Archive for March, 2006

evaluation of last year

This is late in the year…I filled it out in Jan but didn’t think I should post it, but it’s just lying there so I will…

1. What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before? lemme see…did a lot of new things. most significantly, i rode a “fun bus” (so named by nicole, because they look like “fun”! you’ve probably seen them in websites about pk – they’re all coloured and stuff) in karachi. most significantly because i’d never considered riding one till she suggested it.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? never make any 🙂 – i just take one day at a time

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? one of my cousins, a boy 🙂

4. Did anyone close to you die? no…

5. What countries did you visit? romania, india, uae

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? nothing, can’t think of anything i’d want that i don’t already have…

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? september 27, 2005! opening ceremony for IC 2005 is something i’ll never be able to forget…the sheer magnitude of the conference, and the emotions it brought out in the Pakistani delegation – woohoo!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? have never been caught smuggling in visiting aiesecers (always female!) who stay overnight in my room, about 12 or so to date, and if i’m caught 1500 rs fine per person/per night…and a visit with the disciplinary committee (something i JUST found out!).

9. What was your biggest failure? i let a friendship die out because i was too busy with everything else…

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? the usual colds, sore throats, a minor ear infection, a foot problem i have right now…nothing serious.

11. What was the best thing you bought? my nomad – which i have already broken!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? tori and delia – the hottest MC in the world! they’ve been through everything these last 6-8 months, and i’ve actually come to think of them as pakistanis!

13.Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? a friends…no names 🙂

14.Where did most of your money go? travelling

15.What did you get really, really, really excited about? winning LCP elections, both times!

16.What song will always remind you of 2005? the bunty n bubli soundtrack…sounds dumb – but it’s so darn catchy!

17.Compared to this time last year,

I. are you happier or sadder? same same
II. thinner or fatter? fatter 🙂
III. richer or poorer? no change

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? hanging out with friends

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? getting scolded by parents…!

20. Did you fall in love in 2005? nope…

21. How many one-night stands? none…good girl!

22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? nopes…

23. What was the best book you read? hmm…all four of dan browns book – can’t remember which one i read when though

24. What was your greatest musical discovery? james blunt!

25. What did you want and get? funky new wallet and the nomad

26. What did you want and not get? laptop! boohoo!

27. What was your favorite film of this year? bunty n bubli! i know – kill me!! it’s funny!!

28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? turned 22, got a cool bag…

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? a laptop!

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005? same old, same old…jeans and t-shirts…

31. What kept you sane? who said i was sane?

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? that guy in lost – the doctor..something fox

33. What political issue stirred you the most? the mis-management of resources after the earthquake took place. people were actually burning the clothes we sent because there were too many for them to use – had this been better managed, we might’ve been able to help more before it snowed!

34. Who did you miss? weirdly enough – fahd majeed, a friend who moved to the states!

35. Who was the best new person you met? met a lot of amazing people, but nicole was undoubtedly the best! superstar!!

36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005: never assume how people will react.


March 30, 2006 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment


i am so bored right now, it’s not even funny. and i know most people will be thinking, why isn’t she asleep yet (it’s 3 am here), but i can’t! i have to be up at 8:30 and get ready for the training session for our new members, and if i sleep now i won’t wake up on time…and that can’t happen. so i’ll stay awake. tomorrow’s pretty free anyway, so i can..

coming back to the point, i’m really bored. i’ve been playing “fish tycoon” for a couple of hours now, but it’s not something you can do on it’s own, so i also played AoE, checked my emails, prepared the sessions for tomorrow, updated the @lhr blog, and sorted out through 500mb of unsorted documents…but now i have nothing to do. so i went on google, and searched for “bored”…and very interestingly, i came up with this wacky website. i’m really tempted to try some of this stuff out now…

March 24, 2006 at 10:00 pm 2 comments

feeling depressed…

feeling blue? sad? wanna laugh? wanna see something cute?? Cute Overload

March 16, 2006 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

if you’re looking for a laugh…

all i had to do was tell naureen i liked guinea pigs…now i’ll never be able to look at guinea pig’s the same way ever again. check out “the guinea pig way” to see what i’m talking about…

March 12, 2006 at 6:25 pm 1 comment

old pics…

while sorting out the many files that i have to upload/change/delete, i came across some pics from last summer…

first…rusty – found behind the tire of a car, brought to me while i was in a coffee shop by some friends and then stayed in my room in the dorms for two weeks, and then moved to islamabad for another couple of weeks before some moron drove to fast in a residential lane and probably didn’t even realize he ran over a three month old kitten…anyway – found the two pics i took of him…


rusty and uzair (my nephew)

the other pictures are from the annual family migration to “dunga gali”, a small city in the northern areas where my uncle has a house which gets filled to capacity during certain weeks in the summer…we only went for a few days this time – and as usual, nothing even remotely interesting happened – except for the leopards that attacked some village women and managed to kill a few goats, which resulted in my mom refusing to let any of us even venture outside the front door – thus making the already boring trip a maha-boring one! atleast we had our dvd player, books, cell phones on us. anyway – took these pics on the way back…the weather was really nice and the scenery was jst awesome…

March 3, 2006 at 9:51 pm 1 comment