Friday, April 12, 2024

A Dog’s Life: Kennedy No-Collar No-Tie Grace & Elegance Under Orion’s Belt Pointing Way To His Forever Home - IMRAN™ The very first week my beloved German Shepherd Dog Kennedy came into my life as a Valentine’s Day gift, his love of long walks became apparent. The first few days I literally hit 25,000 daily steps (12.5 miles/20 km!) walking with him. Obviously warmer weather in Florida and my having to do real work as well made that unsustainable. But 12,000 daily steps became quite easy to do, especially with walks past midnight. His grace and elegance, with no collar, no tie, no leash, even no dress shoes, was so apparent. As we walked home together one more time, Orion’s Belt paused in the sky, seeming to point the path to his forever home from anywhere in the universe. I had to stop and take this photograph to etch another treasured moment in my memory. Kennedy seemed to share the sentiment, and stood absolutely still for this long exposure iPhone photo moment of pure magic. Best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #Florida #ApolloBeach #GermanShepherd #memories #dogs #night #sky #stars #OrionsBelt #universe #WhiteHouse #HomeSweetHome #gratitude #life #walkingA Dog’s Life: Kennedy No-Collar No-Tie Grace & Elegance Under Orion’s Belt Pointing Way To His Forever Home - IMRAN™ The very first week my beloved German Shepherd Dog Kennedy came into my life as a Valentine’s Day gift, his love of long walks became apparent. The first few days I literally hit 25,000 daily steps (12.5 miles/20 km!) walking with him. Obviously warmer weather in Florida and my having to do real work as well made that unsustainable. But 12,000 daily steps became quite easy to do, especially with walks past midnight. His grace and elegance, with no collar, no tie, no leash, even no dress shoes, was so apparent. As we walked home together one more time, Orion’s Belt paused in the sky, seeming to point the path to his forever home from anywhere in the universe. I had to stop and take this photograph to etch another treasured moment in my memory. Kennedy seemed to share the sentiment, and stood absolutely still for this long exposure iPhone photo moment of pure magic. Best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #Florida #ApolloBeach #GermanShepherd #memories #dogs #night #sky #stars #OrionsBelt #universe #WhiteHouse #HomeSweetHome #gratitude #life #walking


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Saturday, April 06, 2024

A Dog’s Life: Chauffeured GSD Kennedy Smiling & Remotely Shepherding Farm Animals - IMRAN™ My beloved German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy, was likely raised around cows, other farm animals, and horses before I got him as a rescue, reportedly from Texas. The excited way he would lean out of my car windows on seeing horses or other animals around farms told me there was some deep connection. I would even point out cattle to him as we would be driving somewhere and passed any farms. K2 would be curious but Kennedy would even switch windows seats with K2 to gaze at the animals. On this day, April 4, 2024, I was driving both dogs but specially for Kennedy to see a farm. The mad pace of residential development in our area of the Tampa Bay region has literally decimated the number of real remaining farms. So it was quite a bit of driving around to find one for Kennedy. I then noticed this pasture next to what is likely the owner’s home. I had to turn around down East Shell Point Road. We pulled into the driveway hoping to see someone whom I would ask permission to walk Kennedy and K2 along the fence. Sadly, I didn’t find anyone. As I backed out and went back around the circular driveway, I stopped the car with the best farm view possible. I let Kennedy soak in the sight of the pasture while he was seated as a chauffeured German Shepherd Dog. You can see the afternoon spring sun light up his face. I wondered what puppyhood memories were behind his forever smile, just gazing joyfully at the animals there. The best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #dogs #horses #Florida #Kennedy #ApolloBeach #memories #farming #animals #cattle #RuskinA Dog’s Life: Chauffeured GSD Kennedy Smiling & Remotely Shepherding Farm Animals - IMRAN™ My beloved German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy, was likely raised around cows, other farm animals, and horses before I got him as a rescue, reportedly from Texas. The excited way he would lean out of my car windows on seeing horses or other animals around farms told me there was some deep connection. I would even point out cattle to him as we would be driving somewhere and passed any farms. K2 would be curious but Kennedy would even switch windows seats with K2 to gaze at the animals. On this day, April 4, 2024, I was driving both dogs but specially for Kennedy to see a farm. The mad pace of residential development in our area of the Tampa Bay region has literally decimated the number of real remaining farms. So it was quite a bit of driving around to find one for Kennedy. I then noticed this pasture next to what is likely the owner’s home. I had to turn around down East Shell Point Road. We pulled into the driveway hoping to see someone whom I would ask permission to walk Kennedy and K2 along the fence. Sadly, I didn’t find anyone. As I backed out and went back around the circular driveway, I stopped the car with the best farm view possible. I let Kennedy soak in the sight of the pasture while he was seated as a chauffeured German Shepherd Dog. You can see the afternoon spring sun light up his face. I wondered what puppyhood memories were behind his forever smile, just gazing joyfully at the animals there. The best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #dogs #horses #Florida #Kennedy #ApolloBeach #memories #farming #animals #cattle #Ruskin


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Friday, April 05, 2024

A Dog’s Life: Kennedy And His Love Of Horses - IMRAN™ My precious German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy, was a rescue from Texas. From the way he would almost fall out the car window on seeing horses on farms we would drive past, I realized there was some farm connection. I took him to nearby horse stables early on, nearly 5 years ago. The way he was going round in circles madly in love wanting to get into all the pastures and stalls, and the horses wandering over to get closer to him, confirmed that love affair. So I would take him to see horses when we had a chance. Today, April 5, 2024 I took him to a nearby place to feel his connection again. The best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #dogs #horses #Florida #Kennedy #ApolloBeach #memoriesA Dog’s Life: Kennedy And His Love Of Horses - IMRAN™ My precious German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy, was a rescue from Texas. From the way he would almost fall out the car window on seeing horses on farms we would drive past, I realized there was some farm connection. I took him to nearby horse stables early on, nearly 5 years ago. The way he was going round in circles madly in love wanting to get into all the pastures and stalls, and the horses wandering over to get closer to him, confirmed that love affair. So I would take him to see horses when we had a chance. Today, April 5, 2024 I took him to a nearby place to feel his connection again. The best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #dogs #horses #Florida #Kennedy #ApolloBeach #memories


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Monday, April 01, 2024

35 Years Ago - April Dumbbells' Day At Columbia University Apartment 19890401 - IMRAN™ Thirty five years ago, at my Columbia University apartment in Manhattan, New York. Showing my always wanting to but lack of seriousness about exercise. I think I still own those dumbbells, sitting somewhere in my blessed home on Long Island. Of course, if I had been consistent, I would not have put on 35 lbs of weight in those 35 years! © 1989-2024 IMRAN™35 Years Ago - April Dumbbells' Day At Columbia University Apartment 19890401 - IMRAN™ Thirty five years ago, at my Columbia University apartment in Manhattan, New York. Showing my always wanting to but lack of seriousness about exercise. I think I still own those dumbbells, sitting somewhere in my blessed home on Long Island. Of course, if I had been consistent, I would not have put on 35 lbs of weight in those 35 years! © 1989-2024 IMRAN™


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Gleaming Architecture Of Downtown Tampa, Florida - IMRAN™ Nearly a dozen years living in Apollo Beach, I have not had much time to explore the downtown area of Tampa by foot. Other than a few walks along Riverwalk, most of the actual downtown is still on my list to check out. On this somewhat cloudy day, I was in the area to catch my first Duran Duran concert live. It was also my first event at Amalie Arena. After parking my car, I walked around a bit as I headed to the venue. It was as much people watching as street crossing during the stroll. Even from street level, and with an elevated highway passing in front of them, the beautiful buildings and their gleaming architecture were beautiful to capture. I love Tampa's big small-town and small big-town feel. If you zoom in on the blue windows, you can see the iPhone even captured individual light fixtures visible in the offices. © 2023-2024 IMRAN™Gleaming Architecture Of Downtown Tampa, Florida - IMRAN™ Nearly a dozen years living in Apollo Beach, I have not had much time to explore the downtown area of Tampa by foot. Other than a few walks along Riverwalk, most of the actual downtown is still on my list to check out. On this somewhat cloudy day, I was in the area to catch my first Duran Duran concert live. It was also my first event at Amalie Arena. After parking my car, I walked around a bit as I headed to the venue. It was as much people watching as street crossing during the stroll. Even from street level, and with an elevated highway passing in front of them, the beautiful buildings and their gleaming architecture were beautiful to capture. I love Tampa's big small-town and small big-town feel. If you zoom in on the blue windows, you can see the iPhone even captured individual light fixtures visible in the offices. © 2023-2024 IMRAN™


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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Baby Sister Ambereen And Me - IMRAN™ Today is my precious sister Ambereen's birthday. Our beloved late parents always gave us so much love and focus on family, I am blessed to retain that connection with her. She is an incredible sister, respected doctor and professor, author of a medical text book, in addition to being an amazing wife and mother in her own family in Lahore, I am not sure of the exact date, but she looks to be about one year old. It may have been spring, because we were outside in the backyard of wherever my father was posted at the time. (Naiwala, Chianwali, or Renala Khurd in Pakistan). We do not seem to be dressed for cold weather nor seem to be melting in the Punjab heat. So, I am guessing it was soon after her birthday. My father was into photography from an early age and would often grab candid casual shots of us, so sometimes they would not be perfectly framed. I think he loved the moment he saw in front of his eyes and captured it on Agfa B/W film with his Argus camera. I still keep that camera safe. © Mid-1960s Anwar-ud-Din (1932-2008) © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Pakistan #family #Punjab #childhood #memories #siblings #Argus #Agfa #autobiographyBaby Sister Ambereen And Me - IMRAN™ Today is my precious sister Ambereen's birthday. Our beloved late parents always gave us so much love and focus on family, I am blessed to retain that connection with her. She is an incredible sister, respected doctor and professor, author of a medical text book, in addition to being an amazing wife and mother in her own family in Lahore, I am not sure of the exact date, but she looks to be about one year old. It may have been spring, because we were outside in the backyard of wherever my father was posted at the time. (Naiwala, Chianwali, or Renala Khurd in Pakistan). We do not seem to be dressed for cold weather nor seem to be melting in the Punjab heat. So, I am guessing it was soon after her birthday. My father was into photography from an early age and would often grab candid casual shots of us, so sometimes they would not be perfectly framed. I think he loved the moment he saw in front of his eyes and captured it on Agfa B/W film with his Argus camera. I still keep that camera safe. © Mid-1960s Anwar-ud-Din (1932-2008) © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Pakistan #family #Punjab #childhood #memories #siblings #Argus #Agfa #autobiography


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Saturday, March 30, 2024

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With my birthday coming up in a few weeks, God willing, my full music album nTrance is available for the price of a single track, just $1. If you decide to splurge with one full dollar :-) just that that 100% of the proceeds go to charity. Link in comment below. Thank you.With my birthday coming up in a few weeks, God willing, my full music album nTrance is available for the price of a single track, just $1. If you decide to splurge with one full dollar :-) just that that 100% of the proceeds go to charity. Link in comment below. Thank you.


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Glorious Hibiscus At Apollo Beach Home Shines In Spring Sunlight - IMRAN™ I was about to drive somewhere when I saw this flower on a bush in my driveway. The way it was glowing in the early afternoon early spring sunlight compelled me exit the car to capture the image. No editing, no filters, of any kind. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #flowers #nature #spring #sunlight #blooming #hibiscus #Florida #ApolloBeachGlorious Hibiscus At Apollo Beach Home Shines In Spring Sunlight - IMRAN™ I was about to drive somewhere when I saw this flower on a bush in my driveway. The way it was glowing in the early afternoon early spring sunlight compelled me exit the car to capture the image. No editing, no filters, of any kind. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #flowers #nature #spring #sunlight #blooming #hibiscus #Florida #ApolloBeach


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Glorious Hibiscus At Apollo Beach Home Shines In Spring Sunlight - IMRAN™ I was about to drive somewhere when I saw this flower on a bush in my driveway. The way it was glowing in the early afternoon early spring sunlight compelled me exit the car to capture the image. No editing, no filters, of any kind. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #flowers #nature #spring #sunlight #blooming #hibiscus #Florida #ApolloBeachGlorious Hibiscus At Apollo Beach Home Shines In Spring Sunlight - IMRAN™ I was about to drive somewhere when I saw this flower on a bush in my driveway. The way it was glowing in the early afternoon early spring sunlight compelled me exit the car to capture the image. No editing, no filters, of any kind. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #flowers #nature #spring #sunlight #blooming #hibiscus #Florida #ApolloBeach


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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Saturday Into Sunday Slow Cooker No Hurry Nihari First Time Experiment A Huge Success - IMRAN™ Nihari (from the Urdu/Persisn word Nihar for morning) is a meticulously planned, super-slow cooked, elaborately spiced, tender beef dish infused with the richness of bone marrow. It started in the kitchens of Nawabs (Muslim rulers of princely states in pre-partition India). I got hooked on it growing up in Karachi where the tradition continued in Pakistan. Some places had it in Lahore too. However, in the early 1980s I’d go straight to my favorite place (in the backstreet food places off the intersection of Tariq Road and Allama-Iqbal Road) when I’d visit my late maternal grandmother, who lived in our Karachi home. My absolute non-interest in cooking is globally-known and eternally-established. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t like to use kitchen gadgets to experiment… especially since I got my Philips Air Fryer (awesome for salmon filets) and CrockPot slow cooker. This time I got ambitious, and decided to make Nihari over this mid-Ramadan weekend. Maybe the full moon made me do it. On top of Nihari being hard to make as it is, I decided to do my own version — without firing up any stove, any saucepan, or doing any kind of frying as some stages require. I have to say, I surprised myself by how absolutely fantastic it turned out. IMRANi Nihari, say hello to blood pressure, cholesterol, and obesity! © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Pakistani #Pakistan #beef #cooking #CrockPot #SlowCookjng #dining #foodie #experiment #delicacy #Karachi #Lahore #Indian #Nawab #history #traditionSaturday Into Sunday Slow Cooker No Hurry Nihari First Time Experiment A Huge Success - IMRAN™ Nihari (from the Urdu/Persisn word Nihar for morning) is a meticulously planned, super-slow cooked, elaborately spiced, tender beef dish infused with the richness of bone marrow. It started in the kitchens of Nawabs (Muslim rulers of princely states in pre-partition India). I got hooked on it growing up in Karachi where the tradition continued in Pakistan. Some places had it in Lahore too. However, in the early 1980s I’d go straight to my favorite place (in the backstreet food places off the intersection of Tariq Road and Allama-Iqbal Road) when I’d visit my late maternal grandmother, who lived in our Karachi home. My absolute non-interest in cooking is globally-known and eternally-established. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t like to use kitchen gadgets to experiment… especially since I got my Philips Air Fryer (awesome for salmon filets) and CrockPot slow cooker. This time I got ambitious, and decided to make Nihari over this mid-Ramadan weekend. Maybe the full moon made me do it. On top of Nihari being hard to make as it is, I decided to do my own version — without firing up any stove, any saucepan, or doing any kind of frying as some stages require. I have to say, I surprised myself by how absolutely fantastic it turned out. IMRANi Nihari, say hello to blood pressure, cholesterol, and obesity! © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Pakistani #Pakistan #beef #cooking #CrockPot #SlowCookjng #dining #foodie #experiment #delicacy #Karachi #Lahore #Indian #Nawab #history #tradition


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Monday, March 25, 2024

The Stage Is (The) Set - IMRAN™ Yes! Front row seats to Cirque du Soleil, this time for BAZZAR. My first Cirque du Soleil show was the incredible Delerium, which my then-GF in Miami T had taken us to in 2007 or so. Even though those seats were towards the back in the arena show, that concert & circus all in one still remains one of my all-time favorites. That 2-years running show worldwide was ending and was never redone. They never even released a DVD. Since then I’ve taken front row seats for every Cirque show (almost all in different trips to Las Vegas) — except the Beatles one, which I’ve skipped. I jumped on the opportunity to get front row seats to the latest one, BAZZAR, that played under a big top outside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. I was traveling all that week. I literally managed to fly back into Tampa Airport just an hour or so before showtime, drove straight to the venue, parked, and got seated barely 5 minutes before the show started. Even though the 2-hours long BAZZAR was great fun, to me it was still a fraction as mind-blowing as Delerium was 17 years ago. However, I am so glad I got to reconnect with Cirque - in an arena setting - basically where my appreciation for it started, in Florida. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #StPetersburg #TropicanaField #entertainment #culture #circus #concert #stage #CirqueDuSoleil #BAZZAR #memories #history #travel #gratitude @cirquedusoleil @tropicanafield @stpeteflThe Stage Is (The) Set - IMRAN™ Yes! Front row seats to Cirque du Soleil, this time for BAZZAR. My first Cirque du Soleil show was the incredible Delerium, which my then-GF in Miami T had taken us to in 2007 or so. Even though those seats were towards the back in the arena show, that concert & circus all in one still remains one of my all-time favorites. That 2-years running show worldwide was ending and was never redone. They never even released a DVD. Since then I’ve taken front row seats for every Cirque show (almost all in different trips to Las Vegas) — except the Beatles one, which I’ve skipped. I jumped on the opportunity to get front row seats to the latest one, BAZZAR, that played under a big top outside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. I was traveling all that week. I literally managed to fly back into Tampa Airport just an hour or so before showtime, drove straight to the venue, parked, and got seated barely 5 minutes before the show started. Even though the 2-hours long BAZZAR was great fun, to me it was still a fraction as mind-blowing as Delerium was 17 years ago. However, I am so glad I got to reconnect with Cirque - in an arena setting - basically where my appreciation for it started, in Florida. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #StPetersburg #TropicanaField #entertainment #culture #circus #concert #stage #CirqueDuSoleil #BAZZAR #memories #history #travel #gratitude @cirquedusoleil @tropicanafield @stpetefl


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The Stage Is (The) Set - IMRAN™ Yes! Front row seats to Cirque du Soleil, this time for BAZZAR. My first Cirque du Soleil show was the incredible Delerium, which my then-GF in Miami T had taken us to in 2007 or so. Even though those seats were towards the back in the arena show, that concert & circus all in one still remains one of my all-time favorites. That 2-years running show worldwide was ending and was never redone. They never even released a DVD. Since then I’ve taken front row seats for every Cirque show (almost all in different trips to Las Vegas) — except the Beatles one, which I’ve skipped. I jumped on the opportunity to get front row seats to the latest one, BAZZAR, that played under a big top outside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. I was traveling all that week. I literally managed to fly back into Tampa Airport just an hour or so before showtime, drove straight to the venue, parked, and got seated barely 5 minutes before the show started. Even though the 2-hours long BAZZAR was great fun, to me it was still a fraction as mind-blowing as Delerium was 17 years ago. However, I am so glad I got to reconnect with Cirque - in an arena setting - basically where my appreciation for it started, in Florida. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #StPetersburg #TropicanaField #entertainment #culture #circus #concert #stage #CirqueDuSoleil #BAZZAR #memories #history #travel #gratitudeThe Stage Is (The) Set - IMRAN™ Yes! Front row seats to Cirque du Soleil, this time for BAZZAR. My first Cirque du Soleil show was the incredible Delerium, which my then-GF in Miami T had taken us to in 2007 or so. Even though those seats were towards the back in the arena show, that concert & circus all in one still remains one of my all-time favorites. That 2-years running show worldwide was ending and was never redone. They never even released a DVD. Since then I’ve taken front row seats for every Cirque show (almost all in different trips to Las Vegas) — except the Beatles one, which I’ve skipped. I jumped on the opportunity to get front row seats to the latest one, BAZZAR, that played under a big top outside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. I was traveling all that week. I literally managed to fly back into Tampa Airport just an hour or so before showtime, drove straight to the venue, parked, and got seated barely 5 minutes before the show started. Even though the 2-hours long BAZZAR was great fun, to me it was still a fraction as mind-blowing as Delerium was 17 years ago. However, I am so glad I got to reconnect with Cirque - in an arena setting - basically where my appreciation for it started, in Florida. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #StPetersburg #TropicanaField #entertainment #culture #circus #concert #stage #CirqueDuSoleil #BAZZAR #memories #history #travel #gratitude


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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Commemorating 50 Years Anniversary Of Reading & Watching "The Godfather" In Pakistan - IMRAN™ When and where did you read Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather"? If you did not read it, did you watch the movie? I remember reading the incredible novel as a pre-teen in Karachi, Pakistan. That was also when I first started trying to learn foreign languages German and French (in addition to English of course). But I did not get to become consistent in learning French until I started using DuoLingo daily since the last 3 years. There is so much French literature and poetry I want to understand and appreciate. I remember learning that besides the novel opening with the epigraph, "Behind every great fortune there is a crime. - Balzac" another of the most quoted lines in movie history, Don Corleone’s unforgettable statement, “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” is an almost word for word translation of dialog from Balzac's novel, Father Goriot. That was written in 1835, more than 100 years before The Godfather! In the 1970s, Hollywood movies used to take a much longer tine to reach developing countries' cinemas. That is a far cry from today. I loved seeing Top Gun Maverick in IMAX with my family in my birthday visit to Lahore last year, literally the day it also hit theaters in the USA. However, The Godfather movie, made in 1972, did not get into theaters in Pakistan until later. Even then I was among the first to see it. I was amazed at how well made it was and it remains a classic to this day. Fifty years go by so fast. I felt it would be fun to salute to the novel and the movie with this T-shirt half-a-century later. © 2023 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #MarioPuzo #TheGodFather #books #literature #movies #history #French #languages #travel #childhood #BalzacCommemorating 50 Years Anniversary Of Reading & Watching "The Godfather" In Pakistan - IMRAN™ When and where did you read Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather"? If you did not read it, did you watch the movie? I remember reading the incredible novel as a pre-teen in Karachi, Pakistan. That was also when I first started trying to learn foreign languages German and French (in addition to English of course). But I did not get to become consistent in learning French until I started using DuoLingo daily since the last 3 years. There is so much French literature and poetry I want to understand and appreciate. I remember learning that besides the novel opening with the epigraph, "Behind every great fortune there is a crime. - Balzac" another of the most quoted lines in movie history, Don Corleone’s unforgettable statement, “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” is an almost word for word translation of dialog from Balzac's novel, Father Goriot. That was written in 1835, more than 100 years before The Godfather! In the 1970s, Hollywood movies used to take a much longer tine to reach developing countries' cinemas. That is a far cry from today. I loved seeing Top Gun Maverick in IMAX with my family in my birthday visit to Lahore last year, literally the day it also hit theaters in the USA. However, The Godfather movie, made in 1972, did not get into theaters in Pakistan until later. Even then I was among the first to see it. I was amazed at how well made it was and it remains a classic to this day. Fifty years go by so fast. I felt it would be fun to salute to the novel and the movie with this T-shirt half-a-century later. © 2023 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #MarioPuzo #TheGodFather #books #literature #movies #history #French #languages #travel #childhood #Balzac


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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Flying, Sailing, Surfing, Standing, Exercising All In One Activity - IMRAN™


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Spring Start Selfie Seaside Scene - IMRAN™ Just a quick test flight of the new DJI Mini 3 Pro drone on the start of spring, with a two-shot selfie panorama stitched with some areas obfuscated to the side. Can you see me and where the dogs are in the picture? © 2024 IMRAN™Spring Start Selfie Seaside Scene - IMRAN™ Just a quick test flight of the new DJI Mini 3 Pro drone on the start of spring, with a two-shot selfie panorama stitched with some areas obfuscated to the side. Can you see me and where the dogs are in the picture? © 2024 IMRAN™


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My Favorite Color & Cool MayFair House Miami Hotel Room - IMRAN™ It’s always fun to have a dash of unique style and eccentric design when trying out new travel experiences. You’ll love the funky feel of my hotel room at Mayfair House Miami in Coconut Grove. This was during my latest visit & stay in the Coral Gables area after 15 years.Come along and you’ll feel like you’re in there right next to me. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Miami #Florida #CoconutGrove #MadeInTheGrove #MayfairHouse #hotel #travel #travelogue #style #design #turquoise #garden Mayfair House Hotel & GardenMy Favorite Color & Cool MayFair House Miami Hotel Room - IMRAN™ It’s always fun to have a dash of unique style and eccentric design when trying out new travel experiences. You’ll love the funky feel of my hotel room at Mayfair House Miami in Coconut Grove. This was during my latest visit & stay in the Coral Gables area after 15 years.Come along and you’ll feel like you’re in there right next to me. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Miami #Florida #CoconutGrove #MadeInTheGrove #MayfairHouse #hotel #travel #travelogue #style #design #turquoise #garden Mayfair House Hotel & Garden


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Saturday, March 16, 2024

(Literally) Hanging Out At Blessed Home In Hammock Above Tampa (Half Moon) Bay Waters Under Orion’s Belt, Sirius, And More - IMRAN™ Blessed beyond belief, greatly graciously grateful…… Half moon above and my non-mooning butt literally hanging out above Tampa Bay waters on perfect late winter night in Apollo Beach, Florida. Handheld iPhone long exposure to capture Orion’s Belt and other stars like Sirius, and part of my experimental rope hammock off the dock. What stars do you know the names of in this picture? © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #weekend #gratitude #blessed #hammock #IslandLife #ApolloBeach #moon #night #OrionsBelt #StarryNight #Sirius #StarGazing #iPhone #LongExposure #photography(Literally) Hanging Out At Blessed Home In Hammock Above Tampa (Half Moon) Bay Waters Under Orion’s Belt, Sirius, And More - IMRAN™ Blessed beyond belief, greatly graciously grateful…… Half moon above and my non-mooning butt literally hanging out above Tampa Bay waters on perfect late winter night in Apollo Beach, Florida. Handheld iPhone long exposure to capture Orion’s Belt and other stars like Sirius, and part of my experimental rope hammock off the dock. What stars do you know the names of in this picture? © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #weekend #gratitude #blessed #hammock #IslandLife #ApolloBeach #moon #night #OrionsBelt #StarryNight #Sirius #StarGazing #iPhone #LongExposure #photography


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Teetotaler Takes Tricky Wicked Whiskey Well Lit Liquor Libations Beautiful Booze Bottles Pretty Phone Picture - IMRAN™ I don’t drink alcohol. Never have. Never will, god willing. So it was funny to be having my signature extra-creamy virgin pina colada in Coconut Grove, Miami when I took this photo. It’s a collection of drinks I have no interest in, but I saw the potential for a cool picture. No alcohol was used in the making of this photo. 😀😀 © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Miami #CoconutGrove #CoralGables #alcohol #booze #photography #bar #whisky #vodka #wine #humor #travel #travelogueTeetotaler Takes Tricky Wicked Whiskey Well Lit Liquor Libations Beautiful Booze Bottles Pretty Phone Picture - IMRAN™ I don’t drink alcohol. Never have. Never will, god willing. So it was funny to be having my signature extra-creamy virgin pina colada in Coconut Grove, Miami when I took this photo. It’s a collection of drinks I have no interest in, but I saw the potential for a cool picture. No alcohol was used in the making of this photo. 😀😀 © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Miami #CoconutGrove #CoralGables #alcohol #booze #photography #bar #whisky #vodka #wine #humor #travel #travelogue


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Passing Over Doral Area Final Approach Miami International - IMRAN™


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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Inspirational Portrait Of A Lone One-Footed Determined Seagull At Bellport Marina Long Island New York Winter 2010 - IMRAN™ December of 2010 was a period of immense complexity, not just for me, but for countless others as well. The economic fallout from the Republican Bush era, marked by a near-depression and financial meltdown, still lingered heavily. While the recovery efforts under President Obama were beginning to show some promise, dark clouds continued to loom on the economic horizon. There was a sense of cautious optimism, a belief that brighter days were on the way, yet the looming presence of sunsets – both literal and metaphorical – served as a constant reminder of the challenges that lay ahead. It was during this first week of December 2010 that I had ridden my motorcycle to Bellport Marina, not far from my home on the Great South Bay of Long Island. That is where I encountered this lone, confident, one-footed seagull. As I took the photo, with Fire Island & Old Inlet in the background, it gazed back at me. The creature, much like me and countless others, had endured its own injuries, leaving it seemingly debilitated. Yet, despite these altered circumstances that had been thrust upon it, this seagull refused to surrender. It maintained a proud stance, continuing to navigate life as best it could. It inspired me to take its portrait with the iPhone 4 which I had at the time. The weathered wooden edge of the pier mirrored the precariousness of the times, a constant threat of tipping over the edge and into oblivion. However, with a different mental vantage point, it could also be interpreted as a beckoning step, an invitation to take flight and soar towards a realm brimming with new possibilities. To this day, more than a dozen years later, I am incredibly grateful for the perspective this encounter offered. The seagull served as a powerful reminder to approach challenges with a one-step-at-a-time mentality, a testament to the enduring power of hope and the unwavering spirit of pursuing one's dreams, no matter the obstacles. So, whatever challenges you may face, never give up hope, never surrender your dreams. Stand, even if it is on just one foot, and take that next step to achieving your goals. © 2010-2024 IMRAN™Inspirational Portrait Of A Lone One-Footed Determined Seagull At Bellport Marina Long Island New York Winter 2010 - IMRAN™ December of 2010 was a period of immense complexity, not just for me, but for countless others as well. The economic fallout from the Republican Bush era, marked by a near-depression and financial meltdown, still lingered heavily. While the recovery efforts under President Obama were beginning to show some promise, dark clouds continued to loom on the economic horizon. There was a sense of cautious optimism, a belief that brighter days were on the way, yet the looming presence of sunsets – both literal and metaphorical – served as a constant reminder of the challenges that lay ahead. It was during this first week of December 2010 that I had ridden my motorcycle to Bellport Marina, not far from my home on the Great South Bay of Long Island. That is where I encountered this lone, confident, one-footed seagull. As I took the photo, with Fire Island & Old Inlet in the background, it gazed back at me. The creature, much like me and countless others, had endured its own injuries, leaving it seemingly debilitated. Yet, despite these altered circumstances that had been thrust upon it, this seagull refused to surrender. It maintained a proud stance, continuing to navigate life as best it could. It inspired me to take its portrait with the iPhone 4 which I had at the time. The weathered wooden edge of the pier mirrored the precariousness of the times, a constant threat of tipping over the edge and into oblivion. However, with a different mental vantage point, it could also be interpreted as a beckoning step, an invitation to take flight and soar towards a realm brimming with new possibilities. To this day, more than a dozen years later, I am incredibly grateful for the perspective this encounter offered. The seagull served as a powerful reminder to approach challenges with a one-step-at-a-time mentality, a testament to the enduring power of hope and the unwavering spirit of pursuing one's dreams, no matter the obstacles. So, whatever challenges you may face, never give up hope, never surrender your dreams. Stand, even if it is on just one foot, and take that next step to achieving your goals. © 2010-2024 IMRAN™


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