evening as I was walking home, I heard a strange noise, something
like a dog's bark. I tried to find the source of the strange
noise when a red car stormed by me, almost hitting me! This
left me shocked with the trauma of a serious accident that
could have happened if I had been careless. As I was recovering,
I realised that the red car was being driven recklessly by
a group of youngsters, listening to loud music. What surprised
me more was that the strange dog bark was actually the car
horn! I was agitated to think that these youngsters had no
idea how to drive on the streets, didn't know when to actually
honk their car horns, and moreover, didn't have any respect
for fellow human beings. They should think before honking
their horns, confusing helpless pedestrians and putting their
lives at risk.
had gone to the Book Fair on February 21 with my parents and
little sister, spending some time together looking through
books. I should mention that I wear braces on my teeth. While
we were enjoying the fair and buying books, we came across
one of the computer operators at my father's office. He was
there with his wife and came forward to introduce her to us.
He then looked at me and then asked my father, "Sir,
from where have you bought those steel-ornaments for her teeth?
I would like to buy some for my wife. They look very nice."
We were speechless at first. My father, trying hard to ward
off the awkwardness created, explained to him that braces
do not fall into the category of jewellery. However, while
returning home, we could not help laughing at the absurd remark.
Jahed Jiti VNC
and government holidays are very busy for me since I work
in a restaurant. However, one Friday was an exception. I was
sitting at the Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, waiting
while my son was competing in an art competition. I was enjoying
the lively ambience with lots of young boys and girls taking
part in the contest and was waiting like hundreds of other
parents and guardians. As I was reading the Friday's <>Daily
Star<> and sipping coffee, the premises was getting
crowded with kids and parents. There was no proper sitting
arrangement for young participants, so most of the young artists
were sitting on the floor. I was very surprised when people
came up to me asking for parts of the newspaper so they could
sit on it. I refused, since I was still reading it. Finally,
I had to give in when a very adorable boy of four came to
me and announced, "Uncle, I simply cannot sit on the
floor!" To that, I couldn't say no. Once I obliged with
a smile, I immediately found myself surrounded with more cute
children and soon I had to let go of my Friday news. However,
I did manage to save Star Weekend Magazine for myself!
Sohel Hara Olympia Palace Restaurant Dhaka
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