Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to me ^^

Be the deciders with fire’cos I’m no longer looking in a reflection that I admire,
I paint a picture of a fire… But there’s no one looking back at me since I’m a liar,

If I should die before I wake.. The least that I could ever say,
I made mistakes but held on to my faith…

‘Cos when I look in a mirror…I don’t even recognize myself,
Got the heart of a winner… but looking back at me is someone else.

No Regrets 
No point in crying over yesterday


Happy Birthday to ME .. looking forward to another year filled with fun, laughter, friendships and RED BULL energy 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Americans Wed in Bhutan

Americans Patrick and Randi from Brooklyn were wed in Bhutan on November 13th, 2011 in a Buddhist ceremony.   Patrick and Randi were part of a group on 10 Americans touring Bhutan.   We were told at the start of the trip that the couple had planned to get married.   As the day approached our group picked out local traditional wedding attire to wear at the ceremony.   On the day of the wedding a 300 year old farm house was chosen as a wedding site.   Local Buddhist monks officiated at the 2 hour ceremony where prayers were read and the couple was blessed.   After the ceremony a local group of singers and dancers performed.   Congratulations to Randi and Patrick of Brooklyn, New York.

PS : I was suppose to be hired as the photographer for the wedding but the timing did not workout but i am glad the wedding turned out fine and the pictures look beautiful . The couple look awesome . Here's wishing you a blissful marriage life for the years to come ^^

Photographer :  L. Craig Smith

Friday, December 16, 2011

I shaman you to dance

While at the sleepy quite little village below Shemgang town last weekend. I was drawn by some songs coming out from the village temple. What I saw there was quite amazing at the ground floor of the temple there were group of men dancing in front of a man in a white gho and a white turban. On further inquiry i realized that he was the village shaman and they were performing the dance for the prosperity and better crop yield of the village or at least that what i understood for a loosely translation by a half drunk village dude. The Shaman , as i would like to call him , was also drunk he even stood up right in the middle of the ritual and posed for the camera and shook my hand . The Shaman's turban kept falling off and the ones not too intoxicated exp the kids had to put it back on his head. The men danced in mesmerizing short steps with hallucinating screams in between. All in all i would say it was an awesome experience like i was in a trance or something , a different world altogether. 

PS : I would like to thank them for the butter tea (suja) and simple lunch offered to me ^^

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Singer who's style compliments Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars suits up in this  issue of GQ, channeling his love of fedoras in a hat-focused spread. The “Grenade” singer showed off a handful of spring looks, looking sharp in a navy Emporio Armani suit and magenta Sean John shirt, a blue leather Burberry Prorsum jacket over a white tee and Rag & Bone jeans, a sky blue cardigan complemented by Band of Outsiders saddle shoes, and a red fedora paired with suspenders and Balmain Homme T-shirt.

While his dynamic style and catchy tunes have put him in the public eye, the 25-year-old told the magazine that he doesn’t think of himself too highly. “I’m not gonna preach that I’m a role model,” he explained. “I’m a fu**ing musician! But I’ve learned people are watching, so don’t do nothing stupid.”

.how can you not be a FAN :)

Pic Courtesy GQ 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


As a designer and illustrator i look for inspiration everywhere, last weekend i happened to be in Shemgang in a village just below the town. I looked around the sleepy little village for inspiration and these things i saw really inspired me. Using them as refrences i filled pages drawing clothes using the colour pallet , silhouette and in the end i was totally blissed out. There truly is joy in smaller things in life ..

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

get the Josh Harnett look

I keep getting mails that there is no tips on men's fashion so lets start with this post . If you are in your late 20ies or 30ies and want to look hip, young and age appropriate I would recommend you dress like Mr Josh Harnett. I have been following his looks for a couple of years now from his hairstyle, clothes to his accessories he gets them right without being too loud and its easy on the eye. I have seldom seen him in prints and his color pallet is usually the standard sober yet striking. So all you hip men out there in the mentioned age group ..... take this piece of advice and get HOT-netted :)

            The basics you need to get the look 



Beanie caps preferably in black n grey 
Fedora hat a must :)

A hoodie is also a MUST

the rest make sure you have classic cut tapered denims , t-shirts and shirt in solid colour with no prints , throw in a jacket and some comfy moccasin , distressed boots and converse . Basically whatever you do make sure the colour is sober sans bold print , if you want a neck stole make sure its plain and slightly crumpled n distressed. There you go you have the Josh Harnett look 

after the earthquake ...... are we forgetting the victims

I have worked as a project coordinator previously for a UN project it had been months since the project got over, and then there was this earthquake in Oct that shook the nation . I was called once again on  week long Earthquake assessment to Haa and Paro as a photographer and what i saw shook the earth beneath my feet. I wanted to blog the pics then but was caught up in the daily mundane activities and distractions but the sad memory of what happened to  some of people in Haa and Paro in the remotest corner was nagging behind my  head. 

As i stay warm in my room my thoughts keep wandering to the people that we left behind who live in make shift plastic tents, are they warm , is the trauma over for them etc etc .. Whatever it may be I think we as citizens of the country should lend a helping hand to these victims , its still not too late ...

I had taken countless pics for the UN national / international team as part of my duty these are some of the random ones selected just going though them trying to select the pics was in it self an emotional drain. Some of the Lhakangs in the hills are on the verge of collapse , with due respect I havent posted any of those and have been handed over to UNICEF for their archiving , If these lhakangs are not restored immediately it would be a big loss to the nations. The saddest sight i ever witness were of ancient statues broken in pieces and mural on the walls damaged. 

We  met traumatized school children in the remote school who were still scared . A family we met in Haa had a child who still refuses to sleep at night for fear of the earthquake . I could go on and on about the trip but dont know where to start and where to finish ... as an individual all i can do is share the pictures and spread the message across. PLEASE HELP AND CONTRIBUTE what ever little you can..

The make shift tent provided to the victims I hope its warm enough for the winters.

This girl and her old father are the sole occupants of this house which was recently built with all his savings

An old man volunteers to guard the Lhakang during the night 

This little kid still has nightmares after witnessing his home collapse right before his eyes

These little monks stay in tin roofed make shift camps as the main lhakang is inhabitable

The school boy shows his bed and the adjoining wall with the crack

Its never too late to HELP

PS : the pictures are the property of UNICEF