Since Kesha couldn’t join us at the Spring event on Saturday, we visited our family again this past Monday. It was a beautiful day outside, so we decided to take them to the park. We brought a blanket and a Frisbee with us. It was their first time playing Frisbee, and still they were really good! It is amazing how fast they learn things! Even the mom of the family (who is well over 50—I think) played with us. After some Frisbee, they wanted to show us a game they were good at. It was a Nepali game called “gotti.” It’s a game you play with 9 rocks. There are all sorts of rules, and basically you try to catch the rocks in really fancy and complicated ways, and if you pass through the first stage, the levels get harder so it’s harder to catch the rocks. They were so good at the game. I was terrible! They would try to make the levels easier for me because I was so far behind from their levels! It was still a lot of fun though. I remember playing gotti back in Nepal too, but I was in fifth grade back then! I have definitely lost some of those rock catching skills!
As we were playing gotti, we had some friendly people join us with their dogs. When our family saw the dog, they freaked out! They were so scared and started running! Sarah and I pet the puppy, and we told them that the dog was harmless. They were still pretty hesitant, but by the end of the day, we got K to finally pet the puppy! She said it was the first time she ever touched a dog. I think they’ve learned this fear because they have a lot of stray dogs back in Nepal, and the concept of having friendly pets is somewhat strange to them. I don’t think they’re in love with dogs just yet, but at least they’re no longer deathly afraid of them! Overall, it was another very exciting visit! And it was awesome that I got to see them twice this week! And can’t wait to see them again!