Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“I have a friend name ‘Bra’…”

Yesterday my second son, Afiq saw a bra hanging at the drying hanger. And, out of nowhere, he suddenly asking “This is bra kan Ummie?”

Not really giving too much attention, I just “hmm.. hmm..”

He then continues.. “I have a friend name Bra…”

Moved by his last remark, I started to giving him attentions. “Oh, really?”, I asked him with a really an interest to know.

“Yes, I have a friend name Bra.”, he reiterated.

“A boy or a girl?”, I further asked him, wondering..

“A boy….”

“What is his full name?”

“I-BRA-HIM… thats his name…. BRA right, Ummie?”

“Ha ha ha…” i really exploded with a laugh..

Afiq as usual, just smiling with a bit blushing knowing that something he said has made his Ummie laughing, that much..

That short “bra” incident make my day that day…

And as a token of remembrance for this ‘special’ incident, I presented some special pictures of bra below.

image A beautiful red bra.

image Bra fence in New Zealand

image Giant bra in Tokyo? May be its belong to Ultrawoman, hooked off while fighting the giant monster that attacked Japan.


Many functions of bra.. hands free and also give a better signal receptions.

image USB Keyboard Bra anyone? You can have this geek wannabe fashionable item for about USD130, only.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

34 Must Go Places in Saudi Arabia

Not sure from where it originally comes, suddenly we’re thinking about setting a target while we’re here in Saudi Arabia, to take the fullest chance on it. To set a target to visit and/or doing activities before our days in Saudi ended.
The numbers that come to our minds is 34. We need to go to 34 places  and /or doing activities in Saudi!! Why 34? We just don’t know ;-)
And now we have the numbers, but do we have the places?
These are the list of the places and/or activities:
  1. Makkah (of course)  - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  2. Madinah (of course) - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  3. Jeddah - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  4. Edge of the World - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  5. Graffiti Rocks - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  6. Diamond Hunting - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  7. Desert Roses - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  8. Fossils Hunting – tried, unsuccessfull. Will try again soon.
  9. Old City of Dir’iyah - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  10. Camel Market - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  11. Iris Flower of Tumayr – achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  12. Shui’ab Luha Pool - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  13. Wahba Crater - achieved May 14, 2011 (Alhamdulillah)
  14. Abha - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  15. Jizan - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  16. Furasan Island - tried, almost there, re-planned
  17. Al-Ula and Madain Saleh
  18. Taif - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  19. Khobar /Dammam – Half Moon Bay - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  20. Hofuf – Cave of Laila and Majnun –achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  21. Ar-Ragbah – see the ruined city and 120 years old Marqab Tower achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  22. Al-Qassab – salt lake and salt factory achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  23. Al-Shagra’ – Al-Subaie Heritage Palace and fort achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  24. Yanbu
  25. Domat al-Jandal - is one of the Kingdom's many little-known gems. This modest town boasts two of the country's most interesting antiquities - the ruined Qasr Marid and the still-in-use Mosque of Omar, both of which are a short walk from the Jouf Regional Museum.
  26. Rawdhat Khuraim – one of Saudi government forest reserve, greens all year round, very beautiful & flowery during spring - (achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  27. Tabuk
  28. Sharktooth hunting – tried, almost there. Will try again soon.
  29. Al-Habalah – hanging village, once only accessible by rope - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  30. Lake Kharara & Nisah Waterfall - achieved (Alhamdulillah)

Achievements Index: 23/34 (67.6%)
See, it’s not easy to achieve it. The places and activities are still open. Any suggestions are most welcome.
[Last updated: May 17, 2011)