Something about Pakistan
It was interesting to read about the christening of Sophie and she is very beautiful, looks like a little angel. I woul say about you Jo that you are very pretty. I read you brother’s (Neil Kent's) comment in your blog, what I figured from that , he must be Sophie’s father.
Here children are named usually by their grandparents, aunts and sometimes by parents. Father or any member of a family says call of prayer in a baby’s ear. I was named by my father's sisters.
It seems you like strawberries. I will also give a try with cream. There was a time when we used to dream of strawberries but for the past 8 or 9 years, they have made their permanent place on the markets. In some regions of Pakistan, strawberry farming has been successful and they are hot favourite just as any summer fruits.
I am going to learn from you so much as a student and I will also pay attention to the mistakes I have made. From now on, I will learn more words coined by Shakespeare and will try to use them in my everyday English. I’ve got your explanation really well. I've also tried some sentences here.
Yesterday the pigeons ruined my beautiful climber plant, they took away the entire stem with leaves, all in one fell swoop.
At a fish market: Oh! This place smells to high heaven. I can’t bear to stand here at all.
When Venus failed her driving test, all her efforts to learn driving came to full circle and she was very disappointed.
Beef and chicken are rather strange bedfellows, they will not get you good taste if cooked together.
The day when I will finish this project, which I’ve been working for ages, the world will be my oyster.
Here are the adjectives relate to the nouns you have given me:
The Philippines (Philippine / Filipino)
This time I am writing something more about myself and the life in Pakistan. We are four sisters and my parents, we are a happy family. About my daily routine, I am an early riser. I wake up for prayers in the morning and go for a walk which I usually do 7 days a week. I also do yoga and I love this form of exercise very much. I throw (Jo I can't find any better word here) grains for pigeons which I love to do every morning. I like pot gardening since I have no space for land gardening. Next time I'll write only about gardening.
I like sketching, decorating terracotta pots and making beautiful henna designs (a herb which is used to paint hands and feet) on hands. In my future blogs, I will post some pictures of my sketch work and my hand painted pots.
Here’s something about Pakistan:
The official Name is Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The name Pakistan means Pure Land.Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan. Urdu is our national language and the basic unit of currency is the Rupee. Pakistan has four provinces: Balauchistan, North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Punjab and Sindh. As I had mentioned in my first blog, that I come from Karachi, which is one of the biggest cities of Pakistan and a centre of commerce. It is the capital of Sindh. It’s a city where you will see people from all races and languages and it’s a good thing I will say. People usually like to eat spicy food. Karachi is famous for its beaches and for the past year, reconstruction of the infrastructure of roads is in progress. Life in Karachi is nice but you know, sometimes due to some political issues, the weather changes!
Some of the readers have asked about my education, I am studying for CIMA’s qualification. It is a qualification of the UK and global too. People living in any part of the world can take this qualification. All one has to do is to get registered with them, and find a centre which is registered with CIMA and conducts their exams. It offers Certificate in Business Accounting (CBA) and Professional qualification which comprises Managerial level, Strategic level and TOPCIMA. Currently, I am preparing for CBA and I am intending to take my exams in July, so that I could start preparing for Managerial level exam for November sitting. CBA can be taken any time of year, the exam is computer based and one gets the result as soon as the paper is done. Of my five papers, I’ve taken the one and passed it too. Anyone interested to know further can visit:
To all the readers who have sent their lovely comments:
Thank you so much for reading my blogs and I am very pleased that you all liked the description of mangoes. Next time I will post some mouth watering pictures of mangoes and I hope you will like them. I may not be able to reply to you all but, I read all the comments.
James, you are right, Urdu is our national language. However, the provinces, which I have mentioned above, have their languages too. As you asked about English in Pakistan, people want to learn it and be good to it. Many people you will find here, who speak English fluently and also write very well. You will see all types of learners here, from beginners to advance learners.
KIrsti, black salt is a kind of salt just as white salt but the black salt used in a very little quantity.
Tomo, raw mangoes are used for making pickles and they are sour in taste so the pickle never tastes sweet. It's tangy and spicy.
Katy I like pears very much.
Pary, Naheed is a Persian name (which means planet Venus) and is usually given to females.
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