Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fitting Into Very Old Dresses And Glimpse Of Pakistan Monument Islamabad



It's  been one month since we came  back .After  settling to our routine we  have been visiting  some of our relatives (in laws) here. As  you know weather in our city (southern part of Pakistan) remains really hot most of the year  so  we wait  for  kinder weather that allows us to visit . Three sisters of my husband are married in two different villages  that are  almost one hour or one and half hour drive  away from us.

Hubby has five brothers ,two elder ,three younger .Three of them live within the city in various colonies  with their families. This is quite big family so occasions for gathering are many  and often .Weddings of their children or other similar events are celebrated often .Still paying visit to each other without any particular reason is also common here. Me and hubby are introverts so we hardly attend events or visit others if really necessary like (God forbid) someone is ill or else.

Though when weather is fine we like to visit  them specially my sisters in laws . We visited two of them who are married to two brothers and live in same big  house last week. It was pleasant to spent time with them .We lost in talks and did not realize that five hours were passed and sun was about to set .

One of the topic that we discussed  was Old  Favorite Clothes  that are hard to give away .Discussion was provoked by my almost 20 years old dress that i was wearing that day .Power was gone actually  and i was unable to iron new dress. That old dress was of kind that would not come to notice easily as "without iron ".  Many other girls sitting there including daughters of my eldest sister in law complained that it annoys them when they cannot wear old clothes that they bought hardly few years back .Specially after children it is common for women to leave or give away older dresses  because they gain weight  and mostly not get back their previous fitness.

I think it takes almost one year to get back to old shape after delivery . I started my first exercise after eleven years of my married life when  i got worst backache after my  younger  son's birth.Thank to a morning show i  learnt that how exercise does  wonders to one's mental and physical health. Yet i was not thinking about weight loss at that point but only about getting rid from terrible backache . That was beginning of  a new era for me as i realized that i am getting stronger not just physically but my head was working better either . Latter i  found out that unlike others  i  was also able to get in my very old dresses that belonged to my early days of marriage. That seemed quite a privilege :) I  still have few dresses that are age of my marriage lol . It is a different feeling when i wear them :)
Does this happen to you too ? 

Sharing Some images below from our visit to Pakistan Monument Islamabad dear friends , But few images  with google help so you can may feel how amazing and beautiful the place is :)

monument  was constructed by ministry of culture to symbolize the unity of the people of Pakistan ,more you can learn through here  ,more than 6.9 acres are devoted to this magnificent place that give  a commending view of capital city  


below the main part where people can  see not just city laying before their eyes but whole other three sides are decorated with beautifully created gardens and rows of delightful plants 



place is crowded specially during evening times .i bet visiting here is pure joy and excitement that views deliver 


 i think it was fourth day when lock down was lifted so we were expecting crowd already 

mere a glimpse of the sooth and beauty that garden around monument offer  


there are many interesting places created for visitors including steps so they can sit and inhale the charm of  place ,we visited there few times ,though images belong to one day 



 you can see people sitting over wide tops of  small walls here ,we too sat there ,it was airy and cloudy ,we talked ,laughed and sang just like other people were doing there 

 poor  capture by my weak phone camera but it can give you idea how serene and beautiful the view was at that moment :)

It's been month but i think that magic of those beautiful moments we spent in capital city will shine long in our memory chest .
I hope and pray that all is great with you and your's dear friends  and you are  glorifying your days with the brush of faith and positivity :)
more blessings to you all!
Take care ,see you soon!
 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Glimpse of Beautiful And Historical Village Of Saidpur And Little Sadness


I am so happy that our days are calming down slowly.Temperature has dropped from forty plus and swinging around 30 c what a relief!

These are the days when i look at sun and smile joyously and gratefully for all his kind warmth  that reminds  of mom's lap sometimes :) Yes part of me is still a daughter that miss her mother. It is said that God send mothers so he can show how much he loves us .The part of love that we get from our mothers is tiny part of love that Lord has for his man ! And what are we doing in return ? instead of loving him back we are slipping away from him because we think we know this world and life so much , so we have right to disgrace all his love offered to us in form of  each single thing we have form toe to top. that saddens me really ! It seems that we are denying  biggest reality of our existence by closing eyes .This is not good indeed!  
We are completely back to our routine now .One thing that bothers only is that my youngest son is attending school only three days of the week because governments has not allowed the full attendance at once yet .I am trying to support him during home studies .

My yard garden  has delight for soul as our climber is over loading with pretty pink blooms :) a very absorbing color that fills my heart with happiness each time i look at it :) see below 


last day i asked my younger son to take photos of these flowers for me as his camera is better than mine 

gul e dopaher or Noon flower shine like tiny radiant  lanterns 

during my little yoga session they give me divine company 

this year we could grow least color ,white ,brown and purple ,they create magic when smile altogether 






Today i am sharing glimpse  of our visit to Saidpur village in Islamabad. These were our early days and weather was hot and humid before long rain spell.It was still lockdown .We were wondering about place we wanted to visit one day . My younger son  strolled review of other people on google and decided to visit Saidpur village.It was our first time visit there .We waited for  time before evening to avoid heat and sun. I have shared link below so you can learn about the place which holds historic value and majestic beauty ,if you are interested . Village was founded in 1530 ad ,more 
content and views below 
 Saidpur village and Link to video

We arrived there around 5pm ,at very first eye i knew this was beautiful ,serene and worth exploring village though i was sad that as sun was about to set so it will be impossible to explore whole village .specially the hills that surround this village like a loving mother were so compelling ,while wandering below i saw many people ,families particularly coming down from the hills to exiting point despite of lockdown and heat 


   Some restaurants  were open but had restrictions though most were closed ,we had no  appetite for food but desire for seeing the beauty of place 


during walk  we were told by few locals that Clay Train room is available if we are interested ,we had no idea about it so followed  one of the informer kid ,he led us to small ancient looking room and asked us to wait ,he fled  into the very narrow street ,after few minutes a middle aged lady appeared with friendly smile and unlocked the room , we steeped down as room was in the basement ,according to the owner lady room and all pottery  was done by her father in law and her husband who continued to create things to tribute his father ,A Clay train made by his father and many other things were displayed for visitors  in the room ,later i found out that there is lot about the village and pottery room specially clay train on youtube 








i  asked the lady that why didn't they hand over the Clay train to Islamabad national  museum so more people can know about the magnificent creation by her family but she could not give any comprehensible answer ,we left by thanking her and giving few hundred rupees as tribute to their contribution to national heritage 




we moved towards hindo and sikh temple situated there and well preserved by authorities then but both were closed due to lockdown ,that was such a disappointment  


                                           sikh temple ,we could look at it from far only 


we could visit only one restaurant that was at the face of the village near entrance point ,it was closed though like other families we found it suitable for taking some pictures 





this was first image that i took actually after arrival ,after little walk you will find the restaurant (above) on left ,

We could see the face of this beautiful village because  it was getting dark and hills were not safe to visit due to  probability of wild life 

there . I will definitely visit it once again  during our next trip to Islamabad hopefully and will explore all the charm that historical village offers ,images and videos on youtube provokes me to do it asap :)

Thank you precious friends for all your kind words and visits ,they strengthen me and make me keep sharing my world and heart with all of you !
I hope and pray that each  of you is  experiencing the grace of life and beauty of routine :)
Stay blessed friends with faith In goodness and Lord as it brings forth best from you i believe !
Take care God Bless you All!


 



Monday, September 21, 2020

Morality Is The Base Of The Universe And Lake View Point Visit In Islamabad


We  been  watching  latest  season of  "Sinner" on Netflix.We finished it last night . Jamie the lead character of this season seemed typical villain who is under the influence of his friend Nick whom he had met in college . Nick thinks that the whole scenario called universe and life has no meaning and morality is self created thing  and killing people  is fine as no "watcher" is out there to see or respond .I found the basic idea of Nick's conception  quite ignorant though witty dark characters intrigue me . I think negative character in this recent show was poorly done. If  he was just victim of bitter past ,it has nothing to do with the whole universe. Jamie who is teacher himself must be aware that "morality is base of this universe and  each thing has to support other thing to grab meaningful existence . This give and take of support is simplest form of morality which born  from the belly of "Need " need of having privilege of " being something" which is not possible if there is no exchange of  help or connections between living  or non living things . Anyway i enjoyed the show though it did not make mind exercise at all.
So morality  is created by Creator himself .
I think " balance "upon which this universe depends  is best manifestation  of morality so we can learn how to exist successfully :)
Enough my blah blah ,now let me share images with you dear friends .All photos are taken during  our visit to Rawal Lake View Point  Islamabad . This  amusement and adventure park is located beside the Rawal lake which is an artificial reservoir. It great source of water for Islamabad and Rawalpindi along with other small villages around . It is best place to relax and sit near water .After lockdown though park was crowded but thanks to it's hugeness crowed did not bother at all .i am sorry i could not mention the area measures as i could not find it online which is weird .We visited there many times but we had more fun on cloudy day as park has hardly sheltered area and summer sun is rarely kind .hope you will enjoy the views ,
first five images are from my youngest son's phone which is better than mine ,i added these later right after publishing post when i remembered that he has sent me via what's app . 








we arrived there around 5 pm and spent more than two hours , i stick to the water as usual though hubby and elder son took round of park ,my phone camera is not able to see  beauty of moments we experienced there ,i wish i can buy good camera one day 

a very huge area is devoted to this park and i think thousands of people can wander inside the beautiful park without being so close which is admirable  


we spent most time on various benches placed on the edge near water ,it was soothing and airy evening ,seeing life returning to norm and having lovely time with family on such serene spot was gift and i took full advantage of it :)


this is entrance of the park ,this road leads to the park 's amusement area where rides and  a very huge bird cage are ,further  is  sitting area and some refreshment stores ,boating is also great way to adore nature and lush villages  around the water  ,i think this road is almost three km long


along with main road within park there are side walks too so people can avoid congestion 

after crossing the huge bird cage we reach near sitting area ,benches are far lesser than people but place is neat due to good care by authorities of central govt so many sit where ever they find suitable  

   as move closer to water i feel happier :) what is the connection between me and water or air i don't know ,all i know they make me feel close to him 


while hubby and elder son were on round me and my youngest  were taking photos of each other  to freeze these moments :) cool breeze and peaceful water both seemed singing softly to comfort my heart:)


though my youngest son was asking for permission to join his brother which i gave him once he took my correct photo after many blurred ones lol

reflections speak  so calmly and so beautifully ,i wish they could stay longer but as sun hide away ,they started to loose their strength and resolved with the transparency of lake just like life disappear into unknowings of death    



taken by youngest son ,i hate eye glasses coming between views and me though they clear it for me i know still as long i wear them i feel extra weight on my extra big nose lol

my elder son's most favorite job during all trips was taking photos non stop ,hope he has no influence from me for this :)


there are special cabins  made for people which give closer and calmer view of water ,but each was crowded so i left quickly after few click 


i wish  weather of our Khairpur city allow us to travel more but this is another fact that there are less places to visit here unlike Islamabad and those few available are not so neat and comfortable to visit unfortunately ,parks refresh people's soul and healthy soul support bodies to be healthy ,we need more parks here indeed 


clouds seemed to warped out after sunset ,i tried to capture the enchantment of moment when last light peeked through gloomy clouds of evening and enlightened them with their last goodbye kiss with promise of  refreshing return next day ,life is not possible without hope ,Hope is robe we have to keep hold on during darkness ,it leads to light eventually if held with faith unshaken i believe 

 i also visited the huge net cage of birds  first time there but due to crowed i exited early though took some quick shots ,may be you are familiar with some of them 



birds in cage un comfort my heart so it was nice to see them having option of free wander :) it was really big area and i f had stayed there i could have see many more ,i didn't go upper portion 




people were flowing like stream yet i found moments when i could see birds clearly though it was hard to keep them pause them for my clicks :(

this one reminded me parrots pet by my mom for almost nine years ,they  mimic and speak well astonishingly 







she must be missing water as i can see sadness in her eyes ,though there was pond along the cage for them thankfully 

Precious people hope all is amazing at your end
wishing you all ,all the happiness and peace in this world and worlds ahead :)
blessings in days you are having with yourself and loved ones !