|Preparing to walk like a Bhutanese to school.|
It has been two months without wearing national dress (gho for man and kira for woman). Two months isn’t long enough but for me, I feel like two years has been passed. The only reason could be I wanted to be responsible citizen having mind of knowing the meaning of Bhutan tradition and adopt practically.
It is easy to go to school in paint and shirt (here in Spain) but going in Bhutan National dress gave me a different feeling and possession. Today I went to school in my national dress (gho). I feel like I am in Bhutan as I wear gho. The way of acting gets alter as I wear gho. I feel like professor are Bhutanese and naturally my attitude of acting goes like Bhutanese student in the class. The way of looking towards professor and way of answering to the question put by professors.
Speaking frankly, attending class with wearing paint and shirt gives me a different feeling. The feeling of non-Bhutanese. We can act like students of international. Acting like any other International student in the sense, I can sit whatever position I like, go out of class at any time I like to go, wear hat inside class and many informal things that Bhutanese don’t do in the class.
The immediate response from the friends of international and Spain can be describe as “amazement” for peculiar dress. Almost all are seeing for the first time. They just admire the Bhutan National dress. I even explained to few friends about the different dress wear by man and women, the significance of different part of dress and when and where we wear dress after their enquiries. The enquiries they put seems to be difficult because they asked critically for every piece of dress but within the boundary of the dress. With critical question, I was realized to know the meaning of every part of the Bhutan National dress is more important.
One question was “Is that your traditional dress that wear only on occasion?” The question made me to think our National dress represent traditional dress as well as national dress. I replied “No, this is our national dress and we wear every day”. I asked “what is your national dress?” The answer I got was, we really don’t have national dress but some typical traditional which only wear on special occasion. I concluded, the countries all over the globe just wear paint and shirt. Bhutan is exceptionally perfect in this regards. We have very peculiar dress among all the countries. I feel proud of being Bhutanese. I love the national dress. I love my king, country and people.
|My friend Anup Thapa walking majestically with international students.|
|Can't leave class without a capture, so I asked one.|
|Thought of taking photo at exit of Building No.11 just to store as memory.|