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Hidden behind the screen.

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Hidden behind the screen.

Sitting in a busy restaurant with all my attention on my sweet kids, and their naughtiness I randomly checked my surroundings and saw my hubby busy in mobile phone, then few other tables, most of the people with families or without families were busy in the same activity.

I felt lil bad, and I said to Hubby: Are you doing something important?

He said: No just …..

I said: hmmm …….

Laughing of my children bring my nerves back to normal and I get back to the lighter mood, they are my energy boosters, my power bank 🙂

Food served after few minutes and we had a lovely yummy EID dinner together.

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Now the question is, all the people who were using cell phones while sitting with family or friends, on the same table and as per my thinking they were absolutely there to enjoy and spend some quality time together?

Then why they need this cell phone?

Are we so much tired of talking and sharing to HUMANS? Oh let’s say, human around you, MOTHER, FATHER, SISTER, BROTHER, SPOUSE, CHILDREN, OKAY USING JUST ONE WORD —FAMILY!!!!!

And speaking before anything more let me make myself very clear, I am not against cyber world friends or relations , I know and I believe that good people are everywhere , I have so many friends also ,but What I am trying to say is ;

PLEASE DO THINGS ON RIGHT TIME, ON RIGHT PLACE AND IN RIGHT WAY.

We must understand the values and emotions of people around you specially your family.

Well, this is where we stand today, we know the pain, problems, hobbies, future plans, daily routine of our friends and colleagues but we don’t know WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR OWN HOME. We spend whole day  with them and then after coming back to home we are still busy in chatting with them , liking their posts on FB , sharing stuff on whtsapp, and your parents, your grandparents , your life partner are waiting for your time.

SAD BUT TRUE!

In my country where we live in joint families, Parents and siblings are all living under the same roof, and still we don’t have time for each other? We are so much indulged in this social media and cyber relations, thanks to FACEBOOK, WHTSAPP and easy mobile phone internet packages and rates.

WHY?

I WONDER, WHY?

ARE WE AFRAID OF EXPRESSING OURSELVES IN FRONT OF EACH OTHER?

SHYNESS?

FEAR of LOSING ?

FEAR of ANGER?

WHAT?

Thinking, thinking and thinking …

Yes the only reason I understand is , It’s always easy to express feeling to unknown and to the person who is not directly linked to you , because he responds you comfortably even for the blunders you make, and he can give you advises and encouraged you and SHUTDOWN the window. TING TONG BYE BYE.

And when it comes to family you are afraid of REACTION.

Afraid of Anger, sadness, tears, you are afraid that you can’t break your family trust, you can’t show them that you are depressed, broken , can’t move on … You are just afraid of MIXTURE of reactions which could possibly occur.

BUT, All I wanted to say is YOUR FAMILY LOVES YOU AND THEY WILL NEVER SHUT DOWN THE WINDOW. THEY DON’T NEED Wi-Fi TO CONNECT.

They are always there for you, good or bad, but they are with you .They deserve you and your deepest feelings, your time, your tears and smiles they deserve everything that belongs to you.

WHY CAN’T WE JUST EXPRESS AND SAY THINGS, JUST LIKE WE DO WHEN WE ARE INFRONT OF SCREENS. WHY CAN’T?

Have faith on your loved ones. Trust them!

You will be happy and peaceful if you treasure them RIGHT NOW.

TODAY they are here with you, who knows what tomorrow brings or takes!

PLEASE, SPEAK OUT YOUR HEART, LOUD AND CLEAR.

FAMILIES deserve respect and love.

And on lighter note ..

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May ALLAH bless us all and our loved ones. ameen

 

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BOOK ? yes i got Facebook.

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Today is International Children’s book day, yes I came to know this when I get online today. (Through Babylon search engine image), but the first and the only book comes into my mind is FACEBOOK: P..

Let me share some of the stories with you from this book…

Story # 1:
I and my family lived in Karachi for 25 years and we had a very weak connection with our maternal Aunt and Uncles and all most NO connection with their children and grand children. When we moved to Lahore in 2005 we were un familiar to so many faces and my parents introduced each one of them but we felt strange because of no bonding. On that time one of my cousin created a page on Facebook with a title “Family” and here all the family members were reunited, All aunt, uncle’s, cousins, and even the more farther relatives. We introduced ourselves to each other in more comfortable way and more like friends, regardless of any clash that our parents or grandparents have with each other. Thanks to Facebook that we get back our all relations.

Thanks to Facebook, I know my all relatives.

Story # 2:
One day my cousin tagged a picture of me in her profile, where I received one comment, which was: You look so familiar to someone, what is your father name and how you are related to Anny( Fake name for my cousin 😛 ). I said She is my cousin, and that lady comment back “Tell your father that you met me (she told her pet name. I get back to my parents and told them, they were like really you met her? How? And I said Facebook …. That lady is my Father Cousin and they haven’t seen each other since she moved to Canada.

Thanks to Facebook I met my new Aunt: D

Story # 3:
My husband and I never participated in any lottery or jackpot kind of game, though my husband loves to play cricket and other outdoor sport. One day, my husband saw an ad on the right side of FB wall; it was regarding a restaurant which is very famous in Lahore. He clicked it and like the page, while going through the page he saw an old picture of some historic building, this was actually a question of a day and by guessing the right name we could win a dinner for a family. We just answered the question and then each day a new question (picture) appeared on my husband Fb page and we happily guess the picture. One fine day we won the guess game and went for a dinner with Family.

Thanks to Facebook again  for a wonderful yummy FREE dinner: D .. hehehe.

Story # 4:
3 days back one of my Aunt from USA met my husband first time in a family dinner. But surprisingly they didn’t react like first time meeting; they were well familiar with each other. And my aunt said: Thanks to Facebook.

I am sure all of you must have stories like these. Facebook has impacted our life in a very dramatic way. I have some friends and family members who can’t even get out of their bed without updating their status. I also know some people who can’t stop themselves by changing their display picture day after day. There are many people who share their thoughts on the FB wall much easily than expressing in front of any human.

In short, it is a social network which is changing the way of communicating, marketing, preaching religion, teaching, politics etc etc.

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While writing this I was wondering how many FB users are there, just goggled… In March 2013 has 1.11 Billion users’. WOW


Anyway … With all the Bad’s and Good’s FB is the book everyone open’s almost daily. What is your Opinion?