Human Rules!!!

Ok, so what are the rules for being human?? Yes!! Cherie Carter-Scott mentioned ten rules for being human in his website. Awesome and truthful list of rules….lets hear them:

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.

Acknowledgment: Cherie Carter-Scott Human Rules


Hillarious Joke :)


I went to the store the other day, and I was in there for only about 5 minutes.
When I came out there was a motorcycle cop writing a parking ticket.
So I went up to him and said, ‘Come on, buddy, how about giving a guy a break?’
He ignored me and continued writing the ticket.
So I called him a pencil-necked Nazi.
He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tyres!
So I called him a piece of horse shit.
He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.
Then he started writing a third ticket!
This went on for about 20 minutes.
The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

I didn’t care.

My car was parked around the corner.
I try to have a little fun each day.
It’s important.


New Yorker!!

After switching my decision thousand times, finally I decided to move to New York. Even though last one year I rarely admit I live in NJ 😛 If anybody happened to ask me, ‘where do you live’, my straight answer was ‘New York’.

Except for work and sleep I try to spend as much as possible time in NY. And I just hate staying in NJ. My lease at current place expire soon, and this time I decided ‘no matter what’ – I will be a New Yorker 😀

Offcourse this comes with cost of NY Resident Tax, Expensive Apartments rent, 1 hour commute to work each way, Not very clean and organized neightbourhood/apartment – I am still determine to accept these and fulfill my wish of becoming a New Yorker! And specially thinking of living in Queens, around all Bangladeshi returants so that I can eat any deshi food anytime I want to 🙂

Can’t wait to moveeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

In a month or so, when someone asks me, ‘Where do you live’ I want to tell the truth this time “I live in NY” 🙂

I am Impressed!


Recently I got a chance to meet a wonderful person who amazed me with his work and lifestyle. He is doing his PhD at one of the finest universities in USA. And his life style is quite amazing. He does tons of jobs. He barely get chance to sleep. He is working with his Prof publishing one book, he is working on his extensive thesis resesrch, he is working as a Dorm Resident advisor and he get calls as late as 3 AM in the morning from dorm residents for as simple matter as ‘my roomate snoring….I can’t sleep…please take care’ 🙂 He supervises two students who are 100% dependednt on him and meet/call him every now and then for simple research matters. He take care of his younger sister’s most projects as she is struggling with her Bachelors!! He is taking care of his family who lives in BD.
And to my surprise, such energitic and hardworking geek also sings. He participate in most of the Bangladeshi cultural program nearby his place.
This is just a partial list of what he does. And I was really really impressed!! I just realized what a waste I am. If someone asks me to put an exact list of what exactly I do, I don’t think I have any good list to come up with 😦

So, when i was mesmerized by his energy, creativity and hardwork and quite lost with what exactly I am doing with my life and I met a summer intern at our work. She is done with her internship and leaving for her study to University of California Berkeley. I asked her about her thesis topic, and what she explained made me felt worst 😦

She has come up with a great and very impressive idea and working on that. And every body specially her Prof. is appriciating her for her very thoughtful and creative idea.
Now, I am impressed and amazed by all these great wonderful people around and feeling very guilty for not doing anyhting with this life 😦

Trust me, I am really really impressed and very much ashamed with myself 😦

Heart Breaking news!

I have been following this news of the twins ‘Borsha’ and ‘Bonya’ in Bangladesh. They were conjoined twins. And the news of separating them was everywhere for last few days. Yesterday doctors had a seven hours long operation to seprate the babies. It was very critical surgical operation. One of the twin ‘Bushra’ died after seven hours of the operation.

I was so shocked, I was really hoping them to survive. The operation was successfuly done. I read in the news that so far only 25%  of such operation succeed. The other twin ‘Bonna’ is also in critical condition now. No body knows if she’ll surviev this stress or not. It is very painful seeing one of them dying.

When we take great risks with hope of surviving the outcome is heartbreaking if we loose it. The twins parents had very high hope from this operation yet they lost one chile.

I pray for ‘Borsha’s departed soul and I earnestly pray that ‘Bonya’ keeps alive!!

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Funny Answeing Messages!!

I found some wonderful funny answering machine messages here.

Following are few I really liked:

1. Hi, we aren’t in at the moment, if you are trying to sell us something please start speaking now and hang up at the beep, everyone else start speaking at the beep and hang up when you’ve finished.

2. Roses are red, violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet, and so are you
The roses have wilted, the violets are dead,
The sugar bowl’s empty, and so is your head
The roses stink, sorta like sheep
But leave your name, number, and message after the beep
The roses are molding, the violets are rotten
And I might call you back, if I haven’t forgotten

3. These words are lovely dark and deep
But I’ve got promises to keep
and miles to go before I sleep
So leave a message at the beep.

4. A is for academics, B is for beer. One of those reasons is why we’re not here. So leave a message.

5. We’re not in cause we’re out LOOTING! Leave a message and we’ll call you back and tell you what we got.

6. We’re sorry. You have reached an imaginary number. Please rotate your phone 90 degrees and try again.


Acknowledgment: GoodQuotes

Another Great & Inspiring Speech!!

Earlier I wrote a post about the most amazing, inspiring  speech I have heard by Steve Jobs in a Commencement Ceremony at Stanford University. That post can be found here.

There are few more I like to hear/read! Out of theme there is one speech which has a nice history. The speech was written by Mary Schmich. When she created the speech she described it as the commencement address she would give if she were asked to give one. Well, this particular speech named as ‘Wear Sunscreen‘ later become so popular that it was used by Kurt Vonnegut (as Mary never got the chance to give the speech) in a commencement speech at MIT.

And here is the speech collected from here:

“Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’97.
Wear Sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.
Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idel Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year- olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone. Mayber you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody’s else’s.
Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Dont’ be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.
Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will Look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.”

Acknowledgement: Wikipedia, Robert (who collected the speech and made it available in his website).