A bit of north-east-west-south

Since there happen to be some good people out there who care about Metblogs and have raised a significant amount of money to keep it from being taken down, it would be very unfair to not write something. After a little unsuccessful fiddling with my Windows Live! Writer (a nifty little tool that allows me to save drafts and format texts to make the write-up look nice for all the pretty ladies out there (mind you, pretty ones only)), I was able to post yet another brilliantly composed test message for theme detection which could not be taken off for some reason (those subscribed to the Islamabad Metblogs RSS probably know what the hell I’m talking about).

So what is there to write about Islamabad? Nothing I guess, except for the oh-so-beautiful view from Daman-e-Koh which people have the urge to photograph again and again, or maybe the seemingly never ending construction going on at the zero-point area, or the relocation of the little disabled baba who sits in the Super market selling cheap little Chinese toys.

You didn’t see that coming did you? Have you noticed that little disabled old man? The one who sits next to the shawarma maker near Durrani’s, whose delightful little sandwiches we love to sink our canines into very often?

Bah, why would anyone want to know anything about him… because there’s better news abound!

News #1: Dominos, the renowned pizza makers have finally come to Islamabad! Yaayyy! They’re a HUGE success in Lahore, with their DHA Y-Block outlet usually always crowded. I had the good fortunate of ordering a pizza at Dominos Lahore on Eid day, and despite the fact that there were apparently hundreds of people there booking their orders, my pizza still came in around 40 minutes at my doorstep. I’m personally very fond of Dominos and usually prefer those over Pizza Hut/Inn whenever I’m in Lahore. Good thing they’re here in Islamabad now. The boys at Pizza Hut would definitely have a hard time retaining their customers now!

News #2: All you peri peri lovers have probably seen the new Nando’s outlet finally come to life in the Super market. I’m not sure if it was inaugurated over the weekend, but I saw some guys taking mobile phone snaps of the building from all angles. It’s quite a good location, but I’m wondering if the soft-tongued islooites would be able to develop a taste for Nando’s. And I think that Nando’s success would mean a blow to KFC. Their standard is already pretty low, so a bit of chicken competition would probably bring them back on track.

News #3: The monkey had his first ever plate of dahi ballay from munchies in Islamabad after 3 years of living in this city! *monkies cheering*

By the way, the monkey noted that exceedingly short kameez seem to be back in fashion now. He had the good fortune of seeing a petite young creature wear a kameez which probably extended an inch above the lower fold of the glutes. An mind you, that is dangerously provocative… the monkey almost collided with an oncoming black Toyota truck while he was intently observing the swaying undulating folds of the silky lower garment. I think the kameez is going through a phase of extremes too now (damn, everything is extremist). Either its too long, or too short. I won’t be surprised if the kameez goes way up above the navel one day to give the wearer a more arabian belly dancer type look. Sigh, the monkey misses the 1990’s!

8 Comments so far

  1. sufiblade on June 15th, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    So which of their pizzas should I try?


  2. crazymonkey on June 15th, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    You can try Texmex, if it’s on their Islamabadi menu. It’s quite popular in Lahore. There’s another one with tons of cheese and tomatoes on it only… mmmmm! Or just go for a standard veggie pizza.


  3. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on June 16th, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    I love the crust of Domino’s :) did you try their dips? I LOVE THEM .. you’ll find one or two in my fridge always ;-)

    Good that peri peri and dominos both have already hit the town … Pizza hut start selling salads only ;)


  4. sufiblade on June 17th, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    I tried it yesterday, and I liked it. Not so much though! I’ve had better in the neighbourhood


  5. crazymonkey on June 17th, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    Maybe you need to develop a taste for finer stuff sufi ;)


  6. Shygirl (isbahz) on June 17th, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    Testing


  7. Saba (unregistered) on June 19th, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    whoop whoop! Dominos and nandos in Islamabad..sooo glad, finally i can go to pakistan and eat halal nandos yaaaay can’t wait! x


  8. crazymonkey on June 19th, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Uh oh, you said the ‘H’ word! Now everyone in Pakistan would start wondering if it’s safe to eat Nandos :P I think Nandos should have a ‘we serve halal food’ signboard ready… just in case!



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