Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bhutanese Bloggers' Meet

I want to share about this particular meeting, here, right now. This is a sort of minutes to other bloggers who couldn’t make in the last Bloggers’ Meet. Last Monday. In Thimphu. I know you guys would certainly envy us. Regret, too, for not turning up in the Meet.

I say that we enjoyed like “hell”, “crazy” (in the participating bloggers’ own words). The scheduled time of the Meet was inconsiderably forgotten, and we stayed there until midnight. We were nine, including two Singaporean bloggers: Ms. Rima ( JJ ( As they loved Bhutan very much, so were they here, with us.         

Our idea of this Bloggers’ Meet was just simple – just to meet and spend our time together. So we began our gathering from 7 in the evening. However, we waited for some more bloggers to come. Even we phoned them. But that’s it - only nine of us.

As we seated for the Meet, I was quite surprised to see bottles of liquor being pulled out from the bloggers’ bags and placed on the table, one after another. Whiskey. Wine. Arra. Ya lama! Some have brought snacks (bhujia and corn chips).

But blogger Kunzang Thinley brought us apples that he bought on the way from Paro. He made to this Meet, all the way from Paro. We were impressed. By the way, his apples were very delicious. But don’t ask Mr. Passu and Aue Tshering Dorji, for they loved biting more on whiskey.     
The Meet started so informally. Passu spearheaded the conversation, for he is the champion of Bhutanese bloggers. Indeed, we needed no introduction. As we sipped on liquor, we talked about our blogs, our writings, our family, and our works. We shared our aspirations, genuine admirations for each other. Moreover, we exchanged our imperishable passion for blogging, writing.

I felt so proud. After all, I was in the company of the very best bloggers and writers of Bhutan. The bloggers and writers who recognized the value and power of writing blogs and books, and who worked hard to bring change through writing. And talking to them was a unique experience for me.
In the meantime, we sat around the bonfire. Still sipping on whiskey, wine and arra. Still chatting. But this time, our conversation becoming more louder, more straight, more confronting, more informal. Because it’s not only the fire that was burning outside, but inside of us too, heated by the liquor. Also blended by another passion fire - our passion for blogging.     

Above all, it’s the ideas and wisdoms that we shared, and the inspiration inspired by the conversation during the Meet that hugely heartened us. This luxuriously long meeting really stirred our passion for blogging even more. 

Thank you all!


  1. HI Riku, We even discussed about Politics and all mena.....ha ha ha the way it was a nice meeting...Will really look forwardf to another such meeting soon...


    1. Thank you Mr. Kunzang! I loved your apples. Yes, we talked about politics, but more wisely. In the end, Aue Tshering Dorji stole the show, he is a very charismatic entertainer.

  2. Come on I had one big Apple. and I remember I had it full. But surely I forgot I had the dinner. Did I?
    Remember Nawang took my car key because he thought it was an apple. He was so drunk man, he thought a car key was apple.
    Thanks Riku for the beautiful venue and the Bonfire. I will always count on you for venue ha ha ha because your office has the best campus...

  3. Kunzang, please inbox me the pictures that you think will be of interest to me. and Riku you should inbox me the ones you have snapped.

    Also Rima photo photo to my Facebook inbox!

    1. Paasu, you had your dinner, even second share too. You can always count on me for arranging the venue of the meeting in the future. But we need to make sure all those who confirmed have to come, else foods go waste.

  4. I definitely envy you guys....but glad to see you all enjoying the evening.
    One day, all the bloggers will be in Bhutan too :D

  5. Yeesi, sure you can join us next time when you reach home. Keep blogging, and have a good time.

  6. It should have been on a weekend and that too towards the end of any month... :p.. But reasons for any seasons, I didn't make it.. and I just said Maybe as well on Facebook. :) But really forward for the next meet up..

  7. Yes Dawa, next time we will organize on weekends or holidays. Keep blogging, m really enjoying your posts though I don't comment there.