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…22…


Ammar’s Bday002
Originally uploaded by monday_bluez.

there’s one friend who will always understand why i get depressed on my birthday…

on the 23rd, he turned 22.

this is a picture from 1 of the four or so parts of his birthday (or should i say birth-week!)

ammar’s the guy holding the chair…

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October 24, 2005 at 12:12 am 4 comments

i’m a VERY mean person! more details after Monday 🙂

October 21, 2005 at 5:44 pm 1 comment

browsing the LAN i found a collection of music i made on another friends pc last year which she’d shared. obviously i had to download it to see what i’d been listening too – mostly stuff i’m still listening too 🙂 some songs had me smiling though. amazing stuff i’d forgotten about and is definitely going onto my nomad. i love doing this, putting songs, thoughts away and then looking at them a year or so later. never fails to put a smile on my face. i have a couple of cartons (one in lums, one at home) which hold all the things i’ve saved – from school, university. every year when i have time i open them up and go through everything. old pictures, cards, ticket stubs, signed napkins, sugar cubes – and now i guess this blog serves much the same purpose.

so, after putting some good music on i just lounged around, thinking about last year and the year before that. thinking about all i’ve done while at lums. looking out the window i could barely feel the light breeze. winters on its way. eid is almost here. get to go home for one week. can’t wait to meet the family…and hopefully catch up with the school gang 🙂

October 16, 2005 at 3:31 am 2 comments

LUMS has reached its minimum target of Rs. 10 million.

Of this 10 million, 1 million was from donations to LVS through the fund boxes placed around campus has been:

Days Rupees

Sunday (2 hours of collection) : 36,700
Monday, Oct 10 2005: 212,600
Tuesday, Oct 11 2005: 405,020
Wedneday, Oct 12 2005:
227,455
Thursday, Oct 13 2005:
237,696
Friday, Oct 14 2005: 88,388

Total 1,147,859

taken from tree-elfs blog

October 15, 2005 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

In Vino, Veritas

this has been taken off nomadlife:

LA Times writes a short article about how guys form opinion on their date based on the drinks they order

“Beer: It doesn’t matter what kind you drink, most guys approve and it shows you are laid-back and comfortable in your surroundings, not trying to impress anyone.But they advise that if it is a first date and you’re going for drinks somewhere other than a sports bar, it’s probably not the best choice.

Wine (red or white): A bit refined, or at least pretending to be.

Margarita: A fun-loving girl with lots of personality.

Gin and tonic: Guys are split on this one. Some say it signifies a sophisticated woman; others say it is someone looking to get drunk.Either way, it signals that youmay have hit your grandma’s liquor cabinet early on. Use sparingly.

Martini: Somewhat classy ? or you just like the fun glass.

Cosmopolitan: A bit trendy, and some guys view it as snobby. Also, it shows someone with expensive taste. So if the guy’s paying the bill, steer clear of this one, especially if the date’s going badly. He doesn’t want to have to take out a loan to buy you drinks.

Long Island iced tea: He knows how much alcohol is in it ? and that you might end up spending the night feeling very, very ill.

Rum and Coke: This is a basic, and fairly safe, drink choice. Someone who likes to have fun but can keep herself in check.

Whiskey and Coke: Borderline alcoholic. Someone who is a bit sassy, will speak her mind and won’t care what anyone thinks.

Vodka cranberry: Someone not familiar with many drinks, but who still likes to have fun and knows that vodka will do the trick without tasting too bad.

Red Bull and vodka: An absolute party girl. Save this one for the club.

Smirnoff Ice/Mike’s Hard Lemonade/wine cooler: He probably won’t appreciate this drink choice; unless your date is at the 7-Eleven, get a real drink.

Mudslide/white Russian: Any drink with milk in it scares guys.

Sea breeze/Midori sour/amaretto sour: A bit of a good girl. Someone who likes to drink but doesn’t like the taste of alcohol.

Tequila: Guys dig a tequila drinker, but some claim “she is a keeper ? just for the night though.” Avoid at all costs if you don’t want to end up seeing his sheets. Otherwise, bottoms up.”

and in the comments of the same post, this shocking record!

dody g.

…speaking of drinking, I wonder whether my record in Oriental Express and Nordic Highway still hold.

nida

whats the record?!?

dody g.

Disclaimer: I was young and foolish back then.

I remember (there are pictures somewhere to confirm it)

11 seconds for 13 shots in Nordic Highway and 9 seconds for 11 shots for Oriental Express. And they were all clean; no spilling nor passing out afterwards 🙂 (dody g.)

:-O !!

October 15, 2005 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

i’ve always thought of LUMS as the kind of place where you have all sorts of people. i’ve always been proud of that. you have those who will study for a 5% quiz a week before it takes place and those who will miss it because they were up all night hanging out at the khokha; there’s those who are religious and those who define what “not religious” means and finally, there’s your quiet, shy types who hang out with the same people for four years and those who happen to know the entire campus. i’ve also always divided people into another category, those who donate (no matter for what cause, no matter in what way) and those who say they have an exam, are tired, have a party to go to…

i’ve recently realised i was wrong about that last category. i stepped into the sports complex (a huge building where LUMS is currently collecting cloths, medicines, bedding for those in the northern areas) and saw people i never thought would manage to make it to one of these events. the same people who always told me before a blood donation drive, that they didn’t think it was worth it, the same people who study for exams two weeks in advance (and we’re in the middle of exams right now), the same people who didn’t have time to do anything besides hang out at the khokha/hotspot!

i’m proud of LUMS, since sunday, 6 lacs has been collected – 600,000 Rs – just by students alone. 2 trucks full of relief materials have been sent to various cities in the north, and along with it some LUMS students (hats off to the LUMS adventure society!) people have been showing up before and after iftari to make sure everything’s packed for when the trucks show up, some have even stayed back during iftari. the whole process has been co-ordinated to the point of looking like a military exercise. open the bags of clothes being donated, sort, place in cartons, seal, tag and load. the batches of 2008/2009 has been amazing in doing everything and anything thats asked of them, they must have assembled hundreds of cartons by now, sorted clothes enough for a whole village. so many people have volunteered to go collecting donations throughout lahore that bilal tanweer said he had so many he was going to have to turn some away…

it took something this huge to bring everyone together, but i’m proud of the way everyones working at it. they’re all taking it one bag of donations at a time, one truck at a time, one lac at a time…but they’re making steady progress into making sure LUMS does its bit for the people who’re suffering…

October 12, 2005 at 11:37 pm 2 comments

Aid agencies working in the quake zone

International aid organizations are accepting donations to help victims of the devastating earthquake in South and Central Asia. A list of these groups can be found on the CNN website.

October 12, 2005 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

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