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Hello! Just checking in to greet all mommies out there a Happy Mother’s Day! All I have for now is one cute and one “morbid” photo of Panda and Piggy Paos from Chowking. (I know they’ve been out for a while, but we only got to try these today!) G and I were pleasantly surprised at how good the Panda Pao was - soft, steamed bun filled with gooey semisweet chocolate filling. The server said that the Piggy Pao had their standard asado (sweet pork) filling but we got one nonetheless. 

Hanggang ngayon nabobother pa din ako dun sa sinabi ni sen. Na walang kwenta daw yung word na namiss kita. Kasi kung gusto mo daw talagang makita yung tao, gagawa at gagawa ka ng way para makasama yung taong namimiss mo.

inenjoy ko na lang halo halo ko sa chowking that time kasi masarap. tas kagutom. tas ang drama kasi nung topic, i let rj and her talk all throughout haha

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Texted my mom if she could fetch me because I want to eat Chowking with her and she said okay huhu saya ko. Matagal tagal na din ako di nakakapag post ng selfie LMAO so forgive me and yay it’s friday tomorrow!!

yall i fucking love being surrounded by filipinos and hearing them speak tagalog and being near jollibee and chowking and potato corner and seafood city and shit like that like i love feeling like im home despite being a continent away

It’s World Hepatitis Day: Here’s what that means to a family in Pakistan

Hepatitis C is a virus that affects the liver causing inflammation and even liver failure. However, with access to modern medicine, Hepatitis C can be easily cured. Most times, proper access to the correct medication is oftentimes unavailable to those who need it the most. Noor Alam is one of the patients who were able to receive care and the first become cured at the Machar project. His journey was not an easy one. 

     Noor was originally a fisherman in the Machar Colony, Saddam Chowk, an area of Karachi, Pakistan. It is here he worked until he became too ill to. Suffering from severe pain, he went to a local clinic and was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. 

     In order to afford treatment Noor had to sell his house, however, the treatment he was given was ineffective and his condition worsened. His status as an immigrant from Bangladesh barred him from receiving the advanced care from the government health system.

     Noor heard about the MSF clinic in Machar, he visited the clinic and was soon after added to the treatment program. During his time of treatment, he would have to send his eldest three children (girls) to work in the shrimp peeling market so that the family would have food for the day. The girls were unable to continue their education because of this. One bucket of shrimps can take up to one hour to peel generating 20 Pakistani Rupees (USD0.19). They work for a minimum of six hours a day.

     Among the 1.5 million people living with Hepatitis C, Stories like Noor’s is one heard too often. Many others go through what Noor does and oftentimes treatment is not available. For the worst cases, they become a part of the 700,000 who die each year. No vaccines exist against the virus, treatments are available, but in France alone, it costs $40,000 to just treat one patient, the equivalent to what a person would make in their lifetime in some countries.

     Today is #WorldHepatitisDay, affordable care must be made available for all. Each year hundreds and thousands die from unnecessarily high pricing from pharmaceutical companies. Access to the lifesaving medication and treatments, ultimately out of reach to them.

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Inside the Central Sikh Museum in Amritsar, Punjab.

Second image: The portraits of Sikh scholars, saints, religious, social and political personalities.

Third image: Painting depicting Ahmed Shah Durrani ordering Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) to be demolished by cannons. (1762)

Fourth image: Painting depicting Bhai Dayala ji being boiled alive by Mughals in Chandni Chowk, Delhi in order to terrorize Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. (1575)

Fifth image: Portrait of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and the destroyed Golden Temple after Operation Blue star, a military operation carried by Indian military in 1984 on the order of Indira Gandhi, then the Prime Minister of India. The operation led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent Sikh civilians.

Akriti, 8, looks for her books among the rubble that used to be her house in Sanga Chowk in Sindhupalchowk District in Nepal. On 25 April, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the country, killing almost 5000 people and injuring more than 9700. Around 1.7 million children are now in urgent need of aid in the worst-hit areas. We’re on the ground delivering vital support, including clean water, shelter and sanitation - support our work here. Photo by Chandra Shekhar Karki.

Urdu/Hindi Accent Challenge

tagged by: da-pakistanii manqabat-mast aur tum-hi-ho-taco-bell

1. Your name and username
2. Where you’re from in South Asia (specifically where in that country as well)
3. Say the following phrases:
- Chandu ke chacha ne chandu ki chachi ko chandni-chowk mein chaandi ki chammach se chatni chackaee.
- Pakke ped par paka papita paka ped ya paka papita pake ped ko pakde pinku pinku pakde paka papita
- Khadak Singh ke khadakane se khadakati hain khidkiyan, khidkiyon ke khadakane se khadakata hai Khadak Singh.
4. What do you call your parents?
5. What do you call your grandparents?
6. How do you take your chai and how often?
7. Favorite chaat?
8. Favorite halwa?
9. Gol gappay or Pani Puri?
10. Chai or Cha?
11. Lengha or Sharara?
12. Choli or Blouse?
13. Bhangra or Garba?
14. Ha ya Na?: Fruit Chaat, Falooda, Achaar, Kulfi, Jalebi, Imli
15. Do you think you have an accent when you speak Hindi/Urdu?
16. Say a Bollywood movie dialogue
17. End the audio post by saying any THREE curses your parents use on you

I tag: aochalo beqarari besabati createdfromclay desiindistress rishtaywaliaunty honey-fire muneeb—ahmad pakistaniheaux biryanibaba 

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