Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thank you, Lonely Planet

In the latest Lonely Planet Bhutan it was great to see that they thanked me and a Belgian friend of mine, Elien for our helpful hints on the previous edition. It always good to see your impact as a user of a product.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hungarian movie is showcased in Thimphu !

What a nice surprise: the award-winning film of my friend Agnes Kocsis titled "Fresh Air" will be showcased in Thimphu at the EU Film Festival in Bhutan. 

Showtime is on 25 Oct Saturday at 2pm at City Cinema Hall 1.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Screening 'Made in Bhutan' in Belgium

On 20th May, we successfully screened the documentary of the Loden Foundation titled 'Made in Bhutan' in Brussels, Belgium. The screening of the short documentary dedicated to young entrepreneurs in Bhutan was opened by H.E. Ambassador Sonam Tshong and followed by a roundtable discussion with Gerard Tardy and Dorji Tashi from Loden and Maarten Desmet from the University for Common Good. The event was attended by about 60 friends of Bhutan, including the Bolivian and the US Ambassadors.

Loden launched its Entrepreneurship Programme in 2008. Since then it has funded 63 local entrepreneurs, creating a total of over 300 employment opportunities nation wide. Initiated by the foundation, “Made in Bhutan” portrays this recent emergence of entrepreneurship. In 2012, pro-bono director Hirondelle Chatelard travelled the kingdom with a Bhutanese film crew meeting and interviewing entrepreneurs and key individuals.

Maarten Desmet, Gerard Tardy and Dorji Tashi on the panel
With Gerard Tardy and Dorji Tashi after the event

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Proud Dragon song

By Kinley Wangchuk and Ugyen Panday from Bhutan.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Made in Bhutan - a new documentary film

A new documentary film entitled 'Made in Bhutan' has been made on emerging entrepreneurs in Bhutan by Hirondelle Chatelard for the Loden Foundation

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Training at the Thimphu TechPark

During my recent stay in Bhutan I conducted a one-day training session on communication and presentation techniques at the Thimphu TechPark. I tend to provide such workshops whenever I can and I always enjoy the interaction with my Bhutanese friends and it is great to see their eagerness to learn. Not to mention the subtle cultural differences which make all of us laugh time to time. 

Thank you for the TechPark's staff, thank you for the participants. It was a great day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

GNH Facilitator Training Program

Her Royal Highness Princess Kezang Choden Wangchuck launched the GNH Centre’s “GNH Facilitator Training Program” at Terma Linca resort in Thimphu.

GNH Centre’s executive director Dr Saamdu Chetri said the week-long training program, would bring together Bhutanese and international participants to envision how they might apply GNH related principles and lead similar programs in their own contexts.

I was fortunate to have been invited to attend the opening day of this interesting training program which helps spread the GNH values across the globe.

Monday, September 16, 2013

I'm back to Bhutan...

Back to Bhutan. Stunning landing, enjoying the aftershock of Thimphu Tsechu, eating tear-making ema datshi and meeting friends not seen for a year...

Monday, September 2, 2013

What is Happiness?

What is Happiness?

"Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions."
- Dalai Lama

"So don't wait another moment. Open an ice cold Coca-Cola and choose happiness!" - Coca-Cola marketing slogan

I'm confused.