Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bermain Pasir Bersama Elisa

When Elisa smsed me, I cannot tell you how excited I was. I know she did mention about coming over sometime in December, but then I thought she just got back from Hajj, mesti letih. Plus I didn't have a computer to ask her anything.

But she CAME!!!!! Oh I hugged this mak hajjah really tight. jangan jeles ya! Ambik berkat you.

This trip with elisa is like an overdose of sand. We played sand either by bashing it or making them sing for two days in a row. It was a good trip I think.

Happen to be it was a long weekend in Qatar. And some people in Doha who have parents babysitting their kids while they go for Hajj also want to go to the dune. They want to show their parents the activities that they usually do in Doha. This is to the dismay to some of the parents though. hahahhaha! Tak boleh lupa convo ni, mak memeber I said, "Ko nak bunuh aku ke? Kalau ko nak mak mati, biar mak keluar aje dari kereta ni!" We were all laughing at my friend.

Anyway, the trip was mostly smooth. I strongly advised my friends to take an easier route. What with ramai parents in the car. Tak kuasalah nak tolak-tolak kereta. Errrr even though I tak pernah tolak pun. Hahahhahaha. I want to get there fast and stay long there. Tapi rupanya we did not stay that long. Sebelum maghrib dah keluar. Kalau dulu lepas Isyak baru sampai.

duneIt was an easy ride so some of us before going back took a slightly harder route semata2 nak turun the steep slope. And wehei Mr. Taufik deflowered the slope too. Hoyeeeehhhhh!

I blogged a lot about my trips to the dune and just how much I love them. I hope Elisa likes it too. At least it's a different experience to be in. But before the trip I was hoping that everything goes smoothly and refrain myself from talking about certain mishaps especially when we fell off the tip of the ridge. He he

dune
Mr. Taufik and his baby


The following day, lover took Mr Taufik and the boys to Fanar for Jumuah prayers. On that day, they were lucky to witness a man reverting to Islam and announcing the syahadah! Allahu Akbar! I hope it was an uplifting experience.

Initially later in the evening, I wanted to take them to Souq Waqif because I remember them liking the place so much. And it was Friday. There are usually extra cultural activities on Friday. But nampaknya mungkin they are bored with it. Yalah dah pergi entah berapa kali agaknya. So I excitedly said why not we go to singing dune? It's only 40 minutes from Doha and it's unique too.

duneThe kids looovvvee the singing dune. They took something (I don't know what from Elisa's car), that can be made into a huge sled and tied the towing cable at one end and pull it to the top of the dune, and pull the girls down on it. Then with all the effort they have (and nampak macam effortless pulak tu), they climbed up the dune pulling the sled up just to repeat the same routine. You should hear the girls screaming delight as they come down. Not to mention the hum sound it produced.

The kids have too much energy lah. Baguslah discharge kat situ. It took me ages to climb up the dune. Dahlah dengan kamera bag and tripod. Macam nak mampus!

I love the singing dune. In my opinion it's the best and easiest place to take visitors to. It's a unique place too. It's a sign of Allah's power. He creates the sand in so many characteristics. Subhanallah! When you hear the sand hum or the pasir berdengung, you will be at awe.

It was a very cold day when we went there. I brought mee goreng and spaghetti and I ate it and it was so cold. I swallowed the noodles and only felt coldness going down the esophagus. Brrrrrrrr.

When I managed to get to the top of the dune, I can feel the wind so sharp on my face. It was dusk that time. I looked around the dune and felt the silence and the stillness of it. Then I looked down at my feet and saw some sand trickling downwards. There is life here. I know I am going to miss this when I do go back to Malaysia.

dune


taufik lighting campfireIt gets colder as maghrib sets in. After maghrib, Mr Taufik, an ex head scout I was told, started setting up the campfire. It was hard. We had no lighter. So Mr Taufik used the car cigarette lighter. He picked wood and coal that are straying around from the past campfires. He had to fight with the wind and also the old coal yang dah serap embun and segala moist. But he finally managed to light up the fire. Bravo! Bravo! Elisa mesti bangga gila dengan kekasih dia itu. And she has all the right to be also. :D

I waited all the time in front of the fire and took pictures of the fire building up. Dari tak ada api sampai ke hidup. I was rewarded with this picture. I love the way the sparks frames the face. And the picture was all sharp except for the movement of the had fanning the fire.

And we gathered around it laughing to silly jokes given by both the kids and also adult. Listen to this

"Lucy has a big one and Mollie has two little ones."


Don't ask me why I only remember this one. Oh! I know why. Because I was the one who answered it without prior knowledge to the answer. Cubalah jawab.

We gathered until the fire subsided. The cold made me so hungry and went to eat Thai food afterward.

The next day we relaxed and went around to the mall and to a few invitations. Tak larat dah nak gi outdoor. he he

Before Elisa went back, we managed to shop for books sikit. Eh! elisa, ada book fair kat doha sekarang ni and the books are cheap. Sewel ni!

As Elisa went back, I couldn't help to wonder whether this would be her last visit. I certainly hope not. Kalau Elisa tak ada in Khobar lagi, rasa macam err tak ada sedara dah kat sini. Huhuhuhu

What are the things that you worry most if you have visitors over? As for me not rumah bersepah because biasalah ada budak-budak and having a lazy Goddess around. For me, I worry if they are not fed well. I worry kalau layanan acuh tak acuh. I hope also they felt as much at ease in my home as much I feel happy to have them as my guests.

It's so funny when people ask us how we know each other. Internet friends? Biar betul. I will be having some people coming over this Thursday as well. Transiting in Doha going home to malaysia from yemen. Mrs. Fath asked me, internet friend also? He he. Not this time.

Most of my pictures are uploaded into facebook. if you are my contact you can see them.

13 comments:

IbuHaziq said...

i love the picture by the campfire...a very nice one.its amazing isnt it that sometimes we can make friends and stay friends with people we know from the internet....glad u guys had fun.... ;)

mamarawks said...

love all the pics... nak main pasir jugak!!!

Lollies said...

ibuhaziq - i think its amazing as well. I am happy for this wonderful friendship we have.

mamarawks - datanglah kesini. sungguh amat banyak pasir

elisataufik said...

masya-Allah..
pegi rumah you, tak pernah lapar!
I celik2 mata, you kat dapur. I keluar toilet, you kat dapur. I nak masuk tidor pun, you kat dapur lagi!
I just worry that because of me, you have so much leftovers :P

Next trip, you come my house lah. Kita korek desert rose, jom!!

Anonymous said...

i was reading the newspaper yesterday, featuring abu dhabi, though they just mentioned sand duning in just few lines descriptions which to me is not enough, i agree with the journalist wholeheartedly that it's one thing you should do if you get the opportunity to do it.

i do hope i can go to qatar again and go sand dune with u and the kids. reading the article just reminded me of you guys, a sort of warmth feeling :)

-nonah-

atiza said...

aku suka pix yang pegang tangan itiew :)

Lollies said...

elisa - leftovers habis pada keesokan harinya. :D

saya betul2 teruja dengan ini desert rose. I hope we can make it soon.

nonah - he he. awak pergi sikit aje hari tu dah rasa syokkan?

aie - gambar itu tidak di papar disini buat masa ini. :D

famygirl said...

looks fun fun fun. bila lah nak sampai sana...

disturbia said...

bestnya main pasir tuh...
and the pix are amazing...

by the way .. is the answer L?

zan said...

oh so much fun!!! sejuk as in how sejuk? temp wise?

Lollies said...

famy - mana tau ada rezeki nanti.:D

disturbia - BINGO! Hahahhaha. Myself dengan otak tak centre mula2 nak jawab something else. Oh! COme on! I am sure you are all the same. Err tak eh?

zan - if i could remember it clearly it was 13C gitu.

lazydaisy said...

bessnye sand dune ni teringin betul nak pegi, my mil pun will be back from hajj tomorrow nak hug tight jugak ambik berkat from her mana la tau ada rezeki our turn pulak nanti :)

i suka tengok gamba u ambik. nak buat online photography kelas tak hee hee ??

Lollies said...

lazydaisy - kelas ah? He he taklah pandai sangat sampai boleh mengajar. tapi kalau nak buat discussion boleh. Insya Allah. Nanti saya cuba fikirkan. itupun kalau ada serious audiencelah. :D