Saturday, 19 March 2016

Lets keep Our Toilet Clean.....

Toilet or lavatory gives you the first impression of any place or home you visit. A clean and tidy toilet speaks more than a beautiful host. Moreover, it is the only place where we have the complete freedom to be ourselves. It is a place where we express our emotion; someone would run into that place to cry and someone would be laughing evoking a moment, someone would be preparing for a exam here. Most of the confessions are made here. It is for sure one of the best place for brainstorming. The majority of our ideas and plans are born within those four walls.
We love visiting a clean toilet yet we never bothered to keep it clean. Whoever visit a dirty and messed up toilet would come out covering their nose and spitting. it is us who created the mess and we should take up the responsibility to keep it clean. Bhutan Toilet Organization, a non-profit NGO is one of the best initiatives any individual can take up. Who would have ever thought of toilet? When the entire nation is running up for other sort of foundation. It is one simple step for an individual to contribute. Thank you Bhutan Toilet Org.!!! People will never appreciate when you say you have cleaned a toilet indeed they would say,”Khai, toilet ya, Kham lo si si bay”. I have my own friends saying this and on the other side I have people who said cleaning a public toilet is equivalent to a “rimdro”. Whatever the notion is, having a clean and organized toilet is all we desire.
Last November 2015, I had the chance to be a part of “Bhutan Urgent Run Campaign” : make Public Toilet a better Place (1-18 November 2015) to observe the World Toilet day on the 19th November. We cleaned three toilets in Punakha. Despite the hardship we faced, our hard work was worth it. It had been one of the most satisfying work I have ever done till now. Having a clean toilet will provide a better and healthy space to live in. Let’s keep our toilet Clean; it is just a matter of one flush.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Straight From My Heart.... With Much Love

The new day was just born. It was 12:35 am, the 12th of August 2014. I was awaken by the repeated beeping of my cell phone. In my half sleep state I could see many familiar numbers calling me; I rubbed my eyes to catch the clear view, yeah! My family member started ringing me one after another. I rejected everyone’s call for I already knew why and what they wanted to say. Slowly tears started oozing out of my eyes and for a while my heart stopped beating. I was left in a state with No-emotion. “Om Mani Padmae Hung” I whispered to myself. It was that moment when my uncle breathed his last. The midnight of 12th August 2014 I lost my dearest uncle.
A million words wouldn’t bring you back, I know because I have tried them…. Neither would a million tears, I know because I have cried them. This is the uncertainty of the so called life. A month ago we shared the same food from a pot and our talk over a cup of tea, these memories are killing me. I still don’t believe you are no more!
Those were the days, when I used to irritate and play prank around you. For I wasn’t the best niece you had but I did my best to be the one. You are that jovial man I came across in my life. I have many beautiful moments with you and each one is dear to my heart. Your last moments weren’t that colorful. I could feel the pain you had. We did our best to safe you. I hope you must be happy with what has happened. At this age, you left us and I feel contended since you have lived enough. Deep inside, the empty space you created in my heart, no one can replace. Each and every second of my life I will miss your absence for you are the most loved uncle I ever had. Your demise is a chapter of my life; it taught me to be stronger, braver and more responsible and for now all I could do is pray for your peaceful journey towards your next birth. Rest in peace!!!

Much love