Male Belly Dancer- Breaking social Barriers

Being a girl, I came across a lot of scenarios where I had to fight to get my right. Especially being an engineering student, I answer many questions on daily basis about why I like engineering, why didn’t I join any “girl field” and so on and on. For years I have been a very strong person especially when it come to gender biasing and racial differences.  Luckily, Allah gave me the best parents and family, who understand my interests, and supports me and my sisters in any field or any decision we make in and for our life.

I came across this video and I was surprised how gender biasing is affecting the men in our society now. Why the person is judged by what they do, instead of how talented they are.
Our parents should stop listening to “wo kia kahenge” (what will they say?).  Honestly, sometimes I wonder who are these “they” people.  😀 Why our parents care more about these people more than their own kids?
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Ehsan Hilal, a confident young man, ready to face the world with his talent.  He is a great belly dancer and chose this because he finds it peaceful.  Kudos to him for standing for his dreams!!! (Y) (Y)

 

 

Champions believe in themselves, even when no one else does.

Happy Life! 🙂

 

-Peace ❤

Am I ready to adopt a baby?

Since I was small, my grandmother told me how difficult and stressful her life was as an orphan. Few years ago, I got a chance to visit an orphanage. The kids in the orphanage were very happy and excited to see the visitors. This excitement made me convinced to adopt a baby.

When I tell this to my family and friends, they smiled and appreciated me for my positivity, but when they realized that I am really serious about this, they start telling me how difficult my life would be, specially because I want to adopt a baby very early in my life ( I Am 22 and planning to adopt next year, when I will be in my Masters).  So here I would like to mention my reasons, why I want to adopt. (Please feel free to comment and express your concern about my decision)8a510445b31c80be94a7fb1a81d9aee4

 

  1. Although orphanages provides food, clothes and shelter to the orphans, but I believe that the children needs more than that. They need a family who value and love them.

  2. I want to give them importance. In orphanages, all kids are treated in a same way, everyday. They have fixed timetable for everything. From food to clothes, they do what they are asked to do. I want them to have a life just like how I had. Free and fun.
    Requesting my mother to make my favorite dish, or convinced her to buy me the clothes that I liked are some good memories, which I believe all children deserve.

  3. People who goes through tough time in there life tend to be more talented and hardworking if they are given the chance. I want to provide the kid with the best education so my baby can take part in the wellbeing of our society. I believe kids can become champions only if they are given the correct path.

  4. Parents are the biggest blessings of Allah. I have been away from my parents since last 4 years. I know how it feels to be away from family. But whenever I am happy, sad, sick, tired, stressed, tensed or angry, I Skype with my parents and share my problems. But unfortunately orphans can’t even wish to meet or call their parents.

  5. In my life I have been attending a lot of weddings. I have never seen in my 22 years life any orphanage invited to attend a wedding. They spent their entire life in orphanage and have no idea how weddings are. They don’t know what Mehndi Henna Night, Bridal Shower, Valima reception etc means.

These are just few of many reasons that I have to adopt a kid. Honestly, I sometimes feels scared that after I will  die, God will ask me “ Why you didn’t do anything for the orphans?”
And I won’t have any answer to that. Will I say “Because my society was not accepting” or “ Because people around me were too scared that I will ruin my life and career”.

This fear make me want to adopt a baby more. I  hope one day soon, I will proudly post a blog showing my adopted baby (ies).

PS: if you are capable of affording a child, please do so. Orphans also deserve a family.

PSS: Please let me know if my decision is okay or should I wait few more years?

 

Happy life.

-Peace ❤

Search On 3.0 – Remembering MH 370

 

The plane jiggled. Children started crying, there voices echoing around the plane. Some passengers started remembering their Lord, some cried, some fainted out of shock, others were busy calming down the kids and elderly.

It’s horrifying imagining the scenes that might occurs during any flight mishap. The chaos and cries can make you shiver. Some people are fortunate enough to survive such airplane incidents, while other, blame their luck or fate, passes away. In this world, there are few who disappeared. Disappeared from the world and from the history, for no reason.

236 people who were part of MH 370, Malaysian Airlines are among those unlucky people in this world, who disappeared from the earth’s surface. On 8 th March 2014, 3 years ago, MH 370, Malaysian Airlines went missing from the radar system and never reappeared.

Where are the passengers? Where are the crew? What happened with the plane?
These questions are still not solved. These questions are important, not for that incident but also for the future of flying safety.

In light of this tragic event, stand in solidarity with others at the annual Search On. This event will exhibit original art pieces speaking the story of each passenger as told by their family. Prominent speakers from the field of aviation and the search and investigation will be present to put light on this tragic event.16998850_1337408049652247_6303087844963096544_n

Join the event at : The Square, Publika, Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia.

On: 4th March 2017 from 2 pm -5pm.

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Give emotional support to the passenger’s family.

Peace ❤

Truck Art – Colourful Side of Pakistan

The beautiful raindrops are falling from the sky on the trees. The sun, filtering from the sky is touching the leaves, and reflecting back into these wonderful combinations of green, yellow and orange as if the rainbow is reflecting back from the leaf.

This in not a scene from a natural beautiful scenery neither it is the scene from a romantic movie. This is something, which is fascinated by most but is unique to most. This is a stunning form of art which Pakistanis witness every day moving across the roads. This form of art is called “TRUCK ART”, but for the driver, it is their beautiful baby.

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Truck Art is an indigenous form of art, which originates from Pakistan. This art combines together the beautiful floral arts, colour designs, poetic calligraphy, portraits of heroes and actors, designed mirrors, jingling bells and tassels and colourful animals. This is why the English names for these trucks became, “Jingling Truck”.

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Believe it or not, these vehicle drivers spent from $3000 to $5000 on each vehicle. Why? Because they simply love their vehicle. For them and their family, their vehicle Is their pride, their everything.

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Each and every component in these masterpieces contains meaning. Usually, the most common art pieces contain shapes of the peacock, tiger, pigeon etc. Peacock usually presents the beauty of Pakistan, but for their driver, the peacock is the pride for their bus. Pigeons symbolise the peace, harmony and love which also present the personality of the driver.

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The arts of each region perfects the beauty of their art in their signature way. Where Rawalpindi uses plastic decoration, Karachi uses reflective tapes which are locally called “Chammak Patti”. The cities like Quetta and Peshawar, which is North of Pakistan, uses wood trimming.
The back of the vehicle is often used to honour and tribute the celebrities.

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Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada
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Major Raja Shaheed Bhati  – Martyred 

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Truck Art is inspired by all the artist around the world.

1- Tram in Australia

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Outside look of tram in Australia
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Inside look of Tram in Australia

2- Turk-Pakistan token of friendship

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Outside look Turkish Bus featuring Pakistan and Turkey Flag

3- London Museum

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Masterpiece in London Museum

Patriotic and Poetry at the back of the truck.

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” I Love my Country Pakistan”
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“My heart is for sale – Price: only your smile”

 

Pakistan is a colourful country. The nation who loves playing with all colours around the palette.

5 movies to motivate and inspire us for 2017

Every day starts with a new beginning. With a new hope. Hope to shine. With these hopes come new struggles. These struggles will punch you down hard. This is when your life must know that this hit was given to show you the reality. Reality of this world.

So don’t give up… Get up and keep moving forward.

These are the 5 movies, which I have seen a number of times whenever  I am down, sad, depressed or homesick.

1- Pursuit of Happyness (2006):

Everybody dreams, but to achieve one, is a hard struggle. This amazing inspiring movie shows the struggle of a father to contribute to his son’s future life. The movies highlight the bond between a father and a son. The messages of never giving up and never quitting the tough reality of this world, is brought to light.

 

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2- The Theory of Everything (2014):

While this movie revolves around science. The most important and inspiring factor is how a man diagnosed with a debilitating disease, never ever gave up. Despite dealing with life-threatening illness, he uses his time to make an important scientific discovery.

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3- It’s a Wonderful Life ( 1946):

The movie might be old, but it gives clear incredible messages of seeing a life in a much brighter way. The importance of life and how we should take responsibility for our life is shown. Positive vibes create around us is when we change ourselves positively.

4- 127 Hours:

“I’ve been moving towards it my entire life. The minute I was born, Every breath that I’ve taken every action has been leading me to this crack on the earth surface.” – 127 hours.

This movie will inspire to be grateful for our life. We have no idea what will happen to us in the next minute. Take some time to think and organise your wonderful life.

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5- 42 (2010):

Based on true story of baseball players who became the target of racism from his teammates on being African American. The movies show his struggles and difficult times. His courage and focus lead him to great success.

 

If you like my list, please let me know… And share what other Inspiring movies you have watched… Spread positivity.. Peace<3

 

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5 ways to win my heart – 30 days challenge Day6

I know when you do Days challenges, it means you are suppose to write continue everyday. Pardon me for not following the rules. I was very busy with my internship that I didn’t had time to update it. So today I am writing my Day6 ( Actually Day 10).

Five ways to win my heart.

Its very easy. chocolates, food, chocolates, more food and more chocolates. haha 😀 ❤

But on serious note, the following are the maximum think of right now during my busy schedule.

  1. Discuss with me about education, science, technology, engineering, robots, politics and marketing.
  2. Buy me loads of novel and movie dvd, old/new, thriller, investigation, comedy, inspirational etc etc.
  3. Do yoga and exercise with me.
  4. Prepare different types of sushi for me. please!
  5. Get me fully paid world tour trip!!!! Trust me this is best you can do!!!! ❤

 

–  Good day! 🙂

World is beautiful – 30 Days Challenge Day5

World is like a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

I love traveling, with family, friends and even alone. When I travel I feel powerful, and my life become  happy.  My mind and heart relaxes and I feel comfortable.

I am mentioning here the top 5 places I want to visit ASAP!!!! ❤

  1. The Northern part of Pakistan.
  2. Grand canyon, Arizona
  3. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  4. Paris, France
  5. Istanbul, Turkey

My grandmother – My inspiration

Raised as an orphan and living away from her baby brother for almost half of her life, my grandmother’s courage, hard work, determination and will power inspired me throughout my life. She was my mother, my teacher and my best friend. I can hardly remember any time when I met she complained about anything that made her sad, tensed or annoyed.

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My late grandmother, my inspiration.

She started her life as a poor orphan, living with her grandparents. Her mother passed away and her father left her. Her younger 6 months old brother was taken away. She spent her life studying and helping her grandparents in the small family business. She got married at an early age and had 5 kids.

Since her younger days, she had a dream to become a doctor, though the poor family situation didn’t allow her to, but her will power and determination made her start her own businesses. She rented a 2 bedroom apartment in a busy area and started working. Saving each and every penny she can. Despite being middle class, she encouraged her children to study and gave them education from good schools and universities. My mother and all her siblings are graduates from prestigious universities. My mother being the eldest helped my grandmother in every aspect. The both were the main pillars of the family.

Raising 5 children as a single mother is not easy but she made it like a piece of cake. She worked so hard not form money but for herself, her aims which she wanted to fulfil. Slowly and gradually, she bought a small house, where she started ladies training centre. She used to teach stitching, pottery, painting, cooking and what not. After seeing her hard work and communication skills, she got a marketing job in one of the best marketing and PR agency in Pakistan. She worked there and bought a bigger home.

She was also like a psychiatrist but without a degree, a good listener and good advisor. I remember every time I used to go her place, there were always people sitting, sharing their life problem, tension and even married couple problems. She used to give them advice and solution. She never protested or used bad words, but she used her wisdom. She was known to be the “wisest” in the area.

She was socially active. She attended the gatherings, events and functions. She loved gardening. She had a big garden where she used to plant all the vegetables and fruits. She had a mini bird zoo in her garden. Peacock, ducks, chicken, parrots and other birds were like her mini kids. She was a painter. She was a great advisor. she was like a best friend to all the people she met in her life. She was so perfect in every angle.

She passed away in 2011 at the age of 64. Fighting her liver problems. Even the time she was very sick and in pain, she never complained to anyone but will always say : “Bas Allah ka Karam hai” ( It’s just Allah blessing on me).

My mother always used to say:
She was born without a name, as an orphan. But she passed away making a place in everyone’s heart. She died but she always is remembered!

My grandmother, my Naani Mamma, my inspiration!

Rashida Begum ( 14th August 1947- 31st May 2011)

Top 3 Pet Peeves – 30 Days Challenge(Day3)

People don’t really annoy me or maybe I am hard to get annoyed. So, I really had to think hard to make this list. These are my top 3 pet peeves.

  1. I am annoyed by the people saying:
    “Pity you, you are Muslim, you wear scarf in this hot weather”.

Next time someone will ask me something like this, my reply would be:

“Pity you, you are a human, only civilized living thing in this world, you have to wear clothes in this hot season”

Just like you cover your private parts, I cover mine. You are making me more annoyed than the weather…

2. People who start eating the food from the middle of the plate.

3. People who disrespect teachers and talk bad behind their back.

 

What are your top three pet peeves?