Thursday, September 22, 2011

What's up?

Avete!

Hope you all are doing really really well! I am not. I have been coughing and sneezing like a mad cow.

The past week was busy busy busy with meetings almost everyday. We are trying to collect donations for the flood affected areas of Pakistan and it is a pain to get schools and organizations on board for this project. Volunteers are a bigger pain. They want the certificate but they won't work. What I'm trying to work on is collaboration between various schools and organizations to collect, pack and distribute the donations that are coming in. I succeeded in establishing safe channels for distribution but collection is the main issue, hopefully that will be sorted out this weekend as I'm expecting some response. 

Since I'm also working on the socials for Speak Up! 2011, meetings are being held for that as well. I have to organize four social events which will take place every night after hours of debating for four days.
The first social is a Pakistani traditional Sindhi Kacheyri (people sit around a fire, play games, talk, eat, listen to classical music) setting. It won't be as boring as it sounds. We have called in a band to perform live classical/Sufi music for us, alongside the games we are still working on. 
The second social is a beach party. Dance floor. Loud music. Lights and lasers. Barbecue. Beach games. Go crazy.
The third social is called 'Hyde Fart'. We have called in an acting company for a comedy improvisational play.
The fourth social is a Masquerade - Grand Ball.
Pitch in your ideas please...

Other than this, my university's orientation is tomorrow and it starts on Monday, September 26th. I'm studying B Sc. International Development. It is a three year long programme, hopefully I'll do good in it and get a good job after that. Also, I need your prayers for something. I'm trying to get something for a very long time and I just can't find it appropriate enough for me.  Pray for me. Pray for my health too, while you're at it.


*achew* 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

And so it happened...

So one bright sunny morning evening we, the Karachi bloggers, only a handful of us, finally met.


The bloggers who showed up, PROPERLY, are:


Furree Katt
Moonie
Hamza bin Ladin
Ateeq Mughal
Blogger who came late:


Asif Iqbal


Bloggers who showed up biting their nails for ten minutes:


Furby esvee
Aaishah


We met at Dunkin' Donuts and then went to a mall. First we just walked around, looking at different shops. Taking pictures. Going crazy. After that we went to a restaurant in that mall and sat there and talked and talked. Then, we went to a book store and stayed there until they told us to shut up. It was loads of fun, thank you all for coming. Moonie, a huge thanks to you for taking loads of pictures. 


Here are some of them


Ateeq Mughal (left), Hamza bin Ladin (Right)

Ateeq Mughal and his long lost twin brother.

From left: Ateeq Mughal, Hamza bin Ladin, Furree Katt, me, Asif Iqbal

Furree Katt and Moonie showing fright

Hamza bin Ladin and Asif Iqbal

You can't make a bubble face

This man is capable of staying like this for two hours

Bubble Face Productions - Moonie, me and Furree Katt

whatcha looking at?

Me and love of my life 
(picture courtesy: Moonie)

I hope to see more bloggers next time and we'll have even more fun.

Cheers,
Russian Bear

Friday, September 9, 2011

Guten Tag!

Last weekend, Saturday night, I received a call from a friend's mother asking me to take her and my friend, Mashhad, to his orientation next day at his new school for A' level. I agreed and so I went there as his cousin. It was fine, fun. I met some acquaintances. My AS level Psychology teacher is there now, so I met her too and together we said a great deal of bad stuff about the Titans and the Sharks. (Those who know what I mean by Titans and Sharks will either smile as I'm smiling right now or become uber upset at me). 
The same night my friends' band, Quasars, were performing at another friend's place. They were supposed to sing eight songs and they end up singing FIFTEEN songs because the uncles and aunties missed the first few songs.


Anyway... I haven't been doing much in the past few days other than NUDGING ALL THESE KARACHI BLOGGERS FOR THE MEET UP AND GETTING A POOR RESPONSE!


The meet-up is on Saturday, September 10th. If any of you is in Karachi and is interested in coming, e-mail me at russian.gumberoo@gmail.com


And may this fall upon those who back out on the last moment




And if you cannot make it for some reason, fill this and post it on your blog




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I haven't been posting in a while and I really don't have much to say, so I'll just leave you with this random crap awesomeness

You must click on this!

Courtesy: Firebolt1 (Stumbleupon)



Some advice  for all the sad (emo) people out there






More crap awesomeness


It is funny when things like this happen in real life. It is one of those moments when you either want to point and laugh at the idiot, punch them in the face or simply walk away.
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Furree Katt, someday I shall build something like this for you
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I WANT TO VISIT THIS PLACE AND SWIM IN THAT LAKE
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And off I go now ... 


p.s. a video log is coming up soon!