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DAY 121 : That Friday Feeling!
I was whatsaspping my sisters back in the UK and telling them “sometimes I have no idea what I am doing in Nepal”. Take it lightly. I am pretty used to things here but you know, not having water at the right time (because of power) and brushing in the morning with bottled water (not mineral water) is still a bit meh. Washing clothes is the biggest struggle for me. I sit there in the terrace and wash my clothes, get tired and wonder what my life has come to. Lol. I need to go find an affordable place to wash my clothes. I realized that sitting on the terrace and washing clothes is not my thing. Washing dishes is so much more fun. Baru I’ll save my coffee/taxi/eating out money and spend it to wash clothes.
This morning, the interns – Astha, Namita and I met around 11.40AM and went to Sagun Griha in Tripureshwore. I hope that’s the place… well it’s just a five minute walk from the World Trade Centre. Sagun Griha ma chahi ke bhane, they basically sell Made in Nepal products that range from natural soap, spices, Nepali craft materials, notebooks/diaries made from natural lokta paper and more. Quite a few of the products are there because of the skill and training provided by MEDEP to the budding micro-entrepreneurs. I was going to say the Nepali name but I forgot.
After we wrapped up the photo + interview at Sagun Griha, we headed off to Patan specifically because we wanted to go and eat at the ALMAYA FRIED HOUSE. We had no idea where ALMAYA was located but after a few phone calls and asking our way around, we got to the fried house aka the fake KFC which is better and cheaper than KFC. It’s actually really good! We had the whole chicken spicy (kinda works out like a bucket) and few drinks and that was under Nrs 1000. Bargain!! Will deffo be going back. Patan Durbar Square is a pretty cool area!
I wanted to watch UTSAV in the cinemas so I asked Astha to drop me off at City Centre. I did ask Astha and Namita to join me for the film but they were hesitant to watch a Nepali film. I will drag them with me to watch Nepali films in the days to come. Selina and Suprina, both from the UK were interested to watch the film – relief – so we watched UTSAV together. Honestly, it was a thoroughly entertaining film. It has plenty of things going on and really manages to stir up your emotions too. Who is Sanjog Koirala, don’t know if I’ve seen him in the media before but he has done a great job. Menuka Pradhan is just on a whole another level.
The bainis and I went to Mezze for dinner. Sakil joined towards the end and then we headed over to Thamel whilst the bainis headed home.
Sometimes I feel like my time here in Nepal is all a big dream and I’ll wake up one morning to find myself in my bedroom back in Sutton. I confused Sakil when I said, I miss the moment right now. I tend to feel that way because I know whatever I experience right now is already in the past. Does that make sense? And half of the time my mind is already in the future and I’m planning things to do in the UK when I get back, my trip to Vegas and LA (been planning for a while so I hope it really works out) so I kind of already miss Nepal, even though I am in Nepal. Anyways bit of a #mindfuck so Im heading out.