Sunday, January 29, 2006

About my 'busy'ness & the great, grand comeback

Well well well! first of all, I thank you all for missing me so much (Am I flattering myself!).

And here I come back out of a heck-neck-breaking period of my most recent times. The basic reason, for keeping the online part of me un-updated, was me going through my semester finals.

It's really been tough time for me, as most of you would agree, with the postulate that "nothing can be as stressful as working on a divorce, struggling a loved one's death OR, the most crucial of them all; giving XaMs".

Mine went pretty well; leaving me hopeful to be passing them with flying colors.

There has been going on a lot around me that I desperately wanted to share with my BloGfrIendS. And, belive me, I really missed you guys.

And that's why I'm here, back with a bang.

There's going to be a lot new on my Blog from now on. I'm keeping the changes' details for my next post. For now, I just wanted to anounce my 'comeback'. Keep looking for more of me...

Love U All!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Eid Mubarak!

Here we are, with the biggest event on the Muslim calender i.e. Eid-al-Adha.

Muslims all over the world celebrate this 'Eid' to commemorate the great sacrifice of Abraham (Peace Be Upon Him), the Messenger of God, in form of slaying his own very son, Ismael (Peace Be Upon Him) on God's commands. The sacrifice was so pleasing to God that He replaced Ismael (Peace Be Upon Him) with a goat from the Heavens.

Since then, for all the Muslims, who can afford doing it, it is compulsory to do the Qurbani (Sacrifice) of a goat, buffalo, bull, camel or some other specified animal in memory of Abraham's (Peace Be Upon Him) 'Qurbani' to God's will.

Muslims start off with saying the 'Eid' prayers in the biggest Mosque in their neighbourhoods early in the morning. Animals' Qurbanis follow the Eid prayers.

In our case, on behalf of all our family, we did Qurbani of four healthy Bakras (Goats).

I'll be telling a lot more in detail in my next post. Till, then, I wish everyone who celebrates it, a very Happy, Blessed & Joyous Eid...

Eid Mubarak!

Monday, January 09, 2006

The never-ending Holiday Season!

First, it was Christmas; then, it were the New Year celebrations and quite incidently, the Muslim holy festival of Eid-ul-Adha is also right round the corner. It just seems that this season of festivities and joys is never-ending. Wish it were never be ending...

When most of my blogger friends are preparing for going back to that normal busy life at work, we, here in Pakistan are preparing for Eid-ul-Adha. The combined holidays have exceeded a week and as most of us donot have day-offs for Christmas & New Year, everybody's in a joyous mood.

For me, there still are reasons to be worried as I'm gonna have my semester finals just after two weeks. Oh God! help this poor soul...

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Who's your Lady??

The above three, undoubtedly, are among the most influential women in the world.

Who is the one you admire/hate the most and why??

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happi Niu Ear!

I would like to wish a very Happy New Year to eveyone out there!

May 2006 bring a lot more of happiness, health & wealth for you and your loved ones.

Keep well and smile always!


Pakistan: Pakistani women and children light oil lamps in Lahore, Pakistan, to commemorate the victims of October 8's killer quake and to welcome the new year.

Hong Kong: Confetti flutters, ringing in the new year in Hong Kong's Times Square.

United Kingdom: A new year's fireworks display erupts behind the London Eye in London, England's South Bank area just after midnight.

Australia: Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbor marking the start of the year of 2006.

People in Sydney poured to vantage points around the harbor to watch this spectacular fireworks show at midnight.

India: A man decorated with a message of peace for India and Pakistan - with each nation's flag painted on his face - celebrates in Amritsar.

China: A Chinese girl looks over golden dogs. Chinese consider 2006 as Year of the Dog.

Brazil: More than 2 million people celebrate New Year's Eve under an enormous fireworks display at the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Japan: In the precincts of Tokyo's Zojoji Buddhist temple, new year's resolutions attached to balloons are let off at the stroke of midnight.

In Japan, it is a popular custom to make the first visit of the year to Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines on New Year's Day to pray for health and prosperity.

United States: Fireworks explode over the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, during New Year's Eve celebrations.

Singapore: Luminous colored fireworks go off at the stroke of midnight in the Marina Bay area on New Year's Eve in Singapore.

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave a speech to the city-state on New Year's Day that encouraged citizens to continue building a vibrant global city, a land of opportunity, an inclusive society and a cohesive nation.

Germany: Fireworks explode for the new year above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

Pictures courtesy of

Lahore Metblogs