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I lost my inspiration

I loved writing. If there is one thing that always provided me solace, it was words. and a lot of them. I found comfort in them, I found hope in them.. I felt inspired by them. And now I have lost all of that.

I was telling a friend the other day that pain is the only inspiration that you require.. but I never realized how losing inspiration would be more painful.. and not at all inspiring..

so I can easily conclude that not all kinds of pain and suffering are inspirational..

I don’t know

You know that feeling when something you know is absolutely right, that would set everything right, that by comparison is the ONLY right thing you must do to proceed forward, and yet, you choose wrong.

Why do you?

Can you justify it?

Can you explain it?

 

No. because you yourself know why you did it.

 

so heads up. and face it.

So yet again, since we had nothing else to talk about, let’s discreetly spread a video in aims to create hype; get 1000s of RTs and shares and likes and who cares if in this classic gimmick someone gets abused by the majority.

I, a female, a staunch supporter of Female Rights, and a cricket fanatic stand by Shahid Afridi.
His personal opinion about women’s cricket team or hell all women is HIS personal opinion. Why should I be bothered about it when he’s got no right to keep a check and balance of how I spend my life or what I do.

Aren’t you all being bigots?
It’s that ‘blasphemous’ YouTube video all over again. Man, if it offends you so much. Change the channel.

What’s funny is all the hate that is towards him is coming from all those who are all big proponents of free speech.

Since when was Afridi’s word the ultimate word?
When did he really become that much of role model??
Honestly, if people considered HIM a role model, it’s their problem. Not his. Why did you put him up there on that pedestal in the first place?
What really do you know about the man? Personally?

Honestly, you are worried just because people look up to him so he should ONLY utter what they believe is right and nothing else?
SERIOUSLY? How many of these people really follow the Sunnah to make you think they’d follow a cricketer?

SERIOUSLY?

Stop being a bigot. Let the man talk (rubbish or otherwise). You are NOBODY to tell him if he’s right or wrong just as HE is NOBODY to tell you or enforce his opinion on you.

COME ON PEOPLE. STOP. BEING. BIGOTS.

Try to find why that video was leaked now. I think the real culprit is the one who brought this video NOW. Why keep it hidden all this while.. why didn’t people pay attention to this before…
I mean come on, timing is toooooooo perfect.

afridi

Also a certain lady has posted an article on how she won’t be supporting Afridi anymore and I quote her here to tell her how narrow minded she is being similar to the person she is accusing of  narrow mindedness.

I quote you madam “They (women) are a part of this society and have fathers and brothers, who provide the support system for them to do exactly what they want to do. More so, they have courage.”

Wow, didn’t think twice before making that generalization, did you?

I am a woman, part of this society, do not have a father or brother who are providing me a support system and guess what I DID NOT NEED ONE. Why?

Because I am a WOMAN. I wasn’t born weak. I wasn’t born dependent.

Miss you should also really think before writing on public forums.

The day you stop degrading women in your speech would be the day you can point your finger at him. and he never said anything degrading. What’s wrong with cooking ANYWAY??! OMG. Don’t tell me you haven’t laughed at the ‘sandwich’ joke when your guy friends cracked it. Or tell me you slapped them? Did you?

When you could allow that, I think you should give Afridi a break too. He isn’t even family. or your chuddy buddy.

Afridi DOES NOT represent us all individually. Period. Are you insane?

Yes, he plays for our National Cricket Team but honestly. do you think they are judged upon how close they are to being the perfect and model Pakistani? Which apparently could have 16 crore different definitions. Really, woman! Is that how they are hired? These people don’t almost never get proper CRICKET training, you think they’d be given a PR Manager? Most of them are uneducated and you are assuming your role model would always speak eloquently??

What is he, a cricketer or a TED Speaker???!

Speak for yourself miss, he was NEVER my role model!

I was always his FAN. STILL AM. AND WILL BE. But he was NEVER my role model.

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Happy Birthday, Chopsi.

rumi

Journey to the 30th!

So I am giving my GRE on the 30th of April this year. And since I have absolutely no clue how I am going to prep for it, (working full time), I thought it’s better to share the ‘journey to the 30th’ with you all.

It kind of feels like being accountable to someone. Maybe this would make me pace up my preparations which are at the moment going at a snail speed.

Please do leave out any piece of advice, strategy that you may have for me or for anyone who might stumble upon here looking for help.

I have decided to number my posts to the days I have been studying. It’ll be easier for you and me both to review my progress.

Resources I have:

1. Barron’s 1100 Essential Words You Need to Know
2. The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test
3. MG Prep Manhattan GMAT Set of 8 Strategy Guides, 4th Edition
4. The Official Guide for GMAT Review 12th Edition

Online Resources:
1. NewYorker
2. NewYork Times
3. Harvard Business Review
4. Wall Street Journal

So the presence of GMAT resources would seem confusing to you. But here me out. My friend took the GRE in November 2012, studied with the same resources PLUS subscribed to Magoosh and was able to score a score that can put him through any Ivy League in an heartbeat.
He had a 162 in Quant and 166 in Verbal and 4.5 in Analytical. Pretty impressive, right?

Well since I can’t afford Magoosh, I am making use of the resources (free) that are available to me.
That are:
1. Magoosh GRE E-book
2. Magoosh Math Formula
3. Magoosh Vocab E-book
4. Magoosh Vocab Flashcard E-book

Anyone having trouble finding any of the resources above, please leave a comment below with your email address and I will try to get back to you ASAP.

(Need all the prayers I can get for this!)

 

Unfair

Why do people knowingly make mistakes?
I am a music addict, and I know it is bad for me; but I still go after it.

How does one justify their actions? But then this way at least I am only harming myself.
I don’t understand how people do make terrible things and leave others to face the repercussions.

How do you justify that? But then you let them do it to you, so aren’t you equally at fault?

When does it all become meaningless? When you don’t care at all, or when you start caring too much?

Hey Malala,

There are several reasons I’m writing this today. For one, to congratulate you for being a beacon of hope to millions of girls out there who are denied their basic right to education. And two, to plea to you to be more than just a ray of hope.

I know this means we are putting a lot of strain on your young shoulders. But I guess that’s why God sends people like you to become an embodiment of hope peace justice goodness bravery and all that is great in this World. You have been chosen and here I am praying for you to remain all that and become much more.

Education is Allah’s first command. You would know that, I’m sure but I guess those sick men who tried to murder you don’t. If they were really Allah’s followers they wouldn’t have. That’s my faith. Nobody who loves Him and His Prophet (saw) would try to portray His teachings in such a horrendous manner.

You survived because He wanted you to become this great person who would stand up (and literally take a bullet) for women and their basic rights.

This is where my personal plea comes in. Mere education would not teach anyone how to live by.
My personal plea comes at a time where I too wish to study further but am being denied to do so. Instead I’m being (emotionally) forced to marry someone I really don’t like. I know they say we always have a choice but I guess they never had a khala (maternal aunt) like mine.

While physical abuse and torture gets everyone’s attention because it feels more real and tangible, emotional strain doesn’t get much. Girls, who have to appear in front of strangers and have to parade countless times to please a few strangers just so they can accept them in their household, I believe that emotional trauma is as worse as getting shot by a Taliban at point blank range.

I see girls around me going on crash diets, trying to look pretty, being pulled out of colleges just so they can marry someone. Imagine having to live a life for others and not for your own sake.

And who is to be blamed? Us. We let it all happen when we gave this society the right to dictate us. The right to tell us how to live by. Why should a girl let go of her education just so there’s that fear she may never get married? Is marriage the end? I quote my khala, who felt that if I wasn’t married as soon as possible, I may actually continue my studies and then “get my head in the wrong places”
Is that what education does to you?

It all ends with a simple no. You stand up. You learn to fight for your rights. You learn from those who did stand up and right now. You are my hope.
Emotional strain from trying to please one family after the other in hopes they would accept them… In hopes that they would soon not be a burden to their families… This is what an average girl here feels like. And I believe the pain may not show, but it’s if not more but as torturous as getting shot.

I hope along with promoting education for girls, you would also consider teaching this society how to treat their own daughters.

Here’s praying for you, and sending lots of love to your way.

WDC

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