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Sunday, 31 October 2010

The new trend in the country: Living together before marriage

(image from google)
Living-together with boyfriend or girlfriend is no news. But this is becoming a rising trend in our country;cohabitation is replacing marriage as the first living together experience for young men and women. However, studies found couples who live together before they get married are less likely to stay married. 

This practice of living together seems like a good way to achieve some of the benefits of marriage and avoid the risk of divorce, meaning couples(rather lovers) can find out if their partner has what it takes to be married.Other reason could be they do not have to seek legal permission to dissolve their union. But the fact is, even if they want, the lack of legal documents deprives them of their rights and benefits.

This has generated concerns for the parents. But the irony is, such practice is also accredited to the lack of love and care from their(cohabitants') parents-it may be true, it may not be true. What ever it may be, majority of our society still considers that living together before marriage is morally wrong and unwise preparation for married life-but i am neutral.

I feel this is commonly practiced by college students studying abroad (may be even the students within) and many young men and women who are into jobs(working); it has become more of fashion today and is felt a matter of proud amongst the friends. There is no hard feeling involved here-Just my thought though.

Believe it or not, recent studies have shown that:
1.Those who cohabit before marriage are the least likely to marry each other
2.Those who live together before marriage have higher separation and divorce rates
3.Those who are sexually active before marriage are much more likely to have extramarital  affairs and finally divorce
4.Those who live together have no lasting commitments or responsibilities
5.Those who live together before marriage often lay a foundation of distrust and lack   of respect
Referred from: (http://ezinearticles.com/?Cohabitation-Before-Marriage---Good-or-Bad-Consequences?&id=736344 ) note: I don't conclude that "cohabitation" is bad, morally wrong and unwise; i believe everyone has the right and freedom to choose. It all depends on individual's thought and decision. Unless one is comfortable with this, i personally don't see any wrong involved in it (views differ though).

Monday, 25 October 2010

Gaeddu college organises fete day

(Chief Guest opening the fete day)

24 October 2010 (Sunday): Gaeddu College of Business Studies organised college fete day after two years of its foundation in 2008. This was first of its kind.

There were more than 25 stalls attracting thousands of people from in and around the premise including from places like Chukha and Phuentsholing. The game-stalls ranged from "Wheel of fortune" to"Tambola," while the eateries included various items ranging from juices,ice creams,momos, Bhutanese dishes to Indian dishes like Chicken Biriani.

Besides those stalls, "Music booth" played important role in making the day interesting and lively; any one could dedicate their good-wishes through songs and music to their loved ones and friends.

The participants were required to buy the coupons(voucher) from any of the entries (entries which sold coupons) to avail and take part in the fete and try their luck in various stalls; even eateries could be availed only through coupons.There were four different-type-coupons with different worth of Nu 5, 10, 20& 50. The transaction was done through those coupons.
(coupons used instead of cash)

The day was opened by Laptshakha Lama, Senior Administrative Officer (THPA) and the College Director.

note: List of stalls available during fete day-1. Kick off the football 2.Eggs in the basket 3.Fishing the bottle(not beer bottle) 4. Kill the rat 5.Catch your fortune 6. Wheel of fortune 7. Dart 8.Dice race 9.Music booth 10.Eagle beak 11. Tambola 12. Draw tail for the elephant 13. Break the great wall 14. Hit the target 15. Lucky pick & jigsaw puzzle 16. Light the candle 17. Hit the coconut 18.Druk res-truant 19. Chicken biriani 20. Momo and tea stall 21. Creative stall 22. Ice cream & juice corner 23. Channa chat 24.Discover treasure 25. Jalibi corner 26. Magic Jorden stall & 27. Estimate marbles in the jar.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

The message from my heart

(image from facebook profile)

Do you know where went wrong? It still remains as unsolved doubt to me. Sometimes I blame you, sometimes I blame myself; and I surrender to our fate gradually.

When I first saw you, I did not realise we would be a good friend. And only when we were such a good friend, I started to admire the qualities in you. You never knew your secret admirer observing every move you made, untill I managed to sum up all my guts. Do you remember me saying " I have a feeling for you "  with faltering voice on that moonlit evening?. It was not without fear of losing our friendship; I was in love with you.

I regret that iIcould not fulfill my dream-I had a dream to be with you forever(at least for this life).Where went wrong?. But Just before we knew the answer, you found another road to follow leaving me on the cross-road. That was fine.


note: Written for the sake of writing. it does not reflect truth.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Global Hand Washing Day!!!

                                       (image: from Google)

Did you know 15 October is observed as 'Global Hand Washing Day'?. I knew world observes the day; i remember Bhutan celebrating this occasion  last year but i could not consider the exact day unless i saw similar celebration in the evening news today.

Bhutan observed the day last year with the theme-" your health lies in your hands." Fifteen schools within the capital gathered together at Jigme Namgyal Lower Secondary school to participate deliver the messages on hand washing; the day was also observed at schools of other dzongkhags. This day has been also celebrated this year.

Global Hand Washing day was observed for the first time in 15 October 2008 in accordance with the year as "International year of sanitation." This date was appointed by UN General Assembly to motivate and mobilise millions around the world to wash their hands with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. The theme of the day is aimed especially on the school children of more than 70 countries distributed around five continents.


Monday, 4 October 2010

Facebooking: Good or bad?

(image from www.facebook.com)
With its mission “Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected”, Facebook(www.facebook.com) is gaining momentum. Since its birth in 2004, currently the facebook has more than 400 million active users.

I joined this social website some months ago; I don't remember exactly what intention I had when I first joined this site, but it has now become part of my correspondence-platform to meet my old friends and get the newer ones. I have nearly 400 friends to whom I can get involved with and socialise. This is interesting website; people across the world with different backgrounds (races, genders, cultures, nations etc) socialise themselves using this website. It has more than 70 translations available.

August 2008: the facebook launched facebook chat; this introduction has helped people to interact more and get close with each-other easily. I use this system and get new ideas each day, and I explore the world through the information I get from it. An average user has 130 friends and sends eight friend requests per month. It was also found that an average user spends 55 minutes per day and writes about 25 comments on the facebook content each month. This is how people interact.

While some people(*1) believe in the good side of this site, some organizations feel otherwise. I went through forums of some newspapers(*2) and came to know how much facebook meant to them. While facebook in general seems to be good medium for introducing each other, some say it hampers official work. Now the issue is whether face book should go out of offices (because it disturbs the official work) or should still be there (because it helps people communicate and provides information).
people do not want facebook to be out of their system; if at all it disturbs the working system, they suggest that the online games like farmvile, bubble games etc must go.

This social website was launced by Mark Zuckerberg & co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin from their Harvard dorm room in February 2004.

note:*1-people I refer to is the people of the country I belong.
        *2-newspapers I refer to are the newspapers of the country I belong to.