November 19, 2010

a day in the life of jundi

well my mom and my brother were here ... they just left like an hour ago ... they had come for hajj and they came to visit me ... they arrived in jeddah last night at 11 pm ... i would have been asleep had i not been expecting them ... so i went and picked them up ... they were hungry apparently ... it was late and so i suggested al baik ... they said yes ... so i got them some takeout from there ... for those unfamiliar with al baik it is a VERY popular restaurant chain here in jeddah ... arguably the most popular restaurant in all of jeddah ... visit their website if you are interested ... so that took forever ... the ticket number for my order was 698 ... the number on the display was 625 ... yeah it's always packed like that ... anyway ... so they came home ... ate ... and soon passed out ... mom took my bed ... my brother took the sofa ... i got the floor ... how about that ... they were exhausted ... next morning my brother and i went to friday prayer ... after coming home i took them out ... we went out at 2 and stayed out till 8 when they left for the airport ... i don't know many places in jeddah but i showed them what i know ... first i took them for a cruise ... that was about an hour ... then we had lunch at some place called uno chicago grill ... good food ... then we went to the corniche for only a few minutes ... my mom wanted coffee ... then basically we just killed time by going from mall to mall ... we didn't buy anything ... not a single thing ... it was just about wasting time ... their flight was at 11 pm and the plan was they would leave for the airport at 8 ... so we just kept going from mall to mall ... which bored me tremendously ... them as well ... but there's nothing to do at my house really ... so all in all it was a long and tiresome day ... but at least i got to see them ... also they got to see my apartment ... which they admitted exceeded their expectations ... so i was pleased about that ... and yeah it's back to work tomorrow ...

also ... away from my own personal life details which mean nothing ... i want to take a second to address something that actually does ... mean something that is ... and that is maid abuse in the arab world ... every other day it's a new story ... today i read about a horrific story where an indonesian maid in saudi arabia was found in a dumpster ... her throat had been slashed apparently ... i just want to say to all those people who abuse their maids ... ya wailkum min Allah ... i think we are all familiar with the hadeeth about the woman who entered hell because she tortured a cat ...

3 comments:

Prudence said...

Such a short visit!! I want to admit to something evil here...when a family member visits me I am very happy and excited and everything but there is a part of me that is terribly PISSED because the routine of my exquisite life is disturbed and that part, which is a little part, wishes them to leave asap!!!

The maid abuse...it's very frustrating especially when one knows about it and cannot do anything!! Remember the maid I blogged about once?? She still haven't left to her country..it's her 4th year now and not once had she been able to contact her family...she has a little boy whom she was saving money to send to school...he's 9 now and she doesn't know anything about him!!! She's like a slave whose immediate worry is survival and self preservation...

Jundi said...

tell me about it .. i was so relieved when they finally left .. mostly because i wanted to go home and sleep ..

sorry to hear about the maid .. i do remember her .. Allah yifrijha 3alaiha ..

Prudence said...

lol you're EVIIILLL :p