It's been a slow (news) week so don't have much to say, though I
myself am as busy as ever. What better to write about than weather?
It has been raining, almost continuously, for three days now and
everything is cold and wet. For a change, Islamabad is somehow reminding
me of a typical day in London. Maybe it's because the city is starting
to show signs of development or it could be that I'm just getting out a
lot less and am associating these rainy experiences with those in my
I've pretty much stopped paying attention to the car so it's a lot of
bother to drive in these conditions. The frame of the car is again filled
with rainwater, seeping in from God knows where. The windows fog up very
fast since I haven't been cleaning them myself (I'm very thorough when I
do) and the heater doesn't work. I tried driving with the air conditioner
on to get rid of the moisture, but it didn't help much. Imagine driving at
night with only enough visibility to see the lights of the car ahead.
What a comfort while on a fast highway.
In a surprise move, McDonalds opened here a few days ago in a corner
of F-9 Park. I like the "developed" look that a structure like this
presents, but if only they had the vision to extend the shade further so
people can enjoy the open air even while it's raining. The food wasn't
very good which begs the question of why these establishments differ so
much across cities, or even within twin-cities. Maybe I've lost the
ability to appreciate normal tastes after eating at the likes of "Monal"
and "Gun Smoke".
I would disagree with the statement that there isn't much to write
about. Just that I'm working on too many other things at the moment and
seem not to be able to find time to think, let alone put the thoughts
into words. Hopefully, I can complete all the queued tasks soon and
concentrate more on blogging. And maybe get some sleep.