And why do i say that?? Here's how:-
We, Pakistanis, will not try the new pizza flavor on the menu. We are used to eating and ordering the same old pizza flavor everyone would like. We are afraid to try the new flavor because we have no idea how the outcome would be. We just might like the new flavor we try, but it's always a risky task. And when there's risk involved, we would never take that pick of the flavor. No matter how delicious the new pizza flavor turns out to be, we would blame the taste on the luck factor and would then go back to the same old flavor. And that flavor is CHICKEN!
People in Pakistan are afraid of change. They are going to stick to only the thing they are comfortable with and are always going to hesitate to try the new trends/things in their lifestyles. They would stick to what is the norm and would never venture out to change the way they have been placed upon. Their lives are all similar and all people think the same thoughts and do the same things, work on the same old ideas and would even lead their children to be like them.
And if a strange new entrepreneurship works out just fine and goes to height, the people are gonna say that he/she just got lucky! How biased is that! A new career pathway that a is out of the box and worth taking the risk is always looked down upon. People here are so afraid to try something new for a change!
Chicken here means the lives and careers that people think are the only options available that are respectful; Doctor and Engineer, and all those few choices kids have when applying to colleges/universities. Nobody would encourage anyone to be an artist, paint and follow your heart and be whoever you want to be. you can never be a pineapple in the pizza, a sweet element which adds to the texture and the taste, because if you decide to be an actor, your sweetness turns sour and people cannot stand a pineapple in the pizza here!
I decide to try every flavor available in the book! Because my taste buds cannot be satisfied with just ONE flavor! I want more :D How about trying the cool and tasty cucumber?? ;)
P.S. I wrote this post in anangry/frustrated mood because i myself am becoming a dentist. So if after a few yars i read this, i might have different views. But who know, maybe not ;)
After attending my first day at my medical college, i was extremely tired and while i was coming back home, i had to try very hard not to cry. Because i had just sent my life and myself down on a journey of four years where there would appear to be nothing but studies. I don't mind studying, but what i mind is not getting the time to write and not getting the time to watch Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, Hart of Dixie, 90210 and Glee. I mean, i have to cry every time i see Glee because i love arts/creative writing soooo much that it's hard for me to not do it a lot :(
I am listening to Defying Gravity from the Wicked musical.
I have always wanted to try to defy gravity, break the mold and the stereotype and i know joining a very renowned program doesn't look like it. Well, here i am doing that, defying gravity. And how exactly you may ask. And this is how; People in Pakistan rarely look at dentist as a profession when they choose pre medical subjects. All everyone dreams of is being a doctor and not a dentist. So yeah, i think it pretty much is the only reason how i defy gravity. But i think i can bring more to my life than just studies ;) And I admit, a few months ago, i was amongst those people who had no idea that you can be a dentist too :P I have seen The hangover, and have you seen how the guy lashes out at his friend when he calls himself a doctor to the receptionist, but the dear friend reminds him he's a dentist AND NOT A DOCTOR! I think i will face situations like these too, so it'll be better to call myself a dentist. Still, people call me a doctor, and i have to correct them by telling "A Dentist, not a Doctor" !
I have been very very busy for the past few days and have been going on and on managing my admission into the dental college. So now that i actually have the time, i want to thank all the people who read my blog and commented. It encourages me to follow my heart and my dreams.
We have Eid, a festival. Two Types, one is of happiness and colours, the other is of Sacrifice. Twice a year that makes me going to my village, cuz i live away from it. My grandparents migrated from our village to the city for the sake of my parent's education, and now by the grace of Allah, all is well and happy.
It's a long shot of me winning but what the heck? I can still try. As they say, if you don't shoot, it's gonna be a 100% miss. So here i am BEGGING you guys to please vote for me. It's the biggest blog awards of Pakistan and its a huge honor for me. I know I'm new and I'm not as good as the others, but i will one day be IA in the same place as them and i need your help to vote for me. VOTING PROCEDURE:-
1. CLICK ON THE LINK
2. WHEN THE PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN AND THEN CLICK ON THE 5TH STAR BELOW THE TITLE "BEST DIARIST: .....
3. AND YOU ARE DONE
I started out as a passionate writer and a poet and now it's been only almost a year and i'm so far through it. I'm lovin' it! So please vote for me at this link, and you just might know my real name and (cough) see the beauty that i am :D
And I am so grateful to all of you for your support :)
P.S. I would really love it if you couls share it with other people and ask them to vote for me too :) Please?
Something was just crossing my mind... You know, it feels so warm to know you have friends, or u can have a nice conversation with someone. It sends down warmth deep in the soul just like snuggling in a blanket as the wind chills you. And you feel belonged, no matter what you are or who you are.
So hold on to the ones you have and the ones you'll make. Who knows, you just might not find hot cocoa to warm you up in the freezing cold :P