Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thank you all the donors of KINLEY SANGAY

It’s been exactly 6 days after Kinley was referred to Kolkata, and I just got an update from his uncle Mr. Ugyen Tshering that Kinley’s mother went to Kolkata escorted by his wife to attend Kinley, who is in the ICU treating pneumonia. Mr. Ugyen is however updating all the updates regarding Kinley’s health and progress on the Facebook page Mr. Ugyen has made for Kinley. You may check at

I am writing this blog to thank all the generous donors who have donated to support Kinley and also to thank all the well-wishers who have shown, and are still showing abundant love. He still needs your continued love  and support.

Following is the list of generous donors corresponding to their donations I have received and handed over to Mr. Ugyen Tshering, who in turn has handed over to  Kinley’s parents.

Sl. No
Amount (Nu.)
Pema Zangmo
Pema yangki
Kinley Wangchuk
Sonam Choden
Nima Dorji
Dechen Pema
Dessup T. Choki
Kezang Choden Wangchuk
Cheki Lhamo
Dasho Kesang Dorji
Nidup Zangmo
Pema Dechen
Phub Zangmo
Karma Dema
Pema Lhamo Wangchuk
Chaddo Tshering
Stephen Sounenverg
Kuenga Lhaden
Nonma Ozer Lhamo

For your kind information, apart from this there was another donation drive initiated by madam Menlha Wangmo and her friends in Canberra, Australia. The donation collected was sent directly to Kinley’s parents.  Kindly check the following receipts attached herewith, for your reference.

Thank you so much all the generous donors and all the folks who came forward and showered the boy with all your love and support. He still needs your love and prayers. It seems he can’t fight the battle alone. 

My prayers are always with him and all those who are going through the same situation. 


P.S. You can reach Mr. Ugyen Tshering, uncle of Kinley Sangay at 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

What is the meaning of life?

Most of the lovers wish and pray their love bring them to matrimony without any hindrance, and have beautiful healthy babies. They dream of seeing babies crawl, toddle and long to hear them say, “Mama.”  When finally their prayer is answered, they are gifted with a boy and a girl, the most priced gift they could ever expect.  Out of courtesy they thank heaven and everyone who helped them make it possible.  A small family, a happy family.

This is what every one of us dreams of too. And better than anyone else, if our temples, monasteries and stupas ever had speech, they would tell us of enough lovers or couples both young and old coming to them begging to grant a boy or a girl in the second.

Let’s say heaven has heard your prayers and you are gifted with two beautiful siblings a boy and a girl. Over the years you have watched them crawl, toddle, tumble, jibber jabber, babble and doodle. Finally when she/he is of age to get into a school she falls sick seriously and collapses right in front of your eyes, only to be woken up in the hospital with a doctor handing you a greenish paper with the diagnose  written on it ,”LEUKEMIA.”---- What would you do then? How would you react? Who would you turn to when you come from a very humble family? Would you turn to god, family, relatives and friends?

If it happened to me, then I would turn to anyone, everything and anything in my despair if I can at all save my son or daughter from the clutch of the deadly disease.  Because, I know it’s out of my hand and I need everyone’s help, and because I believe in the humanity. So, I will not be ashamed or hesitant to seek help from anyone who wishes to help me.

Sad, but true;  there is a real time story of a five years old, son of a farmer from one of the remotest village  in the  country who has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. His uncle Mr. Ugyen Tshering a civil servant currently working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, is desperately doing everything within his capacity to raise fund and send his five years old nephew on a treatment to Kolkata in India, as soon as possible.  He has been doing this for quite some time now and he said there has been numerous support and love shown to him by so many people in and around.

However, he is running short and still needs some help from everyone.  So, he contacted me if I could write a blog on his behalf and seek some donations from all the generous donors. To which I promptly agreed to do it, not because I have money or fame or power. Because I had my own father clutched by the hands of this deadly disease called, “Cancer” for the past 9 months. I exactly know the pain, the trauma and the anxiety it brings to the family let alone the patient.  I must also say, by the positive energy of the universe, love and prayers of the family, relatives, friends and all the well wishers;  that my apa has finally recovered from cancer and he is just learning to walk again.

We can do the same and save the life of this little son. All he and his family need at this very hour is our love, prayers and help. We are currently looking Nu. 50,000 of which Mr. Ugyen could raise about Nu. 10,000 so far. For the remaining I look forward to your generous donations, with all my heart. 

Therefore, I on behalf of the patient, his family and his uncle Mr. Ugyen Tshering, turn  to you all now with the utmost hope that you all will help me help Mr. Ugyen help the boy’s parents send their son for the treatment at the earliest and save his life.

This is the meaning of life!!!!!


Following is the story Mr. Ugyen Tshering has posted on his Facebook page of his nephew. Reproducing here for your reference with his permission. Pictures from Mr. Ugyen.

Kinley Sangay was born the eldest of the two siblings to Pema Choitse and Dorji Wangmo, both farmers in Lamthang under Goshing gewog in Zhemgang. Although, born to a destitute family, but was raised with all their love and affections. 

His health problem, a swelling in his abdomen due to enlargement of liver and spleen started few years ago. He was taken to the nearest Basic Health Unit and the swelling subsided but only to reappear again. When the problem persisted, he was referred to Panbang health centre, which referred him further to Gelephu regional Hospital. It was there that the acute Leukemia was suspected and hence was referred on same day to JDWNRH. 

Last couple of days, multiple test was conducted to confirm. Test proved the most feared and came positive of the Acute Leukemia. 

The referral procedures to Kolkata is underway, papers are being prepared. JDWNRH committee discussed the case on urgent basis and was approved today.

Family sell cow for their son's cancer treatment

A thousand is like a million for them. For a parent for whom Thimphu is like a New York, having to take their son to cancer hospital at Kolkata is like going to Mars. And the expenses that will incur is the amount they have not even dreamt.
A farmer family, with no source of income, they live a life worrying the two meals, decent clothes and a roof over their head. Never in their wildest dream, had they imagined their only son would be diagnosed with such a fatal disease.

Yet in their desperate efforts, clinging on the small flicker of hope, the family sold a jersey cow, that too a lactating one, to fund the chemo treatment of their son. 

"It gives us lot of milk but cow can be raised again but not my loving son," said the father. 
The cow fetched them Nu. 30,000 but only half in cash. That amount may not last few days of some six or more weeks they have to spend in India. They may have to sell more cows, pigs and even land.

Kinley Sangay, 5 years old, diagnosed with Acute Leukemia, in Thimphu Hospital


Monday, September 5, 2016

Bhutan bags Gold and sets a brilliant introduction

Here it is with Mr. Tsheten Drukpa Bhutan's first Gold medallist in the 50th Asian Body Building and Physique Sports 2016..

You have set a brilliant introduction. I hope and wish that our team Bhutan will do the same in the following days too.

Wishing all the best to our Bhutanese folks and all the participants.

A big Tashi Delek.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcoming September

It's quite interesting how some folks desperately want to do something in her/his life and die with nothing down.. Some they don't want to do anything and yet die achieving something.
May be it's dont push yourself too hard to the point you forget you are a human and your time is fixed, that you need to breath. May be you don't do anything at all or do at least something, but, with all your heart...
Keeping smiling, life's just beautiful!!!
Happy September.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Food and Thought

Say, you are so hungry, you have cooked the best of the best cuisine you can cook or ordered it from the best restaurant in the town. It's on your table. But, what if, some vigilantes gobbled it up right in front of your eyes before you could even taste the broth. What would you do? How would you feel? You are definitely not going to sing them a song nor will you say thank you. You might most probably burn in anger and grumble like a dumb tiger in the cage, but cant do nothing. You are basically helpless.

Just assuming still, you have cooked your favorite dish/food or ordered it from the best restaurant in the town. It's on your table, after having a spoon or two you are done. You threw the entire food. But, while throwing it away do you ever feel guilty? Do you ever feel anything?

Well, actually you should feel 1000 kgs of guilt, because there are 101 who go without a single meal in the entire day. They are broke and cant afford it. You can afford anything to eat. They are weak and poor. They are helpless, but you can help them. You dont have to do more than taking the exact of food you can eat. It is that simple indeed, but very profound. Please dont throw food.

It tells a lot about your food and thought!!!!!

Photo: Red rice wasted

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Baby shower

People say, "Until you become a parent, you will never understand what it means to be a parent." I have also heard people say, "Giving a birth alone doesn't qualify one as a parent, but the upbringing of the infant soul with love, care and dedication."

Now, I am not a parent as yet myself, however, I have seen my nieces and nephews grow right in front of my eyes and it has made me believe that upbringing of the baby with love, care and dedication actually gives her/him the confidence and hope to fight on, so she/he can really become whoever she/he aspires to be in her/his life.

I am cent percent sure you my friend Sonam Kelzang and Rinzin choden that you two will be the best parents and friends your baby daughter could ever possibly wish for. Please teach her to be a good human being. Teach her to share. Teach her to help. Teach her love. Teach her to survive. Also teach her that life is not a bed of roses . Teach her to be positive and above all plz teach her to keep smiling, cos life's just beautiful.

Its my sincere wish and prayer that you two will be there through the good and the bad together always for her, and help her grow into whoever she aspires to be in her life...

A big congratulations and all the luck!!

Photo: With Doctor Sonam Kelzang and his 6 days old daughter.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Good morning thoughts

One can hardly pluck the star from the garden of the vast sky, so is in trying to make her/him happy; it's really hard. But why do you even have to try to pluck the star from the heaven when it's already and always shining? Why do you even have to try make her/him happy when she/he don't at all give a try to be happy already as always?

It's way lot easier to show her/him stars are shown in the sky and there is no point looking for it in the sky of the past. Than trying to make her/him understand stars cannot be plucked in the first place.

It's way lot easier to show her/him happiness is looking into the mirror every morning and seeing yourself alive and there is no point trying to change the mirror if you don't see. Than trying to make her/him understand that happiness is found by looking at the right direction, but more than that by looking inward direction of oneself.

Keep smiling. Life's just beautiful! !

P.S As I was writing this it was 2 AM already. Have a wonderful day.