Monday, March 3, 2014

Just Another Rainy Day

Because, it's the first time that it rained today since I moved to AKU. And, when there's rain there has to be a blog post. Imagine thise, your alarm rings but you hit snooze and go back to sleep. Only a few minutes later do you realise that you hear a sound that's not usually present at 6:30 am. You take time to register it. And, it's the sound of rain. Such a perfect start to a good rainy day.

One of my early morning tries at photography after waking up to the sound of rain.
It's obviously not a good picture but it does capture some of the essence of the rain. So, it works.
It has been over three months since I last posted at this blog. I have not forgotten about it. I visit this blog almost every day but never have the energy to write about all the happenings at AKU.

For one, hostel life is pretty different from what I had thought it would be like. The people here are way more friendly than I had imagined them to be and I think I manage my finances efficiently too. I mean, I have the prices of a lot of things learnt by heart! That never used to happen. Well, maybe it did happen somethimes. Oh well.

Anyhow, apart from the hostel shizz, medical school's actually turning out to be pretty amazing. Ofcourse, there's study and ofcourse there are moments of uncertainty but ,then again, one can't escape those. I 'try' to study, usuaully end up creating new mnemonics for everything that I read though. Which helps. And, gives me loads of stupid stories in my head to think about and laugh to myself later on.

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Oh and, I doodled ^_^
But, that doodle's for another post.
For now, few of the most special cards I've ever received:


Yeah. Cards from home. :')
All nicely pinned to the softboard.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November

November 2013, the month that turned it all around.

The winters, the love for coffee and baking cupcakes after eons.
The feelings as I pack for my hostel.
The realisation of the love I am surrounded with.
They say one turns over a new leaf, I say I jumped on to a new leaf and it started raining.
Not all rains are good, by the way. But, I love rain nonetheless ^_^
I've heard that snow's better than rain, I believe that to be true :D


Just because... :')

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Autumn Liebster Award

In all the days I was busy, my blogger friends made sure that I felt special whenever I decided to resume my blogging stead. And, guess what? Their mission was accomplished. I got two awards and a tag while I was away. And, they have indeed made me feel very very very very special ^_^

Liebster award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. 
It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome and the likes... Yes, it's very special indeed :) [via http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com]


The first Liebster Award is from none other than Miss Ridx. She is one of the most amazing bloggers there is :'). You are missing out on a lot if you haven't visited her blog.
Then, the Midnight Autumn Tag is from Miss Ridx too (She specially designed this one herself)
And, the second Liebster Award (I love the award she chose, I mean look at the cute heart ^_^) is from Harshini Naidu (She writes the most spell-bounding posts). Do visit her blog, Talking in my Dream

Now, I have to answer ten questions each, in return for receiving the three awards/tags. But, since I accepted them together I'll answer a combination of questions asked by Ridx and Harshini which will be ten in totality.

Q1. (Asked by Miss Ridx) Have you ever made a prank call? 
Oh yes. Many times. This one time we called our school teacher and ordered pizza from him. When he told us that he does not sell pizza, we asked him if he knew a good 'Chinese Pizza Place'. Haha. Chinese Pizza. The nerves tend to do that xD

Q2. (Asked by Miss Ridx) Do you prefer blue or black inked pens?
BLACK ALL THE WAY!

Q3. (Asked by Miss Ridx) Would you ever want to learn to fly?
Know what? If their is one superpower I'd love to have, it would definitely be the ability to FLY ^_^

Q4. (Asked by Miss Ridx) Favourite drink?
Coffee.

Q5. (Asked by Miss Ridx) Go to the color of the eyes?
I like Dark Green eyes.

Q6. (Asked by Harshini) If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Odd.

Q7. (Asked by Harshini) What is the best gift you were ever given?
There are two, actually. A Lava Lamp (It turns purple when switched on) and a Pen (It's a very special pen).

Q8. (Asked by Harshini) Where would your dream vacation be?
Doesn't matter where. What matters is with whom. :)

Q9. (Asked by Harshini) Your best attribute?
I have a super long nose :p

Q10. (Asked by Harshini) Why do you blog?
I love writing. I usually don't make sense when I'm writing. That's not good if one wants to write a book. But, it's perfect if one chooses to blog. :)

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Since Liebster awards and Autumn Tags are to be passed on. I came up with a combination of both that I can award to my favorite bloggers :D

BEHOLD! The AUTUMN LIEBSTER AWARD! ^_^
Created this award myself, specially for you guys :')
Oh, and the background is a painting of mines that I painted on a wall.

Now, the receivers of the Autumn Liebster Award :D

Abdullah Ehsan from Banoony Phanoony-You are the funniest young blogger out there.
Labibah Ehsan from Purple Sparkles-Your posts make me smile every time.
Nadal Hadi from Til' I Clear My Head-Your blog is the one that inspired me to start blogging in the first place :)
Ifrah Ishfaq-Even though you don't write a blog but the way you encourage me each time keeps me going. Thank you so much.
Yusra Hussain from Biting Blissfully into a Divine Cupcake-You're one of the first bloggers who made me want to keep blogging. Awesome hou.
Shonazee from Life Goes On-She's a Doctor-To-Be who has been there to tell me that something special out there is waiting for me.
Raaji (I Romanticise) from Writing For Life-Your blog is my place to be at when I need to calm down my mind. The way you write is peaceful, no matter what you write about.
Ph_  from Cascading Thoughts-Because, you are one of the first readers of this blog :')
Momina Latif from Everlasting Thoughts-Don't you ever abandon us again. Cyber-world seems incomplete with you.
Zeba from Zebra Talk-One day, I want to write like you. Your words never fail to inspire me.
Aqsa Faisal from Living My Own Legend-Your blog posts are so full of life. They speak of strength, bravery and adventure. I love that. Also, you make me feel good about myself :3
Ariba Shahid from iAriba-No reason. You're a PAFIAN blogger who dedicates her posts to me, what more can I possibly say :')
Raiha from Raiha Khan's Blog-I don't usually read much realistic stuff. But, when it comes to your blog posts, I do just that :D
Rajesh from Seasons in the Sun-You're one of the few bloggers out there whose poetry connects, makes sense and is worth being read over and over again.
Irene from Melodies in the Sand-Even though I haven't known you for that long but I adore your posts and the fact that you're an artist.
Nupur from Purple Fantassyy-The way you write is cute :) And, I love your blog's name (even though I've told you this before).
Ovais from 18 Downing Street-His posts are real. No lies and no exaggerations. One of the best Paki bloggers out there.
Smile Khan from My Everland-She's a French Pakistani who writes patriotic posts at times and lives in Paris! You're teaching me french someday :D
Fahaad Humayun from Special One-Yes, I get how much you hate responding to blogger awards but this one is just to say thank you for being there at my very first online writing venture at tVOY till now. You're awesome. I love reading your blog. And, you're good at making your point. :)
Ayesha from Berry Talks-Oh, Berry. ^_^ Berry and Benny till the end of times.
MS-Because, you read my blog when nobody else did ^_^

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Follow the following steps if you are one of the Award Receivers (The ones who run their own blogs)
#1. Answer the Ten Questions I have typed below in a post at your blog
#2. Tag people in the post whom you wish to pass on the Autumn Liebster Award to.
#3. Ask ten questions from the award receivers :)

OR

You can just save the award and post it at your blog. Sometimes, we're unable to pass it on. If you can do that then it's awesome. Otherwise, just know that I did this to let you all know that each one of you is very special to me. :)

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The Ten Questions

Q1. Describe yourself in three words.
Q2. Your best Home Alone experience?
Q3. A perfect evening is?
Q4. Think quick. Fish or Fries? 
Q5. Which place will you travel to if you have the option to visit any place in the world (free of cost)?
Q6. Winters or Summers?
Q7. Reason for Q6?
Q8. Is the concept of having a good hand-writing over-rated?
Q9. Comics or Novels?
Q10. What is the best part about being a blogger?


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Whoa. Posting awards takes up a lot of time. Well, this shall be it for now.

Cheers :D

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wait, What?

She looked out the window, wishing it would rain. But, that would not happen. Could not happen, in fact, because it was snowing. Were it really snowflakes falling from the sky or was it her little brother on the roof tearing up one of those packing material things that the new Air Conditioners came in and making it seem like it's snowing. Wait, what? How could it snow when the new Air Conditioners came in JUST a few days ago. Oh yeah, it is summers. Seems like winters. The fan is turned on, so is the Air Conditioner. Yeah, it is summers. No snow. No rain, either. The maid's outside vacuuming. Ohhhh, the Air Conditioner's not switched on, that is just the sound of the vacuum cleaner. Air Conditioners do not make THIS much noise. But, there is too much light. Better close the curtains. Or, is the light turned on? Wait, what? But, how can she see snow if the curtains are closed.

Meh.

Nothing makes sense. Means it is not time for her to wake up yet.

*Closes her eyes. Blocks out all the thoughts. Pulls over the blanket. Goes back to sleep.*


I just pulled over the blanket. It is definitely not summers!

*Shut up, Lubaina. Just sleep. And, goes back to sleep*

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Found this Calvin and Hobbes comic. It perfectly describes the story of my life. 
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Yeah. This is pretty much the most happening part of my day when I have to decide whether to wake up or not. Better catch as much asleep as I can. Medical studies don't let one sleep, or so they say ;)

Medical College does not start until Mid-December. Yayayayaay! So many holidays. ^_^

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Doctor-To-Be in Winter

So, where was I when I left off around 24 days ago?
Oh yeah. I had my doodle-making mode on, started the Doodle Liners too. You can view them here. I was comfortable in summer clothes. And, was very very very nervous about my Medical College Admissions.

Well, guess what? The tables have turned! Well, not the doodle tables, just the medical and summer ones.
Yes, I feel very cold these days. And yes, I did get into a Medical College that I have dreamed of getting into since I visualized the possibility of becoming a doctor. *Alhamdulillah.

Oh yes, I am one of those Doctor-To-Bes now who flaunt off their lab coats even when they're eating out. Although, I might not wear my lab coat everywhere. You know, this world can't handle THAT level of awesomeness B|

Haha. I sound so self-obsessed. But hey, who's judging.



Anyways, apart from getting past the admission-mania there was EID.
I love Eids.
Even though nothing much happened at Eid other than meeting my family, eating good good very good food and wasting time on Facebook liking the Eid Pictures uploaded by everybody.

Apart from Eid, there is cold in the air. The feet freeze at night when one's not wearing socks and the nose turns red. Yes, WINTER'S COMING ^_^


Oh and, the rest of my family roams around in summer clothes while I shiver in the winter ones. This might give you an idea of the extent of the 'winter' and my health level at the moment. I am A-OK, just by the way. It's just that I've embraced the winter too dearly this time around. I think.

This shall be it for now.
Oh and, do not re-read Toxin by Robin Cook if you wish to eat Meat Burgers and not be haunted by gruesome diseases caused by bad meat. Well, if you still plan to read or re-read it: I DID WARN YOU!

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*Alhamdulillah (Arabicالحمد لله‎) is an Arabic phrase meaning "Praise to Allah". It's most commonly used to thank Allah.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Crow Liner

Once in a while, there's this one line that takes up all the space in our heads. It roams and runs around, it rolls and jumps up high, until this line has become a part of us. 'Liner Doodles' is where I write those lines and create my own doodles for them, these lines are meant to be preserved. 
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A very disturbing picture made it to the front page of one of Pakistan's leading newspapers.

My Baba handed the newspaper to me in the morning, he's the one who got me into the habit of reading them. But, I closed my eyes. He made the Is-Everything-Ok-Question-Mark face. I explained that there's a picture I'd prefer not looking at on the front page. He laughed. And said,

"Have you heard of the crow who closes its eyes just before the cat is about to attack? Or, the ostrich that buries its head in the ground when a flood is approaching?"




Love you Baba <3

Friday, October 4, 2013

Two Shout Outs!

Here's to the two who keep me sane as I miss the third one.
Here's to the two who make sure there is not a single boring moment in our lives.
Here's to the two who brim with life and smiles... and, colours.

Abdullah and Labibah, my little brother and sister started their own blogs. I know it's late but this post is dedicated to them two, and their blogs.

Here's a shout out for Abdullah's blog: BANOONY PHANOONY!
(Inspired by monkeys, bananas and the joy in life)
Visit Abdullah's Blog: http://banoony.blogspot.com/


Here's a shout out for Labibah's blog: Purple Sparkles!
(Inspired by all things pink and purple, happenings and daily life)
Visit Labibah's blog: http://purple-shurple.blogspot.com/

Here's a shout out for Huthaifa! He's truly missed at home.


That would be all three of my siblings :')
MashaAllah*.

Also, I'm planning on posting regular Shout Outs and Guest Posts of my favorite blogs and bloggers here at blog-o-sphere. There's always room for some goodwill ^_^

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*Mā shāʼ Allāh (ما شاء الله) is an Arabic phrase that expresses appreciation, joy, praise or thankfulness for an event or person that was just mentioned. (wikipedia.com)