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Venus and I

Monday, June 7, 2004

So what do Venus and I have in common? Nothing, actually.

Venus is a planet. I am a person. Venus does not live on Earth. I live on Earth. Venus won’t be able to see me tomorrow while passing across the face of the Sun. I will be able to see Venus tomorrow while it passes across the face of the Sun. Venus, according to ancient myths, is goddess of love. I, according to astrology, am a Gemini. Venus, according to the same myths, is a female. I, thankfully, am a male and don’t need any myths for confirmation.

So, again, what do Venus and I have in common? Nothing, actually.

But am I missing something? Venus is about to make a Sun passage after 122 years. It will appear as a dot on the Sun and continue its transit for about six hours. OK right, no big news I am telling you — I guess everybody who is reading these lines knows about it. Everybody also knows that it’s going to happen tomorrow, i.e. 8th June. And that’s what makes me think if Venus and I have something in common.

Because 8th June is the day when I arrived in this world.

So now, what do Venus and I have in common? That Venus has decided to show itself on my birthday.

Fine. That doesn’t make me any better or worse. I will most probably remain the same Saadat as I was. Or may be if I do change, I don’t think it would be because of some planet and its transit. Even if astrologers are busy making money from their clients due to this transit, I don’t really care, as according to astrology I am ruled by Mercury. And I really don’t think that arrival of Venus in my ‘chart’ would do any good or bad to me.

Because what I know is that tomorrow’s my birthday and I’ll be 21 years old. God, I must be growing up.

So what was it that I was saying? Ah yes, what do Venus and I have in common? Nothing, actually!



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Jun 8, 2004 at 4:18 am



Jun 8, 2004 at 11:15 am

errmm…Venus is Also suppose to be the Star of Luck and LOve! or was it only Love? never mind…Venus has no mind….

Happy Birthday, Saadat! Wish you a wonderful year ahead, the love of all your friends and your family, Peace, prosperity, Success at every step and MAy the Almighty Shower his blessings on you always!! :)
Have a Great day…. NOw do I get some cake or are you planning on Mithai>


Jun 8, 2004 at 11:17 am

oh WOW! this F5 button is so wonderful…it showed my comment after i thought ur comment box had eaten it…. I love ur comment box!


Jun 8, 2004 at 12:50 pm

happy birthday saadat!
when we went to waterloo a summer ago, i bought an astronomy calendar and it has various dates on eclipses, full moons and…planets! there’s just something really fascinating about astronomy. i love aurora’s.

anyway, i hope you have a great birthday. many happy returns of the day!


Jun 8, 2004 at 4:04 pm

Happy Birthday, Saadat! May you have many more!


Jun 8, 2004 at 4:25 pm

Happy birthday!


Jun 8, 2004 at 7:20 pm

What a birthday present =)


Jun 8, 2004 at 7:56 pm

HAPPY B’DAY!gud post-really!well,v wont b talkin abt venus after this,but v definately wont forget u!


Jun 8, 2004 at 10:27 pm

Sara: Thanks a lot! :)

Phoenix: Thanks for the wishes! And I guess cake would be better, CBB has already got some loads of mithai! :D

Anum: Thanks :) And yeah, astronomy is really fascinating. Auroras are cute, no doubt about it!

H: Thanks :) It’s been a long time, isn’t it? How are your studies going on?

Anne: Thanks :)

Bushra: Birthday present? Where? :)

Moiz: Thanks buddy! :)


Jun 8, 2004 at 10:29 pm

And I’ll be telling you guys about the Venus tamasha we guys had today … stay tuned!

And Phoenix: I just pressed the F5 key too!


Jun 8, 2004 at 11:53 pm

HAppy bIrthDay dude!! have fun ;) n partyy :D


Jun 9, 2004 at 2:40 am

Happy Birthday to my favorite Pakistani blogger! I have a surprise for you but you don’t get it till tomorrow. I’ll be back!


Jun 9, 2004 at 2:41 am

ps. It is still the eighth here… :)


Jun 9, 2004 at 3:33 am

it’s still the 8th here too. May ALlah bless this day and year for you, forgive you for ur past and future sins and mistakes, and grant you jannah. Ameeeeeeen.

i hope no one went around staring at the sun. but did u get to see it? with those special glasses? i want a planet to come to my bday party *sniffs*.


Jun 9, 2004 at 3:39 am

that’s nasa’s website on it, if anyone’s interested. subhanAllah there’s so much beauty in the miracles of creation (for those who reflect). ;)


Jun 9, 2004 at 9:48 am

Happy Birthday to you!!! *sings a birthday song* *people in the room faint* .. huh, hey!!!


Jun 9, 2004 at 9:42 pm

now i want an apple


Jun 9, 2004 at 10:05 pm

You would not want another gift, another b’day wish now, would you? What with Venus itslef showing up ti wish you a 21st B’day.
Pichhlay waqton main the suffrage age was 21, which was recently reduced to 18, to stuff in bogus votes…
anyways…Here’s wishing you a whole 21 years of happiness, prosperity. Will rewish after this quota of 21 years’ wishes is over (does it make sense?) *rolls eyes*


Jun 9, 2004 at 10:06 pm

but wait a bit…there was a certain line in your blog that was offending…at least i found offending…let your b’day celeb be over…and then your ears…:@


Jun 9, 2004 at 10:56 pm

Here’s your surprise:

Someone asked me one of my favorite posts so they could link to it today. I had to choose “The Sky is Watching.”

Peace! :)


Jun 10, 2004 at 12:17 am

Jogia: Thanks man :) Party? Sigh!

Laura: Thanks :) and woah! That was some surprise, you know. Thanks for choosing Blue, he must be delighted! As for me, I am honoured!

Virtuous Lady: Thanks :) and I didn’t faint!

Sadiya: Thanks :) and believe me, a planet coming over at your birthday can make you feel nuts! Thanks for the link too. And that apple … sorry, it’s mine!

AWK: Thanks :) You absolutely make sense there, I only had to roll my eyes to understand that! And *scanning the post* my ears want to know that what offended you actually? (No, I didn’t scan the post with my ears.)

P.S. I had planned to post the Venus tamasha today, but my Abbu ji had some other plans for me. So maybe tomorrow, inshaAllah.


Jun 10, 2004 at 4:09 pm

Happy Berfday! :P Make sure you remember to thank Allah for bringing you this far and blessing you with 21-derful years. :P


Jun 10, 2004 at 4:19 pm

lol!im so impatient 2 read dat venus story u promised us about…


Jun 10, 2004 at 9:58 pm

Abez: Thanks :) And 21-derful years! Liked that!

Moiz: There’s no need to be impatient, buddy. It’s not that great, you know.


Jun 10, 2004 at 10:01 pm

uffffff i am late again…… alwayz…..anywaz……
Allah ap ki zindagi main yeh din hazaroon bar ahe………..jiyte rahoo…..

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