September 1 from Doha:
We went to Doha Int’l Airport yesterday morning around 6am because hubby is decided to check in the baggage early so that we’ll just go there again to check-in when the plane is about to leave. Everything went well because all our baggage was not that heavy. For the 2bags, it was around 39kg only. The allowed weight said Sweety is around 32kg/passenger. Good thing I didn’t pack all my things… hehe!
Everything went well except when the guard took my knipper 😦 sniff! I forgot that I put it inside my hand-carry, hehe! I’ll buy a new one nalang.
When we’re inside the plane, I said to myself “this is it! what I’m doing to myself… I never never planned to go anywhere out from Doha…” — anyway, everything was there already… we were stable on the plane already and knowing me, I took zillions of photos inside the plane – and that started off even when we’re still in the waiting area. hehe! Photos are my treasured memories 🙂
September 1 in Damascus:
When we arrived in the Aiport, the first time I did was to text my love ones back home to tell them: “the little girl just arrived in Damascus Int’l Airport” — gulp!
Ate Jeejee then started to call me. I told her, I’m here already!!! My goodness it’s like Ninoy Int’l Airport. Katulad din pala ng Pinas ang Syria. Pero maliit lang ang Airport nila. Luma narin yung facilities nila – unfortunately. I was kinda expecting that the immigration will be a little bit strict — as expected. I immedietly felt the discrimination. I was asked why I was here… haller! and they keep on asking if I’m a filipina. My goodness! As if no one is allowed to go in their country. You know naman the ang tingin nila sa mga pinay abroad… haay! So I said to the guy that I’m with my husband. So I called Abed. So enough of that immigration thing. Nabwibwisit lang ako pag naiisip ko yun eh. hmph!
When we took our baggage already, Abbod said that his family was behind that wall. I told him — wait lang! I’m not yet ready — oh really? ngayon pa eh nandun na kami sa airport… hehe!
“Abbed!!!!” — my goodness! Nagulat ako! As in! Isang batalyon ang sumundo sa amin. Si mama Kawkab ang una kong nakita. She shouted my name “Habibti… (my love) Maryam… Welcome!” – she gave me flower and she kissed me so hard that I thought I lost my cheeks na… hehe! All of the people where looking at us. Iniisip nila siguro — artista ba sya? hehe! Jennelyn just arrived ehem! Kidding aside. All of them started to introduce each one. “HI MARY, I’M RANA…” — “HI MARY, I’M REHAM…” — “HI MARY, I’M AHMAD…” and the rest is history. I will never forget that moment. I feel so welcome… Thank you Oweini Family! 🙂
Mama never left my side when we’re in the airport going to the car. She keeps on kissing me and saying “I MISSED YOU HABIBTI…” — All I can say was THANK YOU SO MUCH!
September 1 @ my In-laws House:
We arrived safely at exactly 430pm at the house. It was so cozy and full of love inside. Mama introduced me to Jeddo – grandfather of Abed (the father of Papa). The parents of Papa was there and the Mama of Mama was there too. We failed to take pictures for all that time since we were a little bit tired and the last thing on my head was drink water… hehe!
After eating lunch (late lunch), we all sat together at the living room. All of them can’t stop kissing me, especially Mama… my goodness! hehe! All she did was to keep on kissing me… hehe!
All my life, I never imagined that I will be eating lunch with others… Others who happened to be my 2nd family. Of course yung food na handa eh kubus and kabab, hehe! I’ll try my best to eat oriental food. hehe!
For now, yun lang muna… more adventures once we go out of the house. Medyo nagtatalo nga yung kapatid ni Abbed kasi gusto nila the next day w/c is today eh pumunta kami sa house nila (Yara’s parents). Eh sabi ni Mama, we’ll take a rest for today and next day nalang daw. Can’t wait to go out and take pictures of all.