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.

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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.

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

I am not sure yet, but it will likely involve animals or the environment.

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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”

 

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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NEXT TRAvel DESTINATION

I would love to visit England and visit the college my parents went to!