In one year, there’s so much that we learn and so much we miss. In all the chaos, we sometimes forget to truly live. To live the way we want to be remembered after we pass away. Who will remember you when you are not in this world anymore? What will be your legacy? Are people going to forget you the week after you pass away? These are all the questions that most of us have faced at one point in our lifetime. The only hurdles we face whilst making a legacy are perhaps ignorance and denial of the hereafter. The hereafter that exists.
University is overwhelming. Lots of work, pressure, stress, and blah. But the most important thing right now is prayers for Malala Yousafzai. She needs our sincerest prayers so that she can fully recover quickly inshaAllah.
I request each and everyone of you to do make an effort to pray for this brave girl – the heart of Pakistan. Also, I have received a lot of messages and comments through this blog that praised her bravery and strength to fight against all odds. I wish I can show her your love and support. Thanks to each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart.
‘Dartay hain bandooqon walay ek nehatti larki say,
Phailay hain himmat kay ujalay ek nehatti larki say.’
Summer has always been hot and with the power outage at it’s peak, it’s even worse in Pakistan. I can’t even imagine what hell my friends and family are going through back home. It isn’t raining and it’s getting warmer each day. The clouds need to let some rain down on the poor inhabitants of the Earth.
I have been experimenting with cooking on and off these days (yes, even though it’s hot) because I am free from school. Yes. It feels so good to be free. Freedom is priceless So I thought why not just beat the heat with pasta. That’s what I did today because to be honest, I was tired of eating the regular spicy stuff. Not that my pasta wasn’t spicy, but it was a good change. Follow the following recipe for a quick 15 min pasta:
- 1 cup Fettuccine
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 tomato
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 tbs pasta sauce
- Salt, pepper as desired.
- 3 tbs shredded cheese
- Green coriander
- Green chillies
First, add 1 tbs of olive oil and salt in boiling water with fettuccine and let it boil until it’s soft but not mushy.
Now, cut tomato and bell pepper into thin slices. Heat the pan. Add the boiled fettuccine, all the spices, vegetables, cheese, etc. Mix everything with the heat turned off. You won’t need to add oil to the pan because fettuccine will be oily enough to not let anything stick to the pan. Toss everything around and garnish it with coriander and some more cheese if you’d like.
Now all you have to do is put it in a nice dish for yourself and eat away. Quick, fresh and healthy!
I did not disappear. I was here all along
“I stared at the words that were written for me. A million thoughts were whilrling in my head and there seemingly was no end to it. The thoughts questioned me time and again looking for the answer I wanted. But even you failed to give me the answer. I knew this was the truth but I didn’t have the courage to accept it. I gave up. You didn’t want me to give up but I know you understand. You understand why it all happened and that’s just not enough.”
It was sitting in my the drafts box. Too old. But I thought it’s interesting. It’s been long since I posted anything. I should get back to my lovely blog soon. Also, I have added a ‘contact me’ page to the blog. So please don’t hesitate to ask (if anything)!