Rain Drops On Flowers, My First Photography Trial

Rain And Flowers

It’s been a long week, finally, I got some rest. So I grabbed my DSLR and put it into work. I was fascinated with the Rain Drops that Gives Sparkle To The Flowers. After all, it’s summer time and everyone is experiencing heavy rainfalls. Including the flowers below.

If you want any of my photographs below, do let me know from the contact page. And yeah, it’s only $1 each, No negotiation, please. ūüėČ

Rain And Flowers Pictures

Flowers with rain

flowers rain

flowers in rain

Beauty of flowers in rain

Sparkle of flowers with rain

Rainy Flowers

Rain on flowers

rain on flower

Rain Flowers

Rain And Flowers

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5 Reasons Why is online shopping cheaper?

Why online shopping is cheaper

Often, we get drowned with questions, Why online shopping is cheaper? Are the products duplicate and low-quality one? Or is it fake and you will never get your orders?

I know it is a bit of challenging and scary to try online shopping for the first time. And till we get the products, we stay worried about our money. Of course, we all need to be worried coz we are paying 50% lesser than the local market.

Now you got your products, fully satisfied and original. Still, I know you will wonder Why it is cheaper?

Well here are your answers.

1. Deals directly with Factory

Let’s begin with a story.

Ap Samdrup has a cloth Factory. He produces fashionable jeans priced at Nu. 400. He keeps Nu. 100 profits and supplies to Ap Sangay’s Factory outlet. Now the jeans price is Nu. 500.

Ap Sangay keeps Nu. 100 profit for each jeans and distribute to Ap Dorji who is a wholesale dealer. The price of jeans becomes Nu. 600.

Ap Dorji (Wholesale dealer) sells to Aum Choki’s shop at Nu. 700. And Aum

And Aum Choki will keep another Nu. 100 profit and sell to you at Nu. 800.

That’s 50% more than the actual price.

Now let me tell you the other story.

Ap Samdrup joined Aliexpress (Online shopping site), you saw his Jeans online and ordered.

Ap Samdrup will directly send it to you by simply keeping Nu. 100 profit.

That is how you will get the same Jeans at Nu. 500.

So basically, online shopping sites directly deal with the Factory and do not involve many mediums who keeps the profit and adds to the product.

2. Don’t have to hire Salesperson

Online shopping stores are operated by few people or sometimes by a single person. They don’t have to spend extra money on hiring the¬†upfront receptionist, customer care or salesperson. Therefore they can cut down the price lower than the open market.

3. Runs from a small room or a warehouse

Rents for shop and house is accelerating. Each year it is becoming more expensive.

What do you think? From where the shop keepers will manage to pay the rents? Obviously, they will add extra on the items you buy from the market.

On the other way round, online shops and store are based in a small room or a warehouse in the remote village, where the room and shop rents are much cheaper. With that, they can lower the price on the items they sell online.

4. Have more customers

Picture it.

Ap Dorji has a shop in Thimphu. He gets 50 customers a day. From which he is able to manage Nu. 100 profit from each customer. So in total, he gets Nu. 5000 profit.

Whereas online shop is accessible around the world.

Millions of items are shipped from Aliexpress and according to their data, each shop sells around 5000 items each day.

Even if they keep Nu. 1 profit from each sale he gets Nu. 5000 profit day. So they can easily lower the item’s price Nu. 99 less.

That’s one of the beauties of online shopping and how they are able to manage more profit in lower price.

5. Operates 24*7 and 365 days

Until and unless the internet gets down or online shop’s database is hacked, the online shops remain open 24 hours a day and 364 days a year.

They need to write a short description about the item, post pictures and publish for sale online. Whereas in the market, for each new customers, the description of the item should be explained again and again.

Moreover, the shops in markets remain open only for 12-14 hours a day. Which means less working hours and lesser the chances of getting more profit. So definitely, they will increase the price of the item to make more profit. Which impacts the price of the item you buy from the local shop.


With the five reasons mentioned above on why the online shopping is cheaper, I hope it has benefited you to realize it and why we should not think that shopping online is a spammy or duplicate item.

We need to take advantage instead and save money by spending less money on the items you buy.

5 Reasons why I have started to invest in Bitcoins

5 Reasons why I have started to invest in Bitcoins

My friend was surprised and worried at the same time, when he heard I am spending my savings on Bitcoins. “Are you nuts?” he follows with the sarcastic laugh. Yeah that’s true, someone who has heard little or haven’t heard of Cryptocurrency, it may sound lunatic and wastage of hard saved money. But seriously, I have put on my whole savings on it.

Am I still nuts? Hell No!

Let’s think back, some centuries ago, when there was no money. Every business and exchanges took place in the barter system. Give one Goat, and you get clothes in return. You give salt, you get wheat and rice. And suddenly coins and printed money came into the market. Everybody was overwhelmed and it took some time to trust on coins and printed money, it took decades for everyone to accept it as a mean of trading.

That’s exactly what is going on with the Cryptocurrency as well. As it is newly invented, everyone is overwhelmed and thinking that it is kinda scams on the internet. But just like coins and printed money which has ruled us till now, the crypto currency will be the future money.

Shopping online, POS, recharging your phones, paying bills, sending gifts, your monthly salary, sending money overseas and receiving payments, everything is happening online now.

First, coins disappeared and now printed money are disappearing. Which means we are entering the digital world.

But to use your money online or send money overseas it is extremely difficult, time-consuming and expensive. You need to exchange the currency from your local currency to USD or Euro, the bank needs to send money to the receiver bank account and which bank charges fees for such transactions. Whereas you can easily send bitcoins without any middle man, no need to exchange and the money is received in very short period. That is the beauty of crypto currency.

Basically, crypto currency is a digital money which none of the countries owns it, there are no data centers for cryptocurrencies, and no server runs it, but it is mined just like gold in the internet using hash powers. That is why it is known to be the most reliable, unhackable and most secure form of trade on the internet today. And it is one of the greatest inventions on the internet in human kind. I don’t want to touch, how crypto currencies are being mined, what is hash and how it is invented as it is beyond¬†the scope of this post and I am not capable of it. So do read on that by searching on Google.

Despite hundreds of different cryptocurrencies, I invest only in Bitcoins as it is the first cryptocurrency and the most valuable on the market today.

Anyway, I hope you got the basic ideas on crypto currencies. So let’s get started.

Why I have started to invest in Bitcoins

1. It is the future currency

As we have used coins and printed money as the mean for trading, Bitcoin will be used as the mean of trading in future. In fact, many Major companies like Amazon, Alipay, Microsoft, Expedia, Shopify, shop-joy, Steam (Get the whole list by clicking here) are already accepting bitcoins. And the list is expanding, there is no doubt that Bitcoin will be used in almost all the companies and countries in near future.

2. Many countries have officially legalized Bitcoins as the mode of currency

USA, Canada, China, Japan, South Korean, Estonia, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, UK, Australia, have already legalized Bitcoins. India is soon going to legalize Bitcoins, which can bring a huge difference in World Economic and usage of Bitcoins. So slowly and gradually, most of the countries around the world are going to legalize Bitcoins.

3. Securely stored

Do you know how your money is stored in the bank? Your savings are just entered on the system, in their servers and stored in Data centers. If anyone hacks and gets into bank’s data centers, they would take all of your money. Of course, it is extremely difficult but it can happen.

That is not the case for Bitcoins. It does not runs on any servers or stored in any Data centers. So nobody knows where to get into it, hack and take our bitcoins. As it does not require any Data centers to store, you can keep your bitcoins anywhere, you can keep on your offline computer, on mobile, on the hard drive, on papers and even people have started to store bitcoins Tattooed on the skin. Pretty unrealistic and amazing right, and does it sounds like in science fiction? But it is true, and that is the beauty of Bitcoins.

4. Easy to use

Just imagine, you want to send money from India to Japan, how difficult it could be. You need to first deposit your money in your local bank, then the bank sends to world bank by exchanging in Dollars. The world bank then sends to the bank in Japan, and the Japanese bank has to convert Dollars to Yen. This requires a lot of time and you have to pay a huge amount for transaction fees.

How complicated, time-consuming and expensive it sounds right?

Whereas, you can send bitcoins without involving any third party, no need to exchange, no need to pay a huge amount of transaction fees and the receiver can receive it from any part of the world. That is why it is one of the easiest’s way to send currencies overseas.

5. The value increases

Bitcoin was invented in 2008, the price was only a few cents back then. But today, at the time of writing it has reached to $3200 USD. Which means, in just 9 years, the value has risen more than 10000%.

Traders and Marketers are predicting that the bitcoin price could reach $10,000 USD in 2018. Pretty amazing right? And you might be asking, “Why it is rising?”

Bitcoin was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, on 31 October 2008. He created only 21 million bitcoins, which cannot be copied or modified.

One has to mine just like gold on the internet by using hash powers supplied by complicated computer hardware. But you cannot mine all the bitcoins in one day, Satoshi Nakamoto has created bitcoins in such a way that it can be mined only 12.5 bitcoins (in the entire universe) every ten minutes until mid-2020,¬†and then afterward 6.25 bitcoins per ten minutes for 4 years until next halving. This halving continues until 2110‚Äď40, when 21 million bitcoins will have been issued.

So it means, there are only limited Bitcoins available for us to use. But companies, countries, and users are increasing every day, which is putting more demand for the Bitcoin supply. This adds value to it.

As we are limited with only 21 million Bitcoin, that too will be completely mined until 2110-40, the value of Bitcoin will continue to rise.

We all are in the Technology world, where we witness greatest inventions. From which Cryptocurrency is one of them. Get out of the box, get going with the latest inventions and let’s all be digital. Say yes to Bitcoins.

“You are wrong” If you think Money can’t buy happiness

Money Can Buy Happiness

Yes you heard it right and it’s a shout out,¬†“You are wrong” if you think that money can’t buy happiness.¬†But I don’t mean that the nearest shop in your city has started selling happiness.

To begin; let’s get back to the concept of getting rich. Ask yourself “Why do you want to get rich?” To buy Samsung Galaxy S8+? To travel around the world? Dine in 5 stars hotel? To drive your own luxurious car? That’s the basic concept that everyone has for what it meant by Getting Rich. If that is the case then you are right, you can’t buy happiness with your money.

But if you are thinking of purchasing happiness with your money, you need to take the scenario differently.

The research by Zurich University which was accepted on 12 May 2017 published on Nature.com was interesting. They divided participants into two groups (25 each). One group was asked to spend 25 Swiss francs a week on gifts or outings for other people, and the second group was asked to spend it on themselves.

Then they were subjectively and clinically assessed, and guess what was found? The group who was spending 25 Swiss francs generously on gifts or outing for other people were happier. The temporo-parietal junction and the ventral striatum (parts of the brain which is related to happiness) was more activated in MRI scan.

It has turned out that, we can buy happiness with money by being generous to others rather than buying for yourself. So if you are thinking of buying happiness by getting rich, don’t buy latest iPhone or house or cars. Spend on your friends, family, and everyone around you who are in need.

Keeping this in mind, set out yourself to shop happiness with the money that you have. Following are few things that you can do.

1. Donate money for Constructing Stupas, Temples, and statues. Those spiritual monuments will beautify the environment, preserve the dharma and bring peace and prosperity to all the sentient beings.

2. Give clothes and blankets to the children from remote villages.

3. Sponsor a child to go to School.

4. Send flowers to Cancer patients.

5. Buy dinner for an old person, who can no longer work.

6. Take a beggar to a Restaurant.

7. Buy a house for the homeless people.

8. Donate to relieve those affected by Natural Calamities.

Don’t hold back thinking that money can’t buy happiness. Instead, go along with your life, be patient, work hard to get rich, make money as much as you can but don’t forget to be generous and help others. Otherwise, there is no meaning to get rich and you will never ever able to buy happiness with your money.

Using the Mind to Improve Your Personal Life

Use mind to Improve personal life

Using your mind to improve personal life is a great start to achieving. When you use your mind, you set out to gain qualities that guide you in the right direction.

To use your mind to improve your life consider:

  1. Commitments:
  2. Skills:
  3. Priorities:
  4. Failure:
  5. Saying no:
  6. Rules:
  7. Trial rides:

1. Commitments:

We all have commitments. Commitment is a part of life. When you have commitments, you enter into promises that you will get something done. Start making commitments to you. I commit to change habits that hinder me from achieving my goals or improving my personal life.

2. Skills:

Evaluate your skills to see how you can use them to better your life. While you are evaluating your skills, look for new skills. Reach deep inside you, accept the discomforts, fears, or things you do not like, look past them and find new skills.

3. Priorities:

Do you have your priorities straight? Do you have all your plans in perspective? Re-evaluate your plans to make sure that you are on the right path to improve your personal life. If you notice areas you can improve, don’t be afraid to take action. Taking action is the last step you will take in anything you do that helps to improve your life.

4. Failure:

How do you view failure? Failure upside down is an achievement. Failure is common and happens to all of us daily. Failure helps us to learn how to develop and grow into a better person. If you sit around stressing failure, then you are heading nowhere quick. Failure is a part of life. You have failure around you, in you, and in your future. Learn from your failures, accept your blame and move to make things better for you.

5. Saying no:

People hear the word no and fear it. No is not a rejection, rather no is a positive action you take to spare your future. When you say no I am not going to the bar, you are saying I have better things to do than waste my time in a building filled with drunks. Sometimes you have to tell someone you love no. For instance, you may have to tell your mate no when he or she asks you to watch television when you know you have to study. Don’t let your mate hold you back. It is ok to say no.

6. Rules:

We all follow rules. Rules are a part of life, but sometimes the rules are hard to digest. You have to learn to open up your passageway and digest them anyway unless you are willing to stand up and protest in a positive way. People complaining about rules they don’t like and not taking action is wasting everyone’s time. You have the power, yet it takes you to use that power.

7. Trial rides:

Life is filled with Trial rides. Every day we walk out our door we are either on a Bad or Good Trial ride. But how do you handle trials? If you are willing to take risks in life, likely you handle trials well. On the other hand, if you fear changes, then you will need to find a way to deal with the trials in life. Unfortunately, too many people deal with these trials by drinking excessively or drugging. Don’t be one of these people.

You have many options in life. Good options and bad options will come your very each day. Sometimes you will choose bad options, yet when you make mistakes, don’t dwell rather pull up your resources to see how you could have done things differently, and do it differently the next time.

10 ways to empower your communication

Improve communication

“A Piece of Blarney Stone” 10 ways to empower your communication

The Blarney Stone is a historical stone, or actually part of the Blarney Castle in Ireland where it was believed that kissing the stone can grant you the gift of gab. Yeah, it seems strange in this day and age, but who are we to question tradition? It’s not like I’m saying that Santa Claus doesn’t exist (OOPS!).

There is so much to know about the conversation that anyone, even I, could ever realize. You can go through watching talk shows; radio programs; clubs dedicated to public speaking; ordinary conversations; certain rules still apply when it comes to interaction through words. It may sound tedious, I know, but even though it’s your mouth that’s doing the work, your brain works twice as hard to churn out a lot of things you know. So what better way to start learning to be an effective communication is to know the very person closest to you: yourself.

1. What you know.

Education is all about learning the basics, but to be an effective speaker is to practice what you’ve learned. My stint as a guest presenter¬†taught me that we all have our limitations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to keep up and share what we know.

2. Listening.

It’s just as important as asking questions. Sometimes listening to the sound of our own voice can teach us to be a little bit confident with ourselves and to say the things we believe in with conviction.

3. Humility

We all make mistakes, and sometimes we tend to slur our words, stutter, and probably mispronounce certain words even though we know what it means, but rarely use it only to impress listeners. So in a group, don’t be afraid to ask if you’re saying the right word properly and if they’re unsure about it then make a joke out of it. I promise you it’ll make everyone laugh and you can get away with it as well.

4. Eye Contact

There’s a lot to say when it comes to directing your attention to your audience with an eye-catching gaze. It’s important that you keep your focus when talking to a large group in a meeting or a gathering, even though he or she may be gorgeous.

5. Kidding around

A little bit of humor can do wonders to lift the tension, or worse boredom when making your speech. That way, you’ll get the attention of the majority of the crowd and they’ll feel that you’re just as approachable, and as a human to those who listen.

6. Be like the rest of them

Interaction is all about mingling with other people. You’ll get a lot of ideas, as well as knowing what people make them as they are.

7. Me, Myself, and I

Admit it, there are times you sing to yourself in the shower. I know I do! Listening to the sound of your own voice while you practice your speech in front of a mirror can help correct the stress areas of your pitch. And while you’re at it, you can spruce up as well.

8. With a smile

A smile says it all much like eye contact. There’s no point on grimacing or frowning in a meeting or a gathering unless it’s a wake. You can better express what you’re saying when you smile.

9. A Role Model

There must be at least one or two people in your life you have listened to when they’re at a public gathering. Sure they read their lines, but taking a mental note of how they emphasize what they say can help you once you take center stage.

10. Preparation

Make the best out of preparation rather than just scribbling notes and often in a hurried panic. Some people like to write things down on index cards, while other resort to being a little more silly as they look at their notes written on the palm of their hand (not for clammy hands, please). Just be comfortable with what you know since you enjoy your work.
And that about wraps it up. These suggestions are rather amateurish in edgewise, but I’ve learned to empower myself when it comes to public or private speaking and it never hurts to be with people to listen how they make conversations and meetings far more enjoyable as well as educational.

10 questions you should ask yourself

Preparation to Self Improvement

10 questions you should ask to yourself: a preparation to self-improvement

Be all you can be, but it’s not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course, it’s hard to think of anything else when and where are real issues to be discussed.

Still, I aspire to something deeper and more meaningful.

So we’re all pelted with problems. Honestly, it shouldn’t even bother or even hinder us to becoming all we ought to be. Aspirations as kids should continue to live within us, even though it would be short-lived or as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks‚Ķ or can they?

Continue reading “10 questions you should ask yourself”

5 Easy Steps to Enhance your Self-Confidence

5 Easy Steps to Enhance your Self-Confidence

We all admire self-confident people since they like taking risks and face their worries head on.  They also respect themselves and are optimistic. Low self-esteem is not permanent; you can slowly change how you feel about yourself by applying basic tips on a daily basis.

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh

Here is a list of 5 easy steps to enhance your self-confidence.

1. Avoid Negativity and Stay Positive

If you hang around friends and family that do not see things in positive light, it is time you took a break from them. Avoid people who put you down and embrace positive enthusiasm in your interactions with others. Learn to focus on solutions rather than problems in your life and you will gradually make positive changes. Also, practice positive self-talk and your feelings about self will improve and enable you to face your obstacles without much hesitation.

2. Eliminate Negative Voices in your Head

This is related to the first step. Your thoughts become your reality. Negative thoughts in our minds shred our self-confidence and discourage us from facing daily obstacles. If you think that you are not good enough and keep on bashing yourself, be mindful, as this may become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Learn to appreciate who you are and switch from negative to positive thoughts until you boost your self-esteem.

3. Enhance your Body Language

You not only need to feel confident on the inside, but you also need to show it to those you interact with. Smiling makes you feel better and lets people feel comfortable around you. Pulling your shoulders back creates the impression that you are confident. Practice to look at people straight into the eyes, and they will believe in whatever you have to say. Research shows that people who take the time to speak feel more confident and appear to have a high self-assurance than those who do not.

4. Believe that you are Competent

Always remind yourself of the problems you have encountered and tackled in the past. Learn to face new challenges and prove to yourself that you can rather than saying to yourself you cannot. Whenever you face a challenge you cannot deal with, try to reach out for help. This improves your capabilities and encourages you to face challenges head-on. Concentrate on your successes no matter how modest they are and keep a mental note. Besides, learn to give yourself some credit whenever you solve a task.

5. Avoid comparing yourself to others

Rather than comparing your worth to others, focus on your niche and appreciate the things you are good at. Everyone is great at something and comparing your worth to others only shreds your self-esteem. Focus on your strengths, and your self-confidence will grow. Also, learn new stuff and develop your competencies and value.

Learn to face your fears and apply the above steps daily to boost your self-confidence.

7 Tips on How to Make Better Decisions in Life

7 Tips on How to Make Better Decisions in Life

Choices have consequences, and we have to make decisions for our future selves, whether we like it or not. Rational decision-making is essential for a good outcome, and we have to consider all perspectives before passing a verdict. You need to consider the views of others regarding a difficult situation and then make the decision on your own.

‚ÄúTrust your instincts, and make judgments on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you.‚ÄĚ David Gemmell.

Below is a list of 7 tips on how to make better decisions in life.

1.   Know your goals

You need to know what you want in your life to make rational and sound decisions. Self-reflection helps in the evaluation of targets and results in better decisions. Learn to make decisions based on what you want and evaluate the impact of choice in your future. If your decisions affect your future negatively, it is wise to change your mind no matter how tough that resolution might be.

2.   Seek advice but make a choice individually

Besides your perspective, you need to have other people’s views to make a decision you will not regret. Asking the opinion of others helps in weighing your options objectively and avoid subjective and erroneous decision-making. However, you face the consequences of a decision on your own. Therefore, it is wise to follow your instincts as failure to do so may result in a less empowering direction.

3.   Follow your gut

No one knows you better than you do. Writing down your thoughts and reason for the thoughts before making a tough decision aids in making better decisions. Having an internal dialogue with yourself helps in seeing things more clearly resulting in an excellent resolution.

4.   Ensure you are in the right mental condition

You can easily make wrong decisions when in a bad mood, stressed or sleepy. When making important decisions, you need to feel comfortable to avoid irrelevant factors that may hinder you from reaching a good conclusion. Stress makes you question your rationale and increases your worries that inhibit you from passing a reasonable resolution.

5.   Trust yourself

Nobody can be supportive of you as consistently as you can. You can increase your self-confidence by being kind to yourself and lower your need for approval from others. Believing in yourself makes it easy to make life-changing decisions without over relying on the views of others.

6.   Practice making decisions

Making decisions on a daily basis helps in trusting your actions and skills in decision-making. It makes you feel more in control and helps make better decisions without the influence of others.

7.   Eliminate yourself from the situation

Rather than thinking about a problem from a first person perspective, learn to think as an outside observer. Solving a dilemma from a third party perspective enables you to use rational reasoning by considering others’ perspectives and different ways things could unfold.

Following these steps will improve your decision-making and eliminate the fear of making irrational decisions.