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Ashraful Alam is a Software Architect, who has 8 years of professional experience in Software Development industry. This Bangladeshi national is involved with project management and development of several US based software projects from his country. Already he has managed and developed several software projects, which are being used by several users of different countries, such as USA, Canada, Australia, and Bangladesh. While developing and managing a team, he contains and maintains a set of well defined engineering practices developed by him and other online developer communities.

Due to his willingness to give effort to improve and share better software development practices, Ashraf has been awarded as “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) in ASP.NET category by Microsoft since year 2007 multiple times, which is a rare honor and prestigious reorganization among the developers around the world.

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This year 2007 was a very special day for me! Some of great events in my life happened in this year.

The first day of this year, 1st January 2007 (Monday) was the Eid-ul-Azha. It was nice to have the Eid at the first day of year, as a Muslim. But much more exciting news was waiting for me at the end of day, when I got back to home. I was just checking my mail inbox and noticed that I got the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Microsoft for this year! I couldn't believe for first few moments. I then gone in details in the mail and registered few MVP related issues, and then seen a profile in Microsoft site! Well, it's true, finally I admitted, that I am now in the Elite group of Microsoft based developers. Horrey! Within few days I got a big gift box from Microsoft along with my MVP Certificate.

In the valentine's day of this year, 14th February, I felt lonely again, and was wondering when I will meet with my life long beloved, my wife, same as the past years! Each year in this special day I feel a deep emotion for my future wife and really miss her a lot. But just with in few days, it's ended. On 23rd February 2007 (Friday), I got engaged with Iffat Jahan Leuza to be get married soon! I was really feeling very shy when along with my parents, uncles we went to her home, took lots of pictures, food and fun! By younger brothers and cousins felt very excited to get a new members at our family.

After the engagement I got back to work and was waiting for the final moment of marriage! Those days till marriage, was a interesting moment with me and Leuza, feeling that we are not yet for each other but will be soon. Having interesting shyness, but we had some fun while talking! We had our first dating only once before marriage, by 4th March 2007 (Sunday), when she had exam at her university and it was too late to be finished. Well, I must take care about it, to let her safely return back to home ;) But I had flowers for her, had nice "Rickshaw" (three wheeler vehicle) journey and had a dinner!

9th March 2007 (Friday) was one of the most important day in my life. I got married with my lovely wife Leuza at her parents home! It was pretty exciting for me as usual, along with my parents and relatives. The whole day went on a fly, I felt to be in dream. When I was signing in the marriage register book, I noticed that Leuza already signed it, ah! Well after signing the marriage registered, I stood up and gave 'salam' to all in the room, according to our culture! I then got be the 'Jamai'. There were feast after then. I got a big dish along with few full chicken roast! My friends, beside me, Rashed and Sanchoy were having good value with those ;) After the feast, then the photo session started! All of the relatives were taking pictures with their new guest in our family. Had lots of fun with her.

Well, all of my relatives left me at Leuza's home, except Plato, my youngest brother was with me. I was feeling extremely shy at that moment, to be at father-in-laws home at the first day. Well, my brother-in-laws got busy to make the 'Basar'. In our culture, it's a special room, decorated with lots of flowers, where the newly married couple pass their first LOVING night. It was getting late, night was getting deep. Me, was waiting in the guest room along with 1 TON shyness.

While my brother-in-laws were preparing our 'Basar', my sister-in-laws took me on the roof of the house, and found that Leuza is also there. Ha ha. My sister-in-laws were having great fun with me, who is their new 'Dula bhai'. I could not say much! Suddenly they left me and my newly married wife alone, to have our personal time! Ah, it was one of the greatest feeling in my life. I have me wife with me! The roof was having under construction rooms. Me and Leuza were roaming on the rooms thru the mysterious dark and lights and talking. 'Whats your feeling now?', I asked. She replied 'nothing'. Well, she had lots of feelings I believe, but could not say much. I knew she can sing, so asked as before. Previously she replied she will sing only for husband. Well, now I am! Yeah! She sang a song. "Amaro porano jaha chay, tumi tai..." (You are whom I want ...). Yes, she has a very beautiful voice!

Finally the Basar decoration ended, near to the mid-night. I was caught by my brother-in-laws, at the gate of my 'Basar' room. According to rule, I have to open the gate along with monitory matters. Well I gave 5000 to all of them and then got entered! Ah, I could not explain the emotion! Me and my wife are at a room, for the first time, we can...we can...knock ... knock... my grand-mother-in-law knocked, she had lots of great advice (but unfortunately in this crucial moment!). My mother-in-law left foods of us. I had the 'Marriage Salat' after then, according to the advice of my grand-mother-in-law.

Ok, now we have our personal moments. I had my 1 GB MVP pen drive, loaded with romantic songs, she was on her bed, and I was in front of computer, loading the music. I was keeping smiling, she is also. Then I have the sit in the bed. The music was playing softly and we were talking, talking, talking... what we talked? Couldn't remember, but the night passed very swiftly. At the late night, we went to sleep, when I couldn't remember, but before that..what? Hey you don't have to know everything! Ha ha ha!

23rd April was my birthday. Of course this a special one in this year. Leuza was really missing me at her parents home, as I was in my parents home at 12.00 AM! I got late to get back from office. Well, she had a great wonder when she found me at her home at 12.30 AM! Yeah, it was a surprise for her. Well, I had a nice day with her and my parents. At the end of day, we started the journey for our lovely honeymoon, through stormy weather, to the great Cox's Bazar, which is the longest sea beach with very exciting natural beauties.

By 16th May 2007, I switched to my new work space, along with lots of excitement. New environment, opportunities and colleagues added a new dimension in my career life.

The 17th August 2007 (Friday) was my marriage ceremony, the day when Leuza get in to our home through the ceremony. 19th August 2007 (Sunday) was the marriage reception ceremony from our end.

23rd September 2007 (Sunday) was not only Leuza's birthday, it was the day when we first met 1 year ago! I was the birthday gift fro her from Allah on 2006, ha ha ha! I celebrated this day with some surprise gifts for her.

September 2007 is also a very special month for me, as me and Leuza got noticed that we are going to be parents! Inshallah, our baby will come at earth by mid of 2008.

October 2007 had the first Eid after our marriage.

December 2007 had the second Eid after our marriage and the third Eid in this year.

Hoping 2008 will be another exciting and nice year for me! Wishing best for all.

Happy new year!

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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 12:13 PM My Life , My Personal | Back to top

Comments on this post: 2007: A Very Special Year!

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wOw !!!

seems that you got 2007 as an Humpty Dumpty Year of ExCiTeMeNtZ ..... awesome !!!

wish that year 2008 will bring you more and more achievementz as well as excitementz beyond your imaginationz ....

Left by Shahid Khan on Dec 30, 2007 1:04 PM

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