Packing Can be Fun

Although packing can be very stressful physically and emotionally; but if done slowly and properly, it can be a lot of fun.

Packing each collected memoir takes you into different worlds; each back to a specific time somewhere in the back of your head, each with its own taste of sentimental feelings and pleasures. At times the whole image just rolls in front of your mind’s eye like a movie. I even surprised myself, on how many things I have gathered through the years; Pictures, T-shirts, medallions, letters, books that were promised to be read times back and ended up dusty on the shelves. Poetry from people around written to me (or at least that’s what they claimed :p), trophies, mugs. Although I have only lived in this place for the last five years!!

And at times it can get very emotional when a cutie like my Katkooti begs me to pack her up with the stuff 😦

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Packing does not mean that you have to physically stress yourself, you can have plenty of fun time, when you take a break; have a KitKat :p, close friends gather around you and keep your company, and sometimes share a meal or two in between packing. And what could be more fun than taking a whole day off and going fishing with friends if not for the joy of catching a fish? dsc02133.jpg

Yes I cough that Sbai6i 😀

And on my way back home

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يا حلوهم يا حلوهم …شوفو شوفو يا حلوهم
Kuwait is paradise if it wasn’t for the beardos (Sigh).

On a related note:
Yesterday, I was talking to my dad about some of my old collectables. He excused himself and went to his room and got these two documents (shown hereafter), and a book of fortune telling written in Farsi language, of which the author (forgot his name, I gave it to a friend to make a copy) passed away 500 years ago. And unlike fortune telling of Hafiz which is done in rhyming verses, this book uses numbers, most probably astrological numbers. It’s not that I believe in such stuff, but practicing it is a lot of fun, especially when the girls and me gather. But first I have to read the book.

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A draft cheque issued in 14 March, 1943 from the first banking institute in Kuwait. Notice the cheque used belongs to the Imperial Bank of Iran, where the name is scratched and LLOYDS bank stamped. My dad says they were the same with different names.

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A letter given to a Kuwaiti citizen by the Emir of Kuwait Ahmad Aljaber Alsabah, for traveling purposes, when there were no passports back then.

Final note: This post was inspired by intlxpatr, thanks sweetie :*

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. intlxpatr
    Apr 22, 2007 @ 07:41:15

    You DO sound like you are having fun! (she says in shocked surprise!) You sound energized and inspired by the packing process!

    Like you, I do a lot of the packing myself. Sometimes, when I am excited about the move, it is not so bad. Most of the time, I feel burdened, and sad. I am leaving behind a life I have loved. I grieve over those books left unread, all my hopes left undone, and I scourge myself for my laziness and lack of action.

    Once I get to the new location, I am energized as I face building a whole new packet of survival skills.

    I am delighted to know that there is another way, and that you are so happy in your packing!

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  2. jewaira
    Apr 22, 2007 @ 08:55:00

    Fascinating the two documents especially the travel permit!
    Poor kitty really wants to go too!

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  3. soud13
    Apr 22, 2007 @ 16:28:33

    أتفق وياك ياحلـــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــوهم 😉

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  4. NewMe
    Apr 22, 2007 @ 20:15:24

    أطيب الأمنيات برحلة موفقة
    وأوقات حافلة بكل ما تحبين
    دومي بحب
    تحياتي

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  5. iDip
    Apr 23, 2007 @ 00:35:08

    Good luck Dear 🙂

    regarding the cheque… if I’m not mistaken BKME is the successor of the Imperial Bank of Iran, along with Al-Ahli Al-Mutta7id (in London).

    and the travel permit you showed was a passport back then.. I’ll post something similar very soon. Thanks for “reminding” me.

    P.S.
    I see Malaga (AGP) sigh!

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  6. kila_ma6goog
    Apr 23, 2007 @ 14:37:19

    i am too hungry to comment

    i need a ki6 ka6

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  7. AyyA
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 11:17:39

    Int
    I lived in this place the best years of my life and got attached to it. It really hurts to see it growing empty by the day. But I try to look at life as an experience and good memories. That’s why I push any sad feelings aside. These feelings bring negative energies that I don’t really need in these few days with my loved ones. I’d rather be vibrant, because these are the days that stick to our minds for years to come.

    Lady J
    والله اهيه اللي معوره قلبي
    I know others will be taken care of, but I’m not too sure about her 😦

    Soud
    😉

    NM
    Thanks friend for the positive vibration you spread around every time you pass by. I really need that :*

    iDip
    Thanks dear
    I’m glad I reminded you of that document. I think these are some valuables that we all should be publishing. I’m sure many households in Kuwait carry similar items to these.

    KM
    If it wasn’t for your Nick up there, and at Big Z’s, I would have sworn that it’s Purgy commenting :p
    What is it with you and food?
    شنو؟ اهل الصين يوعوك؟

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  8. AyyA
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 14:51:31

    Ah iDip, and you are right about the BKME and the Ahli-United

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  9. kila_ma6goog
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 14:26:13

    والله مو عن شي بس انا صاير آكل وجبة وحدة باليوم

    فقبل لا اكل الوجبة أحس مخي مسوي بلوك و مو قادر أفكر كل تفكيري بشنو آكل, بيدزا , همبورجه, شورما, سمبوسه

    عموما انا الحين أوكي

    ليش مغطية الأسامي؟ ليلحين ما سدد القرض؟

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  10. Yes Q8
    Apr 27, 2007 @ 05:28:01

    Who r the chicas?! HOT! 🙂

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  11. AyyA
    Apr 28, 2007 @ 11:24:15

    KM
    He’s still waiting for Shaikh Salem’s Ikramiyah :p
    Wi ba3dain; I advice you to distribute the same portion of food you have once a day to several smaller ones throughout the day, it’s not good to have only one meal per day, you know. And for a celebrity like you, you need to have your mind present all the time. what will happen if someone from the media surprised you while you are hungry and can’t think?

    YesQ8
    They are not chicas; they are a chico and a chica, and yes; they’re both hot :p

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  12. The Expert
    Apr 28, 2007 @ 21:08:47

    As you said, packing each collected memoir takes you into different worlds ….

    AyyA ;

    “Through all eternity to thee
    A joyful song I’ll raise,
    For oh! Eternity is too short
    To utter all thy praise.”

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  13. عتيج الصوف
    May 16, 2007 @ 07:49:31

    هذا مو جنه القطو..طرزان اللي ضايع ؟
    آية..ترى الناس يبون العتوي مالهم

    خووووووووووووووووووووووووووووووش سبيطي

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  14. AyyA
    May 16, 2007 @ 19:16:36

    Tarzan? Are you serious?
    This is Katkoot. She is a very well mannered young lady (she’s almost two years). Very lovely and friendly. She is not very much demanding and very open with her affections. And mind you; she’s extremely clean. And she rarely miyaws. Oh, I miss her so much.
    قال عتوي قال
    :p

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