Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My Quiz Event during Teachers Day; Respect to all my Teachers!

(This is my Quiz Program held during Teachers Day, 2017. It was the great day for me to organize the Quiz Event for the Great Teachers on very significant day. The program was mainly to share laughter and smile by our teachers on this day forgetting their otherwise a hectic and tight schedule lives.)
Every child, no matter where they come from, deserves great teachers. Passionate, motivating, and effective teachers are the foundation of a quality education; and a quality education opens the doors to a lifetime of opportunity. Here, all of us are lucky to have awesome teachers, both during school time and today here at college, who despite their hectic daily schedules have never fail to guide, and nurture us towards the right paths! This quiz is a tribute to all my past and present teachers, so that you may take little time to response the stupid, silly and funny questions from your students and share laughter together at least today on this very special day from your daily tiring and dedicated lives.
To start the funny Quiz, these are the participants in each group.

Group I
Group II
Group III
Group IV

These are the general information and rules for the quiz.

  •    The quiz contains 5 rounds of 4 questions each.
  •    20 points will be awarded for the correct answer.
  •    10 points will be awarded for the pass questions.
  •    Group will get 40 seconds to think and answer the direct question.
  •    Group will get 10 seconds to think and answer the pass questions.
  •    Audience shall not give any hints or clues to the competition.
  •    Pass questions from participants will go directly to Faculty Audience.
1. When do you stop at green and start at red?
Answer: When you are eating watermelon
2. What is the total wooden steps count on climbing from ground floor to upstairs of Faculty Block?
Answer: 17 Steps
3. What is the total class strength of Bsc. Environment and Climate Studies final year?
Answer: There is no Bsc. ECS final year student currently in college
4. Make a sentence using all the letters of the alphabet?
Answer: A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
5. Carefully listen to the audio and identify a person, his profession and the module of lecture he is delivering?
Answer: Tashi Dhendup Sir, Assoc. Lecturer under Department of Sustainable Development. (Lecture on Module Applied Environmental Economics)
6.  Who is a recipient of Dekyed Longchoed Award in year 2015?
(Note: It is an award conferred to the most outstanding student who has excelled in academic performance, extra-curricular activities and has made significant contribution to the college of natural resources.
Answer: Phuntsho Wangdi (22nd Diploma, Forestry)
7. My qualification is in B.Sc. Life Sciences (Botany Honours) from Sherubtse College. And I also have M.Sc. Forestry. My area of interest is in Forest and Environmental Studies. I had my major fields of research in wetlands, allelopathy and ethnobotany.
The above description best describe whom?
Answer: Madam. Sushila Rai
8. How many pieces of biscuit are there inside the small Parle-G packet?
Answer: 12 pieces

9. The hall no.      is called Convention Hall, what is the hall no.      called?
Answer: Old Dining Hall

10. Who is driving the college vehicle BG-1-0170?
Answer: Mr. Sangay Wangdi

11. Mr. Damudar always eats breakfast, a plate of veg. momo (consisting 5 pieces) for Nu. 40 from Hotel Pulami, later during lunchtime, he again eats two plates of momo from the college wet canteen. How much amount did Mr. Damudar spent eating momo in a day?
Answer: Nu: 100 (Hint: The cost for the plate of momo in college wet canteen is Nu. 30)

12. Who is the inter-class champion for boys and girls basketball respectively during Spring Semester 2017?
Answer: ECS First Batch (For both Boys and Girls)

13. What is name of student standing there (Standing near technical and serving group)?
Answer: Neten Wangchuk (popularly called ADDICT)

14. What could be the word shown?
Answer: Teachers

15. What is the total government scholarship intake in Bsc. (Diploma Nested) Food Science and Technology for coming Semester in CNR?
Answer: 40 Students
16. One of the students from Naropa University, USA, who is currently studying in CNR, is popularly called as Meto. What is his real name? 
Answer: Kathleen Brickner

17. What is the number of fan in the common Kitchen Dinning (each flat) of upper hostel?
Answer: 2 nos. (1 Ceiling Fan and 1 Exhaust Fan)

18. What is the Wi-Fi password for the lower campus?
Answer: hoste1234wifi

19. Where is college Security guard Ata. Chimi Dorji from?
Answer: Mongar (ngatsang)

20. What is Taxi Fare per passenger from lower campus to upper campus?
Answer. Nu. 25 per person (Hint: It cost nu. 100 for reserve of taxi capacity of 4 passengers until lower campus from Mesina and Nu. 200 until upper hostel. Thus, the difference of Nu. 100 in reserve)

Finally, I conclude saying that you all are not just a teacher, but a true inspiration and icon for all of us. You did not just do your job, but a lot more than this. You all are kind, compassionate, empathetic, positive, and owe credentials, experience and intelligence. But of all you all INSPIRE the lives of thousands and uncovers hidden treasures, possibilities and magic right before everyone’s eyes.
For us, this is not an only day, we celebrate Teachers Day. In fact, all days in a year are to be a celebrated as a teacher’s day in each of our mind. Thank you teacher and have a wonderful Teacher’s Day 2017.
Thank you all Participants, Audience Teachers and Students.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Depa Bondeypa’s Relatives: Of legend, myth and metaphor

Author RinzinRinzin’s novel ‘DepaBondeypa’sRelatives’ is an engrossing tale about a poverty-stricken man called Bondeypaand his relationship with his relatives and neighbourhoods in his two stature of life, as a poor man earlier and as arich Bondeypa later. Novelaccountsof Bhutanat a time when it was untouched by modernity.
The story is the based on a local legend from Lhuntse about Bondeypa, whose ancestors were said to have been a Depa (chieftain/ruler) of locality of Nyongdela. It was narrated that the misfortune of Bondeypa was attributed to loss of mermaid Gyalmo’s blessing, after she abscondedTsadilaTsho.Story is entirely Bondeypa’s experiences in his village and journey to Bumthang upon royal decree.
As story begins, Bondeypa woke up early morning with much duties and worries from inside the solitary ancient castle of Nyongdela. His duties start from cooking and looking after his two children to having enough means to meet basic needs for a family. As usual, Bondeypa goes for hard labour peonage in neighbouring house and bring whatever he gets after tedious work to home. At village, very humble Bondeypa was humiliated, mortified andmocked by all the neighbours. To his dismay, Bondeypa received a royal decree commanding him to report to the King at Bumthang. Bondeypa sets into long journey of meeting many people, passing many places and crossing across Rodungla passuntil he reached palace.  In the King’s grace, humble Bondeypa shared all his harsh realities of life. Kindhearted and generous king gave him enough wealth to sustain his entire life with decent living.
After ten days journey, Bondeypa was back to his village and made his way towards Nyongdela  riding a fully decked pony with his children. To the reader’s surprise, when Bondeypa was encircled with the heap of horses’ load, villager came towards him claiming uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Bondeypa openly prostrated his King’s gifts for creating many relatives, which led the fair-weather relatives and friends to leave in embarrassment. Thus, it gave birth to the metaphor ‘Depa Bondeypa’s relatives’ – referring to fair-weather relatives that still today exist in their locality.
The book takes reader through a legend, a myth, which traces the ancient trade route and reflects the rural Bhutanese life, traditions and customs. It holds on the theme of fickle relationship human tends to developed depending on circumstances of other.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

As you think, I an't!

My friendliness,
Misapprehend me not easily
That I am a flirty.

My aloofness,
Misconstrue me not patently
That I am downhearted.

My honesty,
Misconceive me not promptly
That I am mean spirited.

My shyness,
Misread me not simply
That I am voiceless.

Quit assuming me more,
Come to get together
And find-out the striking similarities.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review : Kyetse by Chador Wangmo

Kyetse: Of superstitious, hurdles, destiny and realization
Certain novels arrive on the reader shelves as a breath of fresh air. Madam Chador Wangmo’s second novel Kyetse is one of them. It is the gripping tale of a girl born in a time rife with superstitious beliefs and her journey in quest of finding herself. The book takes on a broad theme of; karmic and destined life, courage and bravery, self-realization and exploitation in mask of fake identity. It begins at Tashigang, briefly during the advent of modernization in a country in late twentieth century. While economic developments initially remain in the backdrop, rural traditions and ways of living are presented up close and personal.As the novel begins, protagonist, Som Dema was born to Tashi Tshering and Sangay choden, who were Serga-mathang-and-kokhkin (Tsangla phrase), which literally mean golden cousin and pertains to consanguineous marriage, owining to be daughter and son of sister Tshoden and brother Dathang respectively.  Only Dathang and Tshoden survived of ten children born to Memey Tenzin and Abhi Sanjaymo who has been ill-fated after having petty dispute with the imperious neighbor by Memey Tenzin. Novel setting depicts a kind of complex tapestry of early village living, culture and traditions. 

Kyetse was written for Som Dema that tells the entire history and science that concern her by village 
astrologer after three days of her birth. As per the kyetse, she was destined to encounter unpleasant siuation at ten years of age and later again a disastrous adversity at eighteen. It was added that if she surpasses those adversities, then she would lived her life inclined towards the spiritual side. As novel unravels, Som Dema had her first adversity of life at ten years, after she was sent with Ani donned in maroon robes to take spiritual path as a remedy for her ailment. Ani brutally treated Som Dema and all her friends in the foreign land. She lost her best friend Pentang and Neten, unnoticeably and blindly. When turn came for her to perish like them, she could overcome her adversity of getting away from Ani clutches by fleeing back to village with a shopkeeper. Her another eighteen years obstacle was appearance of Kinga. She nearly lost her spiritual path in trap of her biological calling after she fell in love with Kinga. Again, her disastrous adversity was surpassed after she knew that Kinga was a married soul. This reveals the life we live as unfolding of pre-destined path.

The revelation of the fact on Ani that took Som Dema and friends after disguising her under the maroon robes, talk about the fraudulent mindsets of people and losing morality of mankind.
Faced the world all angles and evolved into a major life journey, Som Dema begins to find herself as she grew up from little girl to a dignified woman. She realized that all her life’s queries have been answered and a path towards spirituality has been cleared. This testifies her realization, courage and bravery of facing life hurdles.The novel is enormous storehouse for many declining significant Bhutanese superstitious beliefs that has come passing down many generations and an essential wisdom of paving our own path, whenever it dash against destined path.  Truly, book reflects how times and perspective of life have changed in the country over the years as setting of story bring every stage of country development. It is a book to reminiscence and ponders upon, something to go back to and smile.  

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Challenge of Speaking Well in English

Hailing from the remotest region of the country, early childhoods and schooling was deprived from certain basic modern amenities like television, cinema and movie show, bookstores and library centers. Grew up with illiterate parents, siblings and local people in the small community, the only means of communication was local dialect. The hindrance is added by less competitive class students with very little class strength, that again assemble to interact only during daytime at school from very small far-flung isolated patches of villages. All this constraint provided less time for association with friends, sharing thoughts, playing, talking, speaking and reading together. Thus, speaking English fluently was then my only struggle as I ascend into higher grades and it still continued to be my hurdle today.
To make other convincing on things you deliver, the very basic and essential means is the way you speak. English in our country has just theoretically been sidelined as a second language after our national language but in real scenario the English weighs more than Dzongkha. Typical examples can be our very own school’s curriculum, that comprises maximum of its subjects in English and need to be delivered in English medium. Destiny might have placed me today in this college, but by interest I always aspired to be an educator and teacher. And today as a real hurdle of my life is my failure to make convincing presentation to others has resulted into very challenging part of my life and dream.

Of many shortcomings, I have listed my habit of including meaningless fillers, such as "um", "like", and "you know" in between phrases. I figure out reasons for use of such expressions is simply a bad habit and truly "verbal virus" that infect my spoken English.  My shortcoming in speaking apparent during general and casual conversation is of no problem, but if it occurs during a speech, presentation and teaching, it can detract from what is being said and cannot be convincing. For people who wish to join the profession of teacher, the spoken language needs fluency and fewer distractions of words to impart the convincing and understanding messages. 
Having discovered this shortfall I take steps to correct using such meaningless expressions. A way to stop using those fillers is to notice when others are constantly doing it. This will help me to notice when I use them and help eliminate the habit. Being cautious while speaking by recording, pausing whenever I catch myself saying a non-word will help to gather self thoughts while giving the listener time to reflect on what you have just said and the seeking constant reminder from friends will help me discard the habit fast.
(P.S : This was written in partial fulfillment of the assignment of one of my friend, who is pursuing Bachelor in Education. )

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Being Different

What if everyone in the world was exactly alike? What if everyone talked the same, acted the same, loved the same, listened to the same music and watched the same TV programs and viewed same things? The world would be extremely dull and monotonous!
What they focus to view would be different

Through this same lens, what individual focus at would be different. Some may adjust to look at different creatures on lush grass, brook that runs between the valleys etc. Few still might simply opt to shut their eye and look nothing.
I believe it's important to accept people for who they are.
I personally feel that God created each of us unique, the way he wanted us to be. We each have a set destiny laid before us. Our lives are a mystery but are precious and should be cherished. Each of us is masterpieces of God’s creation. Through this, we must honor God by taking care of what he gave us. Each of were individually handcrafted who we are, so we should embrace the good in us!
Differences are important and they should be respected. For example, many important people throughout history were considered different, such as Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, Peter Tchaikovsky and Abraham Lincoln. They did great things, but some people thought they were weird because they had strong feelings about something.
We can’t stand out when you look like everyone else. We can’t inspire and challenge others when we are just as fearful as them to stand out and be noticed, criticized, disbelieved. To make a difference, you first must be different…
It’s our obsessive compulsions that yield greatness, not our penchant for compromise. We can draw inspiration from Thomas Edison trying one more time after the 983rd failed attempt to build a working light bulb; from Harland Sanders trying the 1,009th time to convince a restaurant to buy his famous chicken recipe and Oprah Winfrey sharing hope for the sexually abused in spite of her own scars.
Thus, being your same self or like anyone you know is no longer acceptable. It’s about being different.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Oftentimes, the moments that you're most proud of are the ones that go unnoticed and are short-lived. When we grow up every day and sees different realities of life, most of us lose memories from the past and eventually just forget about it. Me especially, my past is very shady. The little and major events in my life have vanished from my brain and I cannot remember them all. 
Today, while looking through the stacks of pictures I have saved in my gallery and catching the entire glimpse of past month and half, I feel delighted to reflects on all delightful moments and reminds me of how much we have progressed as classmates and worked together as a team. For a year, college has been part of almost everything I do and played pivotal role, and has shaped my future more than anything else. Not only did it taught me about my course on Environment and Climate Studies, but it also changed my outlook on life in ways I now realized aren’t immediately obvious, even to me. Unfolding through hundreds of photos gave me the flashback of immense joy  I felt being with vivacious ladies and ebullient guys in just within a very short span of time.
Both Girls & Boys Team In Basket Final Match
All photos appeared on my phone screen to give me glimpse of all cheerful and contended faces, and I could narrate the story on what all those beaming faces hold.   Moments associated with this beaming faces is our progress and success as a team that steered us to hold trophy of girls being champion of all women teams and boys that stood as well deserving runner-up during Departmental Basketball Contest. This has been clear testimony of our unity and strength as classmates in front of other hundreds college mates and faculties. The entire classmates’ sat together to cheer up the matches with uplifting and booming chorus “Ooo ECS” that tells lot to others on involvement of mutual  assistance in working towards common goal and the best way of  providing the intense moral support to the players.
Soccer Triumph

“Ooo ECS” echo didn’t diminished right in the Basketball Court. It continued to echo in soccer ground. Same echoes with heightened energy escalated the synergy of class. Yellow squad fared every match by triumphing over all otherwise strapping opponents. The combined chorus echoes until Yellow Squad successfully ventured to hold the trophy of Champion of Departmental Soccer Tournament, giving the sense of spirited exuberance. 
Another moment that dragged that the whole classes to take over and gloried their amalgamated efforts is by sitting together for Dinner from College Cafeteria for two times. A class gathering has given us the feelings of family hood and put us together to express together our solidarity and camaraderie
Dinner Fun

In fact, the photo is a snapshot of one instant, but the all stack of it has driven me to describe the progression and moments of our many days together.  Let’s all believe that cooperation is a higher moral principle than competition and beholds the mighty force of great mind working together in all forthcoming activities.  And we will promulgate our strength and voice “Ooo ECS”