Sunday, February 28, 2010

Eid Milad-un-Nabi

Yesterday, 12 Rabiulawal, was Prophet Muhammad's birthday.As usual, Lahoris were  in festive mood..Mosques,important buildings, houses and streets were decorated with lights, banners and buntings.Children built clay models of the Makkah mountains where the Holy Prophet (SAW) was bestowed with prophethood.It was a public holiday.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Travelling Fish Salesman

One of the many things I love about Pakistanis is their ingenuity.Who would ever thought of selling live fishes on plastic bags on a bicycle?We use to see these fishes in aquariums in petshops.I'm going to post more photos about the things they manage to sell or transport using bicycles or donkey cart so stay tune... Have a great weekend everyone1

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An "Extraordinary" Rape Victim

Pakistani rape victims often commit suicide, but Ms. Mukhtaran Bibi, who is also known as Mukhtar Mai, instead successfully challenged her attackers in court, winning international fame for her bravery. She runs several schools, an ambulance service and a women’s aid group in her village and has written an autobiography.For more of her story, peep here and here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

What Makes Me Happy

I'm honored that Vernz, of in this side of town, Anything Davao and Some Things Are Free,
gave me this Happy Badge.All I need to do is list down 10 things that make me happy, sounds easy, huh!
My Husband & My Sons
Spring, I hate winter!
Good Food
Your comments
And I’m passing this badge of happiness to:

JENNY of the way I use to be
IMELDA of My Daily Business
KHIM of Man & Food
LINA of Rurumahku
MARY ANN of Stairway

"One & Only"

I'm happy to see that the roses in our garden start blooming, though it's still winter.
As you can see, a lot of pink and red roses ......and a single yellow rose.Just perfect for my entry for today's meme hosted by Drowsey Monkey.For more yellows, just click on the badge.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Tag

I was tagged by Jenny , a Filipina who lives in Sweden.Thank you very much my friend for including me.

Here are some simple mechanics:
1. Post this tag in your blog (multiple blogs allowed) with these mechanics.
2. Don’t forget to use the widget above linking to the site.
3. Post a photo of anything that has the color red.
4. Include also a saying or quote related to LOVE or the LOVE MONTH.
5. Tag as many as you can and instruct them to get back to Arlene's site to leave their url if they have joined.

Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.-Elizabeth Browning

I'm tagging Vernz, Josie, Marai, Jhari,
Jane,Emie, Juliet, Anna,Hannah and all of you who are interested, please feel free to grab this...after all it's Valentines Day today.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Sharing to you some FAMOUS LOVE QUOTES:

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost." -- G. K. Chesterton

"Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words." -- Fr. Jerome Cummings

"Where there is love there is life." -- Gandhi

"We look forward to the time when the power to love of will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace." -- William Gladstone

"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved." -- Victor Hugo

"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage." -- Lao Tzu

"Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire." -- François de La Rouchefoucauld

"Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that." -- Michael Leunig

"The heart has reasons that reason cannot know." -- Pascal

"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best." -- William M. Thackeray

"We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh." -- Agnes Repplier

"And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead." -- Philip Robison

" 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all." -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam, 1850

"Love without reason lasts the longest." -- Unknown

"Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there." -- Otomo No Yakamochi

"Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies."
-John Donne

"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals."
-Benjamin Franklin

"I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."
-Henry Ward Beecher

"Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life."
-Joseph Conrad

"True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen."
-La Rochefoucauld

"Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?"
-Christopher Marlowe

"Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are."

"We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together."
-La Bruyere

"Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all."
-St. Augustine

"To love another person is to see the face of God."
-Les Miserables

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
-Alexander Smith

"When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe."
-La Rochefoucauld

"Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole."
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
-Charles Caleb Colton

"The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time."
-Lawrence Durrell

"There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not."
-La Rochefoucauld

"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."
-Dr. Karl Menninger

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
-Mother Theresa

Happy LOVE Day everyone!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Feeding the Crows

Our leftovers are usually fed to animals.We don't simply throw it in the garbage bin.


Rainy Monday

I am happy that the dry cold spell come to an end.Have a great week ahead everyone!

(Photo source)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Kashmir Day

Today is a national holiday here because it's Kashmir Day.“Kashmir Day” is celebrated every year on the 5th of February by Pakistanis and Kashmiris all over the world to show solidarity with the freedom fighters, demanding their legitimate right of self-determination from India.Cradled in the lap of majestic mountains of the Himalayas, Kashmir is the most beautiful place on earth. On visiting the Valley of Kashmir, Jehangir, one of the Mughal emperors, exclaimed: "If there is paradise anywhere on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here."

(Photos from the WEB)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pakistan Origin Card (POC)

I just renewed my POC for another seven years.Above is my new POC.

All foreigners of Pakistan origin and their family members.

Fee for POC:

Bank Draft of US$ 100 (US Dollars One Hundred) in favour of NADRA - Islamabad for the issue of card to a person who has attained the age of eighteen years.
Bank Draft of US$ 50 (US Dollars Fifty) in favour of NADRA - Islamabad for the issuance of card to a person who has not attained the age of eighteen years.
Validity of POC

Validity of Pakistan Origin Card is seven year. A card may be renewed upon expiry of validity, subject to the applicant being still eligible.
Form of Card:

POC is printed in the English language with a Machine-Readable Zone (MRZ) for its worldwide acceptability and functionality
Cards shall also bear the wording that "the holder of this card is entitled to visa-free entry into Pakistan but not to Pakistani citizenship"

Benefits to POC-holders:

Following benefits have been extended to the cardholders during the validity of their POCs, namely:

Visa-free entry into Pakistan
Indefinite stay
Exemption from police registration/reporting as a foreigner
Right to purchase and dispose of property within Pakistan
Right to open and operate in a bank account
Right to use POC for establishing and proving his\her identity anywhere in Pakistan wherever a National Identity Card (NIC) is required for such proof
NADRA has been empowered to arrange further benefits for the cardholders in association with the public and private sector
POC necessary for certain purposes

A card holder shall, at the time of entry into, or exit from, Pakistan present his\her POC before the Pakistani immigration authorities and at any counters established or maintained by NADRA for recording into, or exit from, Pakistan of such card holder.