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From: China Tibet Online 2011-07-28 11:03:00
by: Jolan Zhao
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Nepali businessman's new life in Lhasa

Everyday, the early dawn sunlight wakes up Surize for another day of gain and satisfaction.

Running a small business along the Barkor Street in Lhasa, this young man from Nepal has lived over a decade in this holy city, less than a hour's flight from his hometown Katmandu.

'I have lived in Lhasa for ten years, and already made here my second home," said Surise. Ten years ago, Surise met a Tibetan girl Tseyang in Lhasa and decided to marry her. The couple now is running a Tangka shop near the Jokhang Temple.

Nepalese merchants used to be known in Barkor Street for their excellent business skills. Surise has taken over that tradition. Besides of traditional Tangka, he made Buddhism oil-paintings, which later became a hot sells.

Both Surise and his wife are Buddhists, so often they walk to the Jokhang Temple for wheel praying. He can still recall the first time he saw how Tibetan people take ritual walks. He was really shocked! Now, it has become his unchangeable life style.

Another sweet "task" for Surise is to send his daughter to the kindergarten and pick her up after school every weekday.

In China, Surise is not alone at all: his wife who shares faith, challenges and happiness with him; his daughter who means hope for him, plus over 100 Nepalese fellow citizens.  

With the development of the Sino-Nepal relationship and the booming trade between the two counties, more and more Nepalese plan to or have moved to Tibet for more opportunities and a promising life.

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