Sunday, July 31, 2011

Motithang Days: High School Days: E-1

This is not a story of heroic efforts or not about achieving accolades in my four years of stay in Motithang Higher Secondary School. This is the account of my days which transited me from a very shy guy to a person who can actually crack jokes in gatherings. This is the story about my platform and my friends’ platforms which today made us who we are. This is the story of first batch of Higher Secondary School kids. This is the story of ‘us’ while we were confused and didn’t actually know what the real taste of life really was.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saving the Planet

"We're so self-important. So self-important. Everybody's going to save something now. "Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails." And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. What? Are these fucking people kidding me? Save the planet, we don't even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven't learned how to care for one another, we're gonna save the fucking planet?

George Carlin

Lately I have been a great fan of him even though he is cynical. People do things for their own benefits, if they hadn't, do you think that abstruse religion would be into existence? 

Today, the topic however is saving the planet. I like the notion, save the Planet, that slogan is cool but are our actions anything near to saving the Planet? No ! Get what I am trying to say? We want to save the planet but at the same time we want to own smart phones, have beautiful homes, have posh cars, branded clothes, drink mineral water in crowd to act like tourist, want more papers to write on, buy things that are neatly wrapped in plastic bags, take pics in KFCs and McDonalds, and every other bullshits and yet, before we turn off that CFL light, we say, save the planet and sleep as though the whole world didn't mean shit to us. 

We have only handful of guys amongst us who actually care for trees and actually plant them. Remaining all of us, we are burden to the planet. Let me again quote George Carlin, "The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles...hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worlwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages...And we think some plastic bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet...the planet...the planet isn't going anywhere. WE ARE!

Monday, July 4, 2011

A letter to my mother

Dear Ama

It’s just that I realized that I never wrote a letter to you. It’s been a while that I am here at Samtse and at times, I miss you. Lately I been thinking about my childhood and even though, I am close to Appa now, my reminiscences of childhood fail to see his face in the bigger picture. It’s only after Junior High that I can remember Appa, perhaps during those days I was too scared with him.