Thursday, April 16, 2015

Physical Education

Teaching Physical Education in school is moment where I rejoice and enjoy. Its fun time for me and my children. However due to acute shortage of resources, I am not able to conduct as I wish. Improvisation is the word that i always carry in my dictionary yet due to lack of time as I have to divide my time into academic and PE, it has really hindered my performance in PE classes. Nevertheless, I will keep going as "when going get tough, tough gets going".

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I am a Horse now!

Basically Human being have got four phase of their life stage according to the myth. Myth unfurl that when the almighty blessed the human civilization, the actual life span of human being is only 25 years. But due to the burning desires of the people, life span has extended to 100 years (Tselo japa).

The actual Human Phase (First phase of Life)
 This phase of life starts from the birth to age 25 years. Myth says that this is one of the most enjoyable periods of our life because during this stage, we enjoy in various forms. Most are energetic and young at this stage and are able. People taste their real life from infant to children. children to youth to adolescent stage and then to adult. So people creates their environment and try to enjoy their life without any burden.

The Horse phase (Second Phase of Life)
When people attend 25 years and are about to end their life span, they thought that it is not enough for them and asked the god to extend their life span. God went in search of another extra life and find no where. Eventually, Mr Horse was having 25 years life balance and agreed to give away to human beings. As a matter of fact, all people who are in between the age range of 25 to 50 years experiences a "Horse life" whereby they have to under go a variety of difficulties and hardship in this age range.
Horse usually have to agree to their owner without any objection.If the owner is too selfish and make to carry heavy loads, horse have no options rather then to agree the owner. Speechless Horse just suffer a lo and have to bear bear all the pains of cold dusty winter and hot marshy summer. Similarly, we the human beings have to carry all the responsibilities be it personal, family, relatives or professional. We have to be at par with the society whether we are able or not. So therefore, I am into "Horse Life" and I am feeling quite burden be it professionally or personally

Dog's phase
People  .upon reaching the age of 50 years, people were still unsatisfied with their bestowed life span. They requested the almighty above to bless with some more years so as to live long enjoying the earthly things. God had tough time in searching balance life stage because there were no other animal whose life spsn left. Finally found a dog with extra 25 years.
Dog agreed and gave away another 25 years to human life span totaling up to 75 years. Because of the selfishness and attachment of human being, in dog's life stage that is from 50 to 75 years of age, people suffer like a dog. Rational here is that many are in in-able stage at this particular age as grandpa and grandma. What I have observed in our society (not all but few) is usually sons and daughters take their parents with them in the name of letting them to chant MANI by keeping with them which in reality they make them to babysit while going office. My thinking here is that our grandpas and grandmas are suffering like dog here. If their sons or daughter is at par with their counter part, grandpas and grandmas are looked well, cared well and loved well but the situation is otherwise if its not. So life stage of dog is used nicely in this phase of human life span.
Owl's phase
The last phase is owl's phase. Here upon last request of human beings to almighty, god has borrowed form bird. Owl volunteered to give away its 25 years life span to human being. In owl's phase, people become too old for everything. Neither they can differentiate day nor night! They feeds on whatever their grand sons and grand daughters gives. Sad thing here is even if they are not fed, they are not able to ask for though they need in reality. They suffer like an owl suffer on a branch of tree while raining!

The analogy I have drawn from this oral story shared to me by elderly people seems quite realistic and compatible with our life stages. Since I could not dig out the source in this story, ALL are welcome to comment on it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It is a communal errands......

Our College of Education, Samtse under Royal University of Bhutan offers different types of programmes in Bachelor’s Degree for those who opted to become an unselfishly dedicated teacher in their life. Health and Physical Education Course (HPE) is one elective module conferred to the B.Ed Secondary candidates till date.

Since its conception in two Colleges of Education, i.e. Paro and Samtse, in 2003, this course has been equipping the trainees with generals principles of Health and Physiques which is inevitable in present contemporary society especially in fast changing country like Bhutan.

Health and Physical Education course also offers same credits as other module (ie.12 credits per module) and it is both exam oriented and course work. This module equates any other module offered in Secondary level as it is assessed based on course work and examination (50% each).

But the most interesting thing in our College is that almost 85% of the Trainees think that HPE is co-curricular activity oriented. People have the notion that HPE trainees are responsible for all the co-curricular activities and they tries to look from downwards. Of course by default, we the only 3rd year HPE trainees (only 12 of us) try our best to serve but sometimes we fail due to innumerable unavoidable circumstances and people never realize at this situation including office bearers of the college and commends on their own free will. We welcome such valuable feedbacks and appreciated for their tokens but sometimes it is imperative to realize that conducting co-curricular activity in college is not only for HPE trainees but communal errands of every individual in the college as we are working as team.

As long as we live, we need to be in good health. If we lose good health, we aren’t happy. Physical Education can support our healthy life.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Not too late…………..

College of Education: Samtse
It was tender 2008 when I enter the College with lots of hopes, aspirations and dreams of becoming a versatile person in life. Unexpressed emotions form a flux within my mind due to lots of suspicions and expectations during my three year stay in the College. I was worried because I was not secure enough to take this teaching as profession and I was happy because I have numerous expectations form this college for my personal and professional development.

Three years down the line, today I am up to my own dream and aspirations. I guess all the mysterious doubts about this teaching profession have been cleared vividly and I am confident enough to face any challenges that obstruct my way.

But at the same time, some works are still left fragmentary. There are hardly two months to graduate and I feel some components of professional and personal necessity is not yet finished which is supposed to be completing in the college. Do I have enough time to do everything at one go? It not possible and now it is late for me.

“What did you do during three years of your stay here at college beside your academic works? Did you contribute something which would be helpful for those generations coming hereafter? Did you manage to be friendly with every individual in the college? Did you ever hurt others for any reason and forgive them? What are you taking as a gift of your stay here after you graduation”?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Miraculous Life

Life and Miracle

Every one seems so busy like a buzzing bees in the garden of early blossom of late autumn. Minds lingers faster than the wind with fantasy over hills and vales encountering what not. People hardly realized the world around. They even forget to realize themselves about their doings. So let me remind all of you that……….
Life is a miracle; don’t let it slip away,
Open your heart to others, give of yourself each day.
See the beauty in everyone, regardless of where they’ve been,
Some have a difficult journey, and really need a friend.

Share your gifts and talents, listen with your heart.
Do the things you dream about,
Pick a bouquet of flowers, show someone that you care.
Be gracious and forgiving, life is never fair.

Hold on to your courage, you may need it down the road,
We all have a cross to bear; it could be a heavy load.
If you practice all these things, no matter where you roam,
You may find both sun and rain, but you’ll never feel alone.

Life is a miracle, cherish it
Life is a miracle, count it
Life is a miracle, do something with it
Life is a miracle, live it to its fullest

Thursday, August 26, 2010


The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. Life sometimes is a miraculous. Unexpected things are always expected. People never realized that human beings create an environment. Every body seems lost in their own world. Some in the world of romantic, some in denial, some in demise, some in contentment, some in desolation, some in grief and so on. Sometimes it is just like a broken page that swing swiftly by innocent wind ceaselessly to an inexpressible destination. …………..

Monday, August 23, 2010

Vice Chancellor's visit to College

Honorable Vice Chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan Dasho Dr. Pema Thinley visited our College today at around 8:30 AM and had audience with the trainees and the Lecturers in our auditorium at 9:00 AM in the morning.Honorable Dasho gave us a thoughtful talks which is very much relevant for our profession....
"....our gathering today I suppose is due to our past connections, karmic gathering and good merits of every individual gathered here.I take it as opportunity where we get time to celebrate together. It is a 'Tendrel'  and we have to celebrate it............... 

.......Teachers plays a vital role in enhancing the personal happiness of the society. Level of living and happiness can be increased by teachers which ultimately fulfills the aspects of our country's philosophy Gross National Happiness......
.......the world around is our reflection. It reflects about how we view the world. We have to know that even in a bad person have the goodness in him or her. They hardly show like a lightning but we have to be vigilant to see that goodness in that bad person.......

......teaching is all about basic goodness of human beings. We have to teach the children that every moment is precious and different. Each different moment can change our living. Every moment we are changing. Death is just a one big perspective of oneself otherwise we are actually dying every seconds as it ticks on....

......we have to remember that everything is impermanent but at the same time we have to keep in mind the cause and effects. Cause and effects are two inseparable things that surrounds our living. We have to be very Mindful about it and search our soul......because mindfulness is the root of GNH I suppose....

Honorable Vice Chancellor of Royal University of Bhuta, Dasho Pema Thinley know why do we offer water as 'Choepa' instead of rice, butter etc? This is because water is bountiful  and it is pure offering as we do not feel its finishing like butter which becomes less in quantity if we offer seven cups at alter. Similarly , our teaching is holistic and pure. We have to teach form the heart and let the children learn and live their life happily. Because happiness is the ultimate destination that human beings are looking for................''

Though the main purpose of Dasho's visit was to inaugurate the three new self catering buildings yet we expected Dasho to highlight on the changed in the Ministry and Royal University ie about the entrance examination for the teacher graduates but may be due to time factor, Dasho however could not convience us...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

First Co-curricular Activities in Fall Semester 2010

Inter-CG Badminton Championship was held from 9/08/2010 to 16/08/2010.

The Final was graced by Mr. Yeshi Dorji, representative from UNFPA as a guest of honour. We had our college staff teams leaded by director sir.This match was conducted in accordance with the college sports calender 2010 and it is solely for the respective CGs. But it seems that participants and officials are working for their own beneficial as CG councillors hardly visit the tournament. They even had tough time to manage the refreshment at least for the participants (Missed Twice).

Similarly, Inter-CG Table Tennis is going on and it seems it is on track but officials are having tough time to manage the game as some never turn up for the duty..

Next upcoming tournament we have is Inter-CG Basketball tournament. Before fixture drawing, we will have official clinic whereby the respective CG councillors will also take part to avoid the complication during the tournament.
Memories are those treasures that nobody can steal...

Living History in Living Soul...

We prepare for everything. We prepare for whatsoever that may come hereafter. We never realise which comes first; tomarrow or the death. But at last when the death brings her icy hand irrespective of the status, ages, races etc, we go unprepared....