Facing the notice board filled with youthful arts, pictures and literatures just inside the room entering the youth center office, I felt a shadow moving behind me. I heard my friend talking and I just knew who he was. I turned to find out exactly the person I was expecting.
I was waiting for two of the most inspirational bloggers in the Bhutanese blogging universe along with another blogger, my friend Mr.Monu Tamang.
The person whom I was talking about had a gho put on,not so thin (as I assumed)) but very much healthy looking and smart guy. I could instantly recognize him from behind itself. I made myself interfere between their conversation. He turned towards me and Monu had me introduced to him. It was indeed a great pleasure for me to have a handshake with him. He is a teacher of Bajo Higher Secondary School and whoever knows him knows very well that he is one of the most inspiring and dedicated teacher and blogger of Bhutan. I do not know him personally but I know him via blog as I am one of the keen reader of his updates. Well yes! he is none other than Mr.Passang Tshering(passu).
“He is also a blogger la..”, Monu declared, (not a regular one, lazy one), thought within myself. Three of us had just begun our chit chat conversation that soon we were joined by another handsome man proceeding towards us with all his tooth exposed (smiling). The two senior bloggers made their ‘kuzuzangpo’ shake, Monu then and me. With beautifully curved up smile, he forwarded his hand. Passu sir said “Kinley, Blogger as well”. This time I didn’t resist, “but not a regular one la..”,I said. To that, passu sir responded immediately, “platform is free yaarrr!” haha!. I didn’t know his profession until then. He was a programming officer in the youth center. I mostly knew him by his updates on spring blossoms and walks along the motithang-zilukha road. Mr. RikuDhanSubha. He was one of those to comment on my sometime written blogs.
Four of us then had ourselves seated and continued our talks with a cup of tea each. Being regular, three of them had much more to talk. Just as in blog, Passu sir had the same sense of humor as he talked. His voice was soft and seemed much younger than him. The humor he had in his talks made Monu and me laugh out loud. As for Riku sir, charming as he was in his looks, was his dzongkha speaking more charming. I didn’t expect his dzongkha speaking to be so fluent. He always kept a smiling ingredient on his face whenever he talked. They had their conversation about the camp fire night with a Singaporean. Passu sir teased riku sir about him being single, having chances to mingle anytime soon.
Blogging universe connected unknown as if known for long time like families meeting after a long gap. Passu sir described how the bloggers insulted each other on their first meeting and he also gave us a highlight on how the Dawa knight made his haap origin so popular(wink) on their meet. Monu and me had nothing but to laugh at humorous sparks of words coming out from Passu sir. The moment was wonderful but was very short. Passu sir had a marriage party to attend and we all had to keep our meeting short and sweet.
Nevertheless, I felt very overwhelming in that short period of time and gained some encouragement too, to drive off my laziness and keep my blog updated regularly. I would surely try to keep up with them now as I know more how blossoming it is to be a part of blogging.
The meet really was wonderful and I would like to thank my friend Monu for informing me about it and taking me along with him. Even sir Passu and Riku for taking out this short yet charming time with us despite their busy schedule.
(to monu: it was and indeed was a very long time since I last wrote and I had this blog written because you had me mentioned in your blog that I would update anytime soon and it was purely under pressure…..hahah…just kidding)