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Yes, yes people I have emerged from my self realised obscurity to bestow knowledge on all headz. Used ta be out and about now strictly lying low dispensing wisdom.
Too much going down to stay quiet, now all of us have to rise up and speak truth to power.

There has to be more to us than dhal roti and Nokia phones...



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Dear old Blighty

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Found this sad flag da other day... Not a big England
fan, in fact was wearing my portugal top when da game
was on. Not sure what's gonna happen to all da
merchandise - da hats and pens and all da crap
they sell.Maybe they'll end up like England - in da bin.

3.7.06

Found this link
here
3rd Jul 2006, 01:06   comments (7)

Decisions

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Changing phones and want to get rid of my Dell PDA.
Got an Orange M600 on a contract with free Broadband
so I can wave those Bulldog lowlifes goodbye. Whilst trying
to get my PAC number from Three these guys offered me
a free 1 week trial of da new Nokia E61. Both impress
in their own way. M600 has a 2mp camera whilst E61 is
without one. Both have WIFI but da Nokia's is stuck
with Three's own internet crap.

Any comments/Feedback?
1st Jul 2006, 01:10   | tags:comments (8)

Deep in reflection

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Interesting few weeks in Pakistan. Made me realise a few
things 'bout myself, and I always find that happens when
you go away. Got big love off people but also a few of my
family just shocked to see me in da land of da living. Not
sure what they made of me but I tried to make sure that
I got to see or talk to as many relatives as I could.

Longest I'd been away from wife and kids so it was difficult
for us but texting made things easier

Hopefully some of my cousins will check da blog. Nuff
respect to the gang that I met out there. Had some deep
talks with da likes of Nadeem and some of my Uncles
and Aunties. Overall I needed to do this and though it was
a mad rush I had a profound time out there
17th Jun 2006, 09:01   comments (11)

Places

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Twenty years on and some things don't change. Still
a massive divide between rich and poor and I can see
this in my own family.








My cousin with the guntoting husband lives in this
mansion whilst my Uncle/Chacha lives in da outskirts of
Karachi in a wasteland called University.






Clifton Pavillion at night. This is da beach/resort area in
Karachi. Love da old parts of da city whilst I wasn't too
impressed with da new Shopping malls and stores.





Da balcony view from another cousins. Remember dis
view from my childhood. Being there again brought back
good memories and some of da shit I used to get up to.
16th Jun 2006, 20:27   | tags:,comments (2)

Earthquake aftermath

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Went to Balakot in da region of Mansehra in North West
Frontier province (NWFP) to see some of the devastation
caused by last years earthquake. Here a bridge collapsed
and it made supplies of aid so difficult to reach isolated
regions as roads were blocked and whole villages were
almost impossible to reach.





Tent villages in Balakot. Originally they were going to
rebuild da town now the the Pakistan gov has decided to
relocate da remaining residents to a new town.






From this pic you can see how a landslide has changed
the landscape. We listened to a local resident who lost
half his family in da disaster. Really wanted to see this
for myself and see what progress had been made (if any).
Depressing but also interesting to see how people have
adjusted and attempted to get on wit their lives.
16th Jun 2006, 20:18   | tags:,comments (2)

Islamabad tales

Spent a few days with my Uncle/Mama and his family
in Islamabad. Really is a pretty city and much love and
salams to Shiraz and Anam, my cousins for looking
after me.




View from da hills in Mansehra








Another pic from da hill station in Abbotabad










River Kunhar in da Mansehra region. Had a picnic
and water fight here....







Lightning over Abbotabad. Watching an electrical
storm from altitude is an amazing experience.
16th Jun 2006, 20:17   comments (10)

Strange things

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Chunky voltage stabilisers galore. Electrics a bit dodgy
in Karachi. Had a few blackouts and whilst I was there
the gov made an edict that all shops close in da evening
to save power.




CCTV Karachi style. This big screen was in a toy shop.








This one made me laff. Those of you who are in da know
or are too lazy to cook will be aware of Mr Cod, a big fast
food franchise mainly run by Asians in the Uk. Now this
is being to exported to Pakistan. So we will have the ironic
situation of Pakistanis from UK making English food for
peeps back home.
16th Jun 2006, 20:12   comments (3)

A change of scenery

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Didn't even know that this had gone thru
as dial up was slow in Karachi. In Cousin's
office in Islamabad which has B/band.
Top pic is back of our house in Karachi.







This one is my Cousins kid Nilofar who
had little chats wit me everyday in Karachi.
She has such a cute knowing smile.







Dis one made me laff. Blonde shop
dummy in a clothes shop. Don't think da
lad was too sure why I was takin' da pic...
Big hangup about skin colour here so
glad to say I have gone well dark.



Pakistan has been one hell of an
experience. Thanks for the comments
and be back end of da week.
7th Jun 2006, 22:04   comments (11)