Author Archive: Tsering

Our Tsering is not even fully aware of her true inner strength. Born and raised in exile, she is one of the most grounded and gracious individuals. She will tell you like it is if it is in your own best interest and will drop everything to come to your aid if you need it.

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Tibetan Momos: Humanity, Where Art Thou?

| January 26, 2011 | 16 Comments
Tibetan Momos: Humanity, Where Art Thou?




The radio announced that a woman froze to death in the same breath he announced the score of a game. This happened in the city I call home in North America. It is believed that people heard her cries as she lay on the sidewalk, injured, suffering from dementia, and steps from her home. No […]

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Child Hunger No More: A birthday pledge

| October 27, 2010 | 6 Comments
Child Hunger No More: A birthday pledge




It was my birthday last week, October 17th, and as much as I would like to enjoy a glass of fine wine and feel blessed. I am reminded of my annual pledge to volunteer or work on an issue that has always made me feel humbled and often inadequate- child hunger. This birthday I will […]

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Dear Sister, With Love

| September 23, 2010 | 9 Comments
Dear Sister, With Love




My sister and her son recently came to visit us up North. So she started chatting with the bank teller, and told the poor lady that her visits up here were always filled with anxiety but followed with great joy! It was delivery of babies, or weddings or housewarmings! This time it was different, she […]

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Egg Noodle Soup on a Grey Sunday

| August 23, 2010 | 14 Comments
Egg Noodle Soup on a Grey Sunday




I love Sundays, but it was a wet Sunday yesterday and I was in no mood to cook. But when I saw those cute faces up from their naps, I could not afford to be lazy. So to make sure that I indulge my laziness (I am sure I am allowed that sometime) yet feed […]

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Virginia Woolf, Farmers and My Family!

| July 27, 2010 | 8 Comments
Virginia Woolf, Farmers and My Family!




Virginia Woolf: Eons ago, when I was young and studying Literature, Virginia Woof’s writing seized my attention for her narrative style-stream of consciousness. It is the mode that reveals the character’s thought processes, it is winding sentences (well for me), connecting thoughts and it is an interior monologue. Enough about Virginia Woolf and the world […]

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Making Sense of the G8G20 World Summit

| June 27, 2010 | 4 Comments
Making Sense of the G8G20 World Summit




It is day two of the G8 G20 World Summit, and I am still trying to come to terms with what I see on TV. I am trying to understand how this city that I love and call my home has turned into a zone of unrecognizable streets and people. World leaders have descended upon […]

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Jumpified Me

| May 29, 2010 | 4 Comments
Jumpified Me




We are blessed with two beautiful kids. We both work full time and like all parents try our best to be as involved with our kids’ educational development and values. Growing up no one taught at school about healthy eating and having a well balanced perspective on my body. Well, culturally, Tibetans prefer if you […]

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1: Countdown to Zomppa Y2 – Tsering

| May 2, 2010 | 1 Comment
1: Countdown to Zomppa Y2 – Tsering




One more day to our one-year celebration of Zomppa on May 3. It’s Tsering – one of the three founders of Zomppa.com! What is your favorite food movie or book? Movie is “Himalaya“…it is about the tradition of salt caravan between India and Nepal. Tampopo…what I remember about the movie is that it reminded me […]

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When pressure is all good

| August 5, 2009 | 0 Comments
When pressure is all good




I convinced my friends ZomppaB and ZomppaPatty to buy pressure cookers. It has been more than two months and I know that it still remains in their original packages tucked somewhere in their kitchen cupboard, amongst the unused impulse buy kitchen gadgets/utensils. Both ZomppaPatty and ZomppaB commented on how they were afraid of using the […]

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Wonderwoman/Superwoman, what’s for dinner?

| July 20, 2009 | 1 Comment
Wonderwoman/Superwoman, what’s for dinner?




Chef hat on – Check Dinner Plan- Momos (Tibetan dumplings) – Check As I adorn my blue apron, and plan to cook dinner…it was a long day! My 3 ½ year old was just recovering from the flu, so she was a bit cranky-she is asleep now. My 8 month old son is taking his […]

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