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Pala will be arriving on Jan. 28 so you can start posting questions for him.

Mar 5, 1999
Pala is going to check BirGorkha to Gelbu for a month or so and is coming to here see what I've been up to for the past year.

He is going to bring a few select khukuris with him -- so he says -- and is ready for some questions.

He says he hopes all who came to visit him before will come again and welcomes anybody else who wants to drop by Uncle Bill's Cantina. With regret he will have to return before the FL convention to take care of things back in Nepal and at BirGorkha.

Blessings from the computer shack in Reno.

Uncle Bill
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So we can come visit him in Reno? What dates 'cause I think that I'd make time for that!

Watakushi Wa Shinajin Desu
First, Namaskaar Pala!

My question: What do you see in the future for BirGhorka?


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"He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
That dares not put it to the touch,
To win or lose it all...."
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Wow! Im looking foward to this, its not every day you get a chance to talk to a
Gorka (Not sure of the correct spelling
sorry!)It will be an honor!
Welcome back to the United States, Kami Sherpa.

I regret that I will be unable to greet you, as I am traveling myself until February.
Pala, would you ever make a video of the forging, tempering, finishing and blessing of a khukeri? There are a number of blacksmiths on this forum who will never see Nepal but whose admiration for the kami's is immense. Enjoy your visit!

Stephen Hamilton
I'd like to know when he passes through Seattle. If my schedule allows, I could go meet him also.
Namaste, Pala, and welcome back!


He who finishes with the most toys wins.
Pala has a long layover in Seattle. The travel agents in Nepal are some of the worst I've seen anywhere and can make your flight as incovenient as possible. Here's his incoming itinerary.

RA 411Y27JAN SA KTMKIX HK1 2345 1120 1/0
2. NW 96M 28JAN SU KIXSEA HK1 1655 0915 / O E
3. AS 620M 28JAN SU SEARNO HK1 1721 1853 /O

As you can see he arrives at Seattle at 9:15 Am and has to wait until 5:21 to catch his flight to Reno so there's plenty of time for visiting. Be aware that his English is about 30% so he may say yes when he really means no. But he'll be happy for the company I'm sure.

If you need a picture there's plenty on the forum. A sign that says KAMI SHERPA held high for incoming passengers to see is a good idea if you are able to meet the incoming NW flight --

Blessings from the computer shack in Reno.

Uncle Bill
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SEATAC is a good place; not O`Hare(ORD). That is the pitts. Dallas/FT.Worth,(DFW), is not bad. There is good food, many brews and friendly people. Asians are not unusual. They had some Asian food.

Give him my regards. I spoke with him, through Yangdu when last he was here.

If his English is better; have him give me a call.

May the gods within him shine brightly.
May he be protected upon his long journey.
May he find that which he seeks.
Yes! Of course ...

Are there any expected Village Toys with Pala?

Well since today is the 28th, let me give a warm welcome to Pala. It is good to have you here.

Let me also say thanks, without you and everybody else, we wouldn't have the fun toys that we do.

Thanks very much, and many blessings.