This is a personal blog entry written by Khyung Gi Brag Skyibs (Translated and submitted by Lobsang, January 28, 2008)
Nowadays, it is so sad to see Tibetans, specifically some students and monks, fighting amongst themselves in humiliating and tragic ways, while they completely ignore the outside enemies who are nearly devouring us. Tsering Kyi, Miss Tibet, is an important Tibetan writer in the literary world and a role model for many women. I think we all probably agree with this statement. As she has claimed, she has been working hard for the preservation of Tibetan culture. If so, why do we need to see such a bad picture as that which is in front of us? People won’t believe that I wrote this piece for the sake of our nationality, but I believe in myself. If Miss Tibet can do things like that, what do you expect stupid women and men like us to do? If you pose for pictures that nearly reveal your breasts, people like us who idolize you will go out in public with our genitals exposed. Let’s say we totally ignore whatever people say about us; should we respond by saying that those people are stupid and narrow minded? Do you think this is right?
On the matter of culture and customs, everybody is talking about preservation and innovation. What makes the land of snow unique is that it is the land of Avalokiteśvara [the Bodhisattva of Compassion]. Are there not people saying that this nationality has belief in compassion and knows right from wrong? That this nationality has a good quality of life? Are all of these lies? Everybody is talking about you, Tsering Kyi, coming back to your blog, with hope, and they want to share their heartfelt words. Everybody is clapping. However, I am not happy at all. Miss Tibet came back naked. Is this just your proclamation of our backwardness? Perhaps this is an assault on the good characteristics of Tibetan customs. There are ways to develop and advance without showing breasts and sexuality in public. We should not abandon the unique and good characteristics of Tibetan customs and ways of thinking. In conclusion, you can see from this long letter on one single picture how much hope and belief I have in her.(PS) If you want to reply to this letter, please think carefully and don’t get angry about this small matter. But, sometimes we need to begin talking about something big by beginning with something small.
Original post: http://www.tibetabc.cn/u/ladeng/archives/2008/200812816475.html.