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Biography 91: Our new house

 We were living in a rented apartment in Bangladesh. Our parents rented the apartment near to our own land. Where our parents started building their own house. You know what happens when people make their own house for the first time. My mom wanted so many things in that house and most of…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 24, 2021 at 9:54am — No Comments

From far away

 Some beauty you enjoy more when you stay far away.

When you see pictures of deserts. Like camels are walking, people with very colourful dresses dancing, pictures of the sand storm, sunset in the desert etc. They all look very beautiful from far away. I won't say they don't when you stay…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 23, 2021 at 10:03am — No Comments

Biography 90: Drawing

 I liked to draw. OK, no laughing. No matter what was the outcome, I really liked drawing, mostly colouring pictures (Which had been drawn by someone else). In our primary (Elementary) school books, there were pictures drawn by any artists on every chapter, not coloured. I use to colour them, oh I loved that.…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 22, 2021 at 10:12am — No Comments

Stupid or intelligent

 Whatever your intention is, good or bad, you will succeed only if you have intelligence. However, if you are stupid, maybe sometimes luck will help you, but most of the time or at the end you will taste the failure.

Look at the world. All successful person is intelligent. You won't…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 21, 2021 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Biography 89: Favorite footwear

I have seen in Saudi, authorities don't bother what is kid's footwear is. In Canada, as long as you are wearing running shoes, the school doesn't bother what is its design or colour. 

But Bangladeshi schools are very strict with shoes. Kids had to wear given colour's school shoes.…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 19, 2021 at 8:50am — No Comments

Woman, you are the culprit

 Woman, you are the culprit.

I have seen this always, everywhere. When any negative incident happens, no matter what, if that is linked or just slightly linked to any woman. Then everyone will think, including all women, that the negative incident happened because of that woman.

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 17, 2021 at 9:40am — No Comments

Biography 88: One big plate

 If you go to any market in Saudi Arabia, you will see they are selling big size plates. Those are not just serving plates. People eat on those plates.

Whenever we visited anybody's home, they serve us food with fragrant rice and meat. In South Asia, we called in Biriyani. But Saudi…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 16, 2021 at 6:14pm — No Comments

One of my favorite Hindi songs

 One of my favourite songs. I hope you will like it too.

Mere Sapno Ki Rani 

Lyrics (With translation)

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 15, 2021 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Biography 87: Basin

 I never use the bathroom or bathtub to wash my foot for Adhu (Oju) or cleaning. I always put my feet on the basin. That seems easy for me.  In Bangladesh when we were living in a rented apartment we had a small basin in our dining area. I think maybe my mom warned me that the way I am using, it…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 12, 2021 at 8:35am — No Comments

Not enough trust

 When there is not enough trust, it's really difficult to continue any kind of relationship over there. For example, a person is living or surrounded by some people. Those people are toxic. Every now and then they make some bad information or comment on me. Then the person starts making distance…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 11, 2021 at 9:54am — No Comments

Biography 86: Sports

 I was never a good athlete. But I liked to play. I use to run a lot, but my speed wasn't good enough to win any competition. In our primary (Elementary) school, they always arrange annual sports competitions. I had tried the marble-spoon game in the competition. In this game kids needed to…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 10, 2021 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Song with the telephone conversation

 I'm a quiet type of person. I don't talk if I don't need to. I heard when I was a child, it was impossible to keep me quiet. But I don't remember those days.

I do remember that I use to talk a lot on the landline phone. I liked it because I couldn't see the caller's facial expression. So, I didn't have to worry whether they like my talking or not. Another reason is it was one to one connection. No one is there to interrupt. I always prefer one-to-one conversation. This works more for…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 9, 2021 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Biography 85: Dance

 I liked to dance whenever I listen to any beautiful music, or wear a new dress or just because I'm happy. My uncle (My mom's oldest brother) suggested my mom teach me dancing. My mom took 4 daughters to Bangladesh Shishu Academy. My youngest sister was too young to get admitted, so the older 3 of…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 8, 2021 at 9:11am — No Comments

A song from Yo Yo Honey Singh and Sweetaj Brar

Nice one.

[Lyrics with English translation]

 Tu Tan Sadi Care Ni Karda Time Spare Ni Karda

Tu Tan Sadi Care Ni Karda Time Spare Ni Karda

You don’t care about me. You don’t spare any time for me.

You don’t care about me. You spare me no time.

Ve Main Hi…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 6, 2021 at 3:17am — No Comments

When parents make their kids selfish.

 Sometimes parents unintentionally make kids selfish.

For example, you have a couple of kids. Among them, some are good in their study and some are not. To encourage the good ones, you always give them something extra. Like chocolate, good food or give more amount of food. You give this…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 5, 2021 at 9:39am — No Comments

Biography 84: Scores in the school

I never liked to do academic study. In grade 2, I placed 2nd. Then our first boy left the school. From our home, everybody thought now I will place 1. But next year, I placed 3rd. Then next was worse. But I didn't know about that because from grade 5 I have moved to another school. It was a bigger…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 3, 2021 at 5:51pm — No Comments

A doctor and a lawyer

 My mom wanted to make one of her kid doctors, another one a lawyer. She said this many times, it is very helpful for a family if they have a doctor and a lawyer in the family.

She wanted to make my older sister a doctor. Because she is very good in academic study. But she never wanted to…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 2, 2021 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Biography 83: Crockeries

 In our primary(Elementary) school in Bangladesh, we had an annual prize ceremony day. It is a tradition in schools, all over Bangladesh.

The school arranges beautiful cultural performances in this function. Like dance, singing, poem recitation etc. In the end, the teacher started…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on November 1, 2021 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Kitchen sets and accessories

 Like every small girl, I like crockery. I mean I still like them. When I was a kid, whenever I went to buy toys, I uses to buy crockeries. I liked to play with them. Now I have my own kitchen. I still like to have different kitchen items. But I am living in a rented apartment. So, I am holding myself…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on October 29, 2021 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Harmonica

My dad bought us Harmonica in Saudi Arabia. We didn't know how to play music with it, but we use it as a toy. One day in Bangladesh he asked me to give him the Harmonica and played this music. I was surprised, he played exactly like the main song. I didn't know that he could play it! That's it. He never…

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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on October 28, 2021 at 9:07am — No Comments

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