We only got to stay in Jeddah for a day and a half. I cannot be a good judge of the town, but one thing is a fact: Jeddah is Karachi’s sis! ( Karachi, Pakistan not Karachi, Russia). I dared to step out in the middle of the day. It was hot ( like Karachi). The buildings and roads ( like Karachi) were not well … Continue reading Jeddah
H ajj is one of the five pillars of Islam . Hajj is not made obligatory on everyone. You have to be, (must be) financially and physically stable( physical part is very important). You need to built a stamina, or else you will be the one sitting on the side of the road in the heat because you can’t walk a couple of miles There … Continue reading Hajj
Whenever people came back from Umrah or Hajj, no matter how many days they spend there, they all have the same response. All of them said that they want to go again! Now, how in the world do you want to travel thirty one hours or more all over again? How in the world do you want to pack again? How in the world do … Continue reading A Hajj Spell
Medina is a very special city. It is the city of Prophet Muhammad, (peace be upon him). Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a prophet send to Allah for mankind. Only a Muslim is allowed to enter the city or any other city in Saudi Arabia( cool, right?) I have always heard about Medina. Infact, to tell you the truth I always got confused with the name … Continue reading Medina
On the way to Medina, we had six hours to kill at the Dubai airport. My first instinct was to go explore the city. Some employees said that it should not be a problem. We went to the immigration line. It was not bad, but we thought it over, and decided to stay at the airport. After a lot of walking, I found some interesting … Continue reading Dubai Airport
I have never ever done these two things before. 1-When I was making my plans, I was as strong as a rock. But when the time came, I felt as weak as an infant. I found myself crying in the shower, driving, and in the morning after breakfast. It was not like me. I am an optimistic person. I was leaving my three munchkins for … Continue reading Leaving…
Our kids have been to Pakistan( three cities, only) and Canada. Now when they are all grown up, they have their opinion of vacation. They want something big. If we talk about vacation, our kids always say to go to another country since they have never gone to one( Pakistan and Canada don’t seem to intrigue them much). Well, with this request on it’s way, … Continue reading I can hold it in!
If you have taken ( and passed) college Biology, you know exactly what I am talking about. For the rest, it is a cliff made of skeletons! (If you allow me) Once upon a time when mankind had no concepts of greed/ love/ war/ , or even exsistence, there were these tiny microscopic creatures living under the ocean, ( we call ’em protists-foraminifera (foram for … Continue reading The White Cliffs of Dover
The past three months have been: amazing, crazy, stressful, “hmmph”, ” cant do this,”” what was I thinking,” ” creepy guy,”” friends are the best,” and “I love this.” (Wish there was one single word or phrase to describe my long sequence of feelings.) It started from the cold, dark, wet days of January. I choose to take Integral Calculus ( just a little secret, … Continue reading Adrenaline in my viens!
Who doesn’t love snow? Well, it depends. If you have asked my daughter this question three years ago, you would have regret asking it. She would have given you a horrific, mind torturing scenario of snow. But now she has a different answer. The approach is positive. No, it’s not because I perfected my parenting strategies( I wish! I haven’t found a manual on how … Continue reading Love? Hate?