Monday, 30 September 2013

ADIOS SEPTEMBER

The first month of school, September, is just about over. Just about 53489534 more months to go. Okay, slight exaggeration.

The first month back at school always goes smoothly. Everybody is on their best behavior, they stick to their revision guides, and do all their homework, smartly dressed, with a great attitude towards learning, no? Well, that is definitely the case for me.

In the previous summer holidays, I had made my mind up that I was finally going to put my head down and revise everyday after school for about 10 hours (exaggerating again, chill yo beans) to get some good GCSE grades so I could get into a good college, as everybody would want. With that idea in mind, I signed myself up for some clubs and an extra after school GCSE, which I told myself would be a great idea. wow Bisma, way to go.

It's not that I'm not pleased with all my extra curricular activities, because obviously I am, why else would I have signed up for them? I don't know how I'm saying this, but these activities make school a hell of a lot more fun to go to as they're new things, not just the same old boring geographical maps, or the Shakespeare quotes or the algebraic equations, but something NEWSo I'm glad that I signed up for them.

I still have about 2 years till high school is over. Somebody once told me that the years spent in high school will be the best years in life. Really? Is that true? Because so far they have been terrible. Is this quote trying to tell me that life has a lot more to throw at me, because if that's the case then congratulations you just made me cry. 


Sunday, 29 September 2013

Burka Avenger - Review

Burka Avenger. Does it ring a bell. No? Well, here's the trailer. So watch it: Burka Avenger Trailer

Burka Avenger is the first type of Pakistani super-hero animated TV series. The show is aimed at the younger audience, and has been created to teach kids about the importance of things such as education, morals, friendship etc.


The Burka Avenger, herself, is a "mild mannered" school teacher who fights for peace and justice, as all superheroes obviously do. What's significant about this superhero is that unlike other female superheroes, such as cat woman, she is fully covered up. The only thing that she is admired for, is her kind acts to the community. 


What I particularly liked about the trailer is that the man who stole the right to the children's education by shutting the school down, was shown as the villain. Which shows that education is important, and not having an education is bad.


Having the Burka Avenger as a superhero portrays many positive images to the viewers, such as:

1) The fact that she is a teacher who fights for justice using just pens, books and other sorts of stationery, which conveys a positive message about education. It shows that education is important.
2) She is fully covered, which shows that she's looked up to for her great acts of kindness towards the society, and not what she appears to be on the outside.
3) Having a lady in the Burqa as a superhero conveys a positive message about Islam and the whole idea of "Burqa's" as there has been a lot of controversy and discrimination towards them till this day.
4) It portrays women in a strong way, it implies that women can also be strong, even if they are from a "religious" background.

I know that this isn't what I usually post, but I felt that the show itself deserved some recognition and appreciation.