Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My new words

I have been trying to learn a little bit of Nepali before i head back. The words I remember are mostly about food. Food is important but it'd be great if i could remember how to ask people how they are and their names. My brain does not want to learn anything new.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Trying to do something good...

When I was in Nepal last time i volunteered at a small children's home. The trip to Nepal was enough to completely change my ways of thinking but working at the home changed the way i feel. Being around a group of children who want nothing more than your attention and affection (and the occasional candy) breaks your heart.

It was hard. There were days where i cried a lot. It was difficult to know i couldn't fix everything for them. The whole time i was there i kept thinking "i am going back to warm showers, hot meals and a comfortable bed and these children will still be here feeling hungry and cold."

i have been trying to raise enough funds to get all of the children into a private school. i don't mean a school with a fancy pool, computer labs and state of the art gym. i don't even mean a school where they have music or art class. i have simply been trying to arrange them an education at a school where the teachers can read and write in Nepali and have basic teaching skills.

So far i haven't been able to achieve this goal... i'm about $1000 away from them all being able to go to school for a year. Everyone keeps telling me that i should be proud of the money i have raised for them so far but i know nearly getting them into school doesn't help anyone. It doesn't make it easier when our website broke, paypal froze our account and i had to spend a small fortune to register a business name in order to open a bank account.

I keep telling myself not to focus on the problems, just think how good it will be to see them all off to a good school. So after you read this cross your fingers for me. I need all the good thoughts and luck I can muster.

And if you are looking for an international volunteer placement check out the website. All the fees go to supporting the children and it is a locally run organisation. Volunteer in Nepal.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Things I miss from Nepal...

I really miss the children from the home where I volunteered. And I miss my friends. Only 28 days.

Secret Guilty Pleasure

Have you ever noticed when you have a bit of a crush on someone you find yourself doing things you normally wouldn't do. For me it is listening to music I would normally hate. This week I can't get enough of this:

Monday, April 19, 2010

I am about to have an adventure...

I have $7000 in my back pocket and a one way ticket to Nepal. I only have a three month visa so I could end up married to a Yak herder in order to stay longer, or I could end up in India, Cambodia, Thailand. Plans are a little loose right now.

The shit thing is I have to wait 29 days till I leave. Standing on the edge of an adventure and having to go through the dull every day routine is torture. I am spending my time day dreaming and ticking off the days.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

time wasting

i have a new way to waste time. It is a little bit embarrassing but only because of the amount of time i spend doing it. It is chatroulette... I have an unhealthy addiction to chatroulette.

So for those of you have been living under a rock. Chatroulette is a chat program which connects you to random people all over the world. There are two screens, one for your cam and one theirs. If you get connected to some who is, oh i don't know, maybe touching themselves in the bad place, you just hit next and BAM your connected to a beautiful 19 year old Portuguese boy who you wish would touch you in the bad places.

i have a rule for chatroulette. It goes like this: If they have clothes on i will talk to them. i have spoken to some really cool people who at first looked a little freaky... i've also spoken to some crazys who looked pretty normal. The other night i spoke to a group of drunk Canadian kids who told me i "had plenty of time left to find someone"(AWWWW thanks kids). There was also an older Italian man who was supposed to be monitoring some electrical equipment but was bored of work, an American who really loved fly fishing, a 17 year old Albanian boy who offered to pay for my hotel if i ever came to meet him.

And then sometimes you get someone like this guy:

I have to make the disclaimer: if you are offended by dick or random women showing you there bits stay well away! Also DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN ON CHATROULETTE!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010


i have been waiting for something huge to happen so i have a really exciting first post. i waited and waited. the longer i waited the more interesting the event needed to be. today i decided to just pop my posting cherry... i mean they always say the first time isn't that good.

i know the first time is supposed to set the tone of our relationship and well i can see this isn't off to the best start. i'll be better next time. i was just really nervous, there was so much pressure to be good...