Posts tagged ‘LCWU’

March 25, 2014

I now own a Canon 600D & my Mphil Degree

by Khanum

Last few days have been real awesome for me. Alhamdulillah !

I  finally bought a new DSLR. The gorgeous Canon 600D with a Khaki and most useful Nikon Bag. The combination is very strange I know but a photographer gotta buy what a photographer gotta buy, you know. Then the most amazing thing happened, My Mphil Convocation. I now hold a beautiful and a hard earned Mphil Degree.

Let’s talk about Canon. As you can see in the picture below, I am unboxing my new baby.  I have to say I loved the way it fit in my hands. The body is very smooth and the 18-55mm lens, is absolutely a happy news for me since my last digital zoom camera didn’t have a lens this cool. I love the way I can work with this lens.


Now, Let’s talk basics.

How much did it cost?

There are different prices offered by different sites on the internet in Pakistan for this camera. I had a rough idea of 55 to 60k in mind. But Alhamdulillah! I can’t explain to you the amount of happiness I felt when the shopkeeper stated the price as 52k and 5 hundred Rupees. The brand new 600d body with 18-55mm lens in 52k. Not bad! Then I bought a couple of few things with it, like memory card, lens cleaning kit and a nikon bag. Now you may ask why a Nikon bag? Well, I may buy a National Geographic bag now to be honest because a small bag is not my thing. I didn’t want a purse. I wanted a bag. A real big bag. Nikon offered me that and not canon so I bought it.

How I got it?

Well, for anyone interested in buying a dslr, It’s very important that you buy it with your own money. Self reliance is the best policy, I must say. This way, nobody can question your intentions, underestimate your dedication and taunt your family for spending too much on you. (Which is usually done by relatives)Most importantly, It shows how sincere you are with your dreams and can learn to value your things.

I pooled currency for this beauty by saving every penny that I earned through different freelance work and my school job (Yes I quit school in 2011 but I saved half of the salary in bank to utilize in future). That’s how you acquire immense happiness later on. It’s alright if people call you kanjoos or whatever. Don’t pay any heed to meaningless words. Its your dreams you gotta work on, so have your priorities set.

Secondly, don’t be shy to sell out old gadgets to buy your dream dslr. I sale out many of my old things to pool money for something new and exciting, quite often. This is like recycling, you know.

Why Canon 600D?

Alright, now that’s a real question that deserves a new post, exclusively on this subject. I shall do it, soon. iA!

I have been checking out my new toy since the day I bought it and have been experimenting with different settings. The first shot I took was a family portrait. I wanted my first click to be a meaningful one… and what else can be more heart warming than the sight of your beloved mother smiling at you ? so I clicked it. I will iA share the shots soon. Till then, Have a great week, everyone! 🙂 Happy living!

I wanted to share The gorgeously out of focus pictures taken by my superb family on my convocation day  but let’s skip that- and did I mention it was raining ?! Ah! What a lovely day it was when I fell because of those heels and slippery roads in university. But Yo! nobody saw, so that’s alright. lol




December 16, 2011

Suicide Stunt at LCWU

by Khanum

14th dec, Around 10am in the morning I reach University and find a flood of people standing outside the department. Their heads turned up. Ambulances shouting their sirens. Media buzzing with their cameras. Girls (ridiculously) hooting. I look up , spot the man standing on the Radio antenna , still oblivious what’s going on.

‘Hey! what is he doing up there? what’s wrong?’ I ask the girl standing few paces away with not even a shred of terror on face but amusement.

“He is trying to commit suicide actually”. she replies.

At 11am. I was giving duty in my department’s corridors. Me and and 2 more girls trying to push away the crowd of spectators , foolish girls just enjoying the scene. It was expected that if the man jumps, the whole mas communication department may get upside down and attacked by the angry worker class whose brother on top was threatening to do suicide if  their demands are not met by the VC.

At exact 11 am. I see him coming down.

I thank Allah for that.

But to my horror – few of the girls didnt seem happy about it.

“Itna stunt kiya yaar – neeche hi ana tha tou excitement kyun dilai itni. Sara mood off kerdia”

Shame on us !! Shame on us for encouraging poor , driving them to this point to do such stunts and then expect them to entertain us.

Shame on us !

October 27, 2011

Student Fair at Lahore College For Women University 2011

by Khanum

Today , LCWU welcomed its students with very warm and seriously warm  hug! Hundreds and hundreds of students attended Student Fair with great fervour and zeal. Almost every department had its own separate stall. It was really a huge crowd and I wasn’t expecting it at all – but photographing certain moments and things was really fun… :s

It was quite – GIRLY :s

ANyways ! Enjoy the photographs.