Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Surprised call

On 21st May 2011, my phone was ringing in an unusual time, but I did not pay heed to answer the phone as I was lost in my dream. On the night before, I slept very late because I was confined in my room the whole day for giving a final preparation for my exams and to accomplish my project work. The phone rang for several times and finally, I decided to answer the call. Before I could utter the word to say “Tham aria ya Krap” in Thai, what is the problem? She shouted on top of her voice and said in full excitement that YOU KNOW….YOU KNOW…KNOW ….that “Your king Jigme” is soon going to marry and I cannot see him in Thailand any more before he celebrates his wedding”. She was my Thai friend who wanted to share this heart breaking news thinking that I may not have heard this news. I tried to share my feelings of how happily I have had received this news just a day before. I talked with her for some time over the phone. After that I dressed up in best attire and left my room to attend my last exam paper.

20th May 2011 (Friday) is not only a day for opening session of 7th assembly session of Bhutan but also the day where His Majesty the King fulfilled wishes of his people by declaring our future queen Ashi Jetsun Pema. I received this news with full of joy and happiness. I was wordless!!! Like me, all Thai people who captured the heart breaking news of the Royal wedding through Thai National Televisions shared their joy and happiness among themselves. The news was repeatedly published in the Thai news paper.
Bangkok post 1, Thai news paper

Bangkok Post 2, Thai News Paper

Bangkokpost 3, Thai News Papaer

His Majesty the King’s visit to Thailand in 2006 left a very lasting impression in Thai society. And today, our His Majesty is known as King Jigme in Thai society and he is considered PRINCE CHARMING by all the Thai people. All Thai women of varying age group are crazy to our Majesty the king because of “Ro Mak Mak” in Thai, one admirer said which literally means very very handsome and humbleness.

''He has a very graceful manner, so humble, and he always gave a “wai” everywhere he went,'' one admirer said. ''Because of the prince, I believe that from now on the relationship between the Thai and Bhutanese people will be tightened.'' This was how it appeared in the heart of Thai people as printed in Thai news paper.

This post is yet to complete….and will continue writing after some days…….

Thursday, May 19, 2011

In my life, GOD answered all my questions except one.

It is almost 4:30 am, Thursday morning. I was reading for a while but I didn’t realize that time went so fast. I have two papers to write. Character design in the morning and Multiculturalism in the afternoon, no worries...I hope I can do it.

This is the random thoughts that appear in my mind most of the time. I know I have reasons to live and work as I do have family who expect something from me. That is why; I am still away from home to make some difference in my life while living in this society.

Okai, let me come back to my topic that I have mentioned above. I will definitely say that the God had answered all most all my questions that I have asked so far in my life. May be the god answered me late or very late but still content with right answer that makes me to lead my life further. I am known to be only son born in my family. We were of seven siblings but didn’t survive. At present, I have one elder sister and one younger sister. My elder sister already has family have her own. My younger sister is nun.

When I was young, I remember that my mom always wants me to become “Lopen” teacher and she encourages me to study hard and want me to have good life, so that I can support my family. I remember that she love me the most as I was only son of her. I still remember that how unfair she was to my younger sister when she would dearly welcome me to sleep with her leaving behind my lovely sister. I was grown up in poor family but then my parents never let me down. They served me best meal they ever had. They sent me to school leaving my elder sister at village.

When I was young only, I asked many question to myself but I couldn’t get the exact answer. I have to ask God, every question that comes in my mind and every help that I needed in my life. I was always wanted to complete at least higher secondary school in my life and start looking for job. The God had answered all my prayers and questions. God never let me down.

I will note three questions that I have genuinely asked god to answer me and do favor. I asked GOD to answer and explain me why….? (I will try to talk at the last page). Second, I asked god to at least help me to complete my studies and get a good job. Third, I was emotionally lost at very young age in love. So I have always asked god to give me a chance to marry with whom I love the most at very young age. There are many more questions that I have put up to the GOD. God never fail to answer all my questions but one.

Now, I have completed my schools in Bhutan and I do have a job where I can make my living, I am happily married to my young lover and we have a son and daughter who make meaning in my life. But I do still miss some one that is must in my life. God have never answered me in any forms. Today, I read “The Tibetan book of living and dying” by Sogyel Rinpoche for the third time. I got some answer from there but then I am not really convinced with it. I know that I will not get answer until and unless I have to accept on what I think, accept on what other master said in books, accept the universal truth, etc.

My ambition, never want to become a teacher, but I am because of some one’s prayers (mentioned in fourth paragraph). Never plan to study abroad but I am because of someone who prays for my success. Now..... “How proud she would be at this time of the year when her son attains the age of 27? How proud she would be when her son pursues study abroad? How proud she would be when she have grandchild to see in her life? How proud she would be when her son achieved the ambition that loved by his mom? I feel very sorry to myself not being able to protect you. I still ask myself whenever I go to temple and visit monks that who could answer my question that I have in my mind for decades. “Born to death, meet to part” is nature of life but why GOD didn’t protect you from living this world at very young age. Sometimes, I think that i was too young to ask this question and when i ask this question...i was late. Today, i have fulfilled what you want me to become. but God have't answer to my question. I am sorry to say that my dear mom.

This post is remembrance to my late mother who passed away in the year 1994 when I was attaining the age of ten. She passed away at the age of 38 in Vellore Hospital, India. After 17 years of missing my mom, I still want to know why she left us at very young age. Today, my dad attains 61 years old. All my achievement, success were prayers of my late mother and father at Village. I would have been better person if my mom still alive and how proud she would be ??? We all join together to rest your soul in peace. " I miss you my dear mom".

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Donate Blood, Save a Life

This post was once posted on 12th May 2011. But with error...it got deleted.

(Souvenir from hospital to me)

I didn’t plan to write today until and unless I knew that it’s “Zhabdrung Kuchoe” in Bhutan. I log in to the Facebook to see if there is some new post of our Blogyul Blogging of Bhutan. Though I can’t write and contribute from my side, I never miss to read that were posted by our bloggers.

The messages pop up in my chat box from my friend’s wife Mrs. Phub Zam , Thimphu. We exchanged few messages, and came to know that it’s holiday in Bhutan. The moment she said it is very auspicious day in Bhutan, I realized that I did something good today in my life. I didn’t plan, didn’t intent to write in my blog….but I find myself, thinking of writing something.

This is my first time donating blood in Thailand and 5th time in total, in my life. I love donating blood to hospital and people who all need. I remember that I started donating blood when I was in 9th grade in Trashi Yangtse MSS. I knew how much it value in life of others if we can do this. “Give Blood, Save Life”. That is not difficult; everyone has potential to do it. Therefore, I decided to donate blood, I went with my Thai friend to fill up the form and after completing the formalities, the staff who work there asked me, where I’m from? “Bhutan”….Ow! King Jigme right??. I was happy that they know my ideal, my father and my source of inspiration.

I sat on the big bus where there is lots of staff working on it. I pray for a while before they inject me, “This blood is donated to help someone who is desperately in need, and let him/ her recover from sickness and benefit out of it”. But after knowing, today is “Zhabdrunkg Kuchoe” I felt very happy, extremely happy that I have done something good in my life. I did all this out of my knowledge but happen to be good. “God never let me down!!!”.

Take it easy, you can do it.

Save Water, Drink Beer: with our Teacher,Ajarn.Prymania)

This week is last week of my class for this semester and 5 days to seat for the exams. I find myself sitting on my chair doing nothing other than chatting with my old school mates. “You can do it, Take it easy” is favorite sentence for our Multimedia class. Sometimes, we reverse the sentence and use it. This piece of sentence was said by many of the Lecturer and Professors in the beginning of our first semester.

There are many reasons and meaning we make out of it. If you look in to the dictionary, it is simple that even primary students can understand what it means. For multimedia class, we just land up saying this piece sentence to each other when we can’t do our works on time, when ever we face problems. Cao Kun, our Chinese friend always gave me courage when I was studying Physics in the first semester. "Jam, worry not, you can do it, take it easy". I worried a lot that I might get “F” for “Fun! See you next term again”. I was not expecting more than “D” for “barking Dog never bite” in physics. But I could get more than “D dog” that I don’t have to study again."I took it easy, i could do it".

“Take it easy, you can do it” is used when we are proud of our works. If we get “A for Apple in many of the subjects, we just land up drunk in the bar, Bro, we can always do it”. We got to drink, drink and drink…. some of my mates get drunk and can’t ride motor bike and lave our motor bike behind, again “take it easy” we can come tomorrow to pick up. Three people on one motor bike can’t get enough balance because everyone is drunk. My friend at the back…”Jam, you can do it”. Drives back to the apartment.

Our only class mate girl called Mew, (she is Thai) always sees our friend Rinchen talking with girls in the bar in her eyes when she gets drunk. Rinchen is man who can’t face woman without 5 or 6 bottles of beer. She is clever and she keeps her eye on him. “You can do it…Rinchen” and nothing series, “Take it easy” gives courage to Rinchen by our only girl class mates.

“Ajarn, (Teacher in Thai Language), this rose is for you”. Cao Kun presents to our teacher when we drink together. She laughs on top of her voice, “Thank you, how kind you are “. The moment we laugh more and more talk something about personal, and then we are considered to be drunk. Take it easy guys! I ‘m not drunk…but we should know that we have our own share. We try to make our teacher drunk by using the same sentence “You can do it”, and at the same time, when someone try to vomit….”Take it easy, you can do it" in the toilet not in bar!!. When we travel back from bar, if someone try to vomit, then our teacher shout "Guys! you can dot it" but not in my car. "Take it easy. Ajarn". stop when we vomit " we can do it outside". This is something that build up in everyone's mind as good memory.

Get out of bar now; again, let us talk about class works. Taipan, Filipino friend who is lazy always. Whenever he makes his presentation, he asked us to look at this or that page numbers and finally we land up reading together without a power point slides. Sometimes, he just land up without a word to speak to the class, we give courage…”Take it easy, you can do it”.

Exam is very near to me, still “Take it easy, I can do it” No worries at all. When we see our result, if we get good marks then we can always prove that “I took it easy, I could do it”. If not, my friends will still give courages “You can do it, Take it easy”. Aha! My friend is here again……he disturbed me by reading my writing without completing, he want me to go with him to drink. I will stop here now. Tonight, we are going to get drunk, never worry. “Take it easy, we can still do it”

Life is how one makes it out of how it comes….”Take it easy, we can do it”.