Sunshine Too Brief


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I'm a self-absorbed Bengali-Torontonian;
Fish comes to me raw, wrappend in seaweed, not cooked in curry;
I love watching thunderstorms and rain;
Sad endings make more sense to me than happy ones;
I hate empty walls.

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Craving of the week-
Dark Chocolate
Reading List-
Midnight's Children
Movie review(out of 5)-
127 hours- *****
Buried- ****
That Girl in Yellow Boots- **
Love of the week-
Seeing James Franco
Aim for the weekend-
Watch 'Going Postal' The Movie

My Novella: Samosa for the Arranged Souls

Introduction & Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapters 3, 4 & 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 6 continues

Chapter 7 & Epilogue

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    Counting down to a month from now

    It's happened.
    A snowstorm, weeks of continuous rain, many months of cloudy skies, unproductive work, blotched school plans, a horrid breakup and cliquey vancouverites- have finally worn me down. I don't regret the move out here. But I am, for my own sanity, returning to my beloved Toronto.
    Not that anything has improved in terms of school or work or relationships- but I'm exhausted from thinking now.

    So what am I doing once I'm back?
    Well, first I'd be chucking the fugly sketchers and donning on my high heels and skirts. Followed by a fill up of my adorable nephew, who is speaking in sentences now. I'm also supposed to meet my old boss and mentor for a chat, maybe get some directions or not.

    Then early May, I'm going soul searching.
    I've thought about this for a while, in terms of all the thresholds in my life that I have been over and one that I have been hesitant in crossing.

    The only cure for my existentialist dilemma seems to be a trip back to my past.
    A long overdue, month long visit to the motherland- Bangladesh to see my grandmother.

    Well, hopefully I'll find a cool spot like that to sit by uninterrupted, with some
    Sunil and Bonkim(Bengali authors)...maybe a bootlegger copy of Harry Potter hand.

    It's high summer time then with temperatures of 25+ degrees C and infrequent electricity to go around Dhaka. BUT...guess what I get?

    No no the bearded guy!
    Tropical fruits! Mangoes, Jackfruit, and some other yummy ones that I only know the Bengali name for. And don't even get me started on the street food..I'll start drooling.

    Plus it would be great spending some time with the wonderful extended family whom I haven't seen in over a decade. This time I think I can handle the inevitable 'why aren't you married?' questions. At 29, I'd officially be a Bengali spinster; a dark and fat one at that! Well atleast that is what I'd be pointing out to potential matchmakers.

    On the trip back, I'm stopping over at another threshold.

    Can you guess from this pic?

    'Irani Khubus = yummy bread made in clay oven'

    How about now?
    'Coca Cola in Arabic'

    Getting close...

    YES! Kuwait!

    I'll be in Kuwait for 5 days, on the way back from Bangladesh.
    A lot of memories to rekindle.....most of my teenage years were spent there with one of my closest friends from high school, who incidentally is married and living in Kuwait now. As expected, we are super excited about seeing each other after 11 years and comparing how much we would have both changed....for the better ofcourse.

    I'd be the size of a house from all the yummy food in both places, but hey Amen to that eh?!

    I hope to be back in Toronto in June:
    - unemployed(bad),
    - out of school(bad),
    - living in my parents basement(bad),
    - with my cat(good),
    - with my car(good) and
    - near friends(good)!

    Wish me luck!


    At 12:14 p.m., April 12, 2007, Blogger Simika said...



    you think you'll find a cool spot like that picture?

    the temperature is going tobe 25+ degrees?


    i want you to call me as you start to feel your face melt off!

    in May, the weather will be 35+ - mark my words!

    At 2:07 p.m., April 12, 2007, Blogger Tazzy said...

    Another bubble burst.

    Thanks sim :P

    At 2:28 p.m., April 12, 2007, Blogger SlobberPot said...

    that picture does look nice and peaceful.

    i really like that night picture of kuwait too.


    At 7:44 p.m., April 12, 2007, Blogger Tasnuva said...

    Isn't it pretty?!!

    I'm super psyched...can you tell?

    Where r you off to this summer Alex?

    At 6:08 p.m., April 13, 2007, Blogger Qeta said...

    Sounds awesome! Have loads of fun.


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