Wednesday, September 4, 2013

On becoming 30

Today, it’s a beautiful day out here. By the way, I’m here in Nepal for a business trip. The place, people and hospitality here are all just incredible and so impressive. But dear friends, allow me to share a small talk here about this day. Today. Because September 4 is so so important day of my life.

Ah, you guessed it right. It’s the day I was born. And how wonderful it’s to sit here, in a new place, and put my birthday thoughts into words like this to you.

However, this year’s birthday of mine is significantly special for me. For two different reasons. Firstly, this is the first time I’m celebrating my birthday outside Bhutan. Secondly, today, right now, I’ve turned 30. Oh my god, 30 years old!

To tell you honestly, I feel that it’s quite stupid being 30. For, I’m just not ready. It feels weird. Like somebody’s pushing me from behind, he-he. There’s still a child-like nature and curiosity inside me.     

But I can accept it with mingled feelings. After all, it’s only age - just a number that adds up automatically after each passing year. Isn’t it?

That’s what I prefer to think about it, at least for now.

“Dear Riku, you are a man now,” a beloved friend of mine messaged me this morning. And I would like to believe that I’ve become “a man”.

However, I don’t know anything about becoming “a man” now. I can certainly say that I’m privileged to have been still living and moving on with my life. Every single day I get snappy and short and frustrated and aggravated with my life. Yet I can sense that now my life is more rooted, become more firm. It buoys me.      

So, today, as I step into 30s, I wish to become wiser. And realign my life’s sojourn, live a happier life. Because the wisdom comes only with age, right? I’m not a wise person though. But I dare say that I’m getting there, a little at a time.   

I say a heartfelt thank you to all those who wished me on this year’s birthday. A wonderful day, dear friends!

35 comments:

  1. A Happy Birthday to you on becoming 30, Rikku sir. You are becoming more handsom and wiser with every passing year. Have fun and have a nice birthday. Keep writing. More ideas will gather in your head as you grow older and experience many things in life. May you be happy always. Happy Birthday, once again! :)

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    1. Kadrinche Langa! I wish to gather lotsa wisdom and creativity as I grow older. You too keep growing wiser and writing posts on your blog.

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  2. Many happy returns of the day. Happy Birthday sir!!!

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    1. Thank you Mr. Sherab. I would love to read lots from you.

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  3. Happy birthday Riku.

    Porky Bhai

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    1. Haha. Porky Bhai :P I like your humorous nature, sir. :)

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    2. Yes, Porky Sir is really humourous. Thanks gentlemen for your comments.

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    1. Mr. Leo, I want to see you coming back to blogging, and writing loads. Thanks for the wishes!

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  5. Happy birthday, may you find more words at your disposal with each birthday you celebrate.

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    1. Thank you Nobu Sir for the wishes and also constantly commenting on my blog posts. I wish to see you writing loads. Coz I love to read from you.

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  6. HBD! Less flirting and grow up - A great man will not hurt woman's feeling: Fm your old friend

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  7. Happy birth day riku sir. For your information i feel guilty to say that i was not able to talk when i saw you in person at your work place. I was visiting library for sometime. I even enquired some ppl there who confirmed me but still i did not dare talk. But i do hope that this will not happen again.
    Anyway goodluck and safe journey!

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    1. Oh, you saw me? You should have shouted at me. I could treat you with a cup of tea, at least. Next time, Tshewang, don't repeat it. Make sure you are calling out at me.

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  8. Are you really 30? you make me feel old.

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    1. Yes, I am. It's ok coz it's just a number.

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  9. Many Many Many... Happy Returns of the Day! Very Happy Birthday Man! Wish U r here... coz special day like today is worth emptying the Ara Bottles. haha Anyway Bro, U r in new place to embrace the new 30th year... I am always with you Bro... in spirit I mean... haha Enjoy my share of Nepal tooooo! Happy Birthday Once Again!!!!

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    1. It's, brother. I wish I were there, too, with you guys. Thank you so much for the wishes. I will see you guys very soon.

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  10. Happy Birthday Rikku Sir. You are looking wonderful :)

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  11. Don't worry I turned 30 two months ago against my will and readiness- same to same. But Like you firmly believe it's only a number.
    Just enjoy the fact that at 30 you stilled managed to remain single and free. Happy birthday my dear friend and fellow blogger. May you have a wonderful journey.

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    1. Thank you Passu Sir for the wishes. Moreover, it's very pleasant to know that you also turned 30 just a few months ago. Have a good day!

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  12. Rikku sir,

    Congrates for turning 30. But your face says you are much younger.
    Happy birthday.

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    1. Thank you for the wishes, and thank you again for the unexpected comment.

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  13. Congratulations.....................on turning 30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIKKU DAI...

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    1. It's quite wonderful that I met you other day. You are a jolly person. Thank you for the wishes.

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  14. Happy birthday Sir Rikku. I turned 30 few months ago and I too had the same feeling. I wasnt ready to be 30 and a man. But as you said its just a number. Really enjoyed your post.

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    1. You read my post, thank you so much. More importantly, kadrinchela for the wishes.

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  15. Hi Bro,

    Wishing you a very Happy Belated Birth Day; Sorry I missed it! But better late than never. Hope it was a memorable one.

    May this year bring you lot of joys and success stories.

    Loads of warm regards and best wishes.

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  16. Hi Sangay, thank you so much for the wishes. It meant a lot for me. Please keep on writing.

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