Year in Review – Believe in yourself to see wonders and miracles

We live in a society, where we waste half of our time in comparison and rest in jealousy. As a result, we forget to focus on OURSELF. I also used to do these things, but believe me, it gives only negative vibes, which you willingly or unwillingly multiply into others. The day I left these all, I found an unbelievable change in Myself. My friends who used to say Why you take everything so negative. Now they say, We are getting positive vibes from you, boosted the confidence, true motivation and so on. These all could be possible because I believed in ME, changed myself and left all the gathering from where I used to get negative vibes.

Ber Sharif Village

Let me share how grateful this year was…

First month of the year

The first month of the year which starts with New Year celebrations and my birthday celebration on 6th January. In this month, I got a chance to visit and meet many high profiles of Pakistan. I participated into Ambassador Program of my university, and after clearing all stages, I was one of the Ambassador amongst 125 others for the year 2016-17. Well due to some financial issues I couldn’t take part in any national or international trip but then in 2018, I got a chance to visit Islamabad. It was 10 days trip, which included visits of President House, Prime Minister Secretariat, GHQ, NAB Headquarter and  Supreme Court of Pakistan amongst many others. So that’s how my year 2018 officially kicked off.

Feb to May

From Feb to May, I became busy in working on thesis. I chose “Impact of Facebook on University Students in Karachi” as my research topic. And finally, in May, I accomplished it after clearing all the levels from beginning to end. After passing viva and submitting thesis to the university, I was unofficially graduated.

June & July

June and July known for vacations, so I did many hangouts with friends, and also helped my mates for their thesis film. Even I worked as a supporting role in one of the film. In the same month, I went into trauma because my cellphone got snatched. It might seem nothing for Karachites but as it happened for the very first time in the last ten years. So, I went into deep depression and lost 10 KG of my weight. Well, with friends and family support I overcome it soon.

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Vlogging in August

Then in August, I officially entered into the field of vlogging and decided to travel outside Karachi. So, with the group of friends, I planned a trip for Mithi. It was a 3 days trip where we went to Mithi, Tharparker and from there we explored the architecture site of Jainism temples and went to mountain area of Nagar Parker. Only few of us could climb the mountain and I was one of them. The view from the 600 ft. of mountain was so breathtaking.

Year in Review 2018

In the same month, I planned for another trip. This time it was Balochistan. Even a month isn’t enough to explore the whole Balochistan but I tried my best to promote the positive image of Balochistan. In this trip, we first went to Lasbela, Balochistan and from there we went to Hingol National Park, Nani Mandir and Kund Malir. We returned back to Lasbela to explore the agricultural site and natural picnic spot of Lasbela.

September & October

September and October were bit busiest, I participated in seminars, workshops, and meetings with different clients. After taking two short courses, I appeared and cleared test of Basics of Reporting & Basics of Editing conducted by CEJ in collaboration with British High Commission. After this, I participated in the IMPACT program of School of Leadership (SOL), which changed the entire perspective of my life. I felt so positive and boosted after this 4 days program of SOL. As I love to do socializing, so I got new many friends from CEJ and SOL.

Year in Review 2018/

November – The Convocation Month

Well, it’s time for November. I’d love to call it Convocation Month. Yes, it was 17th November when I officially graduated and made my family proud.

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After graduation, I got a chance of picnic at Turtle beach and French beach. So, on 24th November I went to Turtle Beach to be a part of MAX program by SOL, where Umair Jaliawala and Waqar Ali interacted with the participants and engaged them into different activities. So, they can stretch themselves and come out from their comfort zone. On 27th Nov, again got a chance to visit a beach, but this time it was beyond. This time we did underwater diving, snorkelling and saw the marine life with our dive masks at French beach in Karachi. In the same month, I became the Global Peace Ambassador from Pakistan for the next two years.

Last month December

December, last month of the year. In this month I got a laptop from university and planned for the last trip of 2018. This time it was Ber Sharif village, which is approximately 35 KM away from Larkana.

Travelling is now the part of blood and would love to continue this even in next year (InnShahAllah). So, the year started with travelling and is going to end on the travelling. That’s the beauty of 2018.

Last but not least, if you have a will to do something, you can definitely do it. No one can stop you doing this. Keep following your passion, be down to earth, socialize with others and learn new things from people’s experience.

Goodbye 2018, and excited to welcome 2019 with more positive energy. And looking forward to many new, exciting and adventurous things. I also would like to share an idea for 2019,

Start your year with an empty jar and fill it with notes of good things that happened to you.

Wish you a Happy New Year!

Explore the beauty of Ber Sharif village

If you have a tractor, you’ll be considered as rich. Yes, this a story of Ber Sharif village which is 35 KM away from Larkana city of Sindh. We shouldn’t ignore the importance of nature in this digital era. So, we group of friends decided to explore the beauty of Ber Sharif village and to complete the mission. As one of our friend lives there, so it was easier for us in terms of accommodation and other things.

Ber Sharif Village

So, our journey started from the Daewoo Bus terminal highway in Karachi, which took almost 7 hours to reach Larkana city, and from there our friend came into his car to receive us for Ber Sharif Goth (Village). But before that, we stopped at Dhabba (tea shop) in Kamber district to charge ourselves, and then finally we moved to our destination.

Ber Sharif Village

We reached there at almost 9 pm, and after getting fresh we had dinner and then at 11 pm we went to the market side to enjoy the cold nights of winter. As we are addicted to chai (tea) so we drunk it again and after getting back to home, we shut down the lights to sleep.

Ber Sharif Village

On the next day, after having Subha ki chai (morning tea) we moved to the farm side to explore the beauty. As our mission was impossible to start from that day. So, on Day 1, we went to the agricultural site where rice crops were ready to harvest, and we visited vegetable farming along with sugarcane and others. After that, we met tall black animals – buffalos – which were busy in taking bath in the pond.

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After having lunch, we decided to visit the artificial island, which was made at the centre of the river to look at all the four sides of that area. We sat into a boat and reached the island in less than 5 minutes. It was a golden hour, and we simply fall in love with the beauty of birds especially storks, a shade of sun into the river and almost everything which became magnificent with the golden shade. We took out our cameras and phones to capture the sunset and to make this moment memorable.

Ber Sharif Village

It was Day 2 in Goth, and finally, we officially kicked off our mission. By the way, our mission was to shoot a thesis film of our mate, which was also the main reason stopover at the village.

Ber Sharif Village

Lights – Camera – Action. All the characters reached on spot, and the director was ready to roll. Many of the scenes were finished in less than expected time but few of the scenes took more than 1 hour to complete. It took two days to complete the entire shoot. And everyone was tired, so without wasting time we slept earlier.

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As Day 2 and 3 were gone into the shoot. It’s time for Day 4, where we planned to explore other cities and places of Sindh. We first moved to Sachal Sarmast tomb in Daraza village. After that we drove to Kot Dijji Fort, then we moved to Sukkur city for capturing cityscape from the 82nd stair of Masoom Shah Jo Minar. Though we were damn tired, but it was out the last location of the day. Meanwhile, we crossed many cities and villages of Sindh along with historic Lansdowne Bridge in Sukkur.

After all this, we stopped at the highway for having a meal, as we were hungry since morning. We ordered Biryani which was unexpectedly mouthwatering and so awesome. Then after we moved back to the village Ber Sharif. We started our packing because we had to leave for Karachi on Sunday noon.

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Last but not least, hats off to the hospitality of Sindhi people. The way they treat to the guests and share information about enrich the culture of Sindh – simply amazing. We really enjoyed a lot there, and when we were returning they goodbye us with the souvenirs – Sindhi Ajrak and Topi.

Ber Sharif Village