Friday, September 6, 2013

Bhutanese Bloggers e-Conference


Thank you Rekha for initiating this e-conference. Thank you Passu and Nawang P for sharing the news. I am delighted to be part of this wonderful group. But fortunately or unfortunately, I am so so caught up with works both at home and in office. So I am little late in writing this post.


Professionally I am a Customs Officer. I check bags, I seize goods, I often make people cry. I assess billions, I tax millions and the greatest irony is that I remain broke for half the month. I have masters in Economics.(Gold medalist) but I use mostly hammers, pliers, knives in Customs cargo warehouse. I also write profiles and minutes too. 

At home I am a father. I consider myself to be nothing less than the most loving and responsible father.  I am my own lawyer. I fight for my family's justice. I am my own planner too. I have both my parents. Although aged, they are living healthy and happily with my sister in Thimphu. I am a brother of seven sisters. With them I have again two elder brothers. This is my brief background.

Q. Why did you start blogging in the first place? And what’s the story behind your blog title?
A.  There are many people who inspired me into blogging. My previous boss, Younten Namgyal certainly played a pivotal role. After him, writings of people like Passu, Jurmi Chhowing, Dawa Tshering, Yeshey Dorji, Kinga Choden, Luzee, Nawang P, Sogyel, Lethro Darlo, Riku, Langa, Monu and Namgay Wangchuk ignited my passion for writing. I read their blog post by post and all their write ups made me believe that I can write as well. 

 All I wanted to write in my blog was to write about my own self. Thats why I kept the the title of my blog as "Kuenzang Thinley's Blog". Later I wanted to write whenever a thing strikes my mind.  That is when I again changed the title of my blog as "Free and Random Thoughts from the valley of Shingkhar". But somehow I found the title lengthy and monotonous. So I looked for a better title. Finally in 2011, I came up with a new title as "Writing my own unwritten lines". 

Q. How long have you been blogging? Where are you based?
A. I think I started maintaining a personal blog towards the end of 2010. However, before I got settled with my blog : www.shingkhar.blogspot.com, I have created a number of blogs on wordpress.com. So this is my third year into blogging. 

I am originally from Bumthang, Ura, Shingkhar. 

At present I live in Paro. I work as a Customs Officer in Paro international airport. I am the current cargo In-charge of Customs section. 

Q. How do you schedule your blog post? Daily or weekly? Or as and when inspiration strikes you?
A. It largely depends on the combination of three factors, - time, inspiration and motivation. If these three factors are lacking, then you will see lesser updates on m y blog.


Q. Does your family and friends know about your blog?
A. I think most of them do know about my blog. I became very popular when I wrote a letter to my MP on the controversial tobacco control act in 2011. Subsequently when the media house "Journalist" published my letter in their weekly paper, I even got reprimanded by my  Director. It was hell of a experience then.

After that warning letter, I thought of quitting the blogging. But somehow I couldn't. Something in me urged me to write more. My wife wanted me to write and so are my other friends. So here I continued..

12 comments:

  1. Glad to see my name there. It's nice to read and know more about you and your blogging journey, Kunzang sir. Your writings too inspired me, honestly. It's good to be able to read your posts. Glad that you didn't quit blogging after that incident. Keep writing as and when you can as you are facing time constraint due to other obligations. :)

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    1. Langa, thanks for the comment......I think u are a good thinker.....keep thinkong and keep pouring it on your blog........

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  2. I loved your series on the legal battle against the health staff. You are one very spontaneous blogger.

    I was waiting for you to join this blogger tag. Thanks for putting up my name among people you read. I know you were always there giving me much needed push.

    Now write something on the Bangkok Drug arrest case, because the woman went past paro airport ,where you work. You can give us a new perspective. but it's ok if you are not allowed to speak on this issue.

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    1. Passu. Back in drukgyel, I knew you more as an artist....but in 2010, when I read your blog, I was awestruck. You are such a prolific writer too......

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  3. Its good to know that you have been helped by people like us in your journey so far....by they way, i like your photograph,,,:)

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    1. Sogyel, your designs and critically analysed thoughts often drag me along......

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  4. Nice to see you joining the blogger tag, pouring in more details about how you picked up blogging passion, and even happier to see my name among your reading lists. I enjoy your blog posts as well and keep coming with regular updates with beautiful contents as you always do.

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    1. Lethro, your poetry make me go jinga linga ling.....

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  5. Wow nicely laid down, liked it!
    I now know quite a deal about you now; that you are a brother to seven sisters (Good heavens!), that you are a Customs Officer and that you check bags and seize illegal goods and remain broke for half the month and that you got reprimanded also once.

    I enjoyed your post. hope to see more of you. :)

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    1. Rekha, i am happy to know that you are also reading my writings. Please keep visiting my blog. Comments are encouraged please....



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  6. Thank you so much sir for mentioning my name, in name of inspiring you. But more than I inspired you, I was inspired by your thoughts and your works.

    You are one of the spontaneous blogger, who can manage to post in the blog even during the most busiest examination hours, and find time to write even when your obligations eats away most of your time.

    Lovely work. Loved it very much.

    By the way, sorry for not being able to keep my words. I didn't forget yet, and when I reach Bhutan during my vacation, I would send you the book. I will not ask your address this time. (wink)

    Thank you.

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    1. Monu Bhi,
      thank you for all your beautiful words... I will try to be even more spontaneous...


      Yea. I am a man who will not forget promises easily.... so bettter be fast


      till then have a nice time

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