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Learn Nepal Bhasa / Newari – Chapter 21

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Nepal Basa

I feel unwell. Ji-tah mha-su-ku ma-du.
I have a cold. Ji-tah se-khaa chaah.
He has a fever. Wa-yaa jwar wah.
There is a boils on my face. Ji-gu khwaa-lay kai wa-la.
My friend’s leg is broken. Ji-mi paa-saa-yaa tu-ti twa-dhu-la.
It is difficult to breathe. Saa-sah ihaa-ye thaa-ku.
My finger is swollen. Ji-gu pa-tii ma-naa wa-la.
It burns Hi-yu
It itches Cha-su
It tickles Ku-vhu
My friend has been bitten by a dog. Ji-mi paa-saa-yaa-ta khi-chaan nyaa-ta.
I cut my hand. Ji-gu lhaa-tay ghaah ju-la.
I feel dizzy. Ji-tah i-ki-se chwa-na.
I feel nauseous. Ji-tah lhwa-ye wa-yi thee ju-la.
My knee hurts. Ji-gu pu-li syaah.
Can you give me something for the pain? Ma-syaai-gu waa-sah du laa?
Where does it hurt? Ga-na syaah?
Does it hurt here? Tha-na syaah laa?
Don’t move. Sa-ne ma-jiu.
Please take tis medicine. Thwa waa-sah na-yaa di-saa.
Two spoons thrice a day. Ni-guu cham-chaa nhinn swa-kah.
Before meals/after meals. Na-ye bhyah/na-ye dhunkaah.
Stay away from… ….na-yaa di-I ma-te.
I need to do a blood test. Hi jaan-che yaa-ye maa-ni.
Don’t worry . You will be OK. Dhandaa ka-yaa di-I mwah. Chhi-tah tik jui.

English is funny language

Last weekend, I felt like eating Indian food. As you know we have been eating really healthy for the past few months but from time to time we do crave others food. So we decided to go out for lunch to the Indian place in Parramatta.

We drove to the restaurant and ordered Vegetarian dosa, a few curries and Naan bread. AS suggested we order chicken dosa but I remembered that the last time I had chicken dosa, I didn’t like it.

When the food arrived we were happy. We had naan and curry and veg dosa was the last to arrive.Helensburgh (17)

Both I and AS were disappointed with the dosa as it was nothing like the one we normally have.

On the way home, we were still talking about the food.

Me: “I didn’t like the feeling after we ate. It wasn’t like before.

AS:  “I know, the filling was not like before.

Me:  “I know . I think it was too oily as I am not feeling very good.

AS: (Starts laughing.) I know how you are feeling but I was talking about the filing, the aloo (potatoes) in the dosa 😀

Indeed English is a funny language 🙂

Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian


Learn Nepal Bhasa / Newari – Chapter 20

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On the phone


Nepal Basa

Hello, can I speak to Adam? Hello, Adam di-I laa thee?
No, he is out. Ma-di, pi-haane wa-naa chwa-na.
When will he be back? Ga-ba-le li-haa jhaa-i?
I don’t k now when he might be back. Ma-siu ga-ba-le wai-gu ju-i
I must see him today. Thaunn na-pa ma-laa-sen ma-jiu-gu.
Please have him call me. Ji-tah phone yaa-kaa di-saa.
You are breaking up. Sah jhyaak-jhuk ju-yaa chwa-naa.
I can’t hear you. Taa-ye man-ta.




Nepal Basa

It is going to rain. Waa wa-i-na.
The sun is out. Ni-bhaah twa-la.
The sky is overcast. Dyah bhug-lu chwaa.
It is very hot today. Thauu ta-sa-kaa taa-nwah.
It was cold yesterday. Mhi-gah chi-ku.
It snows sometimes. Ga-ba-lee ga-ba-lee chwaa-pu wah.
Lightning flashed. Pal-pa-saa twa-la.
Lighting struck a tree. Si-maa-ya ma-lah-juu-wa-la.
Fog Kha-su
Frost Pu-gaah-gu
Hailstone Poo
Hurricance Dhaa-ku-phay
Thunder Naa nayaah-gu
Rain Waa
Strom Waa-phay


Warm melting chocolate cake from Carnival cruise

Anyone who has been to one of the Carnival cruise will vouch that the warm chocolate melting cake is the best melting cake ever.

The chocolate melting cake used to be either a special order or only served on certain nights on the cruise before. The dessert became so popular because of its richness and delicious taste that Carnival has now put it on the menu for dinner every night. Being chocoholic, of course it was AS’s favourite dessert throughout the cruise as well.

Imagine our delight when we got the recipe for the cake when we were doing the behind the fun tour.

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Sharing the yummy recipe with all of you

Serving: 4


  • 175g Dark chocolate
  • 175g Butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 175g sugar
  • 60g flour


  • Melt the chocolate and butter.
  • Mix the eggs and sugar and whisk for few minutes and add the flour.
  • Add the egg mix to the melted chocolate and mix.
  • Pour the mix in a greased mold.
  • Bake directly in the oven 200 C0 for 14 minutes.
  • Serve with ice-cream and fruit garnish

Note: Make sure that the eggs are at room temperature and chocolate is warm enough while making the mixture.


Happy Valentine’s Day my dear Husband

Today is Valentine’s Day and I had a great start. I woke up to this awesome message on our kitchen bench top this morning. Thank you my dear, can’t wipe smile off my face ❤ ❤ ❤

valentine (2)And of course there was red roses and balloon. Here is our happy snap we clicked before leaving for work.

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He also send the following message.

Thank you for coming into my life.You make me complete.
You are my everything.Once again, be my Valentine.

Happy Valentines Day Love.

I am very happy and here is a love letter to my thoughtful romantic husband 🙂

My dear husband AS,

It is Valentine’s Day today and I can’t help but remember our very first valentine’s day, the day when we were miles apart but you made it so much special for me anyway. (If you haven’t read the post, here is the link.)

Like every year, love is in the air and I couldn’t stop myself but feel extremely lucky to have someone so special in my life. I know I don’t say that every day but I like you to know that you are the reason I wake up smiling every morning. You are the reason that my heart beats. As the years go by, I stop and think about all the memories we have made, the good times we have shared and the love between us that keeps growing.

I know I am stubborn and not always so easy to get along with and I know my insecurities sometimes get the best of me. I am very thankful that you are in my life when I need someone to hold me and tell me everything is going to be OK.

Life has become more meaningful because of you. I admire the way you inspire me to face life with so much faith and strength. We have been through a lot and yet we are still together and stronger than ever.

I love you not because of your good looks, your awesome body and how much you earn . I love you because I am a better person when I am with you. You have been my best friend from the beginning and I could not imagine life without you. Thank you for sharing your life with me. I love you.

Forever Yours,


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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone !!!

P.S: We are going for a movie and dinner tonight 🙂 . Share your plan for today.

Take care everyone ,

M from nepaliaustralian


In search of perfect outfit part 2

This is a continuation of my previous post about the drama for the outfit for AS’s brother’s wedding. The good news first, I got a full refund from ustavfashion so I am very happy. At least now I know they are trustworthy and can consider them for my future purchases.

Also thank you each and every one who offered to help. I feel so grateful to have so many of you coming forward to help me. Even though I haven’t meet most of you, I feel like we are good friends so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

So here is the second part of the story. After going through another million sites (that’s what it feels like anyway) and determine not to feel let down by the result of my first attempt, I found another site, which has some really good stuff, Silk Saree Surat. As I am short in time, I decided to call the store directly as I couldn’t catch their online chat person when they were online.

Before I called I kind of knew what I wanted so it was a good conversation. The person I talked to checked his computer straight away and told me what he can ship in the next few days. He went through all the inventory and gave me all the things that can be shipped right away.

I thanked him and asked him if he can come online so when I have any question I can ask him. I didn’t have heaps of choice but it still took me an hour to narrow down my choices. Again, poor AS was on the receiving end of questions like what do you think? Do you like this better than that one?

From the ready to ship stock, I really liked 2 items. One of them was a sari and the other one was a lehengha. I couldn’t decide between the two. That took another 30 minuts but finally I decided to buy both of them. I know, I know, I meant to buy only one but a sari never goes to waste :). On top of that I also bought one more saree. I had been looking for that design for a while and it was not very expensive one. So AS said I could just take that too (I secretly think he just wanted me to stop looking at more saris 🙂 )and now I am all done with my shopping for the wedding.

As stitching the lehenga would take another 5 days, I got them to send it unstitched. I am planning to get it stitched in Nepal as soon as I get there. The backup plan is a sari just in case no one is ready to stitch it so quickly.

Anyway, I placed the order and hoped for the best. I told the person again that I needed it be in Sydney before a certain date as I will be leaving. He assured me that it would be.

After 2 days of placing the order, he got back to me and told me he has shipped the order. I was really happy.

Now I am impatiently waiting for them to arrive. I really hope it gets here soon as we don’t have many days before we need to board out flight to Kathmandu.

Fingers crossed they look exactly like what I saw on the website. I know that the lighting and beautiful models make lots of difference. I have realistic expectation and hope not to be disappointed.

Wish me luck and I will update as soon I as get them.

Take care everyone ,

M from nepaliaustralian


Reflection of my life

I was talking to my mum the other day on Skype. She told me that one of my young cousins told her that she wants to be like me when asked what she would like to be when she grows up. It was not the first time I heard that but never gave much thought to it before.

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Today while I was pondering what made my little cousin to come up with that answer and why some other people gave me the same answer in the past, I decided to reflect on my life.

I have to admit I have been very lucky in life. I have always been surrounded by nice people who were always willing to help and without their presence my life wouldn’t be what it is today.


It started with my parents when I was little. They always believed in me and provided me with the best they could. If it were not for them,  I would not be what I am today. That’s why no matter what I do I will try my best not to hurt them and will always try to do things to make them proud.

I always feel so happy when my parents tell me that they are so proud of me. They are so happy that I turned into a beautiful young woman who people like and every time someone around them praises me, they hold their head high with pride. Imagine hearing those words from your parents, it is always so emotional for me.

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Apart from that, there is a decision I made in life that had helped me to be the person I am today. When it was time for me to get into Year 11, there was a lot of pressure. I had cousins and friends who were trying their best to get into the best schools. Luckily, for me I was able to pass the entrance exam of the best school in Kathmandu and continue there.

While in year 11, I had a phase when I became ill frequently. It was not major but it still affected my study and I was really sad. Thank god, I became normal again in year 12, I did well and overall my result was good. After that, it was an even bigger decision waiting to be made, what to do next. Choices were to do Engineering in Nepal or India or go overseas.

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After many thoughts and different ideas, I decided to come to Australia for further study. At that time, not many girls around me were going overseas to study so when people around us learnt about my decision, most of them advised against it to my parents.

Most of them were saying things like , “Because I am a girl, I won’t survive and will be back straight away.”,  “Girls should not go out on their own, they will go out of line and be a disgrace.”, “We are not super rich so how can she afford to finish the university without parents’ help.” And many more other things which I don’t want to even remember.


At that time, I had only male cousins studying outside of Nepal while most of the girls were either in India or in Nepal studying with funds from their parents.

Did I tell you that I have the most awesome parents because despite such a backlash, they granted me my wish and I applied for study in Sydney?

Luckily, my visa was approved and I headed in new direction in life. Life in Sydney was not always easy but I was determined to make it work. If I failed, I knew there were many people who were waiting to tell my parents “I told you so”, thus failure was not an option.

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There were times when I cried to sleep because I couldn’t tell my parents I was having a hard time and didn’t want to upset them. They could have done nothing to help so there was so point. I tried my best and I knew that their blessing was always with me.

I have always believed in positive thinking in life and it did get me through all the hard times. Finally, once the study was over, life was smoother.

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When I returned to Nepal, for the first time with my degree, no one was more proud than my parents. I proved to everyone, who was against me going aboard; wrong and instead they were congratulating me on my success and thus began my life.

Of course, everyone has ups and down in life and I had my fair share too but in those ups and downs, I met my loving husband. After my parents and brother, he is the one person in life who never judges me for who I am, always encourage me and is always there to support.

I have to say that my parents are not only proud of me but my choice in my partner too. He is an Engineer by profession and it does add weight to the status in Nepal. He is from a good family and he is doing well in Sydney now and before that in US and India. While I was going through the phase of finding a partner in my life, acceptance and approval form my parents was high on my list. I knew if I married someone who, the society thinks not acceptable, all the people who were against me going aboard will come back and tell my parent, ”I told you so”. I was so happy when my parents gave our relationship their blessing.

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Most of you already know a lot about my life right now. I am sure my life is very similar to lots of you and is not extraordinary at all. That is why I don’t understand when my cousins feel they want to be like me. Don’t get me wrong, I feel honored to know that someone looks up to me but at the same time, I don’t understand their thinking fully, hence the confusion. I wish I can do more good things in future so I can inspire them but till date I am just an ordinary girl trying to live her dream.

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I really hope they know what they are wishing for when they wish to be like me. I really love my cousins so I wish that they don’t go through any hard time in their life. I wish them all the happiness I got in my life minus all the tears, struggles and pain

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Do they mean they want to be an independent and confident woman who I am most of the time? Which part of my life do they want? Am I not very sure, please help me out, what do you think?


Take care everyone ,

M from nepaliaustralian