Emma Leaenne Chan
Kuzuzangpo la (hello).. I am Emma. I am 16 years old and have lived in Thimphu (Bhutan). I enjoy reading, music and photography in my free time. I also love animals of all kinds and trying to keep my plants alive.
PLACES YOU LOVE IN THIMPHU
I really like Junction bookstore. The owner, Mui, takes care of the street dogs in the area and helps many local businesses sell products at her store.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
I am not sure yet, but it will likely involve animals or the environment.
3 WORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SURVIVE IN THIMPHU
Kuzuzangpo la which is a polite “Hello”
Kadrinchey la which is a polite “Thank you”
Dzongkha mishay which means “I don't speak Dzongkha”
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL?
Not anyone in particular, more certain moments in time. For example, reading about the environment has encouraged me to try to pursue a lower waste lifestyle, and hearing about animal testing has inspired me to only buy products that are not tested on animals. I am very blessed to have a family that supports and encourages these choices.
YUM LOCAL FOODS
I like cheese momos which are vegetarian dumplings with a local cheese that taste a little like cheddar. There are many variations to the momo, and they are typically eaten with a chilli sauce.
NEXT TRAvel DESTINATION
I would love to visit England and visit the college my parents went to!