Just in case some of the single letter names are getting a bit confusing while reading through posts, I thought I’d make a short list to keep everyone on the same page.
C- American narrator
P- C’s Nepali “significant other”– as of 7/10/11 he’s now her husband!! :)
S- P’s friend and roommate from high school, and former roommate in Maine before P transferred to New York. Famous for his cooking skills (particularly momo) and for sending P the movie which led P and I to eventually get together
R- S’s wife, and P and C’s close friend
AS- Friend and neighbor from our current home. Also good at translating, she became my Nepali language tutor for a while ;)
N- AS’s “significant other.” Described in one post as “highly political” and in another as P’s fake “mama” at his Bratabandha.
D- P’s and C’s friend from undergrad, now living in the same town as us, P’s guru during his Bratabandha. He is also a Chelsea fan.
KS- Another friend of P and C from undergrad, now attending the same grad school as P.
AD- Friend from undergrad, now lives near R and S. Known for his sense of humor.
AC- Friend of P’s from high school, also went to school in Maine and eventually New York with P.
ON- a friend and “Old Neighbor” in our current town. She tikka-ed P during “Bhai Tikka.”
RH- Our upstairs Irish neighbor. Traveled to KTM with P and I to trek in Solukhumbu. Has a legendary appetite.
S-di, M-dai and R-dai- Former graduate students, and Nepali neighbors who often host important Nepali festivals, and tend to sing and dance at Nepali gatherings.
BG- Our neighbor and P’s fellow Nepali geography colleague. He once insisted that sleeping with an onion under your armpit will give you a fever.
HSS- High School Sweetheart, discussed in “Making My Move“
PG- Pakistani Guy, friend from International House discussed in “Making My Move“
U- P’s younger brother, symbollically cut P’s hair during Bratabandha
Mamu- P’s mother
Daddy- P’s father
J Phupu- P’s aunt (father’s sister)
HajurBua- P’s paternal grandfather
M-di- P’s cousin, her grandfather was Kakabua’s older brother. M-di comes to visit us from time to time, and she is the relative I probably learn the most from in terms of family stories!
MK- Jyoti Phupu’s daughter, studied in the US, is dating an American man (MS), but is currently in Nepal waiting for her fiance visa.
MS- MK’s American boyfriend.