Seeing ‘dungs’ and ‘jalings’

Did Linda see the "jalings"?

Did Linda see the "jalings"?

Tan, Archibad, Tshewang, I_am_glad_I_didn’t_vote, GoodToSeePM&OLLaughing&Talking(aspiring), Tshewang Rinzin, The Postman, Karma CW, Ping­ pong and Namgay all identified the picture correctly and collectively screamed that “The big picture” was a pair of dhung chen, the beautiful long horns used by our monks.

The flood of correct answers prompted one reader, Linda Wangmo, to try to distract other readers by pointing out that the picture could be a close-up of a pair of jalings. Only one, SonanG, seems to have fallen for Linda Wangmo’s trap.

One reader, Nedag, berated me for posting a picture that was “…too easy” and called for “…more challenging” ones. And that’s exactly what I’ll need to do.

All of you deserve prizes. But Tan was first. Tan was correct. And Tan was straightforward. So, I’m awarding the prize to Tan. Congratulations! Please let me know, by email, where I should send your prize.

I’ve learnt two lessons from “The big picture – 2”. One, that the clue was obvious, which made the challenge too easy. And two, that our readers have a thorough awareness of our rich culture and traditions. The picture of the dhungs was taken during the Tendrel Tsechu in Tashichhodzong last month.

On lesson number one, I will, as Nedag advised, post more challenging challenges. But you can help too. If you have any photograph that you’d like to feature in “The big picture”, please email it to me. But you’ll need to sponsor the prize too. Otherwise, the incentives may not be right!


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  1. pingpong says

    Had I been to ur blog before anyone else did, I would have surely won this But then, no worries, I am still glad about it!!
    Have a nice day La OL, and by the way how is NA progressing?

  2. for someone who is not bhutanese, it was pretty challenging for me. although i initially thought it was a long horn, i had to do a tedious task of googling what it was called (dhung or dung). hehehe too bad i wasn’t first.
    still i’m interested how i can purchase a commemorative coin, being a collector myself. thanks.

  3. I am waiting for the next “Big Picture”…i got 2/2 but missed the prize…eagerly waiting!

  4. i will also wait for the next episode.not eager for the prize win but for the fun win..and ol pls let me get a good chance to win by posting when you will post the next part.haha

  5. Infact I didn’t fall in Linda’s trap. I just wanted to give a different response since many choose it to be Dung chen and dung…so I thought Why not a jaling..a close up picture..

    Howerver I liked it and enjoyed also. Thank you.

  6. Tshewang says

    i missed the prize.i will try nest time. any way Lyonpo your answer was “Dung Chen”. but the winner commented the picture as Dung…that’s engough for winning the prize. by the way how’s NA democracy.hahaha..

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