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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

travelling

The other day, my colleague showed pictures of him and his family's travel to Turkey. Very pretty pictures, very very nice place. I asked how much he spent for the whole family (husband, wife, and 3 teenagers). He said, everything in, about SGD16,000. 10 days trip, including the journey to and fro. Whoa..

Ok.. I cannot afford that. And even if I can save up enough money - I think 'heart-pain' jugak seh.. nak habiskan like that. Oh ya.. actually if boleh save up enough.. I WANT to bring the family for umrah. yeah. InsyaAllah Ameen.

Oh.. Nur pun pergi Turkey jugak hari tu.. tapi dia ada free flight! so.. i should have worked at the airport.

I wish I can go on a trip, where I don't have to define too short an end date. Ok i know I'll get that trip when I'm dead..(..and Ya Allah, to a very nice place, insyaAllah AMEEN). but I'm talking about now.

Actually like taking a one year off work... oklah 6 months pun jadi la...3 months pun ok.... then going somewhere far - not REALLY on a holiday, but to stay there a while, maybe work part time for a few weeks, enjoying that place for a while. Then after a while, move on to another country. Now THAT would be real travel for me.

Oh OR!! .. go to Syria or somewhere around there.. for 3 months to just to study arabic and maybe work part time ke..

Of course, sekarang it's a bit too late. What with four kids and a husband. Itulah.. bodoh.. masa muda entah apa yang aku buat. Buang masa.

For now.. I think if I can get away for a couple of weeks away from work, away from home, to sit and finish writing - now that would be nice too.
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Ok lah enough of day dreaming.

Dapat cabut pegi KL sendiri for 2 days pun jadi lah..

7 comments:

muadzlife said...

salam kenal
hmm.. meh ler datang kl...

Yara said...

Erni, I also went to Turkey on free flight way back in 1996. Rezeki kerja dengan airlineslah. Yup, it is a beautiful place although I still don't like some of their unislamic ways.

Since marriage, I had only one chance to go away recently without family and that was to KL for just 2 days with my office colleagues. But, I prefer travelling with my family and when I got back then, I appreciated them even more.

AM said...

Mothers are so alike dan berfikiran jauh. Masa my parents dapat durian runtuh itu haripun, everyone was thinking of going somewhere like Turkey or India, tapi Ibu suggested we go for Umrah and my oh my, what a truly indescribable wonderful experience we had there. Mother is (almost) always right, kan? Hehe.

marlina said...

weird how our dreams are the same! to travel...

was considering working in UK, but my dad was unwell...

wanted to study in guntor for 3 months after grad but my parents were against it...

wanted to stay in aceh but...i have old parents to think about...

wanted to fly to syria but...

maybe these are just excuses...

mere excuses for cowardice to leave comfort and the familiar...

insya allah, one day...will b given enough courage and means to chase those dreams...

ps: when u go umrah, try to go to jerusalem sekali...beautiful place...another place i'd like to go again...

bluewonder said...

jalan jalan tengok tempat org is always nice to do.

Especially if ada lots of dosh to spend n time for it too.

take care

Mak Su said...

woooo, saya pun minat nak ke turkey, cerita2 mengenai turkey sangat2 menarik perhatian, macam memanggil2, tapi apa kan daya....

madame blossom said...

hello muadzlife,

insyaAllah.. akan tiba. :)

yara,
ada kosong tak kat tempat you??

am,
da gi umrah eh? sure best eh? doakan that I'll go soon..

marlina,
i think u dah untung jugak dapat gi aceh and other places, to help.

blue,
ya it's nice.

Su,
insyaAllah.. satu hari nanti eh..kalau tak dapat betul2.. dalam mimpi ke..