Sunday, November 18, 2018

The academic year for my eldest son ends with a tea party

Photo of me with my eldest son Thukten Subba and his teachers

With the closing of academic sessions for this year, my eldest son, Thukten Subba and his classmates at Changangkha Middle Secondary School had hosted a tea party day before yesterday to celebrate their friendship as well as to thank their teachers and parents for their continued support and guidance. I was one of the four parents present at the party to share the happiness of our children. When I and my friend reached the venue at 12:30 pm, the atmosphere outside Class 6B was already charged with excitement. As children ran in and out of the classroom, fetching extra desks and chairs, I and my friend waited outside, surveying the whole environment that was brimming with life. It was really amazing to see young souls in action. Even my son who is otherwise reserved and quiet, was actively engaged in making the arrangement. As soon as he saw me, he came to me and respectfully asked me to go inside the classroom and take a seat. But I told him that I would wait outside until they are done with the preparation.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

How drugs can ruin your future if you let it take over your life

Journey through life is not always smooth and peaceful. Regardless of who we are and what positions we hold in the society, we all have to pass through the bitter taste of time at certain junctures of our life. We cannot evade the obstacles that come our way everyday. But we can always find more peaceful solutions to the problems if we can just take a break, rejuvenate ourselves and come back with renewed strengths to continue the ordeal. Just as nothing is permanent in life, so are our problems. With time, we can definitely find the light at the end of the tunnel. When you fall upon the thorns of life and bleed, using drugs to numb your senses to evade the pain would never solve the problem. Drugs can only ruin your life and destroy your family. Here is the story of a young teenager whose future has been shattered and ruined by drugs.