Left Samjhana with her new hat, made by a lady in Duncan, and Barbie doll. Middle Sarjit and Bijay. Sarjit will be our second college student later this year. Children giving me flowers as their way of saying thanks and wearing flower mala given by the mothers. This a traditional way of honouring a guest in Nepal and they say the mala is to be worn for a little while but not too long and if you wear it for too long they say you are showing off. It is hard to know the right length of time because if you take it off too early you offend.