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.