Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all
Sunday, 22nd November
I went out for another afternoon of brunch at Islamabad Club. Food was great as always and at the end, I dived into every slice of pie for dessert because they looked and tasted so good!! On the way back, I came across these lovely flowers which looked so beautiful and identical yet with different colours.
Monday, 23rd November
I shall sacrifice my sleep on Saturday by taking part in this walk/run, organised by Kareem Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation (KKAWF) . I’m going there along with a couple of students from my college to help spread awareness and raise funds for Chal Foundation, which is dedicated to providing prosthetics to the disabled people in Pakistan.
Tuesday, 24th November
Here’s another poster of the event on Saturday (because I forgot to take pictures today).
Wednesday, 25th November
Here’s my cutie patoutie little pup who’ll be 11 months old in 5 days.
Thursday, 26th November
Remember the plane I mentioned that was hanging around in my colony? Well, say hello to it again.
Friday, 27th November
When you’re frying your brains while studying for professional exams only to find out in the afternoon that they’ve been delayed. Ideally, I would’ve wanted exams to be on the same date and on campus but our government announced that all educational institutions will be closed till 11th January 2021. Our college announced last week that exams would be online, which all the students were against as there is no guarantee on electricity and Wi-Fi being constant during the duration of the exam, especially if there’s not much they can do on their end. Apart from this, cheating is easy so the validity of these exams will be considered and who knows, we’d have to give the exams again. So finally, they decided to delay the exams. Hence, I’m on my way home. I’ll try to catch up on comments as soon as I can.
Saturday, 28th November
It’s Saturday and me and my fellow students set up the stall for Chal Foundation at Shakarparian Open Air Theatre, along with putting up posters at this location and along the route of the walk/run. Then we headed to Rose and Jasmine Garden where we each got a KKAWF T-shirt and a fabric face mask. There were also patients there who had been treated at Chal Foundation. They went on the mini ‘Choo-Choo’ train throughout the journey of the walk; from the Gardens to the Theatre.
I thought we were supposed to walk along with the patients but the train just sprinted off and we walked on, being the last people to reach the theatre 😛 After that, there was a prize distribution ceremony for the winners, an acoustic guitar performance and a dance. It was an interesting and fun event.
This function was headed by Christina von Sperling Afridi, the woman on the stage who has Brazilian origin and married a Pakistani. Her son died from drug overdose hence she started this Foundation to carry out functions an activities for the youth to provide positive, extra-curricular functions for them to spend their time on rather than giving in to drug addiction.
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