I know I am home when I am woken up by dogs barking and cars honking instead of an alarm clock, Good morning Kathmandu! — Nepaliaustralian 🙂
Hello and Namsate from Kathmandu, Nepal, my birth country, the place that I call home and a city that has changed so much in last decade. It is 4:30 am local time and I have been awake for more than an hour. It has been like this for the last few days and it is making me restless and tired but I hope to be back to normal in a couple of days. Just a few minutes ago, I was Googling about how to trick my body into sleeping :). Please share any tips that you have.
I have so many stories to share with you regarding our journey from Sydney to Kathmandu. As you can imagine it was not normal at all but finally we landed in Kathmandu and are enjoying family, friends, love and lots and lots of food :).
Someone once said that my life is never normal. Even if I went to buy milk at the store, I will come back with a story and I believe it now after our flight to Kathmandu and I promise I will write all the details about it as soon as possible.
As you know I am in a house readying for a wedding and expect at this ungodly hour in the early morning I am super busy and never alone.
In the last 24 hours I have done so much with so little rest that I have surprised even myself. I have given my outfits to be stitched and great news that they are all going to be ready in time for the wedding. I went shopping with my husband and MIL for wedding stuffs for the new bride. I have met my new SIL and was happy to find her so nice and friendly :). I have helped with lots of house work and still managed to visit my parents and my grand ma for a few hours.
Even with this busy schedule I have managed to go and have a plate of momo and momo never disappoints anyone :).
As you can imagine, we all have never ending to do lists at home and everyone is super busy all the time. It feels nice to be a part of a family and help organise the wedding. As you know, I love Nepali culture and this is one of the finest examples how culture brings everyone together to celebrate and appreciate family.
I am going to be “thulo buhari” (elder daughter in law) in a weeks’ time and it is a happy feeling. Our family is going to expand with a new member and it is always a delight as they say, the more the merrier. In terms of wedding there will be a few days celebration until my SIL finally comes to our house. I still haven’t met lots of relatives from both the side of our family and so am looking forward to all the occasions to meet them.
I have millions of things buzzing around in my head that I want to share but I guess it all has to wait until things settle down after the wedding. I might be off from blogging for a few days but don’t worry I will update with photo posts whenever I can.
Take care ,
M from nepaliaustralian