Friday, 26 November 2010

Staring At The Sky






As I was driving absent-mindedly along the familiar street without congestion and the anxiety of being late on a fine lazy day, I looked up at the sky more than once, to catch the natural work of art. I didn't really look at it rather seriously until my Scottish pal, John, on the passenger's seat, gazed at the sky so intensely and said to me that God has saved him from the miserable rain and cold weather of Edinburgh this year. He is so glad that he is here and then he will spend several months in the exotic city called Chiang Mai in Thailand. He said the people in Scotland get so depressed in the winter up there, consumed piles of fries and fried stuffs including fried Snickers bars and they will die young of depression or on the unhealthy diet. I was laughing at his pathetic view of his own country and countrymen. That was when I looked at the sky again and the word  mashallah popped out from my head. Indeed, the sky was so blue and beautiful with the uncommon white tinges and smudges. I smiled and said to myself, right now, there's no other place that I want to be other than this sunny city with the mild winter weather.

I have been deserting this playground for a long while and I just came to know two of my favourite bloggers are no longer here to share the same sky. The flamboyant young architect had left the emirates and so had  the awesome mother of two. I have never met both but somehow it seemed like I knew them in person from just reading their stories. I wish them happiness in their new playground elsewhere. It also hits me that another virtual friend who makes magical mocha with her signature recipe, has come to stay close to the city, not sure where exactly, but close enough for her to stare at the same sky. I wish her bienvenue and all the best in making a wonderful living in this arid land.

5 comments:

Ms B said...

Jumper,

I am not that far! :) I just went to your city yesterday as I was in dire need of suits. Finally found a decent place called sacoor brothers at dubai mall. Thank god!
:D
I will email you shortly as I have yet to make new msian friends.

niQue_naQ said...

hey, u've been quiet :) welcome back! love the pics!
when we were in utp back in tronoh, we liked to watch the sun rise (after studying all night) and the hot desert weather there will create some seriously gorgeous sun and clouds effect as it rises. to this day, we always thought the sun rise back there was the best we've seen.
how long has it been since we had the time to watch sun rise since then? hardly ever :(

Jumper said...

Ms B,
The next time you come over to shop for a new suit or socks in the city, text me at 0555618573. Happy to be your msian friend. We can have indon food that taste like ours.

niQue,
I had lived for 4 years in that same place you now called utp tronoh. Back then, it was usm kcp. So we have seen the same landscape of lakes, dunes and probably cursing at that unreliable dark green general public bus that ended at 6pm...small world.

Syamsulfaiz said...

Finally a cameo after almost 3 months. Hopefully the UAE winter will make us all merrier peoples !

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