DAY 4 – CURRENT TOUR LEADER VICTOR FERNANDEZ FIGHTS HIS WAY BACK TO THE FINAL AND TAKES FIRST BLOOD, BUT IT’S THREE TIMES FORMER WORLD CHAMPION, KAULI SEADI WHO CLAIMS THE KLITMOLLER WAVE CROWN AFTER A SPECTACULAR SECOND SHOWDOWN!
ROUTE TO MAUI: Diversity Visa 2012.
From the US official website: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html
DV Lottery 2012 Online Registration
The online registration for DV-2012 DV Lottery begins noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT -4), Tuesday, October 5, 2010, and ends noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT -5), Wednesday, November 3, 2010. All entries must be submitted electronically during the registration period, when applicants may access the Electronic DV Entry Form DS-5501 at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov. Paper entries will not be accepted.
Applicants are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. Heavy demand may result in website delays. No entries will be accepted after noon, EST, on November 3, 2010.
Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions
The English version of the DV-2012 Lottery Instructions is available in PDF format for your convenience.
The English language version of the DV-2012 Lottery Instructions is the only official version.
ROUTE TO MAUI: The Aloha.
From the book Affordable Paradise by H.Skip Thomsen.
“Chapter 1 – The Dream
There’s a magical, special feeling in these Islands of Hawai’i. Those of us who live here call it Aloha. It’s alive and well, and to some it’s so powerful and pervasive that it soon becomes an essential part of life. To many people, this feeling is a huge part of why we are here…but in any event it’s the mystique and power of the Islands that brings them to this extraordinary destination in the first place, and in the end it is what keeps them here forever.
To others, these feelings seem not to exist…
There are few places on Earth that cast this kind of spell on their guests. If you are one of the dreamers, take heart! If it is truly your desire, you can live that dream.“
ROUTE TO MAUI: VISAS?
If you plan to move to the US with your ohana you need a Visa which allow you and the members of your family to legally work there… First of all I need to gather information about US permanent residence or work Visas.
Ok, here it is a starting point: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis.
The Green Card Lottery (aka “Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery”) entry point: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1322.html
If you have any good entrepreneurial idea then an eye must definitely be kept on the StartUp Visa Act, S. 3029 (by John Kerry (D-MA) & Richard Lugar (R-IN)) which aims to improve the current EB-5 Visa.
By the way if you are reading this post of mine and feel that the StartUp Visa Act is a good thing for the US, please give your endorsement or support to this proposal by Senators Kerry and Lugar.
ROUTE TO MAUI
We are back in Italy.
4 days ago we landed after the two days journey from Kahului to Linate. On Monday we went back to work, but, this is weird, the sadness for leaving our Hawaiian paradise was not as bad as I expected.
While driving on the A4 hwy slower than usual, I realized that that was one less among the many trips I will have to go as a commuter to Milano.
A decision was taken.
I do not know yet how and when but one day or another we will move to Maui. That’s a fact.
Now the bricks of this goal still need to be built and put together but the Route to Maui has been undertaken.
Uno dei soliti arcobaleni di Maui…
Celebrating 25 years of World Cup competition, this year’s Fuerteventura Grand Slam will run from the 23rd of July through to the 2nd of August, with Sotavento’s beautiful beaches playing centre stage to the world’s fastest slalom racers, and the most tricked up freestyle competitors.
Complete event summary at PWA web site
Web cam on the spot.