Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tortured for Beauty!

Head held high, she walked with poise and confidence, aware of the admiring glances from the passersby till she reached the department. Greeted by her friends, with the same look of admiration for her beauty and elegance. She walked into the classroom, spellbound by her looks, the student's could only utter a word "beautiful". Contented in the way she was able to mesmerize her audience by the sheer look of her beauty, she went about in the classroom trying to provoke her students interest in studies.

Little did they know the throbbing pain in her feet that swells up to her head. A surge of blood rushes through her body like a tidal wave, burning her cheeks and raising the temperature of her body. She was able to conceal the look of pain in her feet and legs. "If only I could rush home and change my shoes," she contemplated. Four hours of such a torture, would she survive the pain inflicted by the new pair of shoes she bought at a discount from a renowned shop. She wished she could take it off an ran home with bare feet like she used to do on some Sundays after church when she could no longer bear the pain in her feet from wearing a stiletto heels . She was too proud to loose her face in the midst of a few hundred onlookers. She gathered all her senses and walked home skillfully disguising the pain in her feet, not showing even a hint of discomfort in her body. All for the love of beauty!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Driving in our city

Our city is known for it's chaotic traffic situation.  It's always a challenge to cross the roads on a busy day. The street lights doesn't always control pedestrians nor the people on cars. Sometimes I find myself following a crowd only to find that I went through the red light and had to stop right in the middle of the road with all the cars passing by. 

Today I saw two cars almost head-on-head with each other. From a distance I thought that they had head-on collision with  each another. On closer look I found that both the drivers just didn't want to pass each other in spite of the wide road. Instead of making way for the other both the drivers got off their cars and waited outside for the other to give way! Then I thought about our traffic back home. Even though its such a small and narrow road, people have consideration for one another and try to make each others driving life easier. How I sometimes miss my people!! Sometimes these kind of things really annoy me.............I really need the grace to understand the people. 

Saturday, October 04, 2008

A glimse of the Yellow River in Lanzhou

Regarded as the Mother River by the Chinese, the Yellow river runs through the city of Lanzhou the capital city of Gansu province, our next destination.  We arrived at the city around 4:00 o’clock on the evening of October 2, 2008. This river is also popularly known as the cradle of the Chinese civilization. If it were to be in India it might be a Holy river where people take holy dip to cleanse themselves from their sins even though it’s dirty and so muddy.

We were taken to a place on the banks of the river where they erected a statue called the “Huang he muqing xiang” or the Yellow River Mother Sculpture.  The sculpture was placed at a very prominent place on the bank of the river. 

Not very far from the sculpture was the Water Wheel Park. The water wheel was an ancient device that uses flowing or falling water to generate power. We had a brief stop at the park and visited a shop that sells carved gourd of various shapes and sizes. They were finely carved with the landscapes, animals, portraits, calligraphy and poems. Some of the carved guard were priced 900 RMB. The price of the gourd pinched me a bit. 

Another striking attraction in Lanzhou was the Sheepskin Raft. At first I was a bit uncomfortable at the sight of it because it looks like a pig (hope I didn’t offend anyone). The sheepskin raft has a very long history in the Chinese culture.  It is an ancient mode of transportation used in the Yellow river. Today motor driven boats are mostly used  for transportation, but there are quite a few sheepskin rafts to be seen near the river. 

Our Last and final destination was The White Pagoda Mountain Park. We had to cross the famous bridge called Zhongshan Bridge in Lanzhou to go to the Bai Ta Shan (White Pagoda Mountain).  I was surprised to find that it cost only 6 ¥, while Ta er si cost 80¥.  Me and one of my colleague climbed up the mountain and we found that it functions like another business centre. We were not so impressed so we decided to go back and not walked all the way up.  From the side of the hill we watched the river smoothly running along the city and enjoyed the view of the city from above. 

We had dinner in one of the best restaurant (I assume) in Lanzhou.  We then went to the train station to board the Xi’an bound train that was supposed to leave at 9:58 pm. We were a bit early so we sat outside the entrance chatting away with my colleagues.  

That ends the story of my trips during the National Day Holiday.  It was a nice get away from the busyness of life in our city. 

Temple Experience - Ta er si (Kumbum Monastery)

The second day of our trip on October 2, 2008, was our ritual visits to a Buddhist temple. It's a bit like traveling in India visiting temples everywhere we go. We set of at 8:00 in the morning and rode to one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in China called "Ta'er Si" or Kumbum Monastery. It was about 25 km southeast from the capital city Xining.

Former home of the exiled Dalai Lama, the monastery is famous, for it was the birth place of the Tsong Khapa, founder of the Gelukpa Sect (Yellow hat). The Panchen Lama also lives in this monastery. It’s recognized as one of the most important monastery by the Budhhist community in China along with the Ganden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries in Lhasa, the Tashilhunpo in Shigatse and the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe.

The first temple open to the public was the Dharma Protector Temple. Photography was not allowed unless we sneak. The ornate on the roof was said to be made of a 40 kilo pure gold. On the second floor of the temple veranda were stuffed animals arranged in sequence. It is said that the Budhhist monks collected the animals that die of natural death and they would remove the inside organs then stuff them with leaves. The stuffed animals were said to be more than 200 years old. In the temple courtyard instead of burning the popular incense they burn the pine leaves which is said to be a special ritual of this temple.

The second temple that I visited was called Longevity Temple. People came to pay respect to the statues of the Budhha and they would stick money in every possible place with the hope that Budhha will give them long lives. I found the temple a bit spooky and unhealthy looking.

The third and the last one that we’ve visited was called Yak Butter Scripture temple. I went in alone and found the temple smells yakky so I decided to come out as soon as possible. I met my colleagues outside and thought I might have a second look. But at the entrance the electronic ticket machine would not accept my ticket for the second time so I had to give up the idea.

The Temple Facet

Photography not allowed: Inside the temple photography was not allowed and some of us tried taking our chances. One of our colleagues not realising that it was not allowed even outside the temple made a mistake of taking a shot. She was slapped by the monk who just happened to stand close by. Our tour guide and the monk confronted with each other because he was the one who was supposedly meant to be taking care of the foreigners and to see that they break no rules!! Apparently the monk confisticated our tour guide’s license and he had to spend sometime trying to convince them to give back his license.

We were a bit upset with the incident. You would think that a monk who was meant to be teaching and practicing non- violence and be an example to other people would do such a thing! Perhaps it spoils their business as most of these settings are cash-cows for the community’s economy. I felt so let down in a way with what I heard from my friend about this incident.

Yak Butter dough

Yak is the life giving animal for the Tibetans. They used the yak dung for firewood; eat yak meat, blood, butter and cheese. They used the yak skin for clothing and even shelter. Yak butter serves as oil for the lamps that’s lit inside the temple 24/7. The monks knead the yak butter dough for use in their daily activities.

The pilgrims

We met a few Tibetan pilgrims who came to this temple to pray in order to gain personal benefits in order to reincarnate as good human beings and to honour Buddha. They were praying very hard lying on top of a cushion made for this purpose and a hand cushion that will help them when they kowtow or lie prostrate for a hundreth times. They had their beads in front and at each round of prayer they counted the beads.

Vegetarians or not

There is a common believe that most Buddhist don’t eat meat. While were were outside standing at the temple compound, a black Ford V6 car came carrying a person who seemed to be a distinguished figure in the lamasery. He was followed by a group of monks carrying things that I have no clue of their uses. The last man was carrying the carcass of a headless lamb joining the queue of the other monks who went after the Panchen Lama (I think he is the one). One of our vegetarian colleagues was quite upset seeing them carrying the carcass.

The sad thing about this experience is that it’s the reality of life. We are all hypocrites by nature which is manifested in our lives even in the most religious places

Friday, October 03, 2008

A Stroll Along Qinghai Lake

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Known for its size, beauty and fauna, Qinghai Lake is one of China's most famous tourist destinations. The lake not only attracted scientists and adventurers from across the globe but also people who find comfort in immersing themselves in nature’s beauty. The lake is an attraction to people of all races and classes. 

We arrived at the capital city Xining, in the morning of October 1, 2008 amidst the husle and busle of the city. People from every corner of the country flock to the city to find out what the city has to offer. We were herded to a restaurant to have our fill of the typical Chinese breakfast; mantou, rice soups, eggs and pickled vegetables. Soon after, we headed towards the Lake which was about 2 hours away from the city. 

I found myself strolling along the beautiful and majestic Qinghai Lake on the National Day Holiday 2008 along with a few of my colleagues. The lake was beautiful except for the usual touristic set up which sometimes spoiled the natural beauty. I felt rather disappointed that the entrance to the lake was too organized that it spoils the essence of beauty for a person who finds attraction in its original nature. I was also let down by the fact that all these tourists spots are always a haven for business enthusiasts that it almost provoked displeasure in seeing the activities along the side of the lake. 

On the brighter note, it was such a refreshing feeling to feel the cool breeze on the skin; seeing people having fun along the lake; looking at the lambs grazing along the lake; the blooming yellow flowers along the road; bargaining with the Zang minority in their traditional attire and to walk in the company of fun loving people.  

The few experiences that I had in the past traveling in these touristic places gave me the impression that the funness depends a lot on the company of friends. The trip was the first of its kind since we started the new semester. People were not yet familiar with each other and therefore found myself a bit lost.  I was able to find my share of fun on my own most of the time. 

I was able to take a few not so worthy shots in spite of the fact that my photographic mood was lost!

The train station at Xining. People from all walks of life flocked to this city for various reasons. 

Military personals getting ready to move. This is probably a regular drill around this area considering the issues of secession in the region. 
1. Tibetan yak butter tea. 2. Meat on a skewer, one of the favorite snacks in China. 3. The Zangs (Tibetan) set up their business tables at the side of the lake. 4.  The lady in the picture came with her lamb to start her business by taking money from people who are excited to see a lamb and a lady with her traditional ethnic dress.  
1. A tibetan lady with a prayer wheel. 2. We were warmly welcomed at a tibetan restaurant,  with their white cloth hung around our neck and a peg of their traditional wine! 3. The tibetan girls perform for us while we were eating our dinner. 4. One of our colleague's husband wearing the tibetan traditional costume for males. 
After dinner we were entertained by the tibetans with dances and shows.  A bonfire was set up for the customers at the end of the show and people danced around the fire enjoying the music and the flavor of their lifestyle. 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Easy Prey for Thievin Wanderer

One thing about our city is that everyone is vulnerable to thieves who seems to be wandering about searching for easy prey. Once again I fell prey to these thievin wanderer on the streets that I've come to be so familiar with.

It was raining in the afternoon, as I always do when I go out, I carried my back-pack (with just two books inside) on my back walking towards my humble abode hiding under the umbrella that I was carrying. Even though I was aware that its never safe to carry bags at the back of our body, I sometimes take my chances too, partly because I get frustrated always having to stand on guard. Sometimes its easy to identify a person who could be suspected as someone who might be possibly a pick-pocket, based on a layman's judgement from their appearance, which may not be necessarily true. From experience those judgements are never really true possibly because I didn't get to see them in action or I'm just not the one they would attack. I don't know. A few thieves tried their hands on my bags but so far never made it. Some are kids, some young men and some middle aged including some beautiful girls that one would least expect!

As I was walking along the street, deep in thought, I felt pressures on my bag behind me but I didn't attend to it as quickly as I used to because I was walking deep in thought. At first I thought it might be my umbrella brushing my bag. Then suddenly the brushing became harder than before and that's when I remebered to turn my head to find a man's hand on the zipper of my bag. The man was wearing a deep oranged coloured Polo shirt and possibly in his 40's. He continued to walk as if nothing had happened. When I turned to see him in action I saw on the side of the road, a few other people staring at him in action. But the hardest thing to accept is that people turned a blind eye to these kind of thieving for fear of being a victim for helping their prey.

Once again I'm happy to share with you that I managed to get away from being pickpoketed for the ummteenth time!! Someone may call it a coincidence but I would like to call it Divine intervention!! The simple reason is that I forgot my purse and didn't carry anything valuable, except for the two books and two pens deep down inside my backpack. Also, this time I was holding my mobile phone inside my skirt pocket unlike the last time!! I was a little upset with myself when I realised that I forgot to carry my purse thinking that I would give myself a little treat by going to the foot massage. After this incident, I was inspired to be thankful to God even in simple situations like this because HE knows and CARES!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Chinese Tones

The First Tone

The Second Tone 

The Third Tone 

The Fourth Tone

This is a model of the different tones in the chinese language. The first tone is called Yi Sheng (一声),the second tone Er Sheng ( 二声),the third tone San Sheng (三声),the fourth tone Si Sheng (四声).

Picture taken at Qujiang Shi (Park)

A Budhha's Hand Citron

Fingered Citron or Buddha's Finger is native to the foothills of the Himalayas. The Greeks and the Romans used the fruit as a source of fragrance and its leaves as moth repellant. Orientals and Mediterranean countries used them as perfumes and room freshener.  Also used as a religious ceremonial ornament. 

Took this picture at Kunming Airport with Sekibuhchhuak. It's an unusual fruit that attracts my attention so I thought i might just share it. 


Friday hmasa khan free talkah "Would you like to live to be a 100? Why or Why not?" tih topic hi kan sawi hova. Hemi kan sawina atang hian tunlai thangtharte an buai lutuk tawh a khawpuiah phei chuan nu leh pa enkawltu tur an awm lova tar enkawlna hmunah an dah ringawt tawh thu te an sawi chhuak a. Chutia an sawi zarah chuan Mizoram a thihni a kan insawngbawl dante ka sawi a. Chainis ho pawh hian kan tih ang deuh hian an lo in ral ve thin a lo ni a. Thian hnaite emaw chhungte hnaite an nih emaw chuan an ralna pek a tam deuhva, hmelhriat satliah an nih chuan an pe tlem deuh a tih thu te naupang hovin an sawi a. Mizo te nen chuan in anna tak tak chu kan lo ngah viau a ni tih hi ka hmu chhuak thar zel a ni.

Tin, tar lamah hian mi kum 80 an tlin hian lawmna pui tham deuh an neihpui thin a, kum rei tak an dam tawh loh theih avangin he hun hi lawm ngei turah an ngai a ani.

Newsletter July 2008

MyUpdate 6-19 (July ‘08)
4th Septemper 2008

Tuntum chu ka zinna chanchin kan han ziak dawn a. A sei deuh a nih pawhin dawhtheih min han chhuahsak leh hram dawn nia.

Dushanzi khuaah Pathian hruaina
Xi’an atangin relin zan hnih leh ni khat kan chuan hnuah Xinjiang khawpui,Urumqi ah chuan zing dar 7 ah kan thlenga. Tichuan, rel station atanga hla vak lovah Bus station a awm a, chuta tang chuan kan kal tumna Dushanzi chu bus in kan pan phei leh a. Darkar hnih chuang kan tlan hnu chuan Dushanzi chu kan thleng ta a. Livia-I nu leh pa ten an motorin min lo hruai a. Livia-I te hian in thlenna mumal an neih loh avangin Hotelah min dah a. Rilru khawih tak mai chu, an hotel min dahna hi a tha em em mai a, ka thlen tawhnaah chuan a la tha ber awm e, a man pawh a tovin an theih tawk a tha ah min dah a ni tih a hriat theih mai a. Room zau takah khum lian tak tak pahnih, HDTV lian tak mai bangah a lo bet run mai bawk a. Tin, computer, internet connection tha tak mai nen. Bathroomah nise Hydromassage Shower Cubicle nen a loni rup mai a. A tha lutuk a a inthlahrunawm duh khawp mai. Mahse min duhsakna an lantir nan a an tih a nih avangin lawm takin kan awm ta a.

Kan thlen ni hian Livia in nu leh pa leh a unaunu ten chhunchaw dangdai tak mai min ei pui a. Yurt (nomads ho puanin) restaurantah min hruai a, beram/kel sa chi hrang hrang a siam min rawn hlui teuh mai a, ei teuh theih a chakawm hle.

Pathian remruat mak tak
Kan thlen zanah hian Livia-I nuin chaweiah min sawm veleh thunga, a thiannu a rawn hruai a. Ka nau hian high school a a thian kawm thinte pahnih a hruai bawka. Hemi tum hi chuan Chainis restaurant pangaiah min hruai ve thung. Hetia chaw ei tura kan han in singsa velah hian, Livia I nu thiannu chuan, “Puii chu Indian I ni sia sa I ei lovang a…” a ti a. “A ni chu Ctian a nia, a ei thei,” tiin ka nau chuan a lo chhang vat a. Chutia an sawi veleh chuan, “E.. a ni maw? Keipawh ka nia sin,” a rawn ti velah a. Ka nauvin Ctian a nih thu a lo sawi ve bawk a. Tichuan, hlim deuh chuan kan phul ta hlut mai a. A ni chuan Pathian a rin tan dan chanchin zawng zawng chu Chainis tawngin a sawi ta malh malh a, a chang changing ka nau chuan min lehlin sak ve a. Darkar hnih lai mai titi pahin chaw kan ei ta a ni. An inkhawmna chanchinte a sawi a, ka naute khua a ringtu chanchinte a sawi ta a. Ka nau Livia I tan hian biakin kan dil sak thin a, kan tawngtaina Pathianin min chhan sak ta a kan lawm hle.

A tuk chhun lamah khua te kan fanga, Livia school luhna te, bazaarte kan fang kual a. A tuk mai a haw tur kan nih avangin Livia I nu leh pa in Dinner ah min hruai leh a. Hemi tum a kan dinner ei hi chu a dan a dang deuh. Livia-I nu leh pa hian an fanu tan a tha tur ni a an hriat, nakin a hna pe thei tur ni a an hriatte an hmelhriat, sorkar lama thuneitu thenkhat te chu “guanxi” (inlaichinna) siam an duh avangin chaweiah chuan an sawm a keini pawh kan tel ve a. Hemi zan hi chuan a boruak a dang hle. Ka nau hian he an Chainis kalchar a an tih thin (inlaichinna suma an lei thin) hi tha a tih loh avangin lungawi lo deuhvin chaweinaah chuan a awm ve a. Keini pawnlam mi tan chuan sawitur a vang hle. Mahse an mikhuakte chuan India ram chanchinte min zawt a kei ai mahin Chaina nen an inkar boruakte an hria a, mikhual lo takin min sawngbawl a, ka rin aiin nuam ka ti ve hle.

Uighur chhungkaw inah chaw ei
Bus a kan chhuannaah ka nau hian Uighur hnam nu fel zet mai hi thian chhar thar a nei a. Hemite chhung hian chaweiah min sawm bawk si a. Vawihnih ngawt mai chawei a ngai a puar theih hle. Zan dar 9:30ah kan chawei kham hnuah chuan Uighur chhungkua te inah hian kan va kal a. Mawsawlman an ni a, an hnam tihdan a an duhsakte an hlui thin angin keini pawh kan va thleng chu dawhkan sei takah hian ei tur hi an lo dah khat vek mai a. Nuts (cashew, almonds, pista etc) chi hrang hrang manto tak tak leh chhangte min lo hlui teuh mai a. A hnuah Beram sa, a ruhkawl chhum lian pui pui mai purun nen an rawn chhawp a. Tin, Pulao (rice) tuihnai theihtawp a an siam nen chuan sa chu kan khel leh ta bawngbawng a. Chutia chaw kan eikhamah chuan dawnfawh liantawk min rawn chhawp leh. Kan puar lutuk a thuthat pawh a harsa a ni. An fanu pakhat lam thiam tak a awm a, chu chuan an hnam lam te min entir a, a hnuah lamte min zirtir a. Nuam ti tak leh kham lo takin zanlai dawnah kan haw ta ani. Kan vannei kan inti hle a. Mawsawlman ho hi kan hnam veite zinga mi an ni a hetianga an hnamzia hriat theihna huntha kan nei hi kan lawm tak zet ani.

Zan hnih Dushanzi a kan riah hnu chuan Urumqi lam panin July ni 4 khan zing dar 8 velah kan chhuak leh ta a.

Tulufan khaw lum lamah
Tulufan hi khawvel a hmun hniam (depression) tak a ni a tuipui atanga teh a feet 98 (30 metres) chauh a ni a. Urumqi chhim-chhak lam km 150 a awm a ni. Bus in darkar 5 vel tlan a ni. Urumqi a cham lovin kan pan tlang nghal a kan thlen thlak meuh chuan khua a lo lum kher mai a degree 44 0 C lai mai a lo ni a. Hotelah kan indah sawk sawk a he khua a khualzinten an tlawth thin hmun te kan tlawh a. Hmanlai khaw hlui ram tawh Jiao He leh Karez Valley an tih chu kan tlawh a (Karez= Tulufan mi te tui lak dan hming). Tulufan hi hmun hniam tak mai tlangin a hual vel a ni a, chuvang chuan a khawro in a thlaler hle mai a. Hmanlai miten tui lak dan dangdai tak mai hmangin a he khua chawm dan hi an lo hmu chhuak tawh a. Lei hnuaiah Metre 1 ½ a thukah tui kawng an lai a, boruak a a hu ral tur venhim nan chu leihnuai tui kawngah chuan tlanga vur tui te chu an luan luh tir a. Hmun hrang hrangah chutiang tui kawng chu an lai a, chuta tui luangte chua a ruam lai li ah tlinn khawm tir a chuta tang chuan an lo sem darh ve leh ta a. Chutiang chuan hmun khawro tak ni mahse tui tlachham miah lovin an awm ta a ni.

Tulufan hi a mi chengte hi Mawsawlman an ni tlangpui hlawm a. Chuvang chuan an in leh lo te pawh an hnam rawngkai a ni tlangpui hlawm a. Mahse Han ho an ram a an luh tam tawh avangin an architecture pawh hmuh tur a tlem tawh.

Zankhat kan riak a a tuk chhunah chuan Minaret te kan tlawh a. (The Mummy: Tomb of the Emperor ah pawh a lang) Tin, grape chinga eizawnna hmunpui a ni bawk a, grape chinna hmunpui Grape Valley an tih mai te kan tlawh bawk a. Grape chi hrang hrang an ngah hle. Flaming Mountain an tih kan tlawh bawk a. He tlang hi hmanlai a tlangkang atanga tuihnang lo luang chhuakin pawng leh khuar a siamte hi, ni a sat vanglai chuan mei alh ang maiin a lang thin a chuvang a a hming pawh hetiang hi a ni an ti. Kan vannei nge vanduai hriat a ni lo, kan tlawh ni hian khua a lum nep deuhva tin chhum te a awm deuhva chuvang chuan a nihna phaw chhuak khawpin a lang chiang lo.

Tlai lamah Urumqi lam panin bus in kan chho leh a, zan khat Urumqi ah kan riak leh a. Urumqi hun hi Beijing hun aia darkar hnih laia a tlai avangin, hun pahnih vawn kawp a ngai a. Tlai lam a Urumqi a dar 6 chu Beijingah chuan dar 8 a lo ni duai tawh a ni. Urumqi ah hian Youth Hostelah kan riak a, tah chuan zin veivak dang thiante kan char ve hlawm a. Chung hote nen chuan a tukah Tiachi Lake (Heavenly Lake) a kal turin kan intiam rual ta a.

Tianchi Dil kal hual chhuak
Urumqi khawchhak lam Km 110 laia hla a awm Tianchi Dil (Heavenly lake) hi, 4.9 square kilometers lai mai a zau a ni a. Nipuiah chuan zin veivakte hahchawlhnan duhthusam a ni. He dil kamah hian Kazakhs hovin an puanin “YURT” an tih chu an kaih a, chu chu zin miten man chawiin riahnan an hmang a, khawpui zi nuai nuai tlanbosan a thawk han lak nan a tha hle. Urumqi atangin darkar hnih vel tlan a ni.

Kan thiante panga leh keini pathum chu July ni 6 khan he dil lam pan hian kan kal ta a. Kan thlen chuan kan thenna pa Rashit-a chuan min lo lam vat a. Foreigner ho hian Rashit-a yurt hi an hriat laklawh avangin a tlangpuiin foreigner ho chauh mikhual a nei thin. Tin, chainis ho hian hetiang a Kazakhs ho yurt a va riahchhuah hi an ching vak lo an ti. Rashit-a fapa in min buaipui leh a a hnuah a tupa in yurt ah chuan min hruai ta a. Chhunkhaw harsat hmel tak a ni ve hlawm a, chuvang chuan an vaiin he sumdawnnaah hian an tang tlang tha hle.

Kan thleng fel a kan bukah kan indah fel a, chhun chaw kan ei kham felah chuan tlangte kan lawn a, tlai lamah UNO (card game) te kan khel a hlim takin kan hun kan hmang a.

Atukah chuan kan bula Dil chu kal hual tha ka ti tlang a, zing chawei khamah chuan kan thawmhnaw nen dil chu kan kal hual ta a. A chhukchhovin kal a hahthlak ve hle a, mahse a boruak a thiangin thlifim a thleh heuh heuh avangin hah a chawk hle. Darkar li vel kal chhuah nan kan hmang a ni. Tichuan, gatepui bulah chuan Urumqi a min dah leh tur bus in min lo nghak a, khawpui lam pan chuan kan let leh ta a ni.

Mizo ho nen chaw ei khawm
Urumqi ah hian rawngbawla awm kan thiante Pari leh Estheri an awm ve a, chawei khawm ve ngei thain kan hre si a, hun chep tak karah ka thiante pahnih chu ka hruai a kan panga chuan chaw kan eikhawm thei a kan hlim ve hle. Atuk lamah Xi’an lam kan pan thla leh ta a ni.

Nanwutai tlang lawn
Pathian hian thian tha tak tak te min pe thin a. Ka thawhpuite pahnih Simona leh Almut-I te haw hlen tur a an inbuatsaih avangin a, thiltih ho a khat dawn tawh em a vangin huhova tlanglawn tha kan ti a. July 11 khan Nanwutai tlang chu kan va lawn a. Tourist te kalna hmun lama kal lovin a tlang chhengchhe lamah kawng awm chang chang lamah chuan kan kal ta a. Hmanhmawh lutuk lovin darkar 5 lai kan kal a nuam kan ti hle. Kekawrbul kan hak vek avang leh a hmatawnga ka tan avangin chawn erawh chu hlingin a tai trial nasa hle thung.
Dam takin Aizawl thleng: July 13 ah Xi’an atanga Kunming kaltlangin Kolkatta ah ka thleng chhova, a tuk ni 14 ah Aizawl dam takin ka thleng chho.

Inneih hmang tluang
Kan unau a kan milai hmeichhia hian pasal July 18 khan tluang takin a nei a. Hei inneih hi tuntum a ka chawlh hman tinuamtu pakhat pawh a ni. Tluang takin inneih hman a ni a, kan tawngtainate Pathianin a chhanna min hmuh tir nasa hle. Pathianin ropuina chang rawh se.

Mite duhsakna dawng
Mite tlinglo taka kan rawngbawlna te min lo ngaihhlut sak ve thin a, hetia han chawlh chang hi chuan hun min lo pe zung zung thin a. Bptst English Fellshp (BEF) chuan an inkhawmnaah report pekna hun July 27 khan Chaltlang kohhranah min pe a, ka lawm hle.

Lunglei lamah
Lunglei Kohhran Office pui lamah ka va in report a, an duhsakna dawngin kan hna chungchangah pawh Substantive Post ah min lo hlankai ve avangin chung atana thiltul leh keima thiltul te buaipuiin ka kal a. Office a thawk hoten hlim taka min lo buaipuinaah ka lawm takzet a ni. Khua erawh a that duh lutuk loh avangin hritlangin min bawm duh hle.
Pathian ropui nan

Newsletter June 2008

MyUpdate 5-18 (June ‘08)
30th July ‘08

Pathian hruaina leh awmpuina in 2007-2008 semester chu tluang takin kan lo zo leh ta reng mai. Pathian min hruaina a ropui a, kohhran hote min tawngtaipuina ah leh min hriatrengnaah lawmthu ka han sawi leh e. Pathian min hruaina hi a ropui ka ti thin a, nitin hian thilmak hi ka hmu reng mai hian ka hre thin. Haw tura ka inbuatsaih rilruk tan avangin nghet lutuk lovin ka hun ka hmang a mahse he ti chung hian ka rawngbawlna kawngah malsawmna ka dawn hi ka chhiar seng lo a ni ber mai e.

Mite duhsakna dawng: January thla chawhnu lampang khan ka nau Kareni leh a unauten ka thiante nen park a lengah min sawm a. Nuam ti takin vur ten kan indo vel a. Tichuan hun a lokal zela ka nau pakhat Karen-I chuan a unauten kan bula awm nuam an tih thu leh hun remchangah min len chhuah pui an duh thu min hrilh a. Tichuan, June ni 7 kha kan hman ni awmchhun a nih avangin inhmu turin hun kan siama. Zing lamah ka thianpa nen kan bazaar a, mahse kan vahvelnaah chuan kan tluang lo angreng lutuk a lunghnur deuh hian ka haw a. Mahse ka rilruah “chawhnu lamah hian thil tha deuh a thleng dawn anga setana hian lungawilohna min siamsak a tum a niang” tiin ka inhnem a. Tichuan kan bazaar haw veleh ka nauten min lo nghah reng tawh avangin hmanhmawh takin ka naute min nghahna lamah chuan kan phei a. Ka beisei lo tak maiin Car tha zel mai hian min lo nghak a, chu mai bakah zin mite tlawh thin (Tourist Spot) tha tak mai kan kal chak em em hmunah min hruai tur thu min hrilh a kan lawm em em mai a. Tichuan, nuam ti deuhvin lui dung te kan zawh a, tuikhawhthla te kan en a, sakawr chungah te min chuan pui a. Heng hmuna kan luhna man hi a tam hle a mahse pakhatmah kan chawi a phal si lo. Lawm deuhvin nuam ti takin kan hun kan hmang chawhnu thak a. Tin ka nau unuate hian saptawng an tawng theilova, “Thank you” tih vel te hi chu an sawi ve thei. Chutiang ang chuan Chinese thiam chhun chhun hmangin kan inkawm ve a. Pathian hian min duhsak tak tak tu ringlo tu ni si te hi min pe thin a, kan phu vang pawh nilovin a hmangaihna leh kan hrehawm a phal loh zia a lantirna a ni tih ka thinlungah min hriatnawn tir thin.

Pathian nena nung tura duhthlang: Ka mail hmasa ah chuan tawitein he chanchin hi ka rawn sawi tawh a mahse chipchiar zawkin han tarlan ka duh a. Hetia ka naute nen kan leng kan haw hnu lawk hian ka nau Livia’in min rawn bia a. Tah chuan a thiante’n Pathian hnena an nun hlanve an duh a chu chu ka huaihawt theih leh theih loh thu min rawn zawt a. Tichuan a tuk chawlhni a inhmu khawm turin ruahhmanna kan siam ta a. Mahse a tukah chuan an mahni kohhhranah chuan a lo inkhawmpui a tah chuan an hotuten Pathianthute hrilhin inhlanna te an lo neih pui a. Tlai lamah chaweiah ka sawm ta thung a. Kan chaw ei khamah chuan ka inah kan haw leh dial a, engvanga Pathian kan nun a thlang nge kan nih thu te kan sawi hova nuam ti takin kan hun kan hmang ta a.

Inhlan ho zinga pakhat Amelia-i chuan heti hian a chanchin a sawi a. “College te kan kal a, thiante nen nun ho tak in kan khawsa thin a. Hunawl kan neihin KTV (Karaoke Tv) ah te, Clubah te kan hun kan hmang thin a. Kan awmho lai chuan nuam titakin kan awm a mahse hostel dormitory ah kan hawng a, a hranga kan han awm chiah hian ka nun hi a ruak ngawih ngawih thin a. Ka hlimna chuan a daih rei lo thei em em a, tin, nun awmzia hi enge ka hre lo a ni. Chutia ka ngaihtuah chang chuan ka hlim thei lo va ka ngui thin hle mai a. Mahse ka thiannu Livia-i nun hi ka en a, a nun hi a nawm hmel ka ti em em a, kan kum te a inanga kan khawvel chenna pawh a inang reng a mahse a nun a hlim em em mai chu ka awt thin a. Tichuan a nun chanchin ka zawt thin a. Ani chuan Pathian a rin thu leh a nun chu Pathianah a hlan tawh thu min hrilh a. Tin, inkhawnnaah te min hruai ve thin a. Biakina mite nun ka hmuhin hmangaihna a khat an niin ka hria a, kan society ah chuan khatiang an mi kha ka hmu ngai lo. Inhmangaih tak maia an inkawm dial dial ka hmuh te khan ka nun a khawih em em mai a. Tichuan, ringtu nih ka duh ve ta a, Pathian hnenah ka nun ka hlan ve ta a ni” tiin a chanchin hi a sawi a.

An thiannu pakhat Yolanda ti a a hming kan phuahsak chuan a chanchin ti hian a sawi ve thung a. “Graduate ka pass hnuin ka nu leh pa min rawn angin Continuing Education Department (Private a saptawng zirna department bik) ah hian ka kal tha leh a. Mahse college ka rawn kal a thian pakhat mah ka nei lova. Shaanxi province mi ka nih loh avangin ka klass pui ten min kawm duh si lova, mal takin ka awm thin a. Klass ka kal pawhin tumah ka be ngai lova, miin min biak pawh ka duh ngai lova. Klassroom chhungah pawh kan zirtirtuten min hmuh hlauvin a hnung berah ka thu a tumah be lovin ka haw leh tawp thin. Ka nun hi a beidawng em em thin a ni. Thian tha deuh mai Elaine-i ka nei a kan room a inan loh avangin an roomah hian ka awm reng thin a. Tlai khat chu keima roommate pakhat hian a mobile phone a ti bo va, ka haw tlai ber avangin ka ruk ah min puh ta a, ka ru si lova, mahse ka insawithiam ve dawn pawhin an awih si lova. Tichuan rilru na tak leh rilru hrehawm taka ka awm lai chuan ka thiannu thian Livia-i te nen hian kan inhmelhriat ta a Pathianthu min hrilh thin a. Chuta tang chuan ka khawvel thlir dan a lo danglam hret hret a, keima khawvel a ka tang a tumah pawh pawh duh lova ka awm kha ka lo danglam ta hret hret a, midang te biak duhna te kawm duhna te ka lo nei chho ve leh ta a ni. Tichuan, tunah kan thiante nun hi ka en a Pathian nen a nung a, an danglam bik tih ka hmuh hian Pathian thuawih ve ka duh a ka nun ka hlan ve ta a ni” a ti a.

Contract thar leh Visa thar siam: Kum 2008-2009 session atan Pathian hruainain tluang takin ka thawhna ngaiah contract tluang takin ka sign leh thei a ka lawm hle. Tin, visa hi contract nei lo chuan sign a theih loh avangin kan hotuten contract ka sign hnuah kum khat dang atan min siam sak leh a. Harsatna awm lova fel taka ka visa pawh tihfel a nih avangin ka lawm hle.

Ka nau ka tlawh kawng: Ka nau Livia’in saprama lehkha zirzawm a duh avangin amah thlah pah nan tiin an khuaah kal turin ka rilru ka siam a. Ni 30 zan khan relah ka nau leh kei leh kan thianpa nen relah an khaw lam panin kan chuang ta a. Zan dar 9 ah kan kal tan a, zan dar 10 velah chuan ka nau Mama’n min rawn phone a. Ka nu leh ka pa Bike a inkhawm tura an inphur chu taxi in a sut thu min rawn hrilh a. Ka thinlungah chuan “an pahnihin an thi” a rawn tih ring hian ka lo inbuatsaih a. Mahse a han sawi zel chuan, ka nu a na deuh hlek a ka pa erawh chu him pialin a chhuah thu a rawn sawi a. Ka rilruin Pathian hnenah lawmthu ka sawi mawlh mawlh a. Pathianin an nunna a zuah avangin lawmthu ka sawi a ni. Ka nu leh pa harsatna tawhah hian ka nu hian a zangruhte a sawh tawmin a dar ruh te a sawh khik avangin khumah thla khat tal mu turin doctorin a rawn a. Amaherawh chu ka nu vanneih zia hi kan sawi cham chi a ni. Doctorten tun aia a sawh nat chuan zeng tur a nih thu te an sawi a. Mahse zeng lova a awm avangin Pathian hnenah lawm thu kan sawi a ni.

Tichuan, rilru thlamuang takin, Pathianin a enkawl ang tih rilru pu in ka naute khua pawh ka tlawh theih phah ta a ni.

A changa harsa ti tak chunga ka theih anga rawng ka bawl ve thinna ah hian Pathian hian a hnathawh nasa tak min hmuh tir thin a. A bik takin ka nau pakhat kaltlanga mi pathumin Pathiana an nun an hlan thar hian min cho tharin Pathian tan tankaina nei va inhriatna min neih tir. Tling lo taka rawng kan bawlna te mal a sawm hmuh hian, Pathian rorelnaah hian thu kan neih loh zia leh keini tih nilovin rawngbawlna hun remchang min siamsak mai zawk a nih zia hi a chiang thar thin hle in ka hria. Kohhrante nen a rawng kan bawl hona zar a nih zia pawh ka hre nawn fo thin.

In mi hriatreng thinnaah lawmthu sawi chungin,

Pathian ropui nan,

Newsletter May 2008

MyUpdate 5-17 (May ‘08)
5th June ‘08

A hmasa in kan aia thi a tho leh Isua hmingin chibai ka buk a che u. Min tawngtaipuina zawng zawng avangin lawm thu ka rawn sawi leh duh a, ka email thawn lo chhiar thin tute, fuihna thu min rawn thawn thin tute avangin lawmthu ka han sawi bawk e. May thla chhung a kan awmna ram a lirnghing avanga harsatna min tuarpuitute, mipui tana tawngtaisaktute leh thawktute tan a bang lova tawngtai thin tute zawng zawng chungah lawm thu ka han sawi bawk e. Thla kalta a ka thil tawn te kan han ziak leh dawn a, tlawmngai taka min lo chhiarsak leh turin ka han ngen leh a ni.

Racheli’n pasal nei ta
Racheli chungchang hi ka newsletter ah hian ka ziak tam vak lova. Ka University thawhna hmasa a Remrema zirtir thin a ni. Rema te inah Pathianthu zirin a kal ve thin a. Amaherawh chu hna avangin Shanghai lamah a awm ta a. Inkawm ho dial dial kan nih avangin kan thiantha ve tak pakhat a ni. Tichuan, May ni 3 khan hun engmaw chen a lo haul tawh Morgan a nen an innei ta a. Jenisi Aizawlah damlohna avanga a lo haw lai a nih a, tin, Rema leh Beii an awm bawk si lova, khawhar takin keimahin an inneihna ah ka va kal ve a.

Zing dar 9 velah Racheli te in ka thlengphei a, tichuan mo incheiin a lo inchei tawh a, mopa lokal hun nghakin a thian dangte nen a roomah kan awmkhawma. Dar 10 velah an in bulah halpuah a rawn puak tawk tawk a, tahchuan mopa a lokal a ni tih an sawi a. Ri kan hriat veleh Racheli leh a thiante ho nen a roomah kan inkalh khuma, tin an kawngkharpuite an kalh veka. Chuan Mopa leh a thiante chuan room an rawn kik dawt dawt a, kawng an hawng duh loh avangin “hong bao” (envelope sen a chhunga poisa awm) chuan inchhunga awmte chu an rawn tlawn a, envelope sen chu an rawn rawlh lut a. Tichuan, kan awmna pindanah pawh chutiang bawk chuan kawngkhar chu an rawn kik a. Mahse a thiante chuan “hongbao” an ngiat a, zai turin an ti bawk a. “Hongbao” pathum vel leh mopa a zai hnu chuan kawngkhar chu kan hawn sak a. Mopa chu pangpar mawi tak kengin monu chu a hmangaih a a neih duh thu a rawn hrilh a. Tin, hmeichhe pheikhawk hi thuruk a ni a, mopa hian a zawng hmu tur a ni. Tichuan monu pheikhawk sen an zawn hmuh hnu ah artui soup an siam sak hi an pahnih chuan an in tir a. Hemi zawh hian mopa chuan monu chu a pawm chhuak a, ‘elevator’ ah inpawm lutin ‘limousine’ dum sei tak maiah chuan a pawm lut a. (Chinese hnam danah chuan monu hi an in atang hian lei rap lovin mopa in a thleng tur a nia, mahse tunlai inneih ah chuan restaurantah an lawm tlangpui) Restaurant ah inneih lawmna chawei khawmna ah chuan kan kal phei ta a ni.

Chinese inneih hi restaurant ah chauh hian ka kal thin a, mahse Racheli te inneih a an inneih sawngbawl dan hmu thei a ka awm hi ka lawm hle.

Rukru ka um
May ni 4 chawlhni khan inkhawm banah inlam panin ka hawng phei a. Kan Uni gate ka thleng tep tih hian ka ipte a sir zawnga ka ah hi a che deuh hian ka hria a. Ka ngaihtha lo chu ka hawi vat pah chuan ka ipte chu ka khawih vat a. Chutia ka hawi rual chuan pa valai tak mai cher sang lampang hian ka ipte zen a lo tum lai tak hi ka va hmu fuh a. Tichuan, ka lungawilo chuan chupa chu “I van zak thei lo” tiin saptawng chuan hau mawlh mawlh a. Tichuan ka ipte a thil a la lo ni a ka hriat avang chuan kal leh mai turin ka rilru ka siam a. Mahse ka mobile phone hi a peng a dah a ka inhriat kha ka hmu ta lo tlat mai a. Tichuan, rukru pa chuan a la a nih ngei ringin um zai ka rel ta a. Ka Chainis thiam ang chuan chupa chu ka va um phei pah chuan “Ka mobile phone min pe rawh” tiin kan Uni bul kawngpui lun laiah chuan ka um phei ta a. Ani min hlau chu a tlan kei au phei pahin ka um bawk. Tichuan, kawngpui lianzawk kan thlen chuan ral lehlam min kai san ta a. Um zui zel a him lova ka hriat avangin lungai tak chuan ka let leh ta a. Tichuan, kan gate bula parking fee khawn putar leh a thiante pathum lo thu khawm, ka awmdan zawng zawng min hmu a, misual pawh min lo hrilhrutute chu ka va hau phei ta hrep a. “Chainis ho hi, hetiang ang harsatna ah hian inpuih in tum lova a tha lo, tanpui ngai vek kan ni. Mahse in inpui duh lo reng reng a a tha lo.” tiin ka hau hrep a. Ka rilru chuan “e he rukru chungchanga Chainis ho ka zilh theihna chance” ka ti ani. Tichuan, chutia ka tih hrep hnuah chuan ka rilru in ka mobile chu ka sun ta a, kum nga lai ka lo hman tawh a nih avangin ka rilu a na khawp mai a. Mahse Pathianin a thar lei a hun a ti a nih hi ka ti a, ka in thlamuana. Haw tura ka kal chiah hi ka mobile ka kekawr ipte a ka ah pawng hi ka zuk hmu a. Ka nuih hi a za hle mai a, kalkawngah keimahin ka nui phei vur vur ringawt.

Chaina ramah hian rukru te hi an in luling em em a, mipui mimir hian rukru thil ru lai an hmuh pawhin an inhrilh emaw an um ngai lo a ni. Mi tamtak chuan heng rukru ho hi pawl anga thawk ho ni a an hriat avangin an hlauva, chuvang chuan an en liam ringawt zel. Chuvangin hetia rukru ka um pawh hi thil him ber a ni lo a, mahse ka awmna lai kha a ual au em avangin ka ngam chauh a ni. Kan thiante tamtakin an pawisa ipte te leh an mobile te camera te an hlauh laiin Pathian hruainain engmah ka la hlauh lo erawh chu ka lawm hle.

512 Wenchhuan lirnghing
May ni 12 Wenchhuan chhiatna rapthlak tak mai kha kan hre theuh awm e. Mi tam takin nunna, in leh lo leh neih zawngzawng an chan a. Mi tam takin nu leh pa, fate, pi leh put e, tute an chan a Chaina ram mipuite thinlung a chhun a ni. Kha lirnghing avanga harsatna kan tawhte tlem ka rawn ziak tawh a, vawiin ni thleng hian lirnghing hlauh avanga puanin a zan la riak te kan khuaah pawh hmuh tur an la awm a ni. Kan department phei chuan ni ruk lai chawlh a puan phah a ni.

He ramah hian kum nga lai mai ka lo awm ve dawn ta a, hetiang ang reng reng a he ram mite sawi danglam thei thil hi ka awm chhung hian ka la tawng lo. Harsatna rapthlak tak mai a ni a, thite, an awmna chin hriatlohte mi tam tak a awm a, a buaipututen an nun an chan phah bawk. Hetiang ang vanduaina ni mahse ram dang mi mit atanga ka lo thlir danah chuan he harsatna karah hian thil lawmawm tak tak ka hmu in ka hria. Harsatna liantham an tawh chuan mipuite rilruah midangte tanpui duhna thinlung a lian em em a, tin, inpum khat em em mai a harsatna tuartute tanpui tura an pen dial dial han hmuh hi a ropui ka ti. Kan dept. ah te pawh vehbur an khawn a ka students te pawhin an pocket money an khawl a, ka beisei aia tam tanpui nan an pe hlawm a ni. Mi tam takin an hriatchhuah thar, lawmawm bera ka hriat chu, he khawvelah hian sum leh pai um a tlan vak vak hian awmzia a neih loh zia an hre chhuak thar. Sum leh paite in leh lo ro te hi minute khat lekah chan vek theih leh hloh vek theih a nih zia hrechhuak thar tam tak ka thiante zingah pawh an awm a. Tin, sum leh pai um aiin inlaichinna tha neih a hlutna an hmu chhuak thar. Ka zirtirte zingah ngei pawh ka naupang thenkhatte ngaituahna hmang tam deuhte chuan classmate te nena mahni hmasial lova inngeih taka awm a thatna an hmu chhuak thar hian nasa takin min fuih a ni. Tin, a pawimawh ber mai leh lawmawm berah chuan ka naute ho ngei pawhin mihring chakna te hian min chhanhim lohzia leh Pathian chauhva innghah hlutna an hmu chhuak thar nasa hle a, hei hi ka lawmna ber a ni. Lirnghing avanga harsatna hian rei tak he ram hi a nghawng dawn a chuvang chuan tawngtainaah bang lova kan tawngtaipui chhunzawm zel a hlu hle.

Gladys Aylward-i in ka hmu ta!
May ni 23 - 24 khan ka thenawnnu leh a thiannu leh ka thawhpui Simona nen kan thawhna rama kum 1930 vela lo thawk thin Gladys I in tlawhin kan zin chhuak a. He nu chanchin hi tlem ka mail hmasaah te ka rawn ziak tawh. Japan nena he ram an indo laia naupang za rual Xi’an a tlang chhengchhe tak kara him taka hruai thlengtu kha a ni. Kan thenawm hmar lam province Yangcheng an tih khua ah khawsa thin a ni a. He khua hi kan awmna atangin bus kal a awm loh avangin a thenawm khuaah zan kan riak a. A tuk ni 24 khan taxi in Gladys I in en turin darkar 3 vel kan in khalh leh a. Tin, hmun lar tak a nih lem loh avangin a khua kan thlen pawhin kan zawng rei hle. Ka rilru a beidawng lek lek tawh tiin pa pakhat hian a lo hre hlauh mai a, chupa zarah chuan kan zawng hmu ta a ni. Pathian min hruaina ngei niin kan hria a ropui kan ti. Gladys I in hluiah chuan tumah an awm lova, a inkalh thap mai a. Mahse a thenawmah erawh chuan cheng a awm nual. Hmanlai Chainis in dik tak kha a la ni a, a nih ngai ngaiin a la awm niawm tak ani.

Hetiang hmu thei a ka awm hi ka lawm a, nasa takin Gladys I nun hian ka nunah thu a sawi avangin vanneih thlak ka ti. Ka ngaithuahna a kalsual changin Gladys I nun hi ka ngaihtuah vat a min fuih thar thin.

Pathian chauh a ropui nan

In rawngbawlpui


Issues of the mind!

In ngaihtuah ve ngai em....Isuan "A lan angin ngaihtuah suh ula, fel takin ngaihtuah zawk rawh u." "Do not judge or you too will be judge..." tihin Pathian lehkhabuah ziak kan hmu a. Isua hnugzui a a thuzawm inti te leh chanchintha hril a vahvaih pui inti te hian he thu hi ngaithuah chiang ila kan zawm em tih hi han inzawt ta theuh ta ila, kan van tlingzo awm lo hlawm em ka ti thin.

Hmanni ah kan thiannu pakhat nen nu pakhat chanchin kan sawi thuak a, chu ta a thilsawi chuan ka rilru a dek zar mai a. "A hmel enin a chak loh hmel em ka rilru a hmin tlat lo," tiin a rilru min hrilh a. Ka rilru ah ngaihtuahna a ti thui hle.

Ringlo mi tam tak ka kawm thin a, ringtute min hmuh a an hnualna em em ni a ka hriat fo thin chu kan "judgemental" lutuk a min hmuhna thin hi a niin ka hria. Mahni pawh kan fihlim chuan lohna leh kan fel fai lohna si ah hian midang ten an tih a nih chuan kan sawisel in kan hmu tlinglo zung zung mai thin. Hei hi Pathian duh loh zawng tak a ni tih pawh kan hre reng si a kan ti leh tho si thin hi!! Ka ngaithuah thin a, he thil hian hun rei tak atang khan min tibuai tawh a. Engtinge he sual lak atang hian ka fihlim theih ang tiin ka suangtuah nasa thei hle thin. Ringlo tu satliah pawh nilo "Pathian a awm lo" ti a in zirtirna hmunpuiah kan awm a. Tin, ramdang mi Ringtu te laka hel tak tak tam tak bulah kan awm a, ringtute chu judgemental (mizo tawngin ka dah thiamlo) turah min ngai nghal ringawt mai te hian rilru a tina thin.

Mihring rilru hi hriat thiam a har a nih hi.... Pathian ka thiam angin ka rawn ve thin he mi chungchang ah hian. Keimah ngei pawh hi hemi rilru put hmang lo awm thinah hian ka theih ang ang a inven ka duh thin.

A chang chuan ka naupang te inah lengin ka sawm a, kan han ti ti tak tak hi chuan mak tak tak a an thuruk te min hrilh bawrh bawrh te an awm thin. An hawn hnu a ka inngaihtuah vang vang hian engtia en zui tur nge tih ka ngaihtuah vang vang chang te hi a awm thin a ni. Heng mite hi Pathian thu a hruai luh ka duh si chuan en danglamna awm miah lova ka kawm zui theih an ngai si.

Ka ngaithuah chhuah a tha ka hriat tak chu, hetianga mi va sawisel chakna rilru neih veleh hian "Keipawh ka fel fai bik loh avangin, sualna leh tlin lohna nei ve tho ka ni chuvang chuan ka en kawi mai tur a ni lo" ti a inngaihtuah vat hi a tha ta viauin ka hria.... Heti chuan hian ka rilru ah ka sual ber pawl a la ni tho awm e.... a har a ni ber mai.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Newsletter April 2008

MyUpdate 5-16 (April ‘08)

4th March’ 08

Rawngbawlpui duhtak te, 

Hun hi a kal duak duak a, thla hnih chiah zirtirna hun kan lo nei leh reng tawh mai. Chhungte, thiante kan hmuh leh hun tur hi kan chhiar tawp thei dawn lo a nih hmel. Kan chanchin min lo chhiar sak thin ten in hlawkna in lo neih ve te min han hrilh thin a a lawmawm ka ti a, han ziah chhunzawm zel pawh min ti phur hle a ni tih ka han sawi hmasa duh a ni. April thla chhung a Pathian hruaina ka dawn te ka han ziak leh dawn a ni. 

Mithite pual a Kut lawm:  Chainiis ho kut pawimawh tak mai “Qing Ming Jie” an tih a saptawng chuan “Tomb Sweeping Festival” an tih mai chu April ni 5 khan lawm a ni a. Sorkar in chawlh chi hrang hrang an neih te a thlak danglam zarah tun kum atang hian he kut hi Sorkar chawlhah puan a lo nita a. Kan kut chi hrang hrang chanchinte klasrumah ka sawi fo thin avangin, a chawh rual nan a tha a ka hriat avangin he kut hi klasah ka tih pui ve a. 

He kut hi mi chi hrang hrang hnen atanga ka ngaihthlak in an lawm dan a inang vek lem lo.  A tlangpui in hetiang hi an lawm thin. Zingah thovin thlanmual lam an pan a, tichuan an chhungte, an pi leh pu boral tawh te, leh an chhungte thlan chu an phiat fai a. Mombati sen hi thlan lung sir ve ve ah an chhi a, hal rimtui te an hal bawk a. Ei tur tui hnai an chhungten ei ve se an tih te, zu tui tha te thlanah chuan an dah a, pawisa lem te, fridge lem te, lehkha chehmawi mihring lem te, car lem te, mobile phone lem te, TV lem te, an chhungten nei ve se an tih zawng zawng lem kha an hal ral a. Hetianga an hal ral hian an chhungte kha an khawvel awmnaah khan an retheih lutuk loh nan te leh ngei lova an awm nan an ti thin a ni. Chrysanthemum par hi thlanah chuan an dah bawk thin. Tin, khaw thenkhatah chuan  hmeichhiaten thlan an phiahfai a thiang lova, an phiah ve chuan an sam a tuak vek turah an ngai. Tin, hemi ni hian thawmhnaw dum lampang an ha a, an lu ah puanvar an hreng a, tin, an kawrah Chrysanthemum par an tar bawk thin. Hetianga an sawngbawl zawh hian an pi leh pute hma ah chuan thingthi in vawi thum an bawkkhup (kowtow) a, tin, kutsuihin an lu an bu bawk a. Hei hi an zah entir nan an ti thin. Tin, he kut hi lungaihna ni a ngaih a ni a, thlanah chuan an tap vak vak bawk thin a ni a, an pi leh pute thlarau chu an bia a an chanchinte an hrilh bawk thin. 

He kut chanchin hi ka hre tawh tho nain hetia klasrum a han tih tak ah chuan mi chi hrang hrang tih dan inang lo te hriat thar ka neih phah a ka hlawkpui phian a ni. 

Ka nau Doris-I te khuaah zin:  Kan Uni Foreign Affairs Office in kan khaw thenawm maiah zirtirtute a zin chhuahpui trumin ka kal ve thei lova.  Vanneih thlak tak maiin ka zirlai pakhat hi kha mi khua atanga lokal kha a lo awm a. Tichuan, Mithite Pual kut chawlh hmang khan kan thawhpuipa Simon a leh a unaupa nen kan va zin ta a. Kan zin chhuah ni hian mi an tam lutuk a, ticket lak chhung leh bus a luh chhung pawh darkar hnih kan seng a ni. (Helai ramah hi chuan chawlh hlek chuan mi an zin sup sup a zin hi a buaithlak thei hle.) 

Ka naute khua Zhou Zhi hi chhun dar 12:30 velah kan thleng a a nu leh pa unaupa ten min lo hmuak a. Chhunchaw min eipui a, kan eikham veleh Hotelah kan innghat nghal a. He mi ni vek hian an khaw bul hnaia zin veivakte ten an thlawh thin Louguantai chu kan va thlawh a. Vanneih thlak takin Simon a zirtirte kan va kalna khuaah hian an lo awm a chumi te nen chuan kan kal ho ta dial dial a. Confucius a zirtir Laozi-a temple kan thlawh hmasa a, chumi atang chuan Louguantai chu kan tlawh leh a. Hei hmunah hian mau (bamboo) park an siam a mau chi hrang hrang an dah a a nuam hle. Heta tang hian tlang kan lawn a, darkar thum dawn lai kan kal a, a hahthlak in a thui khawp mai. Kawng chanve ah chuan kirleh kan chak hle a mahse thil tih tan tawh tih zawh loh kan hre si a kan lawn ta tang tang a, a tawp kan thleng thei chu kan lawm hle. 

Tlaiah ka thianpa zirlai nu leh pa ten chaweiah min sawm a, kan lawm hle. Lo nei mi an ni a, an tan fawreiner  kan nih angin chaweia min sawm kha thil awlai tak a ni lo tih kan hria a, chuvang chuan a ropui kan ti a, vannei pawh kan inti hle. An eitur neih tha leh chawhmeh tuihnai tak tak te min rawh chhawp hnur mai a, thingtlang mi tan chuan an insenso nasat pawh kan ring. Chainiis kalcharah hian zu hi a pawimawh em em a, an mikhual tha te hlui hi an tih makmawh a ni. Keini pawh min hlui ve ngei a mahse an pa ber chu ka konvins thei hram a min in luih tir lo. Khawkherh ching khua an nih avangin khawkherh kan ei nasa hle. An chanchin ka hriat chak avangin ka tawng thiam ang angin an ka zawt ve a nuam an ti ve hle.  Riak turin min sawm ve ngawng ngawng a mahse chu erawh chu kan tih puitling sak theih ta lo a ni. 

A ni hnih na: A ram chhehvel awmzia kan hriat loh avangin ka nau Doris-I ah chuan kan innghat tawp a. A tukah chuan dar 9 ah bus stationah kan kal lehna tur khua, Heihe (Lui dum) khaw bus nghakin kan ding vang a. Mahse a rawn kal vat loh avangin Doris-i chuan a pa chu fawn in a va bia a. Tichuan, a rawn kal tur thu a sawi a kan lo nghak ta a. Kan beisei phak loh chuan Dorisi pa chuan Bus a rawn khal phei a, chu chuan min hruai tur thu a sawi a. Tichuan, chumi khua a kal va duh dang te kan nghak khawm a kan kal ta a. (Dorisi nu leh pa hian Bus an nei a, a pan a khalh a a nu conductor a ni nghal a ni.) He khua hi sorkarin ramsate a humhalhna khua a nih avangin a luh man ringawt pawh pakhat tan an pawisa in 40 ¥ lai a ni (230/-vel). Tichuan, ticket an lei sup sup lai chuan keini chu Dorisi pa hmelhriat neih that zarah kan pathum chuan a thlawnin kan lut leh ta dial mai a. Pathian min hruainaah mak ka ti tluang hle. Darkar thum kan tlan hnuah Heihe khua chu kan thleng a. 

Kan tum ram kan thleng a, chaw te kan ei a riahna te kan tihfel velah, kan thlenin pa in an khua bul hnaia zin mite tlawh thin hmunah min hruaia. Tlang hmingthang tak “Thaibai” tlang bulthutah hian min dah a. Chumi tlang luhna chu thir kawngkhar leh thirlenin an hung a, a rukin kan lawn liam mai a, chumi tlang a lui luangah chuan kan kal mai a. Ka nau Dorisi chuan chutiang an kan lawn liam mai chu mak a ti hle mai a. Mahse a ni pawh chuan min zawm ve mai a. 

Kan thlenin pa motor a min nghak reng kha kan haw tir a, luidung zawhin kan thlenna khaw lampang pan chuan haw zai kan rel ta a. Ka nau Dorisi bawk chuan mak a ti hle mai a, khatiang anga luidung zawh a haw tur chuan a lo ngaituah ngai lo a ni. Mahse kan han kal tak tak chu a nuam ti ber ber ah a tanga, fawreiner leh Chainiis ho in an lohna te a zir phah nasa a a lawm hle. Hetia kan haw kawngah hian pitar te tak te lui a insu haw tur hi kan nang fuh a, an inah kal kan dil a kan zui haw ta a. Thingtlang tak tak khawsak dan te kan hmuh phah a, a hlawk awm kan ti hle. Darkar hnih dawn lai kan kal hnu chuan thim hmulah kan thlenna khua kan thleng thei. 

Zan lamah Pathian hnena inhlanna hun neih tha a kan hriat avangin kan pali chuan tawngtai inkhawm kan hmang. Ka nau pawh a inhawng hle. 

A ni thumna: Kan haw tum ni hian kan awmna khua atangin bus kal remchang chang tura kan rilru kan siam laiin, Dorisi pa chuan min lam tura lokal a tum thu min rawn hrilh leh a. Kan hawna tur bus kan ngah pah chuan luidung chu kan fang leh a, chainiis hla te kan Pathian fakna hlate kan sa hova nuam ti takin kan hmang leh a. Tichuan, min lo hruai bus a lo thlenga kan zarah midang tamtak an haw ve bawk a. Ka naute khua kan thleng a, a nu leh pa’n chaw min ei pui leh a, hemi zawh hian bus stationah kan va kal a mi an tam lutuk a taxi in min thawn hawng a tluang takin kan awmna khua chu zan dar 8:30 velah kan thleng phei leh a ni. Pathian min hruaina a ropui kan ti a, kan beisei loh leh rinloh lamah mi thatna zar kan zo nasa a a ropui kan ti hle. 

Lawmthu sawi nan: Class kan tan leh veleh kan naute kan zin chhunga min buaipuina avangin lawmthu sawi kan duh si a. Ni 11 tlai khan kan naute ho zawng chu chaw kan ei chhuah pui a, khawthlang nun an hriat nan tiin café ah kan hruai bawk a. Nuam ti t akin hun kan hmang ho. Kan naute pawh an lawm ve hle. 

Chaw eiah min sawm:  Kan Foreign Affairs Office a kan hotupa hian kar tin Taiji min zirtir thin a, hemi zarah hian inthianna tha tak kan neih phah hlawm a. Tichuan, ka thawhpui thian thenkhatte nen a nupui a chhungte inah chaw eiah min sawm hlawm a. An chhungkaw thlalak te kan en hova, Maozedong a sipai thlalak te kan en hova. An chhunkaw chanchinte, Cultural Revloultion lai a an awm dan te min hrilh a, nuam ti takin hun kan hmang hova. Hetianga an chhungkua a min sawm hi a lawmawm kan ti a ramdang mi ni mah ila nuam taka hun kan hman theihna tur leh Chaina ram mite nun thukzawk hriatna hun min siamsak niin kan hria. 

Doris-i inpuanna:  “never eat alone” tih lekhabu ka chhiarah chuan, hlawhtlinna rahbi pakhat chu  ‘inlaichhinna” (relationship) leh “thilphalna” (generousity) a nih zia a ziaktu pa Keith Ferrazzi chuan a rawn tarlang a. He ngaihdan hian ka rilru a hneh hle a, tichuan ruahhmanna ka siam ve ta a. Inlaichhina tha ka neih belh zel theih nan tiin mi a tam thei ang ber chawei chhuah pui te, ka inah thingpui ina sawmah te tan lak ka tum ta a. Monday tlaiah hian Tennis, Simon a nen kan khel thina, mahse mikhaul a neih avangin kan inkhel thei lova. He hunah hian Dorisi, kan zirlai min zinpui tu kha chaw ei leh thingpui inah ka sawm ta a. Tichuan, ka ina a awm chhung chuan a a lawmthu leh a chanchin chi hrang hrang min hrilh ta a, a ropui ka tih em avangin ka han tarlang dawn ange. 

Pui, nula mawlmang te ka ni a, fawreiner thian hi ka nei ang tih hi ka suangtuah phak ngai lo. Hun engemaw ti lai atang khan ka pa in ka zirlaiah tan la turin min fuh nasa a, tichuan, ka rilru ka siam ta a. Saptawngah hian hmasawn ka duh avangin zak chung chungin I klasah khan I tanpuina ka rawn dil a. I free-talk ah khan ka lo kal a nasa takin min pui a, ka lawm a a mak pawh ka ti. Thian tha tak ka nei che hi ka lawm tak tak a ni. Pathian hnathawh a ni in ka hria”, a ti a. 

Hetia Pathian hming a lam takah hian, engvanga Pathian tih ni a a hriat nachhan te ka zawt chhunzawm zel a. Ti hian a chanchin min hrilh ta a. Tlai khat chu eng kan neih loh avangin tih tur ka hre lova, ka thianpa ka fawn a, a ni chuan ringtu ho inkhawmna a a kal thu min  hrilh a. Kal ve ka dil a, mahse a chang chang chauhva a kal thin avangin midang kal thin hnenah min inhmelhriattir a, (he a hmelhriat thar hi ka zirlai hlui chanchintha thehdarhna lama hma nasa tak a la mek a ni). Tichuan, chawlhni zingah chuan ringtu inkhawmnaah chuan min hruai ta a. Biakinah chuan thusawitu chuan, biakin la kal ngai lo vawikhat kalna ni ho zawng kha min din chuah tir a. Pulpit hmaah chuan min ko khawm a, min tawngtai sak ta a. Hetia min tawngtai sak lai hian mipui ho chuan hla an lo sa a, an hla sak thu ah chuan “Isuan a hmangaih che” tih hla hi a ni. Khatia min tawngtai sak a hlate an lo sa khan ka thinlung hi khawih lutuk a, ka mittui hi a tla zawih zawih a. Khatiang ang reng reng khan ka rilru hi khawihin a la awm ngai lo. Tichuan, kha mi ni atang khan Pathian hnenah ka nun ka hlan ta a ni, March ni 30 chawlhni khan. Inkhawm ho te ka hmuh khan an bula nuam ka ti a, min hmangaih a ni tih ka hre thei a ni” tiin min han hrilh ta a. A ropui ka ti lutuk hi ka ngaihthlak lai pawhin ka mittui a tla. 

Tichuan, Pathian hnenah a nun a hlan atanga a nun lo danglam tak zel dan ka zawt chhunzawm zel a, heti hian min chhang leh a. “Pathian ka rin hma kha chuan, klasrumah thutpui te nen intih thiamloh nite kan nei thin a, khatiang hunah khan ka thin hi a rim thei lutuk a, mahse tunah chuan ka ngai pawimawh thei tawh lovin ka thin a rim tawh ngai lo reng reng, ka rilru in a nep em mai ka ti thei tawh. Tin, kan klasah hian hmeichhe ho hian min er lutuk a a chhan ka hre mai si lova, mahse kan klasah pakhatna ka nih zel thin vangin min lo er a ni tih ka hre chhuak ta a. Hetia ka hriatchhuah hnuah hian ka rilru a na tawh lo, an ni hian min er in min ngeih lo mahse, thiantha pawh nei lo mah ila, Pathianin min hmangaih tih ka hria a ka lawm ani. Tin, thil dang pakhat leh ah chuan, a hma chuan tanpui ngaite ka tanpui hian ka inchhuangin titha ka inti a ka chapo pui thin, mahse tunah chuan ringtu ka nih angin ka tihtur dik tak ka ti a ni tih ka hria a, ka inchhuang ngam tawh lo reng reng a ni,” tiin min hrilh a. 

Dorisi nun a thil thleng zawng zawng a sawi hi thla khat pawh a tlin hma a a nuna a hmuh chuah te a ni a,ka ngaihthlak hian a ropui ka ti a, a ma tana tawngtaisakna te ka nei a. Dorisi nun a thil thlengah Pathianin ka tel lova thil a tih theihzia min hmuh chian tir hle in ka hria. Amaherawh chu a hnathawh te a par min hmuh tir a ni tih ka hria a Pathianah erawh chuan ka lawm hle thung a ni. Hetiang ang hmu tlak a min ngaih avangin Pathianah ka lawm ani. Tunah hian Awlimpik lo thleng tur avang hian sawkar a khirh thar em em mai a, Dorisi te pawhin chawlhni apiangin invennan an inkhawmna an sawn a ngai a. Tin, sawrkarin sakhaw zalenna kan pe che u a an ti a mahse ringtute zalenna an nei si lo hi ka nau hian hriattiam harsa a ti. Hetiang harsatna hi a la hmachhawn dawn chauh avangin tawngtaipui pawh a ngai hle. 

Mt. Hua lawn: Pathianin helaia ka thawhnaah hian thian tha tak tak te min pe thin a, Germany nula fel tak mai nen hian kan inkawm ve thin a. Chaina ramah kum 7 a awm hnuin tun kum nipui chawlhah hian haw hlen turin a inbuatsaih a. Kan thian dun a kan hun hnuhnung lam a nih avangin tih tur kan dap a, tlang lawn duh hi tha viau a kan hriat avangin kan awmna atanga hla vak lo, darkar 1:30 vel tlanah hian tlang hmingthang tak mai Mt. Hua an tih chu ni 25 leh 26 khan kan lawn dun ta a. Ni 25 ni hian kan khua atangin zingah kan chhuak a,  chumi tlang bulthut atang chuan tlai dar 2 atangin kan lawn tanin zan dar 8 ah Khawthlang lam hawi tlang chhip kan thleng a. A sang lai ber hi 2086.6 metres (6,845ft) a ni. Hetah hian Taoist Temple a awm a, chumi bulah chuan hotel ah kan thleng a, a boruak a dang hle. He tlang hi a ko em avangin hmun thenkhatte chu a hlauhawm hle. A tuk zing dar 5:30 ah thovin ni chhuak kan thlir a, tichuan dar 10 ah tlang chhip atang chuan kan haw thla leh a, kawng dangah haw in darkar 8 kan kal thung. 

Kan tlanglawn hi kan hahpui duh hle a mahse hetiang anga hriselna tha min petu Pathianah hian ka lawm a ni. 

Mahni in fuih thar:  Tlem lai deuh atang khan ka nun hi ka chhut thin a, lawm lohna tur hi ka hmu ta fo a ni tih ka hmu a. Tichuan, engvanga lungawilohna tur hmu fo ta nge ka nih tih ka ngaituah a. Tah chuan Isua ah ka mit fu lovin keimah ka lo inbih nasa lutuk a, keimah ka lo indah ropui lutuk a ni tih hi ka hmu chhuak a. Chuti tak a ka pawimawhna chhan tur kha ka chhut a ka hmu si lo. Khawlai ka vah velnaah te ka hawi vel a kei ai a chan chhe tak tak mai kutdawhte, bawlhlawh bawm haite ka hmu a. Hengte hian enge sawisel an neih le…sawisel thei dinhmunah ding se kei aiin sawisel tur an ngah fe zawk awm si a. Kei chu nghei lovin, inchhung nuam takah ka awm a, an neih phak loh tha zawng zawng ka nei a, ei tur tha ka ei bawk a. Lawm lo tur ka nih loh zia ka hrechhuak thar nasa hle a.  Tunah hian nitin hian thil hote te ah lawm ka zir thar leh ta a, nasa takin he ka ngaihtuahna sukthlek ka thlak hian min pui a keimah pawh ka hlim phah hle. Amaherawh chu nitin hian infuih thar reng erawh chu a ngai. Lal Isua grape hrui taka ka awm reng hi ka rahchhuahna tur a ni tih Pathianin min hriattir leh hi ka lawm hle. 

Ka han ziak thui ta hle mai a, tlawmngai taka min lo chhiarsak leh turin ka han ngen a che u. Pathian zarah hian sawi tur hi rinai hian a lo tam ve thin a. In mi hriat rengna ah lawmthu ka han sawi nawn leh mawlh mawlh e. 

Pathian ropui nan,   


(Kan awmna hi kan fimkhur deuh avangin tawng thu ah te a fimkhur thei ang bera ziah a ngai a, min lo hrethiam turin ka han ngen a che u.)