Friday, February 29, 2008
Today is 29 February! One extra day in the year of 366 days!

Today while I was in the car, Pekka drew my attention to the radio program. One lady was saying something in Finnish. Then One man said one or two words. Actually the woman had just proposed the man to marry her, and he accepted ! Live on radio.

Pekka told me, in this extra day, it is Finnish tradition that woman can propose man! The man may agree. If not, he has to buy a skirt for her !!

Pretty interesting :)

How did u enjoy the extra day of the year??
posted by Gagan at 2/29/2008 10:28:00 PM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 6:44 PM, Blogger eamon

    Yea pretty interesting.

    I didn't do anything special. Just the same stuffs that I do on every friday. The extra day was a friday this year :)

  • At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Jalal

    Din tao fao kataisio o fao. Ghura ghuri eito oita type :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
A beautiful bright day...
I guess it's the first day of the year when i woke up and felt sunlight on the walls!
17 February

Foggy... reminded me of Bangladeshi winter.
20 February

Neither snow, neither rain...
There is a word for it, cnt remember right now.mmm !!?!
22 Februray 2008

Cloudy day !! It felt like its gonna rain !
It was veery windy and humid ! I liked it.
22 February

Kids already started having some field studies !

It becomes dark at night !!
Is that too obvious truth for you?
Come here in the summer !
You might then realize you actually liked the darkness sometimes !
(Here is our volleyball players returning after the game,
I was one of them until i ran fast and toke this pic from my window)

posted by Gagan at 2/26/2008 09:48:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Monday, February 25, 2008

Now that's what I call a table clock !!
Check at the end of the table !!
Nice clock !!!
Found at Codemate premises.
posted by Gagan at 2/25/2008 09:45:00 PM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 8:04 AM, Blogger eamon

    Hey doesn't anyone touch the spikes :-?

    If I were there I would touch the spikes of the clock and play with those :D :P

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Gagan

    I dont know about others, but I did the same before I realized it's a clock !

This is not a bus station in Oulu!

This is a normal bus stop, not even the busiest one !
The bus time has been rescheduled and all the buses come 'in a train' now-a-days...
So if you miss them, wait half an hour for the next 'bus-train'

This pic could be better, but thank me, i at least got this :D
there was another bus in front of the first bus in the pic..
That why i started numbering from 2.
Can you count the buses?

posted by Gagan at 2/25/2008 06:12:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Sunday, February 17, 2008
Late post :
Last month Sakari turned to 25 years old. I invited him and some others to watch a movie together. I didnt know it was his birthday :) Co-incidence !!

Every one was moving too much.. So I said, guys..freeze.. i gotta take a picture..
and Saija froze with the breads in hands :D

Here is the gift I gave to Sakari...
Yes, I agree it is weired :D
And that was the newest looking Bangladeshi currency I had !
Other notes I had were really dirty n darkish
posted by Gagan at 2/17/2008 04:12:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Saturday, February 16, 2008
I borrowed a Canon 400D with two lenses from my work.

Playing with it !!

The second lens was a macro lens

I hate flash... but in many cases (except of course full manual mode)
this camera forced me to use flash.
( I love my tiny pocket cam, where you can disable the flash in any mode)

I guess it's fun to play with the depth of field

I really enjoyed it... Saija caught me while 'air-drumming'

Well, i was really loving to play with it.
This kind of dslr will open a lot of freedom, surely get you to the door of creativity.
But after playing with it for two days, i guess, I m not gonna buy it soon.
- it is too bulky. I am afraid I cannt carry it. If I carry I will loose it !!! ( very good chance)
- Lenses are much better and gives much more options. But I surely will need to carry 2 - 3 ( or more) lenses with me. May be I am not ready for it yet.
- Dragging it out of the bag will take time. Most of times, I take pics for blogging, which needs spontaneous ready-camera.
- Finally, this is expensive !

Well... still I am hoping to get one some day soon. I lllove playing with cameras ! ( It doesnt matter if my pics become any close to professional pics, but my fun matters)
posted by Gagan at 2/16/2008 12:07:00 AM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Jalal

    Opps! tomar camera ta jossssssss
    amio ekta EOS 400D with 2 (tele and macro) kinbo

  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger Gagan

    arey bollam na amar camera na !!
    borrowed man !!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Here is a screenshot from my sisters computer at 12 o'clock
Left botom = Dhaka - My wife and mom
Right top = U.K. - my sister
Right bottom = Finland - myself

Happiness... wired :)

Do you know what my friend Eamon said ?
"Ei sobi dekle je karori mon valo hoe jabe !!" - "This pic will bring anyone a smile "
I believe so !!
Let smiles be brought to you everyday!
posted by Gagan at 2/15/2008 12:08:00 AM | Permalink | 3 comments


  • At 6:36 PM, Blogger fabisia

    this should be an add for yahoo messanger :P

    hapy birthday shanilla!!!

    and you and your sis look so much alike here!

  • At 6:39 PM, Blogger Bartosz

    I smiled looking at that picture :)

  • At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Shanila

    hey..thanks so very much for the wish. i wasnt expecting gagan to post my birthday in his i was surprised by all the unexpected wishes:)

    thank you Kate, thank you Rahin, thank you Eamon for your wishes.

    And special thanks to you my dear for this lovely post and making my day so special:)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Pohela Falgun !
First day of Basanta !
First day of the Spring !
In Bangladesh !
13 February !

Foggy winter is over ...

Time to welcome the beautiful Spring!

Color it !!

Color everyone... everything...

Flower seller

and lots of ppl outside...

Gathering in popular spots....

Fun rides are out too...

Probably too much for a regular police work !!

"Bashonti suvechsa shobaike"
Greetings everyone !!!

13 February 2008
( I have collected these pics using google image search, from various sources)
posted by Gagan at 2/13/2008 10:10:00 PM | Permalink | 1 comments


Tuesday, February 12, 2008
It's getting more beautiful every day....
Day light is lasting longer and longer every day...
You can definitely notice the change !

Winter is beautiful too... (sometimes)

At one almost lunch hour time ...
Yes, water is flowing there
Beautiful, isnt it?

Cool !! Someone made a small igloo and put a candle inside !

And winter sports !
Skating !

Snow pile ! (Check in front of that window!!)

This is how they clean it up !

I guess the most troubled ones are the olds and youngs

well, people still go to work in dark at 8a.m. And I am alone at a 9:45 a.m. bus!
posted by Gagan at 2/12/2008 10:29:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Monday, February 11, 2008
(image source: internet, unknown)

Lets say there are 100 units of luck !
And there are n number of ppl.

Total amount of luck is limited.. fixed and will be distributed among ppl. Some will get more, some less, some will have really a lot, some will have nothing !

When two ppl come in contact, luck among them may be exchanged by some units. But total amount of luck in the universe will be same.

How does it sound :)

Lets say two men bet on a coin.. 1 million dollar. The coin is flipped. Now surely it's luck.. one will be lucky, another not. One's luck will go to another!

If someone is getting lucky, this hypothesis says, another one is loosing it!! Since, the total amount of luck must be same !

I want to believe I am lucky. If I am, whose luck I am taking from? When will it be someone will in my scenario and take away most of mine ??

Gagan :)

Oh, I have read today, in one university in Netherlands, some research was done among around 1,47,000 ppl ( i may have forgotten the number) and found there are certain ppl who are more prone to accidents than others. It's still unknown if these ppl have some common traits, but at least it has been found that, there are a group of these poor ppl :)

One example is probably Shup. Just let him walk at your home. He will soon stumble on something and hurt his knee or something :D ( No hard feelings, Shup !!)
posted by Gagan at 2/11/2008 09:31:00 PM | Permalink | 4 comments


  • At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Bartek

    I have to agree with your theory. Ever since I'm the lucky one.

    I got/took all the luck in my fammily when I was born. I was never seriously injured, even though some of mine accidents might have finnished my life. I just imagine a thing that I want to happen and it happens - seriously!(of course not EVERYTHING happens - eg. I never won first price in lottery yet, maybe that's also a matter of time ;))And it's not a matter of hard working, my sister works hard, but she doesn't have the luck, that is why I'm the one who gets everything...

    Good luck :)

  • At 10:45 PM, Blogger Gagan

    Ahaa.. lucky guy !! :)

    I once used to think that, may be I just notice every single lucky events whereas others dont and feel themselves unlucky. May be others forget to scream after they get a six when they roll the dice!

    But still i guess some are luckier than others!

    Good to know about yours !!

    Good luck :)

  • At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Shup

    Look who's talking! I know I'm prone to hitting things when I'm moving around! But Gogon, on the other hand, as I would put it: If his head wasn't stuck to his shoulders, he'd've lost it a long time ago!

  • At 8:34 PM, Blogger fabisia

    what a family...

Sunday, February 10, 2008
The rate I m loosing my hair at, I may not have hair soon !!
(Unless someone genius invents some really working, side effect free medicine)

Well I m gonna miss my hair !!

Here I am...with loong black hair that I love !!
(Oh. why does it look so messed up? It was just after shower :D)
posted by Gagan at 2/10/2008 10:48:00 PM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 9:07 PM, Blogger fabisia

    go to that MacGyver salon!!! I'm sure they'll invent a solution out of beer and domestos that will stop the process!!!


  • At 10:54 PM, Blogger Gagan

    Hehe !!
    Hey true!!! May be I should try next time I go to Dhaka :D

Friday, February 08, 2008
Sakari found this picture of Dhaka in a Finnish site !

Here is the original source
posted by Gagan at 2/08/2008 11:44:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Today while I was walking through the corridor to catch the lift at my work,I suddenly saw a glance of this scene...

A guy is going into toilet with a coffee cup in the hand !!!

HMM!!! I was trying to picture what's gonna happen next :D

Well I have seen in one movie that a guy goes to toilet every morning with a pack of milk!
I have seen many times in tv that a guy is reading newspaper in the toilet.. but coffee ? Hmm.. it must be a nice experience too... having a warm smoky coffee sitting there :D

posted by Gagan at 2/05/2008 08:29:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Monday, February 04, 2008
This is a story of a guy who became very hungry in late night and wanted to grab some grill foods...

One winter night I wanted to start a car... and...

I sighed... a hard work is harder when you are hungry ...
Did it ever happen to you ? A frozen student car and you are hungry?

Slow and painful cleaning process...

...guess what happened later? The key hole was frozen..
So warming up the key with lighter...

And several attempts to melt the ice inside the keyhole!

I was accompanying Sakari.
It was december 26, 2007
posted by Gagan at 2/04/2008 11:26:00 PM | Permalink | 1 comments


Friday, February 01, 2008
Geek post :

If you spend hours in the internet and sometimes lazy enough that u prefer to hold pees rather than going to toilet, it's a must have tool for you :

Install firefox plugin mouse gestures

Click and hold the right mouse button and drag left, it will go back to last page.

Some examples:
Back (Left):
Goes back a page in the browsing history.

Forward (Right):
Goes one page forward in the browsing history.

Close Tab/Window (Down-Right):
Closes the active tab, or if there is only one tab, the window.

New Tab (Up):
Opens the link crossed by the gesture in a new tab.
If there is no such link, an empty tab is opened.

Install mouse gestures 1.5.2 (Open this link from firefox)

( I kinda advertised it... coz i loved it )

posted by Gagan at 2/01/2008 04:05:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


A wish for Shup and Kate !!

Here is a video I have made... flash player needed as usual...
Video length 3:30

Cheers !!
posted by Gagan at 2/01/2008 12:23:00 AM | Permalink | 1 comments


  • At 1:25 AM, Anonymous Katy

    thank you so much!!! it's just amazing and beautiful and gorgeous :) you're the best :D