7 Days to V-day!
For anyone that might take this post as one of those hopeless romantic reflections blog, please be at ease. Be at ease also, if you are in no mood of reading a politically charged blog. That too shall come soon, but not today. No V-days and E-day's, the theme of today is B-day #23.
One of the things I have always taken pride in is how different and utterly exciting each one of my bdays has ended up being, in spite of (or perhaps as a result of) the fact that I'm not so big on celebrations. So as a friend of mine was sweet enough to remind me, 'In summary, every budday you have different experiences, a different surprise, a different age, but the loop invariant that matters most is that every year you have the same friends wishing you'. And if there is any reason for me to celebrate it's that.
But this year really does take the cake in so many ways. While the day itself was celebration of a very different kind, most of what made this year extremely special occurred the weekend before and the weekend after the actual date. So, let's take this in chronological order.
Feb 3: I'm sitting at a friend's place, watching an incredible comedy featuring a superb ventriloquist, chillin’ with a bunch of very cool people, and I see one of my friends walk in with a stack of plates and a cake.. Bursting with random energy I exclaim: 'Hey! Whose Bday? Let's celebrateeeee!'. They turn to me. Awkward moment of absolute silence...
‘SurprAAAAAAAIIIseee'! Gahahahah! Well done, gentlemen, Well Done! You guysssssss!!! :)
Feb 7: I'm on a train to
It's good closure for this experience that's been an integral part of the last two years and has been the venue of much randomness, productive creativity and bonding! I'm usually quite grumpy when I travel alone, but this time, I decide to retire my 'look-at-me-and-I'll-bite-your-head-off look' and substitute it with a pleasant smile.
Feb 10: Am at a wonderful hut with an equally wonderful bunch of people from all over the world. It’s a gorgeous day to be at the beach.
3 Generations of AIESEC Pakistan MCPs
Highlights include getting to know my grandson in AIESEC and hearing about all the exciting stuff AIESEC in
This officially sealed the deal! I’m still all smiles!