11 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

1. I graduated from Temple University with a BA in English.

What’s up next? I want to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in English. I want to become a teacher.

2. I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I came to America with my family when I was 6 years old. I lived in New York City before I moved to Pennsylvania.

3. Languages:

a. Bengali (my native language)    b. English (obviously)   c. Hindi (learned it watching Hindi movies)  d. Spanish (my foreign language)

4. I am the eldest of three. The other two are my brothers, Protick and Reza.

Although they really know how to get inside my head, I really love them for their little shenanigans. They always know how to cheer me up at the end.

5. In accordance to #4, I wish I had a sister.

In exception to my mother, I’m the only girl in my family. Sometimes there are some things that you just can’t share with your mother, let alone your brothers.

6. I’m a writer. (You’ve probably already noticed that though.)

Poetry is mainly my line but I also write other things as well. If you look at my portfolio, there’s a tab for Short Stories. However, there’s nothing in there as of yet as the stories are still in the making. Also, I sometimes combine two genres together like I have done in Ekushey February and Remembering The Holocaust.

7. I am a bookworm.

Wherever there is a book, I’ll pick it up and start reading. I love books that make me smile, books that make me laugh, books that make me cry. I believe that books are the doorways to new worlds. They provide access to perspectives different than mine. Some of my favorite authors are J.K Rowling, Jodi Picoult, Rabrindranath Tagore, Khaled Hosseini, Shel Silverstein, and Rumi.

8. I’m into Anime and Manga.

Some of my favorites include Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, One Piece, Fairy Tail, and Attack On Titan. Attack On Titan was introduced to me by my friend, Sharanika.

9. I really don’t like scary movies.

I hate the scary music and specially the pop-ups. Surprisingly, the only exception to this statement is The Walking Dead. I still think it is scary (really scary and gross, at times,) but it’s also rightly addicting. The first time I watched it, I had nightmares for days. You see that person on the couch, with her eyes, ears, and nose closed, that’s me.

10. I cry my eyes out when there’s a sad scene in a movie (Oh! And books too!).

I’m the only one out of my whole family that cries during these scenes.But it’s not just for any sad scene. It depends on how the story has progressed and the how the character has progressed within it. My brother tells me that they are just stories. But no story is ever just a story.

11. I never picture myself with glasses.

And it’s weird because glasses have been with me since I was 9 years old.I guess I never fully accepted it when my eye doctor told me that I needed them. One year, he said. I needed to wear glasses for a year and my eyes would get better. Well, I’m still wearing them. Instead of getting better, I think I’m just getting blinder and blinder.

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