Saturday, August 25, 2007

My Business

Guys, I started recently a business down here in Samtse; have a look at the picture :-)!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 10, 2007

More fungus!

Guys, just wanted to share this pic of my watch. Looks scary - doesn't it?

From Rain Season i...

During the last couple of days, the weather has been pretty sunny but at the same time really warm. Time to dry all the things!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Rain Season (2)

Some of you were asking for proofs of the impact of the rain season. Let me give you two. This morning - after a short trip to India - we went to the place where the bridge was washed away to take a few pictures. It's quite amazing to see how powerful water can be - not only the bridge was washed away but so was the entire street. Right now, there is no water and cars can pass through the river bed. But as soon as it will start to rain, this will not be possible and there will be no connection to the other side of the river.

The second proof is a car with fungus. Never seen a car with fungus?? Well, it exists. It might look like dirt but it is not!

Guys, have a awesome Sunday!

Friday, August 03, 2007

JavaScript on TV!

A couple of weeks ago, I was conducting a week long workshop in JavaScript for lecturers from both the Colleges of Education. Eight lecturers were participating and we had a good time although the subject was not trivial for the participants. Using compact sample applications, I tried to give the participants a feeling for how to design applications. We were drawing rainbows, changed the color of a title according to the rainbow, designed a clock ('why should I program my own clock - I could just go down to checkpost and buy one for 80 rupees ...'), displayed pictures in a slide show, and built our own calculator.

All in all, we had a good time fighting with JavaScript. But unfortunately, on the first morning of our workshop, a team from BBS (Bhutan Broadcasting Service) - the national television - showed up. They asked a bunch of questions and were shooting a bit. A few days later, BBS reported on a JavaScript workshop held at the Samtse College of Education. Fortunately, I missed that report as I wasn't keen on seeing myself. A few days later, random people that I have never met before asked me 'Hey, are you the guy that was conducting that workshop?'. For villagers, this must have been a really strange report. A chillip (foreigner) in Gho teaching something really strange on a computer :-).

Guys, have fun and enjoy life!