Didn’t sleep after sehri. Rather watched the BatmanvSuperman Dawn of Justice trailer over and over again. There were a lot of random thoughts in my head I wanted to let out, but my friends on twitter soon got weary of my nerd excitement. Made we wish I had a blog to say it all. Later recalled I have one. One that I haven’t updated for more than half a year now. So here it goes, the dissection of the trailer.
Originally posted on The Pindi Boy:
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*Note- Most of this post will be in Urdu.
Poondi. It’s an art. A beautiful desi art. That has been perfected over the years. If you don’t know what it really is read this before continuing –http://hamstershorts.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/poondi/
This is jut going to be an add on to that post because noobs that suck at poondying. Really piss me off. Not saying I’m really good. I just like to think I’m really good so I’m going to highlight some poondi laws. Some of them are by me some of them aren’t by me. You’ll just have to figure out which ones. (Most of them will be in Urdu so to any English readers sorry but I’m not sharing the art of poondi with you.)
1. Agar us nay ring pehni houi hai. It’s still ok. Tum nay kon si shaadi…
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After my trust in Bing weather was completely lost, came the day when my mother believed it for the first time. “Aaj dow bajay barish hai, chatri laay k jana” [Its gonna rain at 2pm. Take your umbrella with you.] I tried to reason with her. I told her how Bing weather app is responsible for trust issues worldwide. ‘But the power of the mom could not be undone’. As univ it started raining and I realised that this might be the first time I have ever brought one to university. It felt odd. It felt girly. and the fact that most of the girls had umbrellas with them, only made it worse. (There were boys too, but they were invisible to me at that time.) So after it stopped raining, I tried to walk with my umbrella like 70s British gentlemen did with sticks. People could easily have confused it with Charlie Chaplin walk. After an hour of swishing, flicking, spinning and balancing, I gave it to a friend to hold for a sec. As he took it in his hand, something took over him, (maybe the strong will of umbrella to be played with). He opened it up and tried to do a dance step. He might be doing Rihanna’s Umbrella dance, but from where I stand it looked like a 12-year-old loosing control over umbrella in strong wind and falling.
Short history of umbrella
Wonder if anyone has ever care to search for history of umbrella. How this started? What is date of origin of this innovation? My theory is that one day mr.caveman was out on a hunting trip to avoid his girlfriend when it started to rain. He was not scared of getting wet but the rain might ruin his fancy leather wrap. He thought taking shelter under a tree would be a good idea, although it wasn’t. So he did. Now he miss the shelter of his cave. He imagined if the tree could walk, he could walk with it to his cave. Maybe even give him a ride (Lord of the Rings much). If only I could pick a tree, he thought. Then he saw a shrub and pulled it out. He held it as the frist ever umbrella and walked his way cave. The next day, it was still raining. He reached for his umbrella but it was dead with all leaves fallen out. He tried putting other shrub umbrellas in the water at his cave so it wont dry, but it didn’t work long. Now he took its main stem and put his leather wrap on its branches, completely forgetting what he ran under the tree for. Black umbrellas believe that was the father of all of their kind except pink umbrellas.
Umbrella is one of those inventions that are so commonly used, yet never not fully given credit for. Like trains for example. There are movies, poems , songs on them. Its wont be fail till Top Gear reviews Umbrellas too. On the other hand what movies have done is promote Umbrella racism. No 80s themed movie is complete without a rainy scene with dozens of black umbrellas but not a single coloured one. Yes we have a yellow umbrella too, but we still don’t know to whom it belongs. (ref: How I met your mother.) Had it been a black one, they should have specified the owner. PinkUmbrellaRightsOrganization is not one bit happy with this racial discrimination with their brightly coloured community.
I almost forgot the moment of the day.
CVT Teacher: Who’s umbrella is this?
Me: [Raise hand] Mine!
Teacher: Don’t mind if I say it’s a little feminine.
Me: It’s not really mine.
Once there were two brothers. Younger brother Sammy Ullah and elder brother Salah-ud-Dean. Their father had a fight with thier mother and she left them to go live at her maikay-ghar. Saludin takes care of Sami while their father is at work. However Saludin is obsessed with Umroo-Ayar horror stories and reads them to Sami. These story booklets come free with 10Rs papar which they both like. Their father have often told them that it’s not good for their stomach but kids are kids. Being home alone with nothing else to do, with time they invented their own jin-fighting pretend game. As Sami goes to school and Saludin don’t, Sami is more inclined towards StarWars. He wanted Jedi force but Saludin didn’t wanted to spoil his jin-bhoot game with scifi stuff so he didnt let him at first. However later when Sami insisted, he let him use jedi powers but only rarely. Sami cries sometimes for daddy but Saludin tells him that they have to complete their ‘mission’ first and then they will go to him. As their father comes very late, Sami often sleeps before he returns and wakes when he is already gone early morning. Thus most of the stuff his father says come to him in third person from Saludin. And it goes on and on.
This story may seem familiar because its kinda the behind-the-series story of Supernatural s1. They say don’t judge a book by its cover. Similarly don’t judge supernatural by its first season. Give it a chance. It gets better (or it will lose its charm. Totally depending on the viewer). You can watch first 2 eps and then last 2 of the 1st season if you are in a rush to catch up. But I won’t recommend rushing through as it’s only good as an ep to ep show, basically a serial than a series. After watching 5 seasons I think it has as much plot as WWE. It has a pinch of all the ingredients for a great show, like fun, drama and suspense. If you are not a big scifi fan, it’s even better. Also good if you like Ainak Wala Jin coz its definetly not a horror show. Bad choice if you want explainations like how-stuff-works and why-this. God, Angels even Devil is a joke here. Still there is a lot of fan following and most of my friends are watching it, so maybe there is something really good about this show that I am not getting. Definetly worth a shot.
Its been only 2 posts in 4 mounts. I didn’t feel like writing lately. But I had to write today. 4 days have passed since the inhumane tragedy hit Peshawar and the whole country with it, but the pain is still fresh. I thought, writing about it may make me feel any better.
Yesterday, 8 October, saw the return of Arrow, with its 3rd season. After a longer wait and higher expectations, the season started with a satisfying episode. Here is a view at whats new and what changed this season. Continue reading
On September 22nd 2004, Oceanic flight 315 crashed on The Island, triggering a global phenomena known as Lost. That was 10 years ago. Being a Pakistani, the effects of this phenomena reached me 9 years late .ie. last year. *Which is still a ‘short delay’ compared to 3G*. So the marathon began and I found myself hooked. Ever read a Dan Brown novel in two days? Imagine that condition for a week. I lost 2 pounds and 20 hrs sleep that week (Dont take my word for it). The suspense is ever lasting. It will always keep you guessing and whatever you suspect, it will always keep surprising you. I won’t call it a ‘fast pace’ thriller but miss one episode and you are lost. The first 4 seasons are among the top seasons of any mystery tv show I have seen. The last two get a little (or very) dull but they contain the answers to a few (not all) mysteries. A quick tip: Never hate or trust anyone. Almost all the characters have their good and bad side revealed at some point. Except [Spoiler Alert] Jack. He you can trust. With the second largest cast in a TV show, they still have background story for almost everyone. Its genera is hard to define. Adventure, drama, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, thriller with a little ongoing horror and fun. You will love it. I did.
Specially recommended for those out there who want to lose some weight (no promises) or put their free time to good use.
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