California :)

Last few months I have been hearing this song, a song full of life and energy and I added it to my youtube favorites (Here is the You Tube Link)

If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you’re goin’ to San Francisco ………………..

Well, guess what?? I had no idea whatsoever that this song will become a truth for me so soon 😀 Is it called destiny?? Anyway, I came to California (San Fransisco) yesterday to look for jobs. I am staying with my Grad School Indian friends, amazing people, made things very easy and simple for me, I very much feeling like at home here.

The weather here is amazing and right now I am living in the heart of Silicon Valley. Every step I take here I see one company! I went to watch a movie and when I looked around there was Yahoo, McCafe, Cisco and hundred others 🙂 I am really excited seeing so many companies together in one shot!!!!!

Given current economic condition the job search is going to be pretty hard for me, but somewhere I have to start and I think the best place to start looking for is California!!

And so here begins my (another) new journey in USA…

Wear Sunscreen :)

Wanted to share this amazing video, which was made with a commencement address by Mary Schmich.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
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 nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have 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’re 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
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
people who are reckless with yours. Floss 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 the 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. Stretch 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. Maybe 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…what ever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or 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 in your own 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 are the best link to your past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go,but for the 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 you
knew 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 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…

Looking Forward For a Change – A Better Nation!

History is made in this US election 2008. Even though it was all expected, it is still very surprising and overwhelming event in the US history, Barack Obama became the 44th President of United States and he is the FIRST African America President in US history!!!

Winning the election game was not an easy one, however keeping his promises for a change, for a better America, for a better nation, improving the economy and all other things he promised would be the most difficult part. So the struggle and hard work really starts NOW for Obama.


When I woke up today, walking on my way to office, I felt different, nothing was literally different, same people, same crowd, same city, same roads…still I smell something different in the air, I felt a change has started happening. I don’t know if it’s the believe that things will change with Obama’s powerful presence as a President or something is really around! But I strongly felt a vibe, I could foresee a better nation, a better future for America – the land of opportunities. At work, I talked to few colleagues, and everybody seems so happy. Everybody is so much looking forward for a CHANGE, for US to come out of its critical economy stage, wars and all other issue which are deteriorating the position of this nation.

So, I hope and pray that the way victory of Obama brought hope of change, improvements, he really make these things happen. We are very much looking forward for BETTER NATION with lots of better changes!!

(More on Barack Obama from WIKI!)

Century Post !!

Yup!!! This is my 100th post. I have started this blog on January 2nd, 2008. its been almost a year, exactly speaking, 10 months 2 days, and here I am posting my 100th Post. If I could continue with the flow I started this blog, I would have reached 150+ by now, but however, I happy that I still am continuing 🙂

Even though the frequency is less, and am not at all impressed with the topics I am writing these days 😦 but I am trying my best to keep in touch with my blog!!


When we create a blog, most likely we have a aim, aim to write about our day-to-day stuff and watch the improvements, or speak out our thoughts and feel comfortable or share our view with many others in this web platform! When I started this blog, my aim was to see how my thought develop with time, the way I write in January 2008 must be different and improved than the way I write in January 2009. With this process of expressing my thoughts…sharing many interesting news I find online my aim was also to be part of the internet blog world, where my existence will somehow give my reader inspiration, knowledge or to some extent some happiness. I tried to stick to my intention but at times I failed. I was sad, depressed, unable to handle certain pressure….but I tried to recover. So when I went through my posts what I noticed interesting is the ups and downs of my regular life. There were moments when I was helpless and very upset and there were times I wasfighting back to recover and there were times I really enjoyed this amazing and beautiful life.

This is a wonderful feedback and lesson I got from my own past posts… no matter what things will work fine, you will fall down and you’ll stand again. Beautiful days are always with you…all you have to do is seek for and  stick to the believe that its there 🙂 and I learned those in this process of blogging!!

Apart from this wonderful feedback for myself, another wonderful thing this blog has given me the comments I have received from its readers. Compared to the frequency I wrote the input and suggestion and wonderful comments from many wonderful people around is really impressive!! I felt very grateful for all those reader who read my blog patiently and left their comments. Its a wonderful way of connecting with many people whom I would have never known or get in touch with in any other way possibly. Thanks to them!!

I know there are many things I need to improve, I need to concentrate on the topics I want to write about and I should be improving my frequency of posts and off course my writing styles. But I don’t want to talk about negative things in this 100th post.

I am feeling very good about this blog and my posts so far and I wish to improve even more on coming days!!!

Sine Curve Life!!

I am tired of this sine curve in my life…sometimes I am too happy, sometimes too sad 😦

I just want to settle down! Yesterday I was literally DEAD, I went home early and direcly went to bed, and felt the whole world is a mess and I have no one who loves me. And interestingly, nobody behaved bad, and nothing happen to create such a mess I did!! Rather my friends called, my hubby talked very lovingly, but I felt like I am the only loveless person living in this planet 😥

And today when I woke up, I felt – I am the happiest person on earth (again for no reason)….yesterday all I could think of are negative issues and today I can’t think of anythign but positive! This is a ridiculous sine curve I am in!!! BTW, those who are not aware of sine curve, its a geometrical thing, looks like a wave having a upper peak and a lower peak ( image added)!

So, my life can be represented by this curve, yesterday I was on the lower peak and today I am on the upper 😉 But this makes life unstable and harder. I have so many things to do which I am not able to organize 😦 Like today, I am very focused and working at certain things I have always planned for, but offcourse this requires me to stay tuned to finish it off, but what will happen is: tomorrow or may be day after tomorrow my dipression world will burst into me and I will lose the track!

God!! I really want to come out of this ridiculous thing…I am too old to be like this anymore 😛

Home Sweet Home !!

Its been quite a while I am living this lonelly life 😦

My parents live thousands miles away in Bangladesh…my husband lives 3000 miles away in Seattle…and I am damn tired of this life!! Off course this loneliness comes with some wonderful things as freedom…having no responsibility….no cooking :P….but this is not what I am looking for myself!

Everyday waking up in an empty room…then get ready and go to office..after work either go to Manhattan to hang out with frinds or returning to that empty home again!! After surfing the inteernet for a while go to sleep! Doesn’t it look like a forever loop that I’m bound with!! Is this what I want for my life???

Noooooo!! I want to go homeeeee!! Where I have my own people….my hubby…my parents…my siblings…my family…..I do not want to go to a place just to sleep!! I want my place to be my home!! I hope God hear me and I have my home sweet home soon!!


Better Life Tips!!

I found this wonderful list of ’40 Tips for better life” from Glich’s Life:

Thanks a lot Glich for this inspiring list 🙂

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while yo u walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, ‘My purpose is to __________ today.’
5. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.
7. Make time to practice meditation, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES away.
18. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’
26. Forgive everyone for everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. REMEMBER GOD heals everything.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
31. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
33. The best is yet to come.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. Do the right thing!
36. Call your family often. (Or email them to death!!!)
37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for _______. Today I accomplished ____
38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
40. You may want to Forward this to everyone you care about. I just did. May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, May nothing but happiness come through your door!

Finally I Won!!

Yesssss!!!! Finally the miracle happend to my life!! I was very quiet last few days and rarely posted on my blog. Was really frustrated with the consequences of lottery which will decide my career, my future, will imact my whole life in so many ways. And unfortunately all these critical things were dependent on lottery.

Background story: I applied for my US job visa (known as H1-B) on April 1st. On Masters category 31200 people applied. Out of which they did lottery to select the 20000 lucky winner. The ratio was not too much bad and the statistical chances were around 66% !! However, lottery is lottery and anything could happen. I must add that I did apply last year also and was not selected through the lottery, so this was my second and kinda last chance!!

And finally yesterday I got that miracle email from my company lawyer that my application got selected in the lottery. If everyhting goes fine I should be set for next three years (at least)!! I am really very happy.  (Hope somehitng new doesn not show up now :D)

Anyway, I am very glad and happy for those who were worried about my news and prayed for my luck. I thank them whole heartedly!

I really appreciate all you guys love and support!!

Here I go…looking forward to start a new life again with full of promises and challenges…..

“Woods are lovely dark and deep
I have promises to keep
And mile to go before I sleep”


A Nice Quote!

By Charles Swindoll:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gifted ability, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace from that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing that we can do is play on the one string that we have and this string is, Attitude. I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you….We are in charge of our Attitudes. “

Living with yourself!

The person you live with your whole life is none but you! Now if that person irriatates you, if that person deteriorate your future success…if that person actions make you feel embarrased….if that person is not happy…if that person is sad…if that person is depressed – think about the impact on your life!!!!

I know it sounds naive but there is a deep thought (or I should say philosophy) behind it! If we could think this way can we improve ourself more efficiently, can we work on our problems ..limitations more actively then we usually do?? Will we understand the importance of our acts and steps towards life?? Will we be able to relate ourselves with our success accordance to our actions?? Will it become more visible?? Will we notice things which we generally tend to ignore???

My thought is if we realize the most important person in our life who controls almost everythign in and about our life is we – ourseleves then I am sure we will emphasize more on improving ourselves. If we come out of the box we live in….the ME I’m in and try to look at our own activities as a n outsider we realize how wrong we are at certain terribly we think and how terribly we act….at particular issues…

I guess we should come out and know the REAL ME and then take some actions….let that ME know that ‘here are your problems…these are the things you lack…and this is what you should do to carry on for better future’  ….I am sure that will be a great way of doing self-improvement!

The most important person you live with (yourself) must know how important is to take care of yourslef by taking some good actions !!!


America’s Most Admired Companies & Steve Jobs!!


Earlier this week  Fortune magazine named Goldman Sachs (the company I work for :P) one of “America’s  Most Admire Companies” for 2008. Well, this article is not bragging about the company I work for rather I would like to talk a littl about Apple which ranked top most in “America’s  Most Admire Companies”.  In detail, for Innovation, Apple is ranked number one, and there is no second thought oon this 🙂 For poeple management it is also number one and obviously it ranked one for the quality of the product. Here is the detail link:

I am fan of the CEO of Appli Steve Jobs who is called visionary leader and pioneer in the use of technolgy. He is also very much honored for his force of ambition and innovation. I am always very insprired by him. His thoughts, his creativity always amazes me. And now “Apple” being the most admired company is not at all surprising rather very much expected. Steve’s work and recognition has made him a wonderful source of inspiration for others. His ideas and views are thought provoking and very much admiring.

America's Most Admired Companies & Steve Jobs!!


Earlier this week  Fortune magazine named Goldman Sachs (the company I work for :P) one of “America’s  Most Admire Companies” for 2008. Well, this article is not bragging about the company I work for rather I would like to talk a littl about Apple which ranked top most in “America’s  Most Admire Companies”.  In detail, for Innovation, Apple is ranked number one, and there is no second thought oon this 🙂 For poeple management it is also number one and obviously it ranked one for the quality of the product. Here is the detail link:

I am fan of the CEO of Appli Steve Jobs who is called visionary leader and pioneer in the use of technolgy. He is also very much honored for his force of ambition and innovation. I am always very insprired by him. His thoughts, his creativity always amazes me. And now “Apple” being the most admired company is not at all surprising rather very much expected. Steve’s work and recognition has made him a wonderful source of inspiration for others. His ideas and views are thought provoking and very much admiring.

Back again with Purpose of Life :)

I took 15 days leave of absence from my blog 🙂 Actually I was a lil frustrated with life 😛

Am doing relatively better now 🙂

Well, the article that motivated me to write again is one by my very favorite Steve Pavlina


I was reading the article “How to Discover the purpose of your life” by him and am quite inspired.  I am always moved and inspired by his writing. To discover the purpose of life he suggested to do the following:

  1. Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type (I prefer the latter because it’s faster).
  2. Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?”
  3. Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase is fine.
  4. Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you cry. This is your purpose.

So, who ever is reading this should try finding the purpose of their own life !! I am still working to find out mine 😉