5 4 3 2 1 Hope you’re watching this video sitting at home If you aren’t, then just don’t watch it 🙂 Are you missing your old lifestyle? Because I am missing it a lot. In fact, I’m craving it. Why am I showing you all of this? Because life has taken a U-turn. Every century’s 20th year is known as the ‘Year of the Plague’ and 2020 is that year… The Covid-19 has come between you and me… Remember those days? When we used to have the same routine… Waking up and having breakfast… Then getting ready for school/college/university Whining like a baby…that why am I here? Who are you talking to bro… Sleeping during class.. Then coming back home… Taking your mother’s blessings… Taking a long shower and then taking an afternoon nap… After waking up, going to meet your buddies… Or going to play football.. Then coming back home, only to complete university assignments, projects or studying for your quiz/test and then dozing off for the final time. So what’s that special about this normal lifestyle that we are missing so much? There are a lot of things to understand… The very first thing: Coronavirus. This self isolation is driving me crazy… The memers on Facebook Expert and knowledgeable uncles of WhatsApp (being very sarcastic here) All of this has created a lot of panic man… In a situation like this, for someone who created Houseparty (video calling app) For him… One kissy on the left…. One kissy on the right… This pandemic started from Wuhan, a city in China… Nobody took it seriously… Nobody, in their wildest dreams, saw it coming to their country… China fought this war alone But as soon as this pandemic hit Italy and the Serie A matches started getting postponed… Oh my God… The whole world started fearing it… The league continued it’s matches behind closed doors with no fans… But the Champions League behind closed doors? Who could have imagined this? So us football fans had already started preparing for this crazy situation back then But our nation’s cricket fans were extremely careless and irresponsible… These people went in tens of thousands to watch the PSL games… It spread from Italy to France… From France to UK… And just like this, the entire Europe is now on their knees… Even then, there was no fear… But it started creeping in the minute we saw the Holy Kabah empty… Pakistan reported its first case of Coronavirus in February… Schools, colleges, and universities were ordered to be closed… My ongoing 1st mid terms of the semester were also postponed… With the lack of resources and a country with a majority of people who are illiterate… We had no other option but to put the country on a lockdown and curfew. But even then, some monkeys decided to get out of their houses only to get a proper beating from the Rangers But I’ll be honest I really miss Karachi The gully (street) cricket Having tea gatherings with my friends But never had I ever imagined that there will come a time when our Sea View will be this empty. When Mosques will be empty When I’ll be talking to my friends from the balcony When I’ll be avoiding the bromance with my lads When I’ll think twice before giving my parents or grandparents a hug My family and I had planned a trip to Turkey in March That’s cancelled But my friends and I had also planned a Pakistan tour in July Will we be able to go? What’s the world going to be like in the future? All of this makes me sad And then I wonder if I’ll ever be able to drink the lassi now without the thought of getting Corona What about weddings? My brother got married at the perfect time (Masha Allah) What about concerts? When will I be able to get my beard trimmed from this legend? What about the beach? We can’t live without going to the beach This is reminder from God to make us realize that we are only humans that no matter how many future plans we make and no matter how rich/advanced we become He has the power to shut the world through something as small as a virus. Mother nature is on a break it seems This boredom is driving me crazy Staying at home the whole day Eating food like a junkie Using my phone all day While people are killing boredom nominating their friends for some weird sh*t Gym? LOL. This self isolation has led me to socialise with food all the time which is going to make me come out of the isolation having put on a sh*t ton of weight I play fifa all day Playing manager mode with West Ham, won the Europa, Carabao and FA Cup Have signed all the star players as well I am watching Waqar bhai’s earphones show as well Feeling nostalgic after hitting up my old friends But what else am I doing? Spending time alone FOR ONCE, sitting on my balcony/rooftop and reading books counting stars Sometimes I watch my old videos when I used to be so confident and charming Like this After watching these clips, I often think about how I have lost myself Often we avoid taking responsibilities, we avoid our flaws but it’s very important to address these issues Often we take things, friends, and various situations for granted But now that’s it. I want my Karachi back I want my Pakistan back This strange emptiness is now really getting to me But we will do this We will fight till the end We will stay at home We will spend time with our families We will call and tell our grandparents that we miss them We will call our friends Now we won’t ever take this life for granted Because its those little moments that we are now missing terribly Had we known that we would have to fight this enemy sitting at home We would have hugged our loved ones so tightly the last time we met them We want our old life back So lets make a promise to ourselves. That as soon as corona ends We will do everything with a smile on our faces We will look at things positively We will go to university or work with a smile on our faces We will thank God for blessing us with such a beautiful life And we shall try our best to be as happy as we can We won’t talk ill about others Whether a human or animal we will fulfill our responsibilities as human beings. The Holy month of Ramadan is about to start We will donate Zakat to the poor Once we get rid of this disease, we shall give generously to the charity We wont cancel any plans oh, and yes We shall hug each other soon But till then, we will sit at home isolate ourselves and help the needy May God protect all of us.