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Monday, September 19, 2005

Tagged by: Dinky Mind, Ayesha, Saroosh, Stray Angel (Thanks a lot, by the way).

Since I have completely nothing to write about these days, a tag does come up to make up for it.

5 years ago:

I was a much better person. And I was 17 years old.

I was in the 2nd year of FSc, making false promises of studying hard to make up for the blunders I had done in the 1st year, and I had started reading Ibne Safi’s Imran Series, abandoning the crap written by Mazhar Kaleem. I was also busy in a beginner course of graphic designing, and what a course that was. Our instructor, Asad Sahab (who was the Art Director at a local advertising agency) was a goddamn genius. Much of my thinking pattern while designing anything has been greatly influenced by him. Other than that, I was starting to enjoy my own company (which I now enjoy so much that I neglect others. Yeah, I have grown up into an introvert weirdo).

And did I tell you that I was a much better person then?

1 year ago:

We had recently shifted to our new home in Islamabad, and I was trying to adjust myself to the extremely boring ‘peace’ in the neighbourhood (considering the fact that we had shifted from Rawalpindi). I also purchased a new computer then. Man, I love computers.

5 songs I know all the words to:

Hmm, let’s see…

  1. George Michael — Careless Whisper
  2. Junaid Jamshed — Keh Do Jo Bhi
  3. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan — Shehar Ke Dukandaro
  4. The Cranberries — Zombie
  5. Vital Signs — Aitebar

5 Snacks I enjoy:

If you ask my ghar walas, I eat nothing.

  1. French Fries/Chips: Who hates them?
  2. Gujranwala ke mash’hur fry cholay: Yeah, you read it right. It says famous fry cholay from Gujranwala. And that doesn’t mean that I go to Gujranwala to enjoy them. After all, when you can have Balochi sajji in any part of the whole Pakistan, then why can’t you have fry cholas of Gujranwala in Rawalpindi? Heck, you even have Mumbai Biryani in Pakistan. Well anyway, this famous thela wala graces the Commercial Center in Rawalpindi (in the beginning of the street which is behind the fire brigade/Umar Masjid, if anybody in Pindi/Islamabad wants to try some time). I remember that the ‘proprietor’ of this thela used to sell qulfiyan when I was a kid, and then he switched to selling cholas. Now that he’s retired, his sons take care of his business, but the cholas are yummy as ever.
  3. Challi/Bhutta: Who in Pakistan hasn’t heard the loud, sharp cry of challaaaaaiiii raaiit walaaa! I just did and my stomach is busy in digesting the corn present in itself.
  4. Special Shami Anda Burger from Chenab Burger House: This burger house is located in—yep, you guessed it—Rawalpindi’s Commercial Center too. They also have some other special burgers, but I like this one. Present opposite to Smash Superstore, they earn quite a lot, but I must warn you that if you want to visit, beware of the imposters. There can be two or three Chenab Burger Houses present there. Buy from the one who is in front of an electronics shop.
  5. Apples: I don’t care if they don’t fall in the category of snacks, but I love eating them. Yep, everybody knows that. Even my ghar walas acknowledge that I eat apples.

(And, in case any of you is wondering, I wasn’t paid by either the cholay wala or the burger wala.)

5 Things I’d do with $100 million:

I majorly suck at anything financial, but here goes.

  1. I’ll build a huge state-of-the-art house, with all the security and home management sytems and blah blah blah.
  2. I’ll buy myself a supercomputer.
  3. I’ll invest some of the money somewhere. (Don’t ask where, I already told you that I suck at these matters).
  4. I’ll take my parents and family to perform Hajj.
  5. And I’ll donate the rest for various causes. (No, I don’t like Asima Jehangir).

5 places I would run away to:

Well, actually, I would run to any place if I am getting late.

  1. Home
  2. My bedroom
  3. Bathroom
  4. Can’t think of anything else

5 things I would never wear:


  1. Anything feminine: I mean, come on.
  2. Leather pants: Yeah, they look stylish, but they aren’t for me.
  3. Red: I don’t want any bull charging towards me.
  4. Very strong cologne: Makes me dizzy.
  5. Tattoes: Crap. Crap. Crap.

5 favorite TV shows:

It’s been a long time when I used to watch TV regularly. Nowadays it’s just a peak sometimes, ad I don’t even know what shows are running these days. (No, I don’t live in a cave, I am just not a couch potato). So what I can remember from when I used to watch TV…

  1. Dhuwan: Damn good. I used to fight with my Ammi ji to watch this serial. Ammi ji used to be more interested in watching the ending episodes of another serial on NTM. Result: I couldn’t watch some early episodes of Dhuwan, but it was great.
  2. Dhoop Kinaray: I like it just because of the brilliant acting by almost all of the cast. And I like its soundtrack too.

5 greatest joys:

I don’t know about the greatest, but here they are…

  1. Getting caught in the rain: Damn, my cell phone will screw up. And I recently bought my clothes. And it’s ruining my hair style. And my shoes. And it’s fogging my spectacles. And damn, there’s so much mud. But hey, it’s fun!
  2. Writing a computer program and then watching it run exactly the same way I want it to run.
  3. Meeting with an old friend: “Oye, tujhay kia ho gaya hai?!”
  4. Answering wrong calls: “Hello… Who?… Mr. XYZ?… Oh, so sorry to tell you, but he’s been arrested by the police… Yeah, just two minutes ago…” *disconnected*
  5. Praying for something and then immediately getting the feeling that that prayer has been granted.

5 favorite toys:


  1. My computer: stupid machine, but a wonderful toy indeed.
  2. Toy guns: Bang! Bang!
  3. Dinky cars: Ammi ji se riwayat hai ke I used to buy a lot of these in my childhood. I wonder if that’s the reason I treat the real car we have now as a toy. Hmm.
  4. Atari 2600 & Sega Megadrive: Yeah, I know, these things belong to the old age. And I also know that I can play far better games on my computer than on these ancient consoles. And I also know that now is the age of PSP. But these antiques were the ones who told me what a video game is, and I love them. (Yes, I love them, even though they don’t run now. Am I being too emotional?)
  5. Vacant

5 People I’m Tagging:

Looks to me that everybody in Blogistan has been tagged, but here they are…

  1. AWK
  2. Bhaijan
  3. Fallen Angel
  4. Saeed
  5. Maria



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Sep 19, 2005 at 2:54 pm

lol. seriously i’ve seen ths tag jst abt evrywhere now too. i liked the rain wali baat. and the phone call wali..mean but funny.

Fallen Angel

Sep 19, 2005 at 3:22 pm

AoA, dude it seems some of my answers will be quite similar to yours especially the ‘Snacks’ portion…and thanks for tagging me, I’ll try to post the reply within this century :D

P.S. Did you get the source code/application I sent you in the mail? If you ever get time to test it, any suggestion and/or bug-reports would be welcome.



Sep 19, 2005 at 5:09 pm

Thanks for tagging, Saadat. But somebody already tagged me before you, and i alread wrote it away. Ab kya doobara karoon? *chuckles*
See ya later!


Sep 19, 2005 at 5:37 pm

just posted!


Sep 19, 2005 at 5:42 pm

just realised, that isnt really a comment, is it?!
i dont like rain bcoz of all d stuff u mentioned.& yes, im not surprised u mentioned apples!lol!& lol @ u were 17!


Sep 19, 2005 at 7:01 pm

no, not all have been tagged. and that’s why you passed this meme onto another five. infected ‘em too.
there was a post i did on such blogs in version one of me blog, now, didn’t i?
*goes looking through soft clutter*
Do i really have to?
and I top your list of five so can’t even wriggle out…:S


Sep 20, 2005 at 12:10 am

Great answers ;) !!!

I liked two of your answers ALOT!

1st) Phone call ;) I enjoy them too, its like we recieve two or three wrong calls in a week and they ask “is this UBL or any Bank” and I would say “Paisey jama karwaney hain ya nikalwaney hain?, ager jama karwaney hain to yeh bank hai otherwise wrong number hai” : D

2nd) Prayer one!! I pray that every prayer of your get granted!! *Ameen*! : )


Sep 20, 2005 at 8:14 pm

Really like your site, especially the design part of it, keep up the good work. Nice to know your a fan of “Aitebar” by Vital Signs. In case your ever bored, check out my blog, it sucks..honestly..not as nice as some of you guys out here…but hope its somewhat entertaining.



Sep 21, 2005 at 8:29 pm

wild1: The phone thing is surely mean, but sometimes, there’s no alternative. ;)

Fallen Angel: Just read your post about the tag. Loved it!

Mano: Oops. I did look for the tag answers on your blog, but somehow missed them and guessed that you might not have been tagged :)

Saeed: LOL, really. ;)

A: Yep, me remembers that post of yours. Sigh, can’t prevent from being poisoned. And yeah, you can’t wriggle out.

Ayesha: Ameen! :) And LOL at the UBL thing!

RSH: Thanks a lot for liking the place … much appreciated :) And don’t worry, my earliest posts suked more than anyone’s. And welcome aboard!


Sep 22, 2005 at 12:14 am

“Hello … Who? … Mr. XYZ? … Oh, so sorry to tell you, but he’s been arrested by the police … Yeah, just two minutes ago …” *disconnected*

hehe, thumbs up!

And erm, what is this con club? I’m confused! :S

Dinky Mind

Sep 24, 2005 at 2:20 am

Lol at Gujranwala kay cholay…


Sep 26, 2005 at 6:57 pm

ah didnt know u r like me who has spent most of his savings on computers infact 70% of it :D .

and a list of nice songs :) . will try that chola wala :P , whenever i visit pindi again.

Atari 2600 & Sega Megadrive and commodore 64 too… and yea once I prayed for ketchup during hostel :P and within 5 mins a batchmate brough one from his room, so I konw the feeling. ok ok it was a small incident but was like really feeling like having it.

ess jee

Sep 30, 2005 at 5:37 pm

nicely done.. :) good to read

RSH/No One

Oct 1, 2005 at 10:37 pm


Just wanted to let you know that I have upgraded my site, and changed the URL. So drop by, if your still interested :D in hearing what i have to say.

-Laters :D


Oct 2, 2005 at 7:16 am

eeeeeeerrrrr :S it is so annoyin cuz i cant post ma comments frm ma college and i have to use home net to post here……..eeerrrr
now abt the post……….aham keya lekna ta……great it sliped frm ma head……..not ma fault…..its all ur fault…….. :(

RSH/No One

Oct 2, 2005 at 10:35 am

so sorry, changed my URL again! heres the new one.



Oct 3, 2005 at 9:40 pm

VL: You know now what’s con club! :D

Dinky Mind: And they are quite yummy too!

Saadie: Yep, do try those cholas, highly recommended! And LOL at the ketchup prayer. A prayer is a prayer, no matter little or big :)

EssGee: Thanks :)

RSH/No One: Thanks for telling the new URL, you have got a nice new place now :) However, I tried posting a comment, and can’t see it even after a few hours now. Fix it soon, it was quite a big comment! :D

Zenia: Enetation doesn’t seem to like you much. Sorry!

No One

Oct 4, 2005 at 12:21 am

Hey Saadat,

Yes! your right, my comment’s thingy doesnt work..and I have no idea how to fix it! can you give me any pointers??

Sorry that you left a big comment and I wasnt able to read it :(

Help! anyone…


No One

Oct 4, 2005 at 12:47 am

Hey Saadat,

Good News: Got the Comments thingy to work…wooo hoo

Bad News: I was unable to retrieve your comment, so yea, you might have to re-comment! I hope you do…but if your lazy..its



Oct 6, 2005 at 1:29 pm

Just thought I’d remind you ke
Ramzan Aa Gaya Hai

*goes looking for last year’s post*

royalty personified

Oct 7, 2005 at 8:45 pm

Ramadan mubarak ho bhaee!


Oct 7, 2005 at 10:50 pm


very late to comment for this post.

anyways ramadan Mubarak :)


Oct 8, 2005 at 11:58 am

Saadat, been trying your number, sent SMS too.
Hope everything’s fine…:S

No One

Oct 9, 2005 at 12:22 am


I hope you and your family are all ok after this devastating national tragedy.

Hope to hear from you soon,



Dec 6, 2007 at 7:07 am

hi to all the fans of jj

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