Monday, 14 August 2017

Sharan Travel Journal 2017

There is something very enchanting about unexplored forests. They are mysterious, exotic and fascinating. We spent some precious moments in such a jungle recently. It was out in the wilderness called Sharan.  Today, I will be sharing the travel journal I made on this trip. 

I made this journal on an expired 'BioMatrix stent table calendar' from my previous company. On this journal, I used a local newspaper (Daily Mahasib newspaper, Abbottabad), leaves, maps, cloth pieces, stickers, tickets, pictures, wrappers and stamps. I also doodled wherever I could. Thanks to my experience with travel journals, I completed this journal in one day.  



Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Say No to Late Sittings at Work

Background
This is something I feel very strongly about. I have been working in the corporate world for over ten years now. Mostly it runs on a 9-6 model including an hour’s lunch break. These are intense 40 hours a week which comes to over 2080 hours a year. This sort of a lifestyle needs dedication, motivation and a lot of determination. Eight consecutive hours a day are hell of a lot for a human brain to operate almost non-stop. Research has proven that it is humanly impossible for a human brain to function for any more time than this.



Don't settle for less
I hear of countless workplaces here where staff is expected to work even after their shift ends. Sadly, many employees are not even alarmed by this lifestyle. They are like robots. They are sacrificing their family and social commitments for nothing. They are not even paid overtime. Many of the staff justify it by saying it’s their job requirement or that there is work which they need to complete.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Oscar Mike Golf!


Hello everyone! We all have seen the drama Alpha Bravo Charlie but I get surprised when I hear that many people around haven't heard of the Phonetic Alphabets. Here is another effort to organize our lives just a little bit more. 

Whenever we are talking to someone on the phone and we need to tell them important details like our address, email address or pass-code, it is vital to get the exact details across without the fear of miscommunication.This is why Phonetical Alphabets came into being. It is very important for all of us to remember these like the back of our hands. 


Saturday, 22 July 2017

An Escape to the Jungle - Sharan, Kaghan Valley.

Normally, I like to plan trips in advance and be fully prepared but our recent escapade was quite an exception. This was our third trip with the tour company ‘Ghoomo Phirro’. Normally they have all-inclusive tours but this one started from Balakot and we had to get there on our own. We decided against driving on our own and opted for public transport to experience Pakistan fully for the first time. Today I will be sharing details of this adventure.


Summary of the trip
Landscape
Exotic. Lush green. Dense forest.
Pods
State-of-the-art. New. Modern. Artistic. Great KPK Govt initiative.
Jungle
Thick. Exotic. Refreshing. Pine trees. Unexplored.
Locals
Friendly. Funny. Cheerful. Beautiful. Chatty. Polite.
Jeeps
Open. Airy. Fun. Tight. Classic Design.
Company
Interesting. Like-minded. Stimulating conversations.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Herself Women’s Convention in Collaboration with Facebook

Taking a step. Empowering the women. Making a difference.


On 8th of July 2017, PITB organized this fantastic event which was basically a capacity building program to create strength in entrepreneurship. It took place from 9 am to 7 pm in Arfa Software Technology Park. I have been working in the IT industry for a while now and so was interested in attending this event. It had sessions on the role of women in education, policy, media, business, entrepreneurship and leadership. The program encouraged women to run their business and promote them through Facebook. First time in the history of Pakistan, an initiative joined hands with Facebook to promote women empowerment. Herself worked with Facebook’s initiative #shemeansbusiness to support and encourage women who want to become successful entrepreneurs and highlight their success stories on a global platform.