Normally I used to send emails to my friends from time to time just to say hi and keep in touch. So I sent the following email to AS one day. I didn’t expect a reply from him at that point. I already knew that it was normal not to hear from him for quite some time.
How are u doing?
Just dropped in to say hi. So have you made you plans about the future there?
Also what time u are online these days.
anyway just keep in touch and gud luck for future
BTW when r u going to Nepal?
hope to see u there
It took him another 3 weeks to email back as expected.
How’r u doing?
Things have been a little crazy here so haven’t been online.
I will be here till December or Jan then may go to Nepal.
I haven’t been online much lately but will be till 1 or 2 in the night here PST. The timing between Australia and USA is so messed up and I can’t access messenger at work so I don’t know how to meet u online… gotta think of some way.
Anyways… I’ll only go to Nepal when I finish here. Been too long. And hopefully it’ll be the same time as u. so when’re u going btw? Ok do write to this infrequent correspondent 🙂 even though u may want to bash me.
It took me 2 weeks to write back to him because there was a lot going in my life then. I was thinking to go to US on a working holiday visa. My parents wanted me to come to Nepal and decide on getting married. I was looking for another job in Sydney.
So I decided not to go to US as the economy there was not doing great. Instead I decided to go to Nepal and visit my family. Also one of my good friends was in Hawaii so decided I will visit her and then go to Nepal.I was also applying for new jobs, making me very busy. Finally I decided to reply to AS with my plan.
finally really gud hear from u
I am still undecided on US for now
Anyway I am sure things will work out best for both of us
I am thinking if I have chance I will go to Hawaii for a week before going to Nepal in Dec.
Do let me know if u can come too. I have my frd there and also AH is there.
I think it will be fun if we can manage otherwise it will b so gud to c u in Nepal
These days there is hardly anyone in Nepal so having company for few days will be great
gud luck for everything
Do keep in touch
Around that time I was keen on finding a better job and it was really making me frustrated. I did look around a lot but there were not many jobs that I wanted on the market.
One of the weekends, I was home online doing different things like looking for jobs, checking Facebook and so on. I had plans with my friends, brother and SIL to go clubbing that night. It was evening already so I started getting ready.
While I was getting ready, I heard a “tring”, a message in my Facebook chat. When I finished what I was doing I went and check what it was. SUPRISE SURPRISE. It was AS saying hello in Facebook chat.
I was about to go out in 30 mins so I did not know if I should response or not. I decided to say a quick hi.
Me: hello, how are you?
AS: Hey. am good. How r u?
Me: I am sorry but I am about to go out so can’t chat as I am getting ready.
AS: it’s ok
Me: if you have Skype add me. My id is XXXXXXXX . I can talk and get ready if you have time.
He sent me the request and I added him. Now we were voice Skyping while I was getting ready to go out.
I am not sure what we talked about but it was time for me to go so I was saying my goodbye. At the end of the conversation this is what we end up talking
AS: Do you have camera in your laptop.
Me: Of course. Here you go, I started the video chat. Hellooo, can you see me?
He had his video on as well.
AS: I can see you. Ok enjoy your night.
Me: Of course I will. We are going clubbing. Dancing always makes me happy.
AS: la la mooj gara (ok enjoy). You are looking good. (I remember I was wearing a blue one shoulder dress with big flower earrings. I smiled as it is always nice to get a compliment.)
Me: Thank you. Ok time for me to go now. Take care and nice talking to you.Bye
I shut down the laptop and went out. I had a great night with my brother, SIL and my friends. We went to city and it was beautiful weather. As usual we had our dinner and danced till late. It was Saturday night so we had lots of fun.
My life was moving as normal. I had decided that I was definitely going to Nepal in December as I desperately needed a break from everything in Sydney. One of the reason I had been delaying my trip home was because my parents really wanted me to think about marriage. As I was far away it was easy for me to ignore them but when I would be in Kathmandu I knew that I would be forced to take a definite step.
Till then I was telling my parents I was too young and not ready. That month one of my cousins who was just a few months older than me got married. After the wedding ceremony was over, the only topic my parents could think of when I called was about my marriage.
To get them off my back I told them to start looking for a guy for me. I had no intention of getting married soon but if my parents were happy to look for someone for me, I thought I will let them do that. I can always say no to anyone they showed me anyway. I know it sounds so evil but that is what I did.
After making those decisions I wrote to AS and a few of my other friends letting them know that I was going to Kathmandu in December.
Hope u are doing well.
Just want to let you know that I will be going to Nepal this 10 December for 4 weeks. Just bought the ticket so it is final now 🙂
Let me know if any of u are coming to Kathmandu the same. If possible try to come so it can be reunion for all of us.
The post is getting long so I will write more in next post. Hope you will come back and read more
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