Their stories bring tears on audience.

By Sumitra Chhetri
(Portland, Oregon)
“When chickens got sick or dead  we used to worry a lot because those were the only way to mobilize resources to buy  books,pencils and other stationery stuffs  for children in the refugee camps”, a  Bhutanese refugee resettled  in Portland expressed his feeling  in a  story telling program organized by Daya Shakya ,the former president of Nepalese Association in Oregon(NAO) last week, in Portland, Oregon.

The audience at the function.

Listening to the  stories and poems based on true experience of life and power point presentation exhibited  in the program  every one turned nostalgic, recalling those trails of  memories  back home and of  painful and pathetic lives as refugee  in the  camps in eastern Nepal which they never  wish to see once again  in their lives. Continue reading

Oregon based GoBYO serves the community.

(By Som Subedi)
The Oregonian Bhutanese here in Portland had something special last Sunday,the September 20th. There was a big gathering at Bal Tiwari’s(a resettled Bhutanese) residence not merely for Barbecue party but for a special social event that is, no doubt, the first of its kind happening in this newly resettled community. Mr.Tiwari’s elder daughter was tying nuptial knot on that day with a Bhutanese groom, living in Seattle city of Washington.

Afew members of the GoBYO with Bride and Groom.

A few members of the GoBYO with Bride and Groom.

More than the event itself, what attracted the eager eyes of the attendees was the active involvement of the GoBYO(Group of Bhutanese Youths in Oregon)members at the ceremony. Young, jubilant and energetic Bhutanese youths tirelessly dedicated themselves for the grand success of the ceremony and accomplished their responsibilities of planning, managing and co-ordinating the activities ranging from welcoming and entertaining the guest to cooking, preparing,serving meals to the visitors. Continue reading