letter from google
This ain't the invitation card. πŸ˜›

No, not in the giant Googleplex in Amphitheater Parkway, California; but it’s here in Dhaka. I’ve been invited to a discussion and dinner by Google’s first official trip to Bangladesh.

Yesterday, I received the email asking for confirmation. I wasn’t readily sure whether the email was legit. It had reference to someone I knew. But I did not need to worry about its authenticity as soon as I noticed that the address was ____@google.com.

It feels exciting to be invited by the search giant. I assume that now there are tons of active Internet users in Bangladesh and the fact that Bangladesh was listed among top 30 countries in outsourcing, Google figured that it was time to step into the country with bigger business plan. The meeting will be held up with business persons, government and industry experts. They are also seeking some bloggers and members of civil society to speak up about the country’s current Internet landscape. That’s why I was invited.

Like you can guess, I’m all excited and a bit nervous. I’m nervous because I’m not verbally well in English. Last time (that was the first time) I met with Mark Hillary, CEO of IT Decisions, to discuss the same topic. I knew that I can communicate well through written English thanks to blogs and chatrooms, but I suck at speaking English. This time, I gotta face this again. Let’s just hope I talk well. πŸ˜‰

This may be a bit odd to blog about this, but it’s something I’m quite excited about and I think it doesn’t hurt to write about my excitement on my personal blog. πŸ™‚

19 thoughts

  1. That’s exciting news! What an honor. I know you’ll do just great. If all else fails, just point them to your blog and they’ll see how smart and accomplished you are.

    Good luck and keep us posted -even if the topic is just all that techie stuff πŸ™‚



    1. Thank you for inspiring! But I wouldn’t be so sure about this blog. Folks are from Google and they see stuff and blogs millions times better than this one.

      I’ll sure post about it and perhaps include some photos. Keep in touch.


        1. No, it’s more like an open discussion on the topic of current Internet landscape or situation in Bangladesh. The company is here to learn the real face of the IT sector in Bangladesh from government, industry experts and a few of us — bloggers — although I’m not sure who else is going.


    1. Thank you! But not really, you’re being kind. πŸ™‚

      However, thanks for inspiring. I might start visiting you and be a talkative because talking to you will help improve my English-speaking skill as well. πŸ˜€


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