January 26, 2009
For some reasons, I have been moved to http://rebellionthoughts.blogspot.com/ . I love this blog alot. I would not completely stop posting here. It would remain my very personal blog forever.
So people who visit me here, do check my other blog.
Cya there 🙂
November 21, 2008
Few days back, I went to hospital for some tests. When I came out of hospital, I saw a Chinese standing on a bus stop, which was just in front of hospital. He threw a familiar glance at me but I didn’t understand whether I met him before or not.
Anyhow I went on my way and I saw him catching a very over crowded bus. I reached my office after some shopping. When I was walking to the office, suddenly some one ran behind me calling;’ Excuse me ma’am’. Oh that was the same Chinese with a smile. He went on:
He: Assalaum Alaikum
I was shocked and couldn’t reply for sometime. He started walking with me to the office.
He:” mauf kijiay ga aap tu shaid mijhay nai janti lekin mai nay apko dekha hai yahan”.
Another shock, he was speaking Urdu fluently. We got into the elevator. He quickly pressed the button of my floor.
He: “aapka department issi floor par hai naa”?
I nodded. I don’t remember any suicide attack by any Chinese, so I was at ease.
I: Sorry mai nay aapko pehchana nai”?
He: That’s alright. I can understand that there are so many people visiting here regularly. How could you know all of them? I actually come often here. I saw you working here. Today I have a meeting with Mr……..(one of my most senior colleagues).
He was constantly smiling. I do not like those who smile while talking. His obliging smile was irritating me. Then he lowered his gaze and did not say any thing further. I think he knew that I was constantly watching him. We can never guess about the age of Chinese people. They look ever young. He was wearing faded jeans which I thought was blue when it was bought. His dress shirt was also very clumsy. The most attention grabbing thing were his joggers. Oh my God they were dusty and seemed very old. He was not carrying any things (diary or file) and he had come to attend a meeting. I thought he might be my boss’ friend. After two hours meeting, he waved me and went out of the department.
I called my colleague for taking the whereabouts of that Chinese. He told me that he is among the largest exporters of garments to the world. He started his company from scrap and now he has developed it like an empire. He is dealing with more than 20 countries and now he is going to set up a factory in Pakistan. That’s enough for me to be shocked. He doesn’t look like a big businessman. He was very humble in all his gestures. I do not believe that a big businessman can travel through a local bus.
What about the Pakistani businessmen? Before setting up their business, they consider it obligatory to have a big bungalow and few gigantic cars. They think that expensive suiting would show their status and position. They do not leave any opportunity where they can show off their wealth. Humbleness, forget about it. With the money that they extravagantly spend on their so-called status could be better used in expanding their business but who can tell them.
We have a close liaison with Chinese businessmen. They walk and work freely in our office. Some times I doubt that they are employed here. They are very gentle and kind irrespective of their business status. Their humility, hardworking and sincerity to work are the keys to their success.
November 13, 2008
Vice President gave me a shield. On right, is one and only Ms Chairperson of this Committee. I think and wish that she would not give this Committee to me next year ;p. No no I did not tease her at her level.
November 8, 2008
Next day was also good. In the first session, attendance of participants was quite good but it came down in the second session. All remaining presentations were made on second day. Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), ARY Global Gallery Dubai, SME Bank and Business Support Fund (BSF). All presenters were good. But they were complaining about attendance. It seems that I was the only responsible for this shortfall in participants. had ho gai mai kiya baandh leti logun ko chairs k saath. banda khus aisa interest paida karta presentation mai logu k log ja hi naa saktay sab mera kasoor hai
Anyways, I tried hard to nicely manage the last day as well. And you know what Madam Chairperson called me and emraced me and said; “well done beta”. 😮 surprise no shocked. All the time she remained against my working style now; “Both days were excellently managed” she proceeded and I was about to faint. I tell you she was impressed by me 🙂 apna asar hi aisa hai
She told me that she had made a blunder yesterday’s inaugural ceremony as she did not invite the Chief Guest, who was Director of TDAP, for the speech and she announced Vote of Thank right after VP’s speech ……ahahaha…..I laughed alot. I told her that I was thinking at that time that he was not ready for the speech. Thank God I did not make this blunder.
Anyhow, that was the last project of this year and mashaAllah it happened to a success for me. Thank you Allah Ta’ala ge ….love you God.
November 4, 2008
After three months tiring efforts, Program has started today. That would be my last Event of the year, I hope .
First day was really good. Crowd was targeted. I think that’s enough number of people to deal with. Program is sponsored by TDAP, SME Bank and ARY Group. One presentation was made today by Badar Khushnooe country Consultant Google Pakistan. Participants remeined interested in his presentation till the end. Program was well managed. I tried not to revise my last mistakes and mismanagements. I was more relaxed today than my last Event. Let’s see what Chairperson would response towards it. The most thing of today was, Af was absent and Chairperson called me up to collect Resource Centre’s shield…..ahahaha…..em sure mijhay kacha chaba jaye gi jab sunay gi tu 🙂 would post the pic soon
Tomorrow is the second and the last day. TDAP, ARY Group, SME Bank and Business Support Fund would give presentations tomorrow. People are eager to attend the second day too.
I got tired. My damn high heels made me sick 😡 so I put my flat chappal on. I dont know how gals are used to high heels. But I am confident that I would one day learn how to handle them.
I am very tired today. But em more eager to welcom the tomorrow 🙂
November 1, 2008
Well well well I am damn busy but I cannot leave this moment unsaid. That was a most memorable and most beautiful moment when my favourite person was announed to be included in our family. November 1, 1999, Apu and demmi bhai got married.
October 30, 2008
I swear that’s not only my fault. He and Chairperson were also responsible.
Ok now the story. As I have mentioned before that I am organizing a Program on business support services. In this regard, I contacted Care International Org asking them for their participation. I tried my best to trace the resource person but couldn’t. They told me that they would contact further. But did not contact me so I thought they are not interested. That’s not my habit to beg others for participation. Chairperson can force them but I couldn’t. I closed their chapter at my end.
now the chairperson constantly remained in contact with that resource person and insisted him to attend the event without my knowledge.
Anyhow, she has rescheduled the date of the program to first week of November. I informed all the interested participants. I had plan to extend a general invitation to all others. yes yes I informed the interested ones and i did not inform HIM. Chairperson did not inform him too. And he the stupid man came all the way from Islamabad to attend the event on previous date. He came to me and asked pleasantly’ what’s the program’? I was like what? which one? where? I took him to the separate meeting room and briefed him about the recent situation. In a separate room as if he wanted to shout at me, no body can hear. I was really ambarrassed and appologized more than ten times. He was also ambarrassed as he should confirm before leaving his place. He called chairperson in my presence. He was looking at me like he wanted me to leave him alone but I did not. I know if I whould have left him he would have surely complained against me. I kept a strict eye on him thats why he had to talk to her carefully.
For most of the time, I do not give much time to my visitors. But I gave him more than an hour. He told me that he was in Kabul and now their org is in process to start a program regarding development of women entrepreneurs with the coordination of USAID. He was called USAID as USA id while we call it US Aid. Dont know what’s the real word but one is the same thing.
I toldhim how much I know about women entrepreneurs and how much I am eager to promote them…….hahahaha…….yea I am becoming little clever na. He seemed very impressed with my emotional speaches and I acted fully to be an emotional pie. ;p
I showed him our whole office from basement to 4rth floor. He was quite impressed. He left after an hour with taking my promise that I would help him whatever he needs in launching his program. I will 🙂
Whatever’s fault it is, I was emabarrassed and my attitude towards him was like compensation my others fault. That’s not my fault. He should confirm the program before coming to lahore. bughtay ab by air ticket ka kharcha. And she, the chairperson, why didn’t she told him about the new date if whe really wanted him to be here at the Event? She and He are both responsible. I am absolutely innocent.
T and u were kidding me that he would have killed you if were a male. So thank you God for making girl 🙂