Back In Action

Posted: August 7, 2011 in Uncertain World

First of all Ramadan Mubarak to all my readers. Finally I am back on my blog. It has been ages I have not updated anything here, its all due to some personal stuff and busy schedule :). Just a little update on what I am up to. Now I am here in Perth, Australia. My flight landed here on 11th Feb 2011 and now it has been almost six months. I am here for the purpose to study for my Masters Degree and by the grace of ALLAH my first semester has been completed. It’s a very new learning experience and there is a lot of international exposure which is making me think and learn in a new dimensions (I call it a Z Dimensions). Studies here involve a lot of research work and I could relate it to my Final Year Project (FYP) which I did in FAST-NU… wait a minute πŸ˜€ with all this how can I forget to mention my Uni Jigz(Close friends) Gulnar, Madiha & Faheem, I miss them like anything. I have learnt a lot from them which is helping me tackle all my study load and research work. These three maniacs, cartoon characters :p deserve to study abroad and act as an ambassador of Pakistan because the way they think is all required here to represent our country in a positive manner. Along with studies, I am working on my new ideas and soon you all will see a product launch (INSHAALLAH). Apart from all this, I am planning to organize some events here in future which will make our Pakistani community stronger. My plan was to organize an event on 14th of August, celebration of our Independence Day but due to time constraints and tough schedule it couldn’t be materialized, but I am hoping to work on new plans soon πŸ™‚

It is 7th Ramadan, Sunday and time is 8:50am, I missed my Sehri as I switched off my alarm and went back to sleep, tellingΒ  myself that I’ll get up in ten minutes and my next ten minutes were at around 7:30am :p , well this all is part of life. Yesterday I cooked Biryani for the first time in my life and it really tasted good, I still have some left, I will eat that today πŸ™‚ After coming here I discovered a new talent in me, lol πŸ˜€Β  I am a good cook and thanks and Hugs** goes to my MOM, she taught me cooking before I left Pakistan, I took some cooking sessions from her and they are helping me a lot to survive.

I would like to list out few things which would be helpful to all those who are planning to study abroad or are about to fly. My intentions are not to discourage you or make you feel scared for leaving your country, its just few guidelines which might help you when you are in a foreign country. Once you have planned to live away from your family and friends, you must have only one thing in mind i.e. your goal is to study, study and study, its like a challenge. You have to manage everything on your own, trust me everything… If you are accommodation is on-campus university residence, you are lucky as you don’t have to search for place to live but but in my case I had to find an accommodation after landing here which was another challenge for me and I Thank ALLAH for making me find this house, I love this place. OK, back to the point :pΒ  learn cooking before leaving your country, you cannot eat out every time, its expensive and after sometime you feel sick. Time management is a basic key which is going to lead you to the doors of success. It gets difficult to manage studies with job but you have to do it, there is no way out. Take your studies seriously, obtain good grades because this is the only purpose for you to leave your country, family and friends. You might come across people who are going to misguide you but you need to focus and think twice before you do anything, in short you have to be a good decision maker. One of the important thing which you always need to keep in mind is that you are an ambassador of your country, you represent your country. Don’t do any such unethical thing because of which people start pointing fingers at you and your country, which eventually leads to the hatred. One of the incident I came across in my university was; I saw this Pakistani guy trying to cheat in examination and I was like this is so ridiculous and what if he is caught, this guy has no respect for his country and for his own self. Cheating in any aspect of life is not a solution for anything it might be a temporary way out but in future it costs you a lot and if you are caught you have to bear the consequences. And please stop swearing in your native language, we think people don’t understand but trust me they do, your expressions speaks a lot on your behalf so please try not to use any harsh words or foul language for anyone, just act humble be polite as much as you can. The worst thing is we do not practice this all in our own country and we try to be good when we go else where. Soon I will be writing another post on this issue , we need to act human. I think these guidelines are more than enough to understand your responsibilities as an adult and as a true citizen of country.

I guess its enough for today, I am tired sitting in this position and typing this post, lol I need to move around a little. I will keep on posting new stuff I have came across.

Have a Good Sunday time with your family πŸ™‚ Check out this biryani pic below, I made it hehehe πŸ˜€


  1. Khurram Navaee says:

    Ramazan Mubarak to you too bro! thaks for the useful tips that u have provided us who look to go abroad in the future πŸ™‚


  2. Syed Hussain says:

    And you cook biryani yourself!!!! Thats great pitch nikalni aati he??? :p

  3. Hina says:

    Hey! Turns out you are a better cook than I am… lol .. you should be the one giving me recipes. I could never make biryani which looks as good as it does in your photos. It’d be all sticky.. or sometimes tooo spicy.. sometimes its just rice with traces of other stuff πŸ˜› Damn.. I really need to work on my Biryani making skills!

    • Yasir Tariq says:

      hahahha Hina I am still waiting for your Dynamite Recipe :p lolz.. I learnt this from mom :p I heard cooking rice is the most technical of all but I find it easy :p Lets make a deal, you send me your Rapid Food Making Recipe and ill send you my biryani recipe πŸ˜€ hahaha..

  4. Irfan Yousuf says:

    Ramazan Mubarak to u as well yasir , although th roza hasnt ended up yet here in pak but after seeing the pics of the biryani u made an uploaded the last hour of this roza will be tooruff for me to paas πŸ˜‰ .

    Thank for the usefull tips for others , as my family wouldnt even allow me to go for studies abroad , ( you are well aware of the long list of
    reasons ) .

    May Allah fulfill all your goals out there .

    • Yasir Tariq says:

      Thanks yaar Irfan.. Nice to see your comment πŸ˜€ yeah I know your reasons πŸ˜‰ and about this biryani, I am sure going to cook and make you eat some day :p InshaALLAH

  5. Irfan Yousuf says:

    And why is this biryani without chicken ? All i can see is potatoes and rice.

    • Yasir Tariq says:

      Eik tou postmortem karna zaruri hiana tumhain :p lolz.. yaar I have to go too far to get halal chicken so that is why I compromised on potatoes only :p I took this pics from such an angle that no one would guess that there is no chicken but you are such an expert in finding chicken in biryani :p I am impressed :p lolz..

  6. Madiha says:

    Nice read πŸ™‚ but there is to much patriotism for me to digest πŸ˜› i think a person should just have a good sense of what is right and wrong and do things accordingly, you represent yourself first, then your family, relatives and then the country. You should have strong values and in general use the great head that God gave you!

    O and the biryani does look nice, even though it is without meat πŸ˜€

    • Yasir Tariq says:

      14th Aug is quite near, that’s y :p lol just kidding, actually you feel more close to your country after you leave.. And about meat.. you know the reason of not adding meat :p

  7. Nazish says:

    hey yasir..great job mashallah.
    I’m sure many can learn from your experience of studying abroad, your effort is commendable:-) I wish you all the best for future and remember what you promised me, though i won’t let you forget:)
    n Oh my my! look at your biryani!!! u turned out to be a really good cook;-) honestly i was afraid if u wud be able handle those rice, but i see some terrific job done:-) I wonder y did u say uppar k hard hain, this seems just perfect πŸ™‚

    keep it up dost! all the best

  8. Biryani looks great! I love this food πŸ™‚

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