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Comic Strip

Posted by The Kid on Sunday, 20 December, 2009
FUll view please!

FUll view please!

I have decided to write bi-weekly comics on my life in Nepal. This is #1 and in is about what I wish I could to the motorcyclists here… :-)

Overheard: Broken Maoist

Posted by The Kid on Thursday, 26 November, 2009

Me: Moooooooom! My Maoists broken. It’s agreeing with government policy!

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I haven’t posted since like… Forever

Posted by The Kid on Friday, 13 November, 2009

In the mean time I’ve been at the zoo, out of town and in of town. We went to a resort near the Tibetan border. We have had Grandmama here for a while. Notice how I like zoos? I not really focused. I miss my friends. I’m getting a little bored with school. I already finished “Ender’s Game”. Zac stop whatever you are doing and pick up a copy. You absolutely have to read it. As for Ezra, I’m feeling like I’m creating more realistic sketchup drawings, in your honor ;). I’m enjoying lego.

Wow.

I must be getting ADHD or something.

To Be a Teen in Kathmandu

Posted by The Kid on Saturday, 31 October, 2009

is not actually as cool as it sounds. I’ve been overworking myself on school, not doing so well on piping, sick with something and missing my friends, or more precisely, other thirteen year old boys. But all is not bad, because I ‘m ahead in school, for the most part. Not too mention learning “the blue cloud” a hard , but fun piping tune. The power-outages have continued, but are starting to cope. I have been drawing stuff and scanning it into the computer. Mom does… something, not quite sure what. And Dad does something too. Oh yeah. He comes home from work. That’s what he does. I’m including scanned images. One is a crazy space plane the other is a mix between an apache helicopter and a mv-22 osprey. Both done with water colors. I’m kinda nuts with drawing right now.

This is the [Nepali] life.

Posted by The Kid on Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

AHhhhhhh. Life’s good. Two nights ago, I was lighting bottle rockets, and last night dinning with monks. They eat well! I almost got a burn from a bottle rocket. This place is cool. We were reading about elephant polo last night, and hoping to ride elephants in pokharra (no,not a disease). So we’re looking forward to Grandmama visiting, and to Sophie’s visit. We have “adopted” a cab driver named Suvas, who teaches us Nepali, while he gets us where we need to be. His rates are a little high, but he is a good driver/teacher (dad started the unofficial lessons). This is the coolest place I’ve ever been. The people are so nice here. The food, is amazing and the people love the bagpipes.

What is Robin listening to right now?

Posted by The Kid on Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Well, actually, myself, just having come from a piping gig at the local orphaned boy’s school. They really loved it, and so did I. We were greeted with big smiles, and with left with many thank yous, from both the kids, and from the teachers. Speaking of which you can now see what I have bought on iTunes, and what artists I have bought the most of with some new widgets. Feel free to check them out.

TGIF-ONIS

Posted by The Kid on Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Here in Nepal it’s a quick transit from one work week to the next. First it’s TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) to ONIS (Oh No It’s Sunday) and back to work. So here I am sitting at the kitchen just before breakfast (followed immediately by school) writing about this just for the fun of it. And because it seems like no-one is on Facebook to chat with. Not pressuring people. I think it’s the fact that saturday Facebooking is spread-out rather than mostly in the evening.

Namaste/Namascar

Posted by The Kid on Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Hello everyone! Just saying hi from nepal where I had on of the best bbq dinners of my life. Life is good. And tasty. So that’s it from kathmandu. For now.

I’m back…

Posted by The Kid on Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Sorry I’ve been so longSo this is my first week in Nepal. And it has been quite a first few days. First, while traveling from Sydney, we stopped in Bangkok for 22 hours. While we were boiling in Bangkok, we got to see a small amount of the city. We got to see people feeding fish, that would later be caught and sold, by throwing bread into the water. We departed for Kathmandu a about 2 and arrived around 4. It was interesting going through customs, because they made us fill small forms regarding our health. Once through health check, we had to wait a good 20 minutes in line to see a customs official. Then we took our stuff down one floor, and someone with a trolley took us to our stuff loaded it on his trolley and led us to the exit where he started bartering for $15 AUD ( Australian Dollars), us not realizing what a bartering society this was, gave it to him. Once outside we met with Tatwa, the head of ICA Nepal. He and Salik, a business partner, took us to our accommodation where we were pleasantly surprised by a apartment with two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen. Previously it had been described as “a space” and “two rooms.” My first night was sleepless, or so it seemed. The next day was was long, but interesting, with Mom stopping looters across the street, and Dad and I managing to get lost. We also had trouble with bank machines, traveler’s checks, and finding a cheap grocery store. In all though it was productive, with us finding all sorts of things for the internet, breakfast, and calcium intake. We had dinner at Tatwa’s house and enjoyed it very much. The dinner included roast chicken, local chips, peanuts, veggies, rice and yoghurt. It was very good. Kathmandu was really wet and dark last night. At least it was raining and there was a blackout. The joke on the way back from the ancient Durbar Square (actually the Café de Patan) (in massive flooding) (through a bunch of puddles[not puggles]) was ‘anyone want a [squelch] cold shower when [squelch] we get home?’ It was a cold wet march back to our Cohpendale apartment. Were we ever a grateful family to be in a our dry apartment, that also had power. This is Robin, saying til next time, Namaste.

The flight of the Wombat

Posted by The Kid on Monday, 28 September, 2009

Yesterday we drove 400(almost 500) km. I got to sit in the “Hump Seat”, the middlest and hardest seat in the Flying Wombat for most of the drive. But the Wombat will keep Flying.