The week in re(ar)view
What's the difference between bravery and stupidity? If you jumped off the Niagara Falls is it brave or an intense case of mental degradation? Apparently if you get yourself killed in the process you died a) a noble death, b) a very stupid death. Seems there is always two sides to looking at things.
Man versus train
New contest category
By Gokhra and Mood Dude
Hello Mr. Islam
Anyway I was just sharing a thought or two about the book since we both like it. If you can think of any ideas how you can overthrow the party then mail me.
There is simply NO way you can get out from that. That's' the scariest part of the novella and that is exactly what Orwell wanted to highlight.
So I am 15 yrs old and I have recently come to the US. It has been just three months and I already miss my old surroundings. Just four months ago I used to be in std-8 of SEMS. Shaheen English Medium School.
I just love RS and SWM. When I was in Bangladesh, every Thursday, after coming from School I used to rid myself of my bag and lie under the speeding fan and read the RS.
But now I am watching on the monitor, sitting in a chair and just gazing, it is critical and I just can't get the same taste I used to. Coming here I have realized what Bangladesh really is. What a precious gem it is.
I was certainly not like the kids of today who are simply trying to get Western. So it is really hard for me to get used to this Western life. However I tell you I am going to come back.
Because America is not MY COUNTRY. And when I say that Bangladesh is MY country I just get some sort of unabated satisfaction and comfort. The reason I am telling you this because I want you to write an article addressing the boys and girls of our country along with those who are in PROBASH telling them what they owe for their contribution to country's flourishment.
I have seen that the kids in America just don't care about Bangladesh. They just went on saying that Bangladesh is a bad place to live in. There is not enough money and this and that.
I don't think these immigrant kids will ever be able to realize the true sense of patriotism. And if this prediction turns into reality then I am afraid Bangladesh is not going to see an enlightened future. Because it is we ---the immigrants who can represent our country, who can uphold the image and who can stamp out the criticisms.
PS- Would you please tell me how old you are? Just curiosity you can say!!
We can only wish that there are more people like you who can use all that they have learned in the US and bring it back to implement into our own country. After all the blood that flows through our veins is Bangladeshi. When we have a country of our own, it is beyond me why we would work towards the development of another.
About the name bit, The Q comes from a sort of a family tradition which I have decided to stick with!
We will skip the age bit and as for Mood Dude; well his is a secret that cannot be revealed- somewhat like Batman, although Mood has enough sense to put his underwear where it belongs!
Well hello there,
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It was interesting to note how many of them dealt with heartbreak and loss rather than the more positive feelings that could also be associated with love. I guess that the Love Limericks on Shout Out make up for them.
I think I made another boo-boo…limericks are supposed to be five-line poems. For some weird reason the Oliver Twist poem had been stuck in my head and I got it mixed up. However, it was pretty neat to see what everyone came up with. I so love it when readers chip in to make an issue work!
Well, it's time that we started up our debates and discussions. Starting next week, I'll introduce our newest topic. In the meantime, if there's a topic you would want to discuss with readers, please send them my way.
Along with Valentine's Day, we'll also be celebrating Pohela Falgun, and so I'm going to sign out now and go pick out a nice yellow outfit. Take care!
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By The Girl Next Door
To Tanzia, with love
To Shamera of Loreeto
From Your Admirer
To: Peu's Dad
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