Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Perks of cross-border friendship: A birthday gift from the other side

You're wondering what to gift your husband for his birthday when your artist-friend from Peshawar, Nahid Walizadda, asks you if she can make a sketch of you. You jokingly tell her, "Maybe of my husband. His birthday is coming." She asks you for his picture. You send her one your husband likes. In spite of the quality of the photograph, she draws a likeness of him and sends you a picture of the sketch. You work with it on Fireworks and design a cover for his stationery with the line he uses often to pep you up on a gloomy day: "When was the last time you did something for the first time?" You show it to your friend and she says, "Awesome!" You gift a personalised notebook to your husband and he absolutely loves it! 



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