The most important person in my life is my uncle. My uncle Gyaltso is like my second dad. I was in the care of my uncle and aunt Karchung ever since I was little girl. In my culture, living in a joint family is common. Since my parents had many children to take care, so my uncle and aunt took care of my brother and I. When I was in boarding school, my friends used to think that my uncle and aunt are my parents. I have never felt the difference. For me both my parents and uncle and aunts are equally important. But my uncle was the one who supported me through my schooling and guide me through many important events of my life.
This is my uncle. He is the youngest brother of my mother. He became monk when he was a little boy. He is the peacemaker in the family J His calm personality, simple teaching has always been my inspiration. Even though as a monk he cannot have the luxurious of life like other man, but he loves electronic gadgets. His latest favorite one is the ipad that my youngest sister gifted.
This is the whole crew! First one is my youngest brother (Tashi), second one is my oldest sister (Tsering), third one is MYSELF, forth is my dad, fifth one is my younger sister (Chimi), sixth one is other older sister (Chiji) and the last one is my oldest brother (Kunga). Believe it or not, we all got together as one after 23 years. Before this, we were all in different parts of the world. My older brother and sisters were aboard working hard to support the family. In this way, my younger brother and sister and myself are the educated in the family. So, we are very fortunate to have older siblings who supported us through the life by sacrificing their own times of life. In my culture, orders should take responsibilities of the younger ones.
This is the picture of my uncle's family. This picture is taken during one of our festival. They are still in Nepal, so i miss them a lot. I haven't seen them for a while. I remember when the youngest one was born and how I was so excited to play with her. These are important people in my life...