Saturday, September 18, 2010
I have recently moved to a new city and now living alone with my hubby ... before that I was living with my inlaws .. and i have just realized that living alone is EXPENSIVE.
Unfortunately I had to quit to my job before I relocated , so currently I am unemployed and cash flows are at not at its usual pace , so that is additional cherry on the cake .
However , its very important to get this reality check at some point of time.. I may start work soon , and in future if I have baby , and I still opt to continue working ... the nosy people around will not waste a chance to give their parenting opinions.
But the child needs quality time .. putting on tv while you do errands is not quality time ... or even worse if a servant tends to a child.. .. we are still stuck in the era where physical presence of the mother is considered attention.
In the end its all about choice ... you may be a house wife or a working mother ... but no one has any right to criticise any one .... I personally think , its only a matter of some time ... considering how expensive things have become , very few women will have a choice be a house wife , like every where else in the world.
However , women who chose to work/need to work have to constantly battle for work life balance and may also have to chose a less competitive / demanding field .
Husband's support and encouragement is vital to have the best of both worlds . So what ever you do , do it with conviction !
Thursday, March 5, 2009
"Pakistan Cricket Stadiums are now available for marriage lawns.
For booking please contact MLB (Marriage Lawn Board) formerly known as PCB.
Booking Starts from today… "
Have your dream wedding ,Stadium lights and back up generator for additional ooomph....and if you have 20,000+ guest list, you would be eligible to get sponsorship too..
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Our society is severely lacking in manners and today i could not be proved more right. Today I stopped over to do some errand, and when i come back, what do i see? My car is blocked by some car. I honk, nobody comes, i tried honking several more times but to no fail. While i am impatiently waiting, a stylish man in mid forty comes and is heading in my direction.
I ask him 'is that car yours', he nods and does not have the slightest decency to even look guilty, forget about appologising.
Then Mr X unhurriedly walks to his car, sits in his brand new carolla, wears his seat belt before starting the engine ... and then speeds off leaving me fuming behind.
These are educated and polished people of our society... And then we blame the less fortunate ones!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
So if you are stuck with Documentory style Zong ads or other zillion ads , tough luck!! Because at the end of the day its the effectiveness and not the creativity of the ad. However, I so wished it was the other way round!
- The Nokia ad, with Priyanka Chopra. OMG, She is looking so hot. And seriously the dusky sexy look is so in . The last phrase " Its who we are" is like cherry on the cake.
- Job Ads. Thats another hilarious ad. Its for job seekers and about finding the right jobs. Here , the focus was not on the job itself, but finding the job which is best suited for the individual.
Life insurance ads. I am not sure whether you have seen it , but its really out of the box. Not like the typical ads, where the husband dies in some accident and then there is the abandoned wife with two kids. The concept in this ad is about being able to sustain the same standard of living even after40 years, like when you are old and on fixed income. Food for thought, atleast it got me thinking.