Stories By 'Uttam Shrestha'
I watch my friends—all applying to US this fall—frustrated while trying to write their personal essays.
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Iwatch my friends—all applying to study in the US this fall—force themselves into writing their essays. They make themselves sit in a chair, hold an imaginary gun to their head and write. Then they complain about how they can never write well or connect with their emotions.
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What you feel is something in between a bunch of disappointments and a chunk of expectations when a Nepali youth leaves the country for further studies. It is estimated that more than 200,000 Nepalis aged 18-24 have already left the country in the past 10 years.
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Enter the 21st century: smartphones, laptops, tech gears, and exploding ‘Samsung Note 7s’. We, the teens, are usually the only Generation Z kid in our family.
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