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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Chp 240. May in Mizoram



My updates from tomorrow onwards will be from Mizoram, if I reach home safely, and IF (a very big IF) there is a decent net connection at home (although I hardly doubt if I will have the time to blog from there anyway).


I’m finally going home, because dad isn’t feeling too well and he got another round of gout attack. He’s recovering quite well now and my sisters came back from Mizoram recently. I am now going home to take their place.

We also have a construction thing going on at our house, that I need to oversee. Dad bought the last bit of land near our house so our building is now connecting both roads “above” and “below”.

Ok, in Mizo we have special terms that don’t exist in English, like “kawmchhak” which is a neighbor who resides above you, and “kawmthlang” which is a neighbor living below you (Do not confuse it with somebody living below and above you in an apartment building). In English, any neighbor is a neighbor. We also have “kawng chung” – road above and “kawng hnuai” - road below. All these important terminologies exist in our language because Mizoram is a hilly area. So all the houses are (precariously) built on the slope of a hill, and roads connect such houses, winding along the slope of the hill. So basically, our house is 4 storey high and the fourth floor is the ground floor from “kawng chung” while it is the fourth floor from “kawng hnuai”!

In my absence from the net, I will not be updating the “Zo bloggers’s latest” at misual.com (38% of my visits are from there, so it is a pretty good source of traffic for those who are listed there) Hence Admin father_sphinx has volunteered to update that section during my absence. Much thanks to him!

I will also be unable to continue with my OPERATION AIZAWL – Phase 1 (A) mission and hence will not be moving into Phase 1 (B) until my return. I will really really really appreciate it if somebody else can continue this project for me. Meanwhile, people, I urge you to please keep mailing the website admins to correct the name of AIZAWL in their websites.

Mizo Blog Directory is another section I will not be able to update. I’m so sorry, I have received all your registrations but I have no time to update it yet. Office work piles ceiling-high and I now have to leave suddenly, trust me, the moment I am back, I will update it immediately. Pinky swear!

The other night, I went to the airport and bid farewell to my sister who stays in UK. Kinda uncomfortable knowing that she’s going back to a region which has confirmed cases of the dreaded H1N1.

Anyway, I will leave office now. If everything goes well, by this time tomorrow, I will be at home-sweet-home, sitting by the bedside of my father. Do remember him in your prayers.

Take care you all. Keep the faith.


20 comments:

Pixie said...

Hope you have a safe trip home...
God Bless you and your family and hope your dad gets well really soon.

Take care and keep safe.

aduhi said...

Go safely, come back safely, take care of your dad, hope he gets up and running before you leave him again.

vana said...

bro, nupui nei turin i lo haw dawn a mi? Aduhi hi bekang ro hawn ang che aw :)

Mimihrahsel said...

net is working fine.., not "that" fast as it would be over there. u can always come and use mine bro. safe journey

Just a grail said...

Have a safe trip, you and you family will be in my prayers.

faka said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers are with you and your family. Anyway, have a safe journey home...

ruolngulworld said...

Will miss your posts but have a safe trip home. Take care of your dad - hope he gets better soon.

Lucy said...

Hey sugar, you didn't pick up your phone :(

Hope your dad gets well soon. Have a safe trip.

odzer said...

Good luck for your trip and the internet and my best wishes for your father. I hope you have a good time and make plenty of photos and memories.

Keichala said...

bon voyage bro

i hope the net will be fine there

may ur dad get well soon

Eveline said...

Hey Kima, have a safe trip! Details and lots of details while you're there. Love to hear about the north-east... brings memories of sensory overloads! :)

Hope your father gets well soon.

Love and prayers,
Eve

Arunima said...

Safe trip!

Enjoy your stay. Would like to visit Mizoram someday.

OpaHmar said...
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OpaHmar said...

in i han sakpui dawn chuan balu te thiar la ...enter sandman...get it?

burgerstud2005 said...

By the time you read my comment,you would have reached your home.I hope you had a nice and wonderful journey.

And also hope your dad gets well very soon.See you on net as soon as possibl.Keep safe and cheers.

Sekibuhchhuak said...

Boss, tluang deuhin i thleng tawh ang chu maw ?

Ipa pawh chu athat zel ka beisei. Mizo zinga gout nei ka hriat hmasak ber ani tlat mai. Kan hotupa Samoan pa hian anei a, ana a chuah chuan tawrh hreawm ati thei khawp mai. Sa hring hi ahua a ti khawp mai.esp, bawngsa.

Hmai said...

lal john i van hre lo thei ve,ka pa pohin a neih kha!!!

mesjay said...

Hope you reached safe. Wish your dad a 'Get well soon' from me. Have a great time, but come back soon.

toy soldier said...

Will sure remember ur Pa in my prayer..
have a nice holz and nupui han zawng dn nia...

illusionaire said...

Thank you all for your wishes. Dad is bedridden as of now, and I was down with stomach infection for two days. After I recovered, I've been spending as much time as I can with him. No time for other activities so far. My closest friend met with an accident too and that was another person I spent a lot of time with. All in all, dad is doing great. He can't walk much and is confined to his room (my old room), but once again, thank you all so much for your prayers and well wishes.