Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas fever in Thailand

When December month comes, once more Thailand becomes colorful. The lights on Christmas trees, stadium decorations, models and merry Christmas songs fascinates people in and around the country. For many Thai Christians here, spending time with family, going to church, remembering Christ’s birth and His mission to save humanity from sin are all important.
The Christmas day has been celebrated by billions of people around the world as Jesus Christ birthday and most western countries observe it on 25th December. While the exact date is debatable. Christmas is a very special holiday to many people, both Christian and non-Christian. For countries that have
 Christian backgrounds, there
 are a number of different ways 
the holiday is remembered,
 including the length of the celebration.
For both Christian and non-Christian, the holiday is celebrated with special foods, gift giving, decorations, songs, caroling and giving to those in need. While many other holiday elements exist such as Santa Claus, Christmas trees, ornaments, reindeer, and decorative lights, the heart of Christmas is giving. One will often find that those who participate in the holiday see it as a time of expressing love through giving and this is closely linked to the greatest Gift that God made for all humanity.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Words from Bhutanese Gold Medalist

On 10th December, I met with Master Ugyen Wangchuk, a Bhutanese Fourth Dan black belt Karate Master on his way back from Japan, who recently won Gold Medal in World Suzuki Karate Tournament held in Tokyo, Japan.

Getting to know marshal art is not an easy game, yet through is hard work and his collective patience made him to win international Gold Medal in Karate. As I know, he is an enthusiast master, who consistently advocates Karate for future Bhutanese.

He said, Karate is great exercise, a competitive sport, body building physique, technique, discipline, self-esteem and confidence. More than a medal, he was happy to gain new skills and experiences that he can use to train his students back at home. 

Master Ugyen Wangchuk

Master Ugyen Wangchuk