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Learning

What is something you learned recently? I learned that after the Partition of India in 1947, current Bangladesh was called East Bengal until 1955 when it was called East Pakistan. I had thought that already in 1947 it was called East Pakistan. We made Bangladesh our home from 2007-2015. There are many rickshaws in the country, a very economical way to get around. Craftandtravel.com posted this info: Bringing colour, creativity and character to the city; and more importantly a means of living to over a million people, there are an estimated 1/2 million rickshaws in Dhaka today (1 rickshaw/140 people). Rickshaw art is considered ‘street art’ literally as it’s only viewable when you’re actually on the streets. You can ride 1/2 mile for 30 taka (0.27 USD).

You can see a little bitt of rickshaw on the back of the rickshaw on the left of the photo.

You can see rickshaw art on the back of the rickshaw in the center. It looks like the fellow on the right is probably advertising for someone and making income, instead of paying to have rickshaw art there!

At the wedding we attended this little boy was intrigued by my camera! He pushed every button possible, and I am hoping he doesn’t format the card! :–) I took a photo of him, and the rest are photos he took. He was somewhat limited since I kept the strap arround my neck! Notice the look on the faces of the ladies when they realized what was happening. Have a great weekend.

Describe your perfect birthday cake. If I didn’t care about the sugar content or calories, then it would be a Black Forest Cake! Otherwise, a Jello Cake would be perfect!

Here I am about to blow out the candles on the cake on my last birthday!

Bride and Groom at the end of the ceremony!

Hair Decorated with Roses!

I quick snapped this photo before hopping onto the vehicle we had hired to take us to the wedding! More wedding photos to come! Also, some other photos! I have been quite occupied, plus, the bloganuary I signed up with WPS is taking some time! Have a great weekend. Till later!

What are the pros and cons of procrastination? Pros: You can gather more facts to make the decision, or the decision may not need to be made! Cons: Others involved will be disappointed.

Here is something I can do while procrastinating!

Love, Song, and Language

How do you show love?

With a hug or an act of service!

What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why? “As the Deer!” Taken from Psalm 42:1: This is my prayer as I seek after God.

What language do you wish you could speak? Bangla, which I have a basic knowledge of, but am not totally fluent!

Dreams and Lies

What was your dream job as a child? FBI agent! I gave that up when I realized that even to work in the crime lab, I would need to carry a gun! I probably read too many “Hardy Boys” books, or Sherlock Holmes mysteries! Of course I ended up in a hospital lab helping diagnosing diseases, instead of solving crimes.

What’s a lie you tell yourself? Walking an extra mile will take care of the cookie or cake (or Bengali sweets) that I just ate!

This photo sure looks posed, but obviously I had their attention! Of course, it isn’t every day that a foreigner walks down this side street! I suspect this will be one of my favorite photos for 2023! Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Fav Author

Who is your favorite author and why? Max Lucado, because he is “down to earth,” and is practical.

A photo of my cousin, Paul E. Miller, and my Uncle John Miller, who wrote the book, Paul is holding.

Flaming Dessert

Hot caramel poured over ice cream and brownie at the Manhattan Fish Market!

What color describes your personality and why? Bengalis call me “Ever Green,” because I am always cheerful.

What irritates you about the home you live in? The floor our Living Room and Dining Room is too high to be able to see our bird feeders!