The Beginning After The End - Book Review - Hafsa Idrees

Hafsa Idrees Quote Pakistani Author

The book revolves around the life of girl named Chrissie. While twirling through the pages you will be able to feel what it actually means to be a girl, how a girl think, how pure feelings she can have for the one she loves with all her heart. 
It's not an Eminem Rap where he would scream to vent out his anger, this novel is about the tenderness, serenity and calmness of a girl. While reading you will feel how helpless a girl can be yet she would greet you with a smile, the way she hides her tears, her grief and her miseries and you would believe that she is the happiest person in the world, what else she could want!
The are neither heroes nor any villains in this novel, it's just a struggle of a girl who puts back her broken pieces of heart and learns to move on in her life.

In her book she says
Setting things on fire, the ones you loved more than your life! Which reminded you of all the happy moments but letting them burn with your hands, your heart keeps pinching you but you just stand and stare at those flames as they engulf the physical existence of memories ...
The twists and turns are brilliantly built in the story and atleast once while reading this novel you will be like -> Shocked and you would say What The Heck! This just can't be happening right now!

It's worth reading and if you ever want to understand girls then this is just the thing you should not miss!

The best line for me from the novel was when Chrissie is all broken and she says , 'I had bruises on my soul, blisters on my heart, a tortured spirit, blooded emotions, broken feelings and a hollow body'. It was so close and natural ... I have been through this so this line like just touched my soul!

My rating is 8/10
Could have been 9/10 but there is just a minor mistake in the plot which could have been more better. 

You can follow Hafsa on facebook @ Hafsa Idrees - The Author

Her book can be bought from Amazon @ The Beginning After The End

The Story of the Iff Girl

Well, she already has spoilt her surprise but like still here we go ...
I had wished that I would write all this in the 'How I Met' series but I guess that never happened. Anyways, I never knew who this Iff Girl was, where she lived, what she does because I had never met her. As a matter of fact I havent met her yet but in the tenure of almost more than 13 months I have learnt alot about her.

So, how I came to know about her? Obviously, through Revolution Flame! She was a friend's friend who just joined and she worked pro actively in the Street Children Campaign. There were other people too but I just had this memory preserved, mostly I put it up as my wallpaper of my laptop!

Street Children Campaign Awareness message
Photo Credits : Maria Rasheed
This poster was created in December something I guess and at that moment there were hell lot of things going around. Musarrat Amin was also with us and these girls generated awesome activities. I guess I missed Zahra Batool and Yeah Qurat Apii too.
There was a thing called 'Ambassador Of Month' and the ambassadors who volunteered pro actively were awarded with that title and in February 2013 we announced the combined results and there she won the award of 'Ambassador of Month of December 2012' and Mahoor was of January 2014!
The funny part was that I accidently sent the email of Mahoor to Iffrah and hers to Mahoor! I don't know I was sleeping or what :D Seriously, it was a mistake :P A blunder I would say !
Any ways then street children was just about to conclude and I asked her to write a summary of what we did in the Street Children Campaign, she literally had to search the whole archive and compile it but she did and I promised her that I will try to get that published in the Us Magazine. She completed it in time but unfortunately, I was informed that it is against the policy of that magazine to publish anything so biased. Like come on (-_-) We did some good and sharing a report about that is considered biased ... We made sure that everyone who contributed in the campaign is mentioned and I guess that was just the issue. I was really like </3 
Because I promised her and I failed to deliver! *I hope she forgave me for that, You did right?*

Here is just another memory that I extracted ... The epic part -> '#Revolutionary Party'

And then If I remember it right then this Iff girl had some questions regarding *some-one-who-must-not-be-named* :D No more details :P The Iff Girl knows and I know she is smiling right now :D 

Okay and now she had papers or what, she disappeared from the scene ... then we had Earth Day Campaign and Women's Day Campaign and she had papers and studies then afterwards when we launched Infinitron in August 2013 then I guess she came back ... Or may be a little before that, we were having some group Skype meetings I think it was regarding the Creative Minds or something ... Then we also started the Save Energy Campaign and again &*@# happened :D 

I asked her to write something on Save Energy Campaign and she did without doing any Choon Chaan :D that most girls do :D (This is what I really like about her that she doesn't argues (^_^) She listens and provide constructive feedback) and again when I forwarded that to the editorial board then it got rejected :( as it some how God-Knows-Why didn't fall on the guidelines and i was like -> :@ :@ :@

I didn't know what to say to her I said to her that Don't worry I will get it published in the E-book but like ... umm ... :| I did broke the news and then I didn't know what should I say more, I talk alot but at that moment I was speechless and ashamed but again she said that Oh No Problem!  

Another trait which she has inherited from her friend is LayXeeNess :D She wasn't lazy but somehow she did became one and there is some really funny convo where she says 'Sir! Wait ... before you ask me how I am doing or you have a job for me ...' :D I guess that's enough! The Iff Girls knows the rest :3 

Another trait of her is that She is Tall, random and outspoken :D and her DP's scare me sometime :3 Why? :P I don't quite really know ! She is a pretty lass but once there was this DP ... I think I should put it here :D but that was scary :3 

Another memory was when she inboxed 'Are you Mad at me? *peeks  behind the sofa*' :D In fact I was really angry and frustrated because of the things that were going along in my life but like this #Innocence :D Just put a smile on my face and I forgot everything :D I don't know how she does that :P Sometimes she be so scary and sometimes so talkative and sometimes so innocent :P 

I also thought that she is scary because she once said that Evil Witch is her bestie and they both are just the same ... I told her that she is not the Witch :D She is altogether another big story I will blog about her someday when I will have some spare time!

Then one upon a time not very long ago I asked her a favour and she said that she would help me out. it was related to Punjab University but like I never thought she would do it because it is such a 'Khuwaar Kaam' which I was asking her to do but yet she did it (^_^) *ThankYou Girl*

And just another memory which I would like to share here is the blog naming. I dont know what intrigued her to make a blog but she did and she wasnt happy with the name and then we brainstormed alot of names and finally the current blog address she is using was suggested by me and whenever I see her blog posts it feels so nice and I remember all those memories (^_^) 

I don't know where I would be in this world after 5 years, where would she be but I have a strong feeling she would be married by then :D *pun-intended* but these awesome memories would remain with me ... 

Just wanna say that Happy Birthday Girl. I thought alot what gift should I give you but finally I thought you will love this flashback and memories ... :) I pray that you have loads of such happy moments in the life ahead! 

How We Classify Humans?

Exams are just knocking at the door, final year project, lab assignments, quizzes, lectures and teachers have made the life really miserable. Just few days ago I happen to see a comic on facebook that ‘You have 3 weeks to save your semester and the show begins’ :D I have just one week and I don’t know how I am going to cover all this but I have to :P

Today, I was just looking over the things and I saw that a friend of mine inboxed me a video link and my curiosity forced me to lets just have a look, we will study later :D I think all students are like that :P Umm … when I opened it then I saw a page named, We Are One! And the video started to buffer.
I remembered that page because my friend Jawad Kazmi had already launched a video on it and this was the second part. You can watch the video by clicking on the 'We Are One' banner below!

We Are One Peace Unity Pakistan

While I was watching that I kept wondering that Why don’t we all think like that? What is it that creates enmity among us? Why is it that we don’t accept people for what they are? How they are?
After all we all are humans, what is it that makes us forget and we chop each other down brutally?
I still haven’t forgotten the Rawalpindi tragedy that happened just a month ago … I still haven’t forgotten the brutal murder of Christians that happened not very far ago …

I really appreciate the efforts of the team who has compiled this video to promote peace and tolerance among people and in particular unity among Muslims. I want the world to know through this blog that Pakistani Youth is alive and is working towards a better Pakistan. Yes! gone are the times when we used to think that some 'Magical' and mystical hero will come and lead our country out of this chaos. Yes! we have realized that we hold the reigns of future in our hands and together, bit by bit, we will create a future we all dream of.

Syed Ommer Amer promotes Love Peace Tolerance writing

I travel a lot and mostly on public transport. During all that I happen to see people fighting over so trivial things! The more I travel the more I see and the more I see the more I wonder … Why in the name of religion we fight? Does saying that I belong to XYZ sect makes you a member of that sect?
Fine, If you belong to XYZ sect and I belong to ABC sect but we both are humans, we live, eat, drink together. We study in same institute, we meet daily and more or less we are like a virtual family but thinking that belonging to some XYZ sect is crime and if someone of their sect did something bad then it somehow becomes our religious obligation to hate our friend. Why? Because someone from his sect did this and now we don’t want to talk to our friend.

Just think for a while! 
Does that make any sense to you? 

I am not talking about the media, all they had to do is fire the emotions from both sides and create ‘Stories’. To hell with their stories and to hell with their reporting! Just talk to yourself, ask yourself this question, ‘Did you wanted to be a Muslim? Did someone forced you to be one? You could have been a Christian, a Jew or even an Atheist! And Let’s say that you happen to be a Christian and some other person whom you don’t even know but he happens to be a Christian and he lives on the other side of the world and does something stupid and your neighbor comes and kill you what he did and the reason he tells you before he takes your life is that You are a Christian! How would you feel?

Is it justified? 
Is it right? 
Does that even makes any sense?


Now this is what we have been doing and proclaiming ourselves as the righteous of the beings that ever existed on this planet Earth! We need to Change our Thinking! Our behaviors! The way we see and treat life!

The video talks about the sects of the Muslims and highlights a misconception that one sect cannot pray in the mosque of another sect. But for me, I don’t even believe in sects. 

For me either you are a Muslim or you are not a Muslim. *end of conversation*

I don’t care that even you are a Muslim, Christian or a Jew or an Atheist. I treat you as a human and I respect you because you are a human and this is what my religion teaches. Sometimes, I really curse the biologists that why they ever thought of classification? Fine you can classify plants, minerals etc.

Please Don’t Classify Humans!

Just let them be humans, no matter which color, caste or creed they belong. Let’s just call them humans! Let’s just be one! Let’s just all become the citizens of Earth and develop patience and tolerance to protect ourselves and our future.

Let’s just leave all differences behind and let bygones be gone and let’s all say that Yes I am a human and I will respect you because you are a human!

That’s what I believe in … Do you?