Please please please watch this. It wont cost you more than 10 seconds.
Youtube VideoNovember 26, 2007
What have I become, my sweetest friend!November 19, 2007
Sometimes I feel like I never write anything positive in my blog. So far all my posts are about disappointments, accidents, disasters and what not. So last time when I posted about ‘Sidr’, I was thinking my next post would be about something good and positive. Unfortunate me, another bad thing has happened today. Bangla band group Dolchut’s Shanjib Chowdhury has passed away due to a brain haemorrhage. (link: DailyNews). I have always loved Dolchut’s music and preferred Shanjib’s compositions over Bappa’s (another lead of Dolchut).
So, what’s up with me!! Have I stopped paying attention towards the good side of life or good things have stopped happening around me?
Anyway, here is a song by country music legend Johnny Cash. He covers Nine Inch Nail’s ‘Hurt’. I believe this was his last official music release.
I hurt myself today to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain the only thing that’s real. The needle tears a hole, the old familiar sting. Try to kill it all away, but I remember everything.
What have I become, my sweetest friend. Everyone I know goes away, in the end. And you could have it all, my empire of dirt. I will let you down, I will make you hurt.
I wear this crown of thorns upon my liar’s chair. Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair. Beneath the stains of time the feelings disappear. You are someone else I am still right here.
If I could start again, A million miles away
I would keep myself, I would find a way.
Bangladesh, Global Warming and Islamic ExtremismNovember 18, 2007
Just finished reading an article on The Daily Green. It links ‘Sidr’ to Globam Warming and explains why ‘Sidr’ should be a matter to the U.S. (Link)
Sidr UpdateNovember 18, 2007
Bangladesh Cyclone Death Toll Reaches 2217 (xinhuanet.com)
Cyclone Death Toll May Rise to 8,000 (timesOnline.co.uk)
Cyclone Death Toll Could Reach 10,000: Red Crescent Society (globeandmail.com)
Cyclone ‘Sidr’ Kills 1,100 in BangladeshNovember 16, 2007
Dim ShongeetNovember 15, 2007
These are two songs [i don’t know why the heck i am calling them songs] I composed almost a year ago. I don’t wanna call them parody songs, cause I wrote them while I was thinking about the love of my life: ‘dim’, to express my great affection towards it :p Yes! both of these songs [or, should I say skits!] are about eggs. Since childhood I have liked and adored eating eggs. :p I still remember me and my brother watching cartoons on tv and eating boiled eggs when we were kids. Though I don’t eat as much eggs as I used to, [too much cholesterol in egg yolks. I want to live 101 years :p] I still feel that great love deep down in my heart. :p
I didn’t sit down to write and sing them purposely. One time I downloaded a software that could remove the vocal from an audio track. So just to see how did it work, i recorded the first dim song removing the original vocal. The second one is just g1bBeRi$h. I was playing my guitar and was singing ‘ja ichha tai’. [i am not that good with guitar either].
Enough of the story. I know you will be thanking God for having a pause/stop button. :p
Song 1: Download
Song 2: Download
Back on the Road AgainNovember 6, 2007
Whew! Got my car back.
Death of an American Hero??!!November 6, 2007
Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, the pilot who dropped “Little Boy” (the first atomic bomb ever used in a war) at Hiroshima Japan on 6th August 1945 and killed 140,000 civilians, has died last Thursday (1st November 2007) at the age of 92. In a recent interview he said he had no regrets over the people were killed or injured on that day and made a point of saying he slept easily at night.
(‘Enola Gay’ was the plane that carried ‘Little Boy’. It was named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of Paul Tibbets)
I have done some research on him today and found out that most of the Americans consider him as a hero and are actually proud of him. One patriot even declares in a forum thread that a single American life is worth more than the entire population of Japan and by murdering thousands of innocent children and their mothers in Hiroshima, this guy saved many US soldiers’ lives and took the revenge on Japan for killing 3,000 American soldiers in Pearl Harbor.
I don’t know what to say, ‘General’. I know you were just doing your duty and you didn’t make the call, many others were involved. But I still feel disgraceful for what you did. I wish I could salute you and praise you for murdering 140,000 of my kind.
“I made one great mistake in my life — when I signed a letter to President [Franklin D. Roosevelt] recommending that an atomic bomb be made” – Albert Einstein. [Rabindranath Tagore also signed that letter]
Song: ‘Bhabcho Tumi’
Artist: Lopa Mudra
Album: Mushkil Ahsan
Here I Go AgainNovember 3, 2007
It’s been a long time since I wrote something here. I think my last post was in June’07. Nothing has changed so far, except that I had an accident 2 weeks ago [Oct 17th]. I was driving Ammu back from her doctor’s place and on our way back when I was making a wide left turn, a grey Chevy Trailblazer flew on me from out of nowhere. I bet the driver was going way above the speed limit. Still it was my fault, because I had the stop sign and according to my common sense and accident report, I should have paid more attention. John, driver of the other vehicle was a jerk and he was acting like I did it intentionally to kill him or to ruin his heavenly perfect life or something. I told him few times that I am sorry. An accident is an accident. Still he was acting all freaked out. Anyway, since I pay only for the liability, my insurance is not going to pay a single penny to fix my car. I gotta fix it from my own pocket :(. I already have bought the right fender, right marker light, right turn light and right headlight. The car is still at the bodyshop. Hopefully I will get it back on this Monday. For past 2 weeks I’ve been driving Abbu’s car and I feel like I’ve lost my faith in my driving skills. Sitting behind the wheel is no fun for me anymore. I didn’t have any accident for almost 5 years and now I have two accidents back to back in one year [totaled a minivan this February:(]. I just can’t risk another accident right now and thought of having one is scaring the heaven out of me. I don’t know if I am just getting older or having my post-accident-trauma!! :p
Yesterday I had a phone interview with ‘Authentec’ for a System Test Engineer position. The company is in Florida and they design fingerprint authentication sensors. The guy who took my interview was a weirdo. I felt like I was talking to a robot. At one point, he asked me “how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Describe every step”. LOL. I was like, “are you serious?”. Then he told me that, he was just checking how detail oriented I am :p. Actually they were looking for someone who knew Java (recruiter didn’t tell me that). So I told him before the interview, even though I have programming background but I am not a hardcore developer and I don’t know Java. He said it wouldn’t be a problem. Still he asked me 4 Java related questions [at least that’s how few of them sounded to me :p] and I had to repeat “I don’t know.. I don’t know.. ” 4 times within 30 seconds. LOL. So the interview didn’t go that great. But I am glad that I am not leaving NY for FL. :p
Rahman Bhai also had an interview with Infosys in BridgeWater, NJ. I went with him, cause he didn’t want to drive the whole way all by himself. We got stuck near Holland Tunnel (outbound) for almost an hour and reached there one hour late. He was lucky though, they still took his interview and it went great. Hopefully he is going to get a second interview with them.
At last the winter is here in NY. A sore throat along with my stuffy, runny nose is telling me that it’s winter time.
Oh I watched American Gangster last week. Nice movie.
‘The way I am’, a sweet song by Ingrid Michaelson from album ‘Girls and Boys’. If anyone needs the mp3, let me know :p
If you were falling, then I would catch you. You need a light, I’d find a match. Cause I love the way you say good morning. And you take me the way I am.
If you are chilly, here take my sweater. Your head is aching, I’ll make it better. Cause I love the way you call me baby. And you take me the way I am.
I’d buy you Rogaine if you start losing all your hair. Sew on patches to all you tear. Cause I love you more than I could ever promise. And you take me the way I am. You take me the way I am.