Hello World! Happy Independence Day (to you Americans).
I guess I owe you a spiffy introduction. Well, my name is Rifat. I like to stare at airplanes in the night sky, listen to Bollywood music, drink mango juice, run around in the rain, collect foreign coins and stamps, and pop bubble wraps. Now, how often do I do these fan-freaking-tastic things? Not very often. I’m working on doing these (and more fan-freaking-tastic things) on a much more frequent basis.
Starting to blog on the fourth of July is totally not coincidental. I’ve been planning on this for weeks now. In fact, I bought my own domain on the first of this month (www.rifatmursalin.com). I might as well say today is independence day on a national level and also on a personal level for me. Today marks the legendary day that I begin to liberate my inner sentiments. I’ve always preferred to express my thoughts through creative mediums (because writing is just so creative, right?). And, because of my lack of talent in the arena of music, dance, art, and probably anything else that might pop up in your mind. I even considered podcasting, but I am far away from being a raconteur. I’d probably be just sitting there in front of the camera, both looking and sounding awkward.
I actually used to blog a few years ago before blogging became mainstream (such a hippie, I am). I blogged continuously for two years, but it was more like a personal blog–sort of like a daily journal. And yes, it was password-protected. This time, however, I am making this blog public because my life isn’t as flashy as it once was, so no need to make it private.
If you’re reading this, thanks for reading. If you aren’t, then get to it!