Excited as ever to meet JC (Ramish Safa) and Sufi (Nofal Khan), the people who have raised the intensity of love for comics in Pakistanis, the makers of history, I knew I would be gruesomely awestruck in their presence. It wasn’t a surprise when I learned that the people at Kachee Goliyan (yes their team has grown) were launching the first of its kind comic book featuring Umru Ayar. The launch in Karachi took place at T2F where I could see people from all ages coming to witness how do the people with a creative mind look like, what are their ideas and perceptions, interacting with them to just get the feel of what their mindset is and learning from them.
The launch started off with Ramish, Nofal and their team introducing how Kachee Goliyan was born and how it has helped them grow intellectually. The launch went ahead where they explained how Umru was going to be the ‘desi’ superhero and how they want to change his image through their comics. Instead of having a cunning feel, he will be shown to be wiser in the upcoming comics. A question which was asked was will the stories in the comics be taken from the original or Umru Ayar will be having new adventures and experiences. Ramish responded by saying that it will be entirely new, the stories of Umru will be leaving an impact and will be different from the original.
As the moments pass me by I have no option but to get stronger and learn from them. Yeah I have my life where I study and make amends with whatever is happening around me good or bad but the thing is it’s not really what I had imagined it would be. Recently I was going through a lawn magazine which had heavy work all over the lawn dresses. The type you wear in weddings and the models were working them. Just as I was about to get attached and beg my mum to buy me one my mom went like “These are so impractical. How can one wear such dresses which scream social suicide” oh okay I may have exaggerated it a bit but that’s what she meant I’m sure. So what I learned from this little incident was that that whatever perception you make about anything is largely influenced by outside factors. Influenced to a level where your own thought processes are altered. In a completely different world, there are some situations where you want someone to say what you want to hear. Example: when someone says to me you look so thin in black no seriously where are you can’t see you girl. and I blush and reply with awww.
Reaching your full potential is one of the best traits you can have, but surpassing that potential and performing out of your capacity is better then best, it’s extraordinary. Usain Bolt also known as Lightening Bolt has proved that he is the man who has created history. He has amazed us once again by winning gold in the 100m and 200m at the London Olympics since he previously won gold at both these races at the last Olympics as well which were held in Beijing, winning in two Olympics held consecutively.
The way Bolt craves attention, and how he gets the attention is very attractive. Bolt has showed the world that confidence comes with practice. He has shown that sports do not need luck but only hard work. He seems to be a decent and modest man, with goals sky high.
I have grown up watching the Olympics, cherishing every moment. This time being held in London, it is so exciting. Olympics have forever been a unique part of my life. I remember how my sister and I used to watch with our eyes glued to the screen, from diving to swimming to synchronized swimming to gymnastics. All of these sports have a special place in my heart. Apart from being beautiful to watch, the passion seen in the athletes’ eyes leaves you in fascination. One can not even imagine the hard work, the strength put in by those who are taking part in the Olympics.
Pakistan is also taking part which is a very proud moment for all of us. Pakistan has won gold in Hockey in the years 1968 and 1984. How amazing it would have been, people watching live and at homes would have been ecstatic, happy and just so proud.
As always the holy and blessed month of Ramadan is here. It was only yesterday I was talking to my sisters how exciting it is and here we are with the 4th fast upon us so quickly. Most people and by that I mean, girls, have done their shopping already which is good avoiding rush at the last hour.
The fact that we should pray during our fast is necessary or else it’s just dieting for all you know.
I just realized I should stick to the topic.
Including all the past Ramadans and my days as a ‘rozedaar’ I have realized how important a samosa is in my life.
1. It got me closer to my friends.
Sharing and eating from the same plate, a samosa, which holds so many memories, I have come to know how they bring a smile to our faces. The constant riot we created with a samosa in our hand, it is just unforgettable.
How do you define a ‘Burger’? In Pakistan, a burger is someone who has the ability to make up their own accents which are not British, American or even French. They invent their own fake accents I would call Burrgaran.
Burgers have their own style be it hair cut such as bangs for girls and bedhead hairstyle for boys.
Using words like ‘oh em gee’ and ‘el oh el’, they have destroyed the English language.
The children and youth of today have increasingly become more and more over-confident, dependent and angry. With a few exceptions, I would say today’s generation is too privileged to even move, just put up their finger to give out orders and then hire a maid to press that finger which was used to give orders.