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Suits- Season 2, Episode 3; “Meet the New Boss”

Last Scene; this is one of my favorite scenes between Mike and his adorable grandma.

Mike's Grandma

*knock knock*
Mike enters his grandma’s room at the old age home.
Grandma: *surprised* 3 times in 1 week! I might have to write you back into my will!
Michael smiles, gets rid of his bag and stands in front of her with a serious expression on his face.
“What’s wrong?” she asks her grandson.
He eyes the medical cupboard beside her bed and grabs a bottle. Sits on the side of the bed, cleares his throat, “Plavix” he says holding the bottle of pills. Grandma nods. “Stuck in my head so I looked it up,” Mike continued, “something that you take when you have a heart problem?” Looks Grandma in the eye and she calms him down saying, “Michael, I am 82 years old, I have an everything problem!” “Why didn’t you tell me?” he complained silently. Grandma laughs lightly, “That getting old sucks? You’ll find out, and I don’t tell you every little thing because I don’t want you to worry”; she continues, “And if you’d have looked it up you’d know that it is for preventive purposes. Did you read that part?” she chided lovingly. Michael smiled, “Naah I kinda panicked when I got to the heart problem part.”
Grandma dramatically sighs and shakes her head, “I hope you do a more thorough job at work!”
“Okay I make a trip down here to express some serious concern, and you mock me?” looks at Grandma with a sad eyes as she laughs adorably. “With love,” she smiles.
Mike lightens up and says, “okay, enough of your stupid health problems, let’s get down to business deals, some of my real ones.” Grandma shakes her head, “you’re young, you don’t have any real problems.” “Wrong,” says Mike as he makes a face and explains, “I make way too much money and I don’t have a girlfriend to spend it on.” Grandma, with all of her grandmotherly wisdom immediately sets on a mission and tells her Grandson, “I know a few single ladies,” “Really?” asks a surprised Mike, “I can’t go older than 70,” he explains seriously, “It’s a ground rule.”

Scene ends!
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Improve your English!

I have always appreciated Organizations and individuals who support and assist in matters that concern breaking down the barriers to make way for quality education in Pakistan. On a personal level, I would hereby like to applaud the efforts by TCF; the entire concept of the Rahbar program by The Citizen’s Foundation overwhelms me where the people from the organization work on increasing awareness amongst the common masses about how they can contribute to this noble cause. I hope to be able to participate as a Rahbar again as soon as I have some time off.

U.S. Consulate General, Karachi has initiated several educational programs in our country, and I am proud to say that my mum has remained a part of some very integral educational initiatives including awareness on Internet usage during her tenure as the AIRC Director at the Consulate in several less privileged areas across Pakistan.

Anyway, have always wanted to say this.. but I know how much I annoy people with ideas such as these.. Just realized this is MY blog, so decided to write on the topic anyway 🙂 English is used as an International language across the globe, and over 350 million people speak it as their native language. I have noticed that not many people here focus on their reading habits when in school, which results in shaking up their confidence a little when they are required to voice their opinion clearly on a large or even a small scale. Living in a society that exists today where life if so fast-paced, the competitive streak amongst professionals is at its peak, and therefore, there are several drawbacks of not knowing the language. Learning and improving on your English speaking and writing skills can have a very positive impact on one’s professional life.

People I have seen get offended very easily when corrected, even in class. I believe though, that there is no harm in learning something that helps one in the long run in one way or another. There are no age limits set for learning something new either- alhamdolillah for that.. 🙂 I’m still working on my vocab and I probably will be doing that till I die.. 🙂 Here, I’d also like to clear a very common misconception that most students of English language have. Guys and girls, an awesome vocabulary has nothing to do with good English! Sure it’s an added advantage, but it is actually correct grammar that serves as basis for good English speaking/ writing skills. Anyway.. 🙂

I came across another link that was shared on U.S. Consulate General Karachi’s facebook page today and wanted to share it on this platform as well.

This is surely an awesome public service gesture and I am sure many can benefit from it! Shall keep my fingers crossed for people who want to make the effort 🙂

Allah remembers..

One of my teachers shared this on the forum:

Imam al-Shafi`i (rahimahullah) once said: “There’s an ayah in the Qur’an that is like an arrow in the heart of every oppressor and at the same time a source of comfort for the heart of the oppressed.”

People asked: “What is it?”

He said: “And never is your Lord forgetful [Surat Maryam: 64]