Dear Andrea Berner,, Namaste and warmest Greetings,,, Hope you are in good health and doing well. We all along with Maya Tamang are fine and doing good at school with regular school activities. We are almost up to two third of this year's school session and its going very well with many activities. Enclosed here with a personal letter from Maya Tamang on the very happy occasion of Happy New Year - 2018 and Christmas. On this very happy occasion of forthcoming festive season.......... MAY THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS BE DEEPER, IT'S FRIENDSHIP STRONGER AND IT'S HOPE BRIGHTER as it comes to you this year. " Merry Christmas " and a very joyous, healthy, successful and peaceful new year 2018 !!! May this new year brings you every happiness, success and smiles to you, to your family and to your loved ones... AND MORE OVER LOVE, COMPASSION and PEACE PREVAIL all over the Universe. The General election of Nepal was conducted on 26th of Nov. and 7th of December. This is the first ever election to formally execute the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nepal. The counting is going on ( it may take ten days to complete) and the Majority of members for Parliamentary and the provincial assembly members are coming from The Left Alliance United Marxist / Leninist and the Maoist Party. It seems they will have comfortable majority both in Federal Parliament and State Assembly. The democratic alliance headed by Nepali Congress is loosing unbelievably this time. We have seven provisional States under the New Constitution. We are looking for Development, improve integrity, accountability and transparency in all walks of public life. We hope that the new government will last for five years of its term and bring Peace, prosperity and harmony in the Country. Good Government bring smiles on its people............. Lets HOPE... Once again Merry Christmas and a Very Happy, Prosperous and Peaceful new year 2018..... With all our love, prayers and warmest Greetings,,, Sonam Marshyangdi School Kathmandu NEPAL
Ok. here I am finally starting the packing.. (well it is more “piling”.. ) .. for my next trip to Nepal. Christmas under Buddhas eyes..why not. I will pay the bills and take the money to the “Godchildren’s” families… If we have a chance to go into the village I will also get a pile of secondhand shoes there.. good stuff from friends of mine.. I just can’t leave them here, knowing how much these things are appreciated in the village. The soccer and tiny basketballs from the Air Cracks.. will also find a home.. in one of the three schools I have designated to be receivers 🙂 Village school in Hill, Kailash Bodi in KTM and the Marshyangdi School which Maya attends will receive a couple of them. 🙂
Looking mega forward to the way-too-short- trip to Nepal.
I will let you know what’s happening.. once it is happening 🙂