Downtown Grand Rapids: Art of the Collaborative City


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

Scary Moments Staying Behind the Wheels During Tornado


Watching tornado chasers in television always enthused me. They seemed to be crazily adventurous people who drive after tornado and shot video clips putting their lives in danger. However, they have found joy and their purpose in their lives doing so. For me as a spectator, it never made complete sense of it. It still does not. Last night, we had an EF1 tornado that … Continue reading Scary Moments Staying Behind the Wheels During Tornado

Story of “Across Seven Seas”


I know for sure that the idiomatic title of the blog “Across seven seas” has something to do with seas when traveling abroad. I am not so sure how many seas I flew over when I left Nepal for the US though. The idiom in Nepali metaphorically depicts the idea of distance between two geographical parts of the globe.
Today, I am living across many more seas and the Pacific Ocean an the Atlantic Ocean in the “land of fairy tales”. I did not coin this phrase but heard a social scientist who happened to be my wife’s first cousin from the Hiroshima University used it to refer to America.

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“I Know Saint Peter Won’t Call My Name”


Inspired by the lyrics of Cold Play’s Viva La Vida. Maybe a week or two ago, I had take my son to his doc’s appointment. This cathedral stand just opposite of his doc’s office, but it never caught my attention before the way it did that day. The warm sun, sky texture, and pleasant color of the wall were what I found quite beautiful! Continue reading “I Know Saint Peter Won’t Call My Name”