Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Kathmandu activities

Betty A. walking across our branch chapel. Showing you the
new carpet, Elder Wasuita was the instigator to get it installed.
Good job Elder!

Great place for a nap! downtown, Kings Way.

Shopping for vegetables. The brown looking things are yams.
I haven't tried them. They look like old pieces of wood.

My saranghee lesson in Thamel. It's harder to do than it looks.
Lots of practice, which I have not been doing.

Beautiful mountains in the early morning at Besishahar.

Sister Wasuita and our good friend Bishnu Adhikari on a
walking bridge in Besishahar.

Handing out hygiene kits at a school in Besisihahar. Love the

Another Himal picture in Besishahar

Kathmandu Branch New Years's party at a cafe. They were
having fun dancing.

Mike and I helped deliver hygiene kits to a children's hospital
It was too sad to see the sick children and the hospital smelled bad.

meat shop. This goat was a little disjointed now.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wheelchair Assessment Training and Making Naan 2014

In November 2014 we helped with Wheelchair assessment training. One session was done in Kathmandu and another in Pokhara. Kim and Gaye Brown came from U.S. to do training. They were fun to get to know. It is interesting to see how they make naan (type of tortillas) They have a special oven they cook them in. Oh the things we see and learn here in Nepal. Education you can get no where else.

beautiful poinsettia bushes and flowering trees in Pokhara
Flowering tree in front of building where we did training
in Pokhara

Jim Valentine on left and Rakesh Hamal (wheelchair NGO partner)
in front of building we had training in at Pokhara

They were having a cricket tournament behind the place
where we were having training. Also if you look closely
you can see the Himals in the background. It was a
great view of the mountains.

left to right Gaye Brown, Natika, Pratek, Kim Brown
They did the wheelchair assessment training. There
was about 20 students in each class that were taught how
to fit people properly for wheelchairs.
couldn't resist this picture of a cute mom and her baby!

Milk cans. I remember these kind when I was a kid.

put the flattened tortilla on this thick pad

put the tortilla on the side of the oven and let cook, no turning.
Take off with tongs

there you have naan. It is yummy!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Clint and Tom Wasuita visit Nepal Nov. 2014

Mike's two sons were able to come to Nepal for a visit. They wanted to go trekking to see the Himalaya Mountains, see the sites in Kathmandu and spend a little time visiting with us and meeting the branch members and going to church. It was a great time for all.

church at Kathmandu Branch

Ready to go trekking with guide Parash
Hiked to Pun Hill out of Pokhara 5day hike

Can't come to Nepal and not see "Pashpati"
(Hindu Temples and cremation place)

monkeys at Pashpati

Lunch at Northfield Restaurant

Monkey Temple or Swayambou

Bodenauth. Biggest Bhudda Stupa in the world

Tom taking a picture of Betty A. at Bhaktapur

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Deschain and Tihar October 2015

During the month of October is a big festival time for the Hindus. It is a happy time for families to go back to their villages.  A time for big feasts, new clothes, gifts, etc. kind of like Christmas for us. They celebrate with a light festival. They put up bamboo poles and create swings. The children fly kites and they create out of wood a kind of ferris wheel. It is only in this month, then they take them all down. They decorate their homes and business with marigolds. They string them up and then leave them up for a long time. sometimes till the next Deschain. It is good luck.

Ferris wheel in a village.

A swing. It is strong enough for adults to swing.

herding goats.  walking tree behind

Security guard (Shem) at our apartment. 1st day of holiday
you plant grain or grass, then on the 10th day you pick it and wear it
behind your ear. Symbolism.

A double headed raincoat and motorcycle cover for when
it rains in Nepal.

Billboard suggesting  stop the abuse!

Elder Wasuita swinging. Needed a push to get going.

Jim and Karen Greding (our technical specialists from Cal.) were
here in October. We showed them most of our ongoing
water projects. Beautiful Nepal!

Young girl carrying water home. The silver container
is called a Gagri. Mike is bringing one home.

Bishnu Adhikari family
Bishnu, Mangila, Jeevs, Smina, and Rebecca

Tihar in Besishahar. The kids line the streets to sing
and dance. They don't let vehicles pass unless they
give them money.

Kids in Besishahar. Mike got them to sing Resam firiri. Such
posers. All kids are the same.

What a dangerous way to travel. No room inside
the vehicle. Hang on outside.

Beautiful mountains in Besishahar