Friday, August 22, 2014

Working together, blogging together

This is the fifth year of my career in this job. This career – this many years - has brought so many good people in my life. In fact, I’m so happy to say that most have turned into close friendship. Some quit working with us but I’m still in touch with them.
First photo together back in 2011 
So this post is all about my colleague but one in particular. Amrith Bdr Subba. He is my senior. A kind and supportive, he had guided me in all office-related works. I’m so blessed that I’ve met him as my colleague.

Well, this post is more than this. It’s about our common interests and appreciations. I was quite astonished, several months back, when I found out that Amrith too maintains a blog, that too so beautifully and with utmost commitment.

You can’t just imagine how much joy it gave me to know about it and simply go through his blog. It’s absolutely different feeling for me, a kind of blessing-of-kinship feeling. By the way, no other colleagues of mine do blog.

To tell you honestly, after that, for better, almost everything changed between us – our conversations, respect and our outlook toward our work and workplace.

In the past, though we worked under the same roof and building and our rooms apart a few yards only we could hardly meet and talk. We were always busy; for the record, we spend almost half of the day in the office. Even if we did, our talks were mostly about works, programmes and projects. 

However, today even amidst tedious office work, Amrith and I take out our small time together. Over cup of coffee or tea, we jump into the conversation of what we love – writing and blogging. Sometimes other staff join us.

Quite surprisingly, both of us often write about our daily life, family and friends, and love and aspirations which, indeed, are very very important aspects of our life. Chatting and discussing about what we love offers a good break from the daily work. Sometimes it helps the day go from hard to less hard, trust me. 

This is why I feel I’m blessed to have a colleague with same interests and who understands and appreciates what I do. He is not only my senior staff, but a colleague who likes my blog, who asks about my writing life, who tells me not to give up.

I’ve been very busy with my office work lately. And I tell you that I couldn’t write much these days.

It was yesterday when Amrith cheerfully reminded me, “Hey Riku, don’t you think it’s time to update your blog?”

I couldn’t say that I was busy because I know that it’s a lame excuse. So I nodded. So this is the update. This is the post. This is the story of us - two colleagues working together, blogging together.

More about Amrith Bdr Subba:

Amrith is visually impaired person. He lost his eyesight when he was nine. It is amazing to see that he does almost everything on his own - his own household chores, walks, cooking and office works. He has in his name Maters Degree in Counselling, Post Graduate Certificate in Management, and BA (Hons) in English.

One afternoon, he joked, “I am also a VIP.”

It shocked me. After a moment, he declared, “Visually Impaired Person - VIP.”

You would just wonder if you see him using computer. He has far superior knowledge about computer and social media than me. Quite wondrously, he created his blog on his own. Now I am learning from him how to refine my blog. More surprisingly, he administers two other websites Disabled Persons Association of Bhutan and Nazhoen Tewa.


  1. Replies
    1. I will pass your regards to him; thanks Phurba.

  2. Was expecting that you will one day write about him. Remember?, In the midst of our talk, we surfaced his abilities and skills. God bless you both.

    1. Yes we did, Dumcho. Thanks for the comment.

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    1. Yes la, he is very jolly person, got good sense of humour

  4. Warm regards from me to such great person, mr. Amrit sir...

    1. I would certainly pass you regards. Thanks Sangay!

  5. So much respect for him. He is an assert. I read his posts and got inspired, also laughed so much at his collection of jokes. I developed respect for his wife too.
    Please convey my regards to him. I couldn't easily converse with him because he is on wordpress.

    1. It's a great feeling to know that you went through his blog. He is definitely inspirational. When we complain in life so much of shortages, he is here very assertive and making us feel guilty, and inspired too. Thanks for the comment, Passu.

  6. Wow! He is a great man truly...I respect your friendship towards him n I indeed HV a great sense of respect for his good deeds... May good bless him always... Thank you riku sir for introducing Amrit sir... M surely gonna follow him and read his writeup... Please convey my regards to him.
    Happy Sunday!

    1. I would definitely ask Mr. Amrith to go through this post and comments here. As always thanks for dropping here and have a good week ahead.

  7. Hi Rikku, first of all, thank you so much for kindly writing this article about you and me. I am very humbled by your kind words and expressions. Yes, I too feel fortunate to have got the opportunity to work with you and I started blogging only after I became your regular reader. I enjoy your posts very much. Please keep writing.

    And to those who have conveyed your regards to me, thank you very much for your kind words la. I really feel great to be part of the circle of bloggers now.

  8. This blogging sphere is really wonderful, and I hope you are enjoying as much as I do. Thanks for the kind words, Amrith Sir. I look forward to working with you many years and walking this journey of life together.