In short, I am IT Business Analyst by profession , traveller by passion , writer by hobby and fashionista at heart.
My name is M and I am a Nepalese born Australian living in Sydney, Australia. I love traveling, photography, writing, fashion and Facebook. I work as an IT Business Analyst .
This blog is a good way for me to share my experience about travel, culture, marriage etc. And to glean new ideas from what I read and people I meet on this blogosphere.
I am sure there are many people out there who were born and brought up in the east and are now living in the west. In this space, I want to share my own experience how living in different countries with vast cultural differences made me feel.
I married (June 2011) a Nepali guy (a friend from high school), AS. I had never dreamed how marriage can change a person. I love all the changes but there are lots of things that I want to share about being married in Nepali culture and expectation afterwards. I have read many blogs of intercultural marriage and their experience. In addition, I always thought I wouldn’t have that kind of experience as I lived in Nepal for more than a decade and thought that I knew a lot about our culture but I was so wrong! I went through lots of different phases before, during and after wedding which made me wonder that may be it is not just about culture but that all this shock and surprises come with the institution of marriage. No matter, whether you know the culture or not there still are so many things that happened after marriage that no one can be a 100% prepared for all of it. I don’t know if my feelings would have been different if I was living in Nepal for my whole life but living in Australia for more than a decade and getting married to a man with very traditional family is a very different experience.
On 20 February 2015, we welcomed our beautiful daughter(chhori) and now I also share my motherhood journey here 🙂
To read more about my story, please click here.
M from nepaliaustralian
So happy you found my blog! Your own blog seems quite interesting.
Hi, do you know anyone persuing or finished-studying fashion course in Australia? I am from nepal and looking to study fashion if possible but in need of serious suggestions n help. Email me . thanks
Thanks for visiting/liking my blog. Your little daughter is adorable. I look forward to exploring your posts.
You have a great blog. I started reading the story about you meeting your husband. Very interesting. I will continue to read the different parts and other articles.
Thank you for stopping by my site and like… glad to know you… I think there are some similarities between us… I too got married to my school love…ours is an inter caste marriage…so many….
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and liking a post. Hope you come back again soon
I will for sure 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my stuff! I am enjoying your blog as well!
Thank you Monica 🙂
Thanks for liking my post. Your blog itself is very resourceful. Keep it up!
Thank you so much Bibhu 🙂
Here in Brazil there are some people that love Nepal and its culture – so different from ours. I am an educator and editor. and a woman who was once married .- good look with your marriage! Thank you for the info about the Kumari.
Thank you for reading my blog.
Nice to bump into a fellow Nepalese! I am pretty new to the world of wordpress but thanks for following my blog 🙂
Welcome to blogosphere. Happy that I discovered it :):)
Yessssssssssss, me too – I liked it toooooooooooooooooo!!
Oh Ms. Nepal, what a veritable sweety you are – thanks for your “like,” again – and I do hope you don’t fall off that waterfall you’re swinging on – water doesn’t lend itself well to caribinas and I know that for a fact!!
धन्यवाद, सुन्दर महिला
I am glad you are learning Nepali 🙂
Oh Lady, I have met the Gurkhas!
“If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.”
“एउटा मानिसले मरे को डर छैन भन्छन् भने, त्यो त झूट वा एक गोर्खा छ।”
I am really impressed 🙂
Well don’t be too impressed, I only met them – and thank God they liked me……………because if they don’t like you, you don’t tend to stay on this earth for long!!
Hi there! Thanks for visiting and following my blogidy-blog! It’s bizarre timing. I came across your blog a while ago (can’t remember how!) and was reading a bit of it the other day and thinking, ya, I should submit a guest post to that awesome blog! Then I forgot about both, which is completely normal with a toddler in the house. 😀 I’ve got you on my radar now though so I’ll be sure to read a bit more over the next while. Take care and enjoy your weekend!
I will love to hear from you soon.Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂
Thanks for liking my blog, come back again soon!
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂
Thanks for the like. 🙂
……………….and also, quite clearly, very, very beautiful too.
Thank you for your like.
Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂
My pleasure and thank you – no need to reply to this for if you do, we may never get anything else in our lives completed!!!
Hi M! Thanks for visiting and liking.. my post.
I totally agree with your intro here…Marriage indeed is a game changer in life. Comes with so many surprises , and not to forget shocks as well. 🙂
Happy blogging and happy married life as well.
Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂
Felt very interesting to go through ur blog. I want to suggest to put nepali calendar widget develop by me on sidebar, which i think will look awesome on ur weblog. You can get it form http://www.ashesh.com.np/nepali-calendar/
Love your blog! Especially the recipe and travel sections. Il definitely have to check back again soon 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting my blog 🙂
Thanks for visiting my blog – I LOVE yours!! I especially loved the Learn Nepali posts. I speak Bengali pretty fluently and I am slowly learning Hindi and Urdu. I’m really interested (though not entirely surprised) to see that so many Nepali words are the same or very, very similar to the Bengali ones I know so well.
Thanks for visiting my little corner – I hope you’ll come again 🙂
Thank you so much for reading my blog. As you know Bengali and Nepali both came from Sanskrit , they must share lots of words. Shame that I do’t know Bengali. 😦
Yes indeed! I had always understood however that the two were very different to one another. Yours is the first time I’ve seen words written down and I can see the similarities tremendously. I really must study sanskrit at some point I think! 🙂
Sanskrit is really cool but hard language. I did study it for 3 years in school but I don’t remember much 🙂
Thank you for visiting our blog – so appreciative that you regularly like our posts 🙂
I love your blog 🙂
I love your blog and have been reading it for some time! May I have your email so we can discuss a future collaboration? Keep those recipes coming! 🙂
Thank you for reading my blog :). You can email me on this address- email@example.com. Looking forward to hear from you , take care.
Hi, thank you for liking my blog post “Boudhanath, Katmandu – A Photo Essay”, I hope it bought back some fond memories.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking K for Kathmandu – I’ll be reading your blog with interest too.
Thank you 🙂
Hello, Your blog seems to be really interesting for me. I am Indian but living in London for the last 6 years. I like to go through more posts from your blog when I get spare time. Take care. Wishing you all the very best in your blogging journey.
Thank for reading my blog rejistephenson 🙂
You are most welcome.
Hi M. I nominated you for an award:
Thank you so much , I am honored 🙂
I hope you don’t mind me asking this, but as I have been a keen follower of your blog and found it inspired me in improving my own one, I shall ask anyway!
Well, my former boss now works for a charity called Hands Together which sets up schools in Nepal. The charity was founded by Joanna Lumley, who is a very famous actress in England and who has done a lot of campaigning for Gurkhas who serve in the British army to get the right to British citizenship when they retire.
I am trying to help my ex boss do some publicity for the charity. He has also published a novel (which is a thriller) and all the profits from it are being donated to the charity.
So, I wondered if I could write a guest post on your blog about this charity and/or the book? Or else if you might be interested in doing an email interview with him about it and writing a post yourself?
The theme doesn’t really fit my blog at all, but if you do agree to publishing something, then I would like to reblog it so that I can direct my blog folowers to see the info on your blog.
If you are not keen on this idea I understand, I don’t want to put you under pressure!
I hope you have a great Christmas holidays!
All the best,
The Dangerously Truthful Sicilian Housewife! 🙂
I will be very more than happy to post about the charity. Please write a post and emailed that to be at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any relevant photos you can send that along too.
I went through the website and your ex boss is doing a great job and I will help in anyway I could so he can have publicity for his charity.
I will be away for few weeks so I might publish them in January only.
Have a great Christmas and very Happy New Year.
P.S.I wasn’t sure if you wanted your name displayed so I have deleted it.
Thank you so much! I shall start working on something and aim to send it to you soon! All the best, Veronica Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:06:36 +0000 To: email@example.com
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Hello, thanks for the read. I just visited Nepal not too long ago and fell in love with the country and the people. Just read some of your posts on Our Story, it’s very long lol but looking forward to reading more.
Thanks for visiting my blog and reading it. Hope you will find it interesting 🙂
I just have to say I do love your blog. I’ve been following it the past year and half and come to it as my number one source for things that I need to do for religious festivals etc. I think you and I are around the same age group with similar interests except I’m a newari living in the US. I can definitely relate to you for sure. I love how you have expanded the blog with alll the new addiitons. Keep it up. Perhaps you will add some newari folk tales. 🙂 Kesar Lall write some awesome short tales. Whenever I’m in nepal, I try my best to round up as much of his work as possible.
Thank you so much Jamie for reading my blog. I am always happy when someone read my blog and appreciate it. Thank you for the wonderful comments and I will take your suggestion on board. I am planning to do some research when I am in Nepal next. Do let me know if you want to write a guest post 🙂
Many thanks – and Namaste.
I still wouldn’t be here without you!
Thank you so much for the honor. I really appreciated that.
You have an interesting blog running here. Loved some of your write-ups. Its very subtle . I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on the worlds smallest political quiz.
I’m enjoying looking around at your blog and amazed you’ve been able to travel to so many places at such a young age. Its so nice you have a husband that enjoys traveling with you.
I just read your posts on Vanuatu and was happy to see that it looks just as beautiful as I had imagined. I have been wanting to go there since I have been working on a Vanuatu flagged ship and have a license from there. It just made me curious. I’m sad to hear the reefs were disappointing. I SCUBA every chance I get!
I’ll be looking forward to more of your adventures. 😉
thank you for following my blog http://www.hamrobox.wordpress.com much appreciated 🙂 Namaste
Thank you for dropping by Malcolm’s Corner and liking ‘Eulogy to my Hiking Boots’ and ‘Native Moments’.
Hi NepaliAustralian… Your name attracted me towards your blog.. your intro made me inquisitive to dive deep in your blog… 🙂 glad to meet you.. 🙂
Thank you Pratiksha for reading my blog. Welcome!!!
You are a beautiful couple! Looking forward to reading your posts!
Thank you so much 🙂
Thanks M, happy travelling to you too. Thanks for following – I hope you enjoy our stories. I can’t wait to visit Nepal too, but I think it won’t be for a while yet.
Hi M, nice to meet you. I’ve been travelling all over your blog which is very interesting. I’ve never met a Nepali Australian. I’m an Australian Canadian who has long wanted to go to Nepal. I see you’ve been to Canberra! That in itself is quite unique 🙂 I don’t meet many bloggers who’ve been to Canberra. It’s my Australian home town.
Marriage is a journey isn’t it?! My husband and I both had many “starter” relationships learning how to get it right. Now we finally know how to have a deeply loving, but also functional relationship. What a blessing!
Thank you for visiting our blog and for your like on the post about Burma. It’s a fascinating country. Have you been there?
I know we will get to Nepal one day. We’re completely nomadic and Nepal is on out list. I’m going to book mark your blog.
So nice to meet you in blogosphere :). I live in Sydney and visit Canberra often 🙂
I can’t wait for you to visit Nepal and share your experience. I am sure you will love it there.
Take care and happy traveling.
यो ब्लग एकदम राम्रो छ। एउटा नराम्रो लागेको भनेको फोटोलाई आँखा छोपेको । मेरो सुझाब फोटो लाई नाछोप्नुस । तपाईले फोटो नै देखाउन नामिल्लने गरि गर्न नहुने केहि काम गरेको छ जस्तो लाग्दैन मलाई ।
परिचय दिनुमा फोटोको महत्व पनि हुन्छ कि जस्तो मलाई लाग्छ । यो समस्या अरुमा पनि हुने गर्दो रहेछ तर पछी हट्न सक्छ । हटाएको राम्रो हो । म अहिले काठमाडौँमा बस्छु । मेरो एकजना अस्ट्रेलियामा बस्ने मित्रको ब्लगमा उनले आफु को हो भन्ने कुरा खुलाएका छन् घुमाउरो पाराले आफ्नो परिचय खुलाएका छन् र फोटो पनि लुकाएका छैनन् [http://blog.nirmal.com.np/who-am-i/] ।
कुनै अज्ञात उदेश्य छ भने मेरो भन्नु कै छैन । राम्रो राम्रो फोटो राखिएको छ यो ब्लग मा तर कर्ताको र निकटमित्र हरुको फोटो रहस्यमय बनाइएको छ । हुनत फोटो देखएको फाइदा र बेफाइदा दुवै होला । यस मा विचार गर्नुस । कि तपाई लाइ अरुले नाचिनुं जस्तो लाग्छ कि, वा नराम्रो छु जस्तो लाग्छ कि ?
Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post. I really enjoyed reading some of your posts and will come back for the rice pudding recipe soon.
Thank you for reading my post Daniela 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog (and for your likes)! I look forward to reading your interesting blog!
Thank you for sharing all of this. What a great blog 🙂
Thank you Christa…
Hi, thanks for the visit. I loved my trip to Nepal back in 2006, in fact I wish I had stayed there and not carried on into Tibet as everything started going wrong. I’m writing a book about it at the moment, should be finished soon.
Here is the correct link… http://journeyaroundtheglobe.com/my-awards/shine-on-award/
Congratulations, I’ve nominated you for a Shine-on Award, please click the link below to accept it and see how it works.
Thank you so much 🙂
Glad I came across your blog..I enjoyed reading your posts and I like the way you express your thoughts ..I will come back and check your older posts soon..
Thank you so much Praveena.:)
Marriage comes with many things we didn’t think about. We get caught up in the fairy tale! Lol 🙂
I live in Perth! Sydney is beautiful. Have a great weekend! Hugs Paula. Xxx
Thanks Paula. I am still exploring our marriage and so far so good 🙂
That’s wonderful! Xx
Gettting married might be good or even better than being single. But, for now, I am enjoying my single life. I don’t have obligations to go back home rightaway from work and then keep on calling just to make sure that everything is fine — even when you are at work. I really hate that. I mean, it’s good to be single — at least I can have cool mind in a way. 😉
Single life is better but it is always nice to have someone by your side. Enjoy your single hood and one day when you are ready, you will love to be a couple too 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and the Like. Nice blog. I will be back to visit!
Thank you 🙂
Very nice blog. I will suggest to put nepali calendar any where in sidebar. I think it will look nice. you can get it from http://www.ashesh.com.np/nepali-calendar/
Thank you for the the like! Come back anytime! Simplydaisies!
Thank you for swing by my blog! Such amazing blog!
Thank you for following my blog! Yours looks very interesting! 🙂
Greetings, just wanted to wish you all the best in your married life and of living in Australia. I love travelling to Europe, but coming back home to Australia is always a great comfort.
God bless you
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. You are so right about feeling comfortable coming back home. Right now I am at Bangkok airport and couldn’t wait to go home to my warm bed. Tc.
Hi would you be interested in your blog being featured for this page on South Asian women bloggers? facebook.com/womenbloggers
I would be happy to be part of it. Thank you.
Hey M, you got a lovely blog with lots of stuff here. Adding you to my blogroll. 🙂
Thank you so much Jazz 🙂
I have nominated your blog for “One Lovely Blog Award”. If you want to accept the award, please check my blog for rules etc : http://exxtracts.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/two-blogger-awards/
Thank you so much 🙂
Hey M, thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂 i have a strong feeling, i will be able to resonate with a lot of your posts. I am yet to read them. I will. And it’s good to see some one write so vehemently about Nepali Culture! 🙂 I look forward to reading your posts!
Thank you so much , you have a wonderful blog 🙂
Hello! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian
Thank you for following my blog. I hope my blog doesn’t disappoint you. Much love to you. 🙂
You have a great blog 🙂
lovely little site you have here, full of lots of different stuff. really enjoyable.
Thank you so much Sarah 🙂
Can totally agree with you on the changes that come after marriage and nothing can prepare one for it.
Thank you for stopping by at my blogs! Would love to read more about your adventures!
Thanks Ashima …
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking my post on Nepal. Your blog looks very interesting, and I will plan on returning!
Thank you 🙂
You should know how much I’m inspired by your blogs about your culture & other related topics. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you for sharing so much! And blessings as you continue!
Thank you so much for the honour 🙂
I am honoured to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Please pick-up your award at http://parasharstales.wordpress.com/. Copy and Paste the Award to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance. I am very aware that some people do not wish to participate in Awards, and I completely respect that… no strings! But in any case, Congratulations, you have a Lovely Blog
Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for the honour.
I recently discovered all these multicultural blogs and recently ran into yours as well, loving ur posts, especially about nepali culture and food :). I am on a blog reading marathon right now, can u believe it a few days I didn’t even know this world of blog even existed!! I am from Nepal too and I love reading, I am experimenting on writing as well, just today I wrote my first blog, pls visit if you are interested at meromusings.wordpress.com
Welcome to the blog world R. Looking forward to read more about you and your adventures.
nice name…M….its really too concise…is it ur real name or just a pen name.
Thanks for visiting my blog . M is just my pen name.
I echo my friend Ishita! Wishing you a great new life. Enjoyed looking through your blog, what fun things you’re doing (and eating!)
Thank you so much. Loving your recipes 🙂
We just came back from Nepal and am still missing the country, the smiling faces and the momos… there are two sides of a coin – in life too, so why do you expect anything different in marriage. Wishing the both of you lots of happiness and a life full of togetherness though there may be ups and downs!
Thank you so much. I do miss everything from Nepal as well 🙂
Hi there, thanks again for following and liking my posts regarding my run and living in France 🙂 Look forward to reading more on your blog
You are welcome 🙂
Hi M! I hope you have time to join a game of tag. I’d love to read your thoughts about the questions I’ve prepared.
Here’s the link: http://janielives.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/lets-play-tag/
Have a nice day!
Wow I just discovered you blog after you liked one of my Nepal posts. I am so excited to start following your blog! I also write for World Mom’s Blog (www.worldmomsblog.com) and we are always looking for more international writers especially to write about human rights stuff. I like you post on arranged marriages. Check it out and let me know what you think. Also check out my main blog as I wrote a lot about my trip to your lovely country Nepal!
I really like your post . You are doing a great job. Your other websites is great as well, so many moms contributing there. I will definitely go back and read more. I may not be qualified to contribute in that blog yet as I am not a mum. Let me know if I can and I will be happy to. Thank you for dropping by. 🙂
You don’t have to be a mum to contribute at all! We would love to have you write any of the other areas suc as human rights. I really enjoyed how you described the marriages. There is a lot of misunderstanding here about how it works. SO let me know if you are interested in writing about that subject or anything else! I look forward to reading more of your blog! 🙂
I am happy to share ‘Arrange Marriage‘ post in the blog if you find that ok. Let me know. I will be happy to write more about other issues in future. Thank you for the opportunity . 🙂 🙂
Thank you Koopa. I am sure there will be many marriage related posts in my blog in near future :). Will love to read more about ur journey.
Thanks for following my blog! Looking for more marriage-related post as I am also a couple of years nearer to taking the plunge 😀
Hey, thanks for following my blog. Yours is very interesting so I followed you back. 🙂
Thanks Cathy for dropping by and thanks for following 🙂
Hey, thanks for reading and following my blog! Your blog is very diverse and interesting 😀
Thank you for droppping 🙂
I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award because your blog represents a beautiful blending of cultures, thank you for your contributions to society!
Specifics are on my blog and have a wonderful holiday!!
Thank you AZ. I will go and check…
Hi there! Thank you for following my blog. You have an interesting blog here. I should spend some time to read your posts, maybe after the holiday season when I can sit, read and write again. Thanks again!
Thank you for visting my blog. Have a great holiday 🙂
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As a westerner who laughs at my peers belief in their superiority, your blog and ideas are a fresh breath of air! Kudos to you my friend, it’s people like you that will unite the world and abolish prejudice.
P.S. Thanks for the follow!!
Thank you AZ…
Haha congratulations yourself! My mom is South Korean and I grew up in Korea for a bit before coming here to the states, so I can definitely relate about living in the west with values from the east. Keep up those great posts!
Wow, and sorry for commenting twice My computer was being weird and wouldn’t let me post so I had to say it here…Then it decided to put the other one up…Plus, it’s midnight where I’m at, maybe I’m just a bit tired?
No worries..Thanks for dropping by. Will love to read more about your experience living in US.Gud nite!!!
I love the idea of promoting the values of the East to our Western way of life. I think it is our answer and I hope we can pull it off. Thanks for being a consistent follower to my blog. I definitely want to spend more time on yours.
Thank you Jackie for your support.
Thanks for following my blog M. Your blog is very interesting, full of all sorts of good things. I will come back for more reading…
Oh yes! I so agree with you…. marriage does bring in a lot of change in a person’s life and one can’t be hundred percent prepared for it. My first wedding anniversary is coming up in December…. and as I look back at the past 11 months… I am amazed at the number of changes it has got in my life!
PS – You have a wonderful blog! 🙂
It is so true that when you are married so many things changes and one of them is ,you will have good company 🙂 all the time. I think that’s why time flies. I have been married for 4 months already, can’t believe that.
Happy first Anniversary to you and your hubby.
Interesting blog! keep it up!
Babu from Canberra
Thanks Masalabou 🙂
Hi there Look forward to reading more! Masalabou
Gald I come across your blog.I like the way you express ideas. Enjoyed your wedding photos.Wishing you a happy married life.
Thank you Melissa.
I so agree with you on marriage changing a person . you never know before you get married that there’s a whole of unknown things under the heading of ” marriage”. The greatest lesson i have learnt from my marriage is that when i got married with my Budu.. (that’s what i called my hubby) his family came under the broad Title of “Marriage” as an additional package.. Now i feel like i got married with the ” whole family” rather than a person. 🙂
I know what you mean. Marriage is definitely more than just between two people.I am still exploring the changes that marriage brought into my life.:)
Hello there 🙂 Nice to see you in the blogosphere!! Looking forward to reading more.
Thank you taswin 🙂
Good changes or bad changes that come with marriage? Very curious to hear about both sides-enjoying your blog 🙂 Pleas write often.
Thank you for reading my blog KC 🙂