Archive for October, 2011

My mother just told me the story about how her and my father became the first Bangladeshi’s to buy a big house in London through all the hardship of work, managing 3 kids, being victims of deceit, jealousy even from family, but meeting the right people at the right time and place to make it happen.

“Many people tried to screw us because your dad is a simple man. Your brother was at work and he heard about a man who helps people gets loans for houses. One day, your brother bumped into him and the man gave him his card. Many months later, that man helped us move into our […]

Amazon calling…

“Sarah Begum went to meet an Amazonian shaman from the Cofan tribe in Columbia at SOAS today and 10 mins into her seat, GUESS WHO called her mobile? Yes, that’s right, it was one of my Amazon warriors from the Waorani tribe all the way from the AMAZON!!! Isn’t that crazy??!!! By the way, my […]

“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves. When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property. We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth. We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another. We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.”

- John (Fire) Lame Deer Sioux Lakota – 1903-1976

Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar’s gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart through the world. There in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells, in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, socialist meetings, churches, revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects, through love and hate, through the experience of passion in every form in his own body, he would reap richer stores of knowledge than text-books a foot thick could give him, and he will know how to doctor the sick with a real knowledge of the human soul.

– Carl Jung

USA Road Trip 2011 – The Facebook Diary

“I’m off to the U.S.A…Chicago, New York, and road trip around the mid-west with Frank Angelcyk! Let the adventures begin once again…(back to reality on October 7th) Can’t wait!” 19th September 2011   “Just landed in Chicago! Sears Tower? Navy Pier? But not before breakfast at HOOTERS! Hehe ;-)” 21st September 2011 “Went to the Willis Tower […]