In my life I always wanted be an engineer knowing the fact that I always used to score best marks in mathematics. That was the only dream I had since class four. I passed several exams with good marks in mathematics and when I reached class six I explored what are the basic subject to flourish as a complete engineer. We are asked to choose a stream: Science, Commerce and Arts. I qualified for science and I dropped biology and took mathematics as my main subject supported by IT(Information Technology). I did the examination of class twelve and I thought mathematics seem kinda okay for me… Hope and aspirations was still alive with me to be an engineer. When I got the result; hope, aspirations everything died. Though I qualified for engineering course; my ranking seems foolish. So, my parents always wanted me to be a teacher.So I choose to be a teacher... :P LOLx haha kidding aside...
Sorry, it’s just an introduction of what I should be telling you today. Yet very far to what I’ll be sharing right now (lol!) Huh???
Oh my, how I wish I really could detail everything right now yet for some who might just been so curious the sudden absence I made. Please allow me to pause for a moment as I will try to organize the events I have attended.
I don't know if many young readers know the concept of pen pals. Not too far back in the past, we often write to strangers from different people across the country and school. Sometimes, these strangers eventually became persons who you would share many details of your life through letters and post cards. They could even turn into your best friend, yet you might have never met them in person.
With the popularity of online forums today, letters are not written anymore, but pen pals exist. I have many of them and enjoy our conversations mostly focused on blog. Many of them I have never met in person.
In similar fashion, Rima Reyka, is a pen pal of mine. We chat over emails, wechat and Facebook a bit about blog and personal lives as well.
A few months ago I got an email from her. She told me that she will be visiting Bhutan. I also knew she had met up with many of the Bhutanese Bloggers and I was so jealous when they did, as I just wished I could meet her in person, as she became amazingly good pen pal of mine :P
Strangely, our first time meeting was in Trongsa at Samcholing. I was nervous to meet her because we had so much in common… and to inform you, I am a lady who mess my home regularly. I know Singapore is considered as one of the cleanest country in the world :P So,I was nervous to receive her and take her to my resident. Even then I did my job, we met with each other, we laughed together, ate, traveled together, became a translator between khenpo(head of monk)-Rima and I also gave her a campus orientation…
Photo credit: Rima
Next day, I were tasked to call nearest taxi driver and Ugyen Sir, since we had planned to drive to Langthel just to meet our fellow writer/author.
Next morning, I ringed UG three times :P and I dilled taxi driver many times. Finally taxi driver responded me saying, he reached Taktse(name of a place) and he will be picking us exactly after two hours. Ahh! I know I am a lady with no patience. I cannot wait that long. Two hours is not a piece of cake for me. Then, I asked Rima to take a walk until junction and we will find any vehicle to reach our friend. Haha you know what happened?
On the way to junction, we met with a balero. I asked, ‘Au! Gati jaynimo?’(May I know where are you heading towards?)
‘Langthel’ he acted in response.
‘Au! Can I get a lift till langthel,I will pay for endeavor’ I said.
He declared ‘Tupla(okay), but wait for a minute, I will visit lhakhang and I will be back within a minute.’
Ahh! His ‘a minute’ nearly turned into an hour. We waited him for so long and he didn’t come back. I find him hostile L at that juncture. Luckily, we met with another balero; cousin of my students, who came to pick up them for vacation. They gave lift to both of us. He was generous that he offered front seat for us. But we denied to be in the front alright, Rima LOLx :P Haha anyways I enjoyed being outside.
Walking on the muddy road, sweltering under the sun, drizzling shower on our forhead finally blessed us to meet with our comedian blogger, author of Dear Sedey, atheist :P, engineer by professional, who joke seriously, give tender advice to younger’s, who loves chewing numerous doma(bettle nut) and pays not much interest on food stuffs :P he is Ugyen Gyeltshen. He made us nosy to visit the power house… Actually it was suffocating inside the tunnel, though they have a huge tube to supply oxygen, still I couldn’t breathe fresh air. Condition of an engineer was just nasty there :P. I idolize you Ugyen sir for loving your post so much, and so sorry to hear that you are apart from your family. Family is a very important part in one’s life. May Buddha Bless You With A New Job and Unite Together With Your FamiliesJ Like you, with perseverance, dedication, commitment, determination, stamina and resilience rarely need to be wished good luck because you make your own luck wherever you go. Haha its oki not to visit lhakhang as well lolx :P Truly, he never entered any lkahang; that we made to visit together…
|photo credit: Rima|
On 2nd of July, we reached Rima till Trongsa.. . Explored Trongsa Dzong, sat down together for tea and snacks sponsored by UG sir and finally we fare welled Rima L
It was such a great pleasure to meet Rima, for the first time in person… and I was so happy to meet with Ugyen sir for the second time… :) See you both in future…
XOXO… Rima, happy stay in Bhutan tupga J have fun… Do not melt in Phuntsholing… Travel safe and see you
A huge bunch of love to all my readers and to Rima-UG-Chogyal. J
Note: Ugyen sir, comment on my ‘Theme Font namo, as per your compliment I have changed it into Times New Roman J.’ Thank You J