Friday, 3 April 2015

Project 365 - Day 337 : Shoot and What Not

DAY 337 : Shoot and What Not

Date: 02/04/2015

I'm getting bored of driving around the same area... 

I had a photoshoot that went from 1030AM till 3PM... you will know and hopefully see soon, what it's for. The styling was pretty nice... some of the look was very, me, what I would wear even when I'm out and about. I do not excel in posing, it doesn't come naturally to me so let's hope for the best hahaha!

I took my bainis to watch Dragon Blade in the evening and it was erm... boring. 

That's it.

Project 365 - Day 336 : April Fools!

DAY 336 : April Fools!

Date: 01/04/2015

April Fools!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Project 365 - Day 335 : Red Panda Win!

DAY 335 : Red Panda Win!

Date: 31/03/2015

Conserving Red Pandas Nepal - the project won the EOCA vote! Wahaaay! WE did it everyonee!

Project 365 - Day 334 : Insightful and Inspiring

DAY 334 : Insightful and Inspiring


The weather in Kathmandu can be quite erratic! Today was that and more! I was a little nervous that the rain would ruin the days plan... if there's one thing that I've learned so far then it's peoples inability to function when it rains. When it rains, plans get postponed, taxi fares rise, roads are inaccessible and just like that, people stop and wait.

Though I played with the idea to stay indoors, watch a nice movie and have some noodle soup - I knew life wouldn't work like that. If I had postponed then I would've had to fix up the meets at some other time anyway. We all soldiered on.

Honestly, the amount of money I've spent on taxis is beyond me. The ride from my area to Dhobighat felt like a life-time! 

I met the people behind Animal Nepal and then Burns Violence Survivors. It was really nice to know about their work, what's happening, how they deal with situations and their plans. I particularly got really interested with the Animal Nepal side as I came to learn that they're pushing out few campaigns about elephants welfare in Nepal. Woop Woop! 

After that, I joined Nattu and Amshu and we headed off to Muskan Sewa Home in Baneswhor. The home with around 14 children is an oasis hidden midst the hustle and bustle of the area. The children were lovely, warm and very kind. Some of them even sang for us. The lady who runs the home, Bhuwan Rai, is another marvelous gem of a person who has followed her heart in doing this when she could be enjoying retirement in some sunny place. I will write about the time at Muskan Sewa Home on the main blog soon.

I had dinner with Nawal, Krishma and Sakil in the evening. 

A great, productive, insightful and inspiring day! I hope for more.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Project 365 - Day 333 : The "Thikai Cha" Culture

DAY 333 : The "Thikai Cha" Culture

Date: 29/03/2015

How many times a day do you hear the words, "thikai cha". I've slowly started to dislike the saying as it does not help us at all. We're stuck with the average. By saying "thikai cha", we settle, we're okay with 50% and that results in everyone being fine with just being okay. Thikai chanta, espali esto bhai-halyo... 

I recently had to pick up some documents from an office. I had the day all planned, by 10.30AM, that would be picked up, payments made by 11.30AM and just like that the day and the meetings would go accordingly. Unfortunately, the documents were not ready. Was I informed... no. Malai thik lagena. Thanks to his inefficiency, I was more than an hour late for the next meeting - an important payment that I had to make. Furthermore, I ended up making another individual wait for 35 minutes after shifting the time of our meeting back twice. When I complained (the owner and then his staff, a young lady at the desk) I was complaining about their service - not personally attacking them. After I told the young lady at the desk that I wasn't happy about having to wait when I had informed I was on my way, she slowly sank in her seat and looked blue. I made it a point to inform her that I wasn't being mean to her, I just didn't appreciate it the waiting around. I made sure I said the same to her 'boss'.

I was to attend a shoot around midday... I was requested to be there at 12 noon. I got there at 12.10, called the person to ask where everyone was and then the person informed me that there may have been a slight case of mis-communication and that the person would call back. I managed to call the person before the call back and straight up informed that I would not be able to make it to the "new" shoot venue and that I was sorry to have put them in this situation but they put me in this situation so yah! The person is a lovely person who I have known for a little while but still, that wasn't going to bring out the "thikai cha". I hope the others don't deem my action as very selfish as I also want them to understand why I even did this in the first place. Even a message/reminder an hour before informing of the venue change would've been fine but to reach the venue and then be half-informed, I wasn't going to settle for that. I wouldn't and haven't worked with others like that and if somebody is requesting my time and proceeds in that manner, then I am happy to say, it's okay, I'm out.

I've had a few shoot experiences like that hence why I dislike shoots in general. It's not about "oh but you might miss a chance to be on the cover/mag" etc. because to me the more important thing is the way that everything is being conducted. We must be professional, precise and must value time. If you don't value time then fine but if I value time then atleast think about that.

That's my thought for today... Let's work efficiently, communicate well and be punctual. It's simple and saves a lot of time.

Project 365 - Day 332 : Family Time

DAY 332 : Family Time

Date: 28/03/2015

Day off at home with family'

PS. Cousin and bhanji from Pokhara are here!

Project 365 - Day 331 : Friday Feeling!

DAY 331 : Friday Feeling!

Date: 27/03/2015


TV appearance on NAMASTE alongside Sahana Bajracharya.

Dinner with the folks at Mahabir Pun Dai ko cafe aka Nepal Connection Cafe in Thamel.

Night Out with the Familiarzz!