Thursday, September 21, 2017

Funny yet wired dream!

The previous night I had a dream. It was funny yet wired dream. Let me narrate the dream in nutshell.

I see an elderly woman standing as firm as a rock on the staircase. It must be at Dochula Druk Wangyel momerial site. I could see Chortens akin to the site. It must be also foggy too because the Chortens in the background was not clearly visible. The whole backgroud was blur to be precise. 

The lady had worn a syndicated kira with flowery patterns engraved on it. Her face adorn with lines of wisdom and rich experience. I instantly assumed.

She is seen assisted by two other young ladies to climb down the staircase. These two young ladies  were perfect in what they did. With great love and grace,  holding her hands and helping her step down towards the lawn.

Then i notice something funny. This seriously looking woman has worn a pair of fancy canvass shoes. It was blue and white coloured. With trendy laces. The funny part? One of the shoes was very very large and the other was of the normal size which perfectly fits her other foot.

Then I find myself waiting to receive this lady. She approaches closer. Closer enough now that she starts to talk with me. She informs me that I always misspelled the word 'humble'. The lady corrects me that I shouldn't spell it as "humbel" but instead spell it correctly. 

Thus with abrupt ending the funny yet wired dream comes to an end.

Interpretation? 

Misspelled: Have I stopped being humble? Was I made to realize this truth? I don't know. But one thing is clear. I must  remain a humble person no matter whatsoever dreams I have to dream again!

Large sized shoe: I assume that they elderly lady is burdened with huge responsibility. Or some worries? Or name and reputation to hold up? It could also mean incomplete project/endeavour to attain so both the shoes bulge into same sized.

Trendy shoes with laces: she is an elderly woman but she is blessed with sense of creativity and is a very critical thinker.

The lady must be indirectly telling me to be part of her endeavour shouldering responsibilities or incomplete project or worries for that matter. The only requirement on my part is to remain humble! This is the best interpretation I like to take home.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

That joyful day- A romantic poem straight From my middle school notepad.


I remember that joyful day
Where hearts were shining gay
The souls and minds were wheeling around
In the world of romance with the mutter sound

So graceful her figure, so lovely her face
She is the best among the rest
For whom I will bring soon
The heaven's brightest moon

So interesting her way of conciliatory 
And so sweet her voice
She inquist about my life
But everything was not possible in this short period of alive
For she I will pluck the flower rose
And arrange them on her body in rows

We were sitting beneath a tree
And we felt the passing of breeze
We were lonely on that land
And we piled our hand over hand

The air was polluted by the words of love and Lord
And we were kissing and nuzzling a lot
The flower around us bloosmed out of season
What we did was the main reason

Her strong kisses dazzled head of mine
Like an innocent man dazzled by a cup of wine
Our untold romance carried on as a ride
And we neglect to stop and hide

Her nuzzles disturbed me yet the tumult grew
That small lips could bear it, I knew
The lips were exchanging the termless views
And I could bear it more, I knew

We felt elated by that permanence 
And we were proud of our performance


Written in spring of 2000.
Class 10 
Phuntsholing Higher Secoundary School.

Friday, September 8, 2017

"Mobile film competition" at Druk School to celebrate International literacy Day!

Exactly  a month ago Druk school celebrated the unofficially the official National Flag Day on 8th August. Today on  8th September we celebrated International Literacy Day.

September 8th was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries.

The Rationale behind the day being observed is because of the following reasons:

"Some 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults are still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or are drop outs."

This year, International Literacy Day is being celebrated across the world under the theme of 'Literacy in a digital world'.

At Druk School, the students of classes pp-6 today submitted their mobile films- A digital Book Talk under the theme "I read a book".The mobile films were to be screened in our MP Hall as part of International Literacy Day Celebration.

The children were instructed to read a book of their choice and do a book talk and then have it get recorded on mobile camera.

There were more than 60 entries from our students for the special screening.

The celebration also included many other programmes.Speeches  were delivered to mark the day.

The highlight of the day was the two short skits performed by class 9 and 6 students .




Class nine students staged their short play showcasing the  importance of literacy. And through their silent skit, class vi students shared how illiterate and literate persons' approach towards solving issues at hand. It was a mute play. No dialogue deliveries but communicate through act and with help of words and phrases written on cardboard for display.

"Literate will understand and illiterate will judge" was the bottom line of their performance.




Both the groups were brilliant in conveying how important the literacy skills are and has become even more important now. Miss Sherab Wangmo and Lopen Chado  were the teacher coordinators for the skits. Hats off teacher colleagues. You guys are awesome!

The skits were followed by one long hour of Drawing and painting activities for the children with the theme "Importance of literacy".



The programme was conclusively ended with the much awaited event. The Screening of the Mobile Films. Children really enjoyed watching themselves on the big screen doing the book talk. 

From this year Literary month of Druk School will start with Flag Day Celebration on 8th of August and end on 8th September by celebrating International Literacy Day. It can't be better than this!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Wisdom I acquired from my wife’s Pregnancy

“Pregnancy Mentality” is the term I refer to the list of nine insights I was made to relearn after my wife got pregnant. The revelation of wisdom continues after birth too. I am here sharing in this post what I have relearnt.
Through this post I shall also inform you that how important and necessary it is to live our life with "Pregnancy Mentality". Why "Pregnancy Mentality"? Because Pregnancy and Life have similar demands and they need to be addressed with equal wisdom and dignity. Pregnancy taught me a lot. Folks! Are you also ready to relearn?

In this age of technology, with so much to pay attention to and a lot of distractions to tackle with, I find pure wisdom in living one’s life with "Pregnancy Mentality".

First let’s clearly define what 'Pregnancy Mentality' means? It's nothing but an approach of thinking and behavioral changes one exhibits during a planned Pregnancy. The husband is equally susceptible for change because the planned Pregnancy is like a joint venture happily endorsed to be worked out and monitored together to harvest its best of best  fruits.  

While in pregnancy a woman’s world changes so does her husband’s. The following are a set of wisdom which makes up the "Pregnancy Mentality" with which a couple steer their nine months journey. If this ‘mentality’ is inculcated one may also live a fruitful Life.

                                      

1. Every moment is precious: During planned Pregnancy we tend to be mindful of every minute. We take a lot of pictures celebrating togetherness, take pictures of the baby bump grow bigger each passing week and even write diary entries to mark every special moment: The positive test shown on the pregnancy testing kit, the first kick of the baby, the numerous shopping…to list a few. 

Similarly, you got to live only one life thus every moment is that precious. As the old adage says, ‘Live your life a King Size’. Remember this, we shall never come back. We got to do what we want to do and leave a legacy behind.  

2. You have full control over your diet: Ovia pregnancy mobile app did wonder for us. My wife Tara and I made best use of the app during her pregnancy period.

Search it in the Playstore. Mark my words...it was and it is still useful app after the pregnancy too. 
                                       
The Mobile App recommends which vegetables, fruits and nuts to eat on weekly basis as required and needed for the baby to grow well. The app also instructs us what not to do, eat/drink. (I shall strongly recommend the App for couples who are in the process of planning to have a baby.)

In real life too, it’s that important to control diet so to lead a healthy life. Heart related diseases, obesity and Blood pressure are a few diseases we can keep under control if we monitor our diet. 

 3. Exercise is of great importance: During pregnancy exercise becomes very important to keep the mother’s metabolism strong and for efficient circulation of blood. Regular exercise builds strong muscles and bones which become ever more important as mother gradually gains weight. And this accumulated merits is all for the healthy growth of the bun in the oven.

It's needless to say how important has regular exercise in life has also become now. Many lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, diabetics and obesity is caused due to lack of exercise.   

4. Be a complete resilient: Nine months of taking care of oneself, refraining from unsuitable activities and doing and eating only what is best for oneself and for the baby requires unprecedented resilience.

To achieve something big in life too we have to be resilient enough to tackle and overcome all obstacles in our life. We won’t be able to make it if we are not focused and resilient enough. 

5. Public relation becomes paramount importance: World is a global community thus we need people to people contact to make things happen.

Your relationship with your colleagues, friends, other family members and relatives becomes ever more important during times of need. Pregnancy is one such delicate event where constant support and guidance is of paramount importance.

In life too, business and success in lot many ways can be also credited to the quality of one’s PR skills. Because at the end of the day if you know how to handle human beings(clients) and their emotions things fall in place without much effort. Business then will only flourish. Success then will only follow you.

                                           
6. Relationship must get better: During pregnancy more care and love is been showered to either spouse not just because the heat of the moment demands but it oozes out so naturally. As they say, “Love remains literally in the air” during pregnancy. Relationship is thus taken to the next level which only helps the couple to handle situations that will ensue. Good or bad.

In life we must also always value relationship with our spouse, siblings, close relatives and parents. Why? Because when rest of the world disagrees and neglects you, the close family members and your spouse will always be there for you to accept and welcome you with arms wide open.

7. Engage in prayers and positivity: While the bun is still in the oven, offering prayers and cultivating positivity within becomes the norm because we want everything to go well and we be blessed with a healthy baby.


Similarly in life too you need to always rely on prayers and always be positive. For life, as you may know, has its own way to teach us lessons.  

8. One becomes ultra-responsible: Both husband and wife becomes ever more responsible during and after pregnancy.  They take responsibility for one’s health, for baby's health and his/her overall growth. They will not leave any stone unturned to give the best they can so that they get the best they want.

Being responsible in one’s career and in life too is that important. Without a sense of being responsible a lot many opportunities, privileges and promotions may easily dodge you.

 9. Need to have patience: In life this skill comes handy. One has to have this because whatever we do we need patience. Enough of it to make things work or enough of it to wait for things to happen.
That's me doing laundry almost a month  before the due date in preparation for the grand arrival. 
Likewise, preparation and patience particularly are traits we must have in leaps and bounds before and during pregnancy. Nine months is a long period. Enough to test your patience!
                               
There you have it! The nine wisdom that makes up the “Pregnancy Mentality” which I learnt from my wife pregnancy.

Folks I wish to think that “Pregnancy Mentality” is not a theory or a concept: It is a living truth and thus a practical and equally beneficial behavioral approach to lead a productive and fruitful life. 

I shall end by sharing the line mentioned in the beginning that will surely sum up everything in one line: “Pregnancy and Life have similar demands and they need to be addressed with equal wisdom and dignity.” 

Glimpses of the Senior Concert: Druk School- 2017

With the Theme "Say No To Drugs", senior students of Druk school staged their programme. 

For past one month the students were allocated with one and half hour practise time to prepare their item. 

The show was witnessed by parents of students of VII to X graders. 

Pleasure to share with you the photographes of the concert.















A Helipad for ‘Brave Heart Brothers’ (BEAR Team) on the roof of JDWNRH?

As a responsible citizen I dare to dream of this possible and very critical venture of building a helipad for our very own BEAR Team...