Sunday, 30 September 2012

Making yourself happy!

We use word 'happy', 'hapiness', 'being happy', 'making others happy' and so on but what is happiness exactly. This is what Google answers :

hap·py/ˈhapē/

Adjective:
  1. Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
  2. Having a sense of confidence in or satisfaction with (a person, arrangement, or situation).
Synonyms:glad - fortunate - joyful - lucky - merry - cheerful
''I do not have any big reservations but seeing my
 family smiling is what makes me most happy .''
And this is what oxford dictionary says:

 Definition of happy

adjective (happierhappiest)

  • 1feeling or showing pleasure or contentment:Melissa came in looking happy and excited[with clause]:we’re just happy that he’s still alive[with infinitive]:they are happy to see me doing well
  • (happy about) having a sense of trust and confidence in (a person, arrangement, or situation):he was not happy about the proposals
  • (happy with) satisfied with the quality or standard of:I’m happy with his performance
  • [with infinitive] willing to do something:we will be happy to advise you
  • [attributive] used in greetings:happy Christmas
  • 2 [attributive] fortunate and convenient:he had the happy knack of making people like him
3 [in combination] informal inclined to use a specified thing excessively or at random:they tended to be grenade-happy
Well whatever it is, it simply means being that one is content, satisfied or have no complains. I have been trying to be happy ever since I was born I guess. Everyone in this world needs happiness to be able to survive. It is a feeling which is neither seen nor disappear, neither bought nor sold, neither weighed nor compared.  
Lately, I was wondering what are the things that can make people happy, not materialistic happiness. Anyone could be happy if they get iphone 5 or Apple Mac or Samsung Galaxy or ipad3 or win lottery right now. I am talking about non-materialistic happiness which can make you happy and won't even cost a penny. Is there anything like that? Is there any solution or any idea or any form of happiness which can make you happy? I was trying to reassure my sister of being happy but to come up with 'how to be happy' ideas are arguably difficult. The things that can make me happy might not make others happy. For example, I love to travel, I love sight-seeing and most of all I love meeting new people but same thing does not apply to everybody. May be people hate jet lags, hate travel sickness or hate interacting with new people. Long time ago I watched a program in telly which was saying 'growing a plant can make you happy'. Well, to some extent that is true, I do enjoy growing a plant in my house. It is amazing how a tiny seed can grow into a big plant and also produce fruits, flowers and seeds again. It feels like giving birth but no pain involve hehe. 
Happiness is like mirage that we go after but does it exist in the horizon? We should try to find happiness within us. The inner happiness we achieve is far valuable and precious. Honestly speaking simple things can make you happy. For me, simple things like solving a maths solution, cleaning a garden, cleaning my room, talking to my parents and friends, listening to others, blogging, tweeting, instagraming, dancing, singing, evening walk, cooking, doing somebody's hair, decorating, youtubing, facebooking, watching movies, etc does make me happy. Happiness for me is always temporary, it is there but not for infinity. I still wish that temporary happiness could supply me with permanent will power, strength and willingness to survive. Sometimes people spend whole life to find that seconds of happiness. Most of the time people don't even know how happy they are and they still looking for it. 
Anyways, here are things that might help you to find happiness or atleast know those things that makes you happy.

  • think of something which makes you laugh or smile everyday
  • make a list of things you like to do
  • make a list of places you like to visit
  • make a list of crazy things that you like to do (no violence)
  • make a list of friends you like to talk with
  • make a list of things that you think could make you happy
  • make a list of hobbies, skills, interests, knowledge, experiences, abilities, personal qualities you have.
  • involve yourself in some charity work
  • join some extra course (academic or non-academic)
  • do some creative work like poetry, writing, reading, singing, dancing, composing, playing instruments. Keep yourself busy.
  • If you have any hobbies do not let go of it. Remember that hobbies always exist in your life but it could be completely different from your career and current job. 
There are many things and list goes on and on. Playing your favourite game or meditation or sleeping soundly or anything have the possibility of keeping you happy. Analyse all these lists and come up with a simple conclusion which makes you happy. 

You being happy inside out is what is going to make changes in families, friendships, relationships, societies, etc. I believe that one happy person can make other people happy as well. Happiness is for sharing. Who knows there might be some people around you silently watching you; who are just content to see that you are happy. Life is very short not to be happy and not try to be happy. We must always seek for happiness within ourselves and the ability that we have to make others happy. 
Here is my acronym for H.A.P.P.Y. :
H- Happiness
A- Always
P- Perceives
P- Person's
Y- Yearnings

Lets all be happy and spread happiness. 
limshaku

Monday, 24 September 2012

Kutumba in Harrow, London




People loved KUTUMBA

Can't be more happier than this. Guess where I am hehe.





Hey everybody,

I think it was last year I was looking into one of my friend Strophicus's blog  I saw this post about Kutumba, I'm sorry to say until then I had no idea who they were. After I heard them, I was fascinated by their music. Long time ago there was SURSUDHA and I used to love their music. I heard that Kutumba are coming to London and I swear I was so excited. I said to myself this is a MUST WATCH program and I should never miss it.

It indeed was so so so so so so nice, I can't explain. I am not sleeping yet but updating my blog as soon as I can cause the memories are still fresh. They were playing music and people were all enjoying and dancing and having so much fun. I think for any musician or singer it is a great achievement to see audience loving their music to bits. People of all age group were enjoying the show. I met lots of people whom I had lost contact for quite a while. Since I knew one of the organiser RUBY, I really asked them for a photo with Kutumba at backstage. Luckily, I got a chance to take a photo with them. I couldn't have a chat with them cause they must have been tired already. Yes, I did it. They are all ordinary Nepali guys with extraordinary talent in music. I salute them.

LIKE them in facebook : https://www.facebook.com/rajukutumba

Hope to see them more successful.

Shaku Limbu


Mouth Cancer 10 K Walk

I am very glad to say that I was able to participate in 10 K Mouth Cancer Walk organised by Mouth Cancer Foundation. Me along with my friends Sweetie, Yam K, Kanchan, Rupa, Jyoti and Pabel sis and many many people will be walking foot by foot to fight for something which is affecting all of us direct or indirect way. I heard from the speaker that 50% of oral cancer are diagnosed late and among those diagnosed 50% die. It is a sad to hear that.

It was a proud feeling of wearing the Mouth Cancer sponsored t-shirt and then walk along Hyde Park. All people were cheering us and then staring as well. Most annoying thing is you feel like you have walked a long way but the sign only says 2KM. Arrgghhh. Then after we crossed 7 KM I felt really fresh all of  a sudden. I was rejuvenated by the surrounding music I guess. Hyde Park looked even beautiful yesterday cause of lovely weather.

Doing something for charity is a good feeling. I did raceforlife 5K run few months ago at the same place. This time the number of people attending were around 800 but still it was nice to see so many people who came. All of us had the same reason and same motive to be there, 'Fight Against Mouth Cancer'.





Monday, 17 September 2012

Wearing Nepali fusion dress

Wearing Nepali fusion dress


A few weeks ago I wrote this post ''Thinking of Nepali dress'' when I was thinking of what to wear in the DanceNepalDance party organised by lexlimbu and his group. The theme was Nepali dress or Nepali fusion, modified version of choli and fariyas.
I normally don't go to parties anymore as I mentioned earlier in the post but this time I felt like going. I sincerely thank sis Lynda for helping me and encouraging me to wear it and giving me ideas too. It might not have been possible without you. I was proud to wear Nepali fusion dress in a dance party. Some ladies and boys also made good effort to wear Nepali dress. Dhaka topi and fariya-choli, sari were looking great. It is something you can't see in many dance parties. I wanted to wear something which is of Nepali flag colour i.e. blue/red/white, won't cost fortune to buy and something which I could create myself. Glad it worked out cause of help from Lynda. I am not into fashion thing but I believe fashion is not something we follow but rather make a trend of your own.

I am not over publicizing what I wore but lots of people asked me to post it in blog when it was ready so I am doing it now. Hope you like it too.

Last but not the least, YO MANN TA MERO NEPALI HO.

Truly thankful for your love and support, limshaku :)




Miss Limbu 2012

4th from left

3rd from right

Hello readers,

We hear about many beauty pageants nowadays in Nepal and around the globe. All these contests are there to create a platform for young girls who are willing to take challenges and up for any obstacles they have to face. I do support ''Unity in Diversity'' for Nepalese and Nepal, and hope MISS LIMBU is there give better opportunities to girls. Hope they could be better citizen of Nepal.

I wish all the 29 contestants of MISS LIMBU best of luck. I heard girls from different parts of Nepal and from HK and some other place came for this contest too. Good Luck!!

Recently I heard that my cousin sister, Sushma Yaksho code 04, is taking part in 'MISS LIMBU' contest to be held in 21st September 2012. It just feels like yesterday she was born and I heard of how small she was when our grandmother weigh her. She is a survivor in many ways, lets not go to details here. I believe some people are just born with different destiny. This might be a stepping stone to something better in her life. Being in the contest itself is a bold decision. I have created this passion of supporting people I know in every possible way. She has really made our little community proud. Life has more to offer Sushma, just grab the opportunity.

Please vote her and support her through this link:::
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=378484655554230&set=a.378484168887612.82710.308182702584426&type=1&theater

Request: I am just a sister supporting her sister so please do not put any abusive comments.

Thank you for reading.
limshaku

RaaZ 3D



















Hey everybody,

It's been couple of months already since I went to watch a Bollywood movie. We got the tickets which we had to pay slightly extra cause it was a 3D movie. This is the first time I watched a Bollywood 3D movie. I am not a great fan of 3D movies, when I watched Avatar in 3D I felt like I was flying and I wanted to fly myself. There are reasons why I am not fan of 3D cause I am already a person who wears glasses. It gives you kind of headache in the beginning if you are not used to 3D images. And also becomes difficult for me to put on 2 glasses at a same time especially when I have a small nose (Limbu ko naak) ufffff. I don't like to wear contact lens too cos it has many things to care while I am wearing it. 

Well, I can't tell the whole story here in my blog but if you do watch it there few scary moments which will make you scream like hell or shake for a second. Bipasha Basu's acting is superb. She has managed to deliver super bi**h role in a perfect way. I give a round of applaud for her acting. Mr Serial-kisser uhmm I meant Imran Hasmi is good as usual. I must say he is the luckiest man in Bollywood I guess (no hurt feelings), getting to kiss every beautiful actress in his movie and no doubt he always gets good music.  New actress is good too but I felt like her voice is of someone professional voice actor (just my guess). It wasn't a boring movie and I felt like it finished quickly. Then I had to go home after dropping my friends home, on the way is a short way through small, narrow, dark road which I usually walk, jog or drive. But that day in the dark it was really frightening for me. I couldn't look in the mirror which shows back. And today I was coming through the same road at night and a cat crossed the road out of nowhere (not considered good sign- superstitious belief), so I stopped there for few seconds hoping some car would pass by. But it was dark and almost 10.30 pm so I had to drive no matter what. Again even stopping for few seconds made my heart pound. I am a real coward here. This lasts for few days after I finish watching some scary movies but still they are my best movies hehe.

Anyways, if you do wanna watch the movie make your heart strong and believe in god.

Enjoy
limshaku

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Voice of Rojan Shakya


Rojan Shakya
Youtube channel : asapien/ ROJAN
Subscribers : 393
Viewers : 84,635

A few years ago in 2006 I accepted a youtube friendship request. I didn't actually used my youtube account after that for a long time. Time just flies and life's activities made me so busy that I didn't even bother to simple things like logging into my youtube and check out things. I was not that much active in facebook either.

One day I saw one friend of mine posted a link in his/her wall. Out of curiosity I clicked on the link and this song started playing. I was instantly fascinated by the voice and the song. I got more curious and wanted to find out more. I logged into my youtube account and checked for his videos. I could see his youtube channel as Asapien now ROJAN. Well I shuffled through all the videos and also got to know few other singers from London Tina Rai, Mahanta Gurung 'Utpatang0'. I just loved his voice. Since then I have been his fan and a supporter. Later on I found out we've already been friends since long time I just didn't look at my notifications.

Being asked whether I could write about him or not, I guess he was just too shy. Anyways I managed to have a little conversation with him. He is just living life in a low profile for the time being but guess you might never know when he is going to make his comeback. He says,'I'm unpredictable in nature.' May be he is just hybernating and honestly I did not want to disturb him that much. Just few lines of his own :

'' Purano jati sabai singer/bands nai favourite ho .. School days huda mero cousin Billen guitar liyera aaunthyo ani malai gauna launthyo .. then I got inspired from his enthusiasm and started a small band with him .. Youtube was accidental .. I hardly listen to new artists so I lack knowledge on current situation .. I have no plans on singing really right now .. But that can change .. I m unpredictable in nature.. Yo bahek aru k vanu ..''
'Aru kei bhannu pardaina Rojan this much explains a lot.- Shaku'

I hope his new cover song or new song is out soon in his channel. I believe support from all your viewers and admirers of your voice would inspire you to carry on with your singing. I respect talent, it is something you are born with. Do show your support for him and may be he will come out of his shell. hehe Just a joke.

Thank you Rojan for your kindness.

Regards limshaku

Sunscribe to youtube channel  : ROJAN / Asapien




Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A short trip to Northern Ireland




Me, my sister and a brother and his wife suddenly decided to go for holiday together. It was their idea to chose Northern Ireland neither me or my sister had been there before. He planned everything, flights, accommodation and car hire.

The day finally came when we had to board flight to go to NI (Northern Ireland). It was an early flight. I tell you what, boarding Budget Airlines doesn't feel like a that kind of flying experience that you desire. I have always flown in Qatar Airways and other ones but always felt nicer there. The terminal felt like a Victoria Coach station and when we were actually there inside the plane I fell asleep. It was a mere 1 hour journey and there we were, ready to land on the NI soil. I didn't see any scenary cause I was sleeping and another reason was I was not in the window seat. :( But that is what we paid so that is what we get I guess. I have seen those budget airlines show in TV and imagined my journey was better than what they show in telly.
Funny thing is people actually stare at you cause we have different skin colour and they might have never spotted anyone like us so frequently.

It took us nearly an hour to get the car hire which was already booked. Soon after that we started roaming around Belfast international Airport. We went to nearby lake, Lough Neagh. A big lake whose waves felt as big as sea's waves. We still had a whole day to roam around so we decided to go to Silent Valley Reservoir. This place was recommended to me by a instagram follower 'frantic_photography' few days before our trip. That place was awesome. Some things and places are better of seeing yourself. It is amazing to see how human being managed to create such a thing, what a engineering at that time. I also paid tribute to those who died while building that reservoir. I can't explain how beautiful it felt to run wildly around that area. The sounds of massive fall of water, smell of grass, freshness of pure mountain water, the breeze that passed through my cheeks. We all were pretty exhausted and hunger stricken till we reached the apartment.
Luckily there was a Tesco store just below the apartment we stayed at. We cooked a proper dinner and before even finishing one single program in telly we fell asleep in couch.

Next morning we had planned to go to Portrush. Driving in Northern Ireland was a real fun. I tell you what, the roads were wider, toilet signs found everywhere, FREE PARKING signs were ludicrous and people of NI actually GIVE you WAY. I have driven in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Kent, East Anglia, Yorkshire, Wales, Sussex, Essex, Surrey, and many other places but never felt as nice as driving in NI. This time we stayed at ''No Alcohol and No hot food'' allowed in the room Youth Hostel. There were other people staying there as well. After we unpacked and relaxed, we wanted to go for stroll. According to the recommendation of the owner of the hostel, we decided to take the Causeway Coastal Route from Portrush towards Balintoy. Many beautiful places followed after that. White Park Bay, Carrick-a-Rede, Rope Bridge,  Dunluce Castle, Giant Causeway and so on. It did rain for a short period other than that weather was favourable to our trip. To get to the Rope Bridge was 15 minutes walk. We didn't cross the bridge cause being NEPALI we already know how it feels like to be on a rope bridge. We have so many rope bridges  ( झुलुंगे पुल ). The longest time we spent was at Giant Causeway. It was such a feeling which I do not have words to explain. We saw a lonely sea-lion as well. We met a really lovely couple Jeff & Christine from Seattle, USA. They were really nice people and we exchanged some conversation. Finding out that we were Nepali, seems like they were really excited. They said they would love to go there someday. It feels nice to hear that people know about Nepal. The waves were really really big comparision to the waves I saw in England. Just staring at the waves and seawater we spent lot of time there. In the evening ( the opening ceremony of ParaOlympics), we sat at a pub nearby and drank MUST not Miss drink - Guinness.
Natural formed hexagonal stones

The next morning I woke up earlier. I decided to go for a walk. The waves were even bigger in the morning. Slamming very hard on those rocks yet they could neither move nor deteriorate those coastal stones. I felt like '10,000 white horse running and rushing towards the shore. I have a video that shows briefly. We had to get to the airport by 3 pm so we couldn't really go anywhere else. Instead of that we decided to take a long drive and go through the mountains, forest and landscapes of NI. On the flight back, it was Air Lingus. Thanks god it was a little bit better service. I had a hunch that I could see something nice. I did see Anglesey and my sister saw Isle of Man from other side. It definately seemed like Snowdonia near Anglesey with high mountains. But I am not sure of it. I can see only clouds for some time. The clouds and the waves I saw in the morning looked similar. Some places, clouds looked like a Candy stick of Kate Perry song 'California Girls'. It is just amazing to how clouds stay like that. As soon as our plane entered London, we could see the dense houses, M25. I was more excited to see London Eye, O2, Thames River exactly the way I see in 'Eastenders', Parliament House, Oval Building, Tower Bridge and many many things I have known of. It was like a free Aeriel view of London. A boy infront of my seat was really excited as well. My heart was at peace after I saw Wembley Stadium, felt like home. I saw Wimbledon Centre Court, blue tank of Southall and so on. Landing was pleasant. After all the passengers got out I wanted to thank the pilot for bringing us safely to our destination. It might just be another journey of a day for him but not for me. The airhostess showed me where pilot was, just coming out of cockpit. I went to him on my way out and told him, 'Thank you for bringing me safely. I watch lot of those Aircrash Investigation program in National Geography Channel in youtube'. He laughed randomly and said, 'Oh none of that happened today' and gave a big smile. First time in my life I thanked any pilot.

Hence, there we were, in our city, London. As soon as we came out of plane we could see people of different ethnic background, busy and narrow roads, smells of curry in bus, and a car overtaking bus when oncoming traffic was just 2 or 3 yards away and so on. Still being in London feels different. It feels like home now.

My short trip budget trip to Northern Ireland was more than what we bargained for. If I get a chance in future I would love to go for 5 hour long walk through the Causeway Coastal Route.

Thank you for reading this long post. Hope you can feel what I felt there but again words aren't enough to explain the beauty of nature and the beauty of feeling awesome.

limshaku
Silent Valley reservoir
Carrack-a-Rede, Rope Bridge


Carrack-a-Rede


Giant Causeway


Sunset, sun looks too close at 7 pm
 
waves and sunset

I think it is Anglesey and bit of Snowdonia



Tryanna scare me aai

Clouds vs Waves, similar












Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Rap Connect interview in ZoneN9.com

Though Rap Connect are already unknown by Public of Nepal, I would like to introduce them in the UK and other countries via my blog and the website I write for. Have a look through this link or click on the page above -Zone N9.

http://www.zonen9.com/article.html

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Miss Nepal UK 2012

Hey there everybody,
First of all, I want to wish all the constestants of Miss UK Nepal 2012 all the best.

I wasn't really into this beauty pageant thing when I was growing up. The last time I have really seen Miss World was back in 2000 when Priyanka Chopra won the crown. But lately I have been really keen to see these beautiful young women or say girls up for a 'Once in a Lifetime' CHALLENGE. Miss Nepal Shristi Shrestha did pretty well in Miss World 2012 contest.

I got in touch with Nita Pun, an ex Miss UK Nepal 2010 contestant. Talking to her I felt like well 'good efforts' and hard work does not go to wastage at all. She said she has been a more confident person after she took part in that contest. She is a winner in my eyes cause anybody to go there and do their best, face public and show their talent is something that not everyone dares to do.

Here is a video of Nita Pun and a short interview with her.

Name: Nita Pun, 25 years

Hobby/ interests: Hmm there are loads…learning new things, going out with friends, watching movies, shopping ....
What inspired you to take part in Miss Nepal UK competition?
I don’t know it just sounded so exciting to me may be because of the fact that it was organised for the very first time in UK.I was so excited and wanted to give a try. I told my friends and they said-“Go for it” and I went for audition.
What difference did this competition made in your life?
Definitely, huge difference. I am more confident, competitive, independent and extrovert person now.
Why do you think girls should participate in such competitions?
I think this gives you a platform where you can show your hidden talent and you get to learn new things too.
If you want to do something for Nepal, what would it be.
There are lots of poor people in Nepal struggling to live their life. They have no food to eat, shelter to live, no education. I would love to organise some charity programmes and raise some money for them.
What would you like to say to young girls who want to take part in Miss UK Nepal?
Participating in Miss UK Nepal was a very good experience to me.  It definitely changed me .It has built so much confident in me, I learnt so many new things, made lots of new friends. Girls please bear in mind that its NOT all about winning, you win, you lose its all part of our life. Work hard and believe in yourself.
Any interest in Fashion industry?
Yes, I just love fashion.
What would you like to say to this blog’s readers?
 Thank you

A few days ago I met a sweet girl Rosi Oli. I recognised her straightaway cause I have already watched the videos of Auditions of MissNepalUK2012 in youtube. I had few chat with her and she seems very sweet. She is contestant no.2. What attracts me to her is she being completely different than rest of the contestants. I am trying to say is usually we would see lots of Mangolian origin girls there and she is not among them. I am not being racist or cause I am Limbu myself. Everybody will support the other contestants but I want to give support to this young girl who is up for challenge in life, challenge to make a difference. I have always been interested in finding out something new, some thing different. I hope you will also support her. She thanked  Nita indirectly saying,'Sisters like Nita had participated in such contest which has opened a gate for us too'. I asked her  'WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO MAKE YOU A WINNER IN THIS COMPETITION?' OR SAY 'WHY DO YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO WIN THIS COMPETITION. Here is what she has to say:

" Every contestant deserve to win the crown as they are strong on their own ground , if I have to say why I would be able to be a winner, Ii would say I am focused, determined to face any challenges in life , everyone has the  right to dream but only few people has courage to peruse them and I believe that i have the endurance to follow my dream! I am more giving person than receiving and Miss UK Nepal title is all about giving !''

I wish her all the best. Vote her in this link: http://www.lexlimbu.com/p/miss-uk-nepal-2012-vote-here.html

Well talking about another contestant is Parika Ale. I have known her since past few years already. I already know how talented she is and what are the things she can do. Infact I was amazed when she said she can sew things few years back. I have hardly seen Nepali youngsters of London who knows how to do Nepali things. Parika has performed in concerts, dance shows and so on. I have heard her singing playing guitar infront of me. I was really excited to see someone I know taking part in MissUKNepal. Encouraging people is also a prestigious feeling and that I have realised now. You  will see the rest of the detail in MissUKNepal youtube channel itself. She is indeed a strong contender of the title. Give her your support too.

Vote her in lexlimbu.com

Win or Lose it is all about getting to know what challenges are all about. Life has more to offer girls. Opportunity knocks those ones who looks for it and who is up for challenges. Wish you all the best.

limshaku