Titles to address a
Today, our plan is to visit Tibetan village.
Tibetans are very hospitable. They let us
take photos for them without any refuse. The
only thing is that they don't want to show
too much of their poverty. The task of this
interview is about the titles of Tibetans.
For example, Tibetans will call an elder sister
as 'Ahdai', an elder brother as 'Ahou', an
uncle as 'Ahka'. The investigation showed
that Tibetans like to add 'Ah' before a title.
This may be a word to show respect. (Interviewed
on Nov.18, 2006)
We visited a Tibetan's home to get more
information of local Tibetans.
There was a wood rod in front of the house,
Prayer Flag waved in the wind. It appeared
to pray to the God in the sky. When entering
the living room, there was a Tibetan picture
on the wall, Tibetan calls it as 'Lang Ying'.
It stands for lucky. The hospitable host invited
us with mike tea and fried pie. When he got
that we would take this interview to participate
the competition of Cyber Fair, he said that
we are doing a thing meaningful.
One old Tibetan Granny aged 85 made us felt
very moved. When she heard our request, she
put down her tools in hands and took photos
with us. (Interviewed on Nov.20, 2006)
Firewood & Yak's
Firewood and yak's dung are two necessaries
in Tibetan home. Due to the cold weather in
Tibetan area, the most important thing is
to get warm. The most material in local area
are trees in mountains and yaks, so firewood
and yak's dung turned to be the ordinary thing
to get warm. To protect the environment, woods
are not allowed to cut down without permission,
so people here only pick up some dried firewood.
We hope that firedamp could be used in future,
then that will do good to our environment.
(Interviewed on Nov.20, 2006)