Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Laser tag for the first time :)

Last weekend I have experienced laser tag first time in my life. I have been thinking about it for several months now. I almost went to it a month ago but then I decided to go after Eid celebration because my friends, Gagan and Shanila, were coming from Oulu to spend their Eid with us. It was the very next day after Eid, Saturday, when we, me and Sharmin, went to Megazone along with Gagan and Shanila to have our first laser tag experience. For the record, none of us have done it before.

Here I wanna give update about the Eid as well :) Friday was Eid-ul-adha here in Finland. We had a wonderful Eid this time. Gagan and Shanila came to our home on Thursday night. We already had all the preparation for the next day. So it was just gossiping and relaxing at night. We woke up very early next morning and prepared to go to Eid prayer in Hakaniemi. It was extremely cold and surprisingly there was first snowfall of the year in the morning. From the prayer we came to Drishti vi's home to have lunch. There were many other people. We didn't stay very long. We came back home because some of our friends are coming to our place in the evening. There were 15 people in our home in that evening. We played xbox kinect games, lot of gossiping, bonanza and for sure lot of delicious food :P The guests left around midnight and we felt that we were a bit too much tired. But we have plan to go to Megazone the next day, so we went to bed pretty soon.

On Saturday morning we called Megazone and reserved our time at 16:00. We spent the afternoon in Helsinki down town - roaming around, seeing the Rock church and so on. We were supposed to be present in Megazone at 15:45 but we managed to reach there at 15:55. Reason? We got lost after getting off from the bus and it took 10 minutes more than we thought.

At the beginning they gave us instruction in English. Since we are really inexperienced we paid high attention to the instruction. Me and Sharmin were excited from the morning but I saw the excitement also in the faces of my fellow friends when they wore the jackets - with the gun they look like combat soldiers :)

We belonged to the RED team. There were two other teams - Blue and Green. Each team consists of 10 players. We talked with other teammates before the game started. Some guys were appointed to protect the base; me and Gagan belonged to the attacking troop. We were trying really hard to destroy opponent's base. I took part in three of the "base-destroying" operations. The length of the game is 22 minutes. When came out of the battlefield we figured out that RED team won. We were giving hi5 to each other. Amazingly I found that I was ranked 5 among all the players of 3 teams combined :-O They gave us individual score cards where I found that Javelin(that was my nick name in the game :P) shoot 561 shots and killed 160 times. The accuracy was 31%. That was the highest among four of us.

It was really a nice experience for me. Also for my friends because all four of us enjoyed it to the fullest. We agreed that we have to do it again sometime. I would like to do it soon. When is that? :-S

Here is one video of the place: 

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nice birthday celebration

There was a nice birthday celebration on 30 September midnight. It was my birthday and I couldn't manage to give update about it earlier. Today I determined to write about it :)

It was 29 September afternoon when I sensed that there is some preparation going on for my birthday. Even if it was raining Sharmin went to super market to buy flowers for me. Mohsin came to our home in the morning. It was afternoon when Wali and Muna showed up. By this time already,  I have got special birthday gift from Gagan - Xbox 360 with Kinect :D We played some kinect games and got some sweat :P In the evening Sharmin started to prepare the cake. She came up with a nice heart shape black forest cake at the end :) In the evening I was asked to cook biriyani. It's a bit funny that I had to cook the main dish on my birthday eve, I didn't mind though. You know I love cooking :P

At midnight Sharmin got ready, she wore a nice green shari. I also wore a panjabi of green side to match with her shari :) At first I got the gift package from Sharmin. Before cutting the cake I had to open the gift box. I got a winter shoe, a box of chocolate, a board game, a nice birthday card with Sharmin's nice handwriting, a light having egg shell on top it with a nice picture on it drawn by Sharmin and finally the most nice gift - scrapbook. I liked the scrapbook most because it reflects the most important highlights of our lives for the last year. It was nicely made with nice drawing and texts :) My friends wanted to see the scrapbook. It is very personal but we showed them invoking some censorship :P After looking at all the gifts I had to blow up the candles and cut the cake. The cake was delicious. Then we played board games and gossiped for a long time.

It was my first birthday after I got married. The celebration was executed nicely. Thanks goes to Sharmin to make the day so special. She planned everything and made it happen. Thank you soooooooooooooooo much dear >:D< :-*

Here goes few snapshots of the moments:

Preparation of the cake :)

The cake is ready :)

Me and Sharmin together in dinner table, very casual :)

 At midnight, opening the gift box

 The art on egg shell

 Blowing the candles

 Time to eat the cake :D

 Me with Wali and Muna

Me with Wali and Mohsin

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