6:21 AM 4 comments
~Most memorable moments in life are always ‘funny moments’~
It was 2013, winter, when I was at Trashi Yangtse for vacation. I have been having a very good time there in my village, Khenyel (Khee-ngyel). Everyone treated me like a new guest.
My modest village have always been so good to its guest.
So, when I was there, our region’s MP was to be arrived and people were so dizzy. They even invited one prodigious Lama and that night, Lama was already there in the room on a prestigious seat when MP was still not arrived.
My uncle took me to the Lama for blessing. My slippers were banished outside. I had to wear a hoary dress with bare foot to get in the room. With my very deep esteem, I have prostrated for 3 times, covered my mouth with sleeved hand, bent so much making my abdomen around 40 degree angle with my standing thighs and closed my eyes. I hoped it was the right way.
Lama put his hand on my head and I politely went back for 3 steps and went out the room with my back bent still a little. I felt blessed.
While I was putting my slipper, my uncle told me, “You must sit”. And then he disappeared saying an incomplete sentence in my ear. I thought that he told me to sit with Lama for more blessings.
So I respectfully went back to the Lama to sit beside him. I saw a much decorated silky sofa beside Lama. So I slowly sat on it.
5 minutes already went by without talking to Lama. Lama was talking with his assistant and was laughing. I was deeply shy and my heart was beating so fast.
Suddenly, my cousin brother came inside the room and told me, “Hey what do you think are you doing?”
I said, “That’s what uncle told me to do”
He said, “You know what? That’s the seat of MP tonight. Uncle may have told you to sit beside the camp fire outside.”
2:31 AM 1 comment
It was a usual morning with inspiration just shining from the black mountain. I was participating in Summer Youth Programme 2015 as a Guitar tutor. And I was glad that everything went well until the 3rd day. So that day, we were to discuss on some other Guitar techniques.
Morning at 9, when I was preparing myself to join the Youth Centre, my friend made me a phone call. He was requesting me to go to picnic with him towards somewhat east from where we stay. I told him that I have to get permission from our madam, but I was completely unwilling to join him.
I went to Youth Centre, and started the lesson when my friend repeatedly phone-called me to join the picnic. And to convince me more, he even said that I don’t need to take anything, I can come empty handed and enjoy with them. Completely making myself rather drowned, I requested our madam for the early leave and I joined them for the picnic.
We went little far to the east. In the middle of our way, I had a sudden jerk on the chest. I thought it was just normal. But it has gotten worse as we moved on. I almost fell on the ground as I reached where we settled down for the lunch. My friends danced, sung, ran, played and had fun. But I was on the ground because every breath was a pain in my chest. The more I had to breath, the more was the pain. So I tried hard not to get tired.
We returned home then.
I suffered the night with sweats all over whole night, dizziness.
My mom has asked one holy man from our own village to see what has happened to me. And the reply was what made me surprised.
He said that I have went in East direction which I am not supposed to at least for this year, and in the middle way, I have been spotted by a evil spirit.
Yes, I have gone in East direction but my appearance to evil spirit was unbelievable because I was with six friends. Why didn’t the evil spirit see them?
Next day, I went to hospital and found out that I had a bone infection of consuming impurities. I didn’t consume anything to cause me bone infection but... What happened then?
5:51 AM 3 comments
One hardest choice that a student (or about-to-become-student) make is which school to go to. After all, it is not the school; it is the student himself/herself who matters in their own life. But if I am asked which school would be great for a student, I would probably say Zhemgang Central School. And I know what I am saying.
1. The Place Deserve 5 Stars
Who likes to study in a hot place where you will sweat all the back standing in the assembly ground? Or who likes to study in the cold place where you chatter standing in the assembly ground? Sounds funny but seriously speaking, Zhemgang Central School is neither a hot nor a cold place, therefore, a student can sit anywhere he may like, hold a book and start to read peacefully without any disturbance of automobiles honking.
2. Determined Teachers
They say, “Teachers don’t affect much in student’s life”, and they are absolutely wrong. If teachers don’t affect much in student’s life, then why are there teachers? The teacher can be a student’s inspirer, motivator, a parent and a doctor perhaps. Why wouldn’t teachers affect student’s life when a child spends 13 years with teachers and few hours in a day with parents? Zhemgang Central School is filled with all the teachers who are determined for a student, who wants to change the student’s life to a good one.
3. Least Westernised
Though western fashion lifestyle is slowly arising, there are people who are abolishing it and emphasizing on Bhutanese culture purely. I admit if the entire student in Bhutan study in ZCS, then Bhutanese culture will be preserved the best.
4. Facilities All Fresh And Free
Computer lab stays so beautiful during free times with Internet facility. Morning mic session is always open to all the students to sing in front of the assembly. Boarder students are allowed to request and use school telephone if they need. Besides technology, there are available and numerous books and reading materials to broaden the box.
5. Sports Time With Sport’s Teacher
Every day, after class, students are encouraged to have some sports with concise guidance from sports instructor. Usually, after-class times are pre-occupied by many programmes like Guest talk, Agriculture, Disciplinary talks etc. but students not concerned with a particular programme can join sports.
6. Music Teacher
Music is not liked only by the people who can’t hear it. No exception, each passing day, every student desires to learn to play at least one instrument. And thank god, I mean thank government because ZCS has got a music teacher who is a renowned traditional Bhutanese musician.
7. Excellent Percentage Of Guaranteed Qualification To College
If hard-work in a student really persists, ZCS is the best place to be educated in. Many students who passed out of ZCS with hard-work have a happy-ever-after story according to the work they do and the life they live. Let’s not compare ZCS with other schools (because if we compare, we are insulting ourselves).