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تعلیم اور میں۔۔

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آج سے دس گیارہ سال پہلے جب کوئی مجھ سے پوچھتا تھا کہ تم (یا آپ) کونسی کلاس میں ہو، تو میں بہت خوش ہو کر کہتا تھا کہ میں ساتویں (یا آٹھویں) کلاس میں ہوں۔ میں نے شائد کبھی سوچا بھی نہیں تھا کہ ایک دن ایسا بھی آئیگا کہ کوئی مجھ سے پوچھے گا کہ تم آج کل کیا پڑھ رہے ہو اور میں شرمندہ ہوجائونگا۔

میں اگر بہت اچھا طالبِعلم نہیں تھا تو بہت زیادہ برا بھی نہیں تھا۔ پھر کیا ہوا کہ آج میں اِنٹر میں پھنسا ہوں؟

کوئی وجہ نہیں، کوئی ٹھوس وجہ تو بالکل بھی نہیں، پر ابھی بھی کچھ دیر نہیں ہوئی، اگر صحت اور ہمارے “استاد صاحب” نے ساتھہ دیا تو انشاءاللہ اس سال انٹر دینے کے بعد پڑھائی جاری رکھیں گے۔ تاکہ آئیندہ کوئی پوچھے تو یہ تو کہ سکیں کی کام جاری ہے :]۔

Random rant

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[rant]I knew ke aisa hee hoga per shayad main khud bhi yaheeh chahta tha ke aisay na ho main chahta tha ke is baar main ghalat sabit hoon aur main abhi bhi chahta hoon ke meri intuitions ghalat sabit hoon

kion? kionke wohee behter hoga maire lye sab kelye per mujhay naheen lagta ke main ghalat sabit honga

it will be very difficult but not impossible, but everyone of us would say after a few months “only if it hasn’t happened, only if it was avoidable” but today’s fact is it’s not avoidable it cannot be ignored

I so wish that this is solved in a nice and comfortable manner but it’s hard to see how

I thought if he was alive today he would’ve managed this without any problems this makes me feel more bad about this situation I can’t manage it myself I can’t control, I can’t confront I have never been bothered by the “weak” feel that comes from inside whenever I have to see such issue but this might be the first issue that I have to manage myself and this weakening is unbearable[/rant]

Honest Pakistani’s

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Rahim Khan Khilji:

Abu Dhabi: It is not the first time Rahim Khan Khilgi, a limousine driver, had found valuables left behind by passengers “I have returned more than 18 mobile phones left behind by passengers Besides, I also got Dh14,000 on one instance and $2000 on another At all times, I have ensured that the passenger got back his/her belongings,” said Khilgi Recently, Khilgi, a Pakistani driver working for Fast Limousine, was surprised when he realised that a passenger left behind his wallet containing Dh40,000 besides credit cards, cheques and other important documents “On April 19, at midnight, a passenger from the business lounge of Etihad Airways boarded the limo After I dropped him off at Dubai Marina I stopped at a fuel station to fill up I got out of the car and as I was about to take my bag from behind I noticed a purse on the back seat,” said Khilgi

He immediately handed over the valuables to Captain Ahmad Al Merri, the police duty officer at the airport He has been working with Fast Limousine for the past three years Earning Dh2,600 on an average every month, Khilgi said he wouldn’t say that money is not important to him “Money is the most important thing these days But can it give happiness? No whereas the gratitude and happiness of a person who gets back his belongings are immeasurable

“Most people ask me why I chose to return the money, but only my wife and a friend said that I did the right thing by returning the money,” he said

Moved by the driver’s honesty, Captain Ahmad Al Merri wrote a letter to Fast Limousine’s management who in turn brought the incident to the notice of the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) Two weeks ago, ADAC honoured Khilgi ‘for demonstrating a high sense of honesty and personal integrity while serving customers at Abu Dhabi International Airport’ Recently, Khilgi was the guest of honour at a special ceremony hosted by ADAC Operations Department to present him a cheque of Dh4,000 in recognition of his exemplary attitude

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World’s Most Conscientious Customer Completes Botched Software Purchase Over A Year Later:

I just wanted to pass along a story of a truly honest customer

The software company I work for put out a version available for download early 2007 It was a success, however for the first two months there was a small problem As soon as you purchased it, you were able to download it BEFORE your credit card was validated This led to the company getting burned until it was fixed

Back in 2007 we had a customer who tried to pay for the download in Pakistan, and then paid for it with a debit card It was the only card payment he had, and it was rejected He had no other forms of payment, and we had to write it off as a loss while he got to enjoy using his software for free Whatever, it was our web engineers’ mistake that caused it

In October 2008 a letter came in the mail with a check from a customer for the Download version Obviously this raised some questions as we could not process a download order paid by check I opened up the file with the name on it, and lo and behold, there was the guy from Pakistan who we had written off the charge for

I called him up, and it turns out that he just moved to the US and one of the first things he did when he had gotten a checking account was to send a check to us for the full amount of the software that we had written off over a year and a half prior

Honesty, and memory like that is hard to find these days I wonder if coming from another country and culture had anything to do with it

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Quaid, Firefighters and us

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This is supposed to be a very short post Because I don’t have much to say
I really hope that I can think of something better and write more but I guess I am not good at this so I will simply include some chat logs

<Wizard> Quaid-e-Azam ki wajah se Pakistan Aazaad howa aur logon ne unhain hee bhula dia
<StoryTeller> He was the leader, but saying he is the sole responsible for our freedom is not true many people sacrificed there lives and even children for Azadi
<Wizard> okay but why do we have to neglect our leader’s birthday?
<StoryTeller> I guess not giving a public holiday is fine but there should be programs and events organized to honor him
<Wizard> Bhai, for 27th they have arranged FREE Bus Ride from anywhere to Larkana everywhere I go people asking “Tum larkana jarahay ho?”, media per har taraf yaheeh hay news channels per news se ziada is din ki baat horahee hay
<Wizard> Who is paying for all that? the tax-payers?
<StoryTeller> But how many actually pay tax?
<Wizard> If they stop wasting tax money on Shadi in PM House and Such events and if people can see that there hard-earned cash is utilized properly THEY WILL PAY TAX
<StoryTeller> nah
<Wizard> Khair that’s not the point the point is that we have neglected the nation’s leader, but we are remembering a martyred party leader in a very huuuge way, Liaquat Ali Khan was martyred as well we don’t remember him like this so why 27 has to be an exception?
<lameKid> and no one talked about several fire fighters who died at Ghakar Plaza sukker
<Wizard> yes, they are the heroes they died while trying to save others
<StoryTeller> but 27 is for remembering a hero too
<Wizard> Yes, but why only 27th Why not 25th, why not salute the heroes of 23rd December? Why not honor those who sacrificed there lives in the three wars?
<StoryTeller> hmm saheeh baat hay yaar
<lameKid> itna kharcha event per kia gaya, media coverage, free bus rides, everything but nothing for heroes of 23rd december, OR Quaid
<lameKid> even jo compensation announce ki gayee hain unhain un ke relatives tak pohanchne main pata naheen kitna time lage, kitne dhakke khane paren unhain
<StoryTeller> pohanche bhi ya naheen who knows
<Wizard> sad

I am not against anything or anyone 27th is definitely for a hero, a great leader but we shouldn’t neglect others as well

There is a song being played by Najam Shiraz on TheMusik etc today most probably it is dedicated to this date it has a line/verse: “Hum koi shahadat bhoolay naheen bhoolay naheen Mitti ki mohabbat bhoolay naheen”

I just wish that it was true

-Salman

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

sometimes, facebook creeps me out!

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facebook creeps me outCreepy, no?

Why is it creepy? Because I never entered where I live so how is it telling me that these people are around 10 miles from me?

I know it’s just for attraction, they might not even be in the same city or they might just be fake names depending on my region to gain user’s attention

But still, it is creepy one of the people it turned up in one of these notifications was actually living in the same area as me

What makes it more creepy is that we are entering way too much information without realizing how much data we have just provided to people who we don’t even know For example when you add people you can add information about where you met them You can enter if they are your siblings, or from your family (or extended family), you can also write where you worked with them or in short where exactly you met them and how

Apart from that I used to wander randomly from profile to profile checking out if they posted any comments on anyone’s photos/pictures/albums This way I could check all those photos without even being a friend of that particular user this means if I add my own pictures and restrict them to me and my friends only, if a friend of mine comment on them other people who are not in my friend list can view that particular picture along with the comments that people gave on that picture,

Pictures should have the settings of “Show only to friends” by default, right now its set to “Show everyone” and you can change it to “Show only to friends” or “Show only to friends and my network”, this way if you don’t know about such settings (most users don’t)  your pictures will be visible to a huge number of people

You can tag people in photos, this means that if you were in a party with friends last night and one of them took pictures and he uses facebook then you will end up on facebook weather you like it or not and if he tags you in the picture that picture will show up in all your friends newsfeeds and your own profile as well

Dasvidaniya (Part 2)

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dasvidaniya-ls

For sake of those people who haven’t seen the movie yet, I have the post on next page and if you don’t want to find out most of the story in my own weird way of story-telling than trust me you don’t want to click on Read more

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Why do we?

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Why do

we kill people

who kill people

to show people

that killing people

is wrong?

Shaadi

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shadi

As of today, this is the most annoying subject for me

Why? well let me list my reasons: (which most people believe are illogical and weird)

  1. Marriage is/was not in my plans till 2012
  2. Amma is blackmailing me for my “yes”
    • and I don’t like to be blackmailed
  3. Amma saw this 15 years old kid in our “door-ke-relatives” and she likes her!
    • and I don’t want to baby-sit!
  4. Amma keeps referring to this kid in almost every conversation
    • and it’s getting annoyinggggggggggggg
  5. Both my sisters, and one close relative who knows about this kid are ‘cool’ with this idea ofcourse they are, it’s me who will be living with this kid
  6. Just 15!! I am what 9 years old than her? that’s almost a DECADE!

So, it’s ANNOYING

I have for amma-ki-khushi agreed to say yes for “mission-bahu-dhoondo” after January when my job gets fixed/permanent and now all I am hoping for is that amma gets over with this kid’s topic and finds some other girl who is not anyway near my nephew’s age :/

-Salman

Thinking too much?

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From last few weeks I have this feeling that I am being too hard on myself —  or I am being very difficult for myself Limits, rules that I created for myself and that I am applying on myself from years are like being impossible to maintain now it’s weird

 

I enjoy my life, I love my work, I love my family everything is just like it was before so why do I feel different now? I never liked changes, infact I almost hate changes so why I am looking for changes now?

I never waited or wasted my time for anyone or anything which is not productive or which doesn’t helps my work/career/job or monthly goal then why do I waste my time on facebook or msn now? Why do I wait?

I never felt incomplete, so why I feel that I am missing something now?

Maybe, I am thinking too much and over-reacting (Maybe it’s just gas?)

Whatever it is, I am pretty much sure it will be over once I can get my focus back to work
-Salman