Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ma'salama Dubai


It means good bye in Middle East Arab language. I'm saying goodbye to Dubai today as I will be hopping into the Malaysian aircraft at 6.50 local time here. Now it's 9am and I'm packing my stuff to make sure every single piece of my shopping can be fitted into my Delsey. Unfortunately it can't and Mum and Dad would be helping me to carry a few items home. Well, what can you say for a shopaholic like me? The backup plan was to put all the heavy items into my hand carry but then again I don't want to overload my dear Samsonite. It's a tricky situation. Thus I plan to overload my check in luggage with another 2 kgs over the allowed weight.


Dad's colleague would be coming to pick us up at 11am and head to Dubai City for my last round of shopping at Mall of the Emirates. I wanted to have my last bite of Krispy Kreme before flying off. I know I'm being sarcastic, but it's true. I wanted my KK! Maybe just a few hours at MOE before they send me to the airport at 4pm because I wanted to check in earlier to shop inside. Lol....


The two weeks here had passed by so quickly even without me noticing. I spent almost a few days lying at my dad's place doing nothing except eating, online, reading and watching TV. It felt great. I woke up at noon and sleep by 9pm. It's like sleeping to make up for the past 3 years that I've been working hard. Today I bid farewell to my parents. Mum will be flying back in Dec and followed by Dad in January. I will miss them and miss Mum taking care of everything from cooking to laundry. Back to reality after tomorrow.


I hope to come here again as everytime I'm here, there bound to be new things and new structures. Mum said if Dad were to work here for another 1-2 more years, she would fly us all down again next year in December for the big sale. Woohoo....

The view from the villa rooftop

16 comments:

YilingL said...

mom always say the same thing about flying us all there... every single year. never happens also. and you'll be there but ziling and i are always stuck around here. life is not fair.

LD said...

how time flies with a blink of an eye...

the photo you took is really poignant, somehow. it sets the tone of your posting, which in effect is about saying farewell...

Anonymous said...

it is very strange in the middle east. the flights from cairo and tel aviv usually leave very early in the morning, like 3 or 4 am, to europe. i landed in cairo at 2 am or so by KLM from amsterdam. i could not figure out the exact reasons. some people told me it was because of the heat that reduces the density of the air and would be bad for taking off during the middle of the day. others said it is because of connection flights in europe, such that they have to leave early in order to catch up the flight. i guess the flight to asia would not be that bad.

Anonymous said...

How was the shopping at DXB airport? Did you look at Cerutti shoulder bag?

p.s. Airlines take advantage of time difference to utilize their aircraft round the clock. Evening departure from Europe will arrive DXB after midnight. Return flights from DXB will arrive back to Europe between 6am to 7am.

fx

Anonymous said...

Bet your bf couldn't wait to see you at the airport ;)

fx

-eiling- said...

Yiling: Like I always say, life isn't fair!

LD: Yup how time flies and the photo was taken one day before I leave. It show my sentiments exactly.

Anon: Yup. It is like that and another reason could be that they are reserving the peak and prime hours of their schedule for their local airline. Therefore, foreign airline will have to go for less peak flight schedule.

FX: Nope I did not look at the cerutti bags because I don't fancy Cerutti. The shopping was good with a wide array of items and especially cigars. Will tell you my interesting shopping adventure in the next post. You'll be disappointed to know that the man waiting for me at the airport is however a taxi uncle. Lol

suituapui said...

Aiyor...already can squeeze everything in ur luggage and wanna go last minute shopping some more! Ah! KK, ya...not KY, thank goodness! LOL!!!

suituapui said...

Oops...I mean *can't squeeze. Wah! Ur dad works there! Mighty rich lah like that! Big money!

suituapui said...

Oops...I mean *can't squeeze. Wah! Ur dad works there! Mighty rich lah like that! Big money!

* ZILING * said...

STP: Haha lucky your eyesight is still ok. Anyways, shopping is never enough ok? If my luggage cannot fit, there's always mum's & dad's. Lol... We are not rich la!

Philip said...

I bet the 3 sisters have to fight for possession of so many items bought and brought home by the big sister!

-eiling- said...

STP: Haha.. I accidentally used my sister's account.

Philip: Haha...wrong cos mostly it's mine! Lol

KY said...

welcome back! we go eat!

suituapui said...

Oops! Speak of the devil and hear the rustle of its wings! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!

cc said...

So much happen during my absence. You went to Dubai?! Looks like you had a great time there! I've got a lot of catching up to do.

-eiling- said...

KY: Ok you belanja.

STP: Haha.. yes..

CC: Hey, missed your posts. Looks like there's a lot of catching up for both of us!

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