12 AM

And her mind wanders
She tends to think about
Something that happened
5 years ago, or something
That happened 2 hours ago,
or something that could
Happen 10 years from now.
Her mind is like a hurricane,
It’s a wreck.
It’s full of beautiful yet
Awful thoughts.
It’s 1 AM and her mind
Continue to wander.

Left alone

and I found myself asking why
certain people never came back.
and I asked myself why
when someone would leave.
and I asked my mind,
several times,
why it would replays memories
that I had never lived.

and in the hour of silence,
I did discover one thing,
how everyone deserved
a chance to move on,
and how all was still
and only the people were moving.

-r. m. drake

she knew, deep within her

She didn’t know what she wanted
and she knew how no one ever did…
but she did know one thing:
she wanted to be found in the rain.
she wanted to run wild…
she wanted to fall, and fell safe,
but dangerous enough
to let her heart drop.
she wanted love,
true love, pure and kind and untouched.
the kind that wasn’t ruined
by the chaos of the world.
the kind you would find
in a small coffee shop
in some foreign country.
that is all she really wanted,
and she didn’t know where
or how it would appear,
but she knew, deep within her,
it would show itself
in the form of something
unexpected.

-r. m. drake

Best of 2016!!!

It’s March of 2017 and I was wondering that I haven’t wrote about the best year of my life. YES!! 2016 is one of the years that brought peace and success in my life. Let’s talk about it.

I began the year with lack of confidence. I had been preparing for competitive exams from 2015 which was in the February of 2016 but I stepped back. I did not take that exams believing that I would fail so there was no point of sitting in that exams and promising myself that I will take this exams in 2018 with full preparation and still looking for that inner self’s call to start actual preparation.

One of the best things that happened to me in this year was getting a good job but must say a great job and I am in love with my profession. Trying to progress and make a good reputation in the field of programmers.

Apart from the professional life, the trip to Naran was another great thing that happened.  Camping was best part of this trip and of course that jeep ride on the bumpy road towards Lake Saif-ul-Malook.

A trip to Khanpur Dam first with office colleagues and then with family were another thrilled moments of my life. Cliff diving had been in my wish basket for so long and it was got done by this amazing trip.

Another great thing I started doing was reading “Tafseer of Holy Quran”. May Allah help me to complete it in this year and help me in understanding His words and messages.

Reading was my passion but due to busy study schedules I never got time to read other than course text books. But, its 2016 who got this honor to give me start of this habit too. The first book I read was “Peer-e-Kamil” and it kept me giving goosebumps for many days. The second book I read was “The forty rules of Love” and yes there is no words to explain the greatness of this book. Now, I have many books in my shelf and I will not stop until I read all the books in my books-to-read list.

The best feeling in the world I think is to buy gifts for your parents with your own salary. I bought shoes for my father with my first salary and for my mother with my second salary. Smiles on their faces were all I could ever wished to see in my life.

It was the year of adventures. As they say: “Money fill your pocket. Adventure fill your soul”. I have been looking for something to give peace to my restless soul and the answer is “Travelling”. These joyful days also gave birth to photographer inside me and my pictures were appreciated by super photographers of Pakistan, which was so encouraging. Soon, you will be seeing my photography magic in my another upcoming blog.

That’s all from 2016. It was so good to me and I am hoping same from 2017.

 

 

Naran Venture

It was my first trip to Northern side of Pakistan. I got chance to explore the beauty of Naran valley for 4 days with and adventure club.  It was a 4-days tour but the beauty was so ravishing that I can live years in its memories. This trip ignited the travelling passion within me. Now, All I want is to travel the whole world, try every adventurous moment in my life.

Camping Site

The best was those breakfasts between mountains and along the frigid water of Kunhar River. The shivery nights in camps, Bonfire and the alluring view of moon.

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Lake Saiful Malook

We rent a jeep for Saif ul Malook. That bumpy road and the height of mountains gave me horror but that was fun too. The weather was very pleasant. It started raining so we couldn’t go near the lake. That weather and the hot boiled eggs, french fries and a cup of tea was the best combination we enjoyed.

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Babusar Top

Hailing started when we were climbing towards Babusar Top so, we had to moved back to coasters but if I get a chance to go to this place once again I would never bother about hailing or anything else, I would go on the top.

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Lalusar Lake

It was our last stop while returning back to Islamabad. I could not enjoy the its beauty because my mother was not feeling well but somehow I managed to capture its beauty in hurry.

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Now no one can stop me. Its has become my passion to explore the beauty of whole Pakistan (but with good camera :P). I will keep sharing my travel adventures with you guys. 🙂

A trip to Khanpur Dam

Khanpur Dam is a dam located on the Haro River near Potowar Plateau and the village of Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, about 25 miles from Islamabad, Pakistan.And 15 KM form Haripur. It has heartbreaking scenarios. It was the trip on which one wish (Cliff Diving) from Wish Basket came true.

We left office at 8 A.M. First we had breakfast at Melody Food Street, Islamabad. It included Halwa Puri and Lassi. Then we started our journey towards dam. The most best part of trips is the bus part-travelling together to the destination. We were singing, dancing, cheering, laughing, sharing happiness and making memories.

We reached at dam around 12 P.M. I am totally unable to explain the beauty of the clean blue water surrounded by green mountains. The camera couldn’t capture what eyes were watching. We enjoyed boating and jet skis and this was another wonderful experience.

And there come the most thrilling moment-cliff diving. I always scared of water since my childhood but first time in my life I actually jumped into the water. I have no idea from where I gathered all that courage and just jumped over the cliff and went into the water. For the second when I hit the water, I thought my life is finished now, I am drowned , I am going with the waves and that I am not coming back, no one would find me. These were all that one second thoughts and my whole life just flashed in front of my eyes. I took more than 5 minutes to stable myself. But once I got stable , I realized how beautiful it was, how beautiful the view around me, how beautiful it is to experience the fears of your life and then they remains no more.

Cliff diving, the adventure we all enjoyed a lot. After that, we had lunch and tea. Then we started our journey back to home. Again the bus part-all that singing, dancing, playing games gave this trip the happy ending.

Below, I am sharing few clicks from this trip (but this mobile camera’s clicks can not show what eyes watched).