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Earthquake in Pakistan

Something to read if you are interested in helping the earthquake victims in Pakistan


Consulate General of Pakistan

10850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1250

Los Angeles, CA-90024… 238 more words

Sounds and Smells of Pakistan

The first impression you have of Pakistan when arriving at night are the smells and sounds.


Sounds of the night – the security guard that blows his whistle all night long, cars that honk into the night, the Hazzan (call to prayer) at 4am from all over the city.   192 more words


Vegetable hawkers, parks, crying and homework

Today we bought vegetables from the vegetable hawker and ate that for lunch. We ate breakfast, then Ami started making lunch. Khurdee, which is an entire meal made from yogurt, chickpea flour, some tumeric and some other spices. 421 more words


Earthquakes, Allergies, Smog, Monkeys, and Restaurants


The word for Earthquake in Urdu (the national language in Pakistan) is Zullzilla. The Zulzilla hit Quetta today killing 160+ people. Most of them live in mud huts already and they did not withstand the zulzilla. 426 more words


Groom's Day, Pink Flowers and late nights

We wake up later on the day of Valeema. It will be a long day. This is the day hosted by the Grooms family.


The event doest start until 8pm and we know that means we won’t really start until 9. 690 more words


Milk, Donkeys and Wedding Halls

On the day of the wedding, we woke up early. Early enough to drive to uncle’s house and pick him up so we could drive the 3 hrs (actually I think it took 3.5 hrs) to the place for the Baraht (Bride’s hosted event, official wedding day). 923 more words


Starting a wedding with a prayer and a reading

I sit on the floor, cross legged, in a room in a house, co-owned by my mother-in-law and her siblings. All women, aunts, cousins, servants, sister-in-laws – some sit on the bed, legs crossed and some sit in the chairs. 552 more words