Monday, February 13, 2017

Why I haven't been blogging^^

Happy Valentine's Day :)
I'm back after a long blog break!  Last year was quite a roller coaster ride for me with ups and downs, heath deteriorating but I am still on my feet and all is well.  God is Kind and loved ones are beautiful…
I've been missing blogging so much but for several reasons, just can't seem to get started back regularly.
I've decided to list those reasons and do what I need to do to get past them and back to blogging, because I miss my blogging friends so much!

Reasons for not blogging regularly:
  • extremely slow internet service.
  • takes too long to find the "perfect" photos for my posts
  • feel like my mundane life is too boring for anyone who really want to read about,
  • lastly; guilt because I don't get around to visiting everyone else's blog that visits mine

There is a joy in living. Life's a blessing <3 
So, here's the plan:
  1. open only one browser window at a time (when possible) while making my posts
  2. forget about perfectionism, it stagnates creativity in too many areas of my life
  3. go back to my original purpose for blogging; more of a diary for me that I enjoy sharing with others
  4. return blog visits when I can, but leave a reply in my blog's comment section when someone honors me with a comment

I truly think I can get back to blogging if I stick to this plan.
I'm printing it out right now so that I won't forget and slip back into my perfectionism.

 So, I hope to be back with postings of my little life....
Thanks for reading my ramblings.  I hope you'll come back often!

Ps: Thanks a lot la Ata Kinzz, Ata Kinley and Charo Dechen Sangmu <3)… for feeling my absence… 3 of you are my beautiful people that I always count on… Much Love <3

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Hello December II

Happy Thursday friends!
Are you weary of the cold?
Are you wishing for spring?
Maybe you are dreaming of a summer's day by the water?
Or would you be happy to just rewind to a

(I'm okay with spring and autumn, but seriously, let's keep summer away as long as possible)
Let's do a bit of
Daydreaming hehe...

 I don’t mind carrying my needles and thread with me where ever I go :)
Hello December! Chill is at our doorstep! We need more and more layers. With arrival of chill day, my needles are also flying.  I wish I could figure out how to read and knit at the same time ewww... but then watching TV and knitting can be done  J hmmmm... I'll knit on that and get back with you.

By the way, do you knit?  Crochet?  Enjoy handwork?  Or, are you the person sitting across the room who is hypnotized while watching someone else's hands work needles with yarn in, out and around?
 I think most knitters have a story to tell.   It may be a story of celebration, frustration, loss, healing or centering.  We each have a reason for picking up the needles.   The rhythm of needles moving in and out calms me, slows down my thoughts allowing me to think more clearly and problem solve.  This is my own knitting story. I don’t mind carrying my needles and thread with me where ever I go.
I hope you have had a grand week.  I have been spending a lot of time at school... at least it feels like it.  This is a busy time of the year, as major holiday is on my way, I can erase busyness with desire. It is all good and a lot fun, though I am happy to have the afternoon off today hehe.
Fighting against winter :) by keeping warm :)
You know, during my off hours I was catching up with my favorite blogs and one of the writer had mentioned needing fresh inspiration.  It hit hard on my head.  I've posted a few times of my own struggles with my writing.  Needing "fresh inspiration"  put a face on my own endeavor to put something of substance worth sharing here on my pages.
 Today while searching for something I thought I had posted, I found myself reading back through several months of posts.   As I read, I remembered the joy I found in writing, and hearing back from you.   As I revisited many of your comments I realized how much I learned through your kind and wise words.  Sometimes one must go back to go forward.
Though I continue to seek that "fresh inspiration", I still feel this is a very happy place to be.   And, you are the one who make it so.
I am thanking each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. Your love, incredibly kind words, and genuine support towards my blaba post made my heart absolutely burst with happiness. Thank you thank you THANK YOU! J
If it is frigid where you are this weekend,
please stay safe and warm.

Sending you wishes for the best week-end ever! 

Monday, November 21, 2016

How to be the best at relationships^^

Hello again...

Hello... It's me.

Hehe Okay^^

I was wondering if after all this time - you'd like to read blabla...
So here we are, It's already November 2016 and I'm not even going to pretend that sitting in front of a blank page and trying to find the right words to type is easy, because I'm so out of touch it's certainly far from it.
I never intended for this blog to become a long lost beauty graveyard, but over the past year, somehow that's the way it seems to have turned outL
No worries,  though today's post isn't something I can say I planned for... but I am impressed using science, human history, surrounding  and my own experience, I have put together a complete guide for the 21st century couple on how to be the best at relationships… I have scribbles plus babla… :P here it goes

Problem in many relationships is that women feel like they have to do all the boring chores and the men just get to go out and ride around.  The truth is that chores are lame and there is rarely anything fun about them.  Help your special lady out by making her daily housework into a fun challenge!   Does she need do cleaning?cooking? laundry?  No! Take turn. ..
This is known as the love around the head^^  :P :P

The only thing women love more than surprises is feeling special.  Show the world that you are proud of your lady by flailing when you're walking with her. The latest study says that just holding your loved one’s hand can calm your brain and shut down fear.  Use pet name to call her, wife, buri or amsuu sounds mundane … She will be reassured that you do not mind calling attention to her and will greatly appreciate the gesture…
Ps: he is carrying chocolates for his sweet heart! :P :P snatch some LOL

Jealousy is an issue that creeps up inside many solid relationships and renders them useless, much like a discarded fish carcass.  Probably the best way to combat jealousy is with compliment.  Every lady loves compliments from her gentleman.  It is a symbol of good intentions, thoughtfulness and love.  And if you use enough glitter, she'll forget she ever felt anything less than complete admiration for you.  Kick off the object of jealousy and welcome compliment.
It is a scientific fact that women love compliment It's in their genes! <3
Ummm he have taken out his heart for her...can you do the same for your love as well?
I can hear you uttering a big 'NO'  :(

I talk a lot! And I feel special when my partner pay attention to my babla.  It’s important to listen to your partner; a priority; if you want the relationship to last. Take a little time to set down your phone, close your laptop screen, put off the TV screen, stop writing lesson plan and listen when she is talking. These simple suggestions will make her feel great and don’t interrupt while they are talking, instead try using non-verbal signal to let your partner know you are listening.
Listen listen and listen

Who woud be able to measure her widest smile?
Maintaining day-to-day communication about your everyday lives will help to cultivate your relationship and become aware of changes your partner might be going through… So, keep ringing her phone^^ She woud smile wide to see your 50 missed call :P

Leave her a paper trail that leads to a surprise/ buy your partner favorite things. As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Candles, notes and dairymilk can do, too hehe…

And finally, if you ever get into an argument, imagine that your partner is a puppy with two fore legs and when she drags her abdominal, there is a pool of bloods, and because of the pain she howl so loud...
1st Flaw In Women: Women fight for anything^^

now, your job is to think.'I promise you won't ever be mad again!'
   and steps back from argument  :P

 2nd: Flaw In Women:
Women have strengths that amaze men^^

Thanks for sticking with me, I love you:) and may kenchosum give you the courage to face all the challenges with a smile!
Wish You A Brightest Future With Your Dearest Aum/Ap Khoray LOL  :P :P 

Monday, October 24, 2016

FRIENDS! Hello! How are you?

I am so sorry for being such a lazybones lately. It turns out that I actually can’t do all the
It's disappointing to feel sad for no reason :(
things all the time. The past couple of months have been quite busy, and as a result, I’ve neglected this beautiful space. I apologize for that. I have so missed you! And this is so true.
How have I been today?
Sad sad sad and sad …
Some people have a genuine reason to feel depressed, but not me. I just woke up today feeling sad and weak for absolutely no reason.
Truy, It's disappointing to feel sad for no reason. Sadness can be almost pleasantly indulgent when you have a way to justify it , you can listen to sad music and imagine yourself as the protagonist in a impressive movie.
But my sadness didn't have a purpose.  Listening to sad music and imagining that my life was a movie just made me feel kind of weird because I couldn't really get behind the idea of a movie where the character is sad for no reason.
Standing around feeling sorry for myself was momentarily exciting, but I grew tired of it quickly. "That will do," I thought. "I've had my fun, let's move on to something else now." But the sadness didn't go away.
I tried to force myself to not be sad… it dint work again…

All I want to do is go home, stay on the couch all the day and not do anything other than internet things. This may have something to do with my nerdiness. :D
But, since I was depressed, this method was less inspirational and more just a way to dominate myself with hatred.
I turned back and saw piles of papers to be corrected.
I don’t want to correct the papers, because I am sad says my stubborn mind! But I need to do them, says my weedy heart…
What did I do next?
I followed my heart! :D :D
I turned on the music; put on the headphone and listened to the fast-paced music and music energized me, music gave me the energy that I need to achieve the task, and make it seem as if time passes quicker. :D
Within no time, sadness evaporated <3
Task competed! yAAy!!!
I smiled the widest! J
And finally I opened a blog to tell you how my sadness turn out to be a happiness within a microscopic duration :D and the impact of music. Its powerful!
I wish I could tell you that I’m back and that Living on Love will be lively and updated on the regular, but I just don’t know. I do have some exciting program coming up and a few other ideas up my sleeve, so I won’t be completely absent. For now, I’m just trying to survive and figure out how to do it all. (How’s that for honesty, ummm?!) You can certainly stay in touch via facebook, instagram and weChat… It’s my favorite and I can’t seem to let it go :D :D
Love you all!
Thanks for checking in and keeping up!
 Xoxo...<3 <3

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Kagan Cooperative Learning

Kagan Cooperative Learning is vibrant in our country…every teacher is Kagan trained. In July, three Kagan trainer came to our vicinity, to teach all of the new hires about cooperative learning, and it was awesome. From learning new chants and cheers to awesome ideas for getting my kids up and about, I’m in love.

Kagan is all about cooperative learning,
  team work – with frequent modeling, celebrations, community building, and brain breaks…sounds fun, right? Kagan structures hold every student accountable and eliminate ‘hoggers’ and ‘loggers’(I was forever logger during my schooldays)  in the learning process

 You know today in my classroom, students are not seated in rows, they are not asked to be quiet, to keep their eyes on their work – just the opposite. For proponents of alternative teaching styles, Kagan has become one of the most revolutionary learning strategies in Bhutan.
In fact, I am a brand new secondary teacher, trying out the simple strategies I picked up from a PD this past year that was called "Kagan's Cooperative Learning Structures." Ever since the PD, I had been dying to try it out in my own classroom. I'm currently teaching all the sections,( VII(Science&NIIT), VIIIAB(NIIT), IXAB(EScience), XBC(EScience) and Class III( SUPW)… so I have finally been able to test it all out before September rolls around. I can tell you from firsthand experience as a NEWBIE that these simple strategies change the game. I surely wish I knew about them when I started my first year because it would have made my lessons more engaging while also keeping my classroom highly structured. However, Bhutanese course outline being vast it will be difficult for teachers to cover the syllabus on time. I highly recommend curriculum driver to streamline the syllabus, to promote our 21st century teaching pedagogy efficiently.

You know planning out the seating arrangement comes first. It's always a challenging jigsaw to figure out your seating arrangement, especially once you get to know the students. But let me start out by saying that you don't need to know the students when you arrange your desks. Before the students' first day, I followed Kagan's structure by putting the desks in groups of 9. He recommends even numbers (4 memebers in a group).  Since I have 44 kiddos, and my classroom seems congested. I have 6 groups of 5, and  5 groups of 4 members  and it is working out just fine.  Number 1(A) and 4(B)should be away from teacher and number 2(B) and 3(A) should be near the board.
The seating structure allows you to do all sorts of tasks and activities in an organized fashion. You could use it to your own advantage by assigning simple jobs. "All 1's do prepare for answer." "All 3's please collect your group's notebooks and bring them to my desk." The real purpose of the structure is to ensure engagement for all students. So for example, during a Timed Pair Share, you'd say something like "A's, you will start the conversation during this first round. Tell your shoulder partner what you did this weekend. B's will share out. You have 30 seconds…go!" Then you'd switch. Sometimes I also like to have students check on each other. "A's high five your face partner if they are listening." Or I'll do a quick attention grabber during a transition "all 3's touch your nose," all B's pat your head." It's so simple and straightforward, but it will keep everyone on their toes.
I just threw few  information at you, but  I encourage you to learn more
about Kagan. I use it every day, several times every class period and it has
totally changed the way I teach. 

"I am a passionate teacher :P of middle school students. I teach chemistry n IT. I am on mission to change pedagogy to suit today's learners" 

Hapiness is when dream comes true!!!