Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy New Year!! my Nepali friends.

Who knew that there are New Years celebrations happening in different parts of the world all throughout the year? Ok, so maybe a bunch of people knew that but I wasn't so sure. Obviously I know about January 1, and I've always heard about Chinese New Year because that seems to be a pretty big deal, but all the others? I had no idea. For example, apparently Tibet has New Year from January through March, Iran has New Years on March 20 or 21, and Assyrian New Years is on April 1st. There has to be a good joke out there about Assyrian April Fools on New Years Day, but I'm drawing a blank.

But, at the current moment, we should all be well into our celebrations for New Years in Nepal, which is from April 12-15. And what would New Years be without resolutions? Now, the problem with New Years resolutions is we don't ever keep them, right? Well, you can rest at ease because I have figured out why we have such a hard time keeping our New Years resolutions- there are two things we do wrong. First, we often only make one resolution, where we should actually make a handful of them because then there is a greater chance we will at least stumble on one of them. And secondly, we should be making these resolutions for Nepali New Year, not our current January 1st deal. After all, see that picture up there? That was last year, so this year Nepal is already in the year 2067. Shouldn't we try to align ourselves with the people from the future? I think they know more than us.

So here are some of my Nepali New Years resolutions:

-I want to get back in some type of shape. We have a free gym at Westjet so I have no excuse not to use it. Oh right except that I don't want to. But, I have softball and ultimate frisbee season coming up so I need to be kind of ready for physical activity after a winter of solid couch time.

-I want to read more. I recently had to completely empty my room for reno's and what I found was I have a ton of good books that I have never read, not to mention all the good books my friends have that I need to borrow, not to mention the 7 books I just ordered from Amazon, and not to mention the other countless books in existence. Oh, and of course, don't forget the Bible. So, need to do more turning off of the TV and more opening of a book.

-I want to go to an NHL playoff game. Wait, I'm doing that tomorrow! Hooray! Thanks for that Ebay. And who knows, there might be a second playoff game in the future for me before June, we'll see.

-I want to go to a bunch of baseball games in places like LA, San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Good thing I work for an airline, eh?

-I want to keep more and more people entertained with this blog. That seems like the toughest of all these resolutions because how can me rambling on about nonsense keep honest, smart folks like you entertained? Well, I'll give it a go anyways.

As always, thanks for reading and have a weekend. Oh and the other secret to making resolutions? Make one for something that has already come to fruition- just to boost your confidence. Happy resoluting everyone.


  1. Good idea...this year I resolve to drink coffee periodically throughout my day.

  2. I love your blog!!! I'm thoroughly entertained! You win at life! :D And this is not sarcasm! Go you!