Deertalk Best of the Best 2013 was held on Dec 27, 2013 and the participants comprised of the winners and runners-up from the last six Deertalk seasons: Awanish Ranjan, Lekhnath Bhusal, Neeraj Sharma, Nitish Maharjan, Prabhat Man Sainju, Rachana Shrestha, Rosina Shakya, Sabita Khadka, Sachin Karanjit, and Sushant Pokharel. The contestants were asked to present on a topic of their choice for five minutes each.
When I learnt that my visit to the US was planned for Nov 3, I was truly excited as it would be my first visit to the country. I reached Boston airport at 10:30 PM after experiencing the weariness of changing flights and hours inside them. After a short wait outside the airport, a familiar face (thanks to skype) appeared before me and he was none other than Sanjeev Tuladhar. I had heard from previous visitors that he was easygoing and helpful, and that was undeniably true. I learnt lots of things from him including some cooking tips and, yes, he really cooks well.
Deerwalk has taken this problem as a challenge and initiated the Deerwalk Fitness program to combat it. In addition to nutritious food in the canteen via Deerwalk Foods, regular health check-ups in the Deerwalk Clinic, voluntary hiking every weekend, and several recreational facilities like basketball, table tennis and badminton, it is hoped that the addition of a gymnasium will motivate employees to stay fit.
The Deertalk session 6 started on a high with the first Topic Speech session having to be extended to two weeks. The enthusiasm of the participants was obvious from the very first meet. Nitish Maharjan had this energy and gusto in his deliveries that made you stand up and take notice . Leknath Bhusal was his usual studied self and his speeches were very earnest and informative. Rajendra, Kiran, Aawart, Suvash were nervous to begin with but grew in confidence with every passing sessions. Prajwol was theatrical with his speeches not ceasing to amaze and amuse in equal parts. The presentation on automated cars by Saban was one of the most interesting speeches of the season. In all, each and every one of the participants gave their stout efforts speaking their heart out in topics covering various genres making this Deertalk Season 6 a successful one.
Deerwalk Table Tennis Tournament 2013 was inaugurated on September 23 with a match between Jeff Rick and Jo Anne Hunt. Jeff Rick won the match but Jo Anne gave him some tough competition.
The fifth season of Deertalk 2013, from July 31 to September 6, featured Sushant Pokharel, Pramod Bhandari, Kapil Pandey, Laxman Adhikari, Niraj Thapa, Manish Dhakal, Sabita Khadka, Rajesh Singh and Sagar Raj Adhikari.
It was a normal evening in June when I was asked to visit Mr. Rudra Pandey in Lexington, Massachusetts. Upon arrival, I was greeted by several people like Aayush Dhamala, and was asked many questions involving my school, my life, and interests in the future. After our long conversation, Mr. Pandey finally offered me a five-week summer internship position at his software development company, Deerwalk Services. I gladly accepted but then was told that this job would be in Nepal. Many thoughts rushed through my head. This would be my first job ever and would be a great opportunity to learn more about my passion in computer science. However, this would also mean that I would have to leave my family and friends for a majority of summer. Nevertheless, I was excited for my upcoming summer experience.
I had an enjoyable and educational internship at Deerwalk Services. My four weeks here have been a truly enriching learning experience and below, I will briefly describe my internship experience.
I have always had an interest in computers. As I would be going to college next year, I needed to make a decision as to what subject field I would specialize in. So, I was hoping for an internship experience that would help me gain clarity. This unique opportunity to intern at Deerwalk helped me clarify my doubts and convince me that computers/IT should be my chosen field of study.
The fourth season of Deertalk 2013 ran from June21 to July 24 and featured Prativa Dahal, Sulekha Bhandari, Suraj Pant, Sunil Manandhar, Neeraj Sharma, Rosina Shakya, Deependra Shrestha, and Biswas Lohani. The season included many informative and entertaining speeches and we saw everyone visibly trying to better themselves with each passing episode.
“You will have a different experience. Visiting new places is not so bad.” I never said that I wouldn’t go, but people kept on pushing me. I do not know why but people normally over-recommend things to me, maybe because I do not believe most of them.