All is well.
I was real worried about something personal, but now all is well.
Had a lunch with co-workers. They asked me to get curry, though my mood was freaking off I took Pepsi with me. It was more sorta one dish party, like everyone has to bring something with them. In these types of parties, I mostly take Spaghetti with me. This time around, one Jumbo Pepsi was enough.
I also got my lenses...finally. They are daily wear, like for 6 to 8 hr. But I am not gonna use them daily, only for occasions.
Day before yesterday, we had to attended a cousins wedding's reception. It was in North Nazimabad, but due to protest, yeah ...yeah for that anti Islamic movie and riot in Sharah-e-Fasial, my father said, no need to go. Me, mom and bro were going only by bus. Well, it was not that massive. Just in S-e-F. And NN is pretty far way from it. We missed his wedding reception. Anyway, called them in the noon. They said only we and one other family did not show up, other wise everyone was there.
It's all my bro's fault. He is lazy, otherwise, this is Karachi, which never stop.
Now you see this. There is some tension since yesterday. One religious party worker shot down last night, then in the reaction they have called for strike tomorrow. Undecided.
In Karachi only MQM's strike is successful. They do it with iron fist. Then in evening there was a blast at Hydri. 6 died, around 10 injured. Yesterday there was hand grenade blast in my area. Thanks heaven no death. I reckon one day Karachi will cry it's ass out.
But still life is on. People here don't want top stop living. This political unrest is here since 1992. And have became a part of Karachi. After every other 2-3 weeks, there is some new drama.
I called Miss A to asked whether there is school tomorrow or not. She said yes, and no. Mean to say, I have to go, and if there will be something wrong, then they will pack in. I want it to be off. Actually could not get the print of Mazar-e Qauid, and Faisal Masjid. My USB had packed up, man. Now you tell me how do I get it in print.
She sure is gonna whack me. Already saying I don't talk in English with kids (this is her new issue).
Is she kidding me ???????????
I do !!!
" Sit down, stand up."
" Make a line, walk in a line"
" Do this. Stop, right there."
" Where is your work book? Why he is coloring your drawing sheet?"
" Are you eating her lunch ?"
" Since when you were otta class?:
What is all this ? If not English then not Persian either. So she is totally on my case. I do talk in English. If kids are not getting it then this is not my problem. My English is super cool. You just have to ignore the grammar. Otherwise are you kidding me ??????????? Most of the time you will find me saying Whatever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And then my point is English is not their mother tongue, neither mine. So many kids in my class are Sindhi and Balochi speaking, and Urdu is there second lingo. Many can't speak proper Urdu. For peter's sake, it's so cruel. Kid looks at me with empty face when I say something to them in English.
At this age they shoulda have right to speak in his/her mother tongue. But these ingrez ki awladein will never understand. They think this will make them look cool. You know what, it is also so weird talking with an other Pakistani in English. I can't keep straight face.
Have you noticed, parliaments mostly address in English. President of Pakistan addressed the nation in English at his . Holy crap ! Nothing could be illiterate then this. Was he addressing to 14 core Pakistani in which only few can understood him or he was talking to some one else. When Turk president visited us, he spoke in our Parliament in Turkish, does that mean he can't speak English ?
You know, no matter who many languages you pick up. When it comes to cursing and counting, you will be doing it in your language. You feel comfortable in it.
Just suppose I have to say "dog" somewhere or call some one "bloody bastard."
Will this be effective?
I don't think so. There will be no love in it. I will better say Kutay or Kameenay.
OK, I do agree with you. English is an important language, but not that important that we confuse small kids. One should learn it properly, and not just for the sake of passing exams. It must be compulsory from 6th grade. Basic education should be in their language, so they could understand better. Dilemma of third world is that for so long British and goray ruled us. This mentality of speaking English is still here. They feel they are only cool kids in the block, and others are paindu.
How dare you ?
I know lotta peep from Urdu , and Sindhi medium with very impeccable English. How did they learn? Of course by themselves, and books. So my kids will also learn gradually, I hope.
ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT. English IS IMPORTANT.
I will talk with them in it.
See ya soon.