Archive for September, 2006

name: nida rasheed

nickname: there have been several attempts to invent one, but none have stuck 🙂 my name’s short enough without needing a nickname…

languages spoken: english, urdu. i can understand punjabi, but any attempt to speak it usually causes the listener to laugh till they cry…

countries visited because of AIESEC: india, romania and poland…

favorite colour and why: i’ll have to say blue. it calming, but fun at the same time.

what you wanted to BE when you were a child: i wanted to be someone who worked with wild animals, either because i was involved in conservation efforts, or as a photographer.

now, what do you want to do when you grow up: i want to start my own event management company in pakistan.

favorite book: to kill a mocking bird

favorite movie: almost famous

What song is stuck in your head right now: chelo – cha cha ( IC ’06, CC dance!!)

Why I joined AIESEC: someone said i’d get to travel, and develop as a person. more importantly, they said i could go to india within the month. i stayed for completely different reasons 🙂

Passions: AIESEC, conservation, and anything else that has anything to do with animals (including animal planet!!)

Nida 2010: if my parents get their way, i’ll be married with two children, probably named chintu and mintu while living somewhere close to them.
if i get my way, i’ll have finished my @ internship and will be working full time in event management. i’ll also have travelled to 25 countries by then, all set to achieve my goal of 30 countries by the time i hit the age of 30!

September 28, 2006 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

blogging ramadan…

Name: Nida Rasheed

Age: 22

Location: Lahore, Pakistan

Nationality: Pakistani

Religious background: Born a Sunni Muslim, I now fall into the “not religious” category

Current occupation: Student, President AIESEC Lahore

The thing I love the most about Ramadan: How excited people get when you talk about Eid 🙂

The hardest/most annoying thing about Ramadan: Water…

What I want to get out of Ramadan this year (learning/spiritual etc…) Learn to be more adaptable, accepting of other people’s behaviours. Be nicer 🙂

My best Ramadan memory: I live on campus, and my first year here Ramadan was in the coldest winter days. I’ll never forget how some students would come for Sehri (5 a.m.), all bundled up, some with a blanket, so that they wouldn’t get cold on the walk from the dorms 😀

September 25, 2006 at 9:52 am 1 comment

The paradox of our time.

A wonderful Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet m ore problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get u p too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the m oon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and l ess.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. T hese are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent. Remember, to say, I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

September 20, 2006 at 11:35 am 1 comment

short update…

yes, i’m horrible since i don’t blog more often 😛 no time to do proper (read: long & meaningful) posts, but here’s some updates:

1. am back in LUMS, classes have started. am loving/hating the life 😀
2. AIESEC Lahore in the middle of recruitment! yay! am loving it!
3. missing everyone from the CC. too much i think 🙂
4. my brother’s getting married in 3 months! excited beyond belief! it’s a nine day wedding!! more details on the wedding later.

have a class to catch now!

September 19, 2006 at 6:18 am 2 comments


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