Tuesday, January 24, 2017

This is Not My World Anymore

I am just a fading soul
Of jubilations and joy and tribulations and toll.
Tears and laughter for me a sore
This is not my world anymore!

I am just a fading soul
Of fame and fantasy and fear and fall.
Post and power I no more adore
This is not my world anymore!

I am just a fading soul
Of chance and choice and cryo and call.
I am bored of life’s lost lore
This is not my world anymore!

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Hide and Seek Game at College of Science and Technology (CST) 2016-2017

The Hide and Seek Game at College of Science and Technology (CST) 2016-2017

The wind is knocking violently on each and every window pane of the building. The force and the noise have not changed a bit from the start (around 5:00 PM)  till now. A while ago, not only the wind but the CST hostel coordinators also came knocking the doors and checking the rooms for cooking gear. The corridors were filled with chaos and commotion and the scene of people engaged in 'hide and seek' game brought into my mind, the long gone days of hostel life as a student.

Teachers at evaluation camp have brought rice cooker, curry cooker, and water boiler (to be precise) to prepare breakfast and dinner. The trend is not NEW! This practice has been in place for quite long. However, THIS YEAR they were instructed to not to cook in the hostel. Some  were "CAUGHT RED HANDED" (the term all the markers of 12 for 2016 knows by heart) preparing food in the hostel and were warned to not to repeat. Defy the rules and the cooking gear will be "seized" and the security deposit will not be refunded. Nu. Four Thousand Eight hundred and Fifty  was paid in cash (1000 security deposit included)  for 15 days per room.

The instruction was loud and clear. Some teachers with and without  family have checked out the very next day and put themselves up in Reldi HSS and Phuntsholing MSS. Many looked for the same but the rooms were packed and the hotels too. Transportation is one of the challenges for them while parking has become another problem.

The CST Canteen provides a PAID lunch which is seemingly sufficient for 600+ and the 'hostelers' have to manage breakfast and dinner on their own. Inside the campus, there are about three standing , open stalls. We have and we are contributing to these stalls (stalls???) too but for how long can we continue? The queue, huh! It is like an old train, long and slow and dusty. The only solution is to drive 5 kilometers to Phuntsholing town, have the meal, and rush back to the hostel or to the evaluation rooms.

We have still 6 more days to go. Living here has become extremely difficult and the paper evaluation is not going to end here. Are we prepared to play this game for all the coming years??? Are we prepared to drive for 20 kilometers a day just for the meals??? Are we prepared to run to CST marking camp in the morning from Reldi HSS because we parked our car on the road in the evening and could not get it out from the parking as someone double parked??? Or are we prepared to DONATE the hard earned evaluation WAGES in the hotel paying for rooms???

 I am slowly developing DRAPETOMANIA.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Please forgive me

MY DEAR LOVELIEST AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOM
Please forgive me.
Did I ever tell you that I love you the most? Sorry, I did not. Please forgive me for having failed to say that I love you. I love you the most and I mean it.

Did I ever tell you that I miss you the most? Sorry, I did not. Please forgive me. I really miss you so much. Now I realize why I felt and feel very empty in my life.

Did I ever tell you that you are the loveliest person in the world? Sorry, I did not. Please forgive me. I have wasted half of my life in search of a lovely person and now I realize that there is no one if you are not the one.  

Did I ever tell you that you are the most beautiful person in the world? Sorry, I did not. Please forgive me. Now I know the difference between beauty and beautiful person and you are the most beautiful person I have ever met.

Did I ever tell you that you are the kindest person I have ever met? Sorry, I did not. Please forgive me. The kindest of mankind I met so far are just kind. You are the kindest of all.

MY DEAR LOVELIEST AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOM, I AM SORRY I DID NOT TELL YOU BEFORE. NOW I KNOW I LOVE YOU THE MOST. I MISS YOU THE MOST. YOU ARE THE LOVELIEST, MOST BEAUTIFUL, AND THE KINDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD.
HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY

With love and respect
Your son

Phub Dorji


Friday, July 3, 2015

Thank you, Teacher (Ajarn)

Thank you, Teacher (Ajarn)

I will get back to this post with promising details...



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

KEEP GROWING AND GET GOING!



KEEP GROWING AND GET GOING!

Hello Sangay,

I am sorry for the delay in wishing you. Anyways, all the best for the rest of your papers. Thanks a lot for your beautiful words. I am so glad to hear that your exams went very well. It did not surprise me because I have always believed in your potential. 

The greatest achievement in my life is the success you attain and the pleasure you derive from such attainments! I am thoroughly pleased by your personality and sincerely proud with your conduct. You are one perfect fusion of beauty and wisdom. I can foresee a beautiful future and a successful career for you. KEEP GROWING AND GET GOING!

With love and best wishes


Phub Dorji



Hi sir.
I am fine and my exams went well because of your blessings, sir. Thank you for your wishes. It means a lot to me. We the students of 2012, Class 5 B are missing you. Thank you sir for your hope on me. I promise that I will keep your hope with care and love, sir.
Thank you, sir.
Sangay Tshomo
@ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005525178137



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thank you for being a nice student


Hello dear (Norbu)

How have you been? In which school are you studying? Miss you too, my child. How is your uncle and aunt? Give my regards to them and to your brother. Why did you change the school? Are you with your parents? How is the life there in your new school?

Please study. Never, ever think of quitting the school. You are one great student I have ever met. I am confident that you will become a great person. Just concentrate on your studies. Do not get distracted by the useless works of life. Act according to the time.  Time will decide everything. For now, just pay attention to your studies. I am really very proud of you, my child. My prayers and wishes are always with you. Do let me know if I can be of any help to you at any point of time.

Please remember that you are a great child, a nice student, and a capable person. I strongly trust you and your capabilities. I am equally thankful to you, my child. I now realize that you mean a world to me. Your healthy staying and successful living is all I ask from you. Please feel that you have thanked me enough.

All the best!
With love and best wishes

Phub Dorji



Hi sir
How are you, sir? I am studying in Tashiyangtse, sir. Where are you, sir? I thought that sir was at Trongsa. Missing you, sir. I will study very hard. Thank you very much. You are the one who showed me right path. I don’t really know how to thank you, sir. I hope that we will meet again.
Goodbye, sir.

@ https://www.facebook.com/norbux.zangmo 


Sunday, June 21, 2015

A sweet surprise


Sir
I still have the wishing cards that sir gave us during our birthday and exam when sir was our class teacher.
I am proud to have teacher like you, sir. That is why I kept some memories of sir with me. When sir gave us these wishes I still remember sir saying us to take care of it. So I did and that time I promised to care it and show these letters to you when I grow up.
I thought of showing these letters after some years but I could not wait. Sir, it will be with me throughout my life and one day I will again send you these letters.
Thank you sir take care
Bye sir.

Mamta Gurung @https://www.facebook.com/gisella.mg.7


  

My dear child,

The cards came to me as a shocking, sweet surprise. It reminds me of those happy moments you all shared with me. I am proud that you preserved it for some years. I look forward to seeing you preserving it for some more years. I am confident that you will one day, read these letters, look back, reflect upon your educational journey, and with relief, say "Wow! I kept these letters with good intention for great purpose".

Please study. I know you are a capable student and a hardworking kid. I know you have sound foundation in education.  I only want you to pay attention to all these talents of yours. Invest your time in education. You are born to become a great person. Please work hard to become that person. I shall always be by your side. Let me know if I can be of any help to you at any point of time. Thank you so much for being a great student. My prayers and good wishes are always with you.

With love and best wishes



PHUB DORJI