Sazzad Sadiya’s Wedding

•February 8, 2010 • 16 Comments

This is the 1st time I am writing a blog. Previously I requested my friends to write in my blog and my writing is not so good. Through this blog I will share the moments of Sazzad’s wedding who is one of my closest friends. He got married on Friday 5 February 2010 with Sadiya.

On 4 February the Holud Program was held at Sadiya’s place at Dhanmondi. Me and my wife Mary planned to go to each and every program as Sazzad expected us mostly. We all started from Uttara with Sazzad and his Family and Relatives at 6pm for event. We reached on time for the event.  As I own a DSLR  and photography is my hobby and passion  I was really interested to cover a weeding ceremony. I began to shot from the moment I reached there. They also hired a professional photographer for all the events. During the whole event I followed the photographer who was an associate photographer of http://chhobi.net. When we started to shoot together I started taking short tips from him  as I didn’t have so much experience in shooting in this kind of environment. I noticed that he was using a 135mm lense on a Nikon D60 body. He was also curious about my lens too.

Me, Scion, Rumpa, Tarek, Nova we all enjoyed the Holud Shondha. But we expected more friends to attend. Unfortunately others did not come.

During the event the most enjoyable part was the dance and music part from Sazzad and Sadiya. I was busy capturing  special moments and I was really enjoying the moment when I saw Sazzad and Sadiya’s parents also joined them. The stage was really nicely decorated and the whole event was organized very neatly. The food was also nice, specially the instant Zilapi bhaja, Bhaba Pitha and Chotpoti, Fuchka for all. To view  more pictures from this event please visit http://picasaweb.google.com/abmsharif.photos/SazzadAndSadiyaSHoludShondha#

The next day on Friday 5 February, 2010 was the Akhd event. This was also at Sadiya’s place. As usual I went with Sazzad and his family. It was just a small program for the official marriage part. From our friends only Scion and Rumpa were present with me. I was busy shooting the special moments as usual. Scion made some fun with Sazzad before the Kaji entered the room for the Kobul saying. To view  more pictures from this event please visit http://picasaweb.google.com/abmsharif.photos/SazzadSadiyaSAkhd# .

Oh, Almost forgot to share the other moment we friends enjoyed on the Akhd evening. Me and Scion planned to give a treat to the newly married couple at night at a suitable restaurant in Dhanmondi.

Then we decided to go to Nandos for the dinner.  Had a nice time till 1pm. Scion, Me, Rumpa, Mary and Auleen were present at the dinner. After the Dinner Mary and Rumpa went to Uttara at our place and Me, Scion, Oleen and Sazzad has a nice time at gulshan giving and sharing concern about conjugal life 🙂

We were actually waiting for the main event which was held on Saturday 6 February 2010 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center at Agargaon. At morning me and Sami went to help out setup the Bashor Ghor of Sazzad and Sadiya and assist him on other matters.

We all started at 6:30 pm from Uttara as Bor Jatri. We reached there at about 8om. We were waiting to enter with Sazzad as usaual. Sazzad was stopped at the gate and the small guys were asking for 500 dollar perhaps. Atlast Sazzad got released at the cost of only 10k BDT.

I was amazed to see the stage and the nice lighting which really helped me shoot the most magnificent shots I ever taken in my life. I really enjoyed the whole night shooting the moments.  I knew the whole world was waiting for the pics to be uploaded and shared through facebook. I also also live broadcasted the some of the moments through qik.com.

We reached Uttara at about 1pm with the new couple. Me, Mary, Piukh and His Husband Sujan, Scion, Rumpa, Sami, Sunny were present when they entered their bashor ghor. Then we started to make some fun with Sazzad and Sadiya…Piukh and Scion started it and they got them to share the whole history of their affair. This was also recorded on my E71, anyone can listen to their story if they want at qik.com/abmsharif .  We then left at 2am in the morning leaving them alone. To view  more pictures from this event please visit http://picasaweb.google.com/abmsharif.photos/SazzadSadiyaSWedding#

“Bondhu Upakkhan”

•February 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

“Bondhu Upakkhan” – Get Together with Friends at Nayan’s Place by Nadeem

Din 4 ek age, suddenly Nayan er phone…bollo, “Nadeem ektu wait kor, Makin k conference a dhukai”…dhorte na dhortei Makin chole ashlo conference a…r ki tumul adda…Er e fake Nayan bollo, agami Monday te (Pujar chutite) amar bashai toder daoat…r jai koi amra…sobar sathe dekha hobe kotha hobe…valo khanapinao hobe. Participants kara…? Onekei invited chilo but uposthit chilam, ami (Nadeem), Makin and family, Sohel, Sharif, Mithu and Nayan and tar wife to bolai bahullo.

Jothariti Monday sokale Nayan er phone….ami ghum theke konomote phone ta dhorlam. Digital Nayan er digital question, “Oi tora ashosh na kan, kokkhon aibi”. Ami konomote bollam eito ektu por a. Itimoddhe jante parlam, Sharif o jabe or bashate. Makin er sathe ager din rate kotha holo…je amra eksathe jabo but sokale amar kichu kaj thakai and Makin er punctuality (!) and time gyaan (J) er karone bollam tui alada ja and ami kokkhon jabo thik nai.

Sharif k phone dilam…Huzur to ghum a ek sesh…monehoi Fazar er namaz miss koira ghum dise…kya disco huzur amader…lolz! Take bollam, 1pm a rouna dei…uni bollen r o kichukkhon ghumaben…obosheshe dofarofa kore 1.15 pm a rounar time set holo. Ready hoa rouna dilam 2 jon but Bus stand a bus nai (A/C bus chara jabona thik korechi!!!). Dariye dariye ice cream khailam r waiting. Bus ashar por uthei makin k call dilo Sharif…r Makin er ki galagali…kano na niye gelam take. R Makin er to bhab hoise….BA korse, 2ta picchi ase…koto daitto…somoy ber kora tough…blah blah blah…! Jai hok Vodro Hafez sahib Sharif druto phone ta rekhe dilo. Rakhar sathe sathe Nayan er phone…koi amra…dhanmondi te ki kori? Ami bolte chaisilam Banani te asi…hothath mone porlo Nayan er jonmo to Silicon Valley te…Google tracker dia track kortase…jeikhanei jai dhoira felbe…! Er age Gazipurer oghoshito Jomidar Mirza bongsher  Choto Mirza Sohel er phone…onar naki eka jete lojja kore…amra jeno nia jai. Sohel choto bela thekei emon…bishesh kore meyeder samne etoi abegi hoye jai je…kothabarta bondho hoa jai J…idaning obossho a line a o onek unnoti korse…sei vetorer kotha r na boli…bondhu lojja pabe.

Obosheshe pouchlam Nayan er bashai, dekhi sohel chole ashche, Mithu elo kichukkhon por. Makin family soho ashlo tar o kichukkhon por. Sundor sajano TONATUNIR songshar Nayan and Mary’r. Dekhi Mary khub tor jor kore lunch ready korche. Nayn o help korche…Nayan er dish wash dekh a mone holo…ei kaj ta duniate o ekai kore…seirokom painful mukh tar…ekkebare bangle Pach her moto.

Khub tension nia Nayan khabar er dish gulo amader samne nia elo…r tar shei hotashajonok kotha…jeita na bolle, Nayan er kicchu hozom hoina, “Khabar to mone hoitase short porbore”. Nayan chirodin e age negative ta bhabe…lolz

Khaoadaoa Adda tumul bhabe cholche…chotto belay jevabe cholto. Makin borabor e kom (!!!) khai…R mithu patla shorir holeo…Striking position a sobsomoy thake. R Sohel er oti unnoto Stomach er karone…barbar lal rong er chicken karir dike takano r pet a hat bulano. Bola hoini Sohel ei khabar gulo ektu aria chole…kano chole apnara bujhe nin!!! Itimoddhe amader Vatija and Vatiji (Jader gorbito Pita Makin) majhe moddhei gaan chere kanna korche….! Tader thamanor jonno Lisa (Makin’s wife) bivinno poddhoti bebohar kore sofolkam holo. Sohel Mirza tar sobhab sulov Makin k kotha sunalo and Makin Jothariti tar shorupe avirbhab hoa Mishti Mukhe teto kichu kotha sunia dilo. Valoi cholchilo…mejajta gorom holo amar jokhon Makin bollo o 7Pm er moddhe chole jabe cz r 1ta daoat ache dinner er.

Bye the way Nayan GP er 1ta gari requisition dia amader ghoranor jonno nia eshechilo but Makin chole jabe na ghoraghuri kore…etai amar mejaj er mul karon. Ami amar sobhabsulov method use korlam…direct kichu kotha sunalam and ete kaj holo…that means amra ghurte ber hobo…Ashulia jabo, Sriti soudhe jabo.

Ber holam, thanda himshitol gari…Nayan khali Mileage er dike takai karon Per kilo 8 taka…r matha nare…jodio payment sobai mile dibe…he he he !!! Ashulia te theme chobi tullam Nayan er Nikon D-60 diye. Nayan er Chobi tolar vongi dekhe ki r bolbo…pura tashki khya gelam…! Photographer o tar body, feet etota move korena….joss lagchilo…mone hocchilo Gym kore, aerobics kore eshe chobi tultese…!!!

Abar jatra shuru, Gontobbo Sriti Shoudho…jete jete pothe she ki adda r Nostalgia…sob kotha bola jabena, censored…!!! Nayan Makin actually amader sobar e kahini kichu ber holo…sobai sobaike ador kore (!!!) pochalam…!

Sriti shoudhe Mary doure beracche…scene ta kolpona korun…karon Nayan k khuje paoa jacchena, Camera nia, jhope Jungle a giye bivinno pose, angle a  Sriti soudher pic tulche…mone hoi tajmahal er samne achi amra…he he he!!! Sobai group pic tullam…single o tullam…r sondha hoa ashche…rouna daor torjor shuru…!!! Plan holo Uttara ate amra sobai neme jabo…gari makin k niye soja rampura chole jabe dinner programme a. Ektu different plan o hoachilo but Nayan er Mileage priti seta theke shore ashte baddho korlo…!

Garir vetor uttopto…kahini ki…? Makin hotahath galagali korche…karon ta bollam na. Aste aste shobai setate shamil hote pere nijeder dhonno mone korlam jeno kono talk show te uposthapona korchi…!

Uttara pouchlam 8pm er age age…amra neme giye tea khelam r makin family shoho rampura chole gelo… Saradiner onek klanti sriti hoa gelo r 1ti plan er karone…next target Mission Saint martin…May be October er sesh a…tokhon r o onek kichu likha jabe…janano jabe…hoito shegulo hobe unique…ki bolen apnara …??

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Hello World!

•February 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Abul Bashar Md. Sharif

I am working at Grameenphone Ltd. as a Product Manager in Mobile Broadband Team under Commercial Division and loving the creativity and responsibilities of my job. I am learning lots from the Corporate Environment. My personal notes come here along with latest updates of the tech world. However, my site is here, linkedin profile, and facebook. Subscribe to my twitter feed and view my photography here.

I am in the constant process of building and refining my values. Life is a gift to be lived to its fullest. I believe we were created to experience God and have a blast while doing so. I believe that spirituality is more than ritual acts of worship. Spirituality is about having a sense of fun and adventure. To me, being spiritual means praying, working hard, being innovative, laughing, crying, connecting with and caring for others, and saying it like it is. I believe that the inner reality of being spiritual is to say and express true thoughts and feelings whether it is comfortable to do so or not. I find this inner aspect of spirituality much more challenging than ritual acts of worship. I take that on as an adventure in knowing God.

I love Bangla classical music. I love to go out and hang out to have great conversations with friends and love to take pictures with my Nikon D60.

Mary, my partner in life and partner in crime, is my most blessed gift. I never thought someone like her could exist. She touches and troubles the deepest parts of my soul. She dreams with me the crazy dreams that I do have. She challenges her own values and inspires me to continue to do the same. I have and am learning so much with and from her that my life’s beginning to look like a long adventure book with many chapters. I wonder what the next chapter will bring.