Friday, 5 December 2014

Project 365 - Day 218 : K!

DAY 218 : K!

Date: 04/12/2014

I had a meeting in the morning... if this works out it would be wonderful. My boju would finally get to see me on telly and I wouldn't have to settle with doing what is being done by tonnes of other VJ's in Nepal too. Then again. Kura kuramai adkinu pani sakcha so let's not get ahead of things here. Also, my timing maybe an issue as they probably want me to commit. I can only commit and toy about staying in Nepal a little longer if I know what I'm getting into and the idea of the show is worth staying back for. If it happens, it will... if it doesn't then life goes on. :D

I met another friend for lunch after. It was brief bhet-ghat before the friend returns back to bideshi jaggah. 

I rushed home. Fixed my MS Office (it stopped working again). Slept. Blogged. Slept. 

Project 365 - Day 217 : Caffice

DAY 217 : Caffice

Date: 03/12/2014

Today is Wednesday... oh I forgot to mention that Britney Spears turned 33 yesterday! Legendney, Godney, my everything-ney!

I didn't get up to much today apart from meeting few people at the caffice and then chilling with my cousin Sadhana. I also met Sakil, Shristi and Astik. 

Nothing to report. 

Alls gravy. Still not feeling well.

Project 365 - Day 216 : KTM Days

DAY 216 : KTM Days

Date: 02/12/2014

Let's keep it short haita! I watched The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 today with Nawal and Krishma. I wish there was more action. I can't wait for Part 2 now! Something funky happened in my stomach last night because since I had dinner at home last night my digestive system has gone haywire! I am in pain. 

Also... I didn't think the books by Robin Sharma The Greatness Guide and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari were all that. It felt too "know it all" and "over confident" to me. I guess I am more used to reading the Eckhart Tolle type of writing... 

We had dinner in Nanglo where I was joined by my cousin Diwas from the UK, Sakil and Krishma. Oh and we also went to our regular bar in Thamel after like two weeks! Damn. 

I've become so tanned that it doesn't even look nice. Like bits and places of my skin is tanned. 

Project 365 - Day 215 : Way Out!

DAY 215 : Way Out!

Date: 01/12/2014

We made it back to Kathmandu today. I am so happy. I really don't know what we would've done and how we would've got through another day had we remained waiting at Talcha. A gent who was stuck as well came over and told us that we could get a truck to Jumla and get a flight out or walk for 2-3 days to Jumla and fly out. Erm... Gaumaya has a flight to catch back to the UK so we were getting pretty stressed. Well she was. I wasn't. I was just being annoying to her and repeating the very line that she had told me when we missed the flight on Friday... "everything happens for a reason". I quickly snapped that day and told her to keep her lines to herself and keep her sorry for herself. A sorry wasn't going to bring back the plane. Lool. I know. I can be very mean. And that's just the way I am.

We flew back on Tara Air to Nepalgunj and around 2PM-ish we landed. The visibility was pretty low at the Nepalgunj airport so we had to wait till 6PM to get on our Yeti flight to Kathmandu. I am grateful that we even flew because it was really dark by the time we took off. We reached Kathmandu at 7PM and literally did a victory dance! Honestly, Rara Lake is beautiful, magical and paradise for a few days but getting to and from is a hassle, pain and costly! We didn't have much time so we chose to fly which is very costly but even by flying we still lost out on a few days. Tourism has yet to hit this beautiful spot of Nepal and when it does, I hope it is managed properly so the Rara that we saw does not lose it's charm ten years later. For now, I can't even think of going back to Rara Lake anytime soon... unless somebody decides to fly me on a helicopter lol. Wishful thinking! One day I'll be that somebody ;)

I feel shattered. Smelly. Tired. If there was a jumra in my hair then Im sure it's died by now. Do you know we slept around 7.30PM in Talcha lol. It's 10PM and I feel so sleepy.


Project 365 - Day 214 : No Way Out

DAY 214 : No Way Out

Date: 30/11/2014

Its Sunday, we're still in Talcha, we didn't fly and we missed our Yeti Airlines flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. I laughed so much today. Mainly because there was nothing else left to do. The state of 'rum ki hasum' got a hold over us.

This place, Talcha, is a paradise for a few days but right now we feel talcha'd if that makes sense. Stuck with no way out. The Makalu Air gent has left us hoping every morning and Tara Air hasn't flown since Friday. Air Kasthamandap operated a single flight today but that just wasn't enough for the rest. It only carries eight passengers.

Apparently tomorrow, there will be a Nepal Airlines flight too! They operate once a week re. I hope we fly tomorrow or else I don't know what to do. Lol (a helpless lol). I somehow managed to send a message out through whatsapp and my dad told me to be 'patient'. That I shall be.

On a light note, my hair feels like a wig. The last time I had a wash was on Tuesday evening. Badly need a wash, then again I've stopped caring.


Project 365 - Day 213 : Locked in Talcha

DAY 213 : Locked in Talcha

Date: 29/11/2014

There were no flights from Talcha Airport today. Here I am writing from Shiva Himali Guest House, feeling utterly pointless and desperately trying to utilize the evening. It is not only Gaumaya and me who are waiting for a flight to take us to Nepalgunj or Sukhet but many others who need to be in the towns to attend examinations, get back to work, seek medical treatment and most importantly a son who is waiting to attend his mothers funeral. Talcha Airport is served by Tara Air, Makalu Air and Air Kasthamandap (as far as I know), unofurtunately all of them operate irregularly. It would be good for the people of Mugu if atleast one of the airline operated daily or on a scheduled basis atleast twice ot thrice a week. I am surprised Nepal Airlines does not fly to Talcha.

I am not angry at Gaumaya but I do like to remind her now and then why we're still stuck here. Lets hope the airlines grace the dusty Talcha airstrip tomorrow and help us get back to the lives that we have left behind. Fingers Crossed! Or else we will miss our 5PM Yeti flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Yikes!

Today, I finished reading Battles of the New Republic by Prashant Jha, listened and completed the audiobook 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari' and started and finished The Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma. I seriously hope we fly tomorrow because I dont have any more books to read. lol. 

Project 365 - Day 212 : The Missed Flight

DAY 212 : The Missed Flight

Date: 28/11/2014

We were supposed to reach Nepalgunj today. We didnt. Everthing was going to plan and I had even paid Nrs 10,000 and received two Tara Air boarding passes. Gaumaya came up with a "brilliant last minute plan" which would cost our flight. She wanted to visit the school nearby and gift whatever we could to the students. We managed to buy few of each school stationary items for the students. The school wasn't as close to the airport like we had been informed. Around 1030AM, as we walked back to the guest house, the airstrip had been secured off.

Apparently Tara Air was coming! We rushed back the guest house, quickly paid up and walked a few steps down to the security check post where our baggage got weighed and approved by the security. When it came to our turn to cross the runway, the Tara Air staff informed the army to only allow one passenger through. The buggers had already let others in instead of us! Chance ma dance! We got screwed over. 

Unfortunately, it was our mistake too for not making it on time. We were hopeful that we'd fly on Makalu Air to Surkhet but with only five passengers confirmed, the flight wasn't going to come for only us. The Kasthamandap flight was full. Good thing : we got our money back.

Even though I snapped at Gaumaya and partially blamed her for todays hiccup, I am kinda okay. As long as we fly tomorrow. Or else I'll probably turn into the Hulk!

We have our return flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu on Sunday and if we had made it to Nepalgunj today then the plan was to spend the remaining days visiting Bardia National Park. Pretty bummed about this... guess I'll have to return again for Bardia someday.

The day was spent reading, eating, reading, sleeping, looking around the village, admiring the beautiful landscape and more reading.