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Mingmar Lama - Tsum Valley, Nepal - Nepali (Global Lives Project, 2013) 17:30:00 - 17:59:59

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Where are you staying my friend?- Next you. Do you have wife or not? Not yet.— Have you arranged with your parents? Not arranged yet.—What?—Not yet. This is my earning for the day. I didn't take Yuan. There's a lot of hassle with Yaun. Why?—I don't need to exchange. Is there a lot of hot water?—A lot! Push those firewood in. Give me that bush. It's dusty. Don't put it on the plate. Do you want some bitten rice?—No. Have some.— Don't be shy. Have some. Here...take same. It's hard for you to bent. You have heavy butt. Amen!— I need this plastic for tomorrow. Did she speak nicely with you? She only spoke about you. What did they say. I think you are jealous.—Looks like it. You are wearing nice Jacket. That's why.—For this! Just kidding. They said you look handsome. Didn't they say that they wanted to be his wife? They said you are smart.—Really? They peep from the side of their eyes to look at you. It's good to look at that way. Or else it will be awkward. I don't know. Aren't they looking at you? Didn't they like you?—I was looking for someone else. I thought something happened.—Like affair. Eat some my friend. My teeth gets tired eating bitten rice. I thought you are younger than me. Didn't you put tea in it?—No, just the water only. It's boiling now. What kind of sound is that?—I don't know. It's a strange sound. Drink hot water. There's no extra cup to offer you tea.—It's OK. I already had tea. Not hospitable.—It's OK. I had bitten rice. I don't have extra utensils. If you have alcohol then I will drink. Alcohol is finished. You stopped smoking. When did you quit? It's been 8 months. That's so wonderful. Then I admire you. Then I am a good person, right?—Yeah. People are starting to smoke and you have stopped. Wow! We have to think for long time. Need to have good vision. You have given awareness on waste at the village. I heard you were picking waste and taught others too. Yes, I gave awareness at Lar and Nile. How much do you think you'll make this year? I don't know. Yartsa are small here.—I heard you find a lot. I found a lot few days go. Mushrooms are so small to spot them. Do you find well? Not much. About four or five. I don't have luck with Yartsa—Planning to go abroad? What's your plan?—Nothing so far. I will see. I cannot dream too much. It doesn't get succeeded. He's thinking too much in his mind. It's OK for him. He's young. I will show you a card trick. -OK Where is your shoes?—It's on the roof. It's on the roof?—I thought he brought it inside. Is this the same card. Just hold this. Remember it.—OK. Look here. I am shuffling. Is this the one? - You cheated. Shuffle this. Just look at one from the top. Here. Just say when I throw your card. —How? I'll show your card. Is this the one?— It's club of eight? See there. —What happened?—Your trick didn't work. Sorry. Here—Have you saw the card right? Is this the one?—Yes.—Who taught you? I am better in playing cards than you. Have some bitten rice.—I am fine. Lot of smoke. Is this Queen? This goes here...and this goes there. This is ten. How does it work? Here is nine. — That's why I am pairing nine and ten. How it works with number ten. I think ten is here.—No. I have separated all the cards. No. Do you want to bet?—What? Who ever wins, beats the other. —If you win then I will die. This smoke is irritating. Can you do this?—No. What else do you know to play? I know Kitti. And else? —Rummy. How is Rummy played? Then let's play Kitti. How is wild card chosen? There won't be wild card in Kitti. There are nice cards. It's a bet OK.—No. I will die from your punch. He won't beat you to death.—That's right. We should throw high cards first, right? —Yes. Now you'll get punch. — You'll get punch for sure. Let's see.—This is my first card. Not that one.—You cannot show cards. We have to show our cards. I'll get idea from your card. Arrange as much as you can. OK. It's a punch bet. Not a punch bet. Who plays without any bet. Show your cards. It's your turn.—I dealt. So it's yours. What a silly cards. What's your last hand?—What's yours? Pairs of aces. —Pairs of aces! But you won. I will win again. Want to change cards?—Not allowed. Just give up if you don't have good hands - No way. Do you have good cards?—You can't look. You will win two hands? It's not allowed to say. If you have two hands then I give up. I have good hands. You'll see. Show me high cards. —OK. Lets play now. Where is your one card. —Show yours. I dealt it.— Show three cards. Then I won. You won. One hand. It's color. Which color? —Queen—It's Kitti. What is your last hand? King!—You won! If you won I would get swollen. It's already dark. I'll win again. Such a good card. Second is also good and third as well. What do you have now? Why? What should I say? You dealt? —It's my turn to start. Really?—Yes. I get this off.—OK. You won. You have color?—Yes- Show second cards. Color of jack.—It's kitti again. I won this one. That Jack is mine. Show your last cards. I won. I have a Queen. You didn't win three hands. I win now for sure. I'll win all the games. Let's play Flush? I'll win if i have four of a kind.—How? Example if you have four cards of Three. I want to go for pee. —OK. Come again. Wait for a while. Now begin. Is that a series? Show the second hand.— You'll win. Oh no, you win. I have Queen. You won three in the row. I won one time and you three times. Show it. I have good hand. Let's change card. —No way. I'll give you Ten and give me Seven—No thanks. This is my last cards. Let's start. —Your turn. You won so it's your turn. I dealt. So it's your turn. You cannot rearrange. —I am trying to... Show your second hand. I'll win all the hands. You cheated? -No.Promise. —Show other hand. Show your last hand. Ten as senior card. I won. —You didn't win all the hands. It's four to one. I heard you do magic? — I don't. I do tricks in flush. Does trick in flush game. I have five cards. Enough? This is one. Now one, two ,three... It's enough. I'll win this time. You'll win. I'll show you magic.—I give up. Are you giving up?—Yes. Good.—Show me your cards. Why should i? —OK. You won. Then give me your cards. Pack them if you gave up. Or else lets play. OK. I am not ready. Really. You won. —Show your cards. Here. Don't cheat. I won this game. I started the game but you are still arranging. Who won?—He won four, and I won two times. Kumar, look at your cards. What a bad hand. What? Can we pack if there are pairs? No it cannot be like that. Now I will show my game. I gave up. Are you giving up?—Yes. Series aces. I'll win all the hands.—I don't think so. Now it's three to four games. Don't cheat. Did you want to split the deck?—No. One, two, three...

Video Details

Duration: 30 minutes and 1 second
Country: Nepal
Language: Nepali
Producer: Rinzin Lama
Views: 72
Posted by: globallives on Nov 7, 2013

Mingmar and Kumar play cards while his cousin and his friend, Ngodup, chat.

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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