Thursday, December 27, 2007

Northern Areas of Pakistan (5)

this is shogran Pakistan.

This is the way back from Dudipatsar.Very still and calm nature no humans still there to disturb the natural environment.

This is Naran Valley Pakistan .This way leads to Lalazar a beautiful meadows.

One of the many beautiful Lakes in Pakistan.Its come after six hour trekking from the last known Town.Thats why it is still in undisturbed state.Yellow flowers have spread all over near it.
Credits:Ali Ifthikar

The Hill Station which one can not afford to miss. Once the forest was thick and dense but due to selling and burning of wood by locals make the forest the to scattered. And now unfortunately damaged badly by earthquake. Don't know about the locals whether they escape or not from the tragedy. I think the beauty of this hill station is somewhat bitter first damaged by cutting of trees and now by earthquake.

One of the most beautiful landscapes in Pakistan.

The picture of deosai one of the highest pleatue in the world.

View of Shangrilla resorts & Lake.

The Beautiful Dudipatsar lake.

A View of green meadows near Raikot Glacier.

A Hidden Lake Karumbar in Pakistan

Here is the picture of a hidden lake in Shimshal valley, Pakistan.

Ushu nad Utror valleys of Swat are Beautiful at least they are still covered with thick forests which become very rare nowadays in Pakistan because people used to cut each and every tree in forests and used them as fuel or sell them.

This beautiful lake is located in the hindukush mountains of Pakistan. It is still unseen by most of the Pakistani people due to difficulties in reaching this Lake. It is near to Chitral & Gilgit.

The yellow fields along with light green and mostly yellow leaves created a beautiful combination for me. this is Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan.

Dudipatsar lake is still hidden from the tourist attraction. this extremely beautiful lake is located in Kaghan Valley.

Ushu valley in Swat is truly one of the most beautiful valleys in Pakistan.Swat Valley is termed as the little Switzerland of Pakistan.

Located in Kaghan Valley Pakistan. This lake is one of the most beautiful in Pakistan.

Lalazar is a hill Station in Kaghan Valley, Pakistan Very near to Kashmir. this area is badly affected by earthquake.


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

"If I only had..."

My dear wife, Amy, loves board and card games. To her, "game time" is the sixth love language, and her primary one.

Last night she and I were playing a few rounds of In a Pickle, a game in which she typically tends to beat me. This was, however, just not her night. I was leading the game seven sets to none. After playing another card toward our eighth set, she drew from the deck (which contains all cards on which there is written a single noun, if you don't know the game). Glancing at the new noun in her hand, she suddenly exclaimed, "Yes! I have a brain! There's so much I can do with a brain!"

Her new body part served her well, but in the end, victory was mine.

Friday, December 21, 2007









Mat 27:45 Y desde la hora sexta hubo tinieblas sobre toda la tierra hasta la hora novena.
Mat 27:46 Cerca de la hora novena, Jesús clamó a gran voz, diciendo: Elí, Elí, ¿lama sabactani? Esto es: Dios mío, Dios mío, ¿por qué me has desamparado?
Mat 27:47 Algunos de los que estaban allí decían, al oírlo: A Elías llama éste.
Mat 27:48 Y al instante, corriendo uno de ellos, tomó una esponja, y la empapó de vinagre, y poniéndola en una caña, le dio a beber.
Mat 27:49 Pero los otros decían: Deja, veamos si viene Elías a librarle.
Mat 27:50 Mas Jesús, habiendo otra vez clamado a gran voz, entregó el espíritu.
Mat 27:51 Y he aquí, el velo del templo se rasgó en dos, de arriba abajo; y la tierra tembló, y las rocas se partieron;
Mat 27:52 y se abrieron los sepulcros, y muchos cuerpos de santos que habían dormido, se levantaron;
Mat 27:53 y saliendo de los sepulcros, después de la resurrección de él, vinieron a la santa ciudad, y aparecieron a muchos.
Mat 27:54 El centurión, y los que estaban con él guardando a Jesús, visto el terremoto, y las cosas que habían sido hechas, temieron en gran manera, y dijeron: Verdaderamente éste era Hijo de Dios.
Mat 27:55 Estaban allí muchas mujeres mirando de lejos, las cuales habían seguido a Jesús desde Galilea, sirviéndole,
Mat 27:56 entre las cuales estaban María Magdalena, María la madre de Jacobo y de José, y la madre de los hijos de Zebedeo.

En la crucifixión de Cristo encontramos todo el plan perfecto de Dios para todo el mundo, el universo y la eternidad, aunque pareciera que en aquellos tiempos un hombre que sanaba a los enfermos, resucitaba a los muertos, hacía que el mar se calmara, y hacia muchos grandes milagros y despues al verlo siendo crucificado y muriera, muchos se habrian preguntado "este hombre fue derrotado", incluso el mismo Satanás ha de haber pensado que saldría victorioso al ver al Hijo de Dios morir, nos podemos imaginar a todo el ejército de Satanás, sus principados y sus demonios en el monte calvario burlandose de JESUS, incluso podemos imaginarnos a las personas que seguían a JESUS quizás decepcionadas o desanimadas, ver a los mismos Apóstoles decepcionarse de su maestro, en esa cruz estaba nuestro Señor COMPLETAMENTE SOLO CARGANDO NUESTROS PECADOS. Pero lo que no se imaginaban tanto Satanás y sus demonios, y muchísimas de las personas que presenciaron la muerte de JESUS y aun en la actualidad muchas personas desconocen que detrás de la muerte de CRISTO se encontraba el MAS HERMOSO Y PERFECTO DE LOS PLANES DE DIOS, "LA SALVACION DEL MUNDO POR MEDIO DEL DERRAMAMIENTO DE LA SANGRE DE CRISTO" a toda aquella persona que se arrepintiera de sus pecados y le siguiera.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hacking on the LG CU400

I recently bought (via eBay) a USB data cable for my LG CU400 cellphone. Sadly, I did so before realizing that LG apparently doesn't provide software besides basic Windows drivers for this phone. (For those interested, I used the drivers from a package named LGUSBModemDriver_Eng_Ver_4.5.exe, found with a Google site search.) At any rate, my investment thus far (which was only about $7, truth be told) was looking like a poor one.

But tonight I tried BitPim even though my phone model is not listed as explicitly supported. To my great surprise, BitPim recognized my phone as an "Other CDMA phone". That meant I got filesystem-explorer-type access, but none of the other GUI goodies. That's okay, though -- it only took a little bit of poking around to figure out where the phone keeps my photos, videos, mp3s, and so on.

And best of all, I was able to pull off the hack described here. So now I can use the mobile versions of Google Maps and Gmail on my phone without answering a network usage permission prompt for what seemed before like every packet transmitted!

12/21/2007 Followup: I forgot to note that I was doing all this on a Windows 2000 machine. But I'm pretty sure the drivers I got were rated for Windows XP, too. No clue about Vista support for any of this stuff.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Northern Areas of Pakistan (4)

Another beautiful view of Swat Valley.

Noori Top in Kaghan Valley. Greenery spread on mountains slopes here like a carpet on floor.

Another shot of a same lake in Shimshal Valley, Pakistan.

View of Upper Kachura Lake in Skardu. People now frequently visits this lake as lower Kachura has been modernised and renamed as Shangrilla.

Another picture from Kaghan Valley.

The beautiful color contrasts of Mahodand lake. The name of the lake means seven lake so Mahodand is not the name of one lake but seven different lakes one after the other. The lakes are although smaller in size but the first lake of these Dands (Lake) becomes quite larger in the months of June and July.

A lonely mountain with beautiful green meadows in Kaghan Valley.Photo taken near to Noori top.

The beautiful valley of Chillam in northern areas of Pakistan.

Note:Photo taken by one of my friend name Imran Ahmed with his Canon Power Shot Camera.

This picture takes Muzaffar Bukhari.

A Glacier in Kalam.

A waterfall located at Pir Ghaib near Bolan in Balochistan. It is so blue and Beautiful that we cant even think that it is located inside the barren landscape.

Mahodand Lake is located in the north of Pakistan. Its just few kilometers ahead of ushu valley. And the views are breathtaking.

A beautiful landscape across the Makran Costal highway all around.

The fantastic Scenery when going towards Gwadar. The mountains starts starts 250 kilometers after Karachi. And than the Buzzy Pass comes with this magnificent sceneries.

Kandol Lake is one of the lake which is in undisturbed state because of difficult but beautiful trek of 2:30 hours. It can be reached from Ushu Valley or Kalam with a local guide. And you will witness such sceneries in the world which you cannot find anywhere in the world. Believe me for this.

The view at Mariabad in quetta balochistan.

Sunset on a beach in gwadar, Pakistan. Look closely there are boats sailing in the water.

Picture of Bayaal camp at nanga parbat base camp. Few years back there is nothing like bayaal camp in the area. The Bayaal camp is made after Heavy Deforestation in the area.

Note:-Taken by IMRAN AHMED KHAN.

View of bureth Lake in Pakistan.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Mat 28:19 Por tanto, id, y haced discípulos a todas las naciones, bautizándolos en el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo;
Mat 28:20 enseñándoles que guarden todas las cosas que os he mandado; y he aquí yo estoy con vosotros todos los días, hasta el fin del mundo. Amén.

El propósito de DIOS para las naciones es que conozcan a su Hijo Jesucristo y de hecho es un mandato para todos los cristianos el ir a las naciones y hacer discípulos. Dios tiene un propósito para cada nación y no es casualidad que las naciones cuyo fundamento ha sido la Palabra de Dios sean las naciones mas prósperas, la mejor alimentadas y las mejor vestidas, aún así podemos ver ante nuestros ojos como varias de ellas se han ido desmoronando poco a poco debido a que han dejado a un lado a DIOS.
Así como DIOS tiene el control de todo lo que ocurre en el mundo, así DIOS tambien castiga a las naciones, tambien Dios usa a las naciones para disciplinar a otras naciones que viven en rebeldía a EL. Por eso no todas las guerras son injustas, muchas veces DIOS las usa para poner disciplina a mundo, aunque ante nuestros ojos esto no es así, tambien DIOS puede mandar juicios a una nación cuando ésta llega a niveles altos de inmoralidad y de injusticia, no es extraño que en muchas naciones ocurran terremotos, inundaciones y grandes catastrofes, todo esto tiene que ver con el plan perfecto de DIOS. Por eso Dios nos manda a orar por nuestros gobernantes para que nuestra nación sea conducida por personas que pidan consejo a DIOS.
Pero de entre todas las naciones existe una a la cual DIOS ha escogido y no porque sean mejores que las demás, sino simplemente porque a DIOS le ha placido que sea en un principípio su pueblo, me refiero a la nacion de ISRAEL. Hemos visto a lo largo de la historia como ésta Nación ha sido la mas azotada, la mas perseguida, y ahora en nuestros días es la que mas enemigos tiene en el mundo, y asi mismo podemos ver como DIOS aun no ha terminado con ISAREL. ISRAEL tiene un papel fundamental en la historia y en el plan profético de DIOS, es ISRAEL la nación por la cual todo cristiano debemos de estar atentos a lo que ocurra ahí, pues ISRAEL tambien es el reloj profético de DIOS.
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1Pedro 5:8 Sed sobrios, y velad; porque vuestro adversario el diablo, como león rugiente, anda alrededor buscando a quien devorar;
1Pedro 5:9 al cual resistid firmes en la fe, sabiendo que los mismos padecimientos se van cumpliendo en vuestros hermanos en todo el mundo.
2Corintios 11:14 Y no es maravilla, porque el mismo Satanás se disfraza como ángel de luz.
2Corintios 11:15 Así que, no es extraño si también sus ministros se disfrazan como ministros de justicia; cuyo fin será conforme a sus obras.
La Palabra de Dios nos dice que Satanás se disfraza como ángel de luz y esto es con el objetivo de engañar, hurtar y destruir, sin embargo muchas personas son engañadas por Satanás debido a que se dejan llevar por lo que ven, por las apariencias y no por lo que la Biblia dice, por eso el mundo entero está bajo el control del maligno debido a que a la gente le atrae lo prohibido por Dios, hoy mas que nunca el sexo se ha convertido en el arma mas poderosa de Satanás presentando bellas y hermosas mujeres con apariencia de piedad pero por dentro están podridas de sus corazones, la música, el amor al dinero, incluso las amistades pueden aparentar ser buenas personas pero por dentro sus intenciones son diferentes, hemos visto como en el mundo existen 2 caras la buena y la mala, y en todas las áreas de nuestras vidas nos encontraremos con 2 caminos: Uno es la voluntad perfecta de Dios y el otro es el camino que lleva a la destrucción, el trabajo, la familia, las amistades, la escuela, las relaciones de noviazgo, en todas partes nos encontramos con caras falsas y con personas falsas que no nos han hecho daño porque no han tenido la oportunidad, incluso en la Iglesia no es raro ver dentro de ella a ministros con apariencia de piedad, pastores engañadaores que enredan a las personas con el fin de sacarles algo a cambio de decirles palabras que les gusta escuchar a las personas, pero al fin del camino esta la destrucción de la persona.
Satanás asi como los ejércitos del mundo tambien tiene a su ejército, no hay que subestimar el poder de Satanás, solo la Palabra de Dios "La Biblia" es la única arma que Satanás le teme. Viviendo en la Palabra de Dios es la única forma de evitar ser engañados, aunque no lo crean, existen millones de cristianos engañados por Satanás y esto es porque no escudriñan las escrituras y no viven conforma a la voluntad de Dios.
Recordemos que aunque Satanás es un ser derrotado, aun tiene la libertad de engañar a las personas, NO LO SUBESTIMEN PORQUE PODREMOS SER ENGAÑADOS.
Satanás siempre buscará la manera de destruirnos, si no es contigo, se va contra tus hijos, contra tu esposa, contra tus papás, el es astuto y siempre buscará la manera de debilitarnos y hacernos caer. Conozco a muchísimos cristianos que dicen que Satanás ya no puede hacernos nada, si eso fuera entonces ¿¿porque Dios nos ordena ponernos una armadura??
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Aquí les pongo este audio de Samuel Hernández que se titula "DIOS SIEMPRE TIENE EL CONTROL". Tiene muy buenas canciones que realmente llegan al alma, muy recomendable para hacer una reflexion de nuestra vida en este año. Esta comprimido en ZIP. (Si tienes los medios compra el CD original).


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Irony combo, super-sized, to go

Dinner time — or, the hour just before dinner time — has for a long time been a period of heightened stress in my household. Every day Amy tentatively approaches me while I'm working to ask, "What do you want to do for dinner?" Every day I dread her coming.

It's not that I don't love to have my Sweetheart visit me. It's just that I almost never have a well-formed opinion about dinner. Do we cook or do we hit a restaurant? If we cook, what do we make? If we dine out, where do we go? In Amy's defense, it's the sort of decision I'm prone to micromanage anyway, so why not ask me? In mine ... well, I don't really have a defense. And so every day she comes, and every day I herald her arrival with a jovial, "Uh-oh, here comes the what-do-you-want-for-dinner question!" And so we sit. And think. And talk about what else needs to be accomplished that evening. And, on a good day, we have a decision made within an hour's time.

Last week, however, this daily exercise finally wore it out its welcome. In truth, I don't care what or where we eat. I'd prefer to eat more meals at home and stop hemorrhaging cash towards goods that only last as long our digestive tracts retain them. I'd prefer to eat earlier than later so that our kids aren't going straight to bed after eating. But most of all, I'd prefer not to be asked about dinner at all. So I told my dear wife these things. I dubbed her the Queen of the Kitchen, and said we would do for dinner whatever she wanted us to do. She knows my preferences, she knows her preferences, she knows what our boys do and don't like to eat, and she knows what's on our calendar and TODO list better than anyone else. It just makes sense for her to take full responsibility of dinner planning.

Wonderful woman that she is, I still have a place to live after this conversation. In fact, she seems to have embraced the responsibility. She quickly planned about a week's worth of meals, bought the ingredients, and we've already had two wonderful dinners in which I played no culinary role. The arrangement doesn't leave me without responsibility, of course — my job is to keep Gavin and Aidan out of the kitchen while she works. And frankly, I need to be investing a little more time with them, anyway. It's a win-win!

Or, it was a win-win. On Sunday afternoon, our oven died.

Northern Areas of Pakistan (3)

Flowers on the mountain at Babusar pass.

A beautiful valley of river, mountains and snow.

The beautiful view of the village name "Lawat" in State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir surrounded by thick forests all around it.

NOTE: This picture is taken by Ali Ifthikar.

Another view from the Swat Valley, Pakistan. The Area is rich in Cedar and Deodar Forests.

The chair lift at Malam jabba will take you to the height of 11,500 ft wheras the Malam Jabba resort is located at 10,500 ft from Sea Level. Although the way to reach top from Chair Lift is very easy but the Hiking has its own pleasure and i enjoyed hiking to top from here. Although not quite difficult for regular hikers but it can be the first hike of new hikers also.

The Beautiful Peak by the name of "Braak Zhan" in Raikot Glacier in Pakistan. The Lush Green meadows lying below the peak. This is the Last strong hold of western Himalayas before meeting with Karakoram Mountains. In eastern part of North Pakistan and western Kashmir the Himalaya mountains are blessed with lush green Meadows and the beautiful evergreen forests.

Beautiful meadows at Zarkhana in Lower Chitral,Pakistan.

The most Inspiring and the most lovely hill station of Pakistan. Lalazar situated behind the Kashmir Valley which is often termed as the most beautiful place on this earth.

The view of Fairy Meadows. The Peak in the Background is Nanga Parbat. This is considered as one of the most impressive and beautiful mountain scenery in the whole world. The beautiful meadows and thick ever green forests are the specialty of Kashmir area in Asia.

The view of Nanga Parbat during evening time.

A view of Nanga Parbat from Fairy Meadows. The height of this mountain is 8126 metres above sea level. It is ninth heighest in the world and the highest mountain of Western Himalaya. it is also known for its highest wall of snow in the world. Such Huge glacier on a single mountain in the world is not present anywhere except Nanga Parbat .It is also the Fastest growing mountain of the world.

The Beautiful flowers spreader on babusar Pass, Pakistan. There were flowers of almost every color there.

The Beautiful Meadows near Dudipatsar Lake. Some grazing cows were also there.

taken on the way to Naran. The beautiful unspoiled mountains still present in Kaghan valley.

A view of the Saif-ul-Malook lake in the day time and its reflection in water.

One of very very lovely shots taken by Muzaffar Bukhari. I have just edited his picture.

A beautiful village by the name of Phastee in Chitral Pakistan.

The Beautiful valley of Shimshal Situated in the Pamir mountains in Pakistan. Northern Pakistan is the place where 4 most important mountain ranges of the world meet that includes Himalayas, Karakorams, Hindukush and the Pamir Range. A lake is also there inside the mountains.

The Palas Valley in Kohistan

Truly one of the most beautiful valley in Pakistan. Its undisturbed and pristine forests have make it Far more beautiful than its neighboring valleys where deforestation and tourism has ruined the natural beauty. The valley of beautiful meadows and flowers, One of the last remained beautiful valleys of Himalayas in south Asia.
Let us do something to save this valley this is the last Saved beautiful valley of Himalayas in Pakistan after 3 other beautiful valleys (namely Kaghan, Swat and Neelum) have been partially ruined by deforestation.( Although upper Neelum valley is still Pristine to some extent but Swat and kaghan valleys have been badly damaged by deforestation).
Have a beautiful view of it.

Note: This area is very rich in Mammals and birds species due to its undisturbed nature fortunately WWF has recognized the importance of these Himalayan Forests and probably will do something to protect this i hope so in the coming years. The quality of the picture is not like digital cameras due to the usage of an old camera. The valley is far more beautiful than picture.

Beautiful place by the name of Zarkhana in Lower Chitral, Pakistan.

A typical view of winter in Malam Jabba. Taken in Feb 2005.Beautiful & high snow capped mountains of the Hindukush range are visible clearly from here.

Sheosar lake deosai, Pakistan.

NOTE: Picture taken by my friend Imran.

The view of town of Kalam in Swat Valley.

A view from the hotel in Kalam, Swat valley. The height of this mountain is 18781 ft above the sea level. Mankial Mountains serve as a natural home for snow leopards in winters.

The sunset in Karachi.