Last week, I was stranded at the local business parking lot for 1.75 hours after work. I knew there was an issue with my car battery when all the signal lights on the dashboard were blinking. Power button was not working as it was supposed to. A 12v auxiliary battery in my hybrid car died. Its vitals were evidently telling me to get a replacement … Continue reading Pay Big or DIY
One of our favorite things to do as a family is enjoying a walk on the beach and if it so happens, see the sunset at the same time. Thought this, Over The Rhine, the song perfectly unfolded the sequence of our activities last night- I really did: Leave the dishes in the sink don’t overthink it Close up the brokenhearted piano Join me on … Continue reading A Family Activity We Enjoy:
Blogging is such a great way to keep your memories fresh. So, before I go too long, I just wanted to take this time and write about my visit to Oklahoma with my mom and daughter- a fun all-girl trip back in August! The last time I was there was in 2009. When I mention Oklahoma not many people are impressed. Rather, many wonder why I … Continue reading Why OK?
Lunch recipe No shame to admit that this was the first time ever that I had spaghetti squash. I did not have the slightest hint why this squash was called spaghetti when the shape suggested otherwise. Only after baking and scraping it, I became fully aware of its meaty stuff inside that came out exactly as spaghetti. The taste was unadulteratedly better and also healthier … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash | Burrito Bowl
I was in Kathmandu last year. When I landed in the only international airport we have in the evening, I was infuriated to have not found my luggage. This was nothing new to me. It had happened in the past too. Upon contacting the airline’s international office in Doha, I was told that the luggage was stuck at Hamad airport. I had no choice but … Continue reading Pedestrians with Motivation or Deterrent
The first thing we do every morning is grinding some fresh beans from the airtight jar. We often find ourselves worrying if we are going to wake up kids from their sweet morning sleep while grinding the beans. Sometimes, I feel like pre-ground coffee comes in handy on times as this morning. Kids were sound asleep. I feel very bad and am filled with guilt of waking … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee
हिजो नेपालीहरूले नेपालकै पहिलो अन्तराष्ट्रिय कार्यक्रमबाट विशेष अधिकार प्राप्त गरि संचालन गरिएको गायन प्रतियोगिता “नेपाल आइडल” बाट पहिलो नेपाल आइडलका रूपमा पोखराका बुद्ध लामालाई पाएका छन् । आइडलको शिर्षक कै कुरा गर्ने हो भने, उनि पहिलो भने होइन । केहि वर्षअघि नेपालमै गरिएको गायन प्रतियोगिता “नेपाल आइडल” कै नाममा भएको थियो । भलै यसले विदेशी इजाजत प्राप्त नगरिकनै उहि नाउँमा त्यो कार्यक्रम गरेको थियो । … Continue reading जातीय पहिचान जोडिएको नेपाल आइडल १
I do not regret paying to see my children enjoying one of their favorite games. I introduced all three of my kids to soccer (football) in their very early age. When my two boys were about a year and a half, they were kicking size 3 ball in the living room. Sometimes, they got me scared when the ball flew and hit the television … Continue reading Highlights: Soccer U-8 Boys | Week 2
Many of you wouldn’t know what our last name, Maharjan, means. Maharjans fall under the Newa: caste system which defines a group of people who were/are farmers. Of course, Maharjans are not just limited to farming anymore. So, sometimes I wonder if our inclination to growing some of our food has to do with our roots. I know, farming is not something many people aspire to … Continue reading Do You Grow Your Own Food?
What’s wrong with these people in this picture? This might be the first thing you might ask yourselves. They are possibly watching a dying man on the highway. I’m not sure if watching is the right word choice here. It seemed like they were offering him company or comfort in his last breath. They could have done much more than being mere bystanders. No cars … Continue reading Humanity Shackled