Sunday, May 31, 2009

Of all the things we did last weekend...

Thursday (May 28th) - Hubby landed in DXB in the afternoon. Dubai Airport Expo was our destination for the night. There was a Grand Book Sale and we wouldn't want to miss the book fair like last year. At the basement car park, we sensed something was amiss as the car couldn't start after several times trying. Hubby gave me the kind of look that I could understand right away. Y-e-s, I did not start the engine while he was away...not even once since he left for Tehran five days ago! The comfort of being in an air-conditioned room made me so lazy to come down to the car park to start the engine, as hubby told me to, especially during this hot summer. (It's not a valid reason though as the car park is only at the basement...). He was staring at me again. I met his gaze and I dropped it....not because I was shy but because I knew I was guilty! Needn't be defensive, I admit it was my fault. I'm sooooo sorry Yang. Will you forgive me...??? ;-)

Friday (May 29th) - Things became worse when all car rental shops were close on Fridays and workshops were only open after Friday prayer. All our plans had to be replanned with certain activities had to be cancelled. We planned to join MY UAE activities at Safa Park this morning but it had to be cancelled including the order we'd placed for mee tomyam and chicken rice. If not for the important meeting (MY UAE EGM) that hubby had to attend at 4.00 pm today, he wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere. He was just not in the mood...worrying about the car and wondering what could go wrong as we had just changed the car alternator and battery not long but just two months ago. At the same time, anticipating the threat of having to have the untimely big hole in his pocket...sigh...

That evening, a cab sent us to MATRADE (Malaysia Trade Centre), the place where the meeting took place. I accompanied him in order to give moral support especially when he was in the midst of a 'headache' regarding the car, other than to give moral support to MY-UAE itself. Luckily, hubby could hide his worry throughout the meeting. Well, he had to. Being the acting Secretary, he had to be all ears in order to be able to take the minutes. It wasn't just any ordinary meeting okay, it was an Extra Ordinary Meeting held purposefully to approve the draft of the constitution of MY-UAE.

Saturday (May 30th) - Alhamdulillah it was a Saturday...which meant all car rental shops were open and therefore, we could go to the destinations we'd planned...which also meant hubby could send our car to the workshop. No wrongly put, our car could be sent to the workshop. It couldn't start at all even after three times being jump started. So, the car was towed to the workshop at Umm Ramool.

With the car rented, we proceeded with our plans...first, a potluck lunch at Arabian Ranches. Due to the car problem, our intention to cook and bring soto ayam to the potluck lunch turned out to be plucking some grapes and 'baking' Tiramisu at Spinneys supermarket. Syukur Alhamdulillah and thanks a zillion to the generous host for the delectable prawn meals made from some fresh prawns that swam all the way from kolam peliharaan terbaik di dunia in Saudi to Dubai.

Right after lunch, we sent Along to her classmate's swimming pool birthday party at Al Wasl and then headed straight to the Grand Book Sale at Dubai Airport Expo - the place where I told hubby by hook or by crook, come rain or shine, we should go this time hihi...(since we missed one last year). Yesss!! Alhamdulillah we made it this time and look what we'd managed to grab here...

It cost me just 60 dhs to get five books of Jeffrey Archer! (when the usual price for each is about 42-49 dhs old or new). It's really worth coming to this book sale for those who love collecting books/novels of their favourite author. Nasib baik tak sempat pegi the non-fiction section, kalau tak mesti lagi shopping buku tak hengat...

Too bad I only managed to explore the fiction section since hubby dah mencuit to leave the place as we had to fetch Along from the birthday party. Most importantly, we had to return the car by 7.30 pm before the car rental shop closed. If closed before we reached, that would cause hubby having to waste money paying for another four days since he would be leaving for Tehran again early the next morning.

13 comments:

Syamsulfaiz said...

I should have joined you and Haza to the Book Fair. Very jealous to see those Jeffrey Archer books. Have you read the latest Path of Glory?

domestic engineer said...

So, you too are one of those who missed the book fair, huh? Kena rajin jeling2 advertisements in the local newspaper then esp 7 Days. Path of Glory, not yet but I will soon. I guess I've got to finish some of those first before getting another. Thanks for dropping by. :-)

Mastura Daud said...

wah dah tukar skin.. cantik sgtt!

n mas suka lagu lam citer fullhouse tu.. buat mas feeling habis.. satu2nya drama korea yg mas minat.

paij188 said...

biasa la klu dh pns2 mmg mls nk kuar kn even nk g start kete pun ye x? happened to me once..hihihi..

eiyda said...

Salam k.ziela..
mana la pegi tuan rumah ni dah beberapa hari tak muncul2..hehehe..k.ziela sihat ke? Harap2 ok..sori ari tu kita dok jauh kan nak gi dekat bermesra2 pun jd malas psl org ramai sgt..panas pun ye..heheh..anyway hope to see u blogging again soon..take care! ;)

DaNaSh said...

dah lama tak menjenguk kawan-kawan..lama senyap ni ?

Sugarpink Icing said...

interesting blog dear!

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

tagskie said...

hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day! http://kantahanan.blogspot.com/

JanuskieZ said...

Hi... Looking ways to market your blog? try this: http://bit.ly/instantvisitors

firahadifa said...

salam kak , me new in dubai ..

salam kenal :)

Maya said...

Thank you for the information. I like your blog n love Your content =) Cheers, door gift perkahwinan, cenderahati pengantin, t shirt printing

Dewi Aja said...

Perkenalkan, saya dari tim kumpulbagi. Saya ingin tau, apakah kiranya anda berencana untuk mengoleksi files menggunakan hosting yang baru?
Jika ya, silahkan kunjungi website kami www.kumpulbagi.com atau www.facebook.com/kumpulbagi/ untuk info selengkapnya.

Di sana anda bisa dengan bebas share dan mendowload foto-foto, music, video, filem dll dalam jumlah dan waktu yang tidak terbatas, setelah registrasi terlebih dahulu. Gratis :)