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If I want to be 'someone'... that's him.

You may have thought I didn't see,
Or that I hadn't heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.

You have a place of honor
Deep within my heart.
You've been my superhero, Dad,
Right from the very start.
-Joanna Fuchs

Happy Father's Day Abbu :). I have just wished him. He's probably watching TV now. Haha.. Yah.. He's a TV freak. Specially for sports.

Old Dhaka Fire

When you live your life you create a unique world inside you. That world consists of many dreams, thoughts, desires, ambitions, wishes, emotions, love, bonds etc. When your life ends your world ends. Like this... loss of a life doesn't mean only the physical loss of that person. It means so much more.

117 died in last Thursday night's fire accident in Old Dhaka. Firefighters and Army are still looking for dead bodies underneath the debris.

One survivor said: “Burning chemicals from stores within or beside the living quarters spewed on the streets like lava from a volcano. There was hardly any safe place to step out.”

It was the most dreadful fire accident in our country since 1971. While watching the news tonight about the accident I lost myself for some moments. Each of those 117 bodies were an individual individual world....

Bangladesh will observe a national mourning day today for this incident. May their souls rest in peace.

Into the Clouds

It all started with an idle chat. At the beginning of the previous semester while coming back to IUT, me and my friend Imrat were talking about crossing the border. We got confused, we changed decision and we changed decision again. Finally, it ended up with four IUTIANS: Me, Imrat, Fahd and Fahim. Even two days before we started our journey it was uncertain. Then all on a sudden everything came back on track. Eventually, after 7 hours late of our scheduled flight we flied to Nepal by GMG Airlines.

We landed at Kathmandu airport on 25th May, 9:30pm local time. As mentioned in our package arranged by Lexus a person picked us up to the hotel Tenki. It is located at Thamel, center for tourists in Kathmandu. Everything is available at Thamel. We saw many bars on the way which is unfamiliar in our country. We even saw prostitutes on the street bargaining with their customers! On that night Kathmandu seemed similar to Dhaka to me except the whole city slept too early.

As scheduled, we started…