Already Past Tense / Earthquake – nevertheless: Happyness in the House

For me and most of us who have never been in a situation like this, it is almost impossible to understand or feel how live is for people in less fortunate circumstances,that get even tougher after such an earth quake.  Temporary housing, poor electrify supply due to regular brown outs, questionable sanitary facilities and to…

The Real Deal / Wittness / Fingerprint Proof

3 days ago we went to sign the lease agreement for the orphanage. I decided to take the oldest child with us. We walked from the old place to the new one exploring the new neighbourhood. We saw many nice fields, growing vegetables, a fish farm and heard children’s laughter. The new place is walking…

Today’s News / My last day in Kathmandu 

Today is the day. Today is the day to move to the new home. We are eagerly waiting for the new flooring, the plumber to ensure the washing machine is installed properly, the new beds arrive and all the cloth and staff will be delivered to the new home.  Last action will be to buy…

November Impressions 

                                                                                                                    

The New House / Saturday Afternoon 

We used the afternoon to spend some time together. Laxmi was gone to a meeting and the children had “silent sitting time”. Hmmmmm… It seems to work this “silent-sitting-time”, at least for some time. Enough to allow the husband to read his newspaper, something he seems to enjoy and do extensively every day.  I asked the…

No Gas / Blackmarket Price / We Are Not Bending  

Since over 2 month the conflict between India and Nepal defines the life’s of it’s people. Hardly any gas is available and if yes: you need to line up for days! The gas containers get only filled half and cost around 700RS now. Blackmarket price is 7000Rs. The pictures speak for themselves! This is a…

Home Delivery / Superb Timing 

Time for sure was on our side. Everything we did worked out just fine. By the time we arrived at the house, the delivery service was already there. Stressfree and without any extra costs, ha!  I am always amazed about different cultures, different ways to do things and how certain “things” work or as a…

Shop till you drop: Black Friday in Kathmandu / good Karma 

We finally found a great place. 3 rooms, big kitchen and 2 bathrooms: one for the girls and one for the boys is what the children said. Ok so shall it be.  The landlord and his family are very kind and supportive and doesn’t mind 12 children and one baby. As a matter of fact…

Tradition / Food from the Neighbour / Namaste 

Kids came home form school, quickly changed their school uniform, as every day and were ready to go. (They are still living at their current space). All ligned up waiting to leave to go to the neighbour….   The neighbour invited all 11 children for dinner. It was the anniversary of the death of his…

 Superprise School Visite/ “Whats your name?”

I got picked up at 8:3o this morning to go and have a look at a new house. We found one 🙂 Second action was to check with the “bed maker”. Was I surprised that we needed to go through the entire measurement experience again? Hmmmmm    On our way to the second stop we…