An open letter to the one who got away

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Hello dear,

I hope you are doing great after you have got your dream job and your dream girl. Before you start reading this letter I want you to know that I don’t want you back, I don’t miss you anymore and I am happy. Really happy.

I am writing this open letter to remind of someone who loved you and you told her you loved her back.

I want to remind you that she loved you when she was not aware of the meaning and depth of the word love.

I want to remind you of a girl who was so naive that she considered your ignorance as your test to check her deep love. She always tried her best to pass those tests. 

I want to remind you of that voice which was always cheerful and happy, even after hours of crying she never sounded dull and irritated while talking to you.

I want you to think about her sparkling eyes, and joyful heart, which was so full of love for you.

I want you to remind you a night when she told you “Please be careful, you might destroy me.”

You destroyed her. You gave her heartache. You gave her anxiety.

But guess what she is happy again. More happy than before. Someone found her broken and took all her pieces and glued them together with his love, care and warmth.

Lastly, I can’t forgive you for all the things that you  destroyed inside me. But I am very much thankful to you for leaving me, and giving the universe a chance to let my shining star find me in my darkest hours.

I hope you stay happy.

Regards,

A strong and happy girl. ❤

 

via Daily Prompt: Careful

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Comfort of comfort food

The last 2 weeks were very tiring and stressful mentally, so much was going on with me I could not manage to wash my hair for like 5 days. (That’s a big deal for me).

And another highlight was I had this strange and extreme craving for macaroni and I could not get time for that either (That’s a gigantic deal for me).

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So today I had peaceful day , mentally specially. My class was canceled , I was home along ( almost, dad was home with me, but that doesn’t count because he is my best friend and we do crazy things together) , and most importantly nothing was there to eat. Isn’t it God’s plan to give me the motivation to cook my dearest macaroni?

I followed God’s plan, and went towards the kitchen.

INGREDIENTS

MACARONI: We usually have a lot macaroni in our kitchen cabinets, almost all shapes. But I only like our legendary Miss Elbow. It makes me feel comfortable and homely, unlike other  macaronis with fancy body type ( being politically correct).

So I found it, I unwrapped it and I boiled it (in Liam Neeson’s tone in Taken”).

POTATOES: Yes another darling. Who doesn’t love potatoes man? And when its calm chilly day of our beautiful October, how can you ignore potatoes? Can you?

The most difficult part was arguing with myself if I should cute potatoes in cube shape or fries shape? And I went ahead with FRIES SHAPE (Taaa Daaa). Peeled, and sliced.

SPICES: Now let me shed some soy sauce, oops, I mean light over the spices that I have used in my comfy-mac-pot (I named it). 

Okay other than the main ingredients, I used one onion and one tomato, sliced in the most delicate way possible while you are texting. Cooked them a bit and added my glorious fries shaped ( there must be a sophisticated name for that cut, which I don’t remember and i am too lazy to Google it) potatoes. Cooked it for 8-10 mins, added some chillies, ketchup, and balti gosht masala (for PAKISTANI TOUCH), and a spoon of cream cheese.

YES I KNOW THAT’S A LOT OF CALORIES. PLES DON’T JUDGE.

FINAL TOUCH: After making the gorgeous, most tasty masala ever, I added Miss elbow and mixed well.

And Comfy-Mac-Pot is ready. 🙂 ❤

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This is the best thing about comfort food, there are no lines and Borders. You are free to add whatever you like, and eat it. Freedom the ultimate comfort of comfort food. 🙂

Our trips to the hidden eden

A fine cool noon of approaching autumn meant long drives and search for small road side hotels. My adventurous parents were addicted to this autumn routine. On every Saturday and Sunday all our family would wear stylish sweaters, not to keep us warm only to look trendy, and would sit in our silver shiny Toyota and would leave for an unknown destination.

There was a little restaurant on the back side of the most popular university of our city, we usually didn’t take that route, instead we took the other way which passed through a gorgeous town  of bani gala.

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Bani Gala

The hotel had 4 tables and all tables had 4 chairs, red pretty chairs and wooden tables looked refreshing with the background of green Tree and far sighted mountains. The waiter of the hotel was also the owner of it. He was always smiling and chatting with his friends sitting with him. The tape recorder in the background was always playing, sometimes bollywood songs and on the other days you could enjoy the folk music, usually saraiki songs of Atta Ullah Essa Khelvi (the most praised and loved folk singer of Pakistan) .

Our regular order was Aloo k parathay, hari chuntney and doodh patti. We would laugh and chatt about all the things around the world from politics of states to the politics of the families. Some days we would sit quite and enjoy the music being played in the background and enjoy the view.

Those brunches make me nostalgic all the time, every time, whenever I think about the most magical things I have experienced.

Family is more precious than silver, gold and all the diamonds.

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Autumn Is here

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Hello everyone, and HELLO AUTUMN 🙂

All the seasons are associated with some particular things, like winter is with snow, summer is with flip flops and spring is with hope, similarly autumn has a lot of meaning as well.

Autumn was my late mothers favorite season. After she passed away last year, I have started seeing autumn as a whole new thing, it is not only a season for me now. It is a feeling, feeling of love, of longing, of death and also of colors and comfort.

In this post I would like to share a few of my favorite autumn related quotes with you. I hope you like them too. 🙂

The Joy

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ― William Cullen Bryant

The Beauty

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other season.” – Jim Bishop

The Hope

“Autumn Mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s ends and day’s beginnings.” – Terri Guillemets.

The Gifts

“Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself.” – Shauna Niequist.

The Sorrow

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” -Dodie Smith

 

The Death

“If life is nothing more than a journey to death, autumn makes sense but spring does not.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

These are all the shades of beautifully gloomy and remarkably joyful season, our lovely Autumn. 

After all the gorgeous quotes I love. This one posted below is my all time favorite. 

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Agree or Disagree ?

*more autumn posts coming soon. 

List of things I love

I am not sure if people would be interested in knowing what a random person likes and dislikes. But I am still going to post this. 😀

FOOD

1- Sandwiches

2- Pasta

3- Rice

4- Cheese

5- Peaches

6- Water melons

7- Bitter gourds (Unexpected? )

Books

1- Raja Gidh (Urdu Novel, its the love of my life)

2- Looking for Alaska

3- Zawiya (an other Urdu literary classic )

4- 100 years of solitude

5- Lord of the Rings

6- Les miserables

As I have mentioned it is an unfinished list. Only includes some of my favorite food and books ( SOME ).

Please feel free to share your lists. I might post them with your name. 🙂

via Daily Prompt: Unfinished

I don’t care

He was taking bath when his cell phone rang. He ignored it.

After almost 10 minutes, it rang again. and than again. He kept ignoring it.

He knew she must be crying harder after every unanswered call.It must be difficult for her.

But was it more difficult than seeing her in someone else’s arms? It is easy to say I love you, but it is difficult to continue loving someone.

“Because I loved only you and it was just a mistake.” She said when he was leaving.

The text he received right now said”How could you ignore me like this. I have been calling for last 4 days. Do you even care?”

“I don’t care” He replied.

“I care. And I still love you.” He thought.

via Daily Prompt: Pretend