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 firstname.lastname@example.org.