Monday, January 23, 2012

My One is to Three Ratio New Year Resolution

The closing of 2011 flashed everywhere-in news, in facebook, in twitter and other social entertainments. Everyone started to wait for the new day and to make a new motivation in their life. Like everyone else in the world, ever since the last month of 2011,I started to bucket list my New Year Resolutions that particularly connects with my hygiene. Accordingly, as excited and sad I was, I came up with three tops most resolutions. They were;

1) Quit the Drinking
2) Stop eating chillies
3) Become a Vegetarian

I am looking at my above resolutions again and wondering whether I have really succeeded in fulfilling the above resolutions.

Firstly, as a friendly gesture and as a company to my friends around, drinking wine became a casual stuff. With days going by, too many birthdays and the celebrations blew my heads off and honestly, I felt like I have more liters of wine than water. I enjoyed the blurriness when drunk, I liked the dizziness, when drunk and took joy being talkative when drunk. But for how long am I going to rejoice over drinking? I thought it would be a good idea to stop drinking and see how my life goes with it. I made it my first priority among the resolutions then.

Secondly, as for the chillies, I have my usual habit of eating hot chillies. I am Bhutanese and a sharchokpa girl, nothing makes my tummy happy like those hot chillies. But this hot chillies really made me suffer and ended up going to hospital for check up and then finally, taking medicine to cure the nail pinning pain on my stomach. That’s how I stopped eating chillies and at the same time, I included in my New Year Resolutions.

Thirdly, becoming vegetarian as my New Year Resolution just happened to click in my bucket list. I somewhat wanted to go back to my old times when I was a vegetarian in Bhutan and then see how my life works outside my country being a vegetarian. I have seen my other vegetarian friends complaining about meals from the restaurant and they would usually eat it from home. Or sometimes they take vegetarian burger. Their life seemed quite hard not getting to eat other delicious non-vegetarian meal. Despite all these, I challenged myself and just go through and survive without meat.

It is almost a month now that I really see the progress on my above resolutions. Well, there were occasions and I didn’t drink. There were meats laid on the table during my meal time with frends, I didn’t eat the meat. How about the chillies now? I stopped eating chilies for four to five days. I lost my appetite and every time I take my meal with less chillies, I started to get annoyed to myself. Isn’t this crazy or say, is it funny to get angry at myself? I even started to barf off the meal right in the meat.

Then, I realized how I made the terrible mistake of eating too much of chillies despite my friend’s acknowledgement. Mistake was a mistake and I need to dump the mistake in the bin and continue eating chillies. Irony, I am eating it all over again. This time, I am eating with precaution not to eat raw chillies alone and eat with the food only. At last, my three to three new year resolution didn’t work out and for one thing I am sure, I can never stop eating chillies. If anyone of you have any solution to this, help me out!!!

Now that Chunipa Losar is so close knocking your door to yet another family and friends gathering and celebrations, you all must have bought meats and drinks. Wish You All a Happy Chunipa Losar tomorrow and Enjoy your day at the fullest.


  1. Nice post Yeshi. It's good that you could live up to two of the three resolutions made for the new year. That's great! Many find it difficult to quit drinking. I am also not a vegetarian. I sometimes think I should turn one but I never managed to do so. :P coming to chilli, I can't eat much chilli at all. Happy Chunyipai Losar and have fun! You may try your best to minimize chilli consumption because it can lead to complications on your health later, as you know. I have seen one of my cousins suffering from the same fate. She used to eat chilli like anything before and now she is having problem. Keep posting. You have been really out of your blog for a very long time. :)

  2. Hi Yeesi, its nice to see a fresh post on your blog after a long gap. Its good to learn that your new year resolutions are yet to get fulfilled and by the year ends, I am quite sure that you can overcome all this. Regarding me, I started trying more beers to calm down my chaotic mind and of course regarding the chilies, its good to avoid it to avoid ill health complications later. Happy chunye pai losar to you la..
    enjooy your days. tc.

  3. @Langa, I think that complications is already growing in my tummy. I am hoping to control eating chillies. Thank you for the concern.
    @Lethro, Thank you for noticing my post :) and hopefully, I will try eating less chillies. Lets see!
    And hey, don't become addicted to beer even if it heals you chaotic situation. Take care!

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