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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).



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Aug 6, 2004 at 6:15 pm

Yay… Me first! My grandfather is moving his librarya nd I kow how it is about moving…. all of a sudden you realise you have too much furniture and too much ‘junk’. But it is always a ‘change’ and if you are a person who loves change then you must absolutely love it. Or else, problem hai bhai, problem hai….
Son ow, what’s the name of this tree you say…? If it doesnt have one, you’ve got a keep a name for taht tree. I used to have this wonderful tree in front of our house. ‘They’ cutit and now i miss him. The old guy was called ‘Neem’ I heard. I called it Naeem. :)


Aug 6, 2004 at 6:18 pm

yikes! Shpellin Mishtakes…. Guess that means the old Aysh is back :P


Aug 7, 2004 at 3:16 am

i like gummybears. but u cant eat too many or u’ll sick urself out.

(random reaction)


Aug 7, 2004 at 10:11 am

:smile: good luck, btw is this a new sector or what, close to Margalla Hills sounds good.


Aug 7, 2004 at 4:08 pm

islamabad! peaceful but boring.. hehehe nah ab to kafi kuch honay laga hay islamabad main bhi just have to know where to go..
and go think of a name for the nameless tree..


Aug 8, 2004 at 1:31 am

Yay crayons!

Ach. I hated moving from my house (which I spent 18 years of my life in) to this place….I’m still not settled. Perhaps because I’ve moved out several times now……Who needs a home when you have a house…..

P.S: re my post: you didn’t miss much ;) just a wee ol’ rant :D

P.P.S HUG THE TREEEEEEeeeeeeeeeee :D


Aug 8, 2004 at 3:54 pm

Aysh: LOL! That was sad to hear about Naeem! And yeah, as far as change is concerned, I am happy with it. An un-boring change, that is. And don’t worry about shpellin mishtakes, I am always good at making corrections!

Sadiya: I stood upside down today. Hadn’t done it for quite a time, so enjoyed it.

Saad: Thanks :) Yeah, it’s a relatively new sector. F-11.

Jogia: Well, my man, I’ll have to start some awara-gardi to know about all those places. And some names are under consideration for that tree.

Jaded: Yep, crayons! And who needs a home when you have a house? Me. And I’ll be careful not to miss ‘just a wee ol’ rant’ :D And let me first name that tree, then I’ll go and hug it – err, him.

Virtuous lady

Aug 9, 2004 at 10:36 am

Hmm … margalla hills :) wow. I know Islamabad is boring (like everyone says its boring) but I don’t know why I don’t think it’s not boring ^_^ I love Islamabad … may be because I love peace, quite and tranquality (whatever the spellings) … but ah, I wish they stop cutting all the beautiful trees they have!!


Aug 10, 2004 at 5:24 am

lets see if its going to accept my comment :S


Aug 10, 2004 at 5:25 am



Aug 10, 2004 at 10:09 am

zenia: I think they accepted all 3 of urs.

Saadat: Good luck :)

VL: peace tu hai, kuch ziada hee hai


Aug 11, 2004 at 2:15 am

love the crayons… and yo! i was in your city! yay! and thanks for your comment.. im glad you enjoyed the travelogue :)


Aug 11, 2004 at 6:36 am

Virtuous Lady: Aha! Fan of Islamabad’s peace. But as Saad said, kuch zyada hi peace hai yahan!

Zenia: Oh yes, it accepted!

Saad: :)

Bness: Cute crayons, hai na?


Aug 11, 2004 at 12:39 pm

bilkul jee! i used to have a pic of pencils on my blog. reminds me to put it back up! yay!


Aug 11, 2004 at 12:55 pm

I was AWE from blogging and you moved? I mean mine was a a temp. moved, you moved your entire family, bag and baggage, books and stuff? Good. Harkat main barkat hoti hai.
what is the tree like? you make it sound so idyllic a place.
and who says ISB is boring…I always found it such a lovely city…the weather is erm…but the city…IS something to write home about.


Aug 11, 2004 at 1:30 pm

Great… I love moving .. lol… not my whole stuff… but tourism.. hehe. Islamabad is soooo cool.. I am going to get my Home there… soon InshaAllah :P , and Peace is all what you need nowadays… so lets not criticize it.


Aug 12, 2004 at 5:02 pm

Bness: :D

AWK: No, it’s not idyllic, it’s civic. No, it’s both idyllic and civic. Islamabad is lovely, agreed, but sometimes even lovely things are boring too. But anyway, everything has its own charm. Baqi yeh ke pichlay aik maheenay mein harkat ki itni barkatein dekh li hein ke mazeed hasrat nahin rahi!

MOon: So you love tourism. Good for you! And welcome to Islamabad in advance!

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