Archive for August, 2006

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First Birthday of my Blog

August 31, 2006
I have completed my first-year of blogging. It’s been a year now and, honestly speaking, it was so quick. I really learned a lot from the blogging. The important thing during the last year while blogging, I realized that all Pakistani youth, irrespective of where they live and what they do, are very much patriotic, cultured, and religious. They know their cultural and religious limitations. They are bold enough to accept their mistakes or wrong doings in public and brave enough to let other people know their mistakes and wrong doings. They always stand together at the time of crisis (we have experienced unity during the catastrophe (earthquick) in Pakistan last October). They share their feelings, happiness, sorrows, problems, pains, etc with their generation and the generations before them. They all are very intellectuals, sensitive, courageous, fearless, passionate, and lively. I am proud all of you my Friends.

During the last year of my blogging, I did have a chance to post some of my poems (which I think no one can take a risk to publish …lol), which was very well appreciated and received by all of you. I thank you all. My nazam ‘May chota sa aik bacha hoon” was published and featured in few blogs.

I started writing blog, exactly a year before, after Absar has explained me about the blogging and insisted to have my own blog. My first post was about writing the blog. At that time I was not sure if I could continue with this stuff, but as the time passes I felt like I am addicted to this blog world. One can easily feel my addiction by knowing that even after spending a long hectic day in the office I always visit some blogs and try to update mine. The relation I developed with the blog is extremely fabulous and I enjoyed every bit of it.

My achievements during last year is as follows:

professionally, I got promotion and salary increment;
personally, I got married;
bloggly, I made friends and well wishers.

During the last year of my life, I come to know few guys listed on my blog. Few comments about them (alphabetically arranged) are as follows with the disclaimer that I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by putting my observation about my new blog friends. These are just the feelings I gathered by reading their blogs. In real life they may be totally different personalities:

Absar : Always there with me when I need a shoulder. He is always there to share my feelings, my happiness, and sorrows. What can I say about him, he is just the dearest. He is very talented, intelligent, sensitive, innocent, enthusiastic and energetic (at times), and above all a complete iMac (Apple) freak. He knows the art of writing the feelings on paper by using the appropriate words.

Aks : I always enjoy reading her blog. I don’t know why, but I feel that she thinks like me who rarely show the emotions specially the sad ones. She seems very composed, controlled, sensitive and respective.

Fahad : Portraying good image of Pakistan and Islam thru his blog.

Green Head : I admire his style of expression. Most of his posts give me a refreshing feeling. He is very witty and at the same time a very keen observer of life. He has the ability of putting his thoughts, expressions, experiences and feelings in writing very well. I always appreciate his comments on my blog. Seems little dis-hearted at times though.

Khawab : Very bold, energetic, sensitive, and enthusiastic. I always feel that her posts have some kind of a hidden message, the message that has some important meanings in it. Sometimes I feel that she wants to write so much but fail to arrange her thoughts or cant find appropriate words to express her feelings.

Naqi : I like his style of expressing himself. I think he is very romantic and living in the fantasy world (most of the time)

Raheel : May chota sa aik baccha hoon par kaam karoon ga baray baray … this is the feeling I always have for Raheel. He notices the things happening around us in deep detail, which probably no one of us might note. I think he is very much expressive, kinda bold, innocent, friendly, energetic, and party type of boy yet very sensitive. He loves tagging people * wink *.

Few Statistics about my Blog:

Total post 72

Posts (social issues, questions, pictorials, etc) 54
Tags (most of them by Raheel *wink*) 06
Nazam / Ghazals 12

Posts per month

Year 2005
August 01
September 13
October 07
November 05
December 12

Year 2006
January 03
February 04
March 03
April 05
May 04
June 06
July 02
August 07

Average post / month = 6

Max. no. of posts in a month = 13 (September 2005)
Min. no. of post in a month = 01 (August 2005 – as I start blogging on 31.08.05)

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Whose game is this – Hair or Inzi or ?

August 27, 2006

All of us know what happened at Oval’s Cricket ground at the 4th day of Test match between Pakistan and England. I followed all interviews, TV shots, reports, etc. The series of unfortunate events happened on that day as follows:
– Pakistan were in a very good position to win after having been defeated in two test matches (the best of England against Pakistan ever in the history of the game).
– England were about to loose the match.
– England coach visited Mike Proctor (match referee) regarding the condition of the ball (remember it was then the ball was only 12 overs old)
– Darrell Hair’s wishes to settle in England to earn money
– During the 56th over umpire change the ball without Inzi consultation and offer 5 extra runs indicating the Pakistani Team is cheat
– Inzi continue playing and Bob Woolmer went to Mike’s room, twice.
– Inzi launched the protest and refused to play after Tea until the matter is finalized
– Darrell declare that the match is over and award a win to England.
– Match umpires report to the ICC and Inzi was charged against ball tempering and disrepute of the game.
– Darrell resignation (with the request to ICC not to disclose the letter to the public) to ICC and demand $500,000 to quit from ICC elite umpire panel.

If you think all these events, my personal analysis is that it was nothing but the bookies game. Darrell’s resignation with the demand (hidden threat as if his demand will not be accepted that he will disclose all the names involved in this) indicates that there is the third party involvement. Lets hope that Pakistan teams’ name will be cleared from all this game.

ciao

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Aaj Bhee ………..

August 24, 2006

Aakhri baar milay to na woh roya na may roya
is khayal say ashk meray thamtay nahee hain aaj bhee

kiyon kartay ho kisee say dukh ka izhaar amir
kiyon dubotay ho qalam ko ashkon may aaj bhee

(written on long time back…..)

ciao
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GHAZAL – ‘DHOKA’

August 22, 2006

Raat andheree din weeranay ho ga ay
may akaila tum para ay ho ga ay

raat kay san-na-tay may aksar aahat teree aatee hay
chandnee raat may meray aanso taray ho ga ay

21ween sadee ka daur hay dekho uzur zara kuch naya say kartay
wohee purana uzur sun kar zakham tazay ho ga ay

do qadam tum saath chal kay thak ga ay kiyon haar ga ay
umar bhar kay waaday saaray lamhay bhat may khatam ho ay?

choro amir janay bhee do hona tha jo ho bhee chuka
apnee duniya tum bhee basa lo woh to ab bay ganay hu ay.

(written on 20.01.2000)

ciao

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Tribute to Quaid-e-Azam

August 21, 2006

On the occasion of Independence Day (14 August) of Pakistan, Karachities were celebrating the occassion infront of Maza-e-Quaid. All of a sudden chaos started due to the fight between the group of people. They damaged the not only the surroundings of Mazar-e-Quaid but also the premises of Mazar including the marble flooring, trees, etc. What a way to celebrate the Independence Day and what a way to salute the Father of the Nation. What shall I say about this attitude.

Isnt it Tribute?

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Best, Worst, Last, First, Today, Tomorrow, Favorites, Currently, and True & False

August 20, 2006

Raheel tagged me one more time. Raheel …did i do smthg rong with you ?

BEST:
1. Male friend: A couple
2. Female friend: shhhhh …. I can’t disclose now eh!
3. Vacation: July / August 2006… I spent five weeks with my family after almost 6 years
WORST:
1. Time of day: Just before sunset – it’s so blue.
2. Day of the week: Tuesday
3. Color crayon: Purple
LAST:
1. Person you talked to that goes to your school: N/A
2. Talked to on the phone: Vasanth (Office colleague)
3. Text: Absar
4. Person who Instant Messaged: N/A
TODAY:
1. What are you doing now: What a stupid question …. Of course typing.
2. Wearing: Formal (suit with tie)
TOMORROW:
1. Is: Shab-e-Mairaj
2. Got any plans: I will try to find the apartment.
3. Goal: Nothing as such
4. Dislikes about tomorrow: Nothing.
FAVORITE:
1. Number: 09
2. Song: Depends on the mood, climate, colors around you, etc. But these days “If tomorrow never comes“ by Ronan Keating
3. Color: Blue
CURRENTLY:
1. Missing Someone: Yeah.
2. Mood: Mixed (Blue is more dominant though)
3. Wanting: If I know, I would have asked for it!
TRUE/FALSE:
I am a cuddler: Do I have to answer this?
I am a morning person: FAAALLSSEEEE!
I am a perfectionist: False but depends in some cases yeah I m a perfectionist.
I am an only child: False
I am currently in my pajamas: False
I am currently pregnant: False
I am currently suffering from a broken heart: False
I am left handed: False
I am addicted to Blogging: False
I am online 24/7: False
I am very shy around the opposite gender: False
I can be paranoid at times: False
I currently have a crush on someone: False
I currently regret something that I have done: False
I enjoy country music: True / False
I enjoy smoothies: Oh yeah very TRUE!!!
I enjoy talking on the phone: False
have a hard time paying attention at school/work: N/A
I have a hidden talent: TRUE
I have a lot to learn: Very true
I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal: True
ANGER:
1. Are you currently mad at someone?: no
2. Which of your friends has the worst temper? Asif (I guess)
3. Have you ever thrown something at anyone: Yeah (Cricket ball, shuttle during Badminton, etc)
4. Ever something was thrown at you: Refer to above answer.
5. When you’re mad do you prefer to stare angrily or yell and scream? Not my type.
EXCITEMENT:
1. Has anyone ever thrown you a surprise party for you: No
2. Are you easily excited: Oh yeah!
3. What you’re most excited about: so many things
4. If you won a million dollars what would be your first thought?: hamaree aisee qismat kahan.
5. If you could have anything right now what would it be? Bachpan ka sawan
SELF-DISCOVERY:
1. Name: Amir. (Aamanna – nick name)
2. Where were you born? Karachi
3. What’s your main goal in life? Kisee key muskurahatoon pay ho nisar, kisee ka mil sakay to lay udhaar –jeeena isee ka naam hay
4. How do you want to die?: I don’t know but I want to have a kalma during the process InshAllah.
OPINIONS:
1. Sex before marriage?: No
2. Gay Marriage? No
3. Lower the Drinking age? Instead I prefer to higher the drinking age.
4. Recycling? Yeah
DREAMS:
1. What was your latest dream? I am living in a real world.
2. Have any of your dreams come true? Refer to above answer
3. What was the weirdest dream you’ve ever had? Lets talk something else
4. Straight, Gay, Bi? Straight.
5. Do you have a bf/gf? yeah
6. Do you have a crush? No
Q: How many beds did you lay in yesterday? one.
Q: What color shirt are you wearing? Blue
Q: Name one thing that you do everyday? Reading book before I go to bed
Q: How much cash do you have on you right now? 600 bucks
Q: When was the last time you saw your dad? An hour before
Q: What did you have for dinner last night? Biryani, kabab, and qeema
Q: What’s the last piece of clothing you borrowed from someone? A suit
Q: What website(s) do you visit the most during the day? google
Q: Does anything hurt on your body right now? no
HAVE YOU EVER:
1. Have you ever failed a class?: NEVER!
2. Have you ever sung in front of a crowd?: Yeah
3. Have you ever not taken a shower for 3 days?: No
4. Have you ever slept with a night light?: No.
5. Have you ever danced in the rain?: No
6. Have you ever lied?: Who doesn’t?
7. Have you ever tripped over somthing stupid?: No
PICK ONE:
1. Samosa, Pakora, Kebab: Samosa
2. Bollywood, Lollywood, Hollywood: Hollywood
3. Love marriage, Arranged marriage: Arrange marriage (tuf question to answer though)
4. Honeymoon, no moon: Depends (don’t ask me ..on what?)
5. How many kids would u like 1,2, 3+ : as many as possible
6. Kulfi, Ice cream : Kulfi
7. Shahrukh Khan, Orlando Bloom : Shahrukh
8. Meenar-e-Pakistan, Eiffel Tower : Eiffel Tower
9. Lahore, Khi, Isb : of course Karachi

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News

August 4, 2006

A big News for you guys, I got married on 25.07.06 – that was before the rains 😉

I just started a new chapter of my life, and both of us would really appreciate your duas. I’m reading things off of cards to figure out things to write here, but haven’t had any luck, so I’ll just stop at duas!

I’ll post the pictures soon inshAllah!