball team and ice hockey can be played on the same place?

#NCState Graduation

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From Atlanta Coke Factory Museum

This is my third time to Atlanta. We went to Coke Museum and tasted the Beverly soda. Then we did the CNN Studio Tour, Aquarium, Temple and lot of shopping on the way back home at Gaffney Premium Outlets Mall in South Carolina.

And New York City

I’m went back in NYC after 8 long years and it was mesmerizing. My aunt was totally speechless after seeing the Times Square. One of my items in my  bucket-list is to live in the NYC for few months as a family.

It never fails to excite.

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Hello Boston for #NAFSA15

Here’s a video of Expo Hall from the NAFSA conference. I bet you can identify some famous names  (IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, ..). Check out my Instagram Feed for more videos and photos from the conference.

#nafsa15 Expo Hall.

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Malcolm Gladwell 

He’s one of the Top Thinkers I have ever known. Just read his books – Outliers, Tipping Point, Blink, David and Goliath. I have the first three books. If you have a child or plan to have a child then please read the book Outliers.

Here’s a short clip from his speech.

#malcolmgladwell #NAFSA15 Runners in USA.

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Harvard University Campus Tour

It bring chills to even walk around the campus during their Graduation Time. Here’s some pictures

Harvard University Camps tour with @gballolla #nafsa15

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You can follow me on Instagram at HappySchools and Sign-up for H4 EAD Tracker.

While traces of paint is still left over in my hands, I sign-off from today’s episode. As always, I love to hear your feedback, comments and keep posting your questions ( you can now comment to the blog by directly replying to the email).


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