Posted by: qambber | July 2, 2008

Kicking the wrong people


Background:

Pakistan won the Kitply cup 2008 with flying colors beating India by a big margin but that did not happen before a 140 run defeat by the same opposition earlier in the tournament.

Today:

Pakistan is now playing the Aisa Cup 2008. She beat Hong Kong but there was nothing special about this win, in fact Pakistan in the end was actually lucky that this match did not become a carbon copy of their embarrassing (probably the most embarrassing of all time) loss to minnows Ireland back in the world cup 2007. Their match against India showed how much the Pakistani team lacked with the ball when India (thanks to massive contributions from S. Raina and V. Sehvag) chased down 299 by Pakistan in merely 42 overs and 1 ball out of the alloted 50 overs. The very next match against Srilanka showed how Pakistan lacked with the bat when they were unable to take on neither the Srilankan spinners nor the fast bowlers.

The result is that Pakistan is almost out of the tournament. The blame is being spilled on the coach and the captain. The news is always filled with reports of possible ouster of both coach and captain since it is all their fault that Pakistan contineously performs bad.

However, I would really like to argue this stance that its the captain and the coach who are responsible. I mean come on lets face it, Pakistan has a depleted team and has been a depleted team for a long time now. We don’t have Shoiab Akhtars or Muhammad Asifs in the team. Instead we have Fawad Alams (He made his first 50 against Hong Kong and his bowling average is 79.25 … OK benefit of the doubt for him because he has only played 10 ODIs) and a lot of new kids who have not reached the level that players of other countries have.

Pakistan will play India today and there will be debutants in the side. Predictions are that if Pakistan fails, the axe will fall on the captain and the coach. I think thats just kicking the wrong people because a captain and coach can’t level up kids and dabutants in one match. We just simply lack enough capable players because they have not had enough exposure and all the players that have exposure are either injured (Umer Gul), stupid (Muhammad Asif and Shoaib Akhtar) or simply not performing (Shahid Afridi).

Suggestions:

My suggestion to PCB … guys please try to fix the real wrongs.

Posted by: qambber | May 18, 2007

Spiderman 3


spidey3small1.jpg I was walking down Gustav Adolfs Torg (Incase you do not know where that is, it is in Malmo, Sweden) with my friends Tommy and Ahsan one fine friday thinking about watching Spiderman 3 because the real world had lost its flavour. Somthing was pushing me into becomming part of an experience that would take me back atleast 13 years in my youth when I first found out about the venomous Venom, sandy Sandman … the hoty Mary Jane, the nerdy Peter Parker and not to mention the failed son of a mad man and peters bud, harry.

The comming traffic brought a few people on skates, uh .. faces that had already seen spiderman 3 … the girls were begging us not to make the mistake of seeing … what … SPIDERMAN!! … “take a newspaper with you, its a long and boring one” she said … well gave us a second thought but we decided to experience spiderman 3 first hand and suffer the pain she suffered.

The movie was not half as bad as she said it was. I would actually put it at the top of the list ahead of XMen, Batman, Superman, Dare Devil … the Pink Panty man … etc. etc. etc. Atleast for me, since when I go to see a spiderman movie I expect to see some issues between Peter Parker and Mary Jane, and a lot of Web Slinging … The graphics were awsome and Peter actually showed another side of him … which was fun I must say … Jonnah Jamson did his bit horribly well and Mary Jane hanging in a dangerous place is always such a turn on …

I believe people who have not had the chance to read the comics or see the first two parts of Spiderman can not really enjoy the movie since there are always connections between such movies and part of the magic is that they remind one of a perticular portion of their past (if you didnt read the comics … you dont have that past) … and what I believe most is that this movie is for the boys and that there would definitly always be more guys loving this movie and less girls.

GO SPIDEY GO!!!!!

Posted by: qambber | March 31, 2007

Bob – The man and his mystery


Events that took place in the World Cup of Cricket 2007 are probably the most distressing in any World Cup ever. The death of one of the most spoken names of the game, a coach of class and a person of quality made last month a one very depressing month for cricket.

His death still alludes us as Mark Shields tries to unravel the mystery, and something tells me this mystery will for ever remain a mystery.

I personally think that Mark Shields has no clue of what he is doing. I think he is just trying to look important and busy getting his name on the front papers while he has the chance, and maybe Bob did slip and hit his neck on the sink.

Lets see how things progress …

Posted by: qambber | March 31, 2007

300


300 OK, so I was talking to my friend this one fine morning about how sucky life is and how there was never anything to look forward to when he told me that there was … oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah … 300!!! His excitement made me interested in the movie too. After looking at a few trailers again and again (thanks to the engaging graphics), I decided that there was no way my eyes could survive the torture of not seeing this movie after it comes out.

After countless restless nights with dreams of Sparta, the cuddly black Spartan beards and the beautiful Spartan babes and not to mention a very thirsty throat (thanks to the dry atmosphere of my area), I finally landed upon the movie. There it was, in my hand, the DVD of what I dreamt, the much promise that I had been looking forward to, the work of art that was suppose to baffle my mind and the inspiration that I wanted to feel all turned into emotions of excitement.

I was so excited, I burnt my popcorn and spilled my coke as I hurriedly prepared myself for a night of engaging entertainment. I finally sat fitting the DVD in the player while my home theatre system warmed up and then it all began … with a story being told by a third person … the story of a boy, turned a man, turned a king … Ah, I should not say more about the movie because I don’t want to destroy the suspense (if there is any) and the story (if there is any) for anyone who wants to see it.

… now comming back to my feelings, with the beginning of the movie, all the promise started to fade away, the art was there and action was there but the story had no depth, infact there was no story, there was nothing apart from some whiny asses (about 300 of them) crying SPARTA. That actually became irritating and all that action and art alone did not quinch my thirst of entertainment. By the end of the movie, I heard Sparta so many times that once more would have made me bang my head in a wall somewhere. Who cares about Sparta anyway was the feeling.

I think whoever made the movie put all the stakes in the digital affects to captivate the mind of the viewers. If anything would keep this movie from being a flop, it would be the cinematics. If you ask my opinion, I would only advise you to watch it keeping in mind that the movie has no story, no depth, poor dialogues and can only be enjoyed by people who want to have a good time seeing overly exaggerated medieval fights and a lot of gore.

peace!!!

Posted by: qambber | March 31, 2007

An Introduction


Hello All,

I would like my first post to be dedicated to an introduction and why I am finally here.

Over the years I have been a contributor to various discussions that take place in Orkut Communities. In case you do not know what Orkut is, here is the official definition by none other then Orkut itself:

orkut is an online community designed to make your social life more active and stimulating. orkut‘s social network can help you maintain existing relationships with pictures and messages, and establish new ones by reaching out to people you’ve never met before.

orkut makes it easy to find people who share your hobbies and interests, look for romantic connections or establish new business contacts. You can also create and join a wide variety of online communities to discuss current events, reconnect with old school mates or even exchange your favorite recipes. “

Anyway, comming back to the point (and not advertising Orkut for any perticularly good reason) I discovered a potential to enjoy analysing everyday issues, doing research and comming up with concrete results. It was however sad for me not to be able to keep much track of what I wrote.

This is the solution, a solution to let me say my mind and keep track of what I said. Thank you, wordpress for the opportunity and all who have spent time reading this post and what is to come in the future.

 peace!

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