12.6.06

Two thoughts on Nepal

There is a little I know about Nepal most of it I acquired when I was in high school and geography seemed to be an interesting subject. I know that its capital is Katmandu and it’s an Asian country located in the Himalayan region plus the Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world, sits on Nepalese backyard.

I’m so late on sharing my thoughts on the conquest but here it goes anyway. Learning the news that 3 Filipinos climbers (Leo Oracion, Erwin Emata, Romeo Garduce) reached the peak of Mt. Everest last May 2006 made me proud as a Filipino! Overwhelmed pare! The same emotion I felt when Manny Paquiao knockouting Morales on a boxing match. The conquest of Mt. Everest of our 3 countrymen is a proof that Filipinos can do the unthinkable.

Zee, a liberal comrade from Pakistan emailed me a BBC link and mouse clicked it. I saw a familiar picture of a young man raising his arm with his people on a very defining moment. Looking closely to the picture and reading the caption, I learned that it’s Gagan Thapa. Like Zee, I met Gagan in a liberal forum in Saarbr├╝cken in 2004 and he’s one of the most outspoken and friendly delegates. The picture and his thoughts is so powerful that it would touch your heart and wish Gagan and his Nepali people would come out triumphant in their struggle to reform the political landscape of Nepal.


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