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Mingmar Lama - Tsum Valley, Nepal - Nepali (Global Lives Project, 2013) 11:00:00 - 11:29:59

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hmmm... Seems like we won't find. Is this the one? let's go. — let's go. You go first... i will follow you. Hmm... Find it! — it's not the one. Where might have those two horses gone? Might be behind there. — No idea. Do you see two of them? Might be there. Isn't it the one down there? — Which one? White one... isn't it? — Which side? Over there. Cross the river on our side? — Our side? Isn't it the white and the black one. Near the water spout? — Yes, right past that. There... the white horse... —Yes, it's there. The white one... above other. You mean the one above? — Yes. The one above. Red horse is missing now. Yesterday, they went that way. Did you find? Can't find. Can't find even piece of it. Let's climb straight up. We can search up there. Let's Climb. Is that Yak? Tsering Dorje's Yak?...No it's Samduk's Yak. What's that uncle's name? How many are there? How many shoes are there? Are there two kinds? — There are many kinds. Most of them are good. Has other people taken them yet? Need to buy something to put on lips. — Chips stick? our lips wont crack. They are chasing the horse away. They are moving down there. —Where? There...there. — There's the horse. They are resting next to Shepard's door. Where did Paro Untsok said that he was going? Untsok might come here. He said he'll come. — Did he? Did he say that we are starting to film? Hey? What did he say? Oh my! Who taught you? Like this? No, Like this. It's not working. Some are going that side. — Where? Those are animals. Oh my my! Every one are moving to other side. They'll head that side. Right? Right? —Yes. Might go to Tsegya side. Might be. We can't find it there. Mingmar have you been to Tsegya? — N0 Never found any Yartsa. Never picked from Tsegya side. Only small Yartsa are found. I have also been there. At the Shepard house? That place...where we put prayer flags. Here or there? There. Its snowed that side. Wasn't snowed yesterday. Dorje from Leru been there. How many did he find?—Two! Lots of cattle are moving up there. They are moving slowly. Tenzin Sonam. Tenzin Sonam. Maybe it's Tenzin's Yak. They stay there! Let's go. Somebody has farted. Yuck...You...Yuck Smelling! Don't you feel shame? — Don't you? Rascal! You have farted and blaming me for it. Did we go up there two days before?—Where? We haven't been there yesterday. Two people are coming. Across the river. Two guys are coming. This side or cross the river? —Cross the river. Looks like we are the first one today. We can rest higher up there. Let's go. We can go where the yaks are.—OK. OK. Is Tsudue from Nyak staying here? No. He stays at Bajyu. Picking at their land? I don't know. Then where else? Where is the other one? He might be staying back at home. You found there? Are they big enough to see? —huh? Where? Were you able to see this much? Like this. I ate one yesterday. You mean last night? Only small Yartsa are found.Nwang found them. Do you go that side to pick? Yes, up... up...up that way. Very small Yartsa. How many did he find? Twenty?—You mean Ngawang? Eight or nine. Huh. — Eight or nine. Nine? He said eight or nine. Is someone coming from there? Where? — Near the camp. Where? That one? I don't think so. Right? Maybe down there. — No. Hey! hey! hey! How may worm did Samdup find? He doesn't find many — What? Not many. Who? — Samdup. He doesn't look like that he can find. He doesn't want to stay at Nile. Did he say that he's not going to stay earlier? Huh. How did he say? — He said that he's not going to stay at NIle. Did he say that? Then what did he say? What did he give you.? Go ahead. What? — Something! You know what. He came to my place when he ran away. He wants to go to Kathmandu. I told him to stay until Namgyal brother arrives and then to talk to him. I told him to call from Nile and if he didn't then i would call. Did he say that the Samduk is better or his wife. He didn't say anything. — Why didn't he stay? Hey. What is the reason that he didn't stay. Someone is returning. Hey...she is wearing pick color clothes. Where?— Girls, girls. Where? — There. — Hey Tenzin. I don't think she is it. — She is not showing her face. Where are they? — Way down there. Along the river side. — yes, they are moving. They are returning. — They're lost near the river side. Let's go. I think today she will come for sure. Right! Kumar. May be. — Crazy. Who? Her? — She won't recognize you. — She won't. Oh that girl! Even you have wife at house, you are checking girls. —Who? Me?. She is for him. Why do i need more. I also have a wife. You might also have girlfriend. Kumar!... —Sing a song. Are you eating something?—What song shall i sing. Let's go.—You want me to sing Tibetan song? Can you sing? — I don't know. Again, you farted. Kumar tell me the truth. You ate donkey's meat. —No! No! Then why do you smell so much? Which one? It's not donkey. It's that.... —Oh that one. Nasty. Pathetic! How can it be? You smell like that. — How can hero like guy eat like that! Useless!— He is just a hero! But eats useless things! Hero guys eats hero food. I don't know where my horses are gone. Maybe they are near the trail. Maybe. That looks like the horse.—Where? Do you recognize Samduk's Yak? The one behind that one?—Yes, it's under the rock. There are some cattle. Come, Come!—Grab them. Just try.— I don't think that i can. That will hit you! Whose is that? Migmar, Give some salt. I don't have salt. If you have salt then give them. I'll see if they will come.— Come, come! They are next to shepherd house. Watch them come. This is Kumar's wife. This is from Kumar.—She is Mingmar's wife. I am blessing her. Really. You don't know how to call her. — She is fat. What is this?— Salt for the cattle.—Oh. Where shall we go from?—From this way. There are few over here. Come here! Come! Come, Come, Come! They will come.— Come, Come! So cute! Give some salt. Which way did you go yesterday? That way? Shall we go?—Lets go. Let's go slowly. They can't come fast. Hey buddy! Where are we going today? Are you a dog saying "yoh... yoh" Call them. They were together when i gave them salt last time. I thought they were mine and gave them.—Which one? The black one? The one in front?— I don't know exactly. I think it's the one in front.—May be. Is this the way?—Lets climb this way. We can go from over there. There's a way to go that side. Where? Let's go. Come, come, come! Our porter is looking for Yartsa. I'm tired.—Really? We can rest over there. Something must be down there. Lots of crows are flying over. Where? Down there. Two people are coming from over there. At the other side of the mountain. —Kumar, don't do like that. They are running! Over there. Let's rest. Let's rest here. Nobody has come. Let's rest. OK! Where is the bitten rice?—I have them. You want to have them right now? Where does harvesters stay over there? You see the yellow tent next to the river. They stay there. Yes they camp there. How many years did you harvest there? Where do you find more? It's the same but i don't know this year. Did he stay at Namgyal's? —At first he stayed at Lobsang's. At Phutsok's?— Yes, Lobsang Phuntsok. This bottle smells alcohol. You want bitten rice? We can have it later. Those people are running straight down. They are walking near the flat area. Yesterday i went over there. — I didn't see you yesterday. I know why you went. Who stays at that shepherd house? I think Yartsa is found around it. It grows below the house. Seems like it's going to be cloudy. Let's go. Are those people? Might be cattle. Are we moving? Don't sit lets go. Don't throw it or we won't be able to have water. There are two people coming. They won't come this side. They will go to Bajyo. What time is it? Don't you have watch? Watch me. Wow! There are lots of people moving down there. It could have hit them. What did you say? You came early in the morning. Were you that night? I was there.

Video Details

Duration: 30 minutes and 1 second
Country: Nepal
Language: Nepali
Producer: Rinzin Lama
Views: 120
Posted by: globallives on Nov 7, 2013

Mingmar continues hiking up the hill while looking for catepillar fungus. He encounters a yak, before having another rest.

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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