Day 10

I am currently experiencing acculturation firsthand as an immigrant here in the US. Here are three differences (which I am in the process of acculturating), I experience almost daily: I know English, I can read and speak english but it simply is not enough because maybe what I know is English in ‘NEPALI’ Style 😛 (if…

Day 9: A Missing Piece

I don’t know what to write. I was more observed in self-questioning mood today. But since I committed to journal every day, unless I have a better reason to skip it or stop it, I am just ranting my thoughts here. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel so lost/scared (I don’t know…

Day 8: 7 things every girl should know if they are getting married

Marriage is a tedious and a tiring process. You can never be fully prepared for it. However, said that it is also one of the most joyous moments in our lives. I remember, the happiness I felt sitting beside my husband-to-be during ‘swayambar’ with all the spotlights on me; it was my day (it was…

Day 7: Long distance relationship

The beauty of long distance relationship is a unique one. Sometimes the amount of love they share might not just be enough. It is one that demands patience, commitment, and an awful lot of listening power. I have experienced it. It can be terrible at times, irritating with internet connection problems every now and then,…

Day 6​

I really do not have much to share today, only the fact that maintaining self-discipline is difficult. I committed to waking up early every day and had been since Day 1 of my journal. Today, however, I gave in to the temptation of sleeping an hour more. 😛 Guilty as charged, I know and I am sure…

Day 5

Sometimes amidst all the chaos of our life, it feels so wonderful to lay back and cherish the good people and good moments in your life. It could be flipping through your old album, catching up with your good friend or just sharing few moments of silent/relaxed moment with your loved ones. Brings a smile…

Day 4: Valentines Day Special

‘Every form of happiness is private. Our greatest moments are personal, self-motivated, not to be touched. The things which are sacred or precious to us are the things we withdraw from promiscuous sharing. But now we are taught to throw everything within us into the public light and common pawing. To seek joy in meeting halls.’ –…

Day 3

Human emotions are strange. Isn’t it? It just takes one moment to make a happy person sad, but multiple attempts to make a sad person happy. I experienced one such moment today. I felt low for the pettiest reason but took me multiple conscious attempts to make my mind feel good again. Maybe I was…

Day 2

Honestly, I did not intend to share my Day 1 journal on Facebook, it was actually supposed to be just between me and my WordPress. But blogging after so many months, I completely forgot my WordPress was synced to Facebook. Nonetheless, receiving such supportive feedbacks from friends and family, enhanced my motive. Thank you. About self-discipline,…

Day 1

For years I have been thinking of writing a journal but I could never accumulate the focus I needed, until now. I moved to USA in October 2016, and past four months haven’t been easy, not emotionally. Coming from such an integrated family of 25 members back in Nepal, moving to an unknown city with…

Redefining Teej: A cherished festival for women

Oh what a lovely day it is! Women celebrating this day with smiles, dance and music. Women cherishing this day, like every other year with so much enthusiasm and happiness. I too love the spirit with which women celebrate this day, but it piques me when the value with which it is celebrated is uncovered….

Not a WOMAN’s world

Keywords: Self identity, patriarchy “I am the creation of GOD, but to the real creator a woman is unknown” The identity of a woman has always been in a state of confusion and it has started to hit me too. It somewhat looks like a lost and found game but more of a lost than…