Lens-Artists Challenge – Different Hand

It’s time for him to shine!

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An Era’s End

Yesterday marked an end for a big chapter in Uzair’s life!

As it was his very last day in his pre-school. After spending about 3 years over there and getting his very first basic knowledge about life’s basics, he is ready to step into the primary section of his educational life. He said good-bye to his teachers and met his classmates.

I’m feeling little sad about this because last 3 years in that pre-school, he learned so much about not just basic education but also about interacting with people outside home. He made his very first friends in school, about whom he told me almost everyday in past 3 years. The school lunch hour and playing in the playarea were his favorite. He even loved to share his home made lunch with his friends in school, which is a very good thing.

And he also loved learning about the basics like alphabets, numbers, shapes, colors and so much more. And showing me acheiving full marks in a class test, when I would return back home from work, was his favorite thing to do. I never stopped wondering about how Uzair spent his day in school, doing his classwork or playing with his friends. I wondered about this so many times and dearly wished to capture his activities on video but that never happened. This makes me sad.

Three years ago, I wrote the post you can read below about Uzair’s first day in pre-school and now, I’m writing about his last day.

Time surely flies so fast and it takes away so much from us. But on the other hand, it also gives us moments to cherish about for the rest of our lives.

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Well folks, today was the day!

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B&W Photo Challenge – Treasured Tender

Such moments are treasure worthy!

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Smart-less Days

Yup, no more “smartness”!

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Road To Big Test

Tomorrow is a big day for Uzair!

As all that he has learned, both in school and in home during last 3 years, will be put to a big test.

A big test in the form of an entry test in one of Karachi’s most renowned school!

And I’m picturing the preparation done by him in last 6+ month as if he had to walk on an bumpy, uneven path, which ain’t surrounded by jaw dropping gorgeous wonders of nature I often talk about on my blog.

I’m confessing here today that as parents of Uzair, me and Jia, made him took that uneven path. Despite knowing all along how much tired he will be in the end, we forced our own flesh and blood to take down that dirty path.

Now you might be wondering why in the world am I referring the topic of studying in school or at home as walking on a bumpy path.

To understand this thoroughly, I would like you to read out this post I wrote about 3 years ago (link mentioned below). I expressed my thoughts and feelings very clearly in that post when my nephew Abdullah, who was 5 years old back then, gave the entry test for that very same renowned school. He is now studying in second grade over there.

In past, Jia and I discussed so much about putting Uzair on that same bumpy path, like his cousin Abdullah. Sadly, he too had to went down that path but in the end, he crossed it eventually in the form of passing the entry test. After many discussions and calculating about all available options we have, Jia and I realized that we no other choice but to take that bumpy road with Uzair too.

Just like all loving parents of the world, me and Jia want to see our Uzair to be happy and successful in life. The very core reason behind my sitting in front of a computer screen for 8+ hours at my workplace on weekdays is nothing but to provide my Uzair with what he truly deserves.

But the world we live in ain’t gonna give us all the happiness and success without dragging us first on a bumpy path!

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Is there a difference between a 5-year old kid, who is just about to get enrolled in a school, and a plant which has just burst open the ground to grow high?

I believe there is no difference. Both are young and they have so much to explore in a  new world, whether by opening their eyes or branching out with stems.

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Pointing Out

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Imperfect we all are

In one way or another

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To Say That

In those moments

When heart is

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Floral Friday – Jan 25th

Halfway down the road and looking back towards what we have gone through, is indeed wise.

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Re-blog: 3,652 Days

In response to Kate’s Friday Fun for this week, I’m re-blogging an old post of mine I published exactly 3 years ago on January 20th, 2016.

That post was about spending a decade/10 years/3,652 days with my lovely wife Jia.

And since today marks our 13th wedding anniversary, I thought it would be great to read out all the thoughts I wrote 3 years ago about my life with Jia, what she means to me and the way she makes me feel.

You can read it also, along with me 🙂

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That’s 10 years to be precise, including two leap years. And today, this number of 3,652 is very special for me.

Why?

Because 10 years ago today, which was January 20th 2006, I got married!!!!

01The Day We Got Married

Yup, there you have it!! The Surprise I was talking about since last week, this is it!!

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A Cheerful Recipe

Tangled in the mess of

What we go through each day

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