No man is an island

I have worked in Bhutan as JICA volunteer since Jan. 2017. I specialize in remote sensing and GIS and teach researchers these skill.

No man is an island

Bhutan
Happiness is a place

I'm still in Bhutan.

It has been almost 1 year since I came back to my blog. I'm so lazy and sorry about that.

If possible, I try to write myself and daily life once a week.

I wanna introduce some friends I met in Bhutan by dividing a few times.

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I went on a trip to some regions with my friend for a week.

Her name is Molly. She is one of my best friends I have ever met in Bhutan. I could make a lot of friendns here. Especially, people from United States. She is one of them.

Our office had admitted international students since 2010 or 2011, but they have moved to other place recently, though. It's far from here. But actually, I'm still engaged in their work with GIS, kind of software. That's why I could see her. She is so kind and such an incredible person. When I stayed alone and was bored, she cared about me and took me to some places like temple, coffee shop and mountain for hike. Everything is precious memories.

 

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In this July, she invited her mother to Bhutan. I was supporsed to travel with them for only 2 days. However, as I stayed with them, it was difficult to say Good bye. It happens as lon as I stay longer here. It can't be helped. Finally, I had a great time with them for a week. I could go and see many places I've never been to.

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Thank you so much, Molly  and her mother. I was soooo happy that they treated me as a family. I really appreciated it. I'll never forget you. I'm looking forward to seeing you in U.S. or Japan. I miss you so much.

25. Past 6 months

It has been 6 months since I came Bhutan. I am used to living here and have room to think about something now. I look back on the happy time lately when I have spent with my friends at JICA trraining center. I was filled with joyful expectation before I took part in training. Actually, I worried whether I adjusted to new life, followed the class (langage) and passed final test or not. However, I worried about nothing. I could spend plenty of quality time with them and make lots of friends.

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23. 初めての出張

トンサというところに出張に行ってきました。私の住むブムタンからトンサはおよそ60km離れた所にあり車でだいだい3時間かかります。

これも急にいつものごとく「明日出張に行くけど一緒にどう?」と言われたので、ダメもとで急いで出張に必要な書類を揃え、何とかJICAから許可を得ることができました。本来なら最低3日前には申し出をしないといけないところを・・・

本当にJICAオフィスの方々には感謝しています。

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22. クリーンキャンペーン

出張に行く前の出来事ですが、私の配属先ではクリーンキャンペーンを月に一度行っています。まだ始めたばかりの活動で今回で2度目ということで参加してきました。

 

ブムタンのキキラ(ラ→峠)という所に、職員数十名と住民と共にバスで向かいました。

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21. 登山

私事ですが、この間野良犬に噛まれてしまいました。

幸い、傷は浅く注射を打たずに済みました。犬に噛まれたのは幼少の頃以来です。急に背後から私の左脹脛をカブリ。勘弁してください本当に。

ブータンは治安は良いけど、犬が本当に厄介です。遠くから見たら可愛いんですけども。

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20. 盛りだくさん

この数週間の間に色々な出来事がありました。その中の一部を紹介します。

まずは、私の初仕事の話です。

 

1日として、自分の予想通りに事が運んだことがないんじゃないかと思います。

カウンターパートは、首都に行ってからもう3週間くらい帰ってこない(1週間で帰ってくるからと言ってたのにな・・)。

そのしわ寄せがとうとう自分に襲いかかってきました。

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