Saturday, November 12, 2005

Babe of the Day - Adriana Lima

Babe of the Day is BACK with a bang!

Checkout this AMAZING gallery of the gorgeous Adriana Lima.

9.9 out of 10 from moi.

And we're back!

I'm back from my li'l Eid break in Karachi, arrived this morning in the early hours and already I'm back at work.

Its been a brilliant last 10 days or so actually. Eid in Pakistan is different from anywhere else in the world. The excitement is in the air well in advance as shopping centers and restaurants stay open until 2-3 am, sometimes even longer. Karachi doesn't sleep in the last few days before Eid. Everybody's busy getting there new
Kurtas (Pakistani national dress) or Shalwar Kamiz done, girls line up to get Henna tattoos and bangles.

Eid day itself, begins early, around 7. People offer their Eid prayers at the Mosque, followed by a sermon by the Imam. The next 3-4 days are spent visiting relatives and friends, inviting them over to yours for dinner, exchanging presents, going out etc.

This Eid, however, wasn't the same. The tragedy that unfolded last month has hit hard. The thought that there are hundreds of thousands of people, stranded, waiting for shelter, freezing in the cold on the mountains brings a tear to the eye. Almost everyone I met in my short stay in Karachi had contributed in some way or the other to ease the pain of the earthquake survivors. Even those who couldn't afford new clothes for themselves on Eid, borrowed from friends to send clothing and blankets to the northern areas.

BALAKOT, Pakistan, November 7 (UNHCR) – Every year, Tahira Gulafshan celebrates Eid el Fitr by cooking sheer khurma, a thick mix of milk, dried fruits and noodles, for her family in Quetta, south-western Pakistan. This sugary delicacy is eaten during "sweet Eid", which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. But this year, there is little to celebrate and nothing sweet to be savoured.

"I told my children: Mummy cannot spend Eid with you this year," said Gulafshan on the bumpy road to northern Pakistan. "There are many children without Mummies and many Mummies without children, so I am going to serve them."

Gulafshan is one of several UNHCR Pakistani staff who chose to forgo her three-day Eid holidays last weekend to rush relief and offer solace to the survivors of the October 8 earthquake.

"Before, Eid was a happy time. We made new clothes, bought shoes and cooked nice food. People came to visit us at home. But now, everything is finished, what is there to celebrate?" said Masihuzaman, an elder in Ghari Habibullah camp, one of 18 camps set up by the Pakistan military and UNHCR for people who lost their homes in the disaster. [

I finally got engaged on November 10th.

To Henna, after we patched up our differences and sorted out our misunderstandings. She did something wrong for which I have forgiven her, as it wasn't as bad as I had originally thought. I do always jump to conclusions and I'm glad I was wrong again. We exchanged rings in a traditional ceremony with our families present, and it was sweet.

I have been in touch with my ex (Alina) since I broke up with Henna a few months back, and it looked like we'd get back together if it wasn't for Alina's apparent lack of commitment - and not bothering to actually 'make an effort'.

Oh and Alina, you do owe me around £4,000 - I'd really appreciate if you could sort it out asap as I'm a bit skint hun.


Anyways, we'll be back online from tomorrow, so you can get your daily dose of footy, weird stuff found on the interweb, Babe of the Day. I have had a look at your comments (thanks) and will reply to them in turn.

BTW - The lady in the 'Salwar Kamiz' pics is a stani model known as Rubab, or Sonia as we call her. She's married to my cousin Masood.

I still would though... I'm sick like that :-)

Would you?

Totally Addictive Site

Hey kids. No I'm not dead (though there are those out there who may beg to differ). It seems that as a result of my recent (well, a year ago) split with the girlfriend I lost the computer. (I miss it!) Add that to the fact the fire wall at work is no fun and wont let me on anything, and that equals a recipe for not being able to post half as much as I would like.

Quick update then: I am OK, still kicking and missing these little chats we have (for those of you who are thinking "who the hell is this guy - where is Dan?" just skip to the game and enjoy...) find attached a fantastic game that will steal much of your life from you. Yes it is that bad. I am really, REALLY crap at it and can't stop playing. God help me, it is just like "Battlefront 2" on the X box - I really need to get out more.

Well, I hope you are all well, and I will be back - I promise.

As for the mighty reds.......Well, not sure what is going on there. Fantastic in Europe but not so good at home (though I have a real bad feeling about that Chelsea loss - why couldn't they win goddamit? We'd be through. That would be good. I don't like the idea of having to go to Stamford Bridge and get a result - beat Betis. We must) . I, for one, like Crouch but he really needs to hit the net (as do Morientes and Cisse for that matter....where the hell are Pongolle and Mellor. Injured?) Is it just me or are other concerned that of the nine goals scored this season only 2 have come from the "strikers". I still believe that Rafa is ace and will come good, but sooner would be better than later.......please.

Bring Back The Past

People over 35 should be dead. Here's why .

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's probably shouldn't have survived.

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, . and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.)

As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.


We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.

After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day.



We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

We had friends!

We went outside and found them. We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.


Tests were not adjusted for any reason.

Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law.

Imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

And you're one of them! Congratulations!
English Blogs.
Search For Blogs, Submit Blogs, The Ultimate Blog Directory

Blogwise - blog 

Search For Blogs, Submit Blogs, The Ultimate Blog Directory
Blogarama - The Blog Directory
British Blogs.
Blog Directory & 

Search engine

Free Web Site Counter
Site Counter

Blogarama - The Blog Directory eXTReMe Tracker  View My Public Stats on