Trip 2 Thailand

30 Jun

Sawat dee khaaa! That means, “hello plus a warm smile”. Thai people are no doubt very friendly people but one thing they need to seriously work on is their English, I mean seriously, tourists from every nick and corner of the planet pour in here and apart from the guides in Big Hotels, even tourists spots like beautiful “Samui” and the amazing “koh pangan” locals at the hotels, and mind you these are no ordinary hotels, 5 stars,  don’t speak much English, hmph!

We are staying in Thailand for a complete 10 nights, 9 gone, enjoyed in full swing, one more to go. The trip has been amazing. The beaches have breathtaking views, postcard material. Even if a four year old took a picture of those beaches, they would amaze people equally. Seriously, it’s that pretty. We went to “phi-phi” island via speed boat, and to make things even more exciting the sea was forecast “rough” that day, uh loved it! :D I know I shouldn’t be saying it but it was a 2-3 hours of roller coaster ride, without the nausea and feeling throwing up everywhere hehehe The sea displayed, sparkled in all shades of blue. :D

A memorable trip no doubt, it has new levels of perceptive for me.And a new Category for my blog, Travel :D hurray!

And now I plan to travel more often, God willing! I’ll be updating soon after I come back Insha Allah! Just wanted to know you all that I’m alive :D and living life to it’s fullest, Alhumdolillah!

God is Great, and yes Aal is well.
God is great!

Celebrate your life

19 May

Do you have a dream? You do know you can dream, right?

Now why would you live a boring life of a tick-tock clock when you can make celebrations every second. Making it a life worth living. Loving each moment. Living life to its fullest like there is no tomorrow.

To live each moment, you gotta quit being ordinary, be Extraordinary . Be awesome and if you are already awesome, be AWESOMER :D You gotta have a passion- for something and someone ;)

Like me, I ain’t an ordinary woman. And why because I have plans. No matter how big or small but they put a smile on my place and fill my heart with contentment. Because I have dreams which I need to fulfill, God willing, they keep me busy, busy – enjoying life to its fullest and to prepare myself for the bumpy road ahead. So, be a dreamer, and have big, humongous dreams.

  1. I want to look good, feel good, do good on a daily basis.
  2. Feed the poor – make life a wee bit easier for them.
  3. I wanna travel, see the whole world through my eyes.
  4. Drive my personal Red or Crisp white Range Rover.
  5. Ride a heavy bike, don’t have to own it :)
  6. Fly a jet.
  7. An avid reader and an accomplished writer.

I want to be his dearie wife, a “friend-like-mum” to my kids. A loving daughter, a caring sister, a passioante baker and a generous person overall. And then I wanna rest peacefully with my family in heaven. I want all this and much more from this One Simple life. It doesn’t have to be complicated, does it? After twenty years from now. When I’ll look at my ” Be a dreamer” list, I’ll have many Tick offs, God willing and even if I won’t have one or two clicks, i’ll have the answers to all the whys, God willing.

I know there are times when you just let your life, your passions, your dreams pass for something bigger, for some greater cause but IT SHOULD be that great otherwise stick to your guns and don’t let go of your dreams that easily. Fiiighggghhhttt because it’s worth it. And only you’ll know if it’s worth it or not. Like since I recall, I wanted to join the Pakistan Air force, flying jets was a dream. But then I got engaged. Now at that time I had to make a rational decision because I didn’t see fulfilling my dream without sacrificing peace of my family to be, my husband, my kids. So, this little girl made a big decision (I was 19 at that time) and I left my dream to join the Pakistan Air force for a much, much bigger cause. And now Alhumdo lillah when I look back, I have no guilts because I know, I know I made the right choice, So now I just wanna BUY a jet and fly it around, here there and everywhere :D Still holding on to my dream, in best possible way :D

So, make a list pronto pronto, chop chop. I want a list from all and any of you, who is reading this and then keep it in your wallet or paste it on your drawer or just about anywhere you can see it everyday, it’ll remind you to take actions, plan accordingly. Let’s start Ticking off, shall we?

What ever they call you (Arshad, amna, javed, javeria, jawad etc), you have a new identity now, YOU ARE A DREAMER,  you gotta fight for it till your last breath. Which gives this simple question a tasty twist. Next time when somebody asks you this question, you’ll have a better tasting answers, which is less cheesy more spicy (if you like spicy) otherwise more sweeter than a mars bar. Now ask yourself…

“What’s your name?”

Answer is (No not sheela! hush! focus!.) ” My name is Dreamer, accomplishing big dreams is my game.”

Now start making your list. And get back to me when you have three ticks on it ( awww).

Start celebrating your life, and your time starts, NOW!

Remember my name

13 May

Cos I’ll be back…

Caught off guard

13 Apr

We wait. Silently wishing, praying softly. We wait. Sometimes, it’s got to seal your mouth for a little while and see if the world notices your anymore. Hide behind something ugly and watch ‘em show their true colors.

Thinking is such a bliss. It keeps us Alive. It keeps us strong. It keeps us focused. Wipes away our tears and fills our heart with a million smiles.  Thinking make s it so. You can find a way to whine about your miserable life even after you have more than you ask for, or you can be satisfied, content from the inside even when life doesn’t smile at you anymore. It seems it ain’t paying much attention to your hardships. You stand strong. You stand content.

Set your imagination free

8 Apr

Imagination is such a powerful word. You can be anybody, anywhere doing anything you want. Powerful, eh? When I was young I used to pretend to be a Chef. Compiling a dish in front of my TV viewers. Back then I didn’t have a clue I had a passion for cooking. But I used to do it all the times, whenever I found myself making an omelette, french toasts or frying chips because that’s all I knew about cooking. Even then I imagined myself in all sorts of scenarios with an unlimited imagination of the possibilities.

And then I had imaginary friend, well friend to be precise. Jenn. She would do anything, go anywhere with me. We resolved big issues, together :) And then I used to fly Jets, be the best orator and give lectures on how to use make up to look your best.

When they say that you can make a hell out of heaven and heaven out of hell, it’s all mind game also. You can imagine yourself jumping and running on crisp white, cotton soft clouds in the most difficult times of your life. Just to give yourself some space, some time to think things over, to get a hold on your nerves. And don’t come down until you find answers to all your queries to be in a better situation.

You can get ticklish after eating an ice cream or go sight seeing on a flying train, as those in OMORE adds hehe :)

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were.  But without it, we go nowhere.”  Dr Carl Sagan

If you can imagine it, you are far more likely to achieve it. It’s not just for kids but adults should be encouraged to use their imagination also. So, don’t limit your imagination, don’t close it in a box and forget all about it.

Give it a try. Imagine yourself in the life that you really want to have. Write down things you wanna achieve and one day, God willing you gonna achieve ‘em all.

Leemz Pearls of wisdom

14 Mar

Son to his father

Son: “Daddy, I wanna be just like you. A controled, well established, humble business tycoon just like you.”

His father smiled and took away his car keys and bought him a bicycle. Cut his weekly pocket money to half and told him to find a job, start a small business or anything- Something!

Father: “There. Now earn it like I did.”

Facebook – Not as safe as you think

31 Jan

First try to understand that there is no such thing as “safe and secure” on the internet. Everything is recorded, everything is accessible and this entire system is loaded with loopholes. So next time when you hear them making this particular promise, don’t fall for it, please. You’ve been warned.

And Facebook, yes your favorite Facebook ain’t any different. Because Mark Zucherberg the founder and CEO of Facebook got his Facebook fan page hacked on Jan. 26th, 2011. The hacker wanted to get his attention, duh! so he left a post on his wall, saying:

“Let the hacking begin. If facebook (sic) needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business‘ the way Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? [Link] What do you think? #hackercup2011″

Now have some sense and don’t upload private pictures anywhere on the internet especially facebook. Because fortunately or unfortunately everyone is on facebook, so if someone gets curios, they know where to go. Deciding whether internet is a marvel or menace is one thing, being careful is another. Because it’s both :) Just keep your private information, may it be some family pictures, house addresses, cell phone numbers to yourself. Because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

So now let us hope and pray that my account won’t get hacked for writing all this.

Love vs dream

8 Jan

Is your love for food getting in way of your dream physique? If yes, well you’ve got there some serious issue that you better look into asap.

When it comes to food, well we can’t seem to get enough, eh? Try our best not to be tempted by the constant stare of that sinful piece of brownie. But hey someone’s gotta put it out of  its misery, so why not we hey, hence we gladly give in.

Nibble, Nibble and nibble a wee bit more and we end up looking like a bunch of eat-breks. And then we waste food equally, shameless wasteful eejits.

I’ve dedicated this song to my love for food.

I don’t like you but I love you

Seems that I’m always thinking of you,

Oh ho ho you treat me badly, I love you madly,

you really gotta hold on me…

When you know too little, too much!

6 Jan

You know what happens when you know too little, too much? Disaster. Kaboom, yes Kabooooom with as many “ooos” as you like.

Because when you do things for the sake of doing them, mostly because you see everyone around you doing it, you put yourself, your faith, your belief in great danger. Allah doesn’t want you to offer  Salah five times a day without even knowing the meaning of it. He doesn’t want you to fast in the Holy month of Ramadan to overeat at Iftar. He doesn’t want you to cover your head when you hear the call for prayer, HE doesn’t want you to place The Holy Quran on a beautifully carved wooden shelf and forget to read it everyday. He doesn’t.

He Wants you to know your actions. Because you cannot escape the consequences of them. Whether you’re listening to music or not, wear jeans or hijab, smoke or drink,  you should know what the hell you’re up to and have a rock solid answer for every action.

Don’t cover your head because your mum says so. Don’t smoke to look cool or because everyone is doing so. Try to become friends with all the “whys”, ponder, investigate. Stop nodding at everything you’re told. Find out whether something is allowed in Islam or not through references and then adjust yourself accordingly, please don’t try to find gray areas and try to fit Islam according to your own desire.

Knowing your actions, or what you’re doing and why you’re doing is so immensely IMPORTANT that Allah Almighty has based Jannah and Jahannam on it. Rejoicing in Heaven or burning in the scorching heat of Jahannam will be judged on your actions in life, a repercussion you may say. That will be the reaction of your actions, so you better know what your doing, right? Hell yeah!

All your actions have consequences. Don’t ever be fooled into thinking that your actions don’t have consequences. Don’t think you can get away with bad choices even if you don’t seem to get caught.

So, please know what your up to, then what your family is up to, your friends, your neighbors, your servants, so you may direct them in the right course of direction, so we may all live happily together in Jannah!

Start compiling questions and seek for answers from the Holy Quran, may Allah be your protector and helper!

Watch the way you live your life because you reap what you sow.

Ye Ishq nahi aasan…

29 Nov

Ye ishq nahi aasan,
bass itna samaj leejiyay
Ik aag ka darya hai,
aur doob kai jana hai.

These were my sentiments when I was thinking about gulping down a sandwich biscuit. Why? Well to answer that question, we’ll have to peep into the history a bit.

A few weeks back -  Flash back please, thank you!

Me: Oh my! I don’t look so good in these outfits, let’s buy new.

Next week:

Me: Darn it, my clothes have  either shrunk or that silly old tailor has forgotten how to shape clothes.

Next day:

Me: Gash, I’m a wee bit overweight – soup diet here I come.

You get the picture right.

Setting a goal is the first thing to do in your quest to achieve your target. It keeps you focused, tells you all about the DON’T S, because when you know all the don’t s, the dos list gets pretty short and much more ummm achievable.

Restricting yourself to a particular diet plan, when all the food, not just food, but food good for Gods is available to you gives meaning to your ISHQ in your goal/target. And boy it’s not easy! Trust me I know.

That’s when the well know “will power” shines in and gives you the strenght you need, the strength to carry on, it’s from a song, can you guess?

And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you…

Accompanied with the pinned focus you already have set, this combo my friend, can work wonders for you.

But it won’t be an easy one, oh no it won’t be. You’ll have to do all it takes to take over yourself. In my case, I flipping don’t want to eat that sandwich biscuit that has been lying in the fridge for two days, or pretend not looking at the mouth-watering everybody s and mine of course favorite  Chocolate cake, that I baked myself and DIDN’T EAT.

It’s not easy I tell you, it’s not easy but I’m doing it right now and I’m doing it almost the way it should be done. I’m not trying to brag here but people actually say, that I make it look easy, I even got two to three women getting themselves a bowl  full of this cabbage soup just because they thought or maybe I made them feel that “Oh Nooo, this is a pure piece of cake” a piece of cake that I can’t have my hands on, sign hehe (what? it’s funny :))

But it’s my ISHQ bhai, I have remind myself over and over again, it’s my ishq and it won’t be easy, so don’t get your hopes high. Atleast I’m trying huh?

What about you have you ever seen something that would move you so much, that it became your Ishq? (paleeze keep your untold love affairs to yourself and stick to the topic, will ya? Thank you please.)

My latest obsession

7 Sep

It was quite surprising to me that when I wanted to sing some “Naatain” of Prophet Mohammad PBUH, couldn’t remember any good one’e or the one’s that I liked. Kinda disturbing, isn’t it, when you know, you so know this when you can’t remember any lyrics, damn (damn would be an instant thought) follwed by some rational one’s, hopefully if you’re me, since you’re not, so good luck, khekhekhekhe  (weird funny mood so you can’t hold me in contempt of bad jokes)

So, In search of my Naatain, I stumbled upon this amazing Humd + prayer and fell for it, instantaneously! Guess you know, what I’ll be singing throughout this month. :)

It’s a well known Humd from our childhood, tried searching for it but all in vain :( seems like sami yusuf took over everything, anyways, it was something…

Hasbi rabbi jalAllah,
Maafi qalabi ghair Allah,
Noor-e-Mohammad sal-lallah
La illaha illal la.

Khul jaeen dar jannat kay,
Douzakh ki sab aag bhujhay,
dil sai koi ik baar kehay,
La illaha illal la.

feeling nostalgic?
enjoy!

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