What to do in the Netherlands, Part I

What to do in the Netherlands, Part I

At SAAFBA we are proponents of exploring a location fully and leisurely, as opposed to cramming our itinerary with goals and checkpoints. At the same time, we appreciate that there’s a lot to see in the world, and not enough time to see it in. If you’re like us, you’ll …

12 Things to do This August

12 Things to do This August

August is peak summer season, packed with street fairs and outdoor events. We’ve rounded up the top 12 happenings of the month, and there’s something for everybody. From a Renaissance fair and a matchup between football giants AC Milan and Barcelona, to Desi Comedy Fest and classical Indian performing arts, …

What does the H-1B Mean to You?

What does the H-1B Mean to You?

If you are South Asian American, you will likely run into the H-1B as you start uncovering your family’s beginnings in the U.S. The iconic visa, reserved for highly educated workers with specialized skills in STEM, forms the “founding lore” of our diaspora, according to a 2015 Smithsonian exhibit. The …

Records of Naturalized Citizens Under Review by USCIS

Records of Naturalized Citizens Under Review by USCIS

Think the latest crazy bout of politics has nothing to do with you, in particular? Think again. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made a quiet, largely unpublicized move to target naturalized citizens. L. Francis Cissna, director of USCIS, announced last month that several thousand previously approved applications …

Where to Watch the World Cup

Where to Watch the World Cup

This year’s World Cup, held in Russia, has been absolutely riveting. From early surprises like Mexico’s win over Germany, to Japan’s exceptional effort against Belgium, there has been plenty of excitement even for us Americans, who did not qualify this time. No matter which team you’re supporting, the best thing …

7 Reasons to have a Financial Check-Up Every Year

7 Reasons to have a Financial Check-Up Every Year

Just like our yearly physical check-up with a personal physician, it’s a good idea to get a yearly financial check-up too, not only to know where you stand but also to adapt, adjust, and modify based on the following life-changing events. A financial check-up basically means a review of essentials, …

Get Involved with AACI!

Get Involved with AACI!

 SAAFBA promotes involvement in likeminded organizations in the area! This week we’re boosting the profile of AACI Health and Wellness. What is AACI and what do they do? AACI Health & Wellness, formerly Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), is Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on Asian Americans …

Run for a Great Cause at Sevathon!

This Sunday, July 9th, is the annual ICC Sevathon. Hosted by the Indian Community Center, the Sevathon is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Salt March in 1930, during which Gandhi walked 240 miles across villages, towns, and unpaved roads of India to protest the British-imposed salt tax. It was the …