Monday, June 9, 2014

20 Days of Summer - Part I

Yes, I am guilty of not posting much ever since I joined Med School. But hey, that was kind of expected. Alright, so, AKU has given (read: mercifully blessed) us with like twenty days of holidays (ask for more holidays and they'll make you bow down to their mercy for 20 days is apparently enough). Anyways, the plan is not to let even a single day of holidays go to waste.

And, here's what has been happening so far.

Day before Day Zero and Day Zero: 
Watched X-men and flew home the next day. So, the last time I went home I checked in like a minute before the check in was about to close and ran to the boarding area. This time I checked in two hours before the boarding. Call it a lesson well learnt or living on the extremes, I made it home and that's the point :D

X-men: Days of Future Past. Best movie with the best 3-D graphics *_*
And, flying home. Look, they're even showing off their plane tickets in the bottom left photo.

Day One:
Just lazed around at home. Slept whenever I got the chance. Well, I couldn't possibly sleep whenever I wanted to because Labibah (my baby sister) was too happy to have me back home and couldn't bear the sight of me sleeping. Yeah. Happens.

Didn't get time to doodle much. Hopefully this shall suffice.

Day 2:
Breakfast at Khasala Dam. Yeah. We packed food and ate it by the waterrrrr :D

Pre-Breakfast: In search of a nice spot for the breakfast picnic.
Post Breakfast: Splashes in the water.---The picture's taking a lot of time to load. So, later, maybe.

Day 3: 
Visit to Islamabad. Met my Dadi, Dada, Nani, Mamoo and Maami. Yeah, that's a lot of relations. One just can't NOT visit them. I love my family.

Captured the sunset in Islambad as we were going to Nani's home.

Day 4:
Off to Lahooooore! Yeah, one of Baba's random trips. And, of course, we love tag along and add flavour to those long drives with our useless arguments, stopovers at almost every rest station at the motorway and sessions of watching old movies to revive all the memories.

When it was my turn to sit at the front. Yes, we usually tend to argue over who gets to sit at the front too.
(Note: Only applicable when Mama's not there. Otherwise, the front seat's reserved for her)

Day 5:
Meeting AKU friends at Lahore. I've been to Lahore many times but have never had any hang outs with friends there. This one was a first. And, spent hours and hours at Readings too. (Well, DUH)

Well, obviously I can't reveal the faces unless I get consent from each one of them for displaying their picture on a publicly open blog. Yes, I hid my face too. It seemed odd in the midst of all the colorful circles.

Day 6:
It's craft tiiiime. I sewed a bag! Yes, I spent almost the entire day doing so. So proud of myself :')

Note: The beads, key chains and shizz to funkicise the bag have yet to be added.

Day 7:
Off to the North. We had planned on camping in Naran for the night but got late so spent the night in Balakot. Know what, if you really actually want to experience the sceneery that surrounds the not-so-straight road then stick your head out of the jeep or out of the sunroof. Depends on your choice of vehicle. A Sun Roof worked excellently for us though! ^_^

View from my room's window. That's Kurram River flowing from Babusar Top right there.

Day 8:
The day that's can be perfectly called as 'One Heck Of A Day'. Well, Baba sprained his ankle and realised he can't really walk when we reached Naran. We headed off to Batakundi from Naran where the Lalazar Hotels are very homely and best for a person who can't walk much. Cancelled the camping and trekking plans because Baba couldn't accompany us so it wouldn't have been worth it.

Photographic experiments at Batakundi Take #1

Photographic experiments at Batakundi Take #2

Day 9:
Came back hoooome. Well, our van had a lot of troubles so spent like three to four hours in Mansehra just chilling at the mechanic's.

Ok, so there are a few places where the glaciers have taken over the roads. The area has been cleared up (as shown in the picture just as science books show images with texts) but one of the ways wasn't very smooth and that spoiled our van. 
Day 10:
That's Today. Well, I blogged. That counts for something. And, just watched She's The Man with the sister. One of the best childhood movies :')


So, that's ten days down and ten more to go. Time sure does fly by very very verrryyyyy fast.