Thursday, February 08, 2007

One less number in my phone book

In a couple of days, I'll be deleting a number from my cell phone's phone book, with a heavy heart. There'll be one less number of dial once in a while. One less number to receive calls from. One less pleasant face to see. There'll be another friend gone away. I dont even know if I'd be able to delete that number. It's tough, I can feel it. My trustworthy friend, one with whom I gave sweat and blood to the cause of INETA, one with whom I shared thoughts in social and technical issues, one with whom I shared my car, one who shared his car with me quite often, one for whom I always made time despite busy schedules, is going abroad. Adnan, adios, my dear friend.
Our hopes and dreams of doing a .NET session together one last time for sake of old times didnt materialize, alas. Maybe we'll be able to do that in the future. Maybe I'll see you sometime when I am at some conference in the US or you are at a conference in Pakistan as an honourable visiting speaker, or on a land where we're both foreign visitors.
I hope that you have a pleasant flight all the way to the US. I hope that you have a pleasant walk through the airports, a pleasant drive to your new home, exciting wonderful assignments on your new job and that life treats you well. I wish you would make great friends there. May all the thorns in all your paths vanish.
Keep smiling my friend! I will try to do the same, even though it'll be difficult knowing that you're not closeby anymore.


Muhammad Saqib Ilyas said...

Yes, the guy, who stood and fought, and did his part. Unlike most others who didnt do their part, and either fled, or didnt flee but only criticized the system. My friend, like me, stood and delivered. After having done his share, he doesnt have any regrets.
I can also tell you that some people are making greater contributions from abroad (fortunately) than those who are (unfortunately) here.
You dont know his reasons for going abroad, so I am deleting your comment. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the wish

if by standing and delivering you meant to ACTUALLY brought a change, I would like to know what you have delivered ..

i guess in order to deliver you need to stand-up and lead from the front, sorry for personal comments but ....

for how many times you were in the class ON-TIME for lectures

how can you talk about bringing a change when you DID NOT EVEN CHANGE the few ROTED questions during viva

talk about change, and I would like to know what changes had you made to the style of examination paper (asking for chunks from your notes)

... i would like to know what you had delivered, and if you do not have the moral courage to face criticism and are eager to delete comments BECAUSE I DO NOT KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES , I wish you stop criticizing others as well because similar can be said for you as well