Credit Cards and Us

This post is dedicated to Ahmed Ali Maaz, Muhammad Ameen, Nida Saleem Vohra, Saiyid Ali Abbas Raza and Syed Ali Hasan.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

It is 3:55pm, and we (my Money and Banking Group that includes Abbas, Ali, Ameen, Maaz and Nida) are sitting in the lab giving final touches to our report on Credit Cards. Well… if I am to be honest, it is actually much more than giving finishing touches. We are COMPLETING the report right now!! While I am writing this, Ali sits besides me typing the Credit limit calculation for the report.

And by the way, we just got to know that something like that even existed. [Thanks to Ali’s aapa]

And yeah, the most important thing is that we are supposed to be there in class, for presentation ofcourse, at 5 sharp.

We are a bit nervous. Even after all the efforts we have made for this report. And this included going to the banks and asking them questions and everything. We really have done a lot of research (our report is proof enough.Iit is HUGE).

A few words for this group, my group:
Thank you people. You are great and it was fun working with all of you. And one thing that I must add here is that this has been one report / presentation that I did not stress over. Even when I got ill, and could not come and attend Group Meetings, I knew that work was being done.

Others (rest of the class) keep on saying that this group has all the best students and today I acknowledge that YES my teammates are the Best!!!

With all that, we do hope to perform to the best of our abilities. Our silly hope that we will give all the details in our presentation that sir would say that he has no questions to ask, is silly. Though it sounds a bit absurd, it is not impossible.

Keeping our fingers crossed 🙂

What’s Lacking? Talent? or TIme?

Majority of the Student here will probably remain here once they are done with their studies. But will these studies help them in their careers here?

That is one question that need be answered. And answered soon for that matter.

Whatever course it may be, the course books are all by authors that are not Pakistani and have written those books with reference to the laws, values, cultures and practices of their people, their countries.

And these values not hold true for our society. We are supposed to learn from those books, but do we? I think not to the extent we ought to. Reason being, everything is explained via examples that are hard to relate to.

The next question must be Why is it so?

To this there could be two answers. Either one has to be true.

Either we have no one capable enough to write a book that could be used as course material at the bachelors and masters level.

Or the capable ones feel it to be an unimportant task. They have no time for the future of the Nation!

Is this the way we plan to bring prosperity to our nation?
Are we still not letting outsiders to lead us?
Are none amongst us, who can come up and teach us the right things?

Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? – William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou are more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimm’d:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest:
Nor shall death brag thou wanderest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, this gives life to thee.

My Say on it

The above sonnet is not just glorious in terms of poetical beauty but also in terms of love that is being shown to the unknown beloved, whose beauty shall last as long as the words of this poem shall live.

The poem starts with a rhetorical question where the poet is asking his beloved to be compared, here there is both; the question and the answer that he will compare his love’s beauty to a beautiful summer day. He praises the beauty of his beloved to be even more lovelier than the day (summer day) itself.

The use of metaphors are there to further show the readers that the loved one’s beauty cannot be harmed or changed by the times and change of weather. The season may have changed, but the beauty will never fade.

Then the sun is being personified and portrayed as the as the eternal shining heaven that at times looses its vibrance to the clouds, but his love’s beauty shall never fade. The poet announces that all the beautiful things come to an end, but nothing can harm the appearance and personality of his beloved.

In the final couplet, Shakespeare gives reasons as to why his love will never loose the looks and charms. That is so, because he has made his love eternal, whose beauty and charms shall never die. Even with death itself. And the beauty will only grow with time, as he (Shakespeare) himself has captured his love’s beauty in these eternal lines and for as long as men have eyes they will read these lines, and as long as these lines are read, his beloved goes on living!

Love’s Secret

“read it in some book”

Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently, invisibly

I told my love, I told my love,
I told her all my heart;
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears,
Ah! She did depart!

Soon as she was gone from me,
A traveler came by,
Silently, invisibly
He took her with a sigh