A Day in the Life of a Nepali 10-Year-OldBy Christina Witter5th Grade Teacher in Northville, MI
Namaste! My name is Apar. I am 10 years old. I live in Nepal.
Nepal is a small country in Southeast Asia. It borders India and China.
Nepal is most famous because it has Mount Everest. Nepal is very beautiful!
I live with my mom, dad, annoying little sister, grandma, and grandpa.
We live in a big house in a neighborhood called Simpani. Simpani is in a city called Pokhara.
Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal. It is very beautiful because it has a lake called Fewa Tal (“tal” means lake in Nepali) and big mountains. That’s Fish Tail mountain in the picture!
Everyday I wake up at 5:30 in the morning. I eat a small breakfast of roti (bread) and chiya (tea). Then I do my chores. Usually I have to mop the floors. After I do my chores, I finish my homework.
At 9:30, I eat my lunch of vegetables and rice, and I then put on my uniform for school. These are pictures of my kitchen where my mom prepares my delicious food.
My school is very close to my house so I can walk there, but many students have to ride the bus. I go to school everyday except Saturday. School starts at 10:00 with Assembly. The whole school meets for 30 minutes to sing and do exercises.
I take lots of classes at school: science, drawing, English, social studies, Nepali, and math. We also have a 15 minute break for “tiffin” (that’s snack time). My classmates and I always greet my teacher when she comes into our classroom and when she leaves it.
When I get home from school at 4:15, I take off my uniform and have another snack. After I work on my homework, I can play football (soccer) with the other boys in the neighborhood.
Dinnertime! I eat dinner with my family at 9:00. We always have dhal bhat—that’s lentils over rice—and some vegetables. When dinner is done, it’s time for bed! Pheri Bhetula! (That means I hope we meet again someday!)