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We Can Be Taught, Most You Should Do Is Try!

Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught!

What makes a teacher great?


Sense of responsibility Is the only thing that makes a person, Teacher; and that too a  great one! If a person have some sense of responsibility but not the ability to teach, the least he can do in the interest of students is either resign or at least try to teach in a better manner.

A Student’s Rant

Daily Prompt: No Fair

Tell us about something you think is terribly unfair — and explain how you would rectify it.

A student’s rant is about to be started. Caution: weak hearted people beware!

  • Physics Final lab next week is no fair. I would love it to be delayed
  • Maths Assignment so huge is no fair. I would want it less
  • Statistics lab work so difficult no fair. Can’t it be easy
  • I haven’t understood a single word of physics this semester in classes is no fair. I want the best teacher in uni.
  • No news about student’s week in uni is no fair. I need some break
  • Exams being conducted in November is no fair. Some more time please.
  • Me writing this post is no fair. I’ll go and study!


Happy Friday the 13th, chocolaty birthday to me!

This post is quite a bit late than it actually should have been. I intended to write this post on my birthday i.e. on Friday 13th September (International Chocolate Day)

So, it might mean according to few that it was a supposed to be an unlucky day for me but it wasn’t. It was quite a good day for me actually. I went to the university dressed in my Eid clothes and was praised by many fellows! 😀 ( and honestly who doesn’t like to be praised). I received a very cute hand-made birthday card from my siblings, which made it even better for me.

My actual purpose of writing this post is to highlight a few important points about 13th no. and International Chocolate day (about which I found out this year only)

Friday the 13th is considered one of the most unluckiest days of the month, however, according to us Muslims Friday is one of the luckiest and holy day of the week. Also, odd numbers are given special regard in Islam. Fear of Friday the 13th is nothing but a type of phobia known as paraskevidekatriaphobia a concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning “Friday”), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning “thirteen”) attached to phobía (φοβία, from phóbos, φόβος, meaning “fear”). In fact, 13 is considered by many to be a lucky number. 13 is considered to be a lucky number in Italy. Also. many successful sports figures have worn the number 13. Apart from it, American country-pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was born on December 13. She considers 13 her lucky number due to lucky events happening to her when the number appears (her first album going gold in 13 weeks, being seated at awards shows in the 13th seat, row or section). She also wears the number written on her hand at her concerts so she has it with her everywhere she goes. However on the other side 13 is considered an unlucky number by The famous author of today J.K Rowling made a reference to its bad luck charm as it’s written in third book of Harry Potter series “when thirteen dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die”. I guess it’s just a matter of believing what one wants to believe! 😀 But for chocolate lovers, I guess it would be an easy way to eat lots of chocolate on 13th of September without any good reason! 😉


I guess this is what my birthday cake this year should have looked like!


Ummm.. Teachers??

Daily Prompt: Luxurious

What’s the one luxury you can’t live without?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us LUXURY.

As a student, I must confess that good teachers these days are very hard to come by, so they can be called a Luxury. hence, a good teacher is one luxury I can’t live without but yet I have to survive without!

P.S: Physics is a terrible subject!


As the title tells you.. I CAN’T WRITE! I’ve been trying struggling for quite some time now to write.. As I usually write about daily prompts, I thought I don’t need to think up an idea as to what should I write about. But alas! here we are! I can’t think of even a simple response to daily prompts. I check my blog on regular basis and find stats approaching to zero. Maybe my head is bit full of maths assignment at the moment, topped with statistics practicals and physics’ tension, but the thing is that this semester, I have to study English as a compulsory subject and our teacher asks us mostly to write! you see what the problem is, I CAN’T WRITE!writemyessay1

The other side of me..

Daily Prompt: The Full Moon

When the full moon happens, you turn into a person who’s the opposite of who you normally are. Describe this new you.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us NIGHTTIME.full-moon-goddess

I was sleeping the other day when I suddenly woke up shivering as the clock struck midnight. I was shivering very very badly and I didn’t know what was going on. As soon as the shivering stopped I didn’t wake my sister as I normally would have done and slept on! My mom woke me up at 6 o’clock and I woke up immediately. Got ready in my usual t-shirt and jeans when I was asked by my sister.. What are you doing Yumna?? when will you get ready? get changed into something suitable. I silently nodded and wore my abaya over my dress and told my sister and mom that I’ve already changed! I went to the university and sat with the rowdiest group of the class.. I don’t know what made me do so or even why they were staring at me in a weird way, but all I knew was that it’s perfectly okay to sit with them and few of my fellows, to whom I didn’t even bother to talk to, came to me asking if I had reserved seats for them. I shrugged and said No! they asked me if I was going to sit with them and after another shrug and a No! they went back muttering about me being somewhat ignorant! But, honestly I didn’t care at all! After my classes were over during which I laughed alot sitting at the back seat and  got really insulted by the teachers too, whatever! Well.. After the classes were over I stayed into the university with my friends to catch up on some work. My mom asked me when will I be back, so I lied to her that I have classes till late today. In the evening, when I reached home, I changed quickly and started studying. As soon as it was dusk, I found myself working and thought what was I doing? I hadn’t even checked Facebook or WordPress?? I stood up and immediately switched on the computer to write a prompt..

Laziness is the answer

Daily Prompt: Procrastination

What have you been putting off doing? Why?

Well… I know it is extremely monotonous but I just can’t help it. I’m putting of doing all my university work for at least a month now. Reason? At first it was Ramazan, a month of prestigious occasion for Muslims and I didn’t feel like doing work then. I strongly believe that university should have given us off. Now it’s been over a week since Ramazan ended but last week I felt pretty lazy as I was still not over my post-eid laziness. And now it’s weekend again and my homework is piled up like anything! Two days ago, my sister asked me casually that how much work do I have left and I recited a complete list of work for all the subjects I take! She had no idea it would be such a long list and was pretty much shocked by the amount of work I have to do. And look at me, I’m still delaying my work by writing posts and watching T.V.13196456-lazy-girl-falls-asleep-while-studying-surrounded-by-books

List ’em up!

Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List

Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y


I’d definitely like to make a list.. No, not on  the given topics but rather on the reasons as to why can’t I make a list on those topics:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Statistics
  3. Physics

Yes.. The above given reasons aren’t allowing me to skip my homework and make a list instead! 😉

What to Study?

Daily Prompt: Decisions, Decisions

How are you more likely to make an important decision — by reasoning through it, or by going with your gut?

Hmm.. As by now most of my readers must have realized that I’m a random person. I do things first and think about the results later.. But when it come to making important decisions, I do try to reason at least just once with my own self and my parents . For example I could have gone to NED University (Biggest university in our country for engineering, As I had chosen pre-engineering in my intermediate) but I chose Mathematics major in Karachi university.. Reason: I wasn’t interested in engineering, So I didn’t think it was necessary to do what majority was attempting to do.. I did think it through and I think it was a right decision, I’m happy with what I’m studying and I certainly do not feel uncomfortable in studying the subject! 😀


Daily Prompt: Nightmares

Describe the last nightmare you remember having. What do you think it meant?

Nightmares are the types of dreams which may wake one in the middle of sleep due to fear or anxiety. Every human being feels the emotions of happiness, sadness or fear and these emotions can be easily depicted in one’s dreams.

A few weeks ago, prior to the beginning of my university I had a dream in which I was in the university and was searching for the classes. I know that university consists of many plain areas mainly consisting of trees and just some barren land. So, what I saw was that many teachers were working as guides and pointing us in the direction of classes, and though I did reach my department I wasn’t able to reach the correct class. I asked many other students but they didn’t respond satisfactorily enough for me to reach my destined classroom. Though it is not remotely frightening but it did make me feel bad to think about the dream when I woke up next morning. I think it was the fear of a new place and also it was the fear of new people maybe, due to which I had that dream, but thankfully that nightmare didn’t come true! 😀

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