Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Home, no place like it

I realize I haven't updated the blog in almost 2 months. It's been that kind of a semester. Anyhoo, I arrived back home last week for spending the semester break here. Needless to say, it's been awesome as always. Despite the extremely long journey and a hefty ticket price you have to pay, in the end it is always worth it.

Some of the best things about coming back home to Pakistan for me are:

Meeting friends and family (of course!)
Those endless meetups, get-togethers with family members, school friends, college friends, online friends, co-workers, ex-coworkers, visiting your school and college, meeting your old teachers etc. etc. The list is endless.

The Food
Oh boy, there is no comparison when it comes to food. Absolutely awesome. Considering I'm
something of a forced vegetarian abroad, Pakistan is akin to heaven for the meat-lover in me.

The Premier League
I don't get to watch my favorite football (soccer) league in the US :(, and it's only when I'm back here that I get to see it. I miss the excitement of it, and even though the Toon are not in it this season, football is, well, the best sport in the world by far.

The Religious Spirit
Be it Ramadan, Muharram or Eid. There is a certain religious fervor that is associated with each occassion that one gets used to if you've grown up in Pakistan. And you get to miss that dearly abroad. Especially, the sweet voice of the AZAAN. It is surreal.

Having said that, things are not so rosy on the political and geopolitical front. I will write more on these topics soon, but for now all I can say is that the only way we can assure our salvation is by being strong, steadfast, and willing to stand up for what is right (especially in the wake of all the wrongs that have been done against us in the past) and not budge to threats by anyone. Nuff said.

4 comments:

baili said...

hello your post is really touchy especially about missing azan is most beautiful thing,being a pakistani we are proud of our dear country and always pray that may god give it in safe and loyal hands god bless you

Captain03 said...

There is truly no place like Pakistan!

Adnan said...

another premier league fan here :-) I use sopcast, and get the link of the desired channel in myp2p.eu. How about you?

Razz said...

@baili
We are proud indeed, and by the grace of God nothing will happen to Pakistan. I hope and pray for a change though, cuz we can't go on like this forever

@Captain
ditto!

@Adnan
I try to get a stream on ustream or justin.tv. Never used sopcast, is it any good?

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