Blog it Forward – MoazzaM Ali
I was blogged it forward by Blog It Forward – Vivek Singh Bhoj and I would like to thank him for tagging me and giving me opportunity to be a part of this wonderful chain. This is very interesting and creative idea which made it possible for all of us to know more about each other’s personal and professional life. I wanted to publish my BIF from last two months but it was on the back burner just because of my certification exam and some other official commitments.
My complete name is Moazzam Ali and I am from Pakistan. I was born in a village near Faisalabad. My parents shifted from village to Faisalabad city in 1995 for our education. I have completed my school education there and then moved to Lahore in 2005 for graduation. I was graduated in 2009 in business and commerce from Hailey College of Commerce which is part of University of the Punjab Lahore. I was told by my teachers and seniors that this institute is one of the best Commerce institue in Asia and I had enjoyed my university life and hostel life a lot.
I started my career in 2009 as SAP CS Power user when I was hired by Orient Electronics only three weeks after graduating from university. Orient is a manufacturing company here in Lahore. In 2010 I was given the opportunity to handle SD module along with CS and I ramped up my efforts to learn SAP more and more. I worked there for four years and in April 2013 moved in AkzoNobel Pakistan which is part of AkzoNobel Global.
I would like to share some pf my pictures with you guys. I have no more words to write here about myself so here are some pictures.
This picture was taken when we were living in our village house and I was sitting on my father’s bike with my elder brother.
These are not my kids 😀 because I am not married yet. These two little princess are my nephews Abdullah and Irtza Ahmad.
This is me sitting in a pool with my parrot. I love my parrot who speaks my name and some other words 🙂 This pool belongs to my nephews and I was just playing with them 🙂
I like the nature and for feeling it closely I visit my village often. It was taken in last summer when I went there.
Following picture was taken in cenima when we went there to see DON2. I am with my DON friend Mohsin Abbasi 😆
In below picture I am standing with Atif Farooq FI FM GM and CO consultant 😛 It was taken two years ago in front of Lahore Fort.
Some fun facts about my home town
Since I was born in Faisalabad so this is my home town but I am living in Lahore from last eight years so I love both the places and will be sharing some facts about both cities.
Faisalabad is third biggest city in Pakistan, known as Layalpur previously and was renamed in the memories of Shah Faisal (KSA Prince) as Faisalabad. It is also known as Manchester of Pakistan because of its indusries and clock tower which is somehow similar with the clock tower in Manchester in UK. Interesting thing about this clock tower is that it has eight bazaars around it facing towards clock tower.
Faisalabad has one of the biggest agriculture university in world.
Lahore is capital of Punjab in Pakistan and people say about it “Jinay Lahore ni vekhya! O jammya ni” which means a person who has not visited Lahore is not born yet 🙂 and this is because Lahore is a historical city and it has many old buildings and memories of Mughal Emperors who ruled India, Bangladesh and Pakistan for hundered of years.
This is a night view of Lahore Fort which was the last fort of Mughal Emperors.
Following is the view of Badshahi Mosque of Lahore which is situated in front of Lahore Fort.
Questions I was Asked
What is your best moment in life?
May be the moment I opened my eyes very first time in my life on 19th of August 1986 and saw my mother’s smile while she was looking at me and that was the only day when I was crying my mother was smiling. After that it never happend again and she alwasy got worried whenever I cried. There is not any single best moment in my life but whenever I see my parents and the happines on their face because of me, I feel like I am the luckiest person in whole world and my everything is just because of their prayers. May Allah bless them always and give them long life in the best of their health.
How did you get into SAP technology?
I have already shared this in my previous blog that I got in SAP accidentally. After completing my graduation I was hunting for jobs. I got an interview call from one of local company Orient Electronics for the position of CSR. During my interview they told me that they need an experienced guy for this position and offered me MTO position in SAP. I was not familiar at that time that what SAP is and how does it work. I was jobless so I accepted that offer and joined Orient as my first company and I will always be thankful for the company and my boss who gave me a platform where I could show my abilities and strengths.
Blogging it forward
I want to see the blogs from following persons.
My questions from you would be
What do you do in your free time? If you get any 😛
Name some persons who inspired you here in SCN.
Tell us anything you have done stupid in your childhood 😀
Thank you for reading my blog and accept my apologies if you think you have wasted your time here. 😐
Thanks Moazzam for sharing your personal details. Need to see you share your real time business process experience so that we the followers can make full use of it. Thanks Sukant
Thank you Sukant. My next blog will be related to some business scenario. I am working on it.
Nice to read and learn more about you. I had a great colleague from Lahore in university and she always spoke grandly about the city.
Thats great Jason Lax You should come and see your old colleague and Lahore 🙂
Nice to know about you...Cool pics.
Thank you Naresh 🙂
First of all, belated happy birthday.
It really nice effort in putting up this BIF of yours. It is nice know about you & your introduction to SAP.
You answer for
is very touchy. I can't recall mine. But, I have my memories with my son. Believe me, it was mesmerising. Now, see him growing each day is even more mesmerising.
Frankly, if we compare Indian SAP job environment with your start-up in SAP, you are lucky to land up in that job without any formal training or proven business domain experience. With your start-up experience in SAP, I can say one thing, as Paulo Coelho quoted sometimes back, "People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”
All photographs are interesting, particularly, your nephews & condition in which you are holding "bolta popat", parrot in your hand.
I still have some memories related to Pakistan through PTV. Which we were able to get on our TV during our 3 years (somewhere in '90) stay at Pathankot, India. I was very much fond of Mr. Tariq Aziz's Neelam Ghar & Guest House (particularly, Mr. Afzal Khan character as Rambo - "Rambo Rambo, John Rambo, Silver Stallone, Cockroach Killer") on PTV.
Keep the work & word going. 🙂
Best Wishes, JP
Thank you so much for wishing me my birthday. Wishing a birthday is never late 🙂
I can't comment on a relation of father and child becasue I have no experience yet 😛 but I can understand that how it would feel when you see your own child and especially when you touch and feel the softness of your sown son's skin 🙂 Yesterday I read a blog from Suseelan Hari which you can see here and see how emotionally he has described this relation.
You are right and I agree that it was my good luck and prayers of my parents that how I got in SAP. In these days people are even willing to work for free only to get a chance in SAP but there are no jobs opening due to industrial and power crises in Pakistan and all other things you know 🙁
I was a school going child at that time when "Tariq Aziz Show" and "Guest House" were on aired. I also liked those program and had many memories attached with them. Let me tell you one interesting thing that when we (me and my sibblings) were school going, we used to rotate our antena to catch "Door Darshan" and that was the only channel which out poor antena could catch at that time 😀 I am surprised to see that you still remember the real name name of Jhon Rambo even in Pakistan people recognise him with Jhon Rambo not with his real name.
Thank you for comment and appreciating my blog. I also liked the name for my parrot "bolta popat" and may be now I will call him popat not Mian Mithu 😀 😘
Thanks for reminding me that. 😎 B'coz we also use to do same. In addition to that, if I know WWF early in my life that full credit goes to PTV. Which I use to watch my father on Sunday late night.
Frankly, I wasn't aware of Afzal Khan Saab's name. Even in my friends circle he was popular as Rambo. 😉 All credit goes to Google & Wikipedia, who helped me.
ENJ 😎 Y
With best wishes,
Yeah I forgot that we are IT guys and we know how to take benifit of Google and wikipedia 😀
I remember that under taker with black hair covering all over his face and he used to enter in arena on a bike but this undertaker which we see now looks fake. I left watching wrestling after that undertaker gone.
Yeah. Very true. I don't follow that at all. My bother-in law is huge fan of that. I tried my chance to persuade him that it's all fake & fixed. He is still undeterred.
Best Wishes, JP
You can take help of google to have some proof to show your brother-in-law. Every person has his own perception but in my opinion the wrestling is scripted but moves and stunts are real. There are a lot of links about it in google 😉
nice to know about you 🙂
Nice pictures 🙂
Thanks and Cheers man 🙂
Thanks for writing your BIF.
The photo of Lahore Fort is awesome
Thank you Vivek. You gave me a chance to be a part of this chain 🙂 and you know what! whenever I see any fort or old buildings especially this main gate of Lahore Fort I always think of the life of "Badshah Slamat" How they lived in these huge walls without electricity and how they managed the land of million acres. In current situation it is difficult for our governments to handle small countries and those people have managed multiple nations and countries under one strong hold 😯
Thanks Moazzam for sharing such an amazing pictures , i never know that lahore and pakistan is this beautiful , i loved the fort so much too we have a place like it here in Egypt called Kaitebay citadel in Alexandria city
this place is one of my favourites in Egypt
Thank you for the nice compliments. Your pictures are not visible. May be for me or for everyone but dont wory, I will google it 🙂
I always wanted to see the payramids of egypt. Egypt and Italy (Rome) are the oldest countries and there are lot of places to visit there.
As you love historical places you must come and visit Egypt specially Luxor and Aswan city , Alexandria and cairo
here is more pictures about historical places in Egypt :
Alexandria- Qaitebay Citadel
Luxor and Aswan City
These are really attractive places and I wish I could come there on my bike or car 🙂 but you know for visiting another country we have to plan a lot of things and I will inshaAllah visit Egypt and Italy one day and also India. I want to see these places closely. Thank you for sharing the pictures again 🙂
i am also have a long wishlist for places i wish to visit one day : Italy , Spain , London, Australia , Far East , Japan . i wish i could visit them all one day inshallah
wish all the best always Moazzam 🙂
The countries you have in your wish list are the major tourism countries in world so you can say you have a wish to go on a world tour 🙂
that is one of my dreams , hopes to accomplish them one day 🙂
Insha Allah 🙂
Awesome Pictures 🙂
Thank you my friend 🙂
Its very nice to read your blog and to know bit more about you. The pics are awesome. It gives me glimpse of Pakistan. Your childhood photos are very cute.
All the best for your future endeavors.
Regards, Sai Krishna.
Thank you for the compliments. I have seen that you have added your name BIF list but you have not written your blog in this chain. And you are also not contributing actively these days. May be because of your official commitments but I always miss your valueable posts. Keep sharing your knowledge.
Yes, I indeed miss SCN. I am completely occupied with multiple projects and transitions. The moment I saw your blog, I logged in to respond to you. I will have some free time from October. I will write my BIF and also start responding to posts 🙂
Regards, Sai Krishna.
Dear ' MoazzaM ' ,
I forgot to mention, You know who liked my first post in SCN (last year)..Its none other than you 🙂
Regards, Sai Krishna.
Thats because I always found your posts very informative and you have a huge knowledge which can be benificial for persons like me. Will be waiting for your blog and posts. Hope to see you regular on SCN in next month.
Very nice BIF and good snaps. Glad to know you.
Belated Happy birth day to you.
Thank you dear. 🙂
Very well articulated BIF and I like it. 🙂
Many points taken from your BIF.
a) Childhood photos are always memorable
b) How to love birds / animals and nature
c) Love to see Atif Farooq with you. Only used to interact with him, but never had a chance to see him this closely 🙂
d) Many good facts about Faisalabad.
e) Overall, good to know you in detail 🙂
Ravi Sankar Venna
Thank you so much. I also had my childhood photos when I was just of few hours and then days but I liked this photo because we both looks so innocent in this (In reallity we both are not 😉 )
Me and Atif Farooq are buddies and Orient was our first job. Orient gave us a platform to enter in SAP world and I am glad that Atif is doing very well now. I am going to see him today as he was sick and will ask him to write a blog in this chain and let his followers know more about him.
Nice blog !!
The picture taken in the field is cool !!
Thanks Shruti. The is cool because of me or field? 😀
Hi Moazzam, 🙂
Very well written BIF. 🙂
Best of Luck.
Thanks Dear 🙂
Congratulations. Very nicely articulated BIF, good to know about you.
Thank you my friend 🙂
Belated Happy Birthday ' MoazzaM '.
By Gods Grace You are really very lucky to get the job in SAP after your graduation and no one can deny your Handwork and efforts you put to learn and master SAP, that very much visible in your contribution as well as your recent Achievement of Passing SAP Certification with flying colors(98%).
It is indeed a great pleasure to see the Lahore Forts(Built in Mughal's Era. Forts and other monuments built in Mughal's were the heritages both India and Pakistan shares Together. Also Happy to see that those forts are still in good condition.)
Nicely Presented Blog. Keep up the Spirit.
Expecting more blogs (SAP with business process scenarios) from you.
All the best.
Thank you for appreciating and you will be seeing more blogs from myside soon. I am working on it will publish soon. Mughal's buildings always inspire me and these are in India and Pakistan both and I wish to see Dehli Mosque and Taj Mehal too 🙁
Nice to know about you Moazzam. Cool pics of your home town. I wish all the success in your future...
Thank you Vinod 🙂
Good BIF! 🙂
Thank you dear 🙂
Hi ' MoazzaM ' Its Nice to know about you and Faisalabad 🙂
Thank you my friend. Faisalabad is my birth place and I have great affiliation with that.
' MoazzaM '
The way you presented your Blog is nice and as JP said, from my side, I also wish you a belated Happy Birthday.
Things are going very tight at my end and that is why, I could not respond to this blog immediately. Keep sharing your knowledge in SCN.
Sir G Lakshmipathi
Thank you very much for wishing me and this is an honor for me that you are commenting on my blog. I know you have a busy life and that is why you are also not very active in SD forums like before. Thanks again for appreciating my blog and for being my insipiration 🙂
Glad to know about you. The pictures are awesome... 🙂
Thank you Khushi Mughal
Good Blog and nice to know more about you 🙂 apart from your regular query responses on SCN. Nice childhood pics as well. 🙂
Thank you for the nice comments Karuna Ravuri
It was really nice to know about you 🙂
Thanks for sharing a bit iof your life with all of us . It was really great to go through it.
It was exciting to know about your city and seeing picz with your nephew and parrot
It wa shocking to know that parrots really speak. What all words he speaks and whats his name?
ALL THE BEST for future 🙂
Thank you for nice compliments 🙂
Parrots can speak many words. Even some parrots can recite the verses from Holly Quran and this is based on what we teach him. If we teach him singin he can sing. Check out the videos on youtube. My parrot can speak a few words, infact names only. I am not living with so I couldn't teach him much. Parrot is at my home with my family and I am in Lahore so thats why. He can speak his own name "Mian Mithu" and names of almost all of my family members. He can speak in different voices and even screams like kids 🙂
Hearty Congratulations ' MoazzaM ' SCN Topic Leader 2012-2013. Kudos on your outstanding accomplishment.
Thank you Naresh Krishnamoorthy
Congrats Moazzam for the achievement of Topic Leader 2012-2013 Award.
Thank you my friend. I'll always try to be active in SD spaces.
Congrats Moazzam for being SCN Topic Leader 🙂
Hope you achieve much more in your life
Thank you Vivek for wishing me 🙂
Dear Moazzam 🙂
Really loved your bio and nice to see your Cool Pictures 🙂
I liked ur words " Jinnay lahore ni wekhya o jamya nahi 😀 "
n its really true ! 😛
Thank you Engr. Qazi Raheel Ahmed and sorry for the late reply. I don't know how I overlooked your comment. You are also from Lahore and you know why poeple say "jinay Lahore ni vekhya o jammya ni" 😀
Congrats Moazzam For being SCN Topic Leader. 🙂
Keep up the Good work. 🙂
Best of Luck. 🙂
Thank you dear.
Congratulations Moazzam for being the SCN Topic Leader 2012-2013 🙂
Thank you Ramakrishna.
Congratulations MoazzaM 🙂 , for being SCN topic leader this year.
Thank you dear 🙂
Much appreciated your blog. Lots of great pictures and replete of family values.
I wish you all the best in this life.
I am glad to see your comment Marssel Vilaça and really thankful for wishing me.
Nice to know more about you from your childhood. Pics you added here show your love at nature and family members.
I wish you all the best for your career and keep sharing the knowledge. 🙂
BR, Srinivas Salpala
Thank you dear for nice comment.
goto know about you.good
Thank you Diwa p
Good to know about you Mozzam.
Your posts to other members queries are really good. Keep up the good work.
Thank you Jignesh Mehta and I really like you technical skills along with SD skills. Thank you for contributing regularly in SD forums.
Very nice blog MoazzaM....
awesome pics 🙂
Thank you Farid and I would like you to be a part of this chain and do tag me in your Blog too.
Hi MoazzaM ,
Really nice blog with cool pics 🙂 .
Thank you for liking and rating my blog dear.
Nice blog and pics..
am from Punjab (India) , when i read "Jinay Lahore ni vekhya! O jammya ni" dint get first time , becoz not expecting punjabi and was reading continously , but when i read this in english, then understood o its punjabi here 😯 .
its good to see some punjabi lines here..
Hey Harish I am wondering you are punjabi and you didnt get this in first sight. This is famous saying about Lahore and everyone knows it even in Indian Punjab 🙂
How i open the link to your blog i don't remember, but i can say i am quite impressed by the way you write it and the simplicity.
Its very touching when you describe your happiest moment and I agree there cant be any thing compare to this moment.
All the pic's you attached are wonderful.
Keep blogging, I hope one day i too create my blog.
I am really obliged for your comments. I will be looking forward for your blog and would like to invite you for BIF chain.
Nice Blog ' MoazzaM '.
Good to about you in details.
It is very touchy about What is your best moment in life?
Thanks for sharing.
God Bless you!
Thank you Suman Sardar for rating my blog and for appreciating it. Did you join BIF chain or not? I would like to know about you as well.
Thanks for the great pictures, they made me travel from my desk!
Thanks for sharing about you and your experience.
I am happy to know that
Faisalabad has one of the biggest agriculture university in world.
Very interesting blog and happy to see some good places in Pakistan!
Once again thank you so much for sharing.
Keep up the good work! 🙂
Thank you so much Suseelan Hari for such nice comments. There are also other fun facts about my home town which I didnt share becuase in that case blog would go so long 😉
If anything fun, please share it. I am waiting to read that! 🙂
Hi Suseelan Hari
Good to know that you are interested in my home town 🙂 Some facts which you might have not known ever are that Amitab is also from Faisalabad. If you have some interest in music then you must know Nusrat and Rahat Fateh Ali Khans and both of them are from Faisalabad.
Apart from these legends there are also so many others legends who belongs to Faisalabad like Bhaghat Singh, Milkha Singh and Tipu Sultan etc.
It is also known as city of textile industry in Pakistan and Faislabad is the city which generates most tax revenue for Pakistan.
Thank you so much for explaining this much! I really appreciate. I am happy to know about textile industry in Pakistan. In South India, Kacheepuram Silks are very famous. Once again thank you so much for sharing interesting things in Pakistan!
You are always wellcome Suseelan Hari. I know one good thing about South India and that is Kerala, its beauty and its literacy rate.
I am from Kerala, thanks for mentioned that!
Have a wonderful day!
I knew it 🙂 and Thank you my friend.
Cool BIF with nice Pics.
Thank you Chandra Kanth
It was nice to read your blog. 🙂
Its nice to have your attention on my blog 🙂
I dont how i missed this ....Very good Captures shared by you 🙂
You might have already seen these on FB.
No sir 🙂
Your brother Photo is Very good More than you ....Really .... 😥