you're in search of home decoration pieces, fabrics, artifacts, or simply
unique gifts for loved ones, Folk International is the place to go.
Previously known as Ideas this handicrafts trove changed its name about
a half a dozen years ago and from then on (if not from before), it has
become a major haunt for a clientele that mostly boasts foreigners.
tribal crafts, Folk International sells a unique range of tribal fabrics,
tribal dresses, tribal bags, tribal jewelry and tribal tableware. Apart
from these it also sells carved wood figurines, NGO initiated books,
leather and metal conversation pieces, furniture and children's toys.
makes Folk International so endearing to customers are its helpful and
friendly staff, its sleepy, laid back decor and above all its near to
rock-bottom prices. Among Folk International's most recommended wares
are the tribal wall tapestries and table place mats, the wooden figurines,
and it's leather stools, bins, and storage boxes.
mainly sells tribal ware done by the Chakma tribe. The rich collection
of these tribal products makes Folk International such a coveted shop
especially because it is difficult to find a wide range of tribal products
you're in a dilemma about buying gifts, or you are planning on furnishing
your home or you simply want a new shop to haunt on occasional whims,
Folk International is the place to go.
If you have trouble
finding Folk International, here's how you get there: house- 7G, road-
For the women there are lots of men in their lives. There is the occasionally
irritating brother, a meddling father, an exasperating son, a dumb friend
or an unromantic and lazy significant other. But there are times when
you think the world of them and to show the affection there is a cool
set of men's body care product by Fa. The package consists of a deo,
shower gel and cologne in cool silver containers at 550-600 taka and
is available at most shops.
Multiplication tables are often a pain to learn. Kids facing these equations
for the first time exhibit tremendous capabilities in head scratching.
Multiplying is a drag. Staedtler has come up with pencils that have
the entire multiplication table printed on it. It's a bit fat with a
funky day-glow neon eraser on the tip. It might even make math a little
bit fun. A set of twelve costs 90-100 taka at New Market and PQS.
Rolls of tape have a habit of rolling away and disappearing. Then there
is the annoying bit about finding where the tape starts so you can start
peeling. Get a handy tape dispenser that's heavy and won't be lost as
easily. Watch out for when bosses get angry and the dispenser is dispensed
at your head. Medium to large sizes cost 100-150 taka. These come with
a rubber base to prevent sliding and scratching your desktop.
Road trips on the great roads of our country mean everything will go
flying due to the countless bumps. Long trips are also a bit of a drag.
If you're into board games like backgammon, chess or checkers try out
the magnetic sets available at PQS for 295 taka. If you don't know the
rules there are the basic instructions included.
Shades for the rear car windows keep the heads of the rear occupants
from frying in the sun while providing some sort of privacy. There are
small shades that come in pairs and can be stuck to the glass using
rubber suckers. You can unhook a clip and the shade rolls out of sight
when not needed. These cost about 300 taka and come in different designs.
The basic black and white is the classiest while there are others with
pictures of surfers, islands, animals and winking women. Available all
over Bangla Motors but the single color shades a re a little rare.
Kids hate brushing teeth because they have to stand still for an entire
two minutes or so. Besides, it's good for them just like milk so naturally
they will hate it. A good way to entice them is to buy them brushes
by Oral-B that offer a small toy car. The price is 40 taka and the car
is a simple metal piece good for playing "accidents". Of course,
you can get them to buy it but will they brush? Its found at most general
stores and the big supermarkets.
Ehsanur Raza Ronny
those childhood dreams of being a ballerina, or an astronaut, or a
comedian that you ditched for more 'practical' goals as you became
older? Does your current profession make you remember those dreams
with a sigh? Believe it or not, there are ways to get the best of
both worlds. All you need is a little determination, and the rest
is all about strategizing.
a profile of Your dream job
In a perfect world, if you were allowed to choose your career, what
would your job description be like? What would be your responsibilities,
your hours of work? A profile would help give you a clear idea of
what you want out of a job. Once you've created that profile, think
of the goals you've listed there, and see if you can achieve some
at your current job. Suppose you wrote, "Travel to new places".
Keep your eyes peeled for any offer for training courses or seminars
that take you out of the country, or even the city for a short while,
and then immediately apply for it. If you can't achieve at least half
of the goals you've dreamt about, either your dreams are really unrealistic,
or you need to move into a new job. At any rate, creating a profile
will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your career.
money isn't always making a career
What are you doing in your current job? Are the working conditions
and the nature of the work such that they offer you true mental satisfaction,
or are you working just to be able pay the bills? You need to plan
your career moves according to your long-term goals, so that even
if the money is a little slow in coming, in the long run, you are
happy, and have no regrets.
to people who already have your Dream job
Their stories might give you the inspiration and the know-how to help
you get where they are. Alternatively, knowledge of what the work
entails might help you decide whether you really want to try for that
on career-building skills
If you are serious about switching to your dream job, then it's important
to acquire the skills needed in that particular field. Instead of
spending a lazy afternoon watching that soap rerun, go and attend
that workshop and see if you can pick up on some tips, or at least
helps you network with people who can help you build on those important
Even if your childhood dream was to be an actor, and you know for
sure that you won't quit your job at the bank to join the theatre,
find some time to attend drama classes. It never hurts to develop
a new talent or learn a new activity. Maybe you might find some use
for it in your current job. In any case, it'll keep your work life
that dreams are just dreams unless you do something to make them true.
The choice is yours, and all it takes is a little planning.