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Dashain celebration - Dorokha, Bhutan

   I am here at Dorokha which is 3 hours drive from Samtse, Bhutan. I am lucky that I got an opportunity to experience Dashain tika. It is my first time celebrating Dashain. Yeah! It is interesting and lively. But more than a celebration, I realized that it is a time to reunite family members.  Dashain is celebrated all over Bhutan, but especially in the southern parts of the country. Observant Hindus will keep all 15 days, but it is the tenth day, known as Vijayadashami, that is the true highlight. While all Hindus, and even some non-Hindus, might take part in Dashain events, it’s technically a celebration of the “Shaktism” sect within Hinduism, which focuses its attention on worshiping various goddesses, such as Lakshmi or Kali. The first nine days of Dashain symbolise a nine-day battle between good and evil – that is, between the goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasura. On day one, a special pot (kalash) is filled with holy water and sown with seeds that will sprout during the days

Will Lionel Messi play against Man City? Injury update

It is my first time writing a football review. And As a Messi fan myself, I have read several articles and journals about Messi’s debut and controversial talk about his recent game.  I am sure 34-years old Argentinean Star Lionel Messi fans will be delighted with the injury update on Lionel Messi as the star is ‘running again’ after sustaining a knee problem. Will Messi play against Man City? It is not confirmed yet whether goat will play against City but he is back to the team for practice.  I know many Lionel Messi fans are still waiting for the first goal along with PSG teammates. His zero-goal performance in the last three matches has become the most popular controversial talk among Portuguese star fans and Argentinean fans.  Can he score against Man City? Well, I am also patiently waiting for his first debut goal in PSG. Let us be hopeful that Messi scores his first debut goal against a big team ( city). Of late, we saw Messi hitting the post several times. As matter of fact, I a

Guess name of this beautiful Lhakhang.


What is Grammarly?

Dear friends, Are you worried about your grammatical errors while writing an assignment or any piece of an article? Would you like to improve your writing skill? Grammarly is an app that facilitates your writing skills without compromising your idea. So in this article, I would like to tell you why we should use Grammarly.  There are many reasons why we should use Grammarly and therefore with my limited experience and little knowledge, I would like to list down few advantages of using Grammarly. Grammarly has adequate features that make everything you type is not only correct but also clear and easy to read. Grammarly has special features that allow the user to choose an audience, formality, tone, and intent of an article. (View the picture below for a better understanding ). Grammarly is easy to use. We can copy and paste any English text into the Grammarly app for correction.  Grammarly offers suggestions when it thinks the writer has misused a word, misspelled, or when words are bei

Be a member of google AdSense and start earning

  How does the Google AdSense partnership work? I am sure many of you would be curious to know how does a person can earn from blogging? Or how it is working? Well, I hope this article will clear your doubt and hope your writing passion will grow further.  Simply, let us take an example of a reality show like Voice of Bhutan, Palden Drukpa, Superstar, and so on. I believe, every one of us has seen them breaking for a commercial break and advertise their sponsor's product. Show host advertises their products to a potential buyer and in turn, they sponsor the show. In a way, both sponsor and show coordinator is benefited. Likewise, earning from blogging is not different from this idea.  So in case of blogging, a blogger needs to apply for an AdSense partnership where the blogger needs to full fill the terms and conditions of the Google AdSense partnership. [Read Google AdSense policy for better understanding of terms and conditions].  How does it work? So, after fulfilling the google

Blogging and its opportunity to make money. Story of my Adsense partnership approval success.

  A Year ago, I started blogging without having much idea about it. I was introduced to blogging by Mr. Nidup Jamtsho, a very good friend of mine and also an enthusiastic blogger ( and YouTuber ( Mr. Nidup). We talked about  lot of opportunities, an opportunity to earn. Our major conversation used to be about online earning. Bitcoin mining, SFI, Pi mining, YouTubing, and blogging used to be our hot conversation. I would like to confess that I have tried all of them. However, none was successful as I wish but I was never tired of doing it. Frankly, it was difficult for me to hide the feeling of quitting from myself. I used to hide the feeling of quitting and used to involve in money talk with friends to inspire myself. I used to tell my friends, classmate, and family about blogging and the opportunity. I tried blogging from last year and applied three times for AdSense partnership approval. I have to wait for two weeks to get a reply mail from AdSense Company and gett

Things you should know about B-Sim card replacement

 Did you know that you can replace your old B-Sim (large Sim card) with brand new 4G sim (Mini Sim) without changing your number? Or is your sim registered with your own citizen Identity card?  Well in this article, through my limited knowledge and experience, I would like to tell you few things required to replace your old sim with brand new 4G sim and I hope this article will serve its purpose of providing right information. Why we might need to replace old Sim? Well, we know that different phone needs different size of Sim and if you have an old Sim (large Sim), it may not  be fixable with new phones available in market. At times, I am aware that you might  use your own ideas to resize your sim card. For example like using scissor and knife . However, it is time consuming and sometimes might lead to unnecessary cutting of your hand. Therefore you can save your time and safe your hand if you use Bhutan telecom service to replace your old Sim with brand new 4G Sim (mini sim-card). So

'Folded man’ stands up straight after 28 years following four successful surgery.

Inspired by video from South China Post.   So yesterday, I watch a documentary about a folded man and his successful surgery. Well, the story I am going to share with you today is about Mr. Li Hua from the city of Yongzhou in central china’s Hunan province.   At the age of 18, he was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that, over time, can cause some of the small bones in your spine (vertebrae) to fuse. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture. If ribs are affected, it can be difficult to breathe deeply (Mayo Clinic, 2019). Mr.Li did not have the financial means for proper treatment and relied on his elderly mother for 28 years and she was only his full-time carer. His entire upper body was folded onto lower limbs in permanent and he cannot lift his head to eat and drink. Later when his situation worsens over time, his family sought medical help from the native province in 2018 but was r

Story of Mr. Tandin wangchuk who weaves cloth for living.

  Have you seen a man weaving cloth in your community?   Well, In Bhutan, we hardly see a man weaving and I agree that most of you have not seen it. Or may I know your opinion on it?   So, today I am going to share a story of a man who found weaving as the most suitable livelihood asset. As a young boy, he used to worry a lot about his life. He used to think of every alternative that would help him to sustain his life until one day when he realized himself growing interesting in weaving. And he is 38-year-old Tandin wangchuk from Tashigang.   He was 3rd born in his family of eight siblings and he had to sacrifice his school days for younger ones. Therefore as a young boy, he learned weaving with utmost interest. It is amazing to know that he used to support his brothers with the little amount he earned by weaving. Isn’t that awesome? Well, he used to weave all types of Traditional Bhutanese dresses including "Kishuthar",  "dwhor" and "karchang" for sale. H


  Lhendrup could not sleep well that night. The night was unusual with strange howling of dogs and roasters alarming at wrong time. It was a night before nationwide lockdown was announce.  Lhendup got disturbed by unusual night and searched for his phone to overcome  his sleep less night. He put on his mobile data to check his Facebook page and scrolled Newsfeed on his page. " 1 women at Gyelphu tested positive on PTR outside the qurentine facility....and prime minister will be live at 7 am to brief about nation wide lockdown...." The Bhutanese. Lhendup could not do anything than to became dumb like a non living object. As soon as the dawn curls up, he informed the news to rest of the family members and it was sad movement for him when he saw his mother filled with tensions.  Aum Cheki , a mother of three was worried of not having enough ration at that movement. However her worries of stocking enough rations was fully furnished when Asha gup in Collaboration with FCB delivere

Journey of talented Nima Wangdi aka chutur15 to Bhutan National Team

  As young as 5 years old kid, he was into football and could not pay much attention to his studies. He would find himself in the football ground along with his friends as fast as a school over bell. At a very young age, he was interested in football and would dream to be a National player of our country. And today I would like to share the journey of Mr. Nima Wangdi aka Chutur15 to the squad of a national football team. He was playing as a right defender until today and from this year he is playing as a defensive midfielder while he funnily shares that position is not an issue for him. 22 years–old Nima is from Samtse and his football journey has started from Samtse middle school when coach Ugyen started training all the kids who are interested in football. He played several matches along with his friends to keep his talents alive. It was in 2011 when he went to Gelephu for National football team selection (under 14) and his dream come true. One day he was called by the vice-principal

My beloved Angay

  It is a non-fiction about Mr. Gembo samdrup who lost his deared grandmother during his stay in the college. I once heard that Psychology has proven that no matter how dear a person may be to us it only takes about 21 days to move on. For several years I thought it might be true and it wouldn’t be so difficult to forget someone and to move on with our life. However, it wasn’t as easy as I thought. I am 21 years old and I have been through many hardships in my life. Several people came and left my life, several people ended up disappointing me and several people passed away. I lost many friends whom I thought would be by my side forever, but I didn’t find it difficult to survive without their presence and I can say that I didn’t have a hard time moving on. Therefore, I took everything lightly and I didn’t spend much time with the people who are really dear to me. I was really engrossed in my phone and I almost ignored everything around me. I spent most of my time playing online games a

"May 2 and Our Teachers' day"

 I took a deep breath before I wrote this piece of article. And I request everyone to take a deep long breath if you come across this article. Think of all the teachers who had touched your life because today is a day to pay tribute to our teachers who have been playing with chalks and dusters, escaping meals to prepare lesson plan, gathering teaching materials from limited income they make and list goes on. We often say teachers are the one who light us in the darkness but we must not forget that they burn themselves to light our path. We should know that smoke is part of fire light. Like smoke troubling you when it enters your eye, teachers might have scolded you, punished you, insulted your behaviours and you must have felt bad about it. But I know that you have great respect to your teacher and therefore today is a day to forget all your bad thoughts to your teacher and pay your genuine respect. Why teachers' day on May 2 in Bhutan while other parts of world celebrates on dif

" I don't fear dead body anymore"

  Human behaviors are affected by many dimensions. Social environment is one dimension that affects our behavior including the way we see our life. In this article “I don’t fear dead body anymore”, I have written about my fear to dead body in my childhood because of our superstitious culture. Most importantly, it covers important incident at hospital where I learnt to handle my fear of dead body.   “I don’t fear dead body anymore”. I am born in remote, a very remote village of Monger. Our villagers are so superstitious that they refuse to take modern health facilities. The villagers are conditioned to believe that when someone die, his/her soul is taken by the local deities. Then villagers would start to get scared of the dead body because we believe that we might encounter a dead person in the form of a ghost. Anybody who is born into our village would learn to adapt such myths from childhood and I got no exception. I was grown up fearing to do my toilet without my youngest uncl

Eight Auspicious Sign

  The picture of Tashi Tagye (eight auspicious sign) བཀྲིས་རྟགས་བརྒྱད། is very popular in our society. We see it being painted on wall, building, dzongs, monastery   and everywhere. In Sanskrit , it is known as ‘Ashtamangala’,   Ashta mean eight and Mangala means auspicious. The auspicious sign are as follows 1.Dug(parasol) གདུགས། : it symbolizes the protection from harmful forces, obstacles and so forth where one can enjoy the shade under its protection. It is signifies the wealth and royalty. 2.Serya( Golden fish) གསེར་ཉ། : It symbolizes the freeing ourselves from   oceans of suffering   and freely mitigate like fish in water. 3.Dungkar (couch shell) དུང་དཀར། :   It symbolizes reverberating sound of dharma and signifies the awakening sentient beings from ignorance. It also signifies the far reaching of Buddhist teaching like its melodious sound. 4.Padma ( Lotus) པདྨ། : It refers to complete purification of body, speech and mind and blossoming of whole deeds in liberation.

Your Valentine letter

Dear,  Especially today, I hope you feel how much I love you and how grateful I am to have you in my life. You take my breath away Happy Valentine's Day — my love, my life, my heart, my forever Valentine. Thank you for making my world such an awesome place. Thank you for being the reason I look forward to every day. It hurts that miles separate us this Valentine's Day, but I know our love will carry us through until we see each other again. Love surrounds us like light. We are warmed by the charm of our devotion. You make the world so much more beautiful, I love being with you Happy Valentine’s Day, my dearest.  You have a way of making me feel so safe and loved. This Valentine’s Day I give you my heart once again, and I hope you can see how much I love you. It hurts that miles separate us this Valentine’s Day, but I know our love will carry us through until we see each other again. I love you! Everyday, I fall in love with you more and more. Well, not every day, yesterday you

"Pema Lingpa day"

  Every year, 3 rd day of first lunar month is celebrated as pema Lingpa day coinciding with his death anniversary. It is more than a celebration of his death anniversary because it is a day where Bhutanese pay tribute to its own country man who has great influence in the Bhutanese history. Terchen Pema Lingpa was born to  Yap Dondrup zangpo and Yum Pema Dolma at Baribrang,Tang Bumthang.  It believed that he was born with many miraculous sign and he was extraordinary even as a child  that could learnt reading, writing, iron works and carpentry even without receiving formal instruction. It is believed that  Guru Padmasambhava appeared in pemalingpa’s vision at holy site of Yige Drukma, blessed him and placed in his hands an inventory of one hundred and eight major termas to be revealed. Of all, one well-known story of pema lingpa which is about burning Lake is still popular place visited by many people. As per oral tradition, it is believed that pema Lingpa was criticized and on look

Velentine day

  Have you ever tried to find, what is Valentine? besides sharing of gift cards , love , making proposal, and so on.  Here is a short history of velentine. In ancient Rome, The Emperor Claudius II was pagan and has his strict law which prohibits Romans from marrying. It was around 3rd century back. During that time, Roman Catholic Saint St.valentine converted himself into Christian and started helping to marry those soldiers in secret Christian ceremony. It was during those times when many Romans where converting themselves into Christian. However, valentine's secret act was later revealed by Emperor and he was jailed. While imprisoned, he cared his fellow prisoners and  jailor's blind daughter. It is believed that Saint Valentine restored jailor's blind daughter before his final execution  for going against Claudius rule. He left his love message signed "From your valentine" to jailor's daughter. It is believed that he was executed on  14 February of year 270