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    normalweirdoboy

    25-09-2020

    I drew that two weeks ago for my Fine Arts test. Just thought I'd share it for today's post... I kind of messed up with the shadows didn't I?

    So... about today... I practiced a bit of maths and continued reading 1Q84 by Murakami (almost halfway through it already). The rest of the day was spent on internet surfing lol... I sure know how to waste time. I have my maths exam on Tuesday!

    I don't know why Nepali songs are becoming so popular suddenly haha... So I decided to practice maths with Nepali acoustics in the earphones! Nepali sounds so sweet ^_^

    -normalweirdoboy

    P.S. Here's a song that I liked a lot:

    generalinternetyouth

    Been a long time since i used thia blog haha... hello happy blog readers hahaha

    08-07-2020

    Hey there ヾ(^∇^)

    It's a wonderful day. I can hear the sparrows chirping around, sometimes sitting near my windowsill. Though they never enter the room, but maybe someday they'll learn to trust me? But again, I don't want my books covered with bird droppings do I? ('^_^)

    I've been feeling like I'm drifting apart from my family and friends. So, I guess I'll have to work on that. Although being lonely ain't so bad as long as you're not sad about it. My views.

    I need to separate my academic life from personal hobbies and relationships too. And gotta stop thinking about crushes ha ha.

    -normalweirdoboy

    21-05-2020

    Hey guys! How are you all doing?

    We had some slightly stormy weather here in Northeast India. But that's kinda nice since the temperature has reduced a bit. Can't express how humid and hot it can get here!

    However the situation in the Eastern coast doesn't seem nice. Bengal has been hit by a massive cyclone called 'Amphan', as you might have heard. People are without electricity and there's been a lot of damage in both India and Bangladesh. And there's coronavirus on top of that. Uh...

    Let's hope for the better.

    -normalweirdoboy

    This is how crazy Bengalis are for Dūrgā pūjo...😅✌

    Hey I just made a new account on Instagram for posting my haikus in Bangla. Plz follow and support 😅🙏

    Happy Rabindra Jayanti!

    শুভ রবীনদ্র জয়ন্তী!

    Śubho Robīndro Jôyôntī!

    Today's 7th May, the birth anniversary of the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore (রবীন্্রনাথ ঠাকুর). This day is celebrated by Bengalis all over the world as a mark of respect to the Nobel laureate for his immense contributions in bringing Bengali art and literature to the world's stage. He is the person who wrote the national anthems of India and Bangladesh, and brought the first Nobel prize to Asia.

    How to celebrate?

  • Listen to Rabindrasangeet (রবীনদ্রসঙ্গীত, Robīndrosongīt) i.e. genre songs composed by Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Read the novels written by Tagore. For eg., The Home and the World, Gora, Chokher Bali...
  • Read his poems, like Where the mind is without fear, The Boat, Last Curtain...
  • Read more about him and his works.
  • Have a great day ahead😄

    bongboyblog

    To mark Rabindranath Tagore's 159th birth anniversary, I'm translating the following quote from Bangla. Find the quote in your mother tongue😄

    Note: There are over 7000 languages spoken in the world, so I obviously can't translate to all of them. Also I've used Google translate for a lot of the translations, so there might ve mistakes as well. You're free to suggest changes in the translations and add translation to your languages in the comments.

    মন দিয়ে মন বোঝা যায়, গভীর বিশ্বাস শুধু নীরব প্রাণের কথা টেনে নিয়ে আসে।

    রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর

    Romanized Bangla:

    Mana diẏē mana bōjhā yāẏa, gabhīra biśbāsa śudhu nīraba prāṇēra kathā ṭēnē niẏē āsē.

    Robīndronāth Ṭhākur

    English:

    A heart understands another heart, deep faith only draws the words of the silent soul.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    German:

    Ein Herz versteht ein anderes Herz, tiefer Glaube zieht nur die Worte der stillen Seele.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Spanish:

    Un corazón entiende a otro corazón, la fe profunda solo atrae las palabras del alma silenciosa.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    French:

    Un cœur comprend un autre cœur, une foi profonde ne dessine que les paroles de l'âme silencieuse.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Tamil:

    ஒரு இதயம் மற்றொரு இதயத்தைப் புரிந்துகொள்கிறது, ஆழ்ந்த நம்பிக்கை அமைதியான ஆன்மாவின் வார்த்தைகளை மட்டுமே ஈர்க்கிறது.

    ரவீந்திரநாத் தாகூர்

    Hindi:

    मन को मन से समझा जाता है, गहरी आस्था केवल मूक आत्मा के शब्दों को खींचती है।

    रवींद्रनाथ ठाकुर

    Urdu:

    ایک دل دوسرے دل سے سمجھا جاسکتا ہے ، گہرا ایمان صرف خاموش روح کے الفاظ نکالتا ہے۔

    ربیندر ناتھ ٹھاکر

    Marathi:

    मन मनाद्वारे समजते, खोल विश्वास केवळ मूक आत्म्याचे शब्द काढतो।

    रवींद्रनाथ टागोर

    Nepali:

    मुटुले हृदयले बुझ्दछ, गहिरो विश्वासले मौन आत्माको शव्दलाई मात्र त्यसतिर तान्दछ।

    रवीन्द्रनाथ ट्यागोर

    Arabic:

    القلب يفهم قلبًا آخر ، والإيمان العميق لا يبرز إلا كلمات الروح الصامتة.

    رابيندراناث طاغور

    Dutch:

    Een hart begrijpt een ander hart, diep geloof trekt alleen de woorden van de stille ziel.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Punjabi:

    ਮਨ ਮਨ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਸਮਝ ਲਿਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ, ਡੂੰਘੀ ਆਸਥਾ ਕੇਵਲ ਚੁੱਪ ਰੂਪੀ ਸ਼ਬਦਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਵੱਲ ਖਿੱਚਦੀ ਹੈ।

    ਰਬਿੰਦਰਨਾਥ ਠਾਕੁਰ

    Afrikaans:

    'N Hart verstaan ​​'n ander hart, diep geloof teken slegs die woorde van die stille siel.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Simplified Chinese:

    一颗心了解另一颗心,深深的信念只会吸引沉默的灵魂的话。

    泰格(Rabindranath Tagore)

    Traditional Chinese:

    一顆心了解另一顆心,深深的信念只會吸引沉默的靈魂的話。

    泰格(Rabindranath Tagore)

    Korean:

    한 마음은 다른 마음을 이해하고 깊은 믿음은 침묵하는 영혼의 말만 끌 것입니다.

    라빈드라나트 타골

    Japanese:

    一方の心はもう一方の心を理解し、深い信念は沈黙の魂の言葉を引き付けるだけです。

    ラビンドラナート・タゴール

    Portuguese:

    Um coração entende outro coração, a fé profunda apenas atrai as palavras da alma silenciosa.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Indonesian:

    Hati mengerti hati yang lain, iman yang dalam hanya menarik kata-kata dari jiwa yang diam.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Telegu:

    హృదయం మరొక హృదయాన్ని అర్థం చేసుకుంటుంది, మరియు లోతైన విశ్వాసం నిశ్శబ్దమైన ఆత్మ మాటలను మాత్రమే ఆకర్షిస్తుంది.

    రవీంద్రనాథ్ ఠాగూర్

    Vietnamese:

    Một trái tim hiểu một trái tim khác, niềm tin sâu sắc chỉ rút ra những lời của tâm hồn im lặng.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Russian:

    Сердце понимает другое сердце, глубокая вера привлекает только слова безмолвной души.

    Рабиндранат Тагор

    normalweirdoboy

    I'll add more in the future😄

    02-05-2020

    Nômôskār!

    That above is what I've been up to these days. That is, other than academic studies and YouTube video making. Oh, the lockdown has been extended here till 17th May.

    Nothing special going on these days. I finished another Ayse Kulin book, 'Without a Country', it's about a German Jewish family who shifted to Turkey during Hitler's reign. At present I'm reading 'Life' by Lu Yao. It's about a school teacher from rural China who was fired from his job and then had to face hardships as a peasant..

    That's it for now, stay safe.

    -normalweirdoboy

    I've started a YouTube series called 'Learn Bengali with a native', for those of you interested in learning the language.

    This is the first episode on the Bengali Alphabet (বর্মালা), it contains an introduction to the alphabet along with a pronunciation and writing guide for all the vowels. Hope that helps.

    Stay safe and happy language learning!😄

    行春や 

    鳥啼き魚の 

    目は泪

    - 芭蕉

    Yuku haru ya

    Tori naki uwo no

    Me ha namida

    -Matsuo Bash

    বসন্ত কেটে যাচ্ছে।

    পাখিরা কাঁদে, এবং মাছের চোখ

    অশ্রু তে ভরে।

    -মাত্ুও বাশো

    Spring is passing.

    The birds cry, and the fishes’ eyes are 

    With tears.

    -Matsuo Bash

    Original post @normalweirdoboy

    English translation from:

    https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/

    21-04-2020

    COVID-19 all India Lockdown

    Day 28

    Hey guys! My book is officially out there on Amazon! Gosh, I've been meaning to publish something original for so long... couldn't have done all this without your support and encouraging messages, I swear. So, thank you😄

    Actually another good thing happened, I got to chat with a good friend of mine, about Thai pop (not my kind of thing but nevermind) and learning Mandarin. So... that's great. I told her I can kind of understand basic Mandarin, which is obviously a lie😅, just to look cool you know. So, now I'm trying to learn Mandarin (I know I'm idiot to try learn so many languages in one go), so that the next time I meet her my lie won't be caught. TBH I attempted learning Mandarin two years back, I gave up 'cause of the tones... hmm...

    -normalweirdoboy

    Oh, here's the link, in case you wanna read 'These were not for you ':

    19-04-2020

    COVID-19 all India Lockdown

    Day 26

    Here's a free verse poem I wrote last night when I was kinda feeling low... read it if you've a min or two to spare🙂

    The Man who lives in Melancholy woods

    There lives a man

    In the Melancholy woods,

    Whose name I know not,

    But his glimpse I've seen occasionally.

    A tall man of thirty,

    Wearing a loose shirt, of the darkest shade of grey,

    A black posh hat on top and baggy trousers belows.

    He lives in a cottage

    Built of memories,

    Of a faded indigo hue.

    He is an introvert of a person;

    Prefers to live alone, this mysterious fella.

    Though I've seen,

    In his crystal eyes,

    A longing for love.

    He spends most of his day reading

    Thick books of all kinds.

    Though it is hard to tell the difference,

    Between day and night,

    In the twilight

    Of melancholy woods.

    When not reading he,

    Our lonesome friend,

    Tends to his garden.

    There in his humble garden,

    Grows a variety of flowers;

    Flowers of all colours and all kinds,

    Daisies, petunias, sunflowers,

    And sometimes even smiles blooms,

    When the summers come.

    The Summers there

    Aren't as intolerable as most of us must have experienced;

    The summers there are cold,

    And the clouds are to blame.

    They hover over in the heavens all year round,

    And even throw in a little drizzle for good measure,

    When at last it seemed to have had warmed up.

    And when in Winters the air is freezing,

    A narrow beam of light falls from the sky,

    Just to thaw the ice.

    And yet, the sparrows chirp and the marigolds bloom,

    As the light and rain,

    Create a rainbow.

    And thus our friend spends his days,

    Reading books and gardening,

    Until some lost traveller enters his abode.

    The man of Melancholy woods loves these seldom visits,

    By wayfarers from distant lands,

    Men of all colors, of all kinds.

    Afterall, living alone in a forest can be lonesome!

    He greets the fellow travellers,

    And offers him a cup of coffee,

    Ground at home and organic.

    After a little chat when the traveller is utterly bored,

    Our good natured friend shows him the routes.

    The one through the cave,

    Goes to the land of death.

    The people there aren't rude,

    Always ready to welcome you with open arms.

    But if you'll let me speak so hold,

    I'd say the fellas are kinda cold,

    And quite quiet,

    Too quiet...

    There is another road,

    That takes you to the town,

    Where thise with a wish to live are a ound.

    Of this strange civilization,

    I hope you wouldn't need an introduction.

    Thus our good ol' man

    Bids his farewell to his short term friend.

    He has had many such acquaintances,

    He has shown the way since time immemorial,

    However our friend himself,

    Ventures out of the bush.

    Oh! There he stands,

    Our good natured friend,

    Feeling the drops of rain in his palm.

    As the wind plays the forlorn tune,

    He smiles,

    Our mystery man,

    Who lives in the Melancholy woods.

    Hope it's not too weird😅

    Stay home, stay safe

    16-04-2020

    COVID-19 All India Lockdown

    Day 23

    So, I made this cover song of MIYACHI's rap WAKARIMASEN. That guy remains my favorite Japanese rapper till date... maybe cause he adds a lot of English verses?😅

    Anyway do watch my cover. I added the lyrics in the description along with link for the original song.

    Here's the SoundCloud link...

    This lockdown sure is tiring me out.... ugh I feel like running in open field lol..😂

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    15-04-2020

    COVID-19 All India Lockdown

    Day 22

    Hey guys!

    So, yesterday our P.M. announced that the lockdown will be extended further, which actually this good since the number of infections in our country is on a rise. However the nation’s economy is being compromised.

    As you can see I’ve been studying German grammar and trying to expand my basic Japanese vocabulary. I swear, German grammar is difficult… but it’s fun too!

    And other than language learning, I’ve been solving some simple logarithm problems. I gave up on Trigonometry for the time being since there’s a lot to memorize.

    Oh yeah, I also made some bread pizzas by myself! (okay, Mom helped too..)

    Anyway, stay safe and have nice quarantine days, lol.