Thursday, 11 August 2016
A Nepali man, residing in America from the past 10 years has committed suicide. Apparently Nawaraj Siwakoti was suffering from depression after his wife Samira was murdered a year ago. Samira Siwakoti was gunned down inside the store she co-owned with her husband Nabaraj Siwakoti on June 10.
The killer had walked in nonchalantly, took out a gun and shot her ‘point blank’ in the face. By the time police arrived shortly after, she was already dead. Last year’s cold-blooded murder of a mother and store clerk in The Colony shook the community. jurors are deciding the fate of the suspect. Deon Kingston was 19 at the time of the killing.
He’s now 20 and on trial for the brutal robbery and shooting death of Samira Siwakoti. Prosecutors Kingston shot her even after she complied with all his demands. Their two daughters now will be raised by Bishnu Siwakoti, Nawaraj’s brother.
Jurors watched surveillance video of the robbery on June 10, 2015, including a view of the suspect running away from the store. Prosecutors brought in a retired FBI special agent who works at will on high-profile cases. He testified about being able to greatly enhance the surveillance video that captured the murder.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.