Nepal Bazzar Poem- Trisha Pahari
I’m greeted by a smiling face
I learned a lot about the nepali race.
Spices everywhere that fill the air
Mango a sweet treat
Unique candy that is so fancy
Spicy chips with many dips
Red and yellow flowers tower
“This is another nice spice” he says
We take a tour that is very merry
Goodbye we say to the guy
Our bags are filled
Arriving back at school
We put our bags on the tables
We eat and enjoy
Burst of mango
Made me want to tango
It was a nice place
With many nice faces
Personal narrative- Nathan Lee
The first thought I had as I stood there was the interesting smell. The store smelled like spices, but different than most spices I have smelled. This unique smell is the first thing I think of when I remember the market. For a school project, this was very exciting. A couple people walk by, as the classmates in my group observe and take photos of the colorful outside. A maroon sign with the title of the store rests on the side of the building, inviting us in. It’s almost like they know we are coming, having one of our school colors, which makes me feel more relaxed. The windows are covered with bright, popping advertisements. One reads, “Welcome...it will be our pleasure to help you.” As I look around, the whole outside of the building eases my nerves. With just a few glances, my thoughts go from I’ve never been here, I don’t know what it's like, to this’ll be fun! I get to try new food!
The door is propped open, telling us to leave the freezing outside, and walk into the comfortable interior. After taking a few more photos, we walk inside. The warmth feels amazing. Going through the doorway, there is the Nepal flag, the most unique flag of any country. Instead of a rectangle, it is shaped like two triangles connected. It’s red, blue, and white, with two figures inside. The flag is hung from the top of the door, decorated with red and yellow flowers. I see a cooler with sodas and lots of mango drinks. I think I see a mango lassi! It’s one of my favorite drinks, and is basically a mango smoothie. In front of the cooler is a rack with gum, and candy. Looking around, I saw mostly food that I don’t know, but was surprised to find chips and candy that I can find at an American store. I explored the rest of the store, and found all sorts of amazing things. Besides food, there were clothes, bracelets, statues, sunglasses, soap, and a lot more. I was astounded at the amount of items being sold that weren’t food. In the aisles were the traditional Nepali ingredients. It was great to see food that I have never seen or tasted before. Everywhere I looked, there was something. So many options! I visited the back of the store which had fresh fruit, and milk. On my way there, I passed meat in a freezer. This store has everything!
My chaperone passed me five dollars to spend on food. Everyone else in my group also got five dollars. I kept pacing around the store because I couldn’t decide what to buy. The cashier was very helpful in answering my questions and suggesting items. Everything looked so good. I think I visited the same food over three times. Finally, I bought a mango juice-box and lychee gummies. My group members bought other food that I never even saw in the store. We said goodbye, left the store, and boarded the bus to go back to school. I couldn’t wait to try all this food!
Artist’s Statement; Nathan
My artwork is a drawing of the Nepal flag on its side, decorated with flowers and food from Nepal. The title of my piece is Nepal Culture. First, I sketched out my image in pencil, and then I outlined the pencil in sharpie, finishing it off by coloring it in with markers. This artwork was inspired by my school trip to a market called Nepal Bazzar, for a project. The doorway had the Nepal flag, embellished with red and yellow flowers, which is where I got my idea for my drawing. My goal was to represent my experience at the market with artwork. By creating this piece, I learned more about the food and culture of Nepal, and dove deeper into the trip to the market than I would have otherwise.
Artist’s Statement; Trisha
This is a painting of Buddha. The top of this painting has Nepal Bazzar written like the store front. This type of art is called the Madhubani style which is a Nepali art form. I drew the picture then traced it in black marker. After I painted the picture. I did this, because as I was in the store there were a lot of statue. The most common statue was Buddha, so I decided to paint him. Since I saw this statue in the store I drew the name of the market in the same way it did at the store. My piece first was gonna be the storefront. But as I looked through my pictures and writing from the market I realized this painting has more meaning then a painting of the storefront. I think for the period of time I was given I did well, but if I was given more time I could do better.
Artist’s statement; Emma Nelson
The place I went to for my market Guidebook project is the Nepal Bazzar market and my artwork is based off of the Madhubani art style of Nepal and India. My artwork is a wolf with a swirly marking on its forehead, surrounded by three large flowers, and standing on a rectangle with circles inside of circles colored in three different shades of green. It is full of warm colors and green, but the wolf is more of a cool gray color. I made my art by reference of wolves and the Madhubani art style. My artwork is inspired by the things I love which are wolves and plants. My goals as an artist it’s to become a tv show animator, and by completing this I helped develop my art style. I am overall very happy how this turned out, I especially like the wolf I drew because it is the best one I’ve ever made.
Nepal Bazzar poem- Emma Nelson
I like the Nepal Bazzar market.
I like it a little more than Target.
It is very quiet,
Which is good if you like it to be silent.
The outside is decorated nicely,
Which makes me smiley.
Nepal Bazzar is a small store, but the people there are friendly.
Also, there are foods o’plenty.
It may be small, but you can find things faster.
In bigger stores, finding things sometimes take longer.
One of my favorite types of gummies are there, the mango gummy!
I find them very yummy.
You can also get mango juice at this store.
Which is something I adore.
They as well have caramel candy!
It tastes lovely even though it doesn’t look fancy.
There’s even some pastries.
And lychee gummies!
You can get rugs!
I hope I can also get mugs!
It’s a lovely little store,
That is for sure!
The Nepal Bazaar at 98A Belmont Street sure is worth your visit. Taste Nepal in Worcester.