Friday, 1 August 2014

Be a trendsetter; be proud!

Hello everyone,

Welcoming August already, time flies. I am posting something different today. Sometimes my mind works in a different pattern. Every now and then I tend to do some things which is out of my daily league.

I was just going through my old dresses and clothes. I came across this lovely piece of cloth which I bought few months back. I actually wore it as saree (Nepalese people wear it). But now I really do not feel like wearing it again as saree, does not appeal my taste. So, suddenly a sense of creativity hit my mind. It is not the first time I have done this. Back in Nepal, I used to ask tailor to create the dresses as I wanted. It is something that gives me KICK, hehehe (pardon me, just repeating the dialogue from a latest Bollywood movie Kick).

I say be a ''trendsetter''. We all believe that we are different than others and we are unique on our own ways. I am not a fashion designer or professional tailor nor did I took any lessons for any cutting or sewing. I only know how to do simple stitches and simple sewing things. In my opinion, we should wear what suits our mind and body not what suits others. We should be in the attire that gives us comfort and the satisfaction of wearing it.

Here are the photos of the different ways of wearing the same piece of cloth. 'Polka dot' has always been my ever loved style. Be your own boss, be creative, be imaginative and enjoy your freedom.

Hope you enjoy reading this post. Thank you!!!

And yes please don't be surprised if you see my photos or me walking around wearing these dresses hehe.

 Cheerio limshaku :)

(Live life to the fullest)

Please ignore the background. This piece of saree does not cost a fortune!!!




Sunday, 27 July 2014

5 Miles Milestone; Walk for Nepal, London 2014





Hello there,

Tried to paint my nails as Nepalese flag! 
Greetings to my readers. A sunny and warm welcome in this sunny July. Yesterday, 26th July 2014 was a well spent day for me. I had the feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. As planned, I set out early morning from home and headed towards one of my most favourite park Richmond Park, Surrey. This time I was going there for a purpose; a good purpose for my country Nepal and its people. The Walkathone was organised by GMIN UK. This was the second programme so far I suppose. The registration fee was £10 and I had done it in advance. I thank Pratikshya for the FB invitation. There were 4 more charities involved: YouthNepal, Helpnepal.net, Live for Change (I raised a mere £25 for them, thank you for my contributors) and Nepalese Nursing Association UK.

We reached Richmond Park on time but it was difficult to find the right location where the bandstand was, unable to get the right direction, me and my sister roamed around the big park. We already walked 2 km by then. Late but not left out, there were still people who were lost and just got there. I was happy to see there are still people who were going to do the walk. A leader called Peter lead our group and we started our journey. There were children, women and men who were so determined to do the charity walk. I met members of helpnepal.net. It was pleasant talking to them and we shared a lot of information. After the completion of less than one third of the journey I came to find out that the whole walkathone was 5 miles not 5 kilometer. Adrenaline rushed through my veins. Its not the feeling that I cannot do it, its just that my mind was not ready for it. I decided to continue anyway because it was not a good idea to leave things incomplete. There were little children walking faster than me how can I just quit.

Love for Nepal

We all tried to stick together and walk in a group. The sun was really in favour of us, may be too much in favour. It was really hot. At times I felt like I was walking in the roads of Kathmandu. The leader, I thought who was responsible for all of us was not actually a leader. He told me he came there just as us, interested to do charity walk. He did had the right map and he did try to encourage us when we were tired and all. I could see everyone walking with smile on their face and determined to complete the charity walk, may be it is the love for our country and its people. We might not change the whole country but atleast we tried to do a little change. We did raise the money for chairty which helps Nepalese people. 

We reached the point where we started our walk and concluded our journey. It was a great feeling of achievement and accomplishment to get the certificate and complimentary sandwich hehe. 

I congratulate everyone who completed the walk and contributed something for our country. Hip, hip, hurray!!! We are all winners. I hope the money raised for this good cause goes to the right people and change their lives forever for good. If I can change atleast one life, I feel happy that I have done something. I am not a leader or socialist or billionaire; I am just a simple girl who is trying to bring a small change in someone's life through this charity walk.

Lastly, I would like to thank the organisers, the contributers who donated for me, the people who walked with me and my sister for supporting me. Ofcourse, there were many tweet people, instagram friends and my friends and colleagues at work wished me luck and gave me advices which helped me a lot. I need the same support and encouragement for another walk 10K in September. Till then cheerio.

Thank you for reading.
limshaku :)




Tuesday, 22 July 2014

My Visit to Nepal 2014 - Fight against time

Basantapur 


Hello everyone,

Greetings from London, hope all of you are doing great.

Recently, I visited my home country Nepal for few weeks. To tell you exactly about my experience hmmm, it was great meeting someone we love so much. It was good feeling seeing smiles in faces. It was refreshing to smell cool morning breeze, it was blissful feeling to hear sound of bell in temples, even normal tea would feel different. I am not extremely religious person but I do like to visit temples, and I have visited my favourite ones again this time. It gives me so much peace to be there, the serenity of being in that vicinity keeps my heart at ease, mind free from anything else. The smell of scented sticks bring the different fragrance in my mood, there is so much hope and new ray of lights I find. Battling with afternoon scorching heat was one another thing, forget about putting on makeup in your face cause the amount of sweat from your body washes it away naturally. We might need umbrella to give us shade during rainfall but we do need it in that hot temperature otherwise heat in just landing straight onto your head. All those delicious food, for example momo (dumplings), sekuwa (roast meat), Thakali food, Newari food, etc teases your taste buds. We can never really find the same taste here in UK. I really loved having a evening stroll in my hometown Bhainsepati. It is so fresh and rejuvenating. I travelled in different form of public transport such as local bus, microbus and taxi and paid very very less amount of fares in buses and microbuses. Taxi fare was expensive but the fare I paid for bus and microbus was very less, I suppose less than 10p per mile. The roads were wider and cleaner than last year. Very happy to see roads to Bhainsepati in between Nakkhu Dobato (Ring Road) and Nakkhu pool pari was so smooth and nice, with road marking haha.
Sunset reflection in Fewa Lake

We packed our bags and left for unplanned journey to Pokhara, another beautiful city and a major attraction of Nepal. It was frustrating yet exciting experience to get stuck in traffic as there was a landslide which blocked the way. Our cheeky driver jumped the long queue from time to time. Again the daytime sun was releasing so much heat the I was sweating and all my veins starting swelling up. Just when I thought we got out of the landslide there was another traffic jam because a lorry has broken down. I remember the traffic updates in my car while I was driving in London streets,'' M25 is blocked clockwise at junction 9 due to a broken down lorry''. There was no escape route anywhere; one side was the fierce River Trishuli and other side was big hill. Finally, we reached Pokhara around 3 or 4 pm. It was still hot there. This could be one of the Highway story I would remember from nowonwards.

Pokhara is ever so lovely. I loved evening strolls and fresh wind blowing through the Lake Fewa. Spending time at Busy Bee, Club Amsterdam and watching football till late was so fun much. We hired a scooty and went to Sarangkot, Pame, Dam side, Davis Falls and different places, got our skin tanned. There was definite mark between what was exposed to sun and the mark which was hidden behind our clothing. I am ever so much grateful to my people who welcomed us with open heart and big wide smiles at Club Amsterdam, invited us for lunch, guided us to go to places. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention about Lake Begnaas. Thank you brother for lovely lunch at 'Air Nandoj Restaurant', that was delicious Peri-Peri chicken we had. Also thank you for lending your driver and a car; we enjoyed being chauffeured around. The water in Lake Begnaas was so clean and warm; tiny fishes came to tickle us when we had our feet dipped into the water. Roaming around Pokhara brought back all memories of being there a year before.
Begnaas Taal

This time round, I found a lot of Chinese, Indian tourists in comparision to last year. Back in 2005, the first time I went there, I did not see any Chinese or Indian tourists. To my surprise I met a lot of British tourists too. I found it a bit exciting to meet British people in my country. World Cup was not so exciting for me cause Italy lost the match.

Met so many lovely people there. This shopowner lady told me her story of how she works so hard to support her family. Waking up at 5am and get things done at home, feed son, send him to school, open the shop, do the sorting out, close the shop late and still go home and cook and do all the household chores. Hmmm people do have difficult life. People always take life for granted. There are many people deprived from many things in this world we must know that we should know the life we are living could always be somewhat better than somebody else's life. I am not talking about Bill Gates or Richard Branson or Laxmi Mittal here. :) We might not be as rich as them but I am pretty sure the freedom we have, the life without paparazzi, the life without threat, the life without millions of employees to lookafter, a freedom of speech, a life where we can laugh without any hesitation would be worth living.

One hot day, I was just roaming aroung Basantarpur (Darbar Square), went into the museum too.  I enjoyed being on my own. I felt like I was tourist myself cause its been many years since I last visited that place. It was nice watching all those royal collections of Late Nepali  Kings but on the other hand, I was saddened by the picture of King Birendra and his last photo. May his soul rest in peace.

I could not finish this post without mentioning about Kathmandu itself, Capital city of Nepal. Hanging around streets of Kathmandu was fun as well as hot. I enjoyed roaming around Thamel, listening to music at HardRock Cafe, having afternoon brunches at Potala Restaurant (owned by my bestie). I also visited NARAYAN HITI Royal Palace this time. I really liked how the rooms of the palace were named after the names of the districts of Nepal. Everything felt so Majestic but the charm of the palace is gone. There is no King and family to live in that place anymore. Felt a bit sad.

Now going back to topic, I must say after sometime I wanted to come back to London. Not because I wanted to come back so desperately, it was purely because I had so much work pending. Taken extra time off from work the unscheduled one, too many things to sort out, my car's battery would go flat anytime soon, and I wanted to resume back to my work sooner. Honestly speaking, I am still in holiday hangover mood. I do not feel like working at all. I do not know why I felt that I was fighting against time in Nepal. I could not sit in one place, I had to do something. If I would just sit around for 5 minutes doing nothing, I would feel like oh no I am wasting my precious time. May be I am so used to working environment now. I aimed to do so many things in Nepal but only few were done.

Saying goodbyes were hard but for me they are part of life now. I do not cry in departures cause I like to remember the special moment as smiley faces. Cheerio my country Nepal. I will visit you next time probably when the Ring Road project finishes. Hopefully, it would be smooth experience to drive around 8 lane Ring Road. :) And last but not the least, extending my thanks to all the restaurants, hotels, cafes, every other tiny places for providing FREE WiFi service to us, I got the most out of it. yayyyyyyyy

Thank you for reading!!!

Cheerio
limshaku


outdoor BBQ, yum
Nau tale darbar ko Aankhi Jhyaal 

Loved hanging around 'Kathmandu Coffee' with free WiFi



Natural treatment by fishes of Begnaas tall

Monday, 10 February 2014

I bow down to love, I bow down to you.

Hey ya all,

I thank you for reading my blog once again and I hope I haven't disappointed you too much. Without wasting your time, I am posting this little piece of sort of poem yet an article.

Hope you feel the feelings connected to it. Cheerio limshaku


I bow down to love, I bow down to you!!!

I bow down to love,
I bow down for love,
I bow down to be loved,

No matter how hard I tried to put a poker face,
Couldn't resist my eyes filling up with tears.

No matter how hard I tried to forget your absence,
Couldn't deny my heart pumping up with your name.

No matter how hard I tried to decorate a smile and be brave,
Couldn't help myself crying out loud in sleeps.

No matter how had I tried to face the consequences,
Couldn't stop my mind thinking of you not even for a second.

No matter how hard I think of living a life so long,
Couldn't imagine my journey without you.

I bow down to love, I bow down to you,

I do not bow to your ego, I do not bow to your anger,
I do bow to your love, I do bow to your care,
I bow down to love,
I bow down for love,
I bow down to be loved.

In life we still feel blessed to love and be loved. Lets hope All Is Well for all of us.

Live life to fullest.

limshaku :)







Sunday, 19 January 2014

''Loving you is like a roller coaster ride''

Hello everyone,

First of all, Happy New Year 2014 to everybody around the world and I wish you a good year ahead. I apologise for not blogging for quite sometime now. I really need inspirations and reasons to write sometimes. I have been busy for no reasons lately and too lazy to actually jot anything in my blog.

This is my first post of 2014 and in couple of months. I thought of this poem couple of months ago but just couldn't be bothered to post it. I hope you enjoy reading and have a nice day.

With all do respect limshaku

''Loving you is like a roller coaster ride''

Loving you is like a roller coaster ride,
Makes me wanna fly and touch the blue sky,
Makes me wanna smile and feel shy,
Makes me wanna rejoice and jump high.

Loving you is like a roller coaster ride,
Makes me wanna defy and deny,
Makes me wanna cry and run wild,
Makes me wanna hate and hide.

Loving you is like a roller coaster ride,
Makes me wanna dream and desire,
Makes me wanna scream and surprise,
Makes me wanna zeal up and be zany.

Loving you like a roller coaster ride,
Makes me wanna refuse and retire,
Makes me wanna detach and despise,
Makes me wanna conceal and compromise.

Loving you is like a roller coaster ride,
Makes me wanna walk by your side and spend my whole life,
Makes me wanna build up hopes and fulfill my duty as your wife,
Makes me wanna sing that sweet melody and keep up with your rhyme.

Loving you is like a roller coaster ride,
Loving you is like a roller coaster ride.

Funny thing is I have always loved roller coaster rides. I would take a ride and enjoy being thrown up in air and ups and downs. Never knew that life is actually telling me it is like a roller coaster ride of feelings, emotions, happiness, sadness and all. I believe in having dreams and fulfilling them. Lets live life to fullest be happy.

Thank you for reading.

Cheerio