"haah.. tak larat. Masak pun belum."
"Tak payah masak lah. Makan roti je... ni.. Joe ajak pergi Bahrain esok. Nak pergi tak?"
"Esok? Bukan hari ni ke? Tak bermalam ke?"
As usual, the question was followed by bunch of other questions (a typical me!).
"Taklah.. pergi balik hari je."
I continued sleeping for a little while. Actually, my head was spinning when I answered the phone abruptedly. So, I had to rest to let my head went to normal again (alasan nak tido je tu sebenarnya...).
We went for groceries after Maghrib prayer as Abang asked me to prepare some food for the trip next day. I decided to make sandwiches. We rushed home. I was thinking to get the sandwich done that evening and put them in the fridge but I was too tired and my head spinned. I went to bed quite early that night.
The next morning, I woke up (not that early though), got myself ready and prepared the sandwiches. We left home at 7am and met Joe and Liza about half an hour later at Kh0naini Gas Station. We continued our journey with Joe leading us up to Bahrain (Joe seems so familiar with the way). Abang never been there. There's no way he could lead the way unless he has gps navigator or g00gle earth with him.
Our first stop was water park. I'm not sure if the name is water park but surely, there was a green park close to the sea :). The weather was so hot and humid. We're sweating all over but still, we're hungry. We took out our pack food - Liza brought her famous meehoon siam and karipap (yummy!). I ended up eating Liza's meehoon and forgot about my sandwiches. The kids were hungry too. We enjoyed the food but not the weather. I guess, if we were to come again, we would prefer to come during fall or spring.
Our next destination was a mall - Manama Mall? Was it Manama or Marina? or something else. I really can't remember. But, it was just a small mall. We moved on to another mall. A slightly bigger but nothing much there. I don't remember the name neither. What a lousy memory!
But I remember the name of the final mall since Joe did specifically mention the name to Abang - Seef Mall. Much much bigger and more choices - a bit like Dh@hran Mall in Khob@r. But of course, it was already late afternoon. Everyone was tired. We didn't get to see much. Furthermore, the prices of items there was not that cheap though they had discounts at many outlets. Well, the price tags shown BD7, BD12 or BD24 but we had to times it to 10 as B@hrain Dinar is 10 times higher than S@udi Riyal. A pair of shoes for Shahmey was BD7 (SR70!). I guess it was expensive. I could get a good pair with only SR30-40, I guess.
Heheee.. ummi kedekutttt.... For me, why would we spend so much on something that we can get with a lower price right? I just bought hair accecories my my 2 daughters. They had sale for Cl@ires product (around BD1=SR10 each). Boleh la kan..
Our family of course at the water park
The day was getting dark. We headed home. We stucked at the causeway for almost an hour as many cars were queing to go back to S@udi (ramai rupanya S@udi datang
merendek shopping di Bahrain).
Overall, I would say, it's a great experience to go to Bahrain (oversea la kiranya hehee) but if we would have some more knowledge about Bahrain, it would be much more exciting. Went to the mall was not our main intention to go to Bahrain actually but since there's no other place to go, mall is the best place to be ;).
One more thing, that was my first time seeing a note (Bahrain currency with a 1/2 printed on it - 1/2 Dinar). That's what happen I guess when the country's currency is so huge.
My weekend wasn't that bad huh! I sacrificed 1 day and yet I got another day full with a memorable event :).