Hard Life

I’ve always had to work hard myself to achieve any goals that I set for myself. They were never easy like it is for some, things always went bad for me and I had to do stuff the hard way.

Long story but I’m kind of unlucky. But it has made me a strong person and I love to be faced with a challenge now because I feel very satisfied when I work hard and achieve anything.

There are many challenges I face at the moment involving family health problems, personal issues and other unlucky challenges I keep facing. I can never get what I want the easy way like some may be able to. I have to go through a lot before I finally achieve any goals.

I am really happy with the person I am today because having to work hard and not have it handed to me has made me mentally strong, confident, ambitious, enthusiastic and helpful. I feel great satisfaction from helping others who might have issues because I can connect with others and show compassion.

I don’t like to go on about myself so I will talk about something else now.

I believe this World we live in can be much better if we could be patient and not let ourselves become angry over small issues. Everyone has to face some sort of challenge in life to get what they want and there are some who can’t and resort to making others feel bad or taking it from them.

There is still some discrimination in this World and it is not perfect. I never felt any of that in University because of everyone being from different backgrounds. Together we are able to be effective by using the knowledge and advantages from our cultures. Individually we have some weaknesses and that does not help. As I said working together with different people helps us become better.

Most important point I wanted to make is that living in Newcastle for many years I have always felt that my family and myself have never felt accepted by our own kind (Pakistani Community). I don’t know if this is because of wealth, status or what. I hate the fact that many girls who have well off parents consider themselves to be better than others and be stuck up when talking to anyone who isn’t. They forget that at one time their ancestors were living in Pakistan and maybe not well-off. A person should not be like that to others because your fortune in life can change in a second.

I don’t like these divisions we have in our own culture/community. It causes issues between people and makes someone who is less unfortunate for a period to accept the challenge and work hard to show them they are not low class people. This actually is good in some ways because hunger to be someone drives you very hard to achieve your goals. To people like me and others who have that drive actually are put in a situation where they believe anything is possible. Just think of the Rocky movies that show someone who is unfortunate and because of the situation he is in he just has to achieve his goals. The hunger and drive of a person can help achieve anything. When someone is not in a bad situation and is surrounded by a family with no issues they may not feel the urge to achieve that success.

I am not saying people who have a healthy family environment or financial stability do not achieve anything. I am stating that if you are in a family environment where people are depending on your success and drive to bring stability then you will face the impossible to make it possible. We are natural survivors and the situations we are born into or put into can not be helped because we don’t decide the environment. So anyone who looks down upon another or can not even communicate with their own kind (humans, pakistani, british etc) is not a good person at all.

I have experienced it many times when Pakistani girls judge you straight away and don’t communicate in any friendly or human manner. They will see you as some burden if you can not help them gain anything in life, for example many I’ve realised in Newcastle are looking for the rich guy who they can marry and leech off from. At University many of my friends were from different backgrounds but none of the girls were from my own background (Pakistani). Why? Well because they chose very carefully who they wanted to talk to and usually it was the guys who had the expensive car and wealthy family. These kind of differences would hurt me a lot and make me feel as if I had to prove something.

In the end I didn’t bother with them because I would not waste my time on people who are so materialistic and full of pride with no rock solid foundations of life. I just dislike Pakistani girls in Newcastle because they are the most stubborn and stuck-up. You would say “Hi” in person, Facebook or Twitter and you would get this look or reaction as if you’re a piece of garbage. I would rather marry a Pakistani girl from Pakistan any day of the week instead of any Pakistani girl in the UK. They have no consideration for religion, culture or tradition. All they see is how wealthy a guy is and if they can marry him and not have to live any kind of hard life. They want a life full of leisure and no hard work like our Pakistani ancestors had. I would not want a person in my life who raised my/her children to have things handed to them on a plate.


Statigram the Web Viewer of Instagram

Statigram is the best website to view photos from Instagram, photos that you may have uploaded or anyone else you are following. On this website you have more space available to view many photos at one time compared to the small screen on your iPhone, Android or tablet. A computer screen just can’t be beat when you want to relax and not have to fiddle with your fingers to view some photos.

The website presents a grid view of photos similar to what Twitter used to offer on a users photos archive but they don’t anymore. It was a big disappointment!

Below are screenshots of Statigram and the numerous advantages that it offers to Instagram users. I would like to also point-out that you do not have to create an account for Statigram as you can login with your Instagram account.

 – – The screenshots of my account and statistics are tailored to your activity and are different for every user. – –

Statigram Homepage:
– After you login with your Instagram account you will see photos from the users you follow.

Your Statistics Page:
– This page will present you with information about how many; photos you have uploaded, people have liked and have commented. Number of Following, Followers and growth of them.

– Statistics on Follower engagement regarding likes and comments. Also statistics on engagement of those who are not Followers.

Numerous Statistics:
– Content Statistics regarding; Number of recent photos this month and Most used filter and tag.
– Engagement Statistics regarding; Average likes/comments received per photo and Percentage of difference from previous month.

– Follower Statistics regarding; Number of growth, Percentage of growth difference from previous month, Followers gained & lost and Your 10 most engaged followers.

– Post History Statistics regarding; Date of first post and Photos per month.
Graph displaying number of photos in current year compared to previous year.

– Density Statistics displaying Photos posted on what day and hour.
– Filter Usage Statistics regarding; Most used Filter and a Pie chart with percentages of usage of filters.
– Tag Statistics regarding; Most used tag and Percentage of tagged and no tag.
Geolocation Statistics displaying percentage of photos with location and no location.

– Like Received Statistics regarding; Source of likes (Followers or Non-Followers), Growth history and Most liked photos ever.

– Comment Received Statistics regarding; Source (Followers or Non-Followers) Growth history and Most commented photos ever.

– Best Time To Post Statistics regarding; Your current posting habbits and Interactions from your community. This information helps you understand when your community responds to your posts and when is the best time to post them for the highest engagement.
– Photo Average Lifespan graph displays how fast your community comments on a photo you post. It also shows after how long you can usually consider that a photo will not receive anymore comments.

– Filter Impact Statistics presents information on which filters are triggering most Likes and Comments.
– Tag Impact Statistics; Compare the tag you use and the most popular tags. Top tags get searched often (try using them when relevant).

– Typology Statistics regarding; Number of Followers and Followings, Followers you don’t Follow back, Reciprocal relationship and Followers who don’t Follow you back.

– Account Growth Statistics regarding; number of Followers and Followings, New Followers last 7 days/more than a week, Lost Followers last 7 days/more than a week and New Followings last 7 days/more than a week.

– People You Enjoy Statistics regarding; Your last 300 Likes given (To Followings & Not Followings), Top 5 Followings and People you may want to Follow.

– Promote Everywhere are tools to help promote your profile. For instance, Public URL and Follow Buttons.

– Promote on Facebook are tools to add Feed Tab For Fanpage and Timeline Box.

– Promotion on Facebook via Profile Cover. A tool on Statigram that generates a Profile Cover for your Facebook from your Instagram photos.

Viddy Review

What can I say about this App, there is Instagram that amazes us with its wonderful filters and then there is Cinemagram that helps us be very creative but this App Viddy is just as amazing as the rest.

Viddy is an incredible App which I would have loved to have 5 years ago to record the amazing things that I was doing then. There was no social network which was mainstream and mobiles phones were not as good as todays smartphones with high quality cameras. This App can be used by anyone who wants to record a short 15 second video to raise awareness or just post a message to their followers, celebrities like Rihanna also use it and record it on a personal camera.

When I started using this App I had few followers but as you start using it more and capture videos the followers count goes up and up. I would say “any video will do” because  that is the whole point of this App. It is fun to use and just addictive with it’s special effects and soundtracks.

An App like this is highly recommended and should be on your smartphone just incase you are out somewhere and see something funny or wonderful that you want to capture and share with the World. Viddy interlinks with other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and even Pinterest. Many of your friends on those social networks have the opportunity to see the short videos you captured.

In my video review I did state that Viddy could be improved by giving users the option to multi-task, one example would be that a user might want to record another video while the previous video is uploading or use another App. The problem I found was that I could not close the App or do anything else because any video that was uploading would be cancelled and I certainly didn’t want that to happen. Viddy might release some updates to solve that issue but overall the App is exciting, positive and a useful tool to have in anyones pocket.






It’s 2012 and I Still Get Called A Paki

The above screenshot is from today (16/07/2012). They thought it was appropriate to call me a Paki because I tweeted them “unfollowing you back” for unfollowing my twitter account. Any other tweet could have been sent but there was no need to bring someone’s race into this. How dare people like this are still allowed to get away with something like this. I don’t go out being racist to people who are not the same colour as me. Somehow in the past and present the ‘white‘ have always thought of themselves superior and made us feel degraded just because of their colour.

I was such a fool to believe things had changed with time but I realise this year that nothing has changed. People with a different colour to the ‘white’ who live in the UK are still made to feel negative for who they are and how they look. Newcastle Upon Tyne is such a diverse place with many different coloured people with different cultures & religions living together. But there some who just like to express their hatred towards someone who has a different skin colour to ‘whiteeven though they get a tan because they hate their own natural skin colour.

Why are we defined by our colour when we are still all human?

I think this is a major weakness we have if we define one another by colour if not anything else like religion and etc. We are still not seen as human beings with feelings even after what people who are not ‘white‘ have been through for 100s of years. For example slavery, direct and indirect racism, violence and much more we have suffered. Many now say they have clean hands now and have a open mind but you can’t erase the past or the present.

To those readers who feel offended with the ‘clean hands‘ remark..I have a question.

Can you forget or erase what happened to you while being targeted as a group in the past?

Best Twitter parody accounts you need to follow

Helping to bring a smile to your tweeting face, here’s our pick of the the 10 Twitter parody accounts that are definitely worth a follow.

Twitter’s 140-character limit makes it a prime target for the witty one liners, and while the ones being impersonated might not find it so funny, it makes for brilliant retweet fodder.

With an official policy to crack down on the Twitter impersonators, we’ve weeded out ten of the best that we think could add a comedic twist to your twitter feed before they get the axe.

Not Tilda Swinton

One of the most equally bizarre and successful parody accounts, NotTildaSwinton is now unfortunately inactive. Only active for a mere five days, the ethereal musings of NotTildaSwinton gained over 30,000 followers over a series of a couple of hundred tweets. Born out of a suspicious awe for the actress Tilda Swinton, this parody takes you into a peculiar world that includes nature worship and a bat she birthed called Theremiah…

Twitter Handle@NotTildaSwinton

Sample Tweet: I once waded the entire length of the Nile. I lost an arm to a hippo, but won it back in a game of Charades. I am stronger for it.

Not Mark Zuckerberg

Mainly poking fun at other social media sites, especially Google+, the Facebook founder’s parody account is worth a follow. Even just for the jokes about Facebook privacy settings that are bound to give you a chuckle.

Twitter Handle@notzuckerberg

Sample Tweet: So that movie, “The Social Network”, opens today. I really want to dislike it, but I can’t. Because I didn’t make a button for that.

Barack Obama

Despite the real Barack Obama having over 17 million followers, ThePresObama has much more comic flair. Still boasting an impressive 43,000 subscribers, this parody account subverts the daily activities of the American president with great aplomb.

Twitter Handle@ThePresObama

Sample Tweet: Hey I just met you, and this is crazy. You still have health care. Thank me, maybe.

Elizabeth Windsor

Yes, even Her Royal Highness has a parody Twitter account. Hilariously gin-centric, she has some very comical comment on the Royal family, the Government and current affairs. Often referring to herself in the third person, good old Liz is a jovial must-have for your feed.

Twitter Handle@Queen_UK

Sample Tweet: A-Level results day tomorrow. Mr Osborne is hoping to have finally passed Maths; Mr Cameron had to retake politics. Mr Clegg did pottery.

The Batman

Get your fill of Batman banter with this comically aggressive account. Commenting on his superhero superiority, The Batman’s narcissism also extends to his opinion on other everyday events for some quick witted posts.

Twitter Handle@God_Damn_Batman

Sample Tweet: I’m making Robin see Hunger Games. As long as he’s going to fight like a girl, he might as well learn how to do it well.

Prince Charles

Yet another royal parody account, but this one sees Prince Charles making some hilarious comments on a huge variety of topics, ranging from straight jokes to sarky comments on current affairs. If you fancy a quick chortle, check out Charles HRH’s classic Camilla tweets.

Twitter Handle@Charles_HRH

Sample Tweet: No, Camilla, Abu Qatada is not “a song from The Lion King”.

Not Yoko Ono

Even from Not Yoko’s bio you can gain a glimpse at the kind of tweets you can come to expect. Feeding off Yoko Ono’s own surreal Twitter account, Not Yoko exaggerates her bizarre philosophical mind splurges to comic effect.

Twitter Handle@Yokohnono

Sample Tweet: Write all your fears down on a piece of paper. Fold it into a pirate hat, put it on your head. There, now you’re a pirate. No fear.

Drunk George Osborne

The Chancellor of the Exchequer doesn’t tweet, except when he’s drunk. Or that’s what this parody account seems to suggest. With comic Cabinet gossip from the man “downing it in Downing Street”, expect political satire, tweets about David’s behaviour and the life of being an MP for Twitter titters galore.

Twitter Handle@OsborneDrunk

Sample Tweet: Totally baffled. We’ve aggressively attacked the disabled, kids, women & the North and we’ve still gone into recession! It makes no sense!

Peter Molydeux

British game designer, Peter Molyneux, of Black and White and Fable fame, has become a subject for parody due to his tendency to announce rather ambitious industry-changing game concepts, often without delivering any results. Petermolydeux takes these game ideas to a whole new, often utterly hilarious, level.

Twitter Handle@PeterMolydeux

Sample Tweet: “Imagine controlling a tear, similar to Flower but instead of fields you navigate a naked body.”

The Dark Lord

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has abandoned his pursuit for Harry Potter to attack celebrity muggles on Twitter. With a particular hatred of Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and anything Twilight related, expect Harry Potter banter galore and bitterly comic celeb jibes.

Twitter Handle@Lord_Voldemort7

Sample Tweet: I bet Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter would’ve made more money at the box office if he was hunting the Cullens.

Not Big Sam

Barely relatable to the real Big Sam (Allardyce), Not Big Sam is a hilarious mix of random events, questionable language, drugs and alcohol. ‘Breathing fire over the wheat fields of the beautiful game’ indeed.

Twitter Handle@TheBig_Sam

Sample Tweet: I stood by the phone for a full 13 minutes in the dark, just imagining things. It was 1994. He had those blonde highlights. I’m only human.

Faux John Madden

D-shaped gridiron commentator John Madden is not on twitter, but fortunately this far more entertaining parody account is. Follow for sarcastic NFL insights.

Twitter Handle@fauxjohnmadden

Sample Tweet: If the Colts really wanted to see how Andrew Luck will look, they should have had 11 guys hit him the moment he snapped the ball.

Source: http://www.t3.com/features/best-twitter-parody-accounts