Sunday, November 8, 2009

One Post Before The Break

The very last post from my current post, Sharjah. I am absolutely sure this is the last one, because it is 5:30 am, and I haven't slept a wink all night, getting the packing done, and trying to balance all the weight, not exceeding the permitted limits too much. Have shopped like crazy the last few days, and as is always the case with me, one object catches my fancy, and I keep buying multiples of that. This time it was carpets, yes those lovely hand-made ones from Iran and around. To be honest, ever since I came here, I wanted to own one, but it was only recently that I got determined to possess one before I left from here. And so my heart's desire is satiated, since I picked up not one, but three of them. I also learnt about a new kind of carpet, called the kilim, which actually caught my fancy more than the famous, silk carpets. If you google for images of kilims, you will amazed at the beauty of them. Definitely things to go up on the wall, because I will die a thousand deaths if anyone so much as spills a drop of water on them, though the seller assured me that they will come to no harm, and can easily be spot cleaned. So I have basically added to my already tight luggage limit, but there was no way on earth I was leaving this country without one.

The weekend has been full of guests, shopping, eating, packers coming and taking away pretty much everything, tomorrow, my Internet connection goes, oh sorry, its later today, and I will be spending the day at friend's place, since there is absolutely nothing to do at home, nor food to be eaten. So that is the current story of my life. (This post is feeling more like a letter, is it not?) I have loads to write in conclusion of the time I have spent here, but now is not the time I can do justice to the thoughts or the experience, this place has been. Shruti, has sweetly requested me for a post on Dubai, recommending places to visit, and that one will DEFINITELY happen, but not just now. A night without sleep, and constant work is not the right time to do any proper post infact, but somehow, knowing that it maybe a long long time before I post again, who knows I may even get over the blogging addiction in the mean while, I just had to do this, while the rest of the household gets some sleep, after being done with the job. In fact, it is going to be over a month , before it will be just the three of us, and while I would enjoy thoroughly with friends and family while in India, I will miss just being the three of us too. Tomorrow, sorry yet again, tonight, will be my last night in this home, and though it has not been a very long stay, I know I will miss it in some ways.

Also want to thank everyone, who has been wishing me luck with my packing and shifting. its been smooth so far, even managed to sell the last item on my online trading list today evening, which basically makes me a hundred percent successful in my endeavor.(Please applaud, its not a mean feat, the person who took away the home theatre system today, had been haggling for the price since the last 3 weeks, so you can imagine how patiently I dealt with him!) Now I just hope that the airways is a little lenient with my baggage, my carpets deserve that respect!

And before I bid adieu, not sure for how long though, just thought I will share a few laughs with all my wonderful, encouraging and supportive readers. I don't know if these words have a different meaning in Arabic, but these shop-names really had me cracking up.


Al 'Tabahi' Ladies Saloon.
This is one of the first funny ones I saw here.

Diva Gents Salon.
Why should men be left behind?

Yateem Optician.
It is a chain of stores, in the more expensive malls around the UAE.

Al Samadi Sweets.
Sorry, bad photo, just clicked tonight.

And this is called, saving the best for the last. Say it out aloud, at least in your mind!

11 comments:

Shruti SriHarsha said...

oh I can understand, how u must be feeling leaving home now..Its always a bitter-sweet feel. Wish its more of sweet for you and a much loving happy life in Australia!
It sounds exciting to be a aprt of so many places, where you are exposed to LEARN-UNDERGO the new culture-NEW FRENS-NEW PLACES...etc..etc...Its fun am sure BB will enjoy too!!!

......And thanks for keeping in mind my REQUEST! I love travelling and Dubai is in my IWSH LIST for a long time now..Am pestering hubby to vacation there, but leave has become an issue.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Good morning. The post added life into life. Thanks for sharing.

Deeps said...

The last snap was THE BEST for sure! rolling away laughing,PG!

BTW,you're leaving Sharjah for good? Back to India?
Good luck to you,DH & BBkutty(now you know the meaning,na,hence using it bindaas)

Hugs and kisses to the cutie pie.
Hav a safe journey.Happy moving!

Will look forward to having you back in the blogville soon :)

Take care,PG

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Wow!! It's all done...with extra shopping to boot!

So, a chapter comes to a close...keep all the good memories with you.

And all the best to a beautiful new chapter ahead :D

Enjoy your break and see you back in the blog world soon!

Pixie said...

Hugs!

Hope your moving and unpacking goes on uneventfully!

The last pic is the best of the lot! LOL!!

Come back soon!
And take care and keep safe!

hugs!

Rakesh said...

Bon Voyage GM ! Have fun - We look forward to crashing at your place in OZ land some day :)

Reflections said...

So glad I caught u before U left:-)).
Wishing U the very best life has to offer GM!!!!

D said...

It took me some reading and re-reading to understand the joke on Dr. Fakih, but I finally got it :D

All the best for your journey!

Shalom said...

"I may even get over the blogging addiction in the mean while"....shubh shubh bola karo!!!

LOL on the pics, esp the first & the last :D

The last one reminded me of this shop in Abu Dhabi: Fakhfakhina .... tailors, I think :D :D

Again, good luck with the move. Will watch this space for more from your new place!

Passionate Goof said...


Shruti - Thank you so much Shruti. :) It is indeed fun, I am enjoying the seeing new plces bit, but this might just be the final move. I willd o that post as soon as I can, promise!

Hobo - :)

Deeps - I used to smile, eachtime I passed by it.Yes, leaving Sharjah permanently, in India now, and then to Australia. yes yes, I know what kutty means now. :D Hope to be back soon too. :D

M4 - Yes yes, shopping too. :D Thanks a lot. :)

Pixie - Thank You.:) Hope to be back soon too.

Rakesh - Thanks, and yes, anytime.

Reflecions - I am so happy about that too! It was reat talking to you Nancy!

D - It is funny isn't it? Thanks.

Shalom - Aah! Some funny ones there too is it? Thanks for teh wishes, I don't think i will get over the addiction in this lifetime!

Passionate Goof said...


Shruti - Thank you so much Shruti. :) It is indeed fun, I am enjoying the seeing new plces bit, but this might just be the final move. I willd o that post as soon as I can, promise!

Hobo - :)

Deeps - I used to smile, eachtime I passed by it.Yes, leaving Sharjah permanently, in India now, and then to Australia. yes yes, I know what kutty means now. :D Hope to be back soon too. :D

M4 - Yes yes, shopping too. :D Thanks a lot. :)

Pixie - Thank You.:) Hope to be back soon too.

Rakesh - Thanks, and yes, anytime.

Reflecions - I am so happy about that too! It was reat talking to you Nancy!

D - It is funny isn't it? Thanks.

Shalom - Aah! Some funny ones there too is it? Thanks for teh wishes, I don't think i will get over the addiction in this lifetime!