Report By: Adil Baloch, 7993/Ayub
years ago, Khursheed Bhai, '70/MQ and I decided to drive as south of
Maryland as possible so as to get away from the cold wetaher and
play some golf right after the tax season. We were joined by a
Public School Hyderabad graduate in the following years as well. It
was not until 2007, when we made a trip to Dallas and successfully
planted "Golf Bugs" in Ulfat Bhai and
Wasif Bhai, that the group
was actually expanded to start this "Petarian Golf Outing" tradition
half a dozen participants each year, between 2008 and 2010, with KK
Bhai, Wasif Bahi and I being the ones who joined all three.
year though, the story has turned out to be QUITE DIFFERENT!
of 21 Petarians gathered together in an 8 bedroom Villa in
Kissimmee, FL--7 minutes away from the happiest place on earth to
turn the tides and made Villa the happiest place instead. We did not
need Disney to make us happy!
Malik, '83/MQ who took care of all the memorabilia has pretty much
taken over the organization of the outing going forward. His friends
from his "Other" (FYYFF) outings are probably cussing us out, loud
Petarians from 4 different countries this year (USA, Canada,
Pakistan and Qatar).
thanks to Mahmood Baweja Bhai, '75/MQ and Raheel Khan Bhai, '77/J
to cross the Atlantic just to be with their "Petarian Brothers".
Hats off to both of you and we sincerely hope that it was worth a
trip for you guys!
to IZ Hamid Bhai, '72/MQ;
Tariq Hafeez, '75/LF, Aijaz Bari,
'78/J and Asif Javed, '78/IQ for making an effort and driving to
Orlando to join us for a day or so.
IZ Bhai, prefers to be called "Zafar Bhai" AND he does not snore at
Bhai: be ready to host us for one day in WPB next year
Gentlemen: On my way back from Orlando on Sunday, I was thinking
about the professional qualifications of everyone that was
there..............we had CEOs, GMs, Doctors and pretty much all
Senior Executive Level professionals living inside 8489 Oasis Key
Cove sharing bunk beds and bathrooms with nothing but smiles. Each
one of us totally forgot about who we were in today's life and all
we did was to live like "Petarian". Those late night gup shup, no
golf and only fun on the golf course, not even a single mention of
jobs and work and certainly no complaints of the better halves I,
for one, was a 16 years old for 5 days
watch out for Sohail Malik, '83/MQ.........he won't give you a
chance and is very good at rushing to be the first to the bathroom
in the morning, even with a twisted ankle
did these five days was have fun and be a Petarian the whole
time. Allah Fazal, I have captured quite a few jokes from Shajar
Bhai, Mahmood Bhai and Arif Bhai but here are the winners:
First place tie: a. Sheet, Fork, C'mon Baby!! by Shajar Bhai and b.
Oo Ka Bhi Ticket lo gay kiya by
Second Place: Desaan Da Raja by
Mahmood Bhai (This one also gets the
best "animation" award).
Third Place: "Jalebi" by Shajar Bhai.
Bhai gets the best poetry award, uncontested.
of you who are interested in getting the full contents of the jokes
above, please join us for the PETARIANS INTERNATIONAL FIFTH GOLF
OUTING IN 2012
Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Amir Qureshi for hosting a lavish party for
all of us, trouble makers.
Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Javed Akhtar Syed, '79/LQ for the tea
(prepared by Abid Akbar, '79/LQ) and the sumptuous dinner delivered
to our house.
very special mention of Abid Akbar, '79/LQ and Shajar Khan, '75/LQ
for being the elders of the house in making sure that everyone was
fed properly and there were no issues in the kitchen--specially with
the dishes and the trash can. I know, we all pitched in but these
guys put the fire underneath everyone. Oh, MY GAWD, I just recall
Shajar Bhai's comment about someone washing ONE fork Shajar
Bhai: I know, you probably have more then two words for him
but not least, KK Bhai thank you for charging thousands of dollars
on your amex and being our accountant year after year. I have to
say, this is the smoothest and has been one for years.
glad to be home, but am looking forward to next year already, Insha
slowly learning and you too say after me, "Life is OK".
of participants and the link to the pictures is attached and pasted
Live Petarian Brotherhood. I, on behalf of Petarians International
(PI), thank you for your time.
Report by Wasif Malik, 7402/L
Thanks for the wonderful write up and summing up everything so
nicely. Another prelude to this Annual Golf ritual occurred at
Niagara Falls, when yourself, KK Bhai, Ulfat and myself played one
day, as we went to participate in the Annual Petarians Get together
in Toronto. If you remember the movie, 'Field of Dreams', there was
a famous line, 'If you build it, they will come'. It took few years
for this idea to fully materialize, but came they did, specially
this year in full strength.
Special Thanks for Raheel Zafar and
Mahmood Baweja for taking the
time to cross the pond to join us.
Special Thanks for Aftab Baloch, the junior most, who had the guts
to feed himself to the wolves, and not like some others who
chickened out. See Aftab, it wasn’t that bad after all, was it? Now
Ashar has no more excuses for next year. The worst thing that
happened to Aftab was one early morning, while everyone was
sleeping, he went swimming and suddenly discovered 2 snakes sharing
the swimming pool with him. Out he came immediately without
offending the snakes.
Special Thanks to Asif Jawed (Miami), IZ Hamid Bhai (West Palm
Beach), Tariq Hafeez (Atlanta), Aijaz Bari Khan (Miami), who took
time from their busy schedules and made long drives just to spend a
day or two in the Petaro house.
Special Thanks to all those who joined for the first time and
hopefully will continue to join for a long time.
Special Thanks to Sohail Malik for going through the painful process
of getting the customized T shirts, hats, Tees, balls and shields.
We all loved these gifts.
Special Thanks to everyone and all of the regular culprits, who all
contributed in their own special way to make this the most
successful, biggest, baddest, funniest golf trip.
There were some Petarians whom I met after 35 years. New talents
were discovered. I strongly recommend that Shajar Abbas could be a
professional stand up comedian. There is never a dull moment when he
is around. When he narrates a joke, he instantaneously transforms
himself in to that character be it the country bumpkin, south
Indian, red neck or the African American, or from some region of
Pakistan. There were times, we were laughing so hard and non-stop
that I heard you pleading to them to stay quiet for just few
minutes, so our jaws could get a break.
In that Petaro house, everyone was just a Petarian. No nakhra,
no BS, no complaining, whining, and always maintaining the respect
of seniors. People were sleeping on bunk beds , or sofa couches,
cleaning kitchen and dishes, doing grocery shopping or making tea
and be happy in every situation. It was a treat to meet Zafar Bhai
and play a round of golf with him for one day. Hopefully next time
he will join for more than one round. As we are compiling these
write-ups to document our memories, many may be wondering, aren't
these supposed to be golf trips? But there is no mention of Golf at
Well, we did manage to squeeze 4 rounds of Golf in this busy
schedule. The golf courses were just beautiful, well maintained,
lush green meadow style fairways, tall pine trees, hundreds of palm
trees and other various kinds, beautiful flowers growing in the
spring weather and the wild life at full swing. Some of the Disney
Golf courses are also designated as wild life sanctuaries. Many got
their feet wet for the first time in the golf experience, and most
of them enjoyed. Please try to get some practice every week to keep
on getting better. Many tried to emulate their golf hero Tiger Wood,
both on and off the golf course, with little or no success. There
was chaos with its own way of getting orderly and everything would
work out in the end.
Now I am back, and trying to re-boot my system, with the real world
operating system, but it refuses to boot up in the Normal mode, and
continues to try to boot in the Relax Mode. It will be few days,
before fully getting into the daily grind and the associated
headaches. Until next year Insha Allah.