Karachi-ed

•December 4, 2008 • 1 Comment

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It has now been a week since am in Karachi. I have to say that i had a really bad start. It started all the way from Mauritius to Karachi. First my flight was postponed for the next day and i had to stay in a hotel away from ma family. Then both my flights got delayed by more than one hour. The worst was when i reached Karachi airport. There were hundreds of people waiting to get their passport checked and visa approved. It took me more than 3 hours to get that done! Thank God the boys waited 🙂

The first few days were quite “weird”. I don’t know if it was some kind of cultural shock but the idea of riots and firing really freaked me out. I started missing my family and friends really badly and i can say i cried a lot and complained a lot as well. I feel bad for judging the place too quickly.

Now that’s it’s been a week, my mindset about Khi has changed completely. Though it freaks me out when i spend too much time in the apartment. I have finally been able to find a place for myself. I’m falling in love with the place and the people around me are real sweethearts.
One thing which really strikes me here is that there is food everywhere and you can order anytime! I feel like feeding myself with subway, hot and spicy and milanos all the time! Yummy!!! N thanks to a very special friend, i’ve been able to enjoy the bestest breakfast ever at Bread People, an exquisite place where you get all goodies and really good ice cream at Hot Spot! So if you think there’s nothing to do in Karachi, think about food!!! ^^

Now that i feel all settled, i can’t wait to start my campaigns in schools. I feel at home 🙂 I am happy to be in Pakistan and am proud to say i’m karachi-ed ^^

Love by Yaasir :)

•September 24, 2008 • 1 Comment

Sometime the word ‘love’ is overstated. In this case, I’ll go by my favourite quote from the film Hitch: “So how does it happen, great love? Nobody knows… but what I can tell you is that it happens in the blink of an eye. One moment you’re enjoying your life, and the next you’re wondering how you ever lived without them.”

Actually this is what love is all about. Considering the world we are living today, I’d say ‘I Love You’ is a statement we over use. ‘I love that car’ or ‘I would love to be your friend’ or my favourite ‘I love you smile’ and then it comes ‘I love that guy/girl’. So how do you compare a car/friend/smile to a guy/girl? We all use the word love, to bring an impact to the speech. In fact, the use of the word ‘love’ differs in each conversation. I have seen many people with the beloved, they have everything except love for each other, despite the fact saying ‘I Love You’ to each other a million times. Do we actually need the words?

I am beginning to think that maybe we should clearly redefine the word ‘love’. Generally the word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure to intense interpersonal attraction. This diversity of meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.

We all know that falling in love is easy, to maintain it, is hard. It is not about the car, the friend or the smile, here we are talking about being the love of someone or the prospect of loving someone. It is difficult to see how easy we say we love someone and after some time how easy it is to forget that love.

This is not the bollywood or hollywood where in every romantic movies, everything gets sorted out in the end. Too many people are influenced by the movies, let’s not argue about that. Reality surpasses the fiction sometimes. Too many people fall in ‘love’ with too many persons. As if we are trying hard to find ourselves in other people. Not too many knows that actually falling in love with someone means, trying to change and adapt to his/her manners. Same applies to the opposite person. But then we have an ego. Everyone does. We want everyone to change according to our needs. Isn’t time to think outside the box?

Love means to share. Emotions, happiness, sorrows, tears, smiles, mornings, evenings, cheers and boos. It means the ability to blend into a relationship with ease and not difficulty. There must be so much love between two persons that it creates miracles. We can not measure love. But we can show some love. Just a look, a kiss, a hug, a word can bring a smile on a person’s face. This is what I call love. Some people do find it; some takes time to find it. So when you find it, keep it. In fact, the phrase: Handle with care, just do great here!

Out of phase

•September 22, 2008 • 2 Comments

I am wonderin’ wot this weird feelin’ i can sense right now. Inside of me, its like something’s really garbled and beyond my own understandin’. Lately i’ve been havin’ weird mood swings, from a moment of happiness to a moment of immense moral agony. Maybe its the stress due to the complexity of my studies or maybe its some sort of neurosis. I can feel the tears fillin’ up in my eyes but they won’t run down my cheeks n mess up my so perfect black eyeliner signature. Maybe my brain cells have trapped my mind in a sort of abyss and impregnated it with a significant amount of despair and delusion. If feelings really resided in the heart then i can say that my heart is in nanopieces thou’ it didn’t really break due to any sort of emotional agent of the human race. Hmm, i just don’t seem to know. Maybe i need a glimmer of light afterall. I might just light up the bulb n see if it works…

*looking for a bulb*