Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bonfire with Heated Arra

Usually I am a sober person and I normally do not drink much. But today I am happy and I am little drunk as well. I don't know the exact reason myself. However I would like to admit that we have a very important guest (VIP). I am told that our Finance Minister has specifically ordered to arrange a dinner honoring the Secretary general (SG) of WCO and the Head of ROCB for Asia Pacific Region who are here on a good will visit.

By the way, WCO means, World Customs Organization and ROCB means Regional Office for Capacity Building (for customs)

I am writing this post, drunk, but touched altogether. I feel wordless to thank the Secretary General, WCO and the Head of ROCB AP for visiting our country. I am deeply moved by the kind of affection WCO have for Bhutan Customs administration.  Even in my drunken  mood, I am hopeful that such affection, care and gesture will go a long way in furthering the capacity of our administration. Thank you WCO and Thank you ROCB AP.

I enjoyed the bonfire with Bhutanese brewed araa. I also enjoyed the company of many other dignitaries. Although little skeptical, cultural programs were wonderful. The mask dances and traditional songs I found were as sacred as it were meant to be. Dinner was delicious and so was desert. There were stars and no rain from the sky. No cloud either! So I am presuming that our guests loved the night. 

When our guests finally resigned for the day, I had the privilege of meeting our colleagues from our head office. Once again...  And over a cup of araa,  I think I did my best to explain as to why integration among our colleagues is important. I think I drank Rinchen sir's coffee also. Did I discuss about my transfer ????? I think we also discussed many other issues; both sensible ones and nonsense,  All in all, I came to know that many things are indeed happening in Customs department.

And the last thing I remember is our Director thanking me and my friend Tashi, personally, for the beautiful night. He shook hands only with us!............ I felt wordless! I don't know whether two of us deserve the credit altogether, but the way he pronounced our name, it melted my heart. I think he acknowledged the fact that even a person like me do not go unnoticed. 

6 comments:

  1. so this is your second bonfire in few weeks...thats indeed better...i hope in drunken state, you didnot talk anything bad about your boss and sub bosses..:P

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  2. It's good to see your department is receiving a good sign of support from them. I am very much sure your agency would become one of the finest in the future. I look forward to happening it sooner.

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  3. Sogyel,

    yes the bonfire was wonderful.....

    with regard to saying talking bad..I have vowed not to talk bad about anybody, ......not even about my enemy....

    you have a nice day then,,....

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  4. The director thanked you because of the wonderful night you set up, but you must thank us for the idea and the first good experience. ha ha aha, I am very happy you drank a bit, otherwise you would have missed lots of fun.

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  5. @Riku and Passa,
    I actually wrote the post when I was in peak drunk condition.... ha ha ha Yea having said that we all had a lots of fun...I will post some pictures in my blog in the evening...

    u guys have a nice time then,..

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  6. Peldhen Sir,

    If your boss thanked you personally for whatever reasons, I feel he must have seen you sober that night. Acknowledgement is what subordinates usually craves for.
    Detailed writing even in a drunken mood as you said. hehehhe

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