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Pointy Hats, Poetic Thoughts, Aching Ribs

Thursday, February 17, 2005

First things first. Thank you all for those wishes and prayers for my exams. Well, not actually for my exams, but for me.

So, (after dazzling me and my war mode with their beauty), exams are gone. This means that I should be free, but I am not. In fact, since the next semester is going to be the last one of our undergrad program, therefore, we are now required to put on our pointy hats, grow a beard, and start working on our degree projects. (The pointy hat and growing a beard thing is what I read in a foreword of a textbook, and as you already know that I love such books, so you should also know that I can use here the statements found in them).

Anyway, you and I know that I won’t be jumping straight into the project pool right after my exams have finished, so let’s talk about something else.

The weather nowadays (yes, I know I always talk about the weather when I have nothing to talk about) is perfect for those times when you put a shawl around your shoulders, grab a cup of coffee, lean against the wall and then stare outside your room’s window enjoying the sight of falling rain drops, or (as today) the golden sunshine, while sipping the coffee and watching the tree branches dancing along the chilly winds. It had been raining for almost the whole last week here, and watching the sun spreading its rays today was quite a delight. And although I would have loved to do all that poetic stuff I wrote above, I should mention that all these thoughts came to me when I was squeezed between two heavy-weights in the back seat of a public Hiace wagon. (If you are surprised, or shocked, about my mind being poetic while I am at a place where my ribs were being crushed by the elbows of those sitting beside me, then let me tell you that so am I. But, I must say, that the very thought of sipping coffee and watching outside my room’s window was quite refreshing, despite the fact that when I was trying to instruct my mind to suppose I am swallowing coffee, I had to bear a sudden blow on my ribs because of a khadda which had to be there on the road at that time).

So here’s the advice of the day: never get poetic while you are travelling in a wagon. It hurts your ribs.

(Okay. That was silly. But I had to write something in order to end this post. I am feeling sleepy, and my bed is rib friendly).



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what's in a name?

Feb 18, 2005 at 1:40 am

__/__|__ \____
koi gal naeen badshaho gaddi hazir ay.
Masha’Allah Coffee, Window, Poetry, RRRAAAIIINNN, sab samajhta hoon. hint doon (Meri saba kahan hai).

what's in a name?

Feb 18, 2005 at 1:42 am

sorry forgot 2 tell ya it’s convertable
better b careful in rainy days.



Feb 18, 2005 at 4:28 am

Hey Goodluck with the project, which one you will go for? btw your uni name :S. Wagon mein baith kur mini bus bhool gaye :P ?


Feb 18, 2005 at 7:47 am

ahan ..having a nice ouch!..hope ur ribs get well soon


Feb 18, 2005 at 11:39 am

Is it essential to put a pointy hat to do the project? Are you talking about those party hats? hehe. You ought to travel in Karachi’s public buses and try composing a poem or something in it and you’ll probably end up writing about death or family planning.


Feb 18, 2005 at 12:17 pm

Good luck with your project buddy !

And damn i miss those mini buses in karachi. Ya i and i used to take those Hiaces to go to the academy after weekends..pathan drivers…huge pathans crushing u on the seat..good feeling naa? specially if its in the middl of june !! haha

anyways..Yay for those buses…miss em ! yahan to barabar main jaaney ke liye bhe jahaz liye jaatey hain !

Fallen Angel

Feb 18, 2005 at 12:21 pm

There’s nothing sweeter than the feeling you get when you come out of the examination hall after your last exam…the world somehow seems a better place to live…ofcourse it helps if you don’t get searched twice for “booty (urdu wala booty)” during the last exams because you look like a “dehshatgard” since you didn’t shave or get a haircut during the exams (happened to me in my 2nd year F.Sc. exams)….
Anyway, best of luck with your project….
Allah Hafiz


Feb 18, 2005 at 6:53 pm

WiaN: Gaarri ka shukriya, mohtaram! I’ll let you know when I’ll become comfortable with all of its Knight Riderish features. And as for meri saba kahan hai … tou meray bhai, considering the weather conditions nowadays, mein baaz aya mauj-e-saba se!

Saad: Thanks, man. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the project … will go and discuss with my teachers the possibilities next week. And I study in the University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi (more commonly referred to as Barani University. And even after almost four years, I am still trying to work out the relationship between arid agriculture and computer science).

Saroosh: The ribs are fine, man, thanks! (With conditioning like this on a regular basis, I’ll end up having ribs of steel).

VirtuousLady: Er, pointy hats like those of wizards’. Or maybe wizards are always in a mood of party, who knows, they are wizards after all. And I am sure public buses in Karachi are capable of doing that to their passengers – I have had the honour of travelling in them once.

Saady: Thanks, man. And LOL at the jahaz thing – airforce, right? Waisay I wonder if you have got any pilots like the Pathan drivers. A flight with them must be a lot of fun. And as I was reading your comment, I remembered an Uncle who, while trying to fit himself in a Hiace had said, “Sardiyon mein motay kaprray nahin baithnay daitay, aur garmiyon mein garmi!

Fallen Angel: LOL, yeah, being a dehshatgard during exams is such a great thing. I didn’t get searched for the booty though because of it. But during our Matriculation exams, we were searched at the beginning of every exam (and one invigilator found out a secret pocket in my jacket that even I didn’t know about!) Thanks for the wish.


Feb 19, 2005 at 1:14 am

Ahh! The wonders of modern transportation :D



Feb 19, 2005 at 9:32 pm

mine got over 2day…..yeah,exams…
am so not in d happy-happy mood rite now, will return when am…u have fun…

Dinky Mind

Feb 20, 2005 at 6:51 pm

Hiace kay dhakkay…sss….waqai baray takleef-deh hotay hain…. Main nahi tajarba bolta hay.

Waiting for those wonderful rainy days….Ahhhh…a cup of coffee…a window…rain pellets…poetry…and me…woah, nice atmosphere….



Feb 21, 2005 at 6:04 am

Saroosh: The ribs are fine, man, thanks! (With conditioning like this on a regular basis, I’ll end up having ribs of steel—-

lol not bad steel ribs will work forever…anywayz im no man….im a girl btw… :P


Feb 21, 2005 at 9:54 am

Ameer: :D

Moiz: Oh come on, your mood shouldn’t be dependant upon how your exams go.

Dinky Mind: Aur tajraba hamesha sach bolta hai :)

Saroosh: Oops! See, that’s what ignorance does to me *hides*

L I V E from hills

Feb 21, 2005 at 11:40 am

lovely weather conditions in this part of world now a days…snow fall in this FALL….1 advice i have 4 you…hurry up choose ur supervisor otherwise u may not be able to have good one…it will effect ur GRADE..till next reaction byZzz from hills…


Feb 22, 2005 at 3:35 am

oh Computer Science good good, take some project in ecommerce or ummmm Graphics :D or Digital Image Processing (those 2 I loved :P ) good luck though


Feb 22, 2005 at 3:24 pm

isnt the weather even more enjoyable coz exams are over :)


Feb 23, 2005 at 10:55 am

The Hill Man: Thanks for the live weather report. And thanks for the expert advice too :)

Saad: E-commerce is not actually my thing. Graphics is cool, and Digital Image Processing is difficult *hangs head in shame* Out of these three, most likely I’ll go for graphics.

NJ: Of course it is!


Feb 24, 2005 at 7:50 am

helloo! wassup my man! how ya doin?


Feb 24, 2005 at 2:07 pm

i love ur description of the weather and moment. very nice. i could totally picture it.


Feb 24, 2005 at 4:46 pm

i think sir qamar is good option…waisay wats ur interest/field…


Feb 25, 2005 at 1:00 am

Oh…I thought before that u r in ur last semester of BS(CS) as once u discussed about Financial mgnt & Financial accounting….well Degree project I know how much its sucks as we BBA students too suffer this in the last semester & u know what terrible kinda things & subjects we have to do on it..Hhhhh…like last time my one friend got the subject of her project related to bird flue it was basically a survey as we business students usually face…..but even u know that bird Flue didnt reach at pakistan…well best of luck…if u would be interested in E-commerce so i can help u ;) …lolz it is one of my semester course as well


Feb 25, 2005 at 4:07 pm

Jogia: Good to see you after a long time, my man! Me doing great!

Sadiya: Glad you liked it :)

Nauman: My interests? Don’t get me started …

Gul: Thanks :) Although degree projects suck, they are fun too.

Vaqas Ashraf

Feb 28, 2005 at 3:27 pm

aha….a long beard is a pre-requisite to get the degree…hope all goes well.

Fallen Angel

Feb 28, 2005 at 4:44 pm

Hey, “long time, no post” , thats actually a modification of “long time, no see” in blog lingo or “blingo” (yeah, I know, bad joke ;) )…anyway, you can always blog about any of those 10 points you posted…

So, how’s your project tagging along? Decided on one? If you’re a CS major you can always go for “Distributed Computing”, from what I’ve heard it’s a pretty hot field in CS now-a-days.

Dinky Mind

Feb 28, 2005 at 5:43 pm

CS – Computer Science or Counter Strike? Students nowadays like CounterStrike more than they like Computer Science (/Studies?)

Fallen Angel

Feb 28, 2005 at 7:20 pm

CS – Computer Science. It’s funny you mentioned Counter Strike, we just started playing Counter Strike on our office LAN at lunch time, today….


Feb 28, 2005 at 8:00 pm

Hey Sadaat!
thanx 4 visting my site… hows u doing now? feeling better?…the backgroung song is ‘fly’ by hilary duff
TcZ =)


Feb 28, 2005 at 8:59 pm

Vaqas: Oh yes, it is.

Fallen Angel: Blingo, LOL! We need to spread this term. And are you saying that I write another Top 10 Ideas for Blogging? ;) And the project: nope, nothing decided yet. It seems that the faculty is more busy in the meetings. Nah.

Dinky Mind: Ahem. Well, I am not a passionate game player, but yes, Counter Strike is certainly more interesting than Computer Science.

Saroosh: Hey, thanks!

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