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Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and transported to Quebec a short eight months later. Somewhere in that timeline my family made it into Toronto. Forgot how to speak Bengali, went school. Graduated from all schools that I've attended. Had lousy fast-food jobs, even after University. Upgraded to retail-ish job, had a brush with Canadian Border Service in job opportunity market, (maybe I was too fat to chase after sketchy border crossers?) and went back to school to pursue something else. Writing!
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I'll give you five. 1. I had a monster crush on Macho Man Randy Savage when I was six. 2. Had ambitions to be auto mechanic, just like my dad (but I only claimed that so he would like me better than my baby brother). 3. Honor Roll student in elementary and highschool. University grades just went awry. 4. I like to claim that I'm party to an arranged marriage with a doctor back home whenever I play the game two truths and a lie (no one ever thinks its a lie!) 5. If the Olympics ever introduced sleeping as a competition, I would win Gold!
What's your favorite accomplishment?
The most favorite accomplishment to date is losing 50 plus pounds (I've lost count of the exact number that I've lost). And this deserves an honorable mention, getting my BA in Arts and Applied Science. Still thinking about adding other educational certifications to my repertoire (currently pursuing a Grad Certificate in Tech. Writing and perhaps in Creative Writing after wards).
How do you define cool?
Whatever my nieces and nephews are into, it's cool. Whether its clothes, music, TV, yadda yadda, the list goes on. My nephews are always listening to music two months before it hits the radio and gets popular.
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I choose not to expose that secret (only because I really don't have a secret).
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Writing! I love to write about stuff and attempt to make it interesting--if I can. Oh yah, lunch and coffee with the other hunters. I thinks its awesome we can watch Reality TV during lunch hour (reality TV is my guilty pleasure).
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The trend that I have forever loved and has never went out of style for me is Disney Cartoons. I have loved almost every cartoon that Disney has put out. Atlantis would be the only exception to the cartoon rule. Although I know Mickey is evil, I cannot resist Disney cartoons, especially if there's a princess!
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
I like to use sarcasm, sometimes if the creative bug bites me, I can make up a word or two that I can only hope catches on.
How do you reset to be creative?
Showering, drinking steamy cups of green tea with a plate of mom's leftovers, and if I have the time, a good nap.
What inspires or excites you?
Nay-sayers. Family. Motivated and ambitious friends.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Homes looking like the ones in the Shire from Lord of Rings or even Wizard School being an actual reality. Even better, our world looks exactly the way does in Futurama.
Binary Editorials
Binary Editorials
Karlie & Karmen Team Up for ‘First Look' Vogue UK August 2010
The ‘First Look’ editorial for Vogue UK August 2010 is certainly filled with whimsy and fashion. Photographer Daniel Jackson captures the upbeat spirit and sense of playfulness that models Karlie Kloss… MORE
Feral Lingerie Ads
Feral Lingerie Ads
Julianne Moore is Fearless for the Bulgari Fall 2010 Campaign
Once again, Julianne Moore is the face of the Bulgari Fall 2010 campaign. Photographed by famous duo Mert & Marcus, Julianne Moore poses nude on a couch with beautiful Bulgari items and lion cubs. The… MORE
Bangled Military Coats
Bangled Military Coats
Alessandra Ambrosio is Fierce for Moschino F/W 2010-11 Campaign
The lovely Alessandra Ambrosio is absolutely dazzling for the Moschino F/W 2010-11 campaign. This line is heavily inspired by military and nautical themes. Whereas most military and nautical clothing inspirations… MORE
Transparent Swimsuit Covers
Transparent Swimsuit Covers
Elena Baguci in 'Almighty Goddess' for Modern Luxury
In ‘Almighty Goddess’ for Modern Luxury S/S 2010, model Elena Baguci is absolutely stunning. Captured by photographer Colin Angus, Baguci enchants the reader as a modern poolside goddess. Elena Bagucci… MORE
Sensuous Watercolor Art
Sensuous Watercolor Art
These Rob Hefferan Portraits are Steamy
Artist Rob Hefferan brings sensuality and silk to life with his paintings. Although his painting techniques are old-fashioned, he manages to make each piece look extremely realistic. This is extremely… MORE
Mystery-Solving Ads
Mystery-Solving Ads
The Popular Mechanics Campaign Only Tackles Possible Puzzles
This Popular Mechanics campaign will definitely bring you a smile. Devised by Volcano Advertising of Bryanston, South Africa, this series of ads pokes fun at the magazine’s ability to almost explain anything… MORE
Penguin Personality Campaigns
Penguin Personality Campaigns
The New England Aquarium Introduces 80 Flightless Birds
The New England Aquarium has created quite the clever campaign to introduce its latest exhibit. With the help of advertising agency Mullen of Boston, the campaign introduces potential visitors to the funky… MORE
Food-Encrusted Maps
Food-Encrusted Maps
This Eno Print Campaign Will Stimulate Your Appetite
The Eno print campaign above was devised by advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather of New Delhi, India, and will certainly stir up your senses. This ad campaign is visually pleasing and puts a grumble into… MORE
Surreal Subway Murals
Surreal Subway Murals
Million Dollar Design Transforms Underground Transportation With Graffiti
The Dutch duo of Million Dollar Design was given the heavy task of redecorating the interior of a dull and dreary subway train into something wonderful. Well, these innovative illustrators certainly delivered!… MORE
Toy-Covered Footwear
Toy-Covered Footwear
'Come and Play With Me' by Naam Ben Are Dream Heels for Toy Fanatics
Naam Ben creates customized shoes that defy the imagination. His latest line, ‘Come and Play with Me,’ is absolutely dramatic and eye-catching. Naam Ben has combined the crazy world of a toy chest with… MORE
Candy-Colored Ballet Flats
Candy-Colored Ballet Flats
The Kartell 'Bowwow' Spring Summer 2011 Shoe Collection
The Kartell ‘Bowwow’ Spring Summer 2011 shoe collection follows their previous collection, ‘Glue Cinderella.’ The new line is dubbed ‘Bowwow’ because of the addition of glossy, candy-colored… MORE
Cigarette Paper Clouds
Cigarette Paper Clouds
Maryline Pomian Creates Artistic Beauty with Rolling Paper
Artist Maryline Pomian can take the simple, omnipresent medium of cigarette paper and transform it into something absolutely magical. She takes the delicate filters of cigarettes and forms them into soothing… MORE
Anime Papercraft
Anime Papercraft
Pepakura Paper Toys Will Blow You Away
These Pepakura paper toys are absolutely amazing! I could barely believe my eyes when I read that they were made entirely from paper. Created by Japanese designer Pepakura, the detail and craftsmanship… MORE
Gory Toy Campaigns
Gory Toy Campaigns
The Caritas Ad Campaign Warns Parents of Violent Playthings
The Caritas ad campaign certainly can change anyone’s view of the typical stuffed toy. This shocking ad campaign was put together by advertising agency BBDO of Dusseldorf, Germany, and shows parents how… MORE
Gross Campaign Catalysts
Gross Campaign Catalysts
Interbest Outdoor Billboards Give You Good Reasons to Advertise
The Interbest Outdoor billboards created by advertising agency Y&R Not Just Film represent a most brilliant method to get advertisers to create new ads. The ads from Interbest Outdoor use blatant scare… MORE
Drooling Drunken Baby Ads
Drooling Drunken Baby Ads
Keep the Infants Away From L'universe de Chocolat
The L’universe de Chocolat company embarks into the world of yummy alcoholic-confections -- much to the detriment of the adorable baby faces featured in the ad campaign. Created by advertising agency Dentsu,… MORE
Intricately-Painted Foot Ads
Intricately-Painted Foot Ads
The Sete Leguas Boots Campaign Wants to Protect Toes
The Sete Leguas Boot ad campaign was created by advertising agency Talent. This clever ad campaign that they've conjured up certainly has me more worried about my feet than I've ever been before! The… MORE
Trippy Fungal Lights
Trippy Fungal Lights
The Great Mushrooming Creates Charming Mushroom Lamps
Artist Great Mushrooming takes his title/nickname to the next level by creating these adorable mushroom lamps. Comprised of LED lights and pieces of discarded wood, these little lamps are absolutely imaginative.… MORE
Scarytale Store Displays
Scarytale Store Displays
The Hermes Ginza Flagship Store Reinvents Little Red Riding Hood
The Hermes Ginza flagship store is displaying their new line of brightly-colored scarves with the help of the much-cherished fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. However, their take on this childhood favorite… MORE
Flowering Carpets
Flowering Carpets
The Genzano Infiorata Flower Festival Will Have Streets Smelling Sweet
The Genzano Infiorata flower festival combines the craft of creating intricate carpets with gardening. This festival has been celebrated in the town of Genzano, Italy on the second of week of June since… MORE
Whiteboard Walls
Whiteboard Walls
Scribble Away Guilt-Free with MDC Wallcovering's Tabrasa Paint
MDC Wallcovering’s Tabrasa paint can transform any smooth surface or plain wall into your own personal scribbling pad. MDC Wallcovering debuted their latest paint innovation at the NeoCon World’s Trade… MORE
Disneyfied Disasters
Disneyfied Disasters
The 'Finding Nemo 2' Parody Takes on the BP Oil Spill
Using the Pixar and Disney movie ‘Finding Nemo,’ the Blog of Chibiboto has thrown a light on the disastrous oil spill. This blog has taken the film's beloved characters Dory, Marlon and Nemo from the movie… MORE
Peek-a-Boo Rings
Peek-a-Boo Rings
The Saggi Jewelry Line of Trinket Box Baubles Pop Open to Reveal More Bling
The Saggi jewelry above comes from their new line of luxury rings, and it will have lovers of bling drooling. The collection features gorgeous trinket box rings that open to expose even more opulent baubles.… MORE
Steampunk Flash Drives
Steampunk Flash Drives
Artist Rob Smith's 'back2root' Revamped USB Keys will Cause Envy
British artist Rob Smith 'back2root' has taken the USB key and embellished it into something incredible. Taking inspiration from steampunk art, Smith has applied the intricate principles of this art form… MORE
Escaped Dino Ads
Escaped Dino Ads
The Calgary Zoo 'Dinosaurs Alive' Exhibit Campaign is Scary
The Calgary Zoo 'Dinosaurs Alive' campaign will definitely have you shaking in your bones. Produced by advertising agency Trigger, which is based in Calgary, Canada, this print campaign will certainly… MORE
Potato Chip Sushi
Potato Chip Sushi
The Pringles Rice Infusions Campaign is Tempting
The Pringles Rice Infusions ads above certainly make this new product look like one enticing treat for any chip lover. The Pringles Rice Infusions are exactly what you think they are--rice snacks done… MORE
Mod Moody Cowgirls
Mod Moody Cowgirls
Erin Heatherton is Smoking for L'Officiel Paris May 2010
The L’Officiel Paris May 2010 issue features one daring and smoking hot cow girl, Erin Heatherton. Donning a pair of studded, cheetah print cowboy boots and an assortment of leather accessories, Erin Heatherton… MORE
Star-Crossed Culture Shows
Star-Crossed Culture Shows
The Breakthrough Brazilian Soap ‘A Way to the Indies'
The Globo channel is Brazil’s most viewed TV network, which is also the platform for the successful Brazilian soap, ‘A Way to the Indies,’ or ‘Caminho das Indias.’ Unlike other Brazilian soap operas,… MORE
Zombie Food Ads
Zombie Food Ads
The Resident Evil 5 Print Campaign Says “You are on the Menu”
The Resident Evil 5 print campaign is pretty helpful for those of us who are part of the zombie nation. The brilliant minds at Y&R Dubai advertising agency are responsible for this comical yet disturbing… MORE
Sheep-Infested Clutches
Sheep-Infested Clutches
Kendal Murray Combines Fashion Accessories with Nature
Australian artist Kendal Murray has the amazing ability to create miniature worlds and unite with fashion. Taking the essential accessories like the clutch and the compact mirror, Kendal Murray has his… MORE
Celeb Cushions
Celeb Cushions
The Kopt Kissen Pillows Make Celebs More Accessible
The German Shop ‘Kopt Kissen’ pillows make your favourite celebrities more touchable. These cushions have the monochrome faces of iconic celebrities like Kate Moss, Barack Obama and Karl Lagerfeld. If… MORE
Hand Puppet Ink
Hand Puppet Ink
ThinkGeek Brings You Temporary Hand Tattoos
The ThinkGeek temporary hand tattoos are absolutely incredible! These hand tattoos are the solution to all your sweaty hand puppeteering problems. These artsy creatures were created because wearing hand… MORE
Typographic Transformer Toys
Typographic Transformer Toys
Have Hours of Fun with the Mojibakeru Toys
The Mojibakeru toys are the latest toy collection to come out of the land of the rising sun. Bandai -- the Japanese toy tycoon -- has created a line of transformer toys modelled on their Kanji typography.… MORE
Compressed Soul Art
Compressed Soul Art
Artist Tetsuya Ishida Explores the State of Modern Life
Tetsuya Ishida is one extremely talented artist. Using his paintbrush and canvas, he brings to light the darker side of modern living. His artwork centers on the obsession of making everything compact… MORE
Spicy Sauce Heroes
Spicy Sauce Heroes
Let Cholula Hot Sauce Save Your Food
The Cholula Hot Sauce print campaign is certain to make you giggle. Advertising agency JWT of Singapore created this cheeky campaign. These ads depict scenarios of livestock in precarious situations,… MORE
Statuesque Soccer Ads
Statuesque Soccer Ads
The Nike ‘Write the Future' Campaign is Stirring
The Nike ‘Write the Future’ campaign will definitely have World Cup fans hyped for the oncoming games this summer! Created by advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy of Amsterdam of the Netherlands, this print… MORE

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Retrofied Androgyny
Retrofied Androgyny
The Diane Kruger ‘Vogue Germany' Photo Spread is Strangely Soft
The Diane Kruger ‘Vogue Germany’ photo spread has the model turned actress donning a series of retro men’s suits. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Kruger still manages to sizzle in front of the lens… MORE
Dieting Crusades
Dieting Crusades
Michelle Obama's ‘Let's Move' Campaign Targets Kids
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Living in Lavatories
Living in Lavatories
Graham Peck and Tracy Woodhouse Move Into Revamped Victorian Toilet
British couple Graham Peck and Tracy Woodhouse have moved into a revamped Victorian toilet that was open in the 1900s. The pair had always thought that this historic public restroom would be a great place… MORE
Pop-Out Postcards
Pop-Out Postcards
The Anne Paso Lovi Postcard is a Craft and a Card
The Anne Paso Lovi heart comes to life as the receiver pieces together the flat-pack postcard. When finally put together, your sweetie will have a geometric heart ornament (or earrings, if you send her… MORE
Radical Recycled Radiators
Radical Recycled Radiators
The Eco-Rad Radiator Uses 3 Eco 'R's
The EcoRad Radiator definitely has the three 'r's of recycling down pat, although it's not your traditional 'r's. Canadian company EcoRad utilizes four green practices to produce their radiators: old radiators… MORE
Chivalrous Zombie Art
Chivalrous Zombie Art
Kira Shaimanova's 'Chivalry is Undead' Depicts a Wonderful World
Canadian artist Kira Shaimanova's 'Chivalry is Undead' collection of art shows us a world of well-mannered zombies. Playing on the phrase, 'Chivalry is Dead,' she brings it back to life by giving life… MORE
Surfboards With Handlebars
Surfboards With Handlebars
Sea Scooter by Kwan Ken Yong Eliminates the Need for Giant Waves
The Sea Scooter by Kwan Ken Yong is a concept surfboard scooter hybrid made for frustrated surfers in areas that lack humongous waves. The design was inspired by combining the principles of surfing and… MORE
Cute Customizable Patches
Cute Customizable Patches
Embellish Your Wardrobe with the Macon Lesquoy Patches
The Macon Lesquoy patches would be a great addition to any outfit. The French design duo Macon and Anne Marie-Laure Lesquoy have created a beautiful series of patches that have been hand-embroidered and… MORE
Animal Romance Art
Animal Romance Art
MoonsongWolf Art Will Make You Rethink the Theme of 'Jungle Fever'
The work of Deviant artist MoonsongWolf is certainly different. Using vivid colors and textures in his animal-themed artwork, MoonsongWolf takes the theme of jungle fever and twists it beautifully. Some… MORE
Prescription Pill Paintings
Prescription Pill Paintings
Jason Mecier Artwork Features Famous faces
The Jason Mecier artwork in the gallery includes portraits of well-known figures in pop culture. Jason Mecier’s life-like artwork is composed of differently colored prescription pills. The famous figures… MORE
Toy-Covered Footwear
Toy-Covered Footwear
'Come and Play With Me' by Naam Ben Are Dream Heels for Toy Fanatics
Naam Ben creates customized shoes that defy the imagination. His latest line, ‘Come and Play with Me,’ is absolutely dramatic and eye-catching. Naam Ben has combined the crazy world of a toy chest with… MORE
Homeless Wild Animals
Homeless Wild Animals
Born Free USA Print Campaign Shines a Light on Destitute Animals
The Born Free USA print campaign focuses on the plight of wild animals that are losing their homes. Many endangered animals have been forced from their natural habitats due to human expansion, deforestation… MORE
Mingling Artwork
Mingling Artwork
Govert Flint's ‘Interactionsim' Paintings in Action
Govert Flint’s ‘Interactionsim’ is a series of artwork that behaves with each other. It is more than a series of art that is following a theme or a collection; ‘Interactionism’ a new art term coined by… MORE
Skeleton Cell Watches
Skeleton Cell Watches
The ‘Remontage Papillon' Discloses the Time in a Bare Bone
If you were ever crazily curious about the mechanisms of a mechanical clock and you were in dire need of a mobile phone, the form of the ‘Remontage Papillon' will rock your world. Created by French… MORE