A friend of mine asked me if I was interested to participate in the so-called International Week organized by the University.
I blatantly said, "No!! Assignments first, Leisure second. I am busy these days".
The response made my friend stand dumbfounded near the door of my room. Few minutes later, after boldly taking some steps towards me, "Do you think that you will get this chance to be in this kind of meet?", he asked.
I thought it over again and made up my mind instantly to take part in such international occassion.
I was accompanied by two seniors. We reached the scene to showcase our food items. As we reached on the spot, I was fascinated to see many of the other team with their own unique national dress. I asked Auw Namgay, the lady who led our team, that we will also make ourselves presentable in our national dress. She agreed and liked our idea that we immediately rushed to our own apartments to get dressed.
The idea to wear our national dress was never a bad endeavour. Although it contradicted the face of the weather that it was very hot, our national dress did attract many others besides us. Many of them were fond of seeing us. They came to taste our food not because they liked it. But it was the design of our national dress shining in the air that captured their movement towards our spot. The Shamu Datshi and Bhutanese Yue chhum gathered thousands of hands then.
We were captured on almost every camera that was there in the place. Because of our national dress, I was pleased to have been featured in the cameras from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Bangladesh, and Myannmaer.
These are some of the moments I captured for the memory.
|Free snap by the University: Me with Auw Namgay Lhaden|
|Ema datsi from the Land of Thunder Dragon|
|"Please taste, its from the Dragon Kingdom", Mrs. Melam, Ms. Sangay and Ms. Namgay|
|Ohhhh.... reminded me of my female idol.... Aung San Suu Kyi, The Powerful|
|Sushi from Nippon: The Land of the Rising Sun|
|Sausage from Siam: The Land of the Free|
|Taste from The Land of Kambuja|
|The taste from the Republic of Indonesia. I miss that cucumber juice...just cool....|
|The team from Bangladesh|
|The food from Truly Asia|
|Long live Bhutan-Myanmar relationship|
|Long live Bhutan-Thailand relationship|
|With my Thai friend and Auw Namgay|
|Whats the deal? I am excited to speak about....bla bla bla|
|Showing the Bhutanese face|
|Attractive dress from Indonesia|
|Trying to take smiles with some friends of Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar|
|How do I look like?|
|Please can I have a snap? So, I was busy for the pose.|
|Oh my God..many cameras..where should I face?|
|"I am sorry. What did you say?" The Bhutanese Jamesbond|
|Bingo...I am between two Thai queens|
|A friend from Malaysia caught a moment with the Thai beauties|
|What have they used to prepare this? A 100 percent concentration achieved in my life|
|Let me taste it anyway. Yummy..|
|Pose with Mrs. Melam Dema|
|A smile with Ms.Sangay|
|Pelden Drukpa. Lha Gyelo....|