The Malay has a saying…disangkakan hujan hingga ke petang, rupanya hujan di tengah hari…(you thought it will be sunny till the evening, but it rains at noon). After close to 20 years of marriage, a friend of mine is ending her marriage. She’s moving out from her marital home this week. Be brave, my friend. … Continue reading Be Brave, My Friend.
Food. One of my favourite topics. The last birthday was all about food and food and friends and families. The birthday was last month’s the 20th April. I was 18 again. Three cakes within the 48 hours! And, of course, more food, friends, families. (The 3 Fs) Birthday Eve Dinner The birthday kicked off with … Continue reading I Forgot to Blog About My Birthday
Christmas Eve Dinner G and I decided to host a simple dinner on the Christmas eve. Simple because it was a pot luck dinner instead of a full cooking session which we had done in the previous years. No turkey and fresh oysters this year as well. Prices have gone up and wallet is thinner. … Continue reading Happy Holidays
I told G the strange dreams I had since we came back from umrah. Usually it will involve either one of these: me walking towards kaabah from the mosque, George and I doing our circumambulation around Kaabah looking at kaabah from one side of the mosque praying in the mosque facing kaabah Continue reading The Strange Dreams, Post Umrah
I could not find kibbles in Medina and Mecca. I could not believe it. Something so simple and yet…wow! We encountered many stray cats as we traveled from Jeddah/Medina/Mecca. From the stray cats at the airport to skinny ones at the rest stops along the road to Medina and beautiful ones in Mecca. They tend … Continue reading Cats Of Medina And Mecca
No kidding. Toilet experience can be VERY challenging over on this side of the pond especially for women. Try to do your “business” back at the hotel. Big or small business. If you are on medication which is diuretic (like mine), make sure you time the intake well so that you can do your stuff … Continue reading Please Bring Your Own Wet Tissues And Toilet Rolls
Yes, let’s talk about culture shock. The reason being is that, during umrah course, all they mentioned was – do not get into argument with the locals, be patience, respect the local law, respect other people’s spaces. We Malaysians are really good bunch of people. What we were not prepared was in essence, was a … Continue reading Get That Food