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Mingmar Lama - Tsum Valley, Nepal - Nepali (Global Lives Project, 2013) 16:00:00 - 16:29:59

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It's your fault. People blame for no reason. They make things and talk nonsense. Who said?—I don't know. Who?—Maybe be Phunstok said. Oh. I'm sure. What do you think?—I just say like that. Smell this Yartsa! Stay with us today.—I won't stay. I'll give you separate tent.—Don't get angry. I won't. Why won't you?—It's not a problem but others will think different. Kumar, what shall we have? — We can have porridge. Do you have blue cheese?—Yes. Can we have it?—It's ready to eat. We can have porridge then. What is it? Where's Tenzin?— He went to take a leak. Yesterday i was here looking for Yartsa. It's available up there.—I found seven in five minutes. Lier.—I'm serious. How many did you find?—Fifteen or seventeen. At Bajyo?—No. At different place. I don't find much.—Do you stay with your mum? —Yes. Hey! Did you see my horse there?— I didn't see. Pick one flower and give it to her. Wait. Hey...stay with us today OK.—Nope. Why?—Just so. You have one?—Yes. What's this?—Hold it. Where's my watch gone? Three thirty. What?—Do you stay down there? Yes. What are you guys doing? Hey nephew?—Yes uncle! Hey Kumar! Kumar?—Yes.—Turn on the light. Is it ok?—Yes, sit down. I'll bring firewood. You want to clean Yartsa?—Yes. Let's have snacks first.—OK. Do we have enough snacks? I'll bring Juniper. It's OK. Don't put more. Wow! Is there water?—There is. Is that tea?—Put that water here. Is that tea?—No, it's water. Give me your brush. can clean Yartsa. Come sit.—How many did you find today? I didn't find much. Just five or six. Are you cleaning?—Yes. Don't hike down. Stay here today.—OK. It's good idea. I'll go tomorrow evening. —Is there any Khampa's looking for Yartsa? One Khampa is coming here?—How much does he give? I didn't ask.—Oh. Haven't you met him?—No. Is he Gungcho Khampa?—May be. Are you selling all of them?—If i get good price. It's worth of only six thousand Rupees.—OK. It dries if we don't sell.—Right. It's cold today.—It snowed right?—Yeah. Are you just two of you?—Just two of us. I saw one Khampa few days ago.—He was seen at Bajyo. He doesn't know this place. Wow that one is big one!—Yes, big one. Are you going to sell them?—All together. There are more small sizes than bigger size i think.— May be. You need help?—It's just these. You have nine today. Pass me a small twig.—Is it broken?—Yes. It's windy outside.—Yes, it's windy. I can't see clearly in the dark. I'll go sit near the door. You left one down.—It's broken. I have to join it. Make some tea. Did you put tea?—Huh. What?—Did you put tea?—No. Put some tea then. Kumar!—Yes. Give me my cell phone. Here. Ask Rinzin to send someone? Are you finished cleaning? Khampa must be at Bajyo. He's not coming. He's at Bajyo. Is it broken? It broke inside the plastic. Can you sell it? Khampa is coming.—Really? Hello!—Tashi Delek!—My business friend! How are you doing?—I come to buy Yartsa.—I have some. How many do you have?—These are today's. Are these it?—I couldn't find more. How much is it? How much are you offering?—It's not good quality. This has both good and bad ones as well. You look like Khampa?—I'm Tsumba Khampa. Where did you get it from?—Up that hill. Didn't you find more than this?—I couldn't find more. They are not grown yet.—What is the price? How much are you offering?—Give me good price. We are old business partner. So how much shall i say? How shall we deal? you want to sell by sizes or altogether? Shall i sell the bigger ones and smaller ones in different price? It's your property, so you decide. How much you want to give for big piece?—There's no big piece. This is big one.—Just this one?—Look here. Big means should be this size. I'll sell if you give good price. He has as well.—I also have. Should be bigger than my fingers. These are small ones. Are you saying that these are big ones?—Yes, for sure.

Video Details

Duration: 30 minutes and 1 second
Country: Nepal
Language: Nepali
Producer: Rinzin Lama
Views: 78
Posted by: globallives on Nov 7, 2013

Mingmar meets a lady while walking back to the base camp. When he arrives, he boils water and cleans the catepillar fungus that he found. A buyer arrives and they negotiate a deal.

This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Mingmar Lama.

This video was produced by Rinzin Lama, Andrew Mahlstedt, Dawa Yakpa, Yog Shakya, Tenzin Norbu, Ravi Shrestha, Karma Ghale, Santa Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Magar, Tenzin Norbu, Thepe Tamang, Maila Tamang, Santosh, Jit Bahadur Gurung, and Kancha Tamang.

This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience.

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