Hi! My name is Zoe, and I live on the East Coast of the US with my husband Tri (my nickname for him, pronounced “tree”). Before I met Tri, I knew almost nothing about Nepal. As we got to know each other, he began introducing me to Nepali life, culture, language, and food. I got a chance to experience it for myself when I studied abroad there in the fall of 2009.

In July, 2011, we moved back to be with his dad and brother after his mom passed away and stayed for about nine months until April, 2012. I started this blog as a way to document our nepali jiwan, “Nepali life,” and connect with friends and family while we lived in Kathmandu.

Although we’re not living in Nepal anymore, it’s still a big part of our lives. Living there, getting to know my husband’s family, learning about Nepali culture, and learning to speak Nepali have all made a huge impact on the person that I am and the life I want to live.

After we got back, I decided to continue this blog, and it remains a place where I talk about our day-to-day successes and struggles. It’s also a place where I share thoughts about and reactions to Nepal, Nepali culture, the US, American Culture, and lots of other things. I try to write about both the good and bad and be honest about my experiences.

Feel free to email me at nepalijiwan@gmail.com.


8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey Zoe,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Since traveling to Nepal in 2009, I have fallen in love with the country. The people there are so friendly and have a great sense of humour. Keep up the great work. The more people, hopefully the more people will visit/help this beautiful country.

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  4. Hey Zoe!

    Great blog!

    I realized I’ve seen you in real life once… when you went to a anti-corruption rally with your father-in-law and Tri dai. You walking with them reminded me of the Hindi movie Sarkarr (or India’s Sonia Gandhi alongside her husband) and I thought that was super cute. As I was going through your blog, I started suspecting you might have been that person, and here you are!

    • Hey! lol. yep. That was me 🙂 I edited out the last part of your comment just because I want us to stay relatively anonymous on this blog but feel free to email me at nepalijiwan (at) gmail (dot) com if you want to chat more.

  5. Hi!!
    I found you in another blog and just the mention of the name “Tri” ringed a bell in my head, I made a wild guess and you actually are the person I think you are 🙂
    Tri was my project manager in my ex-office in Nepal, I’m in new zealand now. He doesn’t know me, I’ve only heard his voice over the conference call. Great to see your blog! 🙂

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