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Majeed Bhai

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I didn’t mention about Majeed Bhai in my previous posts because he deserved his own post
We know Majeed bhai from several years, we met at IRC, but we met him for real in Lahore, he became our host there 🙂

We had wonderrful time there thanks to Majeed Bhai, He picked us from Lahore airport at 3:00 AM (he was waiting from 1 hour!! and it was cold well for normal people I was actually loving the weather) and left us at the hotel room he booked for us, then he picked us in morning after breakfast and left at Elite Hotel, Lahore where we met YLap gang From there we went to Ali Auditorium and returned to Elite hotel at 10:30 PM from where Majeed bhai picked us again and after dinner he dropped us at Lahore Airport on 2:00 AM thanks to him the whole day was GREEAATT

Thanks Majeed bhai 🙂

btw, some people messaged me saying ke bataya kion naheen lahore aaye thay to to bhai ham wahan baray tight schedule per aye thay islye batana fazool tha kabhi fursat se ayenge to sab se milenge 🙂

-Salman

Haroon Ka Nasha – Naheen hay yeh pyaar

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Haroon Ka NashaTitle: Naheen hay yeh Pyaar
Album: Haroon Ka Nasha
Released: 2007
Singer: Haroon
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Waada koi poora naheen, yahi wafa hay kia?
Sochon main gum rahti ho tum, yahi saza hay kia?
Naheen hay yeh pyaar Janaa
Naheen hay yeh pyaar Janaa

Chehra haseen lekin teri jhooti hay yeh Aankhain
Kehti ho kuch, karti ho kuch
Kaise tumhain chahain?
Naheen hay yeh pyaar Janaa
Naheen hay yeh pyaar Janaa

Dharkan yeh janay, teri hi manay
Maine tumhain, apna hee jannaa
Samajhti ho tum, mujh ko deewana
Naheen hay yeh pyaar Janaa
Naheen hay yeh pyaar Janaa

I shouldn’t know better
I shouldn’t know better

Nazrain Kaheen, Dil hay Kaheen, Bante ho Begaane
Sab kuch hay per, Kuch bhi naheen, Tanha hain yeh rahain
Dharkan yeh janay, teri hee manay
Maine tumhain, apna hee jannaa
Samajhti ho tum, mujh ko deewana
Naheen hay yeh pyaar Janaa
Naheen hay yeh pyaar Janaa
Naheen hay yeh pyaar pyaar oh janaa
Naheen hay yeh pyaar pyaar Oh janaa
Naheen hay yeh pyaar pyaar Janaa
Naheen hay yeh pyaar pyaar Janaa

So what happens next?

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<lameKid> So what do you think about YPP?
<StoryTeller> Salman will definitely win
<Wizard> most probably
<lameKid> But there is nothing to win, who so ever gets selected by voting will be working for Pakistan, and if he works with his full heart it will be a win for Pakistan
<Wizard> well that’s a good idea, lets put personal gains and favoritism aside and think about the country first
<lameKid> isn’t that the whole point of this show?
<StoryTeller> well kind of
<StoryTeller> so what were you talking about
<lameKid> I meant do you think they will get to do more shows?
<lameKid> and more importantly do you think they will do what people are expecting now?
<lameKid> or it’s just talk talk no walk?
<StoryTeller> achay sawalat hain
<Wizard> they can’t be answered that easily
<Wizard> we will have to wait and watch
<lameKid> I already know that, but phir bhi what do you guys think
<StoryTeller> seriously it’s too early to say anything
* Wizard quit (Ping timeout)
<lameKid> chalo Wizard ki to batti gul hogayee
<StoryTeller> gul 😛 aaj kal bara gul gul kar raha hay 😛
<lameKid> abay ja bhai aik baar baat kia karli g-girl se tum to peeche hee par gaye :/
* StoryTeller quit (Quit: haan bhai ab to yaheeh kahoge :P)

Jai Ho – Slumdog Millionaire (Lyrics)

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imageTitle: Jai Ho
Album: Slumdog Millionaire
Released: 2008
Singer: Sukhvinder Singh,Tanvi Shah,Mahalaxmi Iyer
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Jai Ho Jai Ho Jai Ho Jai Ho
Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale
Aaja Zari walay Neele Aasman Ke Tale
Jai Ho Jai Ho

Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale
Aaja Zari walay Neele Aasman Ke Tale
Jai Ho Jai Ho
Jai Ho Jai Ho

Ratti Ratti Sachi Maine Jaan Gavayi Hai
Nach Nach Koylo Pe Raat Bitayi Hai
Akhiyon Ki Neend Maine Phoonko Se Uda Di
Gin Gin Tare Maine Ungli Jalayi Hai
Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale
Aaja Zari walay Nile Aasman Ke Tale
Jai Ho Jai Ho
Jai Ho Jai Ho

Baila! Baila!
(Dance! Dance!)

Ahora conmigo, tu baila para hoy
(Now with me, you dance for today)

Por nuestro dia de movidas,
(For our day of moves,)

los problemas los que sean
(whatever problems may be)

Salud!
(Cheers!)

Baila! Baila!
(Dance! Dance!)

Jai Ho Jai Ho
Jai Ho Jai Ho
Chakh Le Ho Chakh Le Ye Raat Shahad Hai Chakh Le
Rakh Le Haan Dil Hai Dil Aakhri Had Hai Rakh Le
Kala Kala Kajal Tera Koi Kala Jadoo Hai Na

Kala Kala Kajal Tera Koi Kala Jadoo Hai Na
Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale
Aaja Zari walay Nile Aasman Ke Tale, Jai Ho, Jai Ho
Jai Ho Jai Ho
Jai Ho Jai Ho

Kab Se Ha Kab Se Tu Lab Pe Ruki Hai Keh De
Keh De Ha Keh De Ab Aankh Jhuki Hai Keh De

Aisi Aisi Roshan Aankhe Roshan Dono Bhi Hai Hai Kya
Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale
Aaja Zari walay Nile Aasman Ke Tale
Jai Ho Jai Ho
Jai Ho Jai Ho

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Blood Camp, YPP, or main

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Hello Everyone,

We all wish that new year brings something new in our life, some change, something real nice and good that could make this new year special But it happens very rarely right?

I guess 2009 is an exception for me (2008 was good too but 2009 is just great as of yet) I am sure you guys are wondering what I am talking about

Well first let me tell you about how our blood camp went HORRIBLY WRONG why? We had a target of 100+ pints, but we could only get 49 pints it’s just not cool you know anyways now let me tell you what YPP is

YPP is Youth Parliament of Pakistan, a non-profit, non-political, non-religious program initiated by Abrar-ul-Haq This organization is inviting Pakistani youth to come forward and work for Pakistan in whichever field they are comfortable with They want the youth to identify problems and give solutions for them

They have started a reality based show called “Kaun hoga naujawanon ka Wazeer-e-Azam”, and they are inviting interested groups from all over Pakistan for this show We (me, Ayesha, and YLap) were invited too

I didn’t want to be a part of it, but after severe convincing from mom, ayesha and Hina aapi, I agreed But I requested for “Airplane” tickets, they surrended and agreed to pay half amount (or more?) ofthe tickets after Hina aapi pressurized them 😀

On 14th we reached Lahore, and at 12:00 PM we arrived at Ali Auditorium (where recording had to take place) When we arrived they were getting ready for the first session, we were sent to a Focus Group discussion, it was organized with help of British Council, I was really hesitant there but it actually helped a lot

After focus group, we had our recording but we were sent to KFC (thanks to Abrar bhai for that), After that we (me, Ayesha, Qasim, Waqar, Sir Asif, Arsalan, Saad [my cousin]) and there was one more person from Karachi (his name was Musawwir – I think), we all were teamed against each other Sir Asif V/S Waqar, Arsalan V/S Qasim, Saad V/S me, and Ayesha V/S Musawwir

Everyone of us had to give 2 minutes of Speech (about what we see as problems in our country and what are the solutions to them) in front of live audience and judges, Most of us were thinking that Sir Asif will win easily, Qasim has no chance, Ayesha will be victorious against Musawwir and I (and my lack of confidence) will ruin this chance for me so Saad will easily win BUT I guess it was time for unexpected things to happen

At the last moment we were told that we can’t deliver our speech while reading from a paper, so we have to remember our speech most probably this affected everyone, including me anyways I decided that it’s useless to try to remember the speech instead I will just speak about the things that are important to me, if they are important to me why would I need to prepare right?

Well then program was started, Waqar gave a very tough competition to Sir Asif very few points separate them, then Qasim was GREAT, he was simply GREAT, and Arsalan unfortunately received very low score (most probably the lowest score of all) You must be thinking why we had thought that Sir Asif or Arsalan would get more points? well because they are usually more confident and comfortable (in communications/discussions) then Waqar and Qasim

Anyways after that it was me and Saad, Saad as expected had a very good speech, then I gave my speech and somehow people liked it so much that I got standing ovation for that (thanks to Waqar :), he was the first one who got up from his seat on stage) everyone was clapping and I was like “uhh what did I say, what did I say”, then Abrar bhai hugged me and said “Thalassemia will be the first thing we will discuss on first Youth Assembly” I was ahead in Audience scores but Judges score evened us (me and Saad) quite nicely

After me, it was Ayesha and Musawwir, unfortunately since me and Ayesha both had to talk on same topic and we were right after one another she got a little emotional (due to my speech) and lost her train of thoughts while talking so she ended it very quickly Judges liked it but Musawwir received more points 🙁 [I wish Musawwir was against me :D]

Now we are waiting for march, when this will go on-air on ATV channel Viewers will be allowed to vote via SMS for participants who they think deserve a chance to sit in Youth Assembly (that will be organized in Islamabad, I think)

And now about me (or that’s the “main” part from topic) I feel great, why? because we had to walk on 14th the whole day and even though I had to take 8-10 tablets that day I was just fine! I was walking, carrying luggage and everything was fine That’s just so good! I FELT GREAT

Well that’s all for now, talk to you laters 🙂

-Salman

Movies!

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Movies that I have watched lately and really loved/liked (in no particular order)

  1. Slumdog Millionaire
  2. Yes Man
  3. Bedtime Stories
  4. The Bourne Triology
  5. The curious case of Benjamin Button
  6. Madagascar
  7. Horton Hears a Who
  8. Seven Pounds
  9. Ghost Town
  10. Chaos Theory
  11. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

I will ofcourse keep updating this, or maybe I will move it to a side-block hmm

-Salman

Thalassemia – A Documentary

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“This is an edited version of a documentary I produced last month for a local non-profit foundation called the Omair-Sana Welfare Foundation They deal in the treatment of Thallassaemia”

– Originaly Uploaded by Rabia Garib at:
http://scurrent.com/items/88806118/thallassaemia_a_documentaryhtm

The description given on that page is obviously wrong, we know thalassemics who have grand childrens
We have seen many married thalassemics with kids here in Karachi too

Even in the book which was published 12-13 years ago it says:

How long can a person with thalassemic major live?
People sometimes don’t like to ask this question directly, but thalassemics and their parents must often ask themselves
It is difficult to give a simple reply, because:
* It is very hard to know the answer for thalassemics who are well at present
* The disease and its implications are changing almost from day to day, because of advances in treatment

We have all seen that patients with thalassemia are living longer and longer Today it is reasonable to think that people with thalassemia major, who have been well treated from the beginning, may well live as long as people without thalassemia Only time will tell whether this prediction is right, or too optimistic

On the other hand, if we want to be pessimistic, it is true that thalassemics live with more risks than others, because of the amount of medical treatment they need all medical treatments include some risk But even so, well-treated thalassemic patient at the present day can have an excellent life-expectancy

Source: http://thalassemia.com.pk/kb/chapter2html

But it is a good video, so anyways Thanks for the great video :]

-Salman

Good News :]

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My job just got confirmed

*relaxed*

oh and Happy New Year 🙂

2008 – Overview

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2008 is definitely a better year than 2007

Everything that happened this year, without descriptions and explanations:

  1. Moved to a new location (new home)
  2. My Fight Against Thalassemia (FAiTh) foundation got awarded on Blood Donors Day
  3. Job!!
  4. Successfully avoided hospitalization 😀
  5. Started DaCoolSite
  6. Left IRC for good!
  7. Returned some parts of the debt on my family
  8. Ditched AKUH and returned to Fatimid :p
  9. Started Blogging

I will update this post if I remember some more things so yeah This was definitely a better year

-Salman

Thalassemia Video

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