And for breakfast, I enjoyed the usual, with some leftover yak and pepper sauté, and I sit with my lovely Tibetan hostesses: Lamu and Bamu. Bamu loves to read through pages of my Tibetan phrasebook after I attempt to say something in Lhasa Tibetan. For instance, in Lhasa dialect, “Good morning” is “nga-to delek”. In Kham dialect, it is ————-. (Oops, I have already forgotten he correct beginning, and have to inquire again!) Nu Wi and her friends show up a little later and join us. I believe her niece is here, who lives in Chengdu but works in Dartsendo, and her sister and aunt, but the relations may have gotten lost in translation. They invited me to join them yesterday to (finally) find JuiLianshan grasslands, but I had gone the day before. This morning, I was invited to go to the museum, but that’s the one I visited yesterday! But Nu Wi determined we would have a party tonight and that I should join them, rather than eating out! Definitely!
I should be off, it’s almost noon, and I’m still waiting for the caffeine to kick in. I still have to shower, and then head upwards!