Monday, 24 June 2013

Summer Bash in Our Lady of Fatima




June and July, considered by many to be the hottest months in Karachi during which majority of the people to beat the heat start moving towards the beaches or else organize farm picnics. A time in which children are indulged in various summer activities and teenagers try to get a hang of different skills and trades!

But the environment in Our Lady of Fatima Parish is entirely different this summer. The month of June has not only kicked off with the traditional summer classes for the younger kids of the parish but has also been a venue for the game of softball, where parishioners from all the English speaking parishes have participated.

Every alternative evening the parish ground is filled with players and supporters who come to cheer and uplift the morale of the different teams participating.
This year around it is nice to not only see many promising youngsters taking part but also the aged coming in to enjoy the game.

Well as the month of June dawns the arrival of July will get into action another anticipating tournament, the Ramzan Night Cricket Tournament!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wedding Blues





It has been nearly six months since my engagement to Deborah and life since then has taken a toll. In these six months many events have crossed by all of which I consider for the good.

Seriously I thought getting into an engagement and heading towards marriage would be a walk in the park (which in truth I still do believe) but at the end of the day I think it’s us who make things too complicated.
With all the decisions and planning’s laid on me and my fiancĂ©’s head, it seems that this is the biggest event we are planning in our lives which is filled with frustration, anger, judgment and the list goes on.. But at the end of the day it seems that it puts in the light out realities and this is exactly what we love about each other, exactly what helps us understand each other.

Though at the moment things just seem so difficult and not manageable at all! But I know at the end that I am going to walk down the church aisle and say my vows, committing myself to the person I respect , love and honor.

PS: I know i am getting a bit too religious but for all this couples who are thinking of tying the knot or have already tied the it, you should read an important document which Blessed John Paul the II wrote for families and married couples named the Familiaris Consortio