Have so much to write about, but the last couple of weeks have been especially hectic. In brief, Babar got married and all three events of the wedding went really well. Congratulations Babar and Qudsia. Nabeel also got married, though since the wedding fell during weekdays and at a time when there was lots of other stuff going on, I couldn’t participate in the way I should have done.
The Dancom office shifted from the Evacuee Trust Complex to a building in the F-7 center. The new office covers the whole top floor and is over twice the size of the last one. Right now, there is still a lot of construction going on and we haven’t gotten quite used to the bare, cold rooms, but it is at a very convenient location with an abundance of banks and other commonly used services nearby. Unlike the one, mediocre restaurant at ETC that has a very limited menu and even worse service, we have lots of lunch/dinner options to choose from. Lots of opportunities to spend lots of money on good coffee, good food and other expensive things to buy. Just what I needed at this point in time.:(
I finally managed to get the car back after many more trips to the courts and police station. My good friend Razzaq managed to change a few parts and get it running on the spot so I didn’t have to go through the hassle of arranging a towing service to take it to the workshop. However, it’ll be a while before I can arrange enough funds to get it back in perfect shape.
I don’t know if it’s just a passing phase or if things really are getting worse, but lately, I’ve noticed an increase in the number of traffic-related accidents. First it was my colleague’s bike accident. Then mine. My neighbor’s car got hit by a tractor and just today, a vehicle slammed into my friend Shiraz’s nice and shiny new car. I’ve also had a few near misses on my own bike. Traffic may be worse in other cities like Lahore and Karachi, but unlike Islamabad, most roads in those cities aren’t open enough to have many high-speed mishaps, especially those involving large trucks or buses. Hope something is done about it soon.
That’s about it for now.