Power Struggle at the Dairy Farm

Just because I haven’t posted anything in January, doesn’t mean I forgot you. As much as I would like to blame it on finals, it was just me going though life. This one was a boring semester but the grades turned out great and now I am a graduate. I celebrated last week accordingly with a late night emotional break down. It wasn’t that bad, just an episode of grown up thinking. Not a fan of this feeling.

Talking about grown up thinking, now that I am free every evening I go to a dairy farm that is a walking distance away from our house to get some guaranteed pure milk. I didn’t even know it existed until I did. This, lets call it exercise, gives me some time to think about things, like what is entertainment? Why is it so subjective? Why people watch what they watch and do what they do to enjoy? Is entertainment enjoyment or a means of escape? and if it is entertaining because it is a means of escape then what does it say about our lives? You know, thinking about stuff that matters but not really.

Back to the dairy farm, which is the main reason for this blog; they have a lot of chickens, ducks and guinea hens. Chickens include two roosters and about a dozen hens. One of the rooster is more of a god-father. All the hens have offered him their services in exchange for his protection. This have made the other rooster alone and desperate. Every time I go there, he is busy harassing some gair-mehrum hen. Mostly the assaulted hen rejects his advances and joins the other hens and together they protest aloud in bird-language, which I assume are all the gandi galian they have learned around the dung dump. Now the godfather rooster has to step in, making the offender run. This has happened a few times now and by the look that solo rooster gives when he is forced to run, I think he is going to kill the other one some day soon. Maybe even the plan is ready and he is only waiting for the right time to execute. I will update if something interesting happens. Laters 🙂


YouTube will Rewind

I spend way to much time on YouTube and because of this, watching Rewind video every year and guessing youtubers and trends makes me happy,  because it makes me think I am good at something. But this time this was not the case. I couldn’t recognize most of these people. I was quiet understandably, hurt pretty bad when I first saw the video but now that I think about it will a cool head, 2017 was not a total shit storm on YouTube. It was a good year for funny animation and film/arts channels. You know, the kind of channels I watch. So whatever happens to vloggers or drama people, there is no need to be enraged.

These viners came from vine and they had a lot of followers there. When they moved to YouTube, their fans came with them, so naturally it looks like they just blew up when it’s only a platform shift. Also they have their own ‘culture’ for lack of a proper word, that I think ruined the YouTube experience for me. They are all very alike and constantly copy video ideas of each other, which coming from vine is quite normal for them but is wrong for youtubers who give a damn about original or at least quality content. With time I think things will settle down and my fav youtubers will once again be in the spotlight.

Btw if Natalie Tran’s Community Channel after 11 years of original and quality content has less followers than Lene Pons who started a year ago, then the world is already more messed up than I think. Laters ☺

Am I changing? (Mentally, not bodily)

Its been more than a month since I have been trying to watch ‘Your Name’ but i just can’t. Every time I start, I lose interest minutes later. Same situation with Attack on Titan s2. Its been ages as it sits there in the folder, neither seen nor deleted. But yesterday I watched Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and its strangely paced/structured yet I liked it, watching it all in one sitting. I think i have lost interest in anime, which is a good thing in a way as I already have too much pop culture on my plate, but it could be a trigger that i am changing. Am I? I don’t know. I feel different. I used to be stupid but happy. Now the best feeling I know is when my head is numb due to sleep deprecation of watching YouTube too much. Why am I sad all the time and for no reason I can think of? It’s a never ending feeling that I have to do something creative like writing a book or making a video or vector art but soon as I start, I get bored. That’s why I haven’t been posting for a while. I didn’t want to spread my sad vibes but looks like they are here to stay. Is it part of growing up? I hope not, because this is no way to live a life.

BTW, I came home from uni today while my brain was sleeping. A state in which I wasn’t thinking about anything, which has never happened to me since maybe childhood. or sleep perhaps? I don’t know how I did it all without thinking about it. In fact, I believe if you cut my head and leave me out at uni gate, my body will find its way home, along with crossing the road and how much fair to pay. It’s all hard wired in there.

Cutting head and depression, all the contents necessary for a lively post. Sorry about it. Hoping for a more positive update soon. Laters perhaps 🙂

The Summer of Kulfi

It’s summer and daily kulfi is a must but have you noticed how these kulfi wallay have strategically placed their stands and carts to exploit our weakness for kulfi for more sales. I mean the time you finish one, which leaves you wanting for more, there is another cart right in front of you. What amazes me is how even if you are walking or driving, they know where your kulfi will finish? This must have been possibly only after extensive research involving the melting speed of a kulfi in summers and the average walking and driving distance one can cover in that time. This research presumably is the basic of rairi-wali-kulfi taking over. They may have beaten others in accessibility but nothing beats the taste of original Yummy’s Shahi Kulfi that used to come in smaller white wooden boxed-shaped icecream carts. That was the original kulfi that we all have grown to love and we had so many over the years that it is kinda part of our DNA now. After school, a summer day was incomplete without that shahi kulfi. It triggers all the right taste buds in your mouth and who can blame it, its shahi kulfi, it has to be good. Have it been awami kulfi we would have let it slide. Anyway a month ago a shop opened not far from our place and they have all the best and widest variety of kulfis and yes that includes the glorious shahi kulfi. Heck it is right at the spot van drops me on the way home from uni. So basically there is no fighting it, they have found my kryptonite. It wouldn’t surprise me if this summer turns into the summer of kulfi for me, like lassi last year, and to that I say bring it on. Laters 🙂

Double Standards

They expect us to follow in our assignments every schematic detail they can. Font size 11, double spacing, Times New Roman, titles bold, pages marked, margins drawn, word count and everything they can come up with, while year after year they teach from the same ppt slides, never caring to even align some text, let alone make them aesthetically appealing or other things like following a built-in theme for once and sticking with it for at least a few slides. Its like each slide is its own abstract art of different colored boxes and text/equations floating around in free space. Four years. Four years I have been in this God forsaken place and not one teacher has ever presented from a properly arranged slide. I can’t study from these without going thought emotional torment. So I align them before I start and it only takes a few minutes. Will it kill them to do it on their own? For the future of mankind I can give them my edited versions but the question is how to do it without saying, ‘your presentations suck. Here take mine instead.’ This is hopeless. Laters 🙂

Spring Collections

There must be an issue with the multiverse. Mahira Khan was not supposed to be considered a good actor by any standards of the infinite universes. Yet here she is pretending to be a super star, popping up in every pointless TVC ever. “Kapray humaray liay kia kuch kartay hain, hum inn k liay kia kartay hain?” Kill me if this isn’t lame. All she can do is make a cry face without actually crying, that she’s been doing since Humsafar. If this is good acting then Pakistani dramas are overflowing with it. Anyway taking today about these kapray that do so much for us. On my way uni I’ve been counting billboards for a couple of days (because I am cool like that) and here’s the ad situation from Saddar to Defense Gate 3.

Amazon Mall-5, GulAhmed-4, Firdous-4, Khaadi-4, Ethnic (Outfitters)-4, Nishat-4, J.-3, AlKaram-3, Stylo Shoes-3, Sana Safinaz-2, Bonanza-2, Zara’s (Ittehad) -1, Maria.B-1, Servis-1

I may have missed a few but notice a pattern here. The clothing brands have taken over the billboard game with their spring collections. Every brands wants more eyes on their ad while trying to balance the count with their competitors if not top it. I have not seen a billboard war so fierce since the Paint ad wars of 2014. Allah save Pindi. First the schools and beauty parlors, and now boutiques are opening in every corner. (No rhyme intended) If monsoon does not flood this city first, these ads will. Or may be I am over reacting.

BTW what’s with this new brand, Muzlim? More like Mulzim…get it? Sigh. God I am funny. Tears. Laters 🙂

Saturdays I tell you

Today’s Saturday was a working day and I already hate Sundays so basically weekend ruined. Only thing vaguely interesting that happened today was this. We were making assignment in class when a friend asked: humm 3:30. kya time hai tumaray pas?
Me: aah. (take out phone) 3:30 hee hai
X: nai, I mean time hai tumaray pas?
Me: gharee? Nai
X: Nai, time. Time hai tumaray pas?
Me: kia? keh jo raha hu nai hai
X: farig time. Fee ho?
Me: abi tak tou free tha
So this is why kids they tell you not to go school on a Saturday. Later 🙂