Monthly Archives: June 2016

First flying experience of Chhori

I told wrote a while ago that Chhori was flying for the first time. So here is how her first flying experience went.

We went to the Gold Coast for a holiday which is about an hour’s flight from Sydney. We were at the airport 2 hours before the flight and checked in our luggage and went straight to the gate. At this stage, we had an hour to kill before would we board the plane.

Chhori was OK until we were at the waiting area. As soon as we chose to sit down, she decided that she wanted to walk around and make new friends.

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Either I or AS was always behind her when she started her adventure. She would just walk around and find a group of people and start interacting.

Once, as I was walking behind her, she decided to stop next to 3 ladies who were standing and talking. She just stood next to them and just looked at them and smiled. She behaved as if she knew them. They were super sweet when I apologised and even talked to her for a while. Then suddenly without any reason Chhori decided to move on to another place.

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This time she found a family with 3 kids siting in the lounge area. The youngest boy was almost the age of Chhori and very shy. The girl who was around 5 years was so into Chhori that she would constantly hug her and touch her despite her mum telling her not to. It was amazing to see how kids make friends so easily. She had fun with this family for a while then she decided that she was done and moved on.

Next stop was a woman who was on her own but was eating something. Chhori was too curious and went next to her and just stared at her. I apologised to the woman and tried to move Chhori away but she didn’t want to. So I had to give her biscuits to distract so she didn’t bother the poor lady.

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Apart from these interactions, she was smiling at everyone and was very curious about everything. She made both AS and me tried by the time it was time to board the flight. 10 minutes before the boarding time she decided she want to breastfeed and I thought that was a better idea than running behind her. So I started to breastfeed and 5 minutes into it she went to sleep. She was still asleep when we boarded the flight and even throughout the whole flight. Yes, she was sleeping until we landed in Gold Coast. I had to wake her up when we landed as it was getting difficult for me to get out of the seat.

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She was fresh and happy and when we were outside the plane and started walking everywhere again. So on the flight there, AS and I were able to enjoy our meal and talk while she slept on my lap. I have to say it was not expected but definitely a welcome outcome.

But on the flight back to Sydney the story was completely different.

Chhori decided to go to sleep just after we checked in and was fast asleep for around one hour. Then, around 10 minutes before boarding she woke up.

To start with, once we were boarded and seated, she refused to put on her seat belt. All she wanted to do was stand and run around. She finally settled down when we took off.

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For the next 50 minutes I had to constantly talk with her or get AS involved and I was praying that she wouldn’t cry. I didn’t want everyone to stare at us the whole flight.

Luckily there were other babies on the flight and a few of them were crying from time to time.

Chhori did cry once when I refused to let her hold the hot tea but she was OK once we turned her tablet on. For the last 30 minutes of the flight she was watching her rhymes.

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I had to constantly change the rhymes when she decided that she had enough of one but most of the time still she was OK. I was so happy when the pilot announced that we were going to land.

Chhori behaved normally on the flight and luckily for us we didn’t have any drama as it was a short flight.

We are going to New Zealand in August and the flight will be around 3 hours. I really hope she will be OK on that flight as well because that will be the test flight for our next travel which we are planning, to Nepal.

Please share your own adventures of flying with kids or your experience of having other’s kids on board. We are not going to judge you but hope to learn from your experience.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Vivid 2016 and Smashed iphone6

Last week, we went to watch Vivid like every year. It is one of the best shows Sydney puts on apart from the New Year fireworks. I loved Vivid this year as there was line-up of amazing lights in even more places.

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My favourite was the animated canvas on Opera house inspired by Aboriginal arts. It was so nice that we stayed in front of it for a long time, admiring the view and taking some great photos.

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Another one of my favourites was the Sydney’s Hidden Stories projection onto the Custom’s House. It was full of great characters like the lizard, snakes, cockatoos, gnomes and gumnut fairies and even a witch. Even though it was a cold evening, we loved the night out and Chhori was happy to run around.

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On the way back to the train station, we found a phone on the middle of the road. It was an iphone6 and a car must have run over it. The screen was all smashed and we could not see anything.

The phone had a cover which had a student card with name and a photo. The first thing I could think of was to search for her name on Facebook just in case we could find her. We found a Facebook page with the same name but we were not sure if that was the same girl as the photo seemed a little different.

In that mean time, the phone started ringing but we couldn’t pick it as the screen was smashed and was not sensitive to touch. So I decided to leave a message on her Facebook just in case it was the same person.

The phone kept ringing and eventually died.

The next morning, I checked my Facebook for a response but there was none so I decided to call the university. Luckily when I talked to the lady there, there was only one student with that name. So I left a message for her to call me back and let her know that the phone is with me.

That afternoon she called me and was happy to know that I had her phone. Unfortunately I had to inform her that the phone was smashed and unusable. We arranged for her to pick the phone up from my friend’s office as that was closer to her.

The next day, she picked up the phone and I was happy that the phone was reunited with the owner even though it was battered. It is a good feeling when you know that you did the right thing. 🙂

And it was really nice of her to send me a pack of nice chocolates as a “Thank you.”

Do you have a similar story where someone has returned your lost item or you found the owner for a lost item that you found? Please do share.

Have a great day.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2016

Like every year, my work place hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer Council Australia and I was in charge of the decoration.

This charity is close to my heart as so many people around me are diagnosed with this terrible disease. I am glad I could contribute to the great cause.

As it would be silly to waste money on decorations every year, we decided to reuse the decoration and here are some photos from the day with the decoration and contribution of mouth-watering foods.

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I am always amazed by the different types of food people bring and it is good to know that we have raised money for a good cause.

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Does your work place host something similar? Please share some ideas for decorations and making the event more fun and I will use them next year.

Take care everyone.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2015 WINNERS Announced

First of all, a big thank you to all the bloggers and voters who participated in NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2015. I am so happy to see so many of you voting and making this award bigger than ever.

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I am also thrilled by the way everyone came together to celebrate and support the talented individuals who spend so many hours behind the scenes creating the blogs we all love to read. I have to let the bloggers know that you have some amazing supporters who voted for you.

Without further delay, I am more than pleased to announce the winners of the NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2015. Good luck to everyone who has been nominated.

Drum roll………

Below are the award winners in each category of the NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2015.

Best Blog for 2015

best blog

www.madh-mama.blogspot.com

Best Photo Blog 2015

Best photo blog

http://retireediary.wordpress.com

Best Food Blog 2015

best food blog

https://cookingfromheart.wordpress.com/

Best Travel Blog 2015

best travel blog

https://lostinprettyeurope.wordpress.com/

Best Fashion Blog 2015

best fashion blog

https://disasterdavis.wordpress.com/

Best Personal Blog 2015

best personal blog

http://crazychinesefamily.com/

Most Diverse Blog 2015

Best diverse blog

www.nepalichori.com

Best New Blog 2015

best new blog

https://calmlycookingcurry.blogspot.com.au/

A Big Congratulations to all the winners, please do not forget to leave your acceptance speech and thank you everyone.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO