Writing 101: Thing’s I’ve Learned

Today, let’s write a list. Write your own list on one of these topics:

1.Things I Like

2. Things I’ve Learned.

3. Things I Wish

I have chosen the topic:

Things I’ve Learned:

  1. Do not give Advice to a friend.
  2. Always agree with a friend, even if you know she is Wrong.
  3. Be patient with seasons, Winter is always followed by Spring, unless you live in St. John’s.
  4. Always keep your bottle filled with water, if you need to Discipline your kitty.
  5. Stay away from spicy food if you are allergic to “Cayenne.”
  6. If you want your Doctor’s secretary to ‘Smile’, give her gifts at Christmas time.
  7. Always ‘Smile’ when your guests arrive.
  8. Never say ‘No’ when your guests volunteer to do the dishes.
  9. When inviting friends to your birthday party at a restaurant, be ready to pay the ‘Bill.’
  10. Stay away from ,Religion,’ or ‘Politics,’ when you have company.
  11. The above is a list of things I’ve learned.
  12. I hope to get feedback from the participants, thank you for reading it. 🙂

 

DP Daily Prompt: From the Collection of the Artist

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A hundred years from now, a major museum is running an exhibition on life and culture as it was during our current historic period. You’re asked to write an introduction for the show’s brochure. What will it say?

Culture and life in Bangladesh 21st century: Bangladesh is mostly ethnically homogeneous, 98.5% are of Bangladeshis are of the Bengali ethno-linguistic group. 98 % of Bangladeshis are fluent in standard Bengali or Bengali dialects as their first language.Charyapada.jpg (650Ă—95)

Religion: Majority of Bangladeshis are Muslims and constitute 86% of the population, followed by Hindus 12%, those who practiced other religions are only 1%.

The culture of Bangladesh is composite and over the centuries has assimilated influences of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity.

It has manifested in various forms, including music, dance, drama , Arts and Crafts; folklore  and folktale; languages and literature; Philosophy and Religion, ; festivals and celebrations as well as distinct cuisine and culinary tradition.

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Festivals and dance styles of Bangladesh may be divided into three categories such as classical,folk and modern.Festival celebrations are Pohela baisakh, Independence Day, Eid-al Fitr, Eid-al- adha, Durga Puja and Language movement Day.

Eid Congregation

 

 

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Cuisine:Fish and Rice are the staple food of Bangladesh

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This is a preparation of rice for special occasions, normally Bengalis eat boiled rice with fish.

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https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/dp-daily-promp…-of-the-artist

 

All the images are from Wikipedia.

 

 

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DP Daily Prompts: In Good Faith

Describe a memory or encounter in which you considered your faith, religion, spirituality–or lack of–for the first time.

My mom gave me a book of prayers , she checked off two she said was very helpful when I was in any kind of danger. I memorized both of them and felt confident these two would protect me.

I once told my uncle about them, he smiled and said, “here is another one, this one is short and will come in handy when you are nervous and forget the long ones.”

I am equipped with my three prayers to help me when I need them.

Once I was traveling to Dhaka (Bangladesh) in the middle of the night by train, there were other passengers, I was traveling alone, suddenly I saw a weird looking man showing his face on the window, I was so terrified I started saying the three prayers one at a time, when the train stopped at a station, he was told to get off from the train by the conductor. I was relieved I wouldn’t have to see his face again.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/dp-daily-prompts-3/

 

DP Daily Prompts: The Eighth Sin

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For me the eighth sin is, “PREJUDICE”. It is a baseless and usually negative attitude toward members of a group.

When God created us I wonder if He thought that His creation will not get along because we are different. By this I mean not all of us speak the same language or practice the same religion or have the same skin color.

I remember I went to a store in a city where they will not speak to you if you spoke English, even though I was a customer and was there to spend my money and they were employed to make sure that the customers were treated with respect.

I was discriminated because I did not know their language, this is prejudice #1.

Then there is the issue of religion, what difference does it make if my religion is not the same. If I practice a certain religion, I am considered a terrorist, therefore they will have nothing to do with me.

Number 3 is color of my skin, why should it be an issue, but it is, there are known facts where if your skin color is different from the natives they wont rent their house or apartment.

I think eighth sin , “Prejudice”, is just as evil as the other seven sins!

link: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/dp-daily-promp…the-eighth-sin/

DP Daily Prompt: Back of the Queue

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Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to starting( an activity, hobby, or anything else, really? Tell us about it — and tell us about what’s keeping you from doing it.

Lately I am thinking of writing a book, this is not something I’ve always wanted to do, but am thinking about it since last year. I’m not sure what I can write about. I have often thought about writing about the kids I taught.

My best experience came from teaching, I always loved kids they were a joy to teach, to talk with, I watched them grow into lovely human beings, they are so innocent,so outspoken,  when they think  someone is not being fair.

I remember about an incident I was teaching them religion, there was a story of the natives who allowed the visitors to take as much land as they want by walking, the visitors misused it by running as far as they could to claim the land.Immediately every single hand shot up in disapproval, they said, “But miss that’s cheating they were not permitted to do that”.

I thought about their reaction and felt God bless them, if our heads of states could be as fair as these kids, they would think twice before they took away territories from innocent nations. Wars in the name of peace would not have taken place.

Whenever I think of writing ,the faces of my kids I taught comes to my mind, and I tell myself they deserve to be written about.

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/dp-daily-prompt-5

 

Nazrul song dedicated to Tagore on his death posted and translated by Ranu

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Kazi Nazrul Islam, the revolutionary Bengali Muslim who is now the National Poet of Bangladesh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam dedicated this song on Tagore’s death.

Let the exhausted (Robi) Tagore sleep.

Do not wake him up ,

by calling him

One who provided the light,

all his life,

let him sleep.

Do not wake him up.

Do not make him cry,

by crying .

Let the exhausted Robi sleep.

Let him sleep.

DP Daily Prompt: In Good Faith Post by Ranu

My daughter applied for a scholarship. She was concerned.She did not think she will get it. I promised her I will pray for her.

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English: Faithful praying towards Makkah; Umayyad Mosque, Damascus. PortuguĂŞs: Damasco (SĂ­ria) – Homens voltados para a Cidade de Meca se reĂşnem para rezar, na hora do almoço, na Mesquita Umayyad, a mais importante da SĂ­ria. (Foto Antonio Milena/ABr – hor – 08) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I prayed for ten days and asked God for help.Months went by,my daughter lost hope. I told her she will get it, because I prayed for her. The announcements of the recipients were supposed to come out in the month of February. I was firm I knew she will get it.Instead of February the announcements of the recipients came four months late. My faith did not diminish,I knew my daughter will get the scholarship and she did. Faith,religion and spirituality was in full force.These three have to be there I believe to get one’s wish granted. If one doesn’t have faith,success will not happen.

Aleph a novel by Paulo Coehlo….post by Ranu

Paulo Coelho the famous author of ,’Alchemist’ has written another interesting one.The title of this one is ‘Aleph’.I started reading it two days ago,this is another one I feel I must finish reading, before I pick up another book. It has everything I like reading i.e  travels,religion,interesting people and day to day complexities of life.I read almost half of the book.I am planning to write a review after I finish reading it.

Aleph

Aleph (Photo credit: Tiemen Rapati)