Mingma in the Big Apple

Costa Mesa, California July 17, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: My good friend, John Dorans, lives in New York. He and his brother, Robert, hosted Mingma and his cousin, Nima, to dinner in Manhattan at Cucina E Vino Petrarch. Wish I was there! Thanks John & Robert for your New York hospitality. Bill John, Mingma & […]


Mingma Update

Costa Mesa, Ca. July 13, 20105 Dear Family & Friends: Mingma spent 3 days in San Francisco, 3 days in Seattle and is now in New York, where he will stay for 8 days before returning home. He will return home with some good memories and stories from his first visit to America. Mingma shared […]


The Dalai Lama

Costa Mesa, Ca. July 6, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: Thanks to the generosity of Kelly & Vinny, two of Amy & Simon’s dear friends, Mingma was able to participate in the 80th birthday celebration of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. This meant so much to Mingma and his family in Nepal. His elderly mother […]


4th of July

Costa Mesa, Ca. July 5, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: This video says it all: Thanks to the generosity of some friends of Amy & Simon (Kelly & Vinny), Mingma has front row seats to a presentation today by the Dalai Lama at the Honda Center in Anaheim. He is beyond excited. Tomorrow, he leaves […]


Disney Day

  Costa Mesa, Ca. July 4, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: Happy 4th of July! July 3rd was Disney Day for Mingma. We had a really fun day at Disneyland and California Adventure. The parks were crowded, but we enjoyed our trip anyway. We toured the parks and went on 4 rides–It’s a Small World, Pirates of […]


Let’s Go Surfing

Costa Mesa, Ca. July 3, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: Yesterday was “Surf Day” for our Nepalese Beach Boy. We all met at 24th Street, one of the hottest surfing venues in Newport Beach. Our dear friends, Paul & Denise Fejtek, opened up their beautiful beach home for us. Mingma had an abundance of teachers […]


Fun in the Desert

Costa Mesa, Ca. July 1, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: On June 29, Mingma and I traveled out to the desert for a two-day stay at our condominium in Palm Desert. The first day, we chilled out in the 110 degree heat. A lot of time was spent at the pool. On June 30, we […]