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My name is Khakendra Pun. "Journey FarAway From Home" is a memoir of my life as an immigrant, coming to America from a small mountain village in Nepal. This book is about my 27 years of struggle, enduring pain, and overcoming obstacles in trying to build my future. Despite closed doors and denials, while doing over 77 different odd jobs, never giving up, I’ve printed this newest edition of my memoir to share with everyone. My ultimate goal is to help build health clinics for remote villages in Nepal.

Life is a long journey like the hurdles of waves onto the ocean surface. Sometimes we rise and sometimes we fall. Just keep in mind that as you will be trying to accomplish your dream, there will be thousands of thorns displayed on your path to trap you ultimately, so other angry humans wouldn’t let you succeed. The only way you can overcome them will be through your own faith, perseverance, and patience, which I can certainly assure you, my friends.

- Khakendra Pun

Hello, everyone. I'm Khakendra Pun. I was born in Ulleri, a small mountain village in one of the main Annapurna Trekking routes in the west part of Nepal.

Growing up in poverty while my mother was unable to provide me with school supplies, while western tourists walked up or down our village, they gave me pens and pencils, which inspired me forever! Seeing these western tourists eat good food and wear nice clothes, I dreamed about coming to America as a young boy. Though at home, unable to eat rice, no shoes on my feet, there I was dreaming. The dream was something we were all equally given at the time of our birth despite our circumstances that I knew!

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Growing up in poverty while my mother was unable to provide me with school supplies, while western tourists walked up or down our village, they gave me pens and pencils, which inspired me forever! Seeing these western tourists eat good food and wear nice clothes, I dreamed about coming to America as a young boy. Though at home, unable to eat rice, no shoes on my feet, there I was dreaming. The dream was something we were all equally given at the time of our birth despite our circumstances that I knew!

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