This is my beautiful house in Kathmandu. I feel like I'm entering the secret garden when I walk through the gate.....that is until Jack jumps up and attacks me and I smell like dirty dog. Dreams can only last so long.
Bishnu, Smina and I went to a new dental college expo. My favorite events to attend, naturally. Someone from the House of Representatives was there, and that was a big deal. I'm pretty sure I was on TV. Booyah.
......who cares if it was probably because I was the only white girl there.
I love the house upstairs/shop downstairs thaaang the Nepali's have going on. I really think they're onto something.
When Jeev isn't pretending to be a secret agent ridding the world of new age dinosaurs, or a kung fu master that is killing me, he likes to be a scholarly man.
....I think he just puts on the act for the ladies. I know who you really are, agent J.
There are so many days of rain and a few days with this glorious sky. my favorite.
This is Abighya. one of my favorite little girls here. Okay that's a lie. all the kids here are my favorites.
She's especially cool though because she lives above me and sometimes she plays hooky from school and we dance to Justin Beiber in my room. For hours. Then we take a little break and eat some corn. Then we keep dancing.
If you are in need of plastic farming supplies. My 12-14 year old self would have looooved this store. so many things for my chickens!
Guess who's a real Nepali woman now? all thanks to mendi.
Rebecca (my Nepali sister, as she calls herself) would get bored. So when the salon owner went to get something, she would dance her wiggles out. GAH we are so alike.
This lady loved me so much (maybe not her friend...) that she took off the white girl tax.
I saved 600 rupees. yessss.
Only until after she did my mendi, did someone inform me that the dark tips on my fingers symbolize that I have a boyfriend (or husband) that loves me VERY much. Hmm.....
Apparently the Nepali women here know more about my love life than I do....
Kate (or as abighya calls me, Katareeeen)