Thursday, September 18, 2008

You know you grew up in Pakistan in 90's when..

You know you grew up in Pakistan in the 90’s when :

  • Evenings on STN/NTM were the highlight of your day.
  • The Jet sons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Captain Planet were dubbed in Urdu.
  • If you were lucky, you had a dish, and you’d watch Disney Hour dubbed in Hindi on Zee TV and write to the host Vishaal. And you never missed 'Hum Paanch' (Pa-Pa-Pa-PAANCH! ) or Tu Tu Mein Mein either.
  • Guys only ever played cricket and football,depending on what world cup was going on at the time.
  • The only co-ed sport that was ever played was KHO KHO and girls were actually pretty good at it.
  • You played Dark Room, Oonch Neech, Chor-Sipahi and Chupan Chupai.
  • Anyone owning a real Barbie or Hot Wheels was a source of envy and admiration.
  • “Bil Patori naasa chori aadhi mithi aadhi kori I’m sorry I’m sorry” means something to you. As do “ZAAAAAYYYMEEENAAAA! !!” and“Mujy kaam batao, mein kya karoon, mein kiss ko khaaon” and “Ulloo ulloo hello,ulloo ulloo hello.”
  • You wished you were Imran or Moattar from Ainak Waala Jin.
  • You had nightmares about Bil Patori and Haamoon Jadoogar.
  • 'Idiot,' 'Shut Up' or 'Bad tameez' was your first cuss word.
  • It was taboo for guys to drink Mirinda/Fanta because it was a GIRL’s drink.
  • You idolized Imran Khan even though he was retired when you were 2 or 3, and wiped your face with your Pepsi bottle or Frost juice because he did it in that ad.
  • Wasim Akram's 'mein cigarette nahi peeta' had made half our generation vow to never smoke (the other half just missed out on good stuff).
  • You had to ask “Ma’am/Miss may I come in” before entering a class, and you had to stand up to answer questions during a lesson.
  • Cordless phones were the coolest things.
  • You went crazy when your dad bought his first ever mobile, and you wouldn’t shut up about it to your friends.
  • You begged your parents for a walkman and then bought tapes of Junaid Jamshed, or if you were really cool, Junoon.
  • You went to a Junaid Jamshed concert in a PAF building or a Junoon concert in PC.
  • You remember Fakhr-e-Alam hosting the Top Ten onNTM and his “Bhangra Rap” was always #1. #2 was “Jaadoo Ka Charagh” by Awaz and#3 was “Dholna” by Shehzad Roy.. #4 was “Mann de Moaj” by Hadiqa Kayani, the only cool female-singer in Pakistani (and that was her only song for a longtime, till she sang Dupatta Mera Malmal Ka.”)
  • You remember waking up early in the morning on Saturdays and Sundays (back when they weren’t weekends) before school to watch English cartoons on Star Plus (before it got taken over by the Indians).
  • You remember watching 'Chacha G' on PTV doing the morning show and you wait for the 5mins cartoon clip before going to school.
  • You remember celebrating when they changed the weekends to Saturday and Sunday because it meant Friday was a half-day.
  • You played Sega-Mega Drive, Atari and Super Nintendo.
  • You played Mario Brothers like there was no tomorrow.
  • You remember the Nintendo game where you had to shoot ducks with an actual gun-shaped joystick and thought it was the most amazing thing ever.
  • Your life was never the same again when your first Windows 95 was set up in your house.
  • You played Dave 1 and thought level three wasthe hardest thing in the world. Then you upgraded to Lion King (probably from a Power Games CD bought out in the street).
  • You shafted Polka Ice Cream when Walls became popular. And yes, admit it, you used to wait for the Ice Cream wala in the afternoon and bought Paddle Pops from him.
  • It's 'copy,' 'rubber,' and 'dustbin.' Or rather,'duss- bin.' And 'desk' was once 'dex.'
  • Your childhood was over when they made you stopusing pencils and start using fountain pens. And you always made a mess filling the ink.
  • You were on the top of the food chain if youwere made monitor (and you very easily abused the power too, by chucking chalkand dusters at people).

P.S: Thank you whoever forwarded me this email :)


Monday, September 15, 2008

My first ever online interview..

Well I took my time. They sent me twice. But finally, I managed to reply my first ever online interview.. I don't know how I should have replied, what one should not disclose or discuss in interviews, but here it is...

and yes I would like to thank for giving me this opportunity.

You can read my interview here.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Letter from Mr. Banta hehe

Dear All,
Mr. Banta Singh of Punjab having some doubts in his new Computer and written a letter to Mr. Bill Gates of Microsoft. If you people can help Mr. Banta singh, he will be very thankful to you. Please see the following letter.
Letter from Banta Singh of Punjab to Mr. Bill Gates of Microsoft
Subject: Problems with my new computer
Dear Mr. Bill Gates, We have bought a computer for our home and we have found some problems, which I want to bring to your notice.
1.. There is a button 'start' but there is no 'stop' button. We request you to check this..
2.. One doubt is whether any 're-scooter' is available in system? I find only 're-cycle', but I own a scooter at my home.
3.. There is 'Find' button but it is not working properly. My wife lost the door key and we tried a lot trace the key with this 'find' button, but was unable to trace. Please rectify this problem.
4. My child learnt 'Microsoft word' now he wants to learn 'Microsoft sentence', so when you will provide that?
5.. I bought computer, CPU, mouse and keyboard, but there is only one icon which shows 'My Computer': when you will povide the remaining items?
6.. It is surprising that windows says 'MY Pictures' but there is not even a single photo of mine. So when will you keep my photo in that.
7.. There is 'MICROSOFT OFFICE' what about 'MICROSOFT HOME' since I use the PC at home only.
8.. You provided 'My Recent Documents'. When you will provide 'My Past Documents'?
9.. You provide 'My Network Places'. For God sake please do not provide 'My Secret Places'. I do not want to let my wife know where I go after my office hours.
Last one to Mr Bill Gates : Sir, how is it that your name is Gates but you are selling WINDOWS?