Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ferris Wheel, Picnic and Eid Mubarak!

You can't ask for a nicer day than a mild one such as today to welcome the first day of Syawal and I'm feeling just as a king should feel first thing on the morning I can have a cup of qahwa I've just prepared from a brand new Ibrik I bought from a guy who own a stall in the souq where you can have all the lamb kebab without having to take a loan from a bank to pay for it. You want to live in that souq for the rest of your life so you can taste all the food they've got there and to steal a glance or two at the pretty women with eyes that can set your heart on fire. How you wish one of them is your missus so you can spend the rest of your life with her so she can cook you nice meals like Persian chicken, saffron rice and all the foods that have been passed down to her from several generations that go back to Omar Khayyam or people like that. People I only know by name but heaven knows if I know who these people are or what they do that got them to be so famous. You love this country but you know better that you don't belong here. You belong some place else where people don't ride on ferries wheel or spread a mat on a good spot in a park so the family can have a bit of picnic on the 1st day of Syawal. You belong to a place where people get all emotional and nostalgic on a day like this. You belong to a place where people die by the hundreds in auto accidents trying to get home.

It's good to be home but heaven knows how much I miss the girl in the souq who smiled briefly at me when I stole her a glance. For that brief second, I was as madly in love as a guy far a way from home could be on the 1st day of Syawal.

11 Comments:

Blogger Mior Azhar said...

Eid Mubarak, Bro. Welcome back... good to have you back...

11:26 PM  
Blogger cakapaje said...

Eid Mubarak!

Welcome back from me too! Been peeking here since 1st Syawal in hope you'd be back. No pics? :)

11:38 PM  
Blogger tokasid said...

Salam Bergen:
'Eid Mubarak.

Alhamdulillah you're back. How I miss your long sentences.

Am sure you had a wonderful spiritual sojourn in Makkah and Madinah.
And the lambs there...how one wish one can have a daily or weekly Mendi lamb over here( can't afford to go to Sahara Tent in Fortuna Hotel Bukit Bintang every weekend).
And as for the girls over there you can just have a short glance to their faces and eyes. Nothing more than a short 10 sec.

Do write about your stay there.And photos too, if you have any.

Welcome home,sir.

5:33 AM  
Blogger Zabs said...

Salam Aidilfitri Bergen,
Semoga telah mendapat Umrah yang mabrur. Tentu banyak kenangan yang dapat dikongsi nanti. Looking forward to your forthcoming entries.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Theta said...

Ferris Wheel and A Picnic in the Park? Where were you? My interest is piqued.

Barrage of questions aside, hope your Eid has been splendid so far on top of that winningest smile that had made your heart aflutter. :)

9:10 AM  
Blogger Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Bergen
Welcome home!

12:20 PM  
Anonymous elviza said...

Ah, you are back. Welcome home brother

12:28 PM  
Blogger Kata Tak Nak said...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.
Good to have you back and looking forward to your stories. Nice girls huh? When is your next trip?

1:15 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Mior Azhar: Thank you, sir.

Cakapaje: Thank you, sir. That's very nice of you to peek in since 1st Syawal. Hey, that means on the first day of Eid?

Tokasid: Salam, sir. I reckon you are one of the regulars to this restaurant eh? And I reckon you love lamb. Hey, now you're talking. LOL. The girls are pretty, but I doubt if they would want to have anything to do with Southeast Asian like me. But then again, there's nothing wrong in trying, right?

Zabs: Wishing to you Eid Mubarak, eventhough it's a little late but I reckon it's better late than never.

Theta: How was your Raya, ma'am? I'm going over to your blog after this.

Fauziah Ismail: Thank you, ma'am. I reckon you went home to JB?

Elviza: Yes, I gotta be home because classes are starting November. How was your Raya, ma'am? Did you spend it in Kota Bahru?

To everyone who dropped by, thank you and you people stay sharp, y'hear?

1:44 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Kata Tak Nak: Next trip out, you're comin' with me, sir. LOL.

4:41 PM  
Blogger cakapaje said...

Yup, ever since the 1st day of Eid. Er, that's not very difficult, is it? :)

6:51 PM  

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