Resolutions for 2009

Frankly, I’m surprised at how many people have been reading my blogs. And very grateful. I want to thank all of you for your support. Whether you agree with my views or not is unimportant. That you take the time to visit and read and comment is important. And for that, I thank you all very much.

This is my final post for 2008 – my resolutions for the New Year. They’re in no particular order.

1. To read at least 12 books. Or, better still, at least one book each month. Anything remotely resembling a piece of legislation will not count.

2. To see at least 6 Bhutanese movies. And in the theatre; not at home. Anything on TV, naturally, won’t count.

3. To relearn my mother tongue – Khengkha. This was the first language I spoke. I forgot both Khengkha and Dzongkha when, barely 5 years old, I was sent to a boarding school in India. How best to relearn Khengkha? Spend more time with my mother.

4. To go on a trek. Will I ever be able to do the Snowman? I’ve been thinking about it for almost 10 years now.

5. To learn a new hobby. Dramyen? Golf? Gardening? Fly fishing? The possibilities are endless.

6. To keep blogging. It’s hard work. But enjoyable. And, even if one person reads it, well worth it.

7. To redesign this blogsite. Too many people have complained that my blogsite is too much like me – boring!

Happy New Year.


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  1. Bhutanese Blogger says

    Happy New Year to you too..

  2. A very very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family.
    I wish you strength, wisdom and compassion as a leader of the opposition to make a positive difference in Bhutan in the year 2009.
    I also wish you good health, prosperity, happiness, new experience, adventure and hope for all your resolution to come true in the New Year.
    A very happy new year!!

  3. happy new year!

  4. Bhutanese Blogger says

    12 books is not less.. but may I suggest you make it 13 books.

    I would like to suggest the book – ‘How to be a Minister’ by Gerald Kaufman, a British MP. I read it a long time ago and I liked it.

    I would recommend it to all our MPs. Many things may not apply but it is considered a ‘must read’ for UK politicians..

    cheers and happy new year again

  5. HAPPY New YEAR… in the land of Happiness…. I hope all MPs take new year resolutions to improve their community……too

  6. don’t make too many changes to your site – please!
    it’s clean, it’s clear and it’s to the point – much of what we like about what you have to say

    ‘don’t go changing, just to please me…’
    now then, who sang that?

  7. u have really heavy task apart from your opposition …… I would be happy if you wish to learn KHENGKHA from me …. khengpa olo whendey jon bran rang mabran cho?

  8. Book recommendation for you and all the members of NA and NC –
    ‘The Thrift Book: Live Well and Spend Less’ India Knight
    how to the live the lifestyle you want whilst making honest savings

  9. glad to see resolution no.7 has not yet come to pass!!

    another book recommendation
    The Other – translated to English. Ryszard Kapuscinski
    ‘Ryszard Kapuscinski witnessed and reported major wars, coups and revolutions as they happened throughout the developing world and global South. In this distillation of his reflections accumulated from a lifetime of travel, he takes a fresh look at the Western idea of the Other: the non-European or non-American. Looking at this concept through the lens of his own encounters in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and considering its formative significance for his own work, Kapuscinski traces how the West has understood the Other from classical times to colonialism, from the age of enlightenment to the postmodern global village. He observes how today we continue to treat the non-European as an alien and a threat, an object of study that has not yet become a partner in sharing responsibility for the fate of the world. In our globalised but increasingly polarised post-9/11 age, Kapuscinski shows how the Other remains one of the most compelling ideas of our times.’

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