Life Is Uncertain

Never trust your current happiness, and never fear you future struggles

Take It Easy

If you are meant to do it, you can do it

Presentation On Youth Issues

National Youth Forum 2015, Thimphu

Visit To Bhutan Postal Museum

It Was The First Time, It Was The Fun Time

Three Idiots

No one of us can really do what we seem to do

My Three Words For 2016

It is really a difficult task for everyone to hold on with their new year resolutions because their resolutions are either too long or too prolix. I better preferred to have words as my New Year resolutions.

1. Time
I have a habit of prolonging with a small task which pile up and gets hard for me to get it done. Procrastination might be the best word which describes my habit till now. It is a vilest thing that I really need to get rid of. And also the poor time management which apprehended my academic life. I must really need to rift the time I spend making music, writing songs, photograph and blog. haha

2. Focus
Our mind is faster than the speed of light. It travels from China to USA in a fraction of a second just like my eye which travels from a teacher giving lecture to a girl smiling. I’m just giving an example.

Focusing on the present moment is what Lord Buddha always taught us and what I always felt to be really important. It is really difficult. Lord Buddha would not have been a great saint if doing these things were easy. I am also a deep believer in religion because religion is an imagination, where Einstein said, “Intelligence is limited but imagination is infinite. We can become what we can imagine.”

3. Live
Not all of us live, we just survive. Living, to me, is more than simply taking in and out the Oxygen. Wake up early, cherish every moment, smile, help, love and live in the moment. I must seriously say that I didn’t really live in 2015. All I did was wake up late, show sluggish face, didn’t know how sunrise went to sunset etc. and I don’t have a rigid good story to tell about a beautiful moment in 2015.

I hope everything goes well with time. And this year is a very crucial time for me as I will be doing BHSEC exam, class twelve. I really need to manage TIME, I seriously need to FOCUS, and I must really LIVE.

7 Bhutanese People Who Motivate Me

7 Bhutanese People Who Motivate Me
Bhutan may be a small country in terms of size, but it is not-bad in terms of brains. There are many Bhutanese people who sacrifice their money, sleep, enjoyments and everything for what they are passionate about. I tend to get inspired more by what a person does than what a person says. Some people do what they are not responsible for, and that’s how our country is gradually shaped.

Here I made my own list of people whom I described well above, not necessarily with their professions but what made them my source of inspiration.

1. Mrs. Chador Wangmo [Writer]
I cannot remember all the best things I did in 2015, but I can never forget reading La Ama – A Mother’s Call. Every bits and pieces of the book carries a meaning. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Her passion towards writing for children has never grew older. Everyone knows the most famous saying of Fourth Druk Gyalpo that the future of our nation lies in the hands of younger generation. And only people like Mrs. Chador actually wants our Bhutan’s future to be bright by believing what our King has mentioned time and again. She writes for the children, she writes for the future.

2. Lam Szhenphen [Youth Counselor]
Is Lama Szhenphen Bhutanese? For me, every great hearts are Bhutanese, but not every Bhutanese are great hearts. He cares about Bhutan more than Bhutanese people do. He came to Bhutan in pursuit of our King’s words I mentioned above, to take our Youth into the right direction because our future leaders tend to go crazy at times. I think everyone must thank Lam Szhenphen for his service towards the Last Shangrila.

3. Mr. Yeshey Dorji [Photographer]
His timeless love for photography and some classes he escaped to click some shots motivate some amateur photographers to sacrifice their anything for what they love. I cannot mention much about the land he sold to buy a camera. Knowing the impermanence of life and wealth, he don’t want to waste a single second in his life not doing what he wants to. It motivates not only a photographer but all the students in their journey towards becoming someone. Mr. Yeshey must be the only Bhutanese photographer, I know, who can beat some international shutterbugs.

4. Mr. Passu [Blogger]
Many Bhutanese bloggers (writers) today would not have had a blog if he didn’t exist. Seriously! Not only did he motivate all of us by the way he loves writing but also I really appreciate his bold heartedness to respond way critically to Singaporean Minister’s comment to Bhutan. And also his service to Bhutan and Bhutanese through his social service like Bhutan Toilet.

5. Mr. Chencho Gyelstshen [Footballer]
Bhutan don’t have industry for sportsmen, he don’t care. He can risk his future for what he really want to become. Life is too short to waste doing what we don’t like. Miracles don’t happen if we don’t have courage to take risks. Any person can say these things but it takes a real man to act upon. His true love for the game motivates all of us all along.

6. Mr. Dorji Wangchuk [Traveler and Magician]
Serving as an Academic Officer in RTC, knowing about his life story is nothing less than an inspiration. He is a blogger, film maker, photographer, traveler and nothing prouder for me to say than my uncle, being my Daddy’s sibling. He may not be known to the ones residing in town area, but for ample of villages, he is treated just like those people with orange Kabney because of the charity he do and the hand he lend to villages, I call him a magician.

7. Myself
Yes, myself, Lungten Wangchuk. A very long-lived motivation we get is from ourselves. If our inner light is dead, no matter how much another person try to motivate us, they cannot. For me, I am important. And for you, you are important. I motivate myself most of the time just like some people motivate themselves when they need. So all of us must never forget that the most important person in our life is ourselves because if we can’t motivate ourselves, no one can. 

National Youth Forum 2015

This article is written based on my perspective, feelings and experiences. Jotted down like a diary of my daily life, it must not apply to every participants.
It’s about the three days Youth forum held at DYS in Thimphu, participated by six youth from every youth centers in Bhutan.

28th December 2015 – Reporting Day
I don’t really remember how the day has begun but I remember how it ended. I and my band-mates were at audition for Music Spotlight, BBS. It took more time than I expected because of the registration (I didn’t know this should be done) at the gate. And we received calls from our youth madam that we must report at the DYS at 3:00 PM which we could not. Directly from BBS Studio, we (I and my friend Jamyang, the co-participant of forum) ran to DYS in tense and sweats but a taxi helped when I felt my wallet rocking in the big pocket.

After getting dropped below DYS gate, we walked in with some nervousness, so happened that it was our first time in this place. I could see familiar faces at the awning. We moved forward to let know that those people were our fellow mates from Zhemgang with our caring Youth madam (I will thank her in later part) waiting patiently for our arrival.

No sooner did we smile at our fellows than two girls of DYS came to us for hostel allocation. Out of those two girls, I am quite familiar with the one, Lekzin Dema whom I have in contact over Facebook though we never met even once before.

Then some boys guided us to the DYS hostel. But as I was nothing ready to settle in hostel, I promised our madam that I will be back from Yangchenphug (that’s where my belongings resided) in two hours after bringing some clothes and Laptop.
As promised, it happened, punctual and perfect.

The first thing I liked when I first came to DYS is the dinner. Then all the participants joined the introductory session at auditorium but to be honest, new people never got familiar enough with the session.
After that, we got a bed in the hostel, free and fine, met new friends, sang some songs with guitar, and I called it a day.

29th December 2015 – Commencing Day
The three days grand youth forum began with a………….. breakfast. Haha
Some sense of humour.
Breakfast was followed by registration of participants. Then anyone can imagine the following programs; welcome and overview of the program, presentations by two youth centers (Harmony and S/Jongkhar), then a break was set for tea and snacks.

I was nervous then! For the next set of presentations, Zhemgang was included and I was the presenter. Let’s get back to work!

So presentations were continued after break by Bajo and Tashigang. All the presentations were focusing on very similar topics of Youth Issues like drugs abuse, teenage pregnancy, alcoholism, groupism, broken families etc.

So then came my turn to present on behalf of Zhemgang youth family. I began my presentation with saying a little fact (as a humour); “In olden days, house were made with the windows that can be opened easily from outside, and therefore, gentlemen used to go for night hunting. But today, the windows can’t be opened from outside, therefore, gentlemen became too reckless that they RAPE on the street.”

I also talked on same issues as other presenters. And ended my presentation by saying, “His Majesty always mention that the country’s stability depends on the hands of today’s youth. These are just words until someone comes in and gives it a meaning. So all of you, you are the meaning.”

And it was lunch which was continued by the presentations of Paro, Gelephu and Changjiji. Then recess. Phuntsholing and Mongar followed with the presentations.

The day has been quite congested though I liked it and everyone would have felt the same. Around evening 5, consolidation program was followed by bonding session where we played some games by forming groups consisting of mixture of participants from all the youth centers.
Back to dinner again. Then to bed. The day seemed longer than we lived.

30th December 2015 – Issue Discussion Day
Waking up at 6 was not a challenge due to the excitement we got for the day even though the room temperature was freezing. And breakfast again.

Till lunch was consumed by discussion of issues presented by different youth centers, tea sessions and role of youth in youth development.

After lunch was an exciting moment; Local tour. We went to Bhutan Postal Museum. It was an amazing moment to see all those stuffs, artifacts and some stories within the arts. Then all of us moved to Memorial Chorten. Some of us, who doesn’t stay in Thimphu, went to Little Bhutan. I loved it, seriously. And the night session was full of songs and dances by participants which wasn’t too catchy to eyes.

31st December 2015 – The Closing Day
Morning was exciting. We visited Buddha Point, Takin Zoo, and Ludrong Palace out of which the two places, I was reaching for the first time. Not only did I went to Takin Zoo for the first time but also I am seeing a real takin for the first time. Speechless Ludrong Palace got me and Jamyang into a tensing situation. We forgot that it was our day to Filming in BBS Music Spotlight. I received a call from the producer and, booooom, we were already late and had to cancel. But it was worth it after getting to go to places where we never reached before with people whom we never met before.

Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa, the minister of Education was welcomed at around two o’clock. Some presenters presented him the issues which we discussed and transformed into a powerpoint. He gave us a talk, then, which almost kicked all of us to sleep.

After the meet with Lyonpo, it was already dark and we had to prepare for camp fire. I don’t know what happened at DYS then. Our band had to perform at Space 34 for the New Year Eve. It was the first time I am joining a night club. After doing some singing, we joined the floor! We shook ourselves without any reason. I don’t think someone have to really go to exercises if they come to night clubs. People jumped, shook, and never got tired. I think I lost some kg jumping for no reason there.

One very fact, I can at least say, I was the only head in the room without a drink or a cigarette. I don’t do it.

1st January 2015

So dances continued from 2015 to 2016. It was 2:00 AM and the club had to close. So I headed to DYS hostel with my mates. I thought the hostel would have been closed by now. I was completely wrong. I have hardly seen a person sleeping in the hostel. I entered in and acted drunk! Haha. Some of them believed while my fellow mate Sonam (the law captain of our shool) knew that I was just acting that way. Maybe he really know who I am. At around 5 AM, we slept.

I really really want to thank our youth madam for her impressive and care and support to us during our stay in DYS. I never felt the absence of my Mummy when I was with her.
And I wanted to thank all the people involved for their immense hospitality and fun which I made me impossible to remove it from my heart.

The morning was an emotional part. I had to say Bye to those people who became my very close friends. Tears fell, and I think it is normal. Only if we departed without feelings, that really is abnormal. I and Sonam walked together till Memorial Chorten where we departed having different way to move forward, me to Yangchenphug and him to Olakha.

Just like a sad movie ending with a melancholic background music, I can still feel the winds that blew through my cheek as I walked along Lungten Zampa.