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Thanksgiving: Giving and Receiving Thanks

The day after Thanksgiving, I called the printing shop to revise the quantity for the first batch order of my book. I initially placed an order before Thanksgiving to get ahead of the holiday delay, estimating 50 books would be a good starting point, since I’m only marketing the book among my close friends in […]

Who Am I?

Have you ever had the experience, when you are asked to introduce yourself and you stumble, unsure of what to say after saying your name and where you are from? Or worse, you are introduced by the host, and you wonder, “Is that who I am in other people’s eyes?”   In different social occasions, […]

ON TOP OF THE WORLD!

5/27/2010 Everest Summit – summary written on May 27, 2010 Since the summit day (May 24th), we have been on the move every day— descending from Camp 4 (C4) to Camp 2 (C2), then C2 to Everest Base Camp (EBC). Then packing and moving out of EBC, and now I’m on my way hiking out […]

THOUGHTS BEFORE THE EVEREST SUMMIT

5/17/2010 Waiting time was taxing. You are not sure how long the waiting time will be and how to plan your schedule. You worry if the summit window will come before Monsoon arrives. You worry if the icefall will still be safe to pass when we finish the climb. You are worried about getting weaker […]

EVEREST – ROTATION 2

5/10/2010 May 4 – 8, 2010 My second rotation May 4: EBC – C1 (6000m) May 5: C1 – C2 (6500m) May 6: C2 – C3 (7200m), personal altitude record! May 7: C3 – C2 (6500m) May 8: C2 – EBC (5300m) This rotation is much more challenging than the first one but I’m feeling […]

EVEREST – WHY IS IT SO TOUGH?

Apr 29 1:30pm  It’s only a few hours since I sent away Tasia, sitting in the sun room writing. Kuran, the lodge service boy, came up: “Your friend is here.” I walked into the dining room and was shocked to see Jeff, one of my teammates, sitting there! “I’m going home.” Everyone had a tough […]

EVEREST – RECOVERING IN PHERICHE (4200M)

4/28/2010 Dear all, We just finished the rotation up to camp 2 (6500m), and spent two nights there. The trip through Khumbu icefall is safe, the acclimatization went well. My cough got very bad at camp 2 and kept me from sleeping in the night. We came down to EBC two days ago. Doctor made […]

EVEREST – LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL..

Apr 27 – 30, 2010   Sitting here in the Himalaya Lodge dining room. Light music in the background, quiet and warm, despite cold and wind outside. Fog is rising in the valley, most of sky covered by clouds. I just sit here, enjoy my ginger tea, and just finished Sherpa stew, re-reading the description […]