THE SADDEST DAY OF MY LIFE
Last year, I was always a happy girl. I never thought in my life that one day I could become a divorce parent’s child. When I heard the news from my mother that she got divorce with father, I felt very, very upset and cold. I felt like to beg them not to do so for my sake, but there was a lump of sadness in my throat which remained unheard. My eyes filled with ocean of tears. But she calmed me down. My father is in Swiss and my mother lives in India. I don’t know why they got divorced. There are always tears in my eyes when I think of my parent’s case. I always wanted to know that why it had happened to me. This year I realized how the other children feel when their parents get separated. So, my wish and message to all the parents is “Please feel the feeling of your children before you sign the divorce paper.” I pray to god it would never happen to any child being born on this planet.
By Tenzin Tseyang Class V B 10633
THE BEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE
Well! Every people have a beautiful moment in their life. I too had a heaven sent opportunity to write an English poem on my mother land (Tibet). Besides a natural beauty of Tibet, I wrote about the serious problems being faced by our brothers in Tibet. For a thunderous applause, my heart felt poem got selected by the jury in Italy. I got a golden chance to visit Italy on the first week of July 2012. Luckily my friend Tenzin Chodon also got selected. As it was my first trip aboard. I squealed with joy like a grunting pig. So I just waited for that day. My dream came true in a fascinating SPARK!!!! My legs flanged and my eyes sparkled as diamonds. I just skipped off to the airport wiping a sparkling sad tear. The nine hour flight journey to Italy was a complete new experience for me. Believe me, we kept so busy that we found ourselves zooming here and there, all day like a busy bees. Receiving the certificate and prize before thousands of people was the proudest moment for us. Chodon and I wore TCV uniform for meetings and interview a chupa for a cultural dance. We also got a rare chance to carry and wave Tibetan national flag while marching through the entire length of the town. One afternoon uncle Gelek, ex TCV student who was our escort, took us to a famous city of Rome. Wow! We saw a great Amphi theatre. It was huge and great. I couldn’t even forget the wondrous time with a Tibetan family at Como. We get to eat and licked yummy and mouth watering triple ice creams. We also had pasta and spaggati, with spicy toppings!!! One week of stay at Teramo, Italy past like zooming rocket. Finally we bid good bye to Italy and headed home. We learned a lot. We felt very happy and would like to thank TCV for giving us a chance to go on a fascinating trip to Italy.
By Tenzin Tsomo Class V B
MONKEYS AROUND US
The clock strucked 5:30 pm. It was time to leave the library. I packed my bag and went outside. It was a foggy evening. I could hardly see anybody. My friends and I went to the open stage to play Byjing( game played with rubber band). Since the floor was slippery, we decide to play barefoot. We removed our summer sandals at the corner of the stage. When we all were playing one of my friends shouted, “Monkey, Monkey”. And to my surprise there were three big monkeys around us. We ran for our life leaving our summer sandals and bags behind. We were all worried, because our bags contained library books; mine had a big packet of scrumptious Oreo biscuit too. The biggest monkey came forward. The monkey opened my bag and he took out the biscuit and ate it hungrily. He threw my bag on the ground when he was done with the biscuit. I was glad my library book was left untouched. I quickly picked up my bag and left the spot. The biggest monkey called to the other monkeys. And then they left swinging on the trees gracefully. My friends and I headed to the open stage to get our things. We picked up our things. Then we waved bye to each other and set of to our own home.
By Tenzin Diki Class V P 10453
Tibet is my country. Tibet is a beautiful and peaceful land. It is the roof of the world. Tibetan people are simple, honest and religious. In our country people eat Tsampa and live on cows, sheep, goat, yak, and horses. There are many animals, forest, rivers, and lakes. But in 1959 the red Chinese came and have destroyed our country. They beat our people. People are burning their bodies for freedom. But nobody hears our cry. If the Chinese keep ruling our country then one day, all the rivers, forest, animals and lakes in Tibet will be ruined. Everyone will be a great danger by changing the world climate. So people of the world support us and save Tibet.
Tibet, My beautiful land, once
It’s no more beautiful, now
Cause of cruel Chinese,
It’s fading away.
Our holy place
It’s now fallen.
Into pieces like
Oh! Mighty God,
Can’t you help us?
Our Tibetans are suffering,
under the cruel Chinese rule.
Name Tenzin Tsomo
Age 11 yrs
Name Tenzin Choedon
age 11 yrs
I Miss You, Mom Tenzin Tashi, X “B”
I miss you, Mom.
Every time I see my friend’s mom
Pacing up and down the corridor
My heart gets carried away by them.
I miss you, Mom.
Every time I think of your loving care.
I wonder when I will repay it back to you
For your marks are deepest, strongest and the greatest of all.
I miss you, Mom.
Every time I close my eyes
Sensing you smiling at me
With my tears rolling down whenever I open my eyes.
I miss you, Mom.
Every time I stay alone
Searching for your beautiful aura
That’ll bring your presence nearby me.
Mom, you have been far away since then,
I keep missing you every day.
Yet it makes me so gay
To feel that I have got a mother on bay
And I’m not a motherless atleast.
I miss you mom
Kids Who Are Different Kunsang Nyemo, X “B”
Here’s to the kids who are different,
Kids who don’t always get A’s,
Kids who also have a heart and soul,
That beats every time they fall down.
Here’s to the kids who are different,
Kids who’re labeled as crazy and dumb,
Kids who don’t fit around
With guts and grits,
Yet who can also dance of their own,
With taste so different yet to dear to them.
Here’s to the kids who are different.
Kids with a mischievous streak
For one day when they will grow,
As history have shown
It’s their difference that makes them
Tree, My best Friend Tenzin Dhadon, X “B”
How the trees came about?
Is it a god gifted or a man made?
How it breathes when there is no hole?
How it stands so still when it keeps growing?
With so many questions knocking me down to ten,
Many dare not to give a thought,
For all they care is to use them,
I am real amazed at their lowly attitude.
Some are small, some are big,
And my pa says they live for decades long.
For they get CO2 in return of Oxygen they give.
It’s like we are bonded to live together.
Yet few realize of your true worth
You, who gave us paper, clothes and more.
You, who ask for nothings in return,
You, to whom I couldn’t say my sorry feelings,
So did we really deserve to have such a faithful friend?
Dear Gen Phuntsok Namgyal lak,
It is my pleasure to attached you one photo of OC 1 in 1985 . The one in front of you was me.
I always cherished everything I had in the School. I am really really grateful to all Teachings and non Teachings Staffs of TCV. The contribution of the TCV towards our Nation is infinite and all efforts and dedications of every teachers and staffs of Tcv is priceless.
Thank you for latest TCV blog, I felt quality of images /photos are not that much good. May be the resolutions of the photos are low.
I have been working here since 2003 , I learnt so many things from Rinpoche . Sadly many Tibetan considered him as Bonpo which is not at all true. Many Tibetan don’t understand how much works has done for the Tibetan inside and outside in order sustains Tibetan race and Culture . Here in western or Europe thousand and thousand follows after him like his shadows and he has more than nine thousand students around world. That is just for your information Gen lak.
With my warmest regards and Tashi Delek ,
Yours student ,
Lhakar in Junior Section
All the Tibetan children wear colourful dress of chupa on Lhakar and these small kids love to wear chupa on every Wednesday. The day starts with our morning prayer at 7.00 A.M with our religious teacher for half an hour. We assemble at 8.45 A.M in the hall and the Tibetan teachers prepare talk base on Tibetan culture, religion and language. The teachers prepare colorful charts and pictures during the morning talk. We also display different kinds of posters and students’ project base on our culture and language on Lhakar in the corridors. It really enriches their knowledge. Children love to discuss because they are very inquisitive by nature. I request all the teachers to encourage our children to speak pure Tibetan and we are doing our best. We will enrich our Lhakar activities. We are going to add lots of other activities in the coming days.
Lhakar April 2012
The Tibetan word “Lhakar” (ལྷག་དཀར་) translates literally as “White Wednesday,” as Wednesday is considered special by Tibetans because it is the Dalai Lama’s soul day (བླ་གཟའ་).In recent years since 2008, Tibetans in Tibet and in exile have taken diverse Lhakar Pledges, resolving to boycott Made-in-China products, or to go vegetarian every Wednesday, to speak pure Tibetan, or to read a Tibetan newspaper once a week, or to wear chuba every Wednesday, etc. Through these pledges and actions, Tibetans are coming together in the greatest noncooperation movement Tibet has ever seen. In the Junior Section Library at Upper Tibetan Children’s Village every Wednesday is Lhakar as we read only Tibetan books and only Tibetan books are checked out from the library. On some Wednesdays the children dress in traditional chupa to honor our heritage. This has encouraged our children to more thoroughly explore the large number of Tibetan books on our shelves and to add to their knowledge of Tibetan culture and traditions and improve reading skills as well. Some children are participating in a program in which, when they have read and recorded 20 Tibetan books on cards for that purpose they receive a small gift, such as a pencil, sharpener or eraser.
I am Tibetan
I am Tibetan because I wear Chupa
I am Tibetan because I eat Tsampa
I am Tibetan because I speak Tibetan
I am Tibetan because I came from Tibet.
Tenzin Sangmo III P