Wednesday, November 28, 2012

We're Not Very Different

I walk in the corridors, my head bent low, buried beneath my worldly burdens.
Either it's a test or a fight with a friend, either it's the yearning for more pocket money or the secret wish to be able to fly.
There's somebody in those very corridors. She's neither a student nor a teacher. Yet, she visits my school everyday. Her worries do not revolve around what to study or what to wear. She worries whether her children will have food to eat when they go to sleep at night.

We are not very different, she and I. 
She breathes the same air I breathe,
walks the same earth I walk on,
sees the same red that I see,
she has worries; well so do I,
she's a daughter, a friend and a console-er; well so am I.

She puts the broom away, she takes a sigh. All the messy classrooms seem polished.
I notice the sadness in her eyes and realise that taking time out for her won't turn my world upside down.

And yet, as I stand with her, listening to her as she motivates me to stay strong.
She's determined. She cries, I cry too. We weep over the blindness of this world.

And, as I turn to go away,
there's just one thought that seems to stay.
I catch her eye,
'Why are we considered so different, You and I?'
You're called poor, I'm called rich and yet we're the same as time flies by.

She did turn my world upside down in ways she would never know.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Guest Post #2

Check out my Guest Post at 'Blogging from A to Z'
It's called WAITING.

Here's the link:

It's about us... the ones who dream of going studying abroad and going on world tours.
It's about our Mom n Dad; the efforts they've put in bringing us up.
It's about life. How uncertain it is.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lappy Life

So much for a Holiday.

I did what I do every passing day, start off with a project in the morning and be done with it at night.
My laptop has become my life.

Yes, this is how my day went yesterday.
Yes, I did wake up around 5am on a Holiday.
Yes, I did get an hour's sleep.

Food? It takes me hardly fifteen minutes to gobble up the yummies on the dining table.

My consolation: Hard work pays off :D

Note: The doodle image is a copyright of Lubaina E, the rain lover. :)

P.S. Yes, I did mention my Laptop as 'Lappy' in the heading :p
        Sounding cheesy once in a while doesn't hurt, you know ;)

P.P.S. My aim for 2013 should be: LESS LAPPY USAGE.
        (Sounds much to near to the stupid word of 'impossibility')
Cheers to Cheesy-ness! xD

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Works Of Barney Nutcase

Remember how I wrote about Barney Nutcase Family once?

Well, the family has gone more Nutcase-ish, but turns my frown upside down :D
This weekend was bound to be a stressful one because we have our exams just around the corner, but then one of the Barney nutcase Family member decided to write a humorous story to cheer everybody up.

And yes, I put it up on our school's blog :D

Do read it... it's perfect stress-buster :)

Life and Times Of A Superhero

One of the doodles I drew for the story :)

At times solace and peace is only found in the work that one really really loves to do.
I love to write n I love to draw :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Leaning On

The night before last night.

I called, the cellphone was switched off. Five hours, still the calls were not attended and the messages remained unanswered. There was news of threats to the so-called peace in Karachi, yet the cellphone was not adhered to. The gazillionth call and there was a 'hello' at the other end. A hello that spoke of failure but the determination was still there.

Yes, there was failure. Leaving behind the work we had, we rushed outside, the winter that's not really winter welcomed us. Rang the bell, there was the face of determination. Stayed out till late at night, what was done was done, but just knowing that one has support to lean on to when it all seems to have broken down helps.

No, one does not watch the other one fall down. One runs to pick the person up; at times the courage that we have falters and the strength we have weakens.

At the end of the day, we all have our battles to fight and struggles to overcome. It's not about the problems, it's about the way we face those problems.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dribbling and Shooting


The cheers get louder, the hoots grow stronger, you hear your name being chanted as if it's going to make the entire world happy again, you are suddenly aware of all the eyes on you, you hear running steps headed towards you, the sun seems hotter and the sweat seems to be covering your eyes.

You run with all the strength in you, you know that it's up to you, there's no time, there's no space, your companions have been kept our of your way, you try to remember all the strategy learning practices you had but your mind goes blank. It's just you.

You dribble your way towards the hoop post, you pick up the basketball, mark your position, ignore the defender and shoot!
The ball is almost there, it has to go in, eyes look up with uncertainty and the


Yeah, I did miss the shoot. Yeah, we lost the basketball match by ONE score.

My team jersey of this year :D

My team jersey from last year :D
Yeah, the name's miss-spelled :p

Notice how my Jersey numbers are Nine and Four ?
Well I was born on the fourth of the ninth month! :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

And, Smile :)

It's a big world out there, but it has little problems. That, I'm sure of. It's these little problems that make it seem as if all is lost and there's no light in the dark endless tunnel. But in reality tunnels are meant to end and there would not be any dark if there were no light. Somewhere out there the light exists, the light that may seem far away but is found in Baba's hug and Mama's lap :)

After a weird day at school, you wonder if there's something wrong with you. You wonder about your sanity, you wonder about the way you're going. It seems pretty hopeless but then the day ends and your school bus drops you off at home. And there's Mama waiting for you at the lunch table and there's Baba smiling at you as he sees the tired expression on your face.

Baba and Mama. I love you. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Red Indian-ness

The welcome party to welcome the juniors welcoming-ly :D

Just so you know, this post is being written by a Red Indian.
Yes, my ridiculously lame self did dress up for the Welcome Party
She had to dress up as a storybook character (that was the theme, jbtw) and out of all the characters she chose to dress up as a Red Indian ! XD

Yes, Remember Tiger Lily from Peter Pan ? I dressed up like her dad :)

What I was supposed to be like.

Peter Pan looks cute with the head dress too :D

And here's how I ended up being dressed up as :D
My Awesome friend still hasn't uploaded his album or this picture would not have been attempted to be  'made' to look better :p

My signature move: doing the 'woo woo' while clapping my hand over my mouth. If that makes sense :p
You know, how the jungle people do it. Even though I did not dress up as Tarzan, it still was my signature move :D

Buuuuut, it was cool to be something odd, even though I ran out of my guts as I reached the party area and was literally dragged in by the people from my Barney Nutcase Family (Yes, Barney Nutcase, you shall know the story someday B) )

Yes, at the end of the day my Lil' sister still claimed that I look like a Chicken xP

Come to think of it, I probably do!

And aaaaand, I got the prize for the best costume too. Not only because it was different but also 'Cuz it was creative :D
M creative!
Just a thought, I shouldn't be self-obsessed much.
Oh What da hell, I'm CREAATIIIIVE! xD

Friday, November 9, 2012

Lost Track

I don't remember when it happened, why it happened or how it happened.
But all I know is that I was how Zain R Mian* wrote:
I write for myself. It might not have been the way I’ve always written- I’m not going to lie about that. But that’s the way it is now and hopefully always will be. If writing still makes me happy then there’s really not much else that counts, to be honest.

But now it's changed. I check the statistics before I put up the next post.
I wait for the comments before I type the replies.

Yes, I love to write. I love how writing makes me feel.. lighter.
But I hate how I lost track of that.

As they say: I Write, Therefore I Am.

*Yes, Zain's a blogger too :)
I stumbled over his blog at:

Imma Juice Box

And finally we get three days off from school!

Makes me wonder what was wrong with me back then when I hated holidays, but these days holidays are my time to BREATHE.

Welcome Party for our juniors tomorrow. The theme: Chapter Tales.
Now, it might sound a tad bit weird.
But, my school: The City School PAF Chapter
Dress Code: dress up as storybook characters.
CHAPTER TALES makes sense now. Phew. Something makes sense.

Now, what does one dress up as ? :s
Disney Princesses and the likes are out of question. Red Riding Hood is too cliched.
A Quidditch player would be nice. Buuuut don't know what would be nicer. And nicest is so far beyond my bamboozled brain.

The possibility of wearing a carton and going in as a juice box is brilliant though xD, only if we had a storybook of a juice box.

I shall contemplate under a tree and wait for an idea to befall me.

And yes my awesome blog, I don't write much these days.
I'm busy with this (another awesome blog :D ):
No worries. It's just for another year, a year I don't want to end.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cows Save The World!

The four-legged animals that 'Moo' might be an answer to the world's problems.
The world might not end on 21st December 2012 
(Not that I actually hold this notion to be true)

Hey COW =D

Traces of Methane gas have been found on Mars. And the largest producer of Methane are none other than the cows!

Look at the possibilities. Now that there is a possibility of cows on Mars, we can send in cows from Earth to Mars wrapped in pretty Red Ribbons as a token of our gratitude and extension of a hand for friendship to the Martians!

The Martians would try and contact us, we could then set up a trade of Cows in exchange for flying saucers.
Voila! We get awesome transport, they get the cows.

How does this save the world ?

Since no signs of pollutants have been found in the atmosphere of Mars, this means that their flying saucers release harmless gases (if they run by any earth-like fuel that is), this solves our problem of Global Warming which is majorly caused by notorious gases (Read: Green house gases)

Also, we'll establish more farms to breed the cows. We'll be having a greener mother Earth this way! :D

Aaaaand, we get FLYING SAUCERS to fly around in! ^_^

But at the end of the day, this blogger just sits back and says 'If only..'