The comedian in Me

The comedian in me was super excited when Omes told us (the UT MARA people) that we had to tell a joke in front of him, the Master of humour and the whole class. After nights of searching for the perfect joke (I was under a lot of pressure to impress Omes), I came across this one.


A psychiatrist is addressing a group of people who have all had experiences with the supernatural. He asks: “Who here has seen a ghost?”

Everyone puts up their hands. He then asks: “Who here has spoken with a ghost?”

Half the audience puts up their hands. “And who here has touched a ghost?” Ten percent of the crowd puts up their hands.

He asks: “And who here has made love with a ghost?” One little man in the back row puts up his hand…

The psychiatrist looks down from the podium at the little man and says: “Do you mean to tell me that you have made love with a ghost?”

The man replies, “Oh No! I’m sorry. I couldn’t hear you correctly. I thought you said ‘goat’.”


The whole class burst into laughter, or I believe that was what happened, or was it all in my head?



Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.

~Don Kardong - a noted runner and author from the United States.

My little science experiment

I LOVE ice cream. I miss the days when a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Peach Cobbler ice cream would only cost me a mere $2.50. So, to end my craving for freshly made ice cream, I made some of my own without an ice cream maker, and yes, it is possible all thanks to Google, Kaboose, and my dad (he paid for everything). Today, vanilla ice cream, tomorrow, add the peaches and the crust and some day, I shall have my own ice cream shop! Woohoo!

Feed your curiosity and cravings by trying out this recipe, you know you want to.

What you’ll need:-

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons rock salt
  • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc) 
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • Ice cubes

How to make it:-

  1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
  2. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
  3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
  4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!


A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don’t increase the proportions more that that — a large amount might be too big to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.

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PS: No, my ice cream did not look like this, but it was good nontheless.



With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.

  By Oprah Winfrey, someone I look up to.

Atiq, the unbeliever, has a blog!

I was one of those people who ridiculed bloggers. Today, I take back everything I’ve said. Before this, I view blogs as an avenue for narcissistic individuals to tell the world more about them, and only about themselves. I shouldn’t of had visited these blogs. Turns out, to my surprise, not all blogs are like that! There are people who voice out and share their brilliant thoughts with others through their blog. This other group of bloggers writes about their view on life, policies, world issues, and maybe a bit about their life, but none of the boring stuff. These people inspired me to have my own blog and thanks to them, I’m actually writing my first piece this very minute. I really hope this blog doesn’t end up being just another product of my phases in life, just like the completed and incomplete paintings I have stored somewhere in my house, the stack of board games I have in my living room that haven’t been played with in ages and the few incomplete bags I tried to make last year. Wish me luck!