Why Shopping Online is Totally Safe


Millions of items are available at international online shopping sites like Aliexpress. That too at a cheaper rate and items which are not available in Thimphu City yet.

But should I buy?

If you ask this question to your friend, I am sure you will get the answer “Online Shopping is risky. What if the item does not reach?”

This can fire up your anticipation of online shopping or let your dream remain as a dream only.

It’s okay guys, I know what’s in your mind at the moment. I have been there. But now I am a happy customer of Aliexpress.

So today in this very first article of ThimphuShoppers.com, I am going to share why buying online from AliExpress or other shopping site is completely risk-free.

Following are the reasons:

1. My Personal Experience

I am a guy, probably the first in Bhutan (Maybe Not) to try out Aliexpress. It was two years back.

Right after getting my credit card, I ordered an item worth of $20. It was free shipping and the item was located somewhere in China. After few hours, I received a message saying that my item is being shipped. And the expected delivery was less than 35 days.

I took granted that it was just a fraud and I have wasted my hard earned $20.

Weeks passed and I almost forgot about my order. I received a call from Bhutan Post and informed me that I got a parcel.

I was confused and wondered who would send me a parcel. Upon reaching Bhutan Post, when they handed me a well-packaged item with the name Aliexpress on it. I was shocked and in fact, I felt a joy in my heart.

From that day till today, I have been shopping from Aliexpress and even my friends started as well. This year is my third year as a happy customer of Aliexpress.

2. AliExpress international terms and conditions

Aliexpress is the largest shopping site in the world after Amazon. They are ruled by international Custom and Revenue, International Quality checkers and all the items are being quality assured by the terms and conditions.

As being an international company, they assure that all items are prechecked, properly packaged with safety measures in it and make sure that items reach the destination. So don’t have to worry about anything, your single complaint against them can damage their reputation and penalized by international lawmakers. Therefore, it’s a risk-free thing.

3. Trusted by Billions around the world

Almost from all the countries in the world, they shop from Aliexpress. Be it young or old, expensive items or cheap billions of items are being purchased and shipped from Aliexpress.

If you visit the site, you can see a lot of comments and reviews. Those are also just like me, a happy customer.

4. Instant messaging system.

Each item has a different seller. If you choose any product, you can see an option to contact the seller. Here you can directly message the sellers, discuss the sizes, their shipping methods and whatever question you ask, they answer it.

What’s more fascinating is, all the sellers can understand and write English. But of course, don’t expect them to reply to a guy from the United States.


If you are out there somewhere in Bhutan, who want to order online. Don’t be afraid, I have been doing it from past two years and it is totally risk-free. If you are still not convinced, try it yourself. Order something cheap of $5 worth, I can guarantee, you will order more next time.

I hope this article helped you to clarify the doubts. Don’t hesitate to drop a comment or message me on Facebook or through this website. I will be glad to help and assist you.

Episode 5 – Prophecy in Dream

Episode 5 Prophecy in Dream

“Hello Miss” we are about to reach. A bus conductor tried to wake up Dechen, but no response. She was dead.

The bus conductor tabbed on her shoulder.

“Hello Miss, Wake up. We are here” louder this time.

Dechen slowly opened her eyes and got frightened from the loud voice. She would have slapped her in fright if she did not realize sooner that she is on a bus towards her home with a mission.

“Oh, sorry! Thanks.” Dechen Responded.

She turned around and saw many strangers staring at her.

“What did I do?” she thought. “Hope I didn’t do anything in my sleep?”

On the other hand, all passengers on the bus took a sigh of relief, she is alive and not dead.

Dechen fell a sleep the entire journey as she hasn’t slept last night. She slept like a dead person the entire journey and everyone would have placed a bet that she was dead.

Dechen stretched her stiff body a bit and looked out the window. It was green and fresh. She opened the window and let the cool breeze touch her face.

Her hair danced with the rhythm of the breeze, and she closed her eyes to listen to the music of nature. The soothing sound of the countryside made her forget that she was going to get married soon and all her dreams gonna be shattered. She took a deep breath and opened her eyes slowly. She then carefully looked outside to enjoy the silent serenity of the countryside paddy fields.

“Wait a minute. Hello Mister.” She called the Bus conductor.

“Where the hell am I? Where are you taking me? Why am I here? HELP HELP” she shouted with fear. All the passengers on the bus stared at her as if they saw a Mental patient.

“You are about to reach Mandula. Please check your ticket.” The bus conductor answered angrily.

She quickly took out her ticket from her red backpack. The conductor was right, “Seat number 7B, To Mandula.”

“Did I ask the wrong ticket? Or did the woman in the counter heard wrong?” She tried to recall the bus terminal in the morning but all she could remember was her sleepy eyes, yawn and getting inside the bus. But she could not remember the ticket she asked for.

She was on the wrong bus towards the wrong direction, Mandula, a place where she has never been to or heard of.

Episode 4 – Prophecy in Dream

Episode 4 Prophecy in Dream

“Bye Dechen, take care and congrats.” And Tshomo left.

Nothing was helping to cheer her up. Every try she made was indeed making her worst.

“Ah…. What should I do?”

“If I don’t act now, it will be too late.” Dechen talked to herself.

“I wish someone can hear me”

But it was only the walls of her room who heard and answered silently.

“I need to do something about it”

She imagined the murder scene again, but instead of Tshomo, it was her fiancee Sonam.

The next moment she was in jail. “Ah, not a good idea.”

Another thought.

“I will tell Dad, that Sonam is a cheater. Maybe I will ask Tshomo to flirt with him and set up a situation of catching him red-handed.”

“But if he finds, we are dead meat.”

Bad idea again.

She could not think of anything further other than banging her head on the silent walls which were listening and answering silently.

“I think I should talk to Dad instead.” She felt better as if it was the cure she was waiting for.

“He is my Dad, after all, he will surely understand me.”

She thought there is no harm in trying and would make her feel better rather than living in regrets for decades.

Dechen decided to visit her Dad personally. “It will be difficult to convince over phone”

She quickly took a shower which made her even better but kept on praying and wishing to god. “Please say Okay, Dad.”

After few minutes she was out on the streets towards the bus station which was few steps away from her apartment.

Her hair was still wet and she was wearing a woolen brown sweater with faded blue jeans which matched with her eyes. As usual, she carried her regular red backpack which carries all her necessary tools that keeps her beautiful.

She walked faster than her normal speed and reached the bus station.

She bought a ticket and was finally on the way home.

Usually, she feels an excitement and happy but it was different this time, it was a mixture of happiness, sadness, excitement, fear, and worries.

She was on the way to meet dad, and tell him that she is not going to marry.

To tell him to cancel all the wedding preparations and to tell him that half-completed preparations for the wedding are wasted.

Finally to let her Dad go through the pain and shatter the dream of her daughter getting married, and to make him realize that her dreams are important than her Dad.

She knew she is going to hurt her dad and decided to cancel the whole idea of going home to meet dad.

“I think that is a bad idea as well.” She thought and wanted to go back to her apartment but the bus was already on its way.

Stay tuned for next episode.

Episode 3 – Prophecy in Dream

Episode 3



Her door buzzer buzzed.

“Who is it?”

“It’s me Tshomo.”

Dechen painted her face with her beautiful smile. But it was like painting gold on a rusted metal.

“What took you so long?” Tshomo asked. Dechen sensed an excitement in Tshomo’s face.

“Oh sorry! I fell asleep.” Dechen made an excuse.

“Never mind. Congratulations, you are getting married.”

Next moment, Tshomo was lying on the floor with a nosebleed. Dechen punched her on the nose. Then she dragged her to the kitchen by holding Tshomo’s hair. Picked up a 15 CM long, black-handled knife and stabbed Tshomo 10 times on her back. Tshomo was there on the floor heavily bleeding and dead.

“Hello, are you listening to me?” Tshomo asked.

“Yes, I am. Thanks”

“Uhhhh…. So cute. Are you dreaming of him already?”

“No, I am dreaming of you on the kitchen floor with the knife at your back.” Dechen wished she said that.

“No way” Instead Dechen pretended to be shy.

“Soooooooo cuteeeeeee, you guys are going to be great.”

She added the bonus, ten more stabs on her back. The Kitchen floor became bloody red and wet. Tommy, Dechen’s cat, was licking the blood on the floor and enjoying the taste of Blood.

“Not again” Dechen quickly switched back to reality from her deadly murder imagination.

“Did you tell him about your plan?” Tshomo asked Dechen shakily as if she has known about the murder imagination.

Dechen had completely forgotten about the plan.

“Nope, I forgot,” Dechen answered.

“Will he listen to you? Will he let you go with your plan?” Tshomo was still shaky.

“I don’t know, what’s the point after all? I am getting married next month, and it won’t be possible at all to go with my plan. Forget about the plan; I won’t be even able to work and let my dream come true.”

Tshomo finally felt the pain Dechen was going through inside.

“You should at least try. He might understand.”

“He won’t for sure. He will have other plans. To have kids, build a house, settle down.”

“That’s bad.” Tshomo felt sorry for Dechen.

“Did you come here to remind me about my plan? To make me sadder?” Dechen said silently in her mind.

Her dream, and now her plan will never come to reality.

“Did you see him? Your dad’s choice is not bad huh!” Tshomo tried to tease and cheer Dechen.

“I don’t want to see him. I haven’t even talked. I just exchanged some messages.”

“What? Are you kidding me? You are getting married next month, and you haven’t talked with him. It is like marrying to a stranger.” Tshomo was worried for Dechen.

Episode 2 – Prophecy in Dream

Episode 2

Forcing her to sleep made her more awake. She could not think of anything else but the ceremony next month that is going to ruin her dream.

“Should I drink a cup of coffee?”

“No, No… Coffee will make me stay awake” She was in Dilemma whether to drink coffee or take a nap to get rid of her burning pain.

Black coffee was her favorite drink in college. It made her stay awake so that she can study more. It made her do better in exams and finally get a job she aimed for.

So whenever she felt low, black coffee always managed to cheer her up. But not this time. She did not even have the mood for coffee for the first time.

“Why am I not having the coffee mood today? Has my life already changed? Has my dream started to shatter? Does it mean my dream will be just a dream?”

Dechen was a hard-working student. She dedicated her life fully to her studies.

When her roommates were out on a date, she dated with the biggest book in the library.

When her friends drank Vodka, she drank coffee.

She sat quietly in the night library when her best friend was screaming and banging her head with the loud music in a club.

No fun at all if she were an ordinary person. But she was an extraordinary person.

Reading the largest book in the library was fun for her, being alone in a quiet place was fun, drinking coffee was fun, getting excellent in all the exams was fun and getting a decent job was fun at the end.

She works as a marketing officer in one of the biggest IT company in the country.

Anyone of her age would be satisfied with the position she holds in that company, but she was not. She wanted to grow and get promoted soon. She wanted to work hard, fully dedicate and concentrate on her work so that her dream of becoming the Chief Marketing Officer gets fulfilled within a year.

But she is going to get married next month.

“My responsibilities at home will be increased. I will have more work at home. I won’t be able to do office work at home. I won’t be able to concentrate on my work. Unexpected changes in my life will surely impact my dream, and I will never be promoted as chief marketing officer.”

She could not take a nap. She turned to the left and then to the right but no sleep.

“Congratulations Ms. Dechen, you have been promoted to a Chief Marketing Officer.”

“Ms. Dechen you have a meeting with CEO on your new marketing ideas.”

“Brillant Dechen, great presentation and your strategy will surely improve the company’s sale.”

“Round of applause everyone, for our new Chief.”

She tried to dream her dream but an image of her marriage next month always interrupted.

“I will never have my dream come true,” She thought.

Episode 1 – Prophecy in Dream

Episode 1 – Prophecy in Dream

Dechen rushed towards her home after her Office as if she had a flight to catch from her room.

She could not believe that she is going to get married next month.

Still, in her brown office trousers and light blue shirt, she locked herself in her bathroom to cry out the uneasy feelings of her marriage.

Her beautiful smile which sparks everyone was hiding today.

“Everything is in a dream. I just have to wake up” she said to herself and took a deep breath and exhaled slowly.

She then closed her eyes and splashed the chilling water on her face to wake up from her nightmare.

The cold water on her light brown face activated her facial nerves.

She slowly opened her eyes with the thought she is finally awake from a miserable dream.

Instead, she got reminded with a fully aroused mind that she is going to get married next month.

She could not tolerate anymore and broke down into tears.

“I am not ready right now, why don’t they understand me? Why do they want me to be in hell when I am living?” She cursed her parents.

She was born to a middle-class family. Her Dad, Pema ensured they get everything they need. Nutritious food, new clothes every holiday, a blanket to stay warm on cold nights, a roof to live under it.

He worked hard every day to raise enough money so that his family lives happily and healthily.

“We are a proud family, Dechen” her Dad reminded her every day.

“Proud family, proud family” her Dad’s voice echoed in her ears.

She was still looking at her sad face in the mirror.

She turned around and imagined someone, sharing her towels, comb, slippers, kitchen, bathroom, and her bed. Waiting for someone to drink tea and to eat dinner together. And living with a man.

“How can I manage that?”

Dechen could not resist the feeling of a life living with a man. She just likes to be alone and independent.

“Dad, I know you have been working hard for our family and you gave me everything that I needed. But getting married next month is not what I expected at the moment.”

“I jus…. Just…. Just don’t want to get married that soon. I am only 23 and I have so much to do” she covered her face in tears once again.

“I need a nap”

She walked out of the bathroom towards her bed. Her feet were trembling and was feeling tipsy with a heavy heart.

She was drunk with the pain from unexceptional changes in life that she is going to face soon.

With the tears in her eyes and pain in her heart, she got inside the bed and wished to never wake up again.

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Importance of Education in our Life and Society

Importance of Education

“Pen is mightier than the Sword” Edward Bulwer-Lytton

One of the famous quotes from old days is the best one that reminds us every time on the Importance of Education.

Why do you think parents are investing their whole savings for their Child’s education? Why have Governments all over the World started to invest more than ever before on educating their citizens? When you go for a Job interview, why employee checks your Education profile first before proceeding with Viva? With all this phenomenon, it clearly explains the value and reasons why education is important. 

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Before getting into the facts why education is important, let us understand the basic meaning of education first.

What is education?

Many of us mistake that the education is all about going to School and Graduating with a major. With that notion, everyone thinks that passing with good marks and attending a good university means a well-educated person. But everyone is wrong at this point, what we learn in School, and the knowledge that we get from pursuing a major in University are just basics of education. And it does not decide how well educated you are.

Let me ask you a brainstorming question.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, he did not have a Graduation certificate when he created Facebook.

Thomas Edison, one of the most famous scientist dropped School before inventing the electric bulb.

Can we call them un-educated as they did not attend School and did not graduate from University?

So education does not mean attending School and graduating from the university. To understand the importance of education, we should know the basic meaning of education first.

According to Wikipedia on Education.

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research.

According to Oxford Dictionary.

Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction.

With this, it clearly tells us the real meaning of education. So if you are here in search of getting the answers on why is education so important, then we need to stop thinking that education is just attending Schools and University.

But the fact is, with education, we should be able to think differently, do differently, work differently and achieve differently. Your mind, skills, and techniques should be enhanced with education.

Don’t just study for the sake of passing the exams and getting good marks, instead set out your life and take every challenge to learn new things and develop new skills every day.

Former President, Barrack Obama on importance of education

Without further ado, let us get into why education is important in today’s society.

Importance of Education

1. Builds up confidence in life

First and the most important one among the importance of education, it helps us build self-confidence in life.

Just imagine yourself, giving a presentation for thousands of audience. If you have plenty of skills, knowledge, and experience, you will have confidence and you can deliver your content easily and satisfyingly. And on the other hand, what if you don’t have

And on the other hand, what if you don’t have adequate skills, knowledge, and experience. You will feel uneasiness, you will feel nervousness and you will face extreme difficulty in delivering your presentation to the Audience.

2. To lead Happy and Stable Life

When does our life become stable and happier? It does, after getting a decent job, getting a decent salary, able to buy whatever you need and ability to lead a stable family.

But will you get, what you need if you are not well educated? Lesser chances right?

With education, a person becomes wiser, will be generous and happy, able to get a better-salaried job, will be able to lead a stable family, will be able to help parents and friends, which in turn leads to happiness and stability of the life. That is one the importance of education.

3. Become an Independent Person

I am sure, in your life, you must have come across someone asking for a navigation, or dial a number or at least read a letter for them. Who are they, and why they have come to you with that? Obviously, they are uneducated and not able to read which is important for them and in life. They always have to depend on others.

But, by educating your self, you don’t have to depend on others. You can do almost everything by yourself through reading guides and resources. You can do all the daily living activities all by yourself.

In today’s life, where everything is navigated with text, it becomes extremely important for us to realize the importance of education in life and reach home safely without getting lost on the way.

4. Education creates a better leader of tomorrow

One of the most important points on the importance of education is, it creates a better leader of tomorrow.

Importance of education in creating better leader

Imagine yourself living in a country lead by a well educated, wise and passionate leader.

Again imagine yourself living in a country lead by un-educated, corrupted and helpless leader.

What do you think, it would be pleasant to live? Definitely under a leader who is well educated. He/she would be more exposed, able to take a better decision, able help and understand needy citizens and he/she would be knowledgeable in bringing development to the country.

So educating children, who are the leaders of our future, can help in creating better leader of tomorrow. This is one of the important points on the importance of education.

5. Education is directly related to economic growth of the nation

It is simple to understand this, more educated people means more contributor for the economic growth of the nation.

Let us quickly compare developed countries vs the developing countries.

Under Developed Country

Sl. No.CountryLiteracy Rate

Developed Country

Sl. No.CountryLiteracy Rate
1United States99%
2United Kingdom99%

Source: Index Mundi

By looking at the literacy rate of the country and category of developed and underdeveloped country, we can clearly figure out the importance of education in relation to the economic growth of the nation.

6. Earn More Money

Whether you work as a Civil Servant, or in a private company, or working on your own company, more education means more chances of making more money.

For example, I work in one of the Hospitals as Physical Therapist, but I write books on various topics which I have learned and received training. With that, I am able to make extra cash out of my writings, which means I am earning more money. So, learn as much as you can, implement it, find different ways you can earn money through your education and knowledge.

Not only with that, even if you set up yourself to go for a job, you will get high salary job only if you have a decent education. They would hire you instantly without compromising the salary if you have great skills and knowledge.

So if you want to earn more money and have an enjoyable and comfortable life, then you should consider the importance of education.

7. Get Enlightenment

More knowledge you gain, wiser you become. And you will have ideas on different topics and will be able to take a better decision, think better, and able to provide new knowledge. Importantly, it helps to improve your mind.

If you believe in education and its importance and receive more education in your life, it would contribute to attaining enlightenment in your life in different topics.

8. Develop New Skills

When did you learn or develop new skills?

After spending your time in learning and educating yourself, right?

Recently, I started to learn and get an education online on Photography. That helped me to develop new skills on photography.

9. Communicate Better

When do you feel comfortable or can raise your voice effortlessly?

Picture it; You are attending a meeting on a topic that you have no idea. Will you be able to speak, involved in the discussions and raise your voice? On the other way round, if you have plenty of knowledge, have a good education, you will be able to speak and involved in the discussion better, which can enhance your communication skills with others.

So, one of the importance of education is to communicate better.

10. Avoid from getting cheated/ fooled

In this era, it is hard to find an honest person, who is ready to help and every ready give us the right direction and resources. Everyone instead takes it as a competition and threat in their survival, so they cheat, they don’t give right direction, they do not give correct information, they don’t provide the required resources. Instead, they take every chance to fool us and fraud us.

And to be left uneducated means, chances of getting fooled more as they would take the advantages.

But if we are educated, we can use our knowledge and ideas and don’t have to depend on others. We can read maps and street signs to get the directions, we can refer to the resources available online and get help, we can cross-check to ensure that they are not fraud. Which in turn, we can avoid from getting cheated/ fooled.

11. Can work anywhere

If you have education, you can work anywhere you want.

For example, even if you want to work as a dishwasher, or cleaner or any blue color job overseas, no matter what they will always check whether you can speak English or not, how well educated you are, and how much knowledge you have. Though it is not related to the work, what to do, if you want to work overseas, you need a good education profile.

But a good point is if you have taken seriously on the importance of education, and have a good qualification, man, you can go anywhere and work anywhere. Nobody gonna stops you or limit you.

12. Produces good citizens.

Local governments, National governments, and international organizations, in fact, every lawmaker are into investments and development of education. They first give prioritization to education.

This is because, if every citizen gets a proper education, everyone would think differently, bring creativity which would help to develop the country, improve the socio-economic status of the country, create more jobs, reduce poverty and at the end, it helps to produce good citizens.

13. We can make more friends.

Let us make a quick comparison, who is your topper of your class? And who is your classmate who fails most of the time? Whom do you like to hang out most, and who has more friends. Obviously the topper of your class, right? That actually points out the importance of education.

Whether you are a student or working in an office, try to learn as much as you can, gain knowledge, show difference and you will land up with more friends.

14. Change the World and make a difference.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

– Nelson Mandela

As the mighty Nelson Mandela has said in his quotes, on the importance of education and how it can help to change the world and make a difference.

With education and knowledge as your background, you can raise your voice, seek for justice, and make a difference in living and change the world.

15. Stronger relationship among Nations

Though wars are still going on in parts of the world, look at the better parts. The relationship that they share with the neighbor, and how stronger it is becoming each year. The best example we can give is, the relationship between India and Bhutan, which is considered as the role model for other Nations. We should all thank education.

16. Become self-aware

Importance of Education self-aware

Thousands of years ago, Buddha studied, meditated and gained full knowledge of the four noble truth. He became aware of self like no one else ever could achieve to that point.

Therefore, to be able to become self-aware, you need to learn, develop new skills, and show interest in the importance of education.

17. Improve judgment and reasoning.

With more education and knowledge you have, you will be able to make decisions faster and better, able to think from a different angle, and you will be able to give better and improved judgments and reasons.

18. Earn respect in society

If you are a well-educated person, your decision will be wiser, you will have better solutions and ideas, you will be able to make a better life for the people living in our society, which in turn you will earn respect for the life that you have given to them.

You don’t need to go very far to know about this fact on the importance of education, just look and compare between two people in your village. The one who is well educated, and the one who does not respect and is uneducated, who earns better respect in society? Well, you have the answers.

19. Able to help others

Whenever a person comes to you for help, you will be able to provide help instantly, as you have knowledge in it, you will be able to think differently for them, and provide them with better solutions and ideas.

20. Live a better life

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”

So by getting a proper education, you will be able to decide which is wrong and which is right. It will help you to choose the right direction, it will make you a better person and will help you to live a better life.

Not only with that, with a better job, able to make money, work anywhere, and all the points mentioned above on importance of education will lead you to live with better life.


To end, most important thing that you need to do is feel, share and convey the message to the people on the importance of education. Help people to understand about education, and give every child their rights to learn and go to school to a get proper education.

Whether you are searching for your speech or randomly want to know about the importance of education, I have mentioned all the points that you need to know. If you have any additional points or want to discuss further, you can comment below, so that we can make this article even more resourceful.

5 Reasons to start shopping online from AliExpress

5 Reasons to start shopping online from AliExpress

She loves me, She loves me not.

She loves me, she loves me not.

Stop playing the guessing game to decide whether you should shop online or get it from Thimphu City. It is confusing and takes a hell lot of time to decide if you haven’t done it before. But once you start shopping online, I can guarantee that you will never stop it.

In this post, I am going to explain why shopping online is better.

Disclaimer: This is not a promotion for Aliexpress, it is just a mere assumptions and fiction work of the Author. The Author does not take any responsibilities of any mishaps.

5 Reasons to start shopping online from AliExpress

1. It is cheaper

Most of the items are free shipping first of all and it is up to 50% cheaper than in the market.

Just imagine, buying at the rate of 50% cheaper, you can either buy more clothes or save your money.

2. More options

It is so embarrassing to come across someone wearing the same shirt like yours. Of course, it is not your fault but due to the lack of options to choose from and a limited number of shops.

Thus, landing up buying the same shirt from the same shop.

You don’t have to go through that anymore, Online shopping from Aliexpress.com has more than a million shops and items. Be it for your baby child, or for yourself, or for your parents and no matter the quality and sizes, you can get it there.

3. Need not have to Bargain

It is well and good if the seller gives you the discount when you ask for the first time, or for the second time. But if they deny it, it’s embarrassing first of all and I am sure you don’t like the look they give it to you.

Well, you don’t have to bargain at all in online sites, the rates of the items are already at wholesale or they directly sell right from the factory.

4. It’s Convenient

How convenient and easy it is to shop right from your smartphone or computer with your finger clicking on the buy button.

Don’t have to go door to door in search of a shirt, or show the frustration over the weather for stopping you from shopping.

Being an online shopper, I always feel my shop is right inside my pocket and with me wherever I go. It is so convenient and moreover, I can save time to spend with my family.

5. Good communication with sellers

It is annoying when the shop keeper does not respond to you when you ask the price or ask anything related to the product. But you don’t have to go through that while shopping online.

You can ask anything and the seller always has the answer for you as soon as they receive the message in a polite way and fulfilling all the answer that you are looking for.

Wrap Up!

These are the 5 reasons why you should start shopping online. I have enjoyed and never been my life easier. What are you waiting for? Be SMART, shop online.

Why WeChat is more popular than WhatsApp in Bhutan?

Why WeChat is more popular than WhatsApp in Bhutan

I hate it when someone asks me to send it over WeChat. And even more, hate, when they react sarcastically when I say I don’t use WeChat. They kinda take it as a backward person for not using WeChat. So I was left with no options rather use it, as even officials works are done in WeChat.

There are other similar apps, like WhatsApp, but why WeChat?

This question was with me for last few months and was researching on it. And below are what I have found.

1. Easy User Interface

The User Interface of WeChat is very simple. Even an uneducated can figure out. The features are all labeled with the images so that those who cannot read can use it by looking at the pictures.

No wonder, even an uneducated farmers are in a queue to activate 3G / 4G.

2. Works in slow network

Man, that’s the best part. Especially, in Bhutan where the networks are poor.

WeChat works well even in 2G connection, so you don’t have to be in 3G area to use WeChat. You can use whether you stay in remote areas of Bhutan, on the mountains and in the deep forest.

3. Use lesser Data packages

If you have been using WeChat for some time, you must have already noticed, the data usage is low. It consumes extremely low data packages, so you don’t have to recharge your Data plan again and again.

4. Moments

Who does not like Facebook’s features?

Some of the features of Facebook like uploading images, updating status, like and commenting the updated status, WeChat has is too. And it is called Moments. These extra features add a reason for someone to use it.

Just like in Facebook, you can keep track on what your friends and family are up to.

5. Cheaper than text message and voice call

How much does it cost to send a text message and make a voice call?

Expensive than in WeChat right? So by using WeChat, you can make a huge saving by using the free messages and voice messages.

6. Leave voice message

In Bhutan, there are no facilities to leave a voice message like in other countries. But WeChat is a great help. If the other side isn’t available to pick up your call, you can leave a voice message.


You have read all the advantages but I am not forcing you to use it. And it is purely my suggestion and my feelings. So if anything happened by using WeChat, it is not my responsibility for it. You take care of all your decisions.

So happy WeChatting!

The untold story of chewing Betel Nuts (Doma Khamtog)

The untold story of chewing Betel Nuts (Doma Khamtog)

Do you chew Betel Nuts and lime, wrapped with a Betel Leaf?

If you are from South East Asian like me, then probably you must be. Especially in a country like Bhutan, chewing Betel Nuts, commonly known as Doma Khamtog is very much popular.

Anyway, this isn’t my point today.

As usual, I was chit chatting and sharing Doma Khamtog with my friends after lunch. And suddenly, one of my friends asked, do you know the story about chewing Doma Khamtog?

“Is there even a story on Betel Nuts?” I asked.

“Yes there is,” he said.

And the story he narrated shocked me and I have made up my mind that I am quitting from today. (Well hopefully though, I am so addicted to it).

The story goes like this.

“Long time ago, we use to eat human flesh. It was in the era when evils and demons have ruled and influenced us. In the hunt of human flesh, humans have slaughtered each other and they did not even spare their own children.

The God pitied upon watching us. And he decided to come down on earth with a solution.

Guess what was the solution? It was chewing betel nuts and leaf with a lime.

Betel Nuts to replace Bones.

Betel Leaf to replace flesh and skin.

And lime as a fat of the human body.

Upon chewing all of it together, the red juice is formed and it was to replace the blood. Thus the human slaughter was stopped.” He said.

Are you kidding me? Have I been eating human flesh replacements all the time?

I am not sure, what should I call it? A bad day as I enjoy chewing Doma Khamtog or is it a good day as I can take care of my health.

Yes, that’s right, chewing Betel nuts has been the major cause for oral Cancer in south east Asia. So if you are out there, consuming heavily just like me, you are at the right time to STOP.

Keep in mind that, whenever you chew Doma, you are doing it to calm your desire to eat human flesh.

Stay safe, take good care of your health and no more Chewing Betel Nuts/ Doma Khamtog.