To describe the bonding between me and Mr. Karki’s Family, it was indeed a sheer coincidence which later blossomed into a friendship that, at least from my point of view, can only be rivaled by real familial bonding, a bonding that I would say all of us could not have envisaged. To begin with and be honest, I have never been a “family guy” ever since I started to have a conscious mind. Being a part of a family, especially communicating with my parents, are two big daunting obstacles that I have yet to overcome. Because of this, I did not expect anything out of ordinary when I was told that I will be assigned to a host family, I even felt the urge to tell the NGO I worked for that I am more than willing to pay extra fees just to make sure that I do not have to share my life with someone else. I think , in retrospect, it was one of the most idiotic ideas that I have ever had in my life and it could easily have had my journey in Nepal ruined. Thanks God I did not fall for my idiocy. It is really hard to attribute my love for Mr.Karki’s family to a single factor. With that being said, I think I have a better answer now regarding my unexpected emotion; it was always about the warmth that I felt when they were around, knowing that someone at home would actually care about your mundane daily routine in office had me convinced that despite my temporary visiting and different cultural belief and thus demeanor, I was accepted to become a part of the family . I miss those moments when I had a long day in the office and came back home with a weary shell, they would open the door for me with beaming smiles and ask me how my day was. I did get deeply moved by them and believe that they carried them out with real interests and concerns. Now that I am back to where I am from and I have to admit that I miss those moments terribly. To a certain extent, because of them I understand myself way more than ever before, which is me as a person do crave for family life. Apart from their tremendous hospitality, I also marveled at their determination of improving the situation of their home country. Although it is just my highly biased perception, I do think that “helping out my motherland/fight for my country” is something that easier said than done, something that people enthusiastically mention all the time without having the thought of putting those chanting into practice. However, judging by the fact that Mr.Karki’s family has dedicated themselves to voluntary works for more than twenty years without ever having the thought of bringing it to an end, I have to say that I have faith in them and thus I recommend Mr.Karki’s family to all the prospective volunteers who would like to make Nepal become a better place. They are real, they are authentic, and they are committed to their courses with great passion and enthusiasm. I for one can guarantee that if you choose Mr.Karki’s family as your voluntary partner, you would undoubtedly have an extraordinary experience in this beautiful land, cheers.