Pulling an All-nighter becomes second nature when you are an Architectural Student!

Its 4:28 am and I am still up. I have been havingĀ  a love affair with my PC for the last three days, and my eyes are finally starting to pay the price for me,… count my fingers and hand in too.

We are due for a big jury on Saturday. And I have been working like crazy. I keep thinking to myself that I am almost done with this, but the truth is I am not! Some how things just don’t seem to be working out. And now my brain feels like it is going to sleep as well…

I have been told by many friends that the secret weapon to get through Architecture is black coffee, but honestly coffee and I just don’t get along. So the result is that I am caffeine and junk-food deprived. Am I making sense in any way right now? If I am not, then I am not to be blamed for it!

I have Lays, but I need chocolate.. was anyone expecting me to rant about the project I am working on? ARE YOU INSANE! DON’T YOU THINK I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THAT ALREADY THAT I WOULD WRITE ABOUT IT HERE AS WELL!

I am short of coke as well… I need Coke – as in the drink, not the drug! Will the drug help though? Hmmm worth considering!

The only thing that keeps me going is music.. and i have listened to so much music in the last two days that my ears are hurting…. because of the ear I mean headphones I am wearing!

Ugh….. ” I want something else, I am not listening when you say Good bye. TODODODOTODODOD”

That’s the song that I am listening to right now… hmm time to go back to work I guess !


Khairpur, Bamboo, and Derya Khan Goth – A memoir!

Okay so as usual I am writing after a long time, which reaffirms my need for a laptop. Anyone ready to sponsor me? No? Yes? Show of hands?


The traveling blues stayed with me all the way through… but there were moments of complete breathtaking beauty and human emotions that completely overtook my senses and everything was forgotten.

The purpose of this workshop – which was imposed on the whole of the 5th year students – was to learn and understand the Bamboo Construction Techniques that are being employed in the village of Derya Khan Sheikh, Khairpur after the devastating floods of 2010.

Yasmeen Lari and her team at the “Heritage Foundation” have been working on a similar design in Swat since the Earthquake of 2004 which rocked the entire northern region of Pakistan. The structure of course has been modified to deal with less harsh climatic conditions in the region of Kharipur.

More on that soon enough! But let me share some pictures with you of my trip.

The village where we were working

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