1. Two years ago I signed up to help refugees right after I retired, two weeks after the election. You can connect the dots. You'd be correct. I got assigned to one newly-arrived Bhutanese family.
negative responses like we are too far
Fast-forward to 2 weeks ago; I was at their apartment, chatting with all five of them. I told the three-year-old I was sorry I
read "Bhutanese Buddhist Community of Illinois, Est 2018"
The event started as soon as we were seated. It kicked off with some introductions. Everything in Nepali - I did not understand a word for the entire 3 hours. The first person
greeted the crowd with the traditional folded hands and "Namaste'", got applause. I was going "gee, he's some kind of popular dude." Then three teens came over and presented him a khata (ceremonial scarf indicating
Afterward two guys came over to greet me and shake hands, being friendly with this non-Bhutanese stranger. I asked his brother afterwards, and he confirmed my friend had organized the "Bhutanese
Soooo... the moral of the story: you never know how the
And I got a Khata!