Tag Archive: Bangla


This cup has my go-to mug for 5 years. Now shattered it will be replaced, though I will still have a relationship with the person who gave it to me. I prefer shattered things, to shattered relationships. The truth is, relationships are a lot more valuable than things. Things have many good memories attached to them, but can easily be replaced. Now I have choices. I suspect, it will depend upon whether, I want a large or regular cup of coffee, to start off my day! The gift giver is like a granddaughter to me. Baba, means grandfather in Bangla!

This mug shows my love for the game of Scrabble! My memory escapes me, though this was likely a gift from someone.

This larger mug was a gift from my mother! She loves to give cutsie gifts!


Diligent Bangla Language Student!!

Diligent Bangla Language Student!!

Day 283

McDONALD’S FAMILY RESTAURANT!  This is how it is spelled in Bangla.  This was the sign for McDonald’s on Park St. in Kolkata.  Their fries are just as tasty as anywhere in the world, that McDonald’s has a restaurant.

Day 130

HERE IS SOME OF THE TASTY CURRIED CHICKEN THAT was served at Shudipto’s wedding reception last Sunday evening at the Party Place in Dhaka near the Police Line.  I arrived early, since I hadn’t judge exactly the time to get to that area of the city.  I arrived with a camera, so the guys at the entrance asked me something and I said sure.  They had been talking to fast in Bangla and I didn’t totally catch it.  They then took me up to the Party Place and down the back to the basement where they were cooking all the food for the reception!

Day 96

BANGLA WRITING:  At least five evenings a week, Dustin reads either a Bangla story or a portion of the Bible and we write the Bangla script.

The results for the dictation exercise assessment I mentioned earlier were announced.  I did pass, though the score hasn’t been finalized!

An example of some of my writing during dictation practice at home.

Day 79

MYMENSINGH TRAIN STATION sign in Mymensingh, Bangladesh.  I had to put some Bangla script on my site today, since today I’m doing a Bangla dictation assessment.  Passing grade is 70%.  They will read approximately 100 words to me in Bangla and I need to write the words of the story down.  Points are taken off for spelling errors and for listening errors!  I’ll do my best and hopefully that will be good enough.