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I’m from Bangladesh

By Muntazim  |   From : Belle Glade (Florida)  |   School : Glades Central High School

I came here to the United States in 2015 when I was 17. I’m from Bangladesh. My travel was very difficult, because I came here myself and the journey took about 27 hours. It was my first flight and I was very nervous. But I had a lot of fun. I ate many foods on planes and in the airports. My first flight was from Bangladesh to Doha then Doha to Germany and finally Germany to Miami. When I arrived in Miami, my dad picked me up to go home, and my home is very far from the Miami airport. I arrived in my home, took a shower and then had some foods like rice, two pieces of chicken legs. I still remember it was delicious. I rested, because i didn’t sleep in my whole journey.  I was very tired but very excited. My dad went back to his work, and when i woke up I saw him sitting near my bed, and he was talking with his friend. I went out and saw many people looking at me. I felt very uncomfortable, but i ignored them. I stepped forward, because I wanted to go some new places to see how beautiful America is. Really America is the best country in the world and beautiful. The people who live here are really great; they help others, give some advice, and respect each other.

 

When I talked to my mom on the phone, she was very upset, and I felt like crying when she started crying. That time was very sad for me. I have never been without my mom. I told her that I was fine and said “Don’t worry, Mom; after some months you will be here, so you don’t need to feel alone.” She said to me, “Son, I am a mother; you cannot understand a mother’s feelings; when you are a father, then you will realize how you feel alone when your child goes far from you.” It’s true; no one can imagine a mother’s feelings.

 

Some months later my dad took me to Glades Central High School for admission. My classes began and today I’m here.

 

Friends, I’m Muntazim Tamim and this is my story. Thanks to all of you who read or listen to my story.

 

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