Memory from Bajothang HSS

The award day celebrated on 8th November 2014 in Bajothang Higher Secondary School will be included as historical event in my life history. After I was placed in Bajothang Higher Secondary School as my first job placement after graduation from college, I had been carrying out various responsibilities beside teaching.
Almost all the responsibilities have been rewarding and enriching.
This time the awarded certificate for me is solely credited for the Bumpa house members of 2014 for their hard work and talents.   

Envoy (KANG-THUNG-PA in Tshangla kha)

The lost culture that prevailed during the time where there were no telephone and mobiles services in my village. Whenever the death of the member occurs in the family during the time of bygone days, one or two people have to be sent to inform their relatives. Suppose, if head of the family that is if father or mother dies, he or she might be having his or her father, mother, brothers and sisters at different parts of the world. Without failed, a person or two must be sent as an envoy (KANG-THUNG-PA) to reach the news to all the relatives who may take to walk three to four days.

 However, if the relatives were too far to reach then the news would go unnoticed and may come to discern few years later. If an envoy is not sent after the death of a person, then those relatives would filed up verbal case (heta yang mey) to the live family members and in return they have to do forgiveness for not being able to (Shakpa), which means lending up paying certain sum of case to the death’s relatives. This culture was indispensable during that time since the bond among the relatives would smash up providing no helping hand later on.

How to recognize whether he or she is an envoy, well while going as a messenger (KANG-THUNG-PA) one should take a kabney (male Bhutanese tie) inside KHANANG [pocket created while wearing gho (male Bhutanese dress)] with fringes outside it. If anyone comes across a people with such appearance then it is for sure that someone is died and that person is going as an envoy somewhere.

Although the advancement in technology has helped improved the lifestyle of the people but I think we have had lost remarkable stories behind. This time I took the advantage of my father-in-low to put pen to paper while he was narrating such legacy while we were having cup of ara (local wine) in our leisure time. Therefore I would like to thank him and like to hear from him more to share with all my blog visitors.

A method for speaking test IELTS

If anyone is aspiring to prepare for IELTS speaking test, this is the mock speaking test video and it helps a lot. Please refer to this video if you ever want to appear IELTS exam anywhere at any time. I had been practicing mock test with this video and certainly I could appear my speaking test that was rewarding too. Likewise I did practice same for my listening test and reading test which are there freely available in you-tube.    

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