Sharing my squirrely world

Melanie is the host of SYW

What was the very first popular song you ever remember taking a liking to? I’m not talking about children’s songs or old traditional songs… but the kind of songs you’d hear on the radio. 📻 ♪♫♪♫

Since I live in Pakistan, the songs we heard on radio were Urdu or Hindi songs. I loved hearing patriotic songs and one which was a great favorite was;

Jeeve jeeve Pakistan.

We did listen to English songs as well. I remember;

Raindrops keep falling on my head;

Seasons in the sun;

•Sunday morning up with the lark;

Are you one of those people who get queasy at sight of blood, or could you watch an open heart surgery?

I don’t get queasy at the sight of blood. I have attended many surgeries though there was a med student who fainted in the operating theater, creating quite a stir during a hysterectomy. It was a particularly bloody operation. I think I keep my calm when someone is injured and needs attention.

Who or what do you feel is lurking right behind you, just waiting to ambush you and make your life a living hell (or “heck” for those with delicate sensibilities)?

Dare I say jinx!

I am sure others have experienced this phenomenon that when we say such and such thing/event hasn’t happened, it happens quite suddenly. But maybe I am overreacting!

What is the gaudiest thing you have ever worn?

When my elder brother got married, for some unexplainable reason, I got a shirt made of yellow lace which was heavily embellished with yellow sequins! It was so gaudy that I didn’t feel like wearing it on the occasion. But it was the only dress I had gotten made for the wedding that I had to wear it. But that was it. I gave it away to someone who was very pleased with it.

Fess up! What was something you did as a child that got you into BIG trouble?

Oh I have been in trouble many many times. When I was 4-5 I got on a public bus by myself and went home. It was a small town and I got to the stop near my home. Where my parents were waiting for me! You can imagine what happened next. I never pulled that stunt again.

What are you looking forward to as the festive season approaches? (I did NOT say the “C” word, please note
😉 )

For us November, December just means winter season. I came back to Lahore last Saturday for a visit and saw that Dinky has adapted very well as an outdoor cat. He has grown a lot too. It was good to be in Lahore for a few days.




34 thoughts on “Sharing my squirrely world

  1. Thank you Sadje for Sharing Your World! I’m glad Dinky is doing well, I was a bit concerned, but it sounds like he just adapted and no problem. Good. Great musical choices! I thought that you would probably be in the “nope, blood doesn’t bother me” crowd. Medical training is a gift, but it takes fortitude to endure what you see and smell too. A yellow lace shirt with yellow sequins does sound a bit over the top. I’m glad someone else enjoyed it! “Wedding’ clothing (for bridesmaids and guests) can be very ‘interesting’ looking. There’s a movie called “27 Bridesmaid Dresses” with Katherine Hagel I believe, and she had some UGLY dresses in the bunch, but my closet contained at least four. One of them was in burgundy satin with this stupid looking lace collar. I looked like a stuffed apple or something. My S-I-L didn’t have the greatest taste… I wore it once and then it went to a charity shop. One of the ugliest dresses I ever owned. Have a great week Sadje and thanks for participating! 🤗 (I’ve got Hey Hey Beautiful Day in my head now! LOL 😄

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    1. Haha! I have it too playing in my head. Such a catchy song. The best thing about those songs was that they were easy to find along with. I’m glad that Dinky is enjoying the best of both worlds. He roams outside and makes friend with other cats and then comes home to eat and sleep.
      That yellow shirt was a colossal waste of money but since I gave it away, I don’t think about it.
      Thanks a lot Melanie.


    1. Yes, he is adorable. Now more so as he has stopped trying to eat our hands and feet!
      I know, I’d have the the same reaction as you would. But things were better in those days. It was a small city, and the colony we lived in was American. The busses were also run by Americans and I guess I had a false sense of security so I did this dumb thing.


  2. That was a pretty brave move at that age. At that age I was getting lost trying to find my way back to the table after using the restroom… and it was sadly a small restaurant. Dinky is so beautiful!

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