This blog is no longer being updated. Last post was “Farewell”.
Saturday, November 20, 2004
So let’s see.
Ramadan is over. Eid is gone. Holidays are still on. No, the university walas are not so generous to award us with a whole week for Eid holidays. It’s just that we, the whole class, had decided to stretch our holidays to one whole week, after persuading our respective teachers that ‘make up classes’ will be arranged. And don’t worry, no matter how much we try, we will HAVE to arrange those make up classes since our teachers know how to make our class work.
It’s really true. Ja-e-ustaad khali ast. A teacher’s place is always vacant. (Excuse my very literal translation. I am on holidays.)
So let’s see again. Ramadan is over. Eid is gone. Holidays are still on. The work load is same as ever (read: huge), thanks to my procrastinating self. I had so planned to do this and that and blah blah blah, and I haven’t done anything. Just being me, you see. That’s the problem when I am me. I end up being too much me, and then try to get rid of me. After doing that, I again run after me so that I could be me again.
Yeah, right. As if I know who the real me is.
In other news, I haven’t eaten an apple for two days. Can you believe that?
So let’s see once again. I have nothing to write, so I am going to talk about the universal conversation starter: weather.
The weather in Islamabad is weird nowadays. You get up in the morning shivering due to cold, put a sweater or a shawl on, and then eat your breakfast while enjoying the chill. Then the clock ticks ahead, and it starts to get hot. You put that sweater or shawl off yourself and wonder why you were feeling cold in the morning. Then comes the evening and you have to search for your sweater or shawl again. As long as you are inside your home, it’s fine. But once you have to step out, you have to make a very important decision: what to wear? You can’t put your warm clothes on, since it will be hot gradually. You can’t wear your lighter clothes since it is cold once the sun sets, and you might be out at that time. So all that you can do is to pray that winter arrives in this city at its fullest.