A day in the life of a saudi part two: arabian nights


As i opened my eyes i felt alot of gooo and sticky stuff on my face, i ran towards the mirror only to find red lipstick marks covering my face. So I assumed my day had begun, and infact the following days were quite similar to the first. You wake up at a time you wouldnt be waking up if you were home, an you get a sudden urge to eat all day. Ok one of many good things about saudi is the food. Now imagine this, being in a restaurant where you don't have to question the waiter if its made with pork/alcohol or whatever, its fresh, its halal an it actually tastes like food. You gain alot of weight, you know the kind of weight where you don't feel bad gaining, the little chunk of flubber you pinch in your stomach is actually a very fond memory, so i rub it at times an say happily "thats saudi". When you hear the phrase "get ready were going out!!!" it really meant, make sure you look like red carpet material under that abaya. Now don't get me wrong, we didnt dress "like a million bucks" infront of men, there are usually two entrances to a house one for the males an a seperate for the females, and seperate dining rooms, and a bigger room if both parties are comfortable being together in....o and the shoppings great

well enough of that, the major part to all this is going to mecca an medina, now when i say awesome i mean it was AWESOME. Medina is actually by far the most beautiful city i've ever seen, in the nasheed with dawud wharnsby he says "i travel through the world, but i doubt that i would see, a city with such wonder as medina", a very true statement might i add. Everything felt like a dream, an as much as i'd like to explain i doubt its possible, only because there are no words to describe that experience, if anyone would like to know, they should go an find out. Everything about saudi was just amazing, an it sucks now cuz all i have are memories, which don't seem good enough.....*sigh*


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9 comments:

Mina said...

Wow, sounds like it was amazing...You could always go back, I on the other hand have never been and would love to go in the near future inshallah:)

By the way didnt know there was separate entrances for men and women:O shocked!!!

The antidote said...

yea i know it was amazing, and no the reason y i feel so bummy is cuz the next time i go it will b different, i will have to be married at that time (which is like in a kajillion years) an everyone will b gone from there, my grandparents r leaving saudi

an yea seperate entrances, in MOST houses, not all. Men an women dont sit in the same room alot of the time

Mina said...

Oh no:( that sucks!!!

I always thought it was a downside to travel to Saudi with a Mahrim...
but im sure it is worth it:)
Don't worry its only a matter of time sweety, hang in there Inshallah Khiar.

Anonymous said...

sounds like u had a blast in saudi....cant wait to go

The antidote said...

mina: yea i know i'm hanging in here, o an by the way, i hope its not too late to say eid mubarak

anonymous: dude i kno its u adil, an of course we had a blast, U WERE THERE TOO

Laila Hussein said...

Mashaa'Allah, you have a beautiful place here sister! Will be visiting often isA :). Keep up your nice blog

The antidote said...

Aww thanks sis, and thank you for reading

Pucca said...

Oh my god! the place looks amazing! mashallah...i love the template.

I envy you your experience...*sigh* i so wish i could go back to saudi and would do anything(within reasonable limits) to see the kaabah again. Fortunate you are my dear..truely fortunate.

bless!

ps. I LOVE THE TEMPLATE!! i so cant get over how hot it is!

The antidote said...

Aww your too kind pucca, It took me along LONG time to figure out how to get the whole layout thing. I tried to get your number so many times ( i dont think I'm meant to have it) but o well i figured it out now

and yea, dude you can go to saudi whenever you want, ask ur husband to go with you (lol). Since you took his tv, he wouldnt mind taking the trip