People might call these pet-peeves but we Nepalis call it being ‘paakhe’. Paakhe meaning someone who has just came down from ‘gau’ and can’t differentiate between TV and computer. All ‘Sahares’ bet that they are superior. But little do they know that we all came from ‘gau’. Perhaps it’s time to evaluate what we know?
Here’s where you can begin:
If you think that eating healthy and being loved by parents is not cool, you should start rebooting your belief systems.
Wow. British accent is hot. That person has an Italian accent. Saucy! But suddenly Nepali accent is pakhe? What? Exactly!
While 815 million people (according to WHO) are starving in the world, why should we throw away food like it’s free? Listen to your mom and respect food!
Listening to Narayan Gopal does not make you ‘pakhe’ and listening to incomprehensible Korean lyrics does not make you ‘cool’. Why should our personal choices create harsh personality labels?
Sauntering into a party with a jewelry store on your body is not a cool status marker. You wanna know what’s cool? Wearing what you feel comfortable in!
Chhapals are the ‘it’ thing if you were not aware. You slip them on, it’s light as a feather and if you’re feeling lonely, the slaps on your heel make it feel like, there’s a company behind you. How is that not cool?
If our ancestors did it, why can’t we? Provided your hands are clean, you can eat pizza, dal-bhat, fries with your fingers like you own the place!
It’s your money, so what’s the shame in asking for what’s yours by right, law, and conscience?
No he/she does not use Facebook or Instagram. Chances are he/she doesn’t know what a meme or TikTok is. Yes, he/she is a person. At least more than someone whose eyes are glued to their screen 24/7.
Do you think we should re-evaluate what we think is ‘paakhe’? Add below, other things that are labelled paakhe but are cool. We will love to hear them!!
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It’s fine! Provided you’re being considerate and strike a smart bargain.