A couple random things

For the past couple of weeks, the kids have been playing a very bizarre Nepali game. Non-stop. I’m still unclear on the rules, but it’s a game involving two equally sized teams on a field with a base opposite the starting point. The defense lines up while the offensive players one-by-one shout “SABATIIIIIII”, without taking a breath, and running to the base opposite. Other players follow and join hands with any other teammates at the base. If they run out of breath the defense can tag them, sometimes roughly. Eventually, the offensive players keep their hands joined and run out of base, trying to tag the opposing players while their teammate continues his “sabati” breath. If the Sabati and chain of hands are broken, then the defense can grab the escaping players, but before that happens the escaping players can tag the defense.

I actually don’t know. It’s really strange and I don’t understand it at all. Take a look.

Bizarre Nepali kid game

Bizarre Nepali kid game.

And a couple videos.

The workers unloading rice and other yummies from the truck. Left to right- Kamal (crying), Yagya (pronounced Eggay), Hari (big smile), Sundar (begs me to play temple run constantly, helps me in the shop all the time, he's 9 and maybe 3.5 feet tall, total boss), Nirendra (was on the cover of NYTimes Magazine with Maggie).

The workers unloading rice and other yummies from the truck. Left to right- Kamal (crying), Yagya (pronounced Eggay, making goofy face with open shirt), Hari (constant big smile), Sundar (begs me to play temple run constantly, helps me in the shop all the time, he’s 9 and maybe 3.5 feet tall, also on my facebook profile picture, total boss), Nirendra (was on the cover of NYTimes Magazine with Maggie).

And now pictures of my bunkbed 2.0. Much better design than the first one.

Cutting rebar for bunkbed. We bought a grinder- today I saw two guys sharing a hacksaw (one of either side) to cut rebar.

Cutting rebar for bunkbed. We bought a grinder- today I saw two guys sharing a hacksaw (one of either side) to cut rebar. It must have taken them 15 minutes to make one full cut.

Pankha and Dipak- very fun to work with and teach. These guys are going to do something big when they're older.

Pankha and Dipak- very fun to work with and teach. These guys are going to do something big when they’re older.

The grain of Sahl.

The grain of Sahl.

Lap joint on corner posts. As you can see, we also bought a router

Lap joint on corner posts. As you can see, we also bought a router

Assembly almost finished. Dipak checking squareness.

Assembly almost finished. Dipak checking squareness.

The plywood goes on.

The plywood goes on.

The bundle of joy that DeWalt has charitably sent us. About 50 pounds of blades and bits and balls (soccer and football). Thank you DeWalt!

The bundle of joy that DeWalt has charitably sent us. About 50 pounds of blades and bits and balls (soccer and football). Thank you, DeWalt!

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6 comments on “A couple random things

  1. Josh says:

    The Nepali branch of First Edition Furniture! Great job, Luke (and Pankha and Dipak).

    Sahl looks kind of like Ipê, but I see that comes from the New World. I’ll be interested to find out more. Other woods around, too.

  2. hopiec2013 says:

    I am glues to every installment! I might have to travel to Nepal to see Sundar’s (sp?) smile in person….. plus all the other smile. One of y favorite photos is of the shoes lined up. Thank goodness they don’t need snowsuits!

  3. Josh says:

    Completely baffling game!

  4. Tim says:

    Thanks DeWalt indeed! It makes me prefer the brand over others, plus I’ve had very good luck with them in the past.

  5. Ty says:

    GREAT looking bunk beds and good on DeWALT for chipping in!!!

  6. coastsurfing says:

    I know this probably is a decade late in internet time, but it’s called “Kabaddi”. We used to play it when we were kids. I believe India actually has a Kabaddi team. The team with the most number of players wins the game, although the end of the game can go on for hours, atleast up until the point where the losing team has no more players left. Hope this helps! 🙂

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