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My Personal Stories

“Oh, What’s in A Name?”

Reading Time: 8 minutesI used to really feel uncomfortable introducing myself as “Dorje Gurung” to fellow Nepalis as a young student growing up in Nepal in the eighties.
I still do…but for the exact opposite reason!
I may just have found a way around it thoug! . . . → Read More: “Oh, What’s in A Name?”

My Personal Stories

Lost Memories of Old

Reading Time: 4 minutesSomething — ten-year (1997) high school reunion — that I should remember! I should have memories of it! After all, I had been heavily involved in its organization! But, strangely enough, I don’t, while I do our one-year (1988) reunion, for all the right and two wrong reasons! . . . → Read More: Lost Memories of Old

My Personal Stories

Sometimes You Just Can’t Win…and That’s OK

Reading Time: 6 minutesHow people are in some respects — and also how power dynamics — work don’t change with time. Should you suffer in some way because of that, hardly any of it is about you AND as such you can’t do anything about it really. And that’s ok! . . . → Read More: Sometimes You Just Can’t Win…and That’s OK

My Personal Stories, Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Pain

Reading Time: 4 minutesDo you know what ultimate pain is? If not and if you are interested, read on! 😀 😀 . . . → Read More: Ultimate Pain

My Personal Stories, Travel

Tongue And Tales

Reading Time: 8 minutesAs a result of a versatile tongue, I have enjoyed privileges and have had some interesting experiences, both abroad and in Nepal, that I otherwise wouldn’t have had. . . . → Read More: Tongue And Tales

My Personal Stories, Nepal Earthquake

Bourne Again!

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Books are amazingly powerful.

They can make people’s lives.

They did mine!

. . . → Read More: Bourne Again!

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, St. Xavier's School

Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

Reading Time: 9 minutes

Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it’s defended as part of our “culture.” My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn’t do much good for us!

What’s more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.

. . . → Read More: Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

My Personal Stories

When in Scandinavia…

Reading Time: 4 minutesI decided on a career in 1996, two years after graduating from college, while working at Red Cross Nordic UWC in Norway, . . . → Read More: When in Scandinavia…

Grinnell College, My Personal Stories

One of The Happiest Days of My Life…

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the happiest days of my life was a Spring day in 1990. At the time, I was wrapping up my second year at UWC of the Adriatic and waiting to hear from American colleges and universities I had applied to. A letter from Grinnell College would make my day then! . . . → Read More: One of The Happiest Days of My Life…

My Personal Stories, Presentations & Speeches, St. Xavier's School, USA

Burr & Burton Academy: Success…What you Make of Life

Reading Time: 1 minute

Live life in others’ terms, you’ll fail…no matter what.

Live life in ones own terms, you’ll succeed…no matter what.

In other words, ones success is measured by oneself, so therefore, success is what you make of life.

. . . → Read More: Burr & Burton Academy: Success…What you Make of Life

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