After planning so many unsuccessful plans, My BFF called me and asked me, “Hey LUNCH mei kia laye ho?” 😛 I said, “nothing lets order jou bhi mood ho”, in a very down tone. She said, “Naaahhh, Let’s get up we are going out for lunch”. Haaa! I said, “Ok so where are we going tell me?” She replied to me “Sizzlers!!” I was shocked and surprised because she is not a steak person :-O. Though, I eat everything yeah!! Foodie ME. It was Friday actually so, we decided to offer prayers first. We left our seats at exact 12:50 pm to perform Wudhu and then offered prayers after that. After Namaz we booked Careem which arrived within 2 minutes hardly.
Friday lunching with my BFF at Sizzlers. Service though was very slow that day. It might be because of Friday and all are having long lunch timings. Usually peeps prefer to do lunch outside from there office premises. They took our order around 20 to 25 minutes after we settled down. Just imagine :O Hungry WE! Finally waiter came to us I slightly complained about our long wait he said Sorry Ma’am. Anyways! We placed our order fire chicken steak, Moroccan chicken and in dessert we ordered the mouth-watering chocolate malt cake, and for drink we had Pina-colada and frozen lemonade.
After 25 to 30 minutes they served us. After such a long wait for food we started eating. Chicken was well cooked and it was so scrumptious. For side line, we both had rice. It was also very crispy and veggies were finely cooked. Fire chicken steak, Moroccan chicken both are aesthetically pleasing. Every single bite of chicken was every juicy and delicious. Moroccan sauce was not hot flavor but yes the taste was divine! They deliver the drinks little late. When we were done with half of our meal. But they were chilled and tasty.
These pictures are so mouth-watering that they are actually giving a silent challenge to my appetite. It was really tempting and delicious. Chocolate malt cake was heaven. Warm soften sweet chocolate with ice cream. My mood was down initially, but this yummilicious food changed my mood and gave me fresh feeling at the end. It’s 50% off offer going on for lunch. So it was a win win situation for both of us.
The forecast calls for scattered showers ⛈ ☔ . I looked out the window the dark gray clouds 🌫 covering the angelic blue sky and stopping the warm rays of sun. Rain has started after sometime. It sounds like a pita pat. Today is the day of inescapable wetness. It’s been raining on and off all day lovely awesome weather. Love the pleasant smell outside the rain. Grasses, flowers are looking attractive and giving heavenly view.
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GOSH! Oh my heart <3. It was finally SNOWING! I was viewing the snow fall from my car window the comfort of my warm and cozy car seat LOL. Snow is one of the fantastic gifts of winter. The way the snow was sprinkled down, it looked astonishing.
Snow fall had increased my heartbeat and butterflies in my stomach with excitement and happiness. In a blink of an eye everything was covered by smooth snow. I just wanted to stop the car and went out to fully enjoy the flurry weather. As I opened the car’s window the flurry of snow blew in. At long last car stopped we went out from the car, took a deep breathe, one of my biggest dream came true today Alhumdulillah. I opened my arms and closed my eyes and breathed in the freshness of the air LOL yeah exactly! My pose was like titanic ;).
Suddenly, I felt shortened of breathe. I stepped towards my car and opened my cars door to get back into it and covered my neck from front by muffler and zipped up my hoodie.
After few minutes, I was feeling fine. We were not exactly in front of China border. Our tour guide stopped car before check point on the left side. Weather was very foggy and we were unable to view the border. Everyone out there was heading towards the border by walk. It wasn’t easy for us to walk through the border because of the chilled weather, We Karachiites are not habitual of such hard and wintry weather but we were extremely enthusiastic. We continued walking towards Border.
The vision and feeling was exactly the same as my baba described to me. I was freezing, teeth chatter, skin paling, and I experienced numbness in my fingers as cold seeps into my gloves and foot due to cold weather, until they cease to bend properly, stiffened and frigid. I remembered baba’s words and with each step I took, I missed him badly and wanted him to be here with me. I couldn’t call him though because mobile signals were not reachable as we were on height. Due to fog, we could barely see the road in front of us. Finally after 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from check point, I was right in front of China Border. Army men were very welcoming, modest and helpful towards all tourists.
Peeps were taking selfie’s with them and clicked group pictures. You know what happened next, Group of folks recite National Anthem in a clamorous attractive and charming voice. I was amazed and never thought I would hear anthem at border like this. Rest of people nearby also took part with them. Folk’s sparky slogan about Pak-China friendship.
Snow is one of the prettiest things. It glistened in the sun and gives the illusion of soft clouds, icy snow to soft powdered fluff. My life’s first trip and I saw snow falling I was feeling so blessed. I was so glad and thankful to GOD to answer my prayers :). Winter is a wonderland.
OMG snow fall my first LOVE 😍. Every time when I heard snowfall had occurred in northern areas of Pakistan and other countries. I sat back, hold my heart, breathe deeply and always think if I ever see snowfall with my eyes? Would I be able touch it? I always have lots of questions in my mind, how would the snowfall look like..? Would it be possible to feel it? Would I be able to taste it? How would it feel like? How would it taste like? Lolol blaah blaaah yaa trust me I questioned myself a lot and my baba as well. Ohh yeaaahh me and my innocent questions 😂.
I remember when snowfall season came and snowfall occurred in different northern areas of Pakistan. When weather broadcast was transmitted on television. My baba called me by way of saying quickly come here..! I ran towards his room to watch the weather broadcast 😍. I always talked to my baba that I want to go in this season and wants to feel and live this season and this weather. I want to feel and live wonderful and enchanting moments. I literally showed my stubbornness that I want to see this way or other way around. The level of my craziness was very intense. I forced him to take me there. Baba always said to me oh man you’re simply crazy and impossible 😂🙉. You couldn’t bear Karachi’s winter weather how are you going to bear that weather. You don’t have an idea that your fingers will be swelled because of the – (minus) decreased temperature. Tap water becomes solid ice. The breath become foggy when one exhale.
My face swelled like a watermelon whenever he started saying this to me. This daughter dad conversation happen every year 😂. Sometimes I felt complex from those who belonged to those regions where snow falls lol.
Then one day I got a chance to visit Pakistan and its northern areas. I was very much excited, I shared this great news with everyone in my surroundings. My cousin told me you are going in August. You would not get a chance to see snowfall, oh yes you can see fallen snow on mountains and roads maybe but for sure on mountains. I scowled at him, when he stated this 😝. Though I was excited and I had little hope for snowfall but on the other hand, I was thinking what if it would not happened. So I had mixed feelings.
On my tour I saw lots of delightful and attractive sceneries. But in my inner most, I craved to see the snow fall. We were heading towards China border. My face was outside the car’s window. We were on height of 1800km, I was looking towards the mountain, I saw the glistened on the mountains, it was fresh snow fall occurred; my tour guide said, see the mountains snow fall befallen. He just said and my heart leaped with excitement. I started praying oh GOD please please please! Let it snow. All of the sudden, along with the wind, small pieces of snow started falling down, on my glasses and lips. I cleaned my glasses and when I licked my lips because it was moisturized, it tasted like ice. I was like: “what was that?” Then I opened my palm and put my hand out of the car window to catch the snow. Our tour guide again said it’s not snow falling, its snow melting down with breeze. It’s that snow which was fallen on the mountains. My heart was broken when he said like that. But still I crossed my fingers and continue praying and hoping for a snowfall.
As we reached to the road of China border, Guess what?… to be continued Part 2 Love letter to snowfall …
My journey to Pak tour was the kind of catalyst for my travel bug. I always knew I wanted to travel, but didn’t really have an opportunity because I never get permission to go with my friends and my mom always say do whatever you want once you get married. Errggg anyways… My uncle’s family (mamo) were planning to go to Pak tour in the mid of August 2016. My aunt (mami) asked me to come with them. When she offered me, I got so excited thou I never wanted to go for pak tour because I don’t like Pakistan tour didn’t know the reason why. Basically my aunt initiated the plan. She put all the efforts to make it happen. She contacted with the tour guide who lived in Murree. She got his number by the reference of my uncle’s friend. He himself had Pakistan tour accompanied by his family with the same guide, he told my uncle that he’s a nice and trustworthy person so if you’re planning a visit with your family, then you must go with him. I have forgotten the name of that tour guide ummmm oh yesh Kamran Bhai (KB). My uncle called him and discussed about the expenses of our 15 days tour. He told him about the complete expenditure.
The tour guide asked him to decide and confirm our tour dates so he could done with the arrangements accordingly. We planned to go in train and chosen to go from Lahore to Rawalpindi by road. We communicated KB about our plan and also gave him information about our train and busses timings yaa I know our trains are never on time thou busses usually are. We also mentioned him to pick us from daewoo buss adaah lol.
Ok so the climax part 😬 here my family didn’t know anything about the plan. So, after everything was done, I informed them that I am going with them 🙈🙊 on these dates. OMG after this high spot announcement my nuclear family blasted over me with lots of Y’s , ifs and buts, eewww!! That was expected but at last they said OK go, but yaaaa with a long list of precautions and advices. But I was more focused an excited that i finally got the permission Yuppieee :D. Hey My pakkiii Here I come <3.
Instant plans are always awesome. I reached at work and turned on my system to start my work that out of nowhere one of my friend came to my seat and asked me: “Nashta karna hai..?” Of course, I said yes definitely. How am I supposed to say no to food? 🙈
We planned to have a nashta from Espresso. We booked Careem, and we reached at our venue. Environment was so peaceful. Gentry was good. A waiter came to us and asked how many person we are so he arranged table for odd number seats for us in a non-smoking zone. By odd number I meant we were 5, yesh! hum panch and they have tables for even number peeps. He handed over us a menu book and we started picking numerous items from it. They set cutlery and napkins.
We ordered Power breakfast. In power breakfast, we can order any two eggs prepared as per our choices so, we ordered Mediterranean Omelets and other was cheese and mushroom Omelet. Bread basket with our meal was served in which there were two sugar-coated sweetened pancakes. Green salad was fresh and its green leaves gave peace to eyes. Frankfurter nom nom. Delicious hash browns, fresh Orange juice, coffee, banana with yogurt and honey OMG it was so scrumptious, not at all heavy as banana shakes are heavy usually.
Espresso offers an interesting deal for their chocolate chip baked cookie. On each check-in via Facebook they give free cookie… So, we got four check-in and our check in were verified by the waiter. They gave us cookies yayaya lol it was so delightful, soft, sweet and nicely baked.
We ordered dessert in the end. It was so appealing and yummy.
I hope to try more restaurants for breakfast. Over all it was stupendous experience.