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|Hello from New York|
|05/22/05 at 13:28:34|
I am in New York since last night and will stay for a week then proceed to Canada for two weeks, return back to New York to board my flight back, stop over in the Netherlands for another week and INSHA-ALLAH return to Nairobi on 19/06/05.
I hope everyone is well and doing great.
|05/27/05 at 09:11:59|
What???? You're leaving without visiting the good ole cooountry?? :o Everybody knows the real US starts on the south west border of virginia ;) yeehaaaaaw!!!
|05/27/05 at 10:38:40|
so wish i was in toronto...i woulda shown you around :)
|I wish I were :)|
|05/27/05 at 11:33:01|
|[slm] [quote] so wish i was in toronto...i woulda shown you around :)[/quote]|
correction: I wish I [i]were[/i] ...
hope you don't mind :)
|Hellow from New York|
|05/27/05 at 15:32:20|
It has been an interesting one week in Manhattan. With the meeting I am attending taking a full day but I have had the chance to walk around and see more. I must say that exploring on foot give one the opportunity to experience more than you would in a car, bus or even the subway.
I have been here before in 1999 for two weeks with my sons and it is lots of fun touring, discovering and experiencing with them which I always do but this time round, I am doing alone. Plus the few friends I know here all want me to stay with them and lunch and dinner invitations abounding.
It has been fun.
Tomorrow I am off to Canada, INSHA-ALLAH.
|Eyes rolling and neck doing the attitude dance...|
|05/27/05 at 20:55:07|
|[quote author=Amal link=board=bebzi;num=1116782914;start=0#1 date=05/27/05 at 09:11:59] Everybody knows the real US starts on the south west border of virginia[/quote]|
There are states in the US other than New York?
If so, they're wannabee states!
Awe Halima.. I was hoping you would be driving right pass my town?! So close, but too far.. if you saw my car... you would understand.... ;)
|05/28/05 at 01:32:50|
having been a passenger in the kathy-mobile i can testify ;) it's a very cool car tho... yeah u shoulda definitely come up.. i was in kathy's home town this sat.. and tomorrow (today?) i'll be in NJ which is just across the river from where u are..
|Hello from Toronto, Canada|
|05/29/05 at 23:21:23|
| [slm] Kathy/jannah,|
[quote]Awe Halima.. I was hoping you would be driving right pass my town?! So close, but too far.. if you saw my car... you would understand....[/quote]
Right Kathy .... so close, but too far... especially since I tried very hard to look around for your car when I was passing your neighbourhood! Turning this way and that way tring to imagine which one was it. My neck was aching by the time we cleared your neck of the woods...
[quote]having been a passenger in the kathy-mobile i can testify it's a very cool car tho... yeah u shoulda definitely come up.. i was in kathy's home town this sat.. and tomorrow (today?) i'll be in NJ which is just across the river from where u are.. [/quote]
Thanks, jannah. No wonder I could not recognize the kathy-mobile very cool car. I was looking for an every day kind of ordinary car. And Kathy, remember what you told me about your car......
Insha-Allah, if there will be a next time, may be ..... I will try to find you New York people.
For now, I am in Toronto where, unfortunately, JustOne is not, but there are a great number of people here I know personally plus I hope to see another of this board here, Biidnillah.
|Sr. Kathy's neighborhood|
|05/30/05 at 18:45:31|
Seriously, were you here? I am right off the highway!
Sigh... but I am never home...
Got your package tho! Thanks for the presents! NA NA NA I got presents... and Ali too, he will be stylin' on Eid!!
Speaking of presents.. jannah, you should have seen the look on Ali's face when he opened your present! There was enough candy to last him a year! He finally knows what kids feel like on Halloween!
|05/30/05 at 20:14:25|
mmmm i was gonna get him like an islamic book or something but then i remembered back to those eid dinners when we were little where we would all grab a gift out of a bag.. and the kids that got the books and educational stuff pens papers etc would be like "oh man!!" and the kids that got the toys and candy were all cool and envied;)
|You are so right!|
|05/31/05 at 08:09:30|
|[quote author=jannah link=board=bebzi;num=1116782914;start=0#9 date=05/30/05 at 20:14:25]and the kids that got the books and educational stuff pens papers etc would be like "oh man!!" [/quote]|
I learned this the hard way last year. I got all the kids these really cool looking glittery pencils with the masjid's library's name on it for Eid ul- Fitr. I made sure they were #2 so they could use them in school.
I heard too many 'ohman' and saw disappointed faces! It just killed me! When i found a couple lying around the masjid, I knew it was a lousy idea!
So for Eid-ul-Adha, I made Kaba looking candy bags, put a compass (with a marking of the Quibla) and candy! Kids were diving over each other to get a bag!
|Hello from Lansing, Michigan|
|06/09/05 at 12:18:31|
| [slm] All,|
I arrived here yesterday through Detroit from Toronto, Canada. Visiting my cousins who live here who said I can not go back without passing by. So, here I am in another U.S. State. I fly to New York on Sunday to board my Amsterdam flight that night, INSHA-ALLAH.
My cousin is a Deputy Headmistress at the Greater Lansing Islamic School.
|Have a safe flight Sis...|
|06/09/05 at 13:49:08|
All those states, you should come see the beautiful side, Washington. COme visit me and I'll show you around. Maybe next time if you can't make it this time insha-Allah.
Allah (SWT) bless...
|Hello from Lansing, Michigan|
|06/11/05 at 15:32:26|
|Shukran, Sis Trustworty.|
One day, insha-allah, I will visit Washington area. It is one of the places I would like to see.
I attended yesterdat the graduation ceremony of the eight graders of the Islamic school of greater Lansing since the school was closing for the summer holidays and it was a sight that filled my heart with joy! Five year olds doing a ritual of the hajj, others reciting the Holy Qu'ran, etc. I am glad I had the chance to see children in an Islamic school in U.S.A. ALHAMDU LILLAH.
|Hello from Alkmaar, Holland (The Netherlands)|
|06/16/05 at 08:26:45|
I arrived here on Monday at noon after leaving New York on Sunday night at 11:30 pm. The difference in North American and European summers are great indeed. Where the tempatures where sweltering in Toronto, Lansing and New York, it is cold here by the standard I left behind.
The skies are grey with bits of sunshine, drizzling rain and a cold breeze. This is the second time I am witnessing this having been here with my sons in 2002, 3 weeks in Holland and 3 weeks in London.
Yesterday, I was invited out by sister, her husband and their neighbours a Moroccan couple and their daughter. I was taken for sight seeing in the Hague. Visited the International Tribunal Court in the Hague and its prison. They went on to inform me that here is where Milosovic is jailed! Next was a place where you see the whole of Holland in one place where there is a replication of each town and city but rain spoiled the remainder of the tour! Then followed the beach but all we could do is watch it from an indoor pier because of rain again.
Finally and the best part was a dinner at a Moroccan Restaurant. We were given Moroccan Tea and sea food made the Moroccan way! It was delicious and the ambience of the retaurant was complimented by Moroccan Music in Arabic of course!
All in all, it was a great day. I leave Holland Sunday night for home, Kenya, arriving in Nairobi early Monday morning, INSHA-ALLAH.
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