Archive for June, 2009

Day 181

VEGETABLES on street vendor’s Van Gari.  I haven’t tried hurrying to the street from our 9th floor apartment to buy vegetables when I hear them yelling “Torkari!”  “Torkari” is curried food.  These vegetables are cooked with whatever kind of curry is being prepared.  I have however bought some on the street if I see them when I am walking.

Veggies for Sale!

BLACK-TOPPING continued.  Here is a lady worker who keeps feeding sawdust into the fire to heat up the gravel, tar, etc. mixture.  There are other fires to heat up the tar to pour into this mixture.

Feeding the fire beats begging!

BLACK-TOPPING on a street in Iqbal Road.  This street has been one of the roughest streets, and finally it is being blacktopped!  I posted this for my friend Paul Troyer, who is a black-topper in Ohio.

Van Gari dumping it's load!

REMIAN RAIDERS win the “Level: Next….Talent Hunters” Underground Tournament with a stunning defeat of the “Soccer Knights, 2-0 in the final match.  Here is a photo of the jubilant team.  In addition to the satisfaction of winning they also won 20,ooo taka and a nice trophy.


Day 177

REMIAN RAIDER heads the ball for a goal.  It was disqualified because the corner flag was taken down for the corner kick! 😦

This afternoon the Remian Raiders play in the finals of this tournament against the Josephites. 

Nice head shot

Nice head shot

Day 176

MAHBOOB, the striker in action.

Mabub showed his great style putting the Remian Raider’s only goal into the net with gusto, with the help of Asif.  This was not his goal shot, but an earlier shot of him centering the ball.  The Raiders finished the game with a 1-1 score requiring a shoot-out.  They won the shoot-out so are in the semi-finals his afternoon at the Abohani field in Dhanmondi. 

Mahboob, the striker!!

Day 175

HEAD SHOT following corner kick

The team I coach won their must-win game yesterday 2-1 to qualify for the tournament final matches.


Day 174

CORNBREAD – Nepali style!

This morning I went to a local hotel (restaurant) and had a great breakfast of bhaji (spicy veg) and nan-ruti (one kind of Bengali bread) for 20 tk (30 cents U.S.D).  I decided to show you the cornbread as they fix it in Nepal.  This piece of bread, made with corn meal,  is hollow.  and  is quite tasty.

Fresh and Tasty

SARA & REGINA, friends we met on the Annapurna trail, at a rest stop between Pokhara and Kathmandu, and again later in Kathmandu.

Sara & Regina


Here are the two women who had sons so Austin and I would be Fathers.

Marita and Alice

ALICE WITH ALETA a friend of ours who is now home in New Zealand for the Summer holidays.  Next year she will be teaching Jensen at the Grace International School in Gulshan, Dhaka.

Intense Conversation!

Day 170

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to my wife, Alice.

Now I am again living with an older woman.  I follow close behind her, since I will turn 61 in August!

Here she is having fun with a Nepali lady, likely about all the photos I was taking!

Having fun!