Guest post: Pratya Maharjan, 6th grade It was our first sand dunes ride, and we all were very excited. My brother and sister even were annoying my parents for a couple of weeks. When we got there, it was really crowded. We had to wait for a while. We decided to go down to Silver Lake because it was just 5 minutes away, and we … Continue reading Sand Dunes Ride
This view is one of the things I miss living away from my hometown. We had many memories made on the hill named after an animal ”hāttiban” for its rough shape of an elephant. We used to go hike the hill, at least, once every week, and forage wild berries such as ainselu ‘ऐंसेलु’ [yellow Himalayan raspberry, blackberry], chutro ‘चुत्रो’ [Indian barberry or tree turmeric], … Continue reading Hāttiban Hike— Passing Through My Memory Lane
On this day, we were in Nepal 3 years ago. The last time we were in Nepal was when we only had Mr. P back in 2008. But, this was after having all our three kids. That year in 2014, we decided to fly our kids to Nepal so that we could formally introduce them to their grandparents and cousins. I had blogged about our … Continue reading KTM Zoo Adventure 2014
There was a time when people knew or had heard the name of Detroit more than the state of Michigan. They would more likely not know if you were to tell them that you were living in Michigan, least Grand Rapids. Usually I tell people back home that I live in a small village called Grand Rapids. However, I started learning to love this city for … Continue reading Downtown Grand Rapids: Art of the Collaborative City
The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system in the world. Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear … Continue reading The Himalayas from 20,000 ft.
Have you ever had a car or bus ride where you had to get down and push it to pull aside or jump start? Well, I’ve had one of those experiences in the past where we were told to get off the bus and push it to start the engine that suddenly turned off on its own. You stay behind the bus or car in a push-up position, hold your breath, and push the vehicle with all your might just like the picture below;)
On the second day of our trip, we went to see the elephant breeding place in Sauraha, Chitawan National Park. Ticket counter has an adjacent room that is used as one-room museum that displays the big skull of a dead elephant. Four walls of the room is covered with valuable information on elephant’s life-cycle, its inhabitant, health issues and challenges to rear them etc. etc. … Continue reading Elephant’s Skull
Winter season is saying Good Bye after leaving record high snowfall this year, Spring is thawing the little snow hills and ice patches from the driveways. Sun is unveiling itself as a reserved bride. The change of this new season cannot be not talked about the changes it has brought in our lives too. This season of life is more like riding a roller-coaster. … Continue reading Change of Season of Life
House hunt is always awry and tiresome. Sometime you find a house that looks inch perfect from the outer shell but once you get in, you feel uh…huh… grrrr… Another time, you don’t like the outer look of the house, although you like every detail inside. Basically, there is not such a house as a perfect one. After three months long of house-hunting, we found … Continue reading Home… Sweet HOME!
I think it’s still not too late to inform some of you about our new baby who has been a huge blessing for us from the Almighty God. This is our second child. He… yes, he was born on May 1st, 2011. Prior to his first fresh breath intaking outside the womb of his mom, we did not know if it was a he or a she. … Continue reading Joy Enhanced!