Personal news to share folks: I am now a dual citizen of Canada and Bangladesh.
I still remember the day I arrived as a student, on August 19, 2014; putting down my luggage and standing alone in an empty house. A stranger in a strange land, a new Tom Sawyer.
Montreal became my second home soon. Today, after 8 years, I can officially call the great dominion my home.
It’s never easy to settle down in another country. I’m very lucky. I want to thank my family, my everything; and friends in Canada and abroad for supporting me.
I’ve met many interesting people along my way who have all contributed to this journey, however there are two people I must mention specifically:
First, Borno, thank you dsst for being there whenever I needed help – from finding an apartment to helping me order my first coffee at Tim Horton’s!
And Abbu. I have no words how truly grateful I am. Thank you, Abbu, for everything. You are the best!
A dual citizenship means I represent two countries – their reputation, tradition, values. It motivates me to immerse myself deeper into the Canadian culture, while retaining my own individuality and my roots.
Until next time. Stay free.