We were watching the videos from Bangladesh yesterday and I really felt BDsick (not sick OF Bd..lol) so I thought I should write something up.
My trip to BD was absulutely unforgottable, fabulous and yes, fantasmagoric!!! My cousins were just shocking. The 4 ft talls became 6 ft, 2 ft talls became 4 ft and unborns were born. I have this really cute 3 yr old cous who just loovves the flynn's family anthem. I knew practically the whole song in my first wk 'cause he always sang it.
My half irish cousins - came from England about a week later and we had unbelievable times! All of my mum's side family met up in nanubari and headcounts got up to 56(!!). One of my irish bros showed us his lungis and tupis he got very excitedly..lol. We were all trying to teach them bangla and we kind of succeeded! Except that every single time we played kanamachi.. they would say: "kemon achi bho bho/ something something something something." Then they did a chocolate hunt for the kids and i got to help out. It was really good except that some of the kids started crying when they couldn't find the chocolates. Every night the boys and our mamas would have badminton matches and we would cheer from the sideline. Then after the matches we would all sit in the pukurghat and talk until midnight. *sigh*... good times...
And I'll not forget the impossible-made-possible ride on our way back from nanubari when FIFTEEN of us piled into a 7 seater! To make things worse, half way in the highway, I figured that I left my batteries for my mp3 player in nanubari.. life sure got stuffy at times.
But then, our cousins took us to Pizza Hut - the only halal pizza hut - which made up for it. 6 of us went - us three, those two, and another 1. Each of us ordered a made-for-two-people pizza and ate our hearts out. Then we had dessert that was just as delililicious!
I have a cousin who started hijab after we went (alhamdullillah). I hope she keeps it up.. Anyway, she was someone I said everything to, and she told me all her 'secrets' too...lol. We had so much fun together.
Apart from spending time with cousins and family, most of my days were started wandering up a shopping mall with ma/apuni and ended with wandering down the shopping mall with a dozen bags in both hands and looking half dead. I got a lot of salwar kamizes, earrings and so on.. AND I got a sari that is totally pretty!!! Apuni and I also made the sale rate of BDfood and Pran achar, dalbhaja etc go high. (I think the 2 extra kilos on my body came from them.)
The two weddings I attended was just fantastic. They were mostly completely Islamic. The food were great, the people were great and the brides were great! I was stunned to see Doe in all those jewelleries and the pretty sari, sitting ever so bridishly in that chair!! But then, I was more stunned only imagining M apu and A apu like that..!
I had a proffessional facial! at a real beauty perlour! AND a proffessional haircut! I have my hair in a u-shape at the back and I have layered fringes at the front. I am totally fascinated by my hair now~! lol.
Anywayz, i'm getting told to get off now.. unless i could've gone on for ages!