Day 219

BORKHA-clad lady I met while wading the water West of Mohammadia Housing after a monsoon downpour.

Muslim woman dressed with Borkha

Day 218

SAND put on corner of football field to cover the grass.  I guess it costs less than mowing.  For many building sites this is the way all the sand is carried to the cement mixer.

Getting ready to dump a load of sand.

Day 216

REFRESHING DRINKS for my grandsons.  I just returned from a local store with a bag of Diet Pepsi and water.  Ricky, the awesome Remian Raider’s goalie wonders if he could have a drink.  I was more than glad to share with him.  My grandsons and I spent almost five at this football tournament in Banani.  They had a great time.

Cold drinks for a hot day! Riley, Myself, and Ricky

Day 215

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANTOSHI KHAREL, my Nepali daughter!!!  Hope you had a very special day.  We got to know Santoshi, who worked in the office that arranged our six-day trekking experience in the Annapurna Range.

A sweet smile!

Day 214

CHICKEN ON THE HOOF so to speak!  If you want a great chicken curry here is one way to purchase it.  I usually go to the market and tell them how many I want.  They weigh them live charge me 110 taka/kg (72 cents/lb).  Typically each chicken weighs 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs).  Then they put it into a mechanical plucker, take out the innards, put everything in a bag (except the guts and feathers!) and I take it home.  The one day the electricity was off so they skinned them instead of plucking the feathers.

Fresh meat at your door!

Day 213

MAHBUB attempts to score.  After 2 weeks of thriling contests between all the top teams of underground football…..JOSephites SOCCER KNIGHTS beat 7NA in a classic final ..full time score was 0-0…but JSK won in penalty….nice keeping by TANZIR…JSK beat rapid fc 2-0 in their semi final and 7NA beat REMIAN RAIDERS on penalty after 1-1 draw.

Great attempt!