A letter to the friends of my younger brother


Dear  friends of my younger brother and my brother,

Friendship is one of the most beautiful and best gifts life has for human beings.  I firmly believe in the magic  friends and friendships can bring in our lives.

I am very glad that you all are really taking care of my brother. I am doing my best to bring him on the right track, and save his education life, despite his repetitive detentions and repetitive last warnings from both college and the university. I strongly believe, if he try a little  bit to improve, he can do it and he can really complete his degree on time. However, since I am very far from him, I cannot keep an eye on him every minute and cannot keep track of his every move.

On this note, I am very glad you all are doing your best, to help him both emotionally and physically, in place of me to help him come on the right track, and do what he has to do, at this particular juncture, and that is to STUDY HARD . Please continue doing it and please don’t get him wrong. He is a good boy deep in heart. He is just confused between the reality and fantasy, and he is not trying to think that life is not as easy as he thinks, then on the course he goes off the track.

At this hour and time of his life, guidance and advice are very important but, this I really cannot do, since I am very very far from him. I try my best to bring him on the right track, sometimes by giving him advises, doing my best to keep my blood cool, however, most of the time I lose my temper and end up scolding him. Yet, I try my best to convey the positive message that has the bigger picture for his life. I am even requesting Head of the Department (HOD) in his college personally to help my younger brother and keep an eye on him. He is also doing his best to help me to help my younger brother, by updating about him through emails and calls every day. I thank him very much for that.

Therefore, dear friends of my younger brother, please help my brother to go to class daily and kindly drop me a message in FB, if he misses even a single day from his class. If you all can do this on the right time, then I can save his education life, otherwise, if you all report to me late, even by a day,  it will be too late for me to save him, and by then I cannot do anything to help him even if I desperately want to help him. That one day might put his education life to an end, leaving me with no other choice, then to bring him home as a failure, which no one wants to be or be called.

And my dear brother, please cooperate with your friends and listen to them. Your fiends are the only ones you have in the far, far away place, and they are doing every little possible thing to help you. Please cooperate and listen to them. Please listen to me also, because, when you don’t listen to me, and when you don’t tell me the truth, you are putting me into a very awkward position where, I become helpless and cannot help you to save and your education life. That might put your education life to an end. Now, let’s help one another to help you. I firmly believe in you and I strongly believe that you have the talent and you can really do it. Just have faith in yourself and change your ways.  Just believe in yourself and HOPE, nothing is impossible.

Thank you all so much and please continue to help him.

Have a very lovely friendship.

Your friend’s ata,
Che Dorji

Its a letter I wrote to the friends of my younger brother, sometime ago. Bit personal though. Still, I thought, if there is anyone going through the same situation and circumstances as I am, then please dont ignore her/him. Dont turn your back against her/him. She/he needs your care and love, and little bit of understanding and patience from you. You just need to teach her/him about the power of love and care and the regard. These things really takes time to grow and it is meant to take time, so as to grow into the sky with roots firmly rooted into the earth. And, its my sincere wish and hope, that you folks will love her/him more and show the bright side of life, than the dark side of the star.

I with my two younger brothers,
Sonam Tshering and the youngest Kencho
(In the green jacket is me 

It was taken in the mid 90s in Olakha.





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