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Friday, May 20, 2016

My Reverse Cultural Shock - 1





How hard can it be to get over a reverse cultural shock? Well, learning more about the reverse cultural shock kind of made it a bit hard to get over it. Dr. Bates from the American University gave us a lecture on how to deal with the reverse cultural shock, and he made it clear that there was no cure for it, but that it was not a disease.

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Kitchen Moment - Gone Wrong !





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Monday, December 14, 2015

That Nasty Neighbor





Think of all the people that Donald J. Trump has offended so far. 

What are the traits of a good leader or a politician? Think of Abraham Lincoln, think of Nelson Mandela, think of Martin Luther King, think of the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, think of Jesus. Now, think of Donald J. Trump, and his big mouth, and the way it moves when he boasts about how rich he is, and then insults everyone he feels is not important to him or his victory.


I'm sure you must have or have had a grumpy, ill-mannered, bullying kind of a person, somewhere in your neighborhood, who just assumes you are going to be in his way making his life more difficult. That is him. That is Donald J. Trump. He is your nasty neighbor.



Friday, November 20, 2015

The Tragic Life-cycle of Terrorism





This is quite simple. Not hard to understand. In March 2011, anti-government protests broke out in Syria. Somebody somewhere instigated a revolution, which led to an uprising against a dictatorship, leading to the dictator bombarding his own people, which led to creating the "bad guys/terrorists", that led to the world heading in that direction to kill the "bad guys", which led to numerous civilian deaths, which led to strengthening the "bad guys", and the battle continues.
Al Shifa Hospital, One of the first hospitals to be targeted by the regime killing several dozen civilians and doctors and nurses. Aleppo, Syria.
Photo taken by: Jake Simkin



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The World We Live In





We are unfair to humanity. We love sad stories and tragedies. We sympathize with people who suffer, and we want them to keep on suffering. We enjoy their sufferings, and we want to be the ones to save them, or love to take credit for saving them, or we constantly feel the need to look for a saviour for those going through pain, and we love to blame people for not caring for the sufferings of humanity. We love to have someone to blame for something. That's what we love the most. If by mistake anyone finds a way out of their sufferings, or succeeds in helping themselves or those around them, we are most certainly not pleased with them. Oh we are not pleased with them at all. What are they thinking trying to stand on those two undeserving feet of their own? How dare they defy the rules of this society? They are evil. We were not even done with mourning their sufferings, tragedies and losses yet? How dare they rise up and fight back? They do not deserve our sympathy any more. 



That's it. 

This means war.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Eventually You Become A Good Cook





When you have no choice but to learn to cook, in order to survive, eventually you become a good cook.





Sunday, July 5, 2015

Washington DC unusual !





Tonight, Washington DC sounds like Peshawar. Everyday when I get back home, and I'm late, I don't find many people on the roads after 9:00 pm. Today, the show began right after 9:00 pm. I was standing in the balcony of my apartment, when I saw many people out on the roads and there was smoke in the air, fireworks of course. ;) 4th of July celebrations.


We don't have fireworks in Peshawar every night, but we do have a similar sky at night. I won't tell you why, but if you are from Peshawar, you know why.

It is 12:15 am right now, and I still hear people out on the roads and tonight, it does not sound like a ghost town for the first time. Peshawar never sleeps. Tonight, DC is not sleeping !