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Friday, August 6, 2004
A new home and holidays. Is it a perfect combination?
It’s been almost a month since we shifted to this place, in a room of which I am sitting. Although this room (my room) doesn’t come upto the standards set by my Ammi ji, but for me, it’s quite comfy. I mean it has a bed, a ceiling fan, a wardrobe, this computer, and a lot of boxes containing all my stuff (read: junk). And I guess I should mention books too, as my exams have ended just last week, and not mentioning them would be rude. (God, what am I talking).
Looking outside of my window, I see a graceful tree which stands in the neighbouring park. Don’t know its name though. I also see a house under construction, and many houses already constructed. I see the Margalla hills, which are quite a treat for my eyes (provided that the atmosphere is clean enough to provide their view, which is the case for most of the time. Not now though). I also see a little vegetable garden, maintained by a neighbour of ours in a vacant piece of land. And I feel this quietness, which is a distinguishing characteristic of Islamabad, and which is very boring.
So what was I going to write… err, type?
As you can imagine, there are many things yet to be done in order for us to get ‘settled’ in this new home. Some say it takes about 4 to 5 months in order to completely settle things up. Some say it takes 1. Some say that just go with the flow and don’t plan anything. Some say that plan everything and make the flow go with you. Some say that be slow. Some say that be fast. But what really matters is what I say.
I say that don’t listen to others. (So don’t listen to me. I am just being bored).