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English got raped !!!

Hell yeah !!! When it comes to English pronunciations, we Pakistanis are master at raping them. Following are some examples of awkward pronunciations we do, mostly always.

Cricket = Kir kit
Biscuit = Bis kut
America = Amreeka
People = Peepal
Clear =  Kill-yer
Corn = Caarn
School = Sakool (mostly in Punjab)
Birthday = Bud day
Test = Taste
Manchester = Min Chaaster
Time = Tame
Very = Vary
Follow = Fallow (if you’re on Twitter and following TheMeeraJee, you might be well aware of it)
Pronunciation = ProNOUNciation
Tell = Tale
Ball = Baal
Football = Fit Baal
Hockey = Haackey (mostly by old people)
Chocolate = Chaacklate
New Year = Noo Yer
Happy = Hay P
Hello = Hail O
Pizza = Peeza
Record = Re-cord or Re-card
Chicken = Chick-un
Cracker = Cray kar
Ladies = Lad-ice
Clinic = Clay-nic
Aunty = Aanti
Brush = Bee-roosh
Wednesday = Wed-nes-day
Stand = Stained
Jealous = Jay-lus
Bag = Baig
Gap = Gape
Fan = Fane
Fade = Fad
Pressure = Pray-shure
Customer = Custoomer
Order = Aarder
Gas = Gase
Irritate = Arritate
Racket = Ray Kit
Ready = Reddy
Film = Filum/ Filim
Colony = Kaa-loony or Koo-lony
Cost = Coast

To be honest, we are proud of ourselves !! At least we don’t fake an accent (unless someone is a BURGER), we have an accent of our own and we proudly use it !!

May you all have a Vary Hay P Noo Yer 🙂

p.s. More words will be added to the list as I hear anyone using them. Bookmark the link of the post to keep updated :p

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Posted by on December 31, 2011 in Random

 

Randomness redefined !!!

This pic is mistaken, I don’t have such biceps :p
That white thing is my Persian cat ♥

As the title says, this post is totally random. Main purpose behind this post is to show how I spend my time at home, in pyjamas or shorts.

I have been criticised many times and by many people about my dressing or fashion sense. I have a simple reply to it. I don’t care about fashion or dressing, I just like myself the way I am. Its all easy for me in trousers and shorts. I wear jeans very less, mostly while going for classes or special gatherings. I’ve been criticised about colour combinations, I still don’t care about it. I just take out a shirt, wear it and go out. Never ever think about it twice. Hairstyle, I’ve been fond of long hair always. Because of school and other restrictions, never had long hair but I did manage to grow them till my collar in June. And now, as you can see, my hair always remain messy or disturbed. Whenever I have to go out, I just put up my United cap and it all settles well.

I never liked wearing watches, bands or stuff. Cell phones made it easy for time checking, so the excuse for watch remained no more. People spend so much money on perfumes or deodorants, I wear them once in a blue moon, mostly when I’m going for a wedding or special gathering with friends. I know some people (guys) who spend so much on facials, beauty products and spend hours in salons, I don’t care about oddly grown facial here or as said earlier, messy hairstyle.

Moving on to food, I’m a foodie but at times, I’ve strange taste. I don’t like ketchup, mayonnaise or other sauces. When it comes to burgers or fried chicken, I like the original thing, I don’t go for extras. I can have chocolate with anything. Just two days ago I was laughed at after I said that I’ll be having Zinger with Hot Chocolate. My meal is incomplete without meat, any type of meat and when I’ve nothing to eat ( what I like), I just half-fry an egg and have it with bread. my day is incomplete if I don’t have an egg.

Like me or not, I might remain like this forever.

I am what I am and I’m proud of what I am !! Problem?! Leave.

With all these weird facts about me, I’m proud of myself for the fact that I’ve never had a cigarette or a single puff of shisha. I’ve never had a single chhaliya or other bad stuff such as Gutka.

According to the title, I think mischief has been managed :p

p.s. Happy New Year 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Random

 

Fast and Furious

Let me first tell you that I’m the only driver at my home. I’ve been driving for more than 3 years now and I’m not yet allowed to drive alone. No one else knows a thing about driving at my home, but every time I drive, I’ve been consistently instructed on how to drive and what to do.

So coming back to the point, yesterday, late night my uncle suddenly called and we planned to drive to Clifton to Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s Mazaar. Rather taking the normal route, we chose the Lyari Express Way. Clam and quiet, what a fast drive it was. Reaching 100 Kmph in a car that is unaligned was a great experience. The steering kept wobbling and the control was difficult.

Any ways, we reached our destination, did Fatiha, had a Qulfi and after it, the real thing began. Just as we touched Shahah e Faisal from Kala Pul, the race began. Shahrah e Faisal became a race track for us. I had my mother and grandmother sitting with me. All I heard during the whole journey was “Zain, Slow !!”, “Zain, are you deaf??”, “Zain, what’s the point of going that fast?”. But a driver can tell how much thrilling it was, cutting between the cars and buses, one hand on the horn and keeping up with the other car.

There were also moments when the car was bumping because of the road, some emergency breaks, and heart in mouth moments. Overall it was such a splendid drive with thrills and action. Loved every bit of it !!!

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Random

 

Dream Girl

Kabhi to milay gi, kahin to milay gi, aaj nahin to kal, Dream Girl !!!

Just for the time pass. This post may cross all the limits of lameness, so please keep your feelings inside yourself, I’d not like to be on their receiving end 😀

As the title says, the post describes my dream girl. The features are set out below :
  1. Waist long hair FTW.
  2. Passion for education/studies. The girl who has been a high achiever in her school is the one in my dreams.
  3. Wears Hijab ❤
  4. Foodie. If she’s a good cook, we’ll make a great couple because I like cooking too.
  5. A girl who likes to be simple. The girl who’s happy without makeup. (As a matter of fact, no girl in this world is happy without makeup :p). Girl who does what she wants.
  6. Girl who can do shopping very fast. I hate it when I have to just roam around in the mall for hours and comes home without even a single bag.
  7. Colour: I don’t like milky, colourless blondes. Chocolaty colour FTW.
  8. A girl who’s cosy, isn’t too much possessive.
  9. The girl who’s into the melodious music of 90s and 80s.

There were so many things but they’re not coming in my mind at the moment.

Now you’re allowed to call me Chhichhora, maila, flirt, despo, no lifer or whatever, I won’t care. It was just for some fun and time pass
p.s. Ladies, do fill that form 😉
 
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Posted by on December 29, 2011 in Random

 

Politics

I don’t really support any particular political party but it is a fact that I’d like to see anyone else other than Zardari in the President’s office.Everyone is well aware of the decade long dictatorships in the history of Pakistani politics and I liked Musharraf’s tenure. Though, he lost it near the end, the Lal Masjid operation and issues with judiciary, but it was in his tenure that Pakistan started to develop. The CNG sector, telecommunication sector, development of Electronic Media and everything else.

It was Musharraf’s idea of local bodies which revived Karachi. Mustafa Kamal surely deserve all the respect for the way he has made Karachi what it is today. The infrastructure he has provided, all the signal free corridors, the way he worked all night during the monsoon season, jobs he provided to Karahites and there are many more things to be described, for which he deserves respect. Karachi Tips explains it like this.



Back to the politics, MQM lost all the respect I had for them after they became part of the current government. Moreover, their resignations from the cabinet and then taking them back after a couple of months has made me flush all the respect I had for them.

Everyone today has been speaking of the change. The change can only happen if only fair elections are held.
As per my recent experience and what I heard, when my father voted last time, a person was standing beside the ballot box, advising him to mark the stamp on a certain box. While Musharraf held the referendum, my brother who was just around 5 years old, voted too.

To wrap it up, we’ve been tired of seeing these familiar faces again and again. We need change now, and for the change, we, the youth, are supporting Imran Khan all the way. It was Immy K who won Pakistan the Cricket WorldCup for the first time, now it’ll be Immy K to rescue Pakistan from these corrupt and criminal rulers. Imran Khan FTW.

p.s. Guys, check this out. Here’s a tip for you if you wanna impress a Karachite girl these days :p

 

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2011 in Random

 

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The beautiful 90s

I feel lucky to have been born on the brink of the last decade of the 20th century. It gives me bragging rights to have lived in two centuries and two millenniums, but the beauty of the 90s were the simple and calm life. People were not dependant on machines and gadgets as they are now.

As I spent my childhood in the 90s, let me begin with cartoons. We had Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Ninja Turtles, Pink Panther, Loony Tunes, Captain Planet, SWAT Kats, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Fantastic Four, and many more. Kids today, are deprived of such classics. All they watch is the battling ‘so-called’ super heroes and the same thing is repeated in every other cartoon.

Moving on to the games, we were there to play Super Mario on Nintendo or Atari consoles and then SEGA came. For a Cricket lover like me, Brian Lara 96/99 was the perfect game to play. Who can forget Sonic, the Hedgehog? There were Snow Bros, Tekken, Street Fighter, one of the best games ever.

The SEGA Genesis console

If the games and cartoons were awesome, I am out of words to describe the TV shows. I grew up being a PTV kid, never had a satellite/cable TV connection at my home. In the 90s, PTV was at its peak. Everyday, I used to wake up for the school with the music of the cartoon. Back from school, the Pakistani version of  Sesame Street (Khul Ja Sim Sim), other children shows and Ainak Wala Jin was there everyday for the fun.

Ainak Wala Jin featuring Bil Batori (Top Left), Hamoon(Top Right), Nastoor(Bottom Left) and Zakoota (Bottom Right)

Movies now, I still remember how we watched the movies. We used to borrow the movie cassettes for the weekends and the whole family was up for it. Movies (Indian basically) were clean and enjoyable with families. I remember that every month or two, when we planned for a movie, the VCR was taken out from the closet, wrapped in clothes and the head was then cleaned. During the movie playback, sometimes the tape had to be removed and fixed because the VCR malfunctioned. Any ways, with all those difficulties, it was a fun to watch movies with the family and special gatherings were held for this purpose. Kuch Kuch Hota hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatain, Khal Nayak and Andaaz Apna Apna are my all time favourite movies.

For all those who don’t know what a VCR was !!

I was always fond of Indian music and there’ll be many people to second me that the music quality in the 90s was the best. They cannot make such melodious songs now. The romantic ones, the sad ones, they all were catchy. I don’t really go for the music, I listen to the lyrics and those 90s songs had way better lyrics than today’s. The lyrics were not vulgar and did justice with every age group.

Skipping to gadgets and technology, we witnessed the Windows 95 and the best operating software ever, Windows 98. No other operating software can beat Win 98 with its user friendliness. We didn’t have mobile phones and fast internet but always kept in touch with our loved ones through telephone. We have saved data on Floppy Disks, we waited for the camera films to be developed after family gatherings such as weddings and birthday parties,  we didn’t have Wi-Fi, we had Dial up Modems and we witnessed the first Pentium.

To sum up the discussion, the life in 90s was a simple and calm life. There was more fun in doing things because people were not very much dependant on machines and stuff, things were done with collaboration and together with families. Proud to be a 90s kid ❤

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2011 in Random

 

The beautiful 90s

I feel lucky to have been born on the brink of the last decade of the 20th century. It gives me bragging rights to have lived in two centuries and two millenniums, but the beauty of the 90s were the simple and calm life. People were not dependant on machines and gadgets as they are now.

As I spent my childhood in the 90s, let me begin with cartoons. We had Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Ninja Turtles, Pink Panther, Loony Tunes, Captain Planet, SWAT Kats, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Fantastic Four, and many more. Kids today, are deprived of such classics. All they watch is the battling ‘so-called’ super heroes and the same thing is repeated in every other cartoon.

Moving on to the games, we were there to play Super Mario on Nintendo or Atari consoles and then SEGA came. For a Cricket lover like me, Brian Lara 96/99 was the perfect game to play. Who can forget Sonic, the Hedgehog? There were Snow Bros, Tekken, Street Fighter, one of the best games ever.

The SEGA Genesis console

If the games and cartoons were awesome, I am out of words to describe the TV shows. I grew up being a PTV kid, never had a satellite/cable TV connection at my home. In the 90s, PTV was at its peak. Everyday, I used to wake up for the school with the music of the cartoon. Back from school, the Pakistani version of  Sesame Street (Khul Ja Sim Sim), other children shows and Ainak Wala Jin was there everyday for the fun.

Ainak Wala Jin featuring Bil Batori (Top Left), Hamoon(Top Right), Nastoor(Bottom Left) and Zakoota (Bottom Right)

Movies now, I still remember how we watched the movies. We used to borrow the movie cassettes for the weekends and the whole family was up for it. Movies (Indian basically) were clean and enjoyable with families. I remember that every month or two, when we planned for a movie, the VCR was taken out from the closet, wrapped in clothes and the head was then cleaned. During the movie playback, sometimes the tape had to be removed and fixed because the VCR malfunctioned. Any ways, with all those difficulties, it was a fun to watch movies with the family and special gatherings were held for this purpose. Kuch Kuch Hota hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatain, Khal Nayak and Andaaz Apna Apna are my all time favourite movies.

For all those who don’t know what a VCR was !!

I was always fond of Indian music and there’ll be many people to second me that the music quality in the 90s was the best. They cannot make such melodious songs now. The romantic ones, the sad ones, they all were catchy. I don’t really go for the music, I listen to the lyrics and those 90s songs had way better lyrics than today’s. The lyrics were not vulgar and did justice with every age group.

Skipping to gadgets and technology, we witnessed the Windows 95 and the best operating software ever, Windows 98. No other operating software can beat Win 98 with its user friendliness. We didn’t have mobile phones and fast internet but always kept in touch with our loved ones through telephone. We have saved data on Floppy Disks, we waited for the camera films to be developed after family gatherings such as weddings and birthday parties,  we didn’t have Wi-Fi, we had Dial up Modems and we witnessed the first Pentium.

To sum up the discussion, the life in 90s was a simple and calm life. There was more fun in doing things because people were not very much dependant on machines and stuff, things were done with collaboration and together with families. Proud to be a 90s kid ❤

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2011 in Random