Thursday, 17 January 2008

Overwhelmingly.....

That's probably the prefix word that would describe my feeling.....happy, closed, glad, grateful, submissive, nice, relieved and small. Alhamdulillah, my umrah went well. I was in awe trying to grasp with my own sense of feeling the first time I saw Masjidil Haram. It is indeed, awesome. We've probably seen Kaabah a zillion times but to experience it live, it's a blessing. Looking around at the sheer scale of it, where more than 3 million visitors annually - I am just lost for words trying to grasp on the idea of its total logistics, accomodation and the entire arrangement. Simply amazing. Subhanallah.

I'm thankful to A.Yob for all the arrangements he made, syukran. Abdul Rahman who joined me to Mekah, a Lebanese and 27 years Jeddah resident, is a mechanic himself, started when he was 7. He repaired cars and the likes. Before he dropped me off at the airport, he showed me a trick. We were in his car - manual transmission. He could change gear without having to press the clutch, 2 to 5 and backwards - almost like a semi automatic! Maybe you have seen it before but I certainly haven't. Now, that's really cool.

Another hour to boarding, can't wait to go home now. I miss my sweet and brave hearts. And the heater at home is not working at the moment. Z followed to the exact point on my instruction on trying to operate the so-called-high-tech digital thermostat (which she hates now...haha). I hope it will work. And she will save everyone from the sejukkk.....well done mama!

H

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am really happy and proud that you have done your umrah. Actually, I am a bit jealous too ;-). Have a safe journey home ok. -Ez

Cat Cat said...

Glad you did it... Congrats!
I'm sure ZaZa and baby Aidan are looking forward to have you home. Have a safe flight.

AL said...

hey... nadiah ere. im so happy for u kak zaza!! miss u dearly!!

Rita Ho said...

Congratulations, Hardy! Your life is now more than perfect. :)

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

nadiah: hey gorgeous! i miss you more. i miss the whole bunch of you tonnes. how are you? hugs and kisses to mama, papa and everyone else k? when is nasha going to UK?

Z

Adam said...

Really happy for you. I look forward to the day when I too can visit the Masjid al-Haram

AL said...

well, im ok. hanging in there i suppose. it's my last semester. looking forward to getting it over with. guess u didn't hear bout kak nasha. she's not going to UK. biasela government policy and promises which are so mixed up.

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