Single parenting is not for the faint-hearted. I have done it multiple times before, but every time it brings in new challenges, and somehow there is always enough grace to carry me over. Living with the man I love and raising children together comes with a lot of blessings and heartbreak. I am blessed to be doing life with this man I love, admire, and respect. … Continue reading Single Parenting
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
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.
I was so much enthralled by the adventure that this one heartwarming video that I just wanted to go back home and live a simple life that does not demand driving on the freeway. The video shows the trail around Manaslu mountain (8163m) in Nepal. Continue reading Enthralled by the Adventure Around Manaslu
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
Upon our arrival at the airport, I went to check with one of the airlines representatives for any possibility that we can change our flight to 8:55 am or 11 am next morning instead of 12:55 pm. We had 18:55 hours layover in the transit. A woman behind the counter responded instantaneously to my request and said that I would have to pay in order to … Continue reading Nepalese Around the Globe: Doha, Qatar (Part II)
You go to restroom and you find familiar people working as janitors. You find them in the restroom to hotel rooms and airport security to table wait in local restaurants and cafes. They are, literally, everywhere. Continue reading Nepalese Around the Globe: Doha, Qatar (Part I)
The day that we were anxiously waiting was not that far when all this late drama unfolded. We were going to visit family in Nepal after six years but a bizarre incident almost jeopardized our entire plan. While playing soccer with my sons in the backyard, I fractured a metatarsal in my right foot. What initially seemed to be a normal sprain and bruise turned out … Continue reading Homebound Before Nepal Bound
Answering your child’s peculiar questions can be pretty daunting task sometimes. In the midst of our conversation the other day, I told my sons that once they go visit their grandparents in Nepal, they have to learn to live without power (electricity). They won’t see light most part of the day, as blackouts are quite frequent and have become a part of life. I showed my … Continue reading Poor Grandparents Don’t Have Driveway!
I have been living in the United States for past six years and been back to Nepal only one time all these years. Apparently, it is normal that people ask questions like, “When are you coming back?,” or “How long are you still gonna be there?”. Some friends even go little further and ask “You must have made a lot of money?,” What? And one follow-up question from friends here, “Have their grandparents (pointing to my kids) met them?” or “Have you been back to Nepal after you came here?” It is nothing unusual to get asked these sorts of questions when you are away from the family. But what bothers me the most is that I also do not know how long I will stay here. Continue reading “When Are You Coming Back?”