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US MAIL
7717_4_18_2014_1.gifHeart to heart
Hello beautiful people,

I hope this doesn’t end up becoming one of those thank-you notes with an air of measured detachment that I so deride, since I’m strictly adhering to honesty being the policy here. I’m completely overwhelmed and humbled by the kind responses my write-ups generate from you people. A letter simply doesn’t do justice to expressing the degree of gratitude. Taking out the time to read is quite something on its own. ....
 
 

 
TREASURE TROVE
7718_4_18_2014_1.gifGold dust
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius ....
 
 

 
COVER STORY
By Madiha Asif
7719_4_18_2014_1.gifIt was March 21 when I received an invite to attend the inauguration ceremony of a recently constructed floor at one of the schools for special children. Without inquiring any further about the location and name of the school, I at once agreed to attend it; for me, it was a great opportunity to visit the ‘special’ children’s school. ....
 
 

 
SPEAK OUT
By Tarbia Hamid
7720_4_18_2014_1.gifRecently I heard that the college from where I did my intermediate was holding a re-union. All my sisters and I attended the same college. Just before the last day of registration, one of my sisters asks me if I wanted to go, and without any hesitation, I said no. College in Pakistan, I suppose is the equivalent of high school. And I know that when I say that I didn’t want to go, one gets an image of some weird girl who was picked on a lot and thus had a very hard time in college. In truth, though, I actually was pretty well known (never fails to surprise me) and I had lots of friends, and I was with the “in crowd”. ....
 
 

 
Rhyme ‘n’ Reason
Figurative language is a type of language that varies from the norms of literal language, in which words mean exactly what they say. Also known as the ‘ornaments of language’, figurative language does not mean exactly what it says, but instead forces the reader to make an imaginative leap in order to comprehend an author’s point. It usually involves a comparison between two things that may not, at first, seem to relate to one another. In a simile, for example, an author may compare a person to an animal: “He ran like a hare down the street,” is the figurative way to describe the man running and “he ran very quickly down the street,” is the literal way to describe him. ....
 
 

 
ENTERTAINMENT
7722_4_18_2014_1.gifFolks, we are sure that you all loved RIO and have been anticipating its sequel for quite some time now. Well, it has been in cinemas since April 11, and the exciting thing was that we didn’t really have to wait long for its release in Pakistan!

Carlos Saldanha has been one of the principal creative forces at Blue Sky Studios since 1993. He teamed up with Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge to co-direct Blue Sky’s first animated features; the Oscar nominated Ice Age, and Robots. In 2002, Saldanha directed the animated short film Gone Nutty. ....
 
 

 
MEMORY LANE
By Zainab Khawaja
7723_4_18_2014_1.gifRecently, I was cleaning up my cupboard and that’s when I came across my collection of photographs. I’m sure all of you enjoy going down the memory lane once in a while and same is the case with me. There is something magnetic about an old photograph collection that just pulls you in and you can’t help but spend a few minutes reliving those joyous moments. And so, I took a break from clearing up the messy bundle of clothes and disorganised piles of books. I borrowed a fluffy pillow from the bed and sat on the pinewood floor to take a better look at the adorable snaps. ....
 
 

 
THE GREEN ROOM
By Sameen Amer
7724_4_18_2014_1.gifOut this week
COMING SZZN
* Albums

Meet the Vamps by The Vamps: Debut album by the British pop rock band; features the singles ‘Can We Dance’, ‘Wild Heart’, and ‘Last Night’. ....
 
 

 
TRUST US
My teacher is a vampire
Dear Guru,

I have a unique problem. I hope you understand my predicament and will not consider me insane. I think that my chemistry teacher is a vampire. I know it sounds crazy, but my assumption is not baseless. He is pale and stays indoors all day, even in the break. He always has this bottle of red mysterious juice that he keeps sipping throughout the day. ....
 
 

 
COMIC RELIEF
7726_4_18_2014_1.gifQ: Why do fish live in salt water?
A: Because pepper makes them sneeze!
Q: Why did the man put his money in the freezer?
A: He wanted cold hard cash! ....
 
 

 
 
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