Thursday, April 27, 2006

The camels are weeping...


April 25 (Reuters) - Bombers struck Egypt's Red Sea resort of Dahab on Monday, killing at least 23 people, including three foreigners, in three nearly simultaneous explosions.


"Im fine...anyway Im in Cairo..quite a distance from the resort." she replied nonchalantly from the other end of the line. Sophie, a long time ally :)is one of those who like to disappear without a trace. She called 3 mths ago to announce in a low key manner that she has decided to relocate to Egypt with her boyfriend. Not that i care. Anyway, i thought it was rather abrupt ..so unlike her. I know she favors Europe all this while..strange decision.Is she running from something?
"Listen Sophie..what car rental, cybercafe...and looking for workers..I do not understand your email..."
"It's very simple..anyone who wants to start a business here..contact me ok? anyway..it's expensive to talk..i have to hang up now..ciao!"
Modern single women are very bold nowadays..i salute the sisters but at the same time, I fear for their well-being.
In Dubai...I have met many young ladies from China and Philippines..came here on their own accord...leaving their loved ones at home..to seek a better future. Mostly on social passes...with limited finances...started hunting for all sort of jobs..door to door...etc Some even landed in the skin trade. And with all these bombings..life is so perilous.
Sophie..i wonder whether in the still of the night..far away from home..alone.. u ever shed a tear? If u have a friend like her...what will u do?

20 Comments:

Blogger laila said...

hmmm, I think relocating for work or a better future is very common these days even for women. Especially if she is starting a future with someone (her boyfriend in this case), then she has more stability. I have been living abroad for 5 years and it's the best thing that happened to me. yes you feel nostalgic and yes you feel lonely, but definitely you become a better person because of it.
i dont understand why you are worried though, i think i'm missing something :)

12:09 AM

 
Blogger junebee said...

Well, you can let her know that you're concerned, but that's about all since she's an adult and will do what she wants regardless of what people say.

If you're close to anyone else in her family (like her sister or mother or cousin) you can discuss it with them. Unless she doesn't want her family to know where she is.

5:00 AM

 
Blogger Balushi said...

well if its not bombs than its bird flu that will kil us, if its not birdflu than Its one of those drivers on sheikh zayed rd.


we can't prevent death, so lets enjoy as much as we can!

If you have the chanceofdoing sex tonite than don't wait till tomorrow.... becoz we never know what will happens.

11:51 AM

 
Blogger MD said...

i have one such friend who does something similar. i worry about her but then i know that she can take care of urself. everybody likes to know that they know what they're doing. sometimes it's best to leave them to it...or else they might feel suffocated.

but...it is a brave thing to do.

12:19 AM

 
Blogger MD said...

*herself.

12:20 AM

 
Blogger April said...

wow, i was planning to make cairo a stop on my big trip next year. i was a little worried about bombings, but talked myself out of the fear. now, it's back again. i always wanted to go to egypt. hopefully things will be better soon...

6:20 AM

 
Blogger Ruben said...

well written post.

2:26 PM

 
Blogger April said...

i'm adding you to my list of recommended blogs if that's okay with you...

5:29 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

laila, junebee...i share your view completely..just to let out a bit..sophie is quite a seasoned traveller..she was also a beautiful air stewardess once...seen the world..but she's restless :( and she has legally broken off with every single members of her family...it's difficult to take side but i respect her decision.
balushi..why don't u see a doctor or anything..lol
MD...u r rite..let her choose her own path..and wish her all the bests in life:)
april..thanks for dropping by..i really love your interesting blog..i too will love to visit Egypt somedays..soon. Yes, I am honoured to be rollblogged..in fact I am still working on my rollblog list...will definitely incl yours too :)
ruben...must tell u a definite truth..i enjoy your blog..every post is a delight...bring much laughter into my life:)

7:10 PM

 
Blogger Ghassan said...

I think Sophie is great!
(and I believe Egypt is wonderful to live in... would she need an assistant??)

8:58 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

ghassan...she needs a flat out feline..lol

5:36 AM

 
Blogger Cergie said...

What a wonderful picture ! And so peaceful.

9:40 AM

 
Blogger Tainted Female said...

Got a friend who ran away to Egypt. Want to murder her. But I love her too much to do so.

ROAR. Thanks for the reminder; I'll call her tonight and torture her a little about it. LOL

5:21 PM

 
Blogger Godknows said...

I think Sophie is Great. Wish I can visit Egypt

2:20 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

cergie..i love France too..Paris and Nice..hope to return soo :)
Your royal highness..u should be in Eqypt...they need a queen:)
godknows...i hope to visit soon..

4:46 PM

 
Blogger Brew808 said...

Hello Laila. Where you a tewardess in PAL in the 80's? Did you ahve a friend Dominic? I am looking for a Leila who used to work in PAL. Please respond. Thanks.

Robert

11:45 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

halo Robert,

this post is so way back..why dont u give me the details and your story...i will help u put it up in the next post...sounds interesting.."Looking for Laila" So please get back to me..thanks

4:54 AM

 
Anonymous Brew808 said...

Hi thanks for your response. Actually just looking for this person to see how she's doing. Is she married, single, divorced, etc. Just trying to hook up with old friends. And reminisce the good ole days. Sorry if it's in the 80's but it was the year...and the best generation of us guys too...lol...Anyway thanks. Where are you from in the P.I. ?

12:12 AM

 
Blogger Brew808 said...

Hello once again. Hope your well and happy. Do you fly to the U.S. I read in your last post that you flew to Jakarta? I used to frequent at least 2x a year to visit my sister and her husband where her hubby worked for a beer company as an ex pat. I love it especially North of Jakarta going to Dunia Safari where you can find the Tea plantations so calm, peaceful,...but sad to say, I haven't been to Bali...one day I will :( What airline carrier do you fly for? Singapore airlines? Oh well, gotta get back to work, at least it's a Friday here...So take care and be safe. :)

Quote" The Happiness of your life, depends on the Quality of your thoughts"

8:32 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

brew808,

that's a good theme for your coming blog. Can I suggest that u leave comments on my latest posting? :) Now...we are like caught in a time warp...still in Egypt...lol
Hope to view your blog soon...

5:32 AM

 

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