Monday, October 8, 2012

Hard-work paid off

Today marks an important milestone in my career. I secured another degree in Education, Masters Degree. I majored in Curriculum and Instruction.

I was relishing the prospect of receiving the degree for the past few days. Today when time came for the University to confer me the degree my mood escalated to its peak.

With the President of the University
What more happiness can there be than to know that our hard-work has paid off? Working deep into night with my mind thinking hard, fingers and eyes running over pages after pages, it was arduous.  At times it got me thinking ‘it sucks’ but I kept going relentlessly. I could successfully meet all datelines and fulfill all requirements of the course, including my thesis. And today I feel a great sense of accomplishment and contentment.


My mates
In life we have dreams and I usually refer a ladder as a metaphor for our dreams. Today, of the several rungs that lie before me in the ladder of my dream, I have climbed one and inched one step forward. But there is no room for complacency. I got more important roles to play. What lies ahead is even a bigger dream, a dream to educate children of our nation with greater degree of competence. skills and vigor. That is another rung to climb. 

Acknowledgement

I am indebted to the Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan and the Government of Thailand for granting me scholarship to study at Rangsit University, one of the finest in Thailand. I would also like to thank the Ministry of Education for approving my candidature for the scholarship.

I owe my sincere gratitude to the course director, for 
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program, Dr. Manit Boonprasert, Ph.D. who was also my thesis adviser for her unwavering guidance and support. Her wide knowledge and logical way of thinking have been of great value for me. 

Besides my Course Director, I would also like to thank other lectureres, Professor Dr. Pruet Siribunapitak and Associate Professor Dr. Somchanok Phuamphai, Associate Professor Dr. Wiwat Puntai, Dr. Wanida Ploysangwal and Dr. Boonsri Chaevakumjon for teaching various subjects. 


I owe my sincere gratitude to Mr. Norbu Gyelpo, District Education Officer, Samtse, for allowing me to conduct my research project at Samtse. My thanks are also due to Mr. Tshering Tobgay, Principal, Samtse Lower Secondary School for permitting me to conduct the research experiment at the school. I am also extremely indebted to Mr. Rinchen Drakpa, Science teacher of Samtse Lower Secondary School helped me with my research by taking the role of a lesson observer. 


Last but not least, I would like to thank my wife and two daughters who patiently endured difficult times in my absence and for their moral support. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This is our Society

Here is a picture I found on facebook.


Image from facebook

The message in the cartoon is clear and it is true with our society. There are people who are always keen on looking at negative side of whatever others do. They have malicious intentions of pulling others down by throwing criticisms and  making them feel down.

Such people could be dangerous to the health of a society. Imagine everybody in a society pulling each other down. Progress, development, accomplishment, success and peace will be but slow or never. 

They could be just around us. They could be in our circle of friends, in our family, work place, neighbors, etc. Living in a society filled with such people has become difficult. The only thing we can do is, to learn to survive in it. If not, they will pass the bug on to us.   

As I scrolled down the same page on facebook, I found this piece:

Image from facebook

This image or rather a quotation is inspiring. If ever somebody tries to bring us down, it doesn't mean that we are bad, 'it only means that you are above them'. In the event of somebody attempting to make us feel low or throw us a malicious remark and trying to thwart our success, we must immediately be reminded of the quote and derive inspiration from it. It must be chanted like a mantra as and whenever we encounter with such people.