Deep Impression: A Moment of Happiness in Nepal
Claire Elizabeth Parker, Miss Grand International 2015 visited a camp for Nepal earthquake victims. She was very warmly welcomed by the people there although they've lived in poverty and hardship. The welcome was gracefully begun by wearing the white fabric around a visitor's neck as the Nepalese tradition.
Then, the children, as little tourist guides, led Claire to take a tour to inspect everyday living within their camp. Everyone lived in the allocated area and each family (about 30 homes) lived in a thatched hut with a tin roof on this small camp. Most of them were elderly people and small children, the young people were working outside the homes.
After the camp inspection, the children took Claire to the courtyard area to see their shows. Several kinds of show were arranged to welcome her because many people rarely visited here. When they arrived at the courtyard area, Claire donated several needed items to children including sports equipment, stationery, and toys, the atmosphere was really warm and friendly.
Eventually, the children performed the shows they prepared which most of them were local dances and they invited Claire to join their dancing. Claire accepted their invitation and the children taught her to dance traditionally. While Claire was innocently dancing wrong, it created lots of fun for the elderly.
When they finished dancing, the girls who wanted to be a beauty queen like Claire asked Claire to teach them how to walk like a beauty queen. Claire and those girls took their turns to teach each other, it was such the perfect combination. And the last activity came, playing “cricket,” which is considered the most popular sport of the people of Nepal. Claire had tons of fun playing cricket with the kids. The time had passed quite long, then, it was time to say goodbye. The children asked if Claire would have any chance to visit them again, Claire replied them that she would definitely come back for more if she had a chance. The children were glad to hear that and they pounced themselves on Claire and embraced her with love. Despite spending short time together, it has been deep impression because the time they spent together was absolutely a moment of happiness.