Friday, August 24, 2007
Right now I have a smile on my face. Because it is kinda funny. I am blogging from my Shoshur bari ( Father-in-law's house). After all, how many "Jamai"(groom) can post from shoshur bari:D

Mm.. lets see what can I write. The first thing that is coming in my mind is
"Shoshur bari.. modhur hari" (I cant remember from where I have heard this)
But you know what? Modhur hari is not always so interesting.
It's like, sweet is great, but try to eat too much at a time :P
( Just a little clue, since I am the "Jamai", I have to be treated with rich foods, always... )

Well, I am quite comfortable here, no doubt. I dont know how other grooms behave, but I am trying to be as much myself as I can. But surely, you can not be a kid wherever you want.

Anyways, life is interesting.
Who had guessed I would be in "Shoshur bari" in the year of 2007 !

I am waiting for the tea now!
You guys wish me good luck, so that the kid can keep himself a kid :)

Jigatola, Dhaka
posted by Gagan at 8/24/2007 09:07:00 PM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 9:06 AM, Anonymous shahan

    ha ha ha ....
    moja pailam poira ... :D

  • At 12:52 PM, Blogger karim.e

    Once a kid, always a kid :) Keep on enjoying the 'Jamai Ador'.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
(This is gonna be a boring post for you, but for me, I will remember it for a loooooong time)

Believe me or not, we have never had dinner together before !!
Until today!
And it was really really great !

I picked her up from her home and went to "Kasa Greek"! But..hmm... there were some kind of sea-food festival going on, and we didnt really like the environment.

So we went to "Saltz" and started with Grilled Crab. Hehe.. eating crab is a bit messy!
Then I tried coconut shrimp and she took some grilled 'red something' fish ( forgot the name).

The shrimp was surprisingly nice! I didnt expect them to be so good!

Well, we had our first ever dinner together in our life in a fancy place with fancy sea-foods with fancy looks at each other :P

Except few phone calls and worries from her home, tonight was seriously wonderful !

16 August 2007

(Sorry, no pictures, I am not wearing jeans now-a-days, and I know I am clumsy enough to loose my camera from the pocket)
posted by Gagan at 8/15/2007 09:42:00 PM | Permalink | 4 comments


  • At 12:57 PM, Blogger eamon

    Sorry Gagan, I didn't want to disturb you people at that fancy time :P I was not aware of it. So I made a phone call too :P

    Anyway... congratulations for your first ever dinner together :)

  • At 5:49 PM, Anonymous shahan

    congratulation gagan!! for being married :D (I should've done in the previous post...anyway)

    WIshing you a happy conjugal life. :)

  • At 11:14 PM, Anonymous karim.e

    hmm... 'First ever step outside bd', I saw that one. And now, 'First ever dinner'. So, what are the titles of the next 'first ever' posts? ;) Any prizes for guessing, huh?

  • At 5:47 PM, Blogger karim.e

    Hey Gagan, Just wanted to say hello. Since I don't have your BD phone no. I can't call you. Hope you're doing well. All the best wishes and hope to see you back in Finland next month.

Friday, August 10, 2007
I think I need to write this...
This moment will never come once more... never ever never in my life...

Just a few minutes before she was sitting just next to me as no one else but my wife!

Wife! Wife!!

I can see my wedding ring on my finger right now. Its telling me about the bond, about the responsibilities I have.

How am I feeling?

blank... all I am doing is reviewing what has just happened.

This is strange that I am feeling so happy not because I am married now, rather because the dress I gave her was great, because every one praised about it, because people loved the flower I took ! May be I am worrying too much about how to please everyone rather only how to please her. Sometimes you really loose the main point when you are too busy. I am trying to get out of this vicious trap, but I guess, I have to be busy, the busiest I have ever been in my life.

It's too fast to grasp the feelings. But no one can estimate the satisfaction I am getting by doing everything with two hands.

(But I surely wanted to feel much more. Much much much more. I wanted to fly on my wedding day. I wanted to be a "totally kid"! I wanted to look at her more. I wanted to give the wedding ring by myself, I wanted to give her the flower by myself. Well, sometimes traditions are more important than emotions.)

How was she?

Again, strange, she was superb, because my friends ran to me excitedly to tell me she was superb. When she was coming to sit next to me, I looked at her. She was the same as I expected. We exchanged a view for a single second, we smiled at each other, I found the same herself I know. Not a bit different. I know this post will be read by many new people. But I promised to myself.. I cant lie here. To me, she was the same wonderful person I know, and to my disbelief she was in her wedding dress! An extremely wonderful bride.

How was the event?

Great and not great. Great because it could be worse. Not great because it could be better.
I am happy. mmm.. no.. I am quite happy.

( I am ok with the little mistakes from both sides)

What the hell am I doing here online?

Haha...true.. I am in my room, and my friend is here too. But what can I do? I felt like I wanted to write.

I have only a few pictures with me right now. Here is one, taken without any flash, any effect.. and no photoshop :)

August 10, 02:10 AM

( Very very very very very special thanks to Eamon, Jalal, Pavel, Humayra and Selju Dulavai...)
posted by Gagan at 8/10/2007 02:18:00 PM | Permalink | 9 comments


  • At 11:37 PM, Blogger karim.e

    Looking really good together! Good job, son! God bless both of you :)

  • At 11:45 PM, Blogger Gagan

    Wow.. What a fast response!

    Hello E.K. !
    Yah, even I cant actually believe I am the person in this picture..haha

  • At 1:18 PM, Anonymous apache007

    Wish u best of luck for next innings. :)
    Be always happppyyyyyy.

    N.B. Amader kotha o ektu mone raikho.. Boyosh to kom hoilo na...:P

  • At 3:07 PM, Anonymous MD. SHAHJALAL

    Welcome :)

  • At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Sandun & Chamari

    Congratulations Our Dear Friend !!!
    Give Our Loving Regards To Your Loving Wife Too :)
    May Holy triple Gem Bless You & Protect You Always...
    (This Is The Buddhist Way Of Wishing)

  • At 8:40 PM, Blogger Gagan

    Hey Srinlankan couple!!! Warm thanks for your own way of wishing.

    Now, My dear couple, please start wishing for us so that we both can come to Finland A.S.A.P. :)

    ( I wish the VISA officers wished the same for us, haha)

    And hey, when she will come, you guys have to make those delicous Srilankan dishes, please please please :)

  • At 8:42 PM, Blogger Gagan

    Hello apache007,

    Mmm, looks like I gotta keep an eye open for you ;)

  • At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Congratulations and Best Wishes!!! May Allah blessed both of U :) U look really great together....`:)

  • At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Bartek

    Congratulation man!! I wish you all the best!

    This smile on your face during your wedding should never disapear!

    Good luck with visa and everything you need to setle togather in Finland!

Thursday, August 09, 2007
9 August 2007, My marriage day.
Me, Abdullah Al Mazed, is getting married today.

I dont know how many couple get married every day !
I dont know how many couple will get married on 9 August 2007.
But, what I am trying to do.. is to make myself believe, I am getting married on 9 August 2007.
Inshallah.. On God's wish.

Two days before, I was holding a light blue wedding card.
And I was looking at the names with disbelief !!

Shanila Shaheen Mazid ( Rolah )
Abdullah Al Mazed (Gagan)

I dont know about others, but it was a complete surprise to me!
My name.. HER name.. on our wedding card !!
I dont know why, but it is still a surprise to me!

it is exactly 1:00 pm, Dhaka.
Soon i will get dressed and will go to her place with a procession.
And Shanila will become my wife, legally, religously, tradionally... and most importantly mentally!

Today is actually 'Akth'. This is supposed to be a religous occasion.
At the presence of our guardians, the 'kazi' ( kind of priest) will take our signatures.
So, I am not taking almost any of my friends...

After today, the fun will start ... soon !

Wish me good luck again.
Wish us good luck!

9 August 2007.
1:07 pm
Segun bagicha, Dhaka.
posted by Gagan at 8/09/2007 01:07:00 PM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 12:24 PM, Blogger karim.e

    Hey! Congratulations! All the best wishes for the couple! This occassion surely calls for multiple quad jumps :D Keep us posted!

  • At 6:51 PM, Blogger Medea


    All the best man!!! enjoy the night and wish you all the best tonight.... hehehe!

Thursday, August 02, 2007
Right now I am at Abu Dhabi Airport free internet kiosk. As soon as i saw this, could not refuse to post a blog.

Well, nothing much, I am at Abu Dhabi now. One more flight to reach the destination...

Yahoooooooooooooooooooo !!

In the flight I saw the full movie "Pay it forward"..excellent movie.. almost cried out loudly:)

And I loved the chochlate icecream they gave... coool and yameee..

Count down 8 hours only !!!

posted by Gagan at 8/02/2007 08:40:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Kuuuu jhik jhik..
All the stories I have been fan of ( including Harry Potter), the trains were all like that.

But the one I am in right now, is not. Yet I am loving it.

Shup and Kate dropped me here, (how come my family here wont come to see me off:) )
From outside the train window... Poor katy :(
I m gonna miss her...surely.. a lot
( Cant imagine how much fun it would be if she was in my ceremony)

Kate made four special huuuge sandwitched for me. Nicely packed. This is the first time I am taking food somewhere from home. I have them in my bag, enough for the entire day.

Right now the train is going through some green forests. Unfortunately the trees are almost alike... but yet I am loving it.

I am sure I am going to the enjoy the 6 hours of train journey.


hmm.. I am sitting next to the emergency exit. See the hammer? ( On top of the window...left). U r supposed to grab it and hit the red spot on the window to smash it down and run out just like the sticker suggests.
posted by Gagan at 8/01/2007 06:33:00 PM | Permalink | 4 comments


  • At 6:20 AM, Blogger eamon

    I am waiting :)

  • At 7:18 PM, Blogger karim.e

    Hey buddy, Enjoy the journey home and everything after that :) Thanks a lot for being so nice and helping me settle down in Oulu. I can already feel your absence here. Take care!

  • At 8:49 PM, Blogger Gagan

    waiting is almost over Eamon:)

  • At 8:50 PM, Blogger Gagan

    Hello to Enayet from Abu Dhabi. Miss me..miss me.. i feel proud to hear that..haha..
    Anyways, dont worry, i m sure u will find some other things to enjoy the stay.

I am on holiday...
Yes I am..wepee.

I can feel it, i can smell it..
I havent taken a single holiday in the whole year...
I was feeling.. No, I cant drag it anymore. I cant go to work anymore.
I needed it... a loooong holiday.

Well, i have to do a lot once I am home, I know. But today I have nothing to do except of waiting.

Today I simple am on holiday.

The best part was Shup and Kate. They made it just a perfect holiday. I woke up, Kate made excellent breakfast for me. It was an awesome perfect breakfast. After that I went to to their bed to take a nap.

I was lying on their bed, I could hear their talkings, arguements.. I could hear Kate blending something. I could hear shup cutting onions... It was "alive" around me. I was lying on the bed with an unbelievable relaxation.

Then I woke up, Shup was preparing a nice lunch with rice and chicken.

We had our "family" lunch. And Kate gave me her surprise blueberry cake. I was eating and watching and feeling. Feeling being far away from home, we made how nice home.

I feel anxious because of the looong trip ahead.
I feel tired after such loooong work year.
I feel some unknown feelings to think that I am going home.
I even feel some unknown sadness when I think I am leaving the place I had been over a year.

But after all, I am feeling I am on holiday.

posted by Gagan at 8/01/2007 06:30:00 PM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 6:00 AM, Blogger eamon

    I am counting down just as your digital clock on your blog is doing :)

  • At 8:52 PM, Blogger Gagan

    oh, this count down... so hypnotising.. in the train I opened this blog and could not take my eyes off the counter...

    Shit.. how fast it is taking me home:D