Saturday, June 2, 2012

Local Thoughts

There is a time when you wander into past and think how wonderful your life was: enjoying your time with friends, watching movies, serials, playing games and studying. We grasp every opportunity to engage in almost all the activities. Those little activities would include washing our plates, clothes, playing with kids, roaming in town, attending birthday parties.

After remembering my past moments, it made me realize how my life was and now. Wherever I go, I meet with new faces of people, friends, and even kids. As for the household work, I am super free except for cooking food because I love filling myself with my favorite dishes. All of these have now become part of my life and I am trying to enjoy it.

Since I am far from my family, I am living with other five housemates. They are friendly and they are my part of my world .One of the most important things is every work I do has become much lighter: whenever I cook, I cook for one person (myself). I wash clothes once a week and thanks to washing machine that it make my work even easier. Whenever I go out, it is rightfully in my hands that I don’t have to ask permission from anyone. I feel good and independent that I am able to survive alone.

Then there comes a moment where I remember all those washing seven and eight plates and other household chores once again. I realize how beautiful my life is, with families and friends. They nurtured me with wisdom and their advice and scolds are the only things that will make me survive my life. Me staying at home was a best memory I can possibly hold in my heart and I will always do.

Being alone, free and independent sometime gives you the bad taste of life. It feels like you are in the top of the tower and enjoying the beautiful scene of the place but without your loved ones, life is more than empty as unexpected. I miss all those scolds and advices that kept me from going out often and with each ticking of time, their words will make me stronger to live my life.

P,S, Today, I was missing my home, my families and friends even more that I use to. So, I dedicate this article to them for making me a person I am now-someone who made me the person I am--The person who has the ability to write in black and white.


  1. Man is a social animal, and loneliness is a hellish punishment. Though far from your beloved ones, its good that your are enjoying in the company of your housemates so freely and independently. Keep going. Cheers, Yeesi. :D

    1. Life is lonely when you think you are lonely and vice versa.
      Thank you Lethro. You are my another companion wishing me as and when you are around and it feels good to receive wishes from friends. Cityville just kept me occupied. It was full of fun but I quit. I am staying awake more than ever.

  2. This is such a thought provoking article, Yeshi.

    We often tend to forget our roots - especially while in college when we have to do so little of manual work.
    But when we take a break and look back, rewind to days spent at home with family & friends, we realize that had it not been for the household chores that our mothers told us to do (which we did after a lot of grumbling and fuming), the incessant calls we'd get to come back home soon late at night, the frequent reminders to clean our rooms - all of that has helped us become strong, independent & clean (haha!) people now.

    I miss home, so very bad.
    Today, everywhere I'm seeing people in Thimphu complain about having to walk - I'd happily go and walk if I could! :)

  3. Oh great! All of us feel the same and indeed, we have lots to adventure...
    Hell yeah, They are complaining about. I read and heard about Pedestrian Day being held on Tuesday and people are sad and weary. How about call it a "Sad Pedestrian Day". It could be fun! But it is for the good though. Just wondering how people are managing to go to offices far from their home. Corruption starting already or really going by bus? Damn my thoughts, whenever new policy comes up, too many corruption possibility turns ON in my head.