Monthly Archives: October 2013

Why don’t you wash your hands after going to the toilet?

It is only me or have you also noticed that some people don’t wash their hands after they come out of toilet cubical. I am not sure of the reason but I feel that is really unhygienic and disgusting.

I normally notice that in public toilets and at work as well. Someone comes out of the cubical and go straight off to the door. Then there are some people who just run their hands through some running water after going to the loo. Seriously, how can that be OK considering what you’ve just been touching with your fingers in the cubicle.

All it takes is few minutes of your time to wash your hands with soap and warm water and then dry them properly and that is all. Imagine what you normally do with your hands after going to loo. Use the computer, drive, eat, drink and basically these people are spreading bacteria and germs everywhere.

Have you seen someone not washing their hands after loo? What is your opinion?

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Have you ever hidden something so well that you couldn’t find it later?

A friend of mine was complaining that he hid some cash a few week s ago in his house and now he can’t remember where he hid it. He thought carrying around lots of money was unsafe so he decided to hide what he was carrying and now he has lost $500.

I am sure he will find it one day but it has been 3 weeks. More than once I have hidden something carefully and I cannot for the life of me recall where I put it. Normally it will be something valuable like a piece of jewellery or camera or something similar.

The other day a button from my jacket came out. It was a unique button so I decided to keep it safe as I knew that if I lose it, I may not find another one like it. Yesterday, I wanted to fix the button but I can’t remember where I put it. I looked everywhere I could think of but I hid it so well that I can’t find it.

Normally if we are going away for a holiday, I think I should hide my valuables in weird places so no one will look for it even if we are broken into. I do that happily thinking I am so careful. Then we go on holiday, have a good time and come back home.

Then one day, my husband will need some of the things I have hidden.  He will come and ask me where I have put that and I have to think so hard and look at least 10 different places to locate item. Thank god, I found all of them eventually but you have to see his reaction in the meantime :).

I also realise that things seem to appear in the same spot where I have already looked. This happens to me so often. Normally I find things in a drawer/ cupboard I had looked in probably 50 times.

These days for valuable stuffs, I tell AS where I have hidden it so if I forget, he will remember. But it has happened that both of us have forgotten and we have to search for it for quite a while before we find it.

Have you ever hidden something so well that you couldn’t find it again? Do share your story here.

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Dashain Celebration

Am I allowed to say that I am tired of Dashain celebration? Unlike in Nepal I didn’t have 15 days holiday to celebrate the festival so juggling work and celebration was bit a tough.

As usual this year too we started our celebration on Asthami. My brother invited everyone for dinner so that was the official start of Dashain for us. Luckily it was Saturday so everyone could relax till late.

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We played cards and enjoyed the yummy food and partied till late.

The next day was Nawami. That day as per the ritual, in the morning we did our car puja.

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This year we got lucky and we had a priest who did all the rituals for us.

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Then that evening was our turn to invite everyone. We had done most of the shopping the day before but we still had to run around doing last minute shopping.

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I can’t believe I single handily made a feast for 25+ people; of course AS helped me by doing the cutting but I amazed even myself :).

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The menu was Chiura, aloo tama, rajma, chicken curry, goat curry, mula ko achar, chicken wings, salad, chips chill and some cheese and crackers.

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I am glad everyone enjoyed the food and my effort as appreciated. That day I was busy making sure everyone was enjoying and eating well. It was a fun evening and by the time everyone went home it was close to midnight.

My Jamara in Tika day

On Monday, it was Vijaya Dashami and biggest day of the all. I took a day off from work to celebrate but AS had to go to work. 😦

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I performed puja at home with our home grown jamara in the morning and in the afternoon I went to put tika at one of my friend’s place. His parents are here so it was my start of tika getting blessing from elders and eating bhoj.

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Then in the evening all of us were gathered again at my cousin’s house. We had heaps of fun putting tika on younger ones and getting blessing from the elders. As usual there was a big feast prepared and after that day I had had enough of the yummy food.

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On Tuesday, we were invited to one of my friend’s place for tika and again we ate lots of food. As coming Saturday is purnima, I still have 3 more places to go for tika and more feast.

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While talking to our parents on the Skype, they were even telling us that we are having a lot of celebration like in Nepal. I am glad we could do that but at the same time I am already so tired of eating I am sure I put on quite some weight. My work out to be fit and fine for summer went down the drain in the last few days.

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Nevertheless I had a great time with my friends and family celebrating Dashain.

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Hope all of you had a great Dashain too.

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My long weekend in picture

Last weekend, we had a long weekend as it was Labour Day on Monday. There is so much happening in Sydney right now that we had busy weekend. I am so tired now but glad I managed to do so much. Here are some of the photos from the weekend.

On Saturday, it was the start of Dashain, our biggest festival (for details click here). So in the morning I had to plant my Jamara to start the festival. To learn how to plant your own Jamara, please click here.

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Around 10am, we headed to Wattamolla Beach to enjoy picnic with family and friends. Wattamolla Beach is located within the Royal National Park and have nice beach perfect to go with family. It was awesome sunny day and we had heaps of fun in water.

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On Sunday, we went to Helensburgh temple (details here) as it is Dashain now and it seemed like a great idea.. We went there with some of our friends and his family. As always, we had breakfast there, yummy vegetarian South Indian dishes.

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From there we drove for over an hour and was in Parramatta, enjoying Parramasala (details here). Like every year, it was fun with lots of food and music.

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On Monday, we went and saw the war ship at International Fleet Review. The review is a celebration marking 100 years since the Royal Australian Navy fleet first entered Sydney Harbour. It was worth the visit as we got to see so many navy ship from many different countries.

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Multi-talented

We were watching the show at the festival on the weekend.

Me: God that women is multi-talented, she can sing and dance. And look at the man, he can play guitar and harmonium.They are so cool.

AS: I am multi-talented too.

Me: Really?

AS :I can watch her sing and dance and enjoy him playing guitar and harmonium at the same time 🙂 🙂 🙂

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