Wednesday, 22 June 2011

CATATAN ABAH - DAY 3 & 4 BOWBURN & DURHAM

* Depan Bowburn Library. Saya tidak pernah meminjam buku disini. Shame on me*



*The famous Durham Cathedral. They refused to get inside, on the religious ground*






Salams,

Here I present what my late Dad wrote on our third and fourth days journey in Europe.

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DAY 3 30/4/09 Khamis


2.30 pagi
Bangun Subuh - solat.


5.30 pagi
Akak masak nasi - makan. Ada ayam yang dimasak oleh kawan Akak. Sambung tidur lagi. (komentar - Abah tidak makan semasa sampai dirumah. Logik lah kelaparan pada pukul 5.30 pagi ini).

11.30 pagi
Makan nasi lagi.

1.30 petang
Solat Zuhur -Asar. Tidur lagi. Hari ini aktiviti tidur sebab keletihan/jetlag.

8.30 malam
Masuk waktu Maghrib. Solat Jema'ah lagi. Makan malam. Tidur lagi.

2.30 pagi
Waktu Subuh (Baca surah Sajadah dan Insan).



DAY 4 1/5/09 JUMAAT

Program tidur lagi. Penat tak hilang lagi.

6.00 pagi
Sarapan pagi

10 pagi
Makan nasi.

12 tengahari
Keluar bertiga jalan kaki dari rumah ke tempat tunggu bas untuk pergi solat Jumaat di bandar Durham. Dekat tempat tunggu bas jumpa kawan akak (Fauzi) dengan anaknya balik sekolah. Dia pelawa naik keretanya. So kita balik semula rumah.

1 petang
Emak dan Akak naik kereta Fauzi, manakala saya naik kereta depan rumah (juga pelajar malaysia) dengan seorang lagi kawan untuk ke Durham solat Jumaat. Sebuah rumah dua tingkat dijadikan surau untuk solat Jumaat. Khutbah dalam bahasa Ingeris dan ada 200+ orang jemaah. Majoriti jemaah orang Pakistan dan timur tengah.

Lepas solat kita jalan kaki ronda bandar Durham. Bangunan lama-lama 2 tingkat. Lalu sebahagian University Durham. Ada sungai - ada cruise lalu bawah ramai orang menyusur sungai.

Melawat gereja bangunan lama seperti di Rome dan masuk laman Castle zaman dahulu, malangnya tak boleh masuk. Then ronda lagi ke shopping complex. Minum teh sebab perut senak. Hujan renyai. Tiada kedai makanan halal disini.

Akak masukkan sebahagian wang yang kami bawa di bank dan tukar ke Euro untuk Euro500.

Pergi stesen bas - canggih. Infrastructure berkomputer. Tambang bayar pada driver juga ada printer (komentar - tiket keluar pada mesin). Sampai rumah Bowburn jam 6 petang.

Jumpa Ustaz Mazlee ajak usrah rumah jiran jam 8 malam, tapi letih sangat.

8 malam
Makan nasi. Aktiviti - tido.


Komentar
This is only a short writing. Notice that the sentences wrote are never full. He noticed things that I wasn't - worse - took for granted. The thing happened that scared me on the 4th day was he suddenly stop walking and sitting, telling us that he wasn't well. That was why we had tea. And curse me, I didn't even know the existence of Kebab Halal shop, as I never explore the other side of the town. Otherwise, we will never visit the tea shop.

Durham was wet on that day, I suspected that he was really cold, that was why he was having a stomachache. My wild guess.

I miss him, so much until it hurts like hell. My dad, my only dad. Please send al-Fatihah to Haji Marwan bin Saliman.







4 comments:

Din said...

Al-Fatihah utk arwah Haji Marwan bin Saliman.

Ko masih di Msia? answer me if you dont mind, if you do, its ok. I know, it still less than a month since he left. Moga Allah tempatkannya bersama orang2 dijanjikan syurgaNya amin.

Salam ingatan.

Phantom blogger said...

Love your father journey's notes.. It's lika a diary, yet it is simple & nostalgic


-sometimes we forgot how fragile they are... hmmmmm

Nur said...

DIN,

Salams,

Thanks Din. Really appreciate it.

Where are u? Are u in Istanbul already?

I'm still in Malaysia, will be back to Uk next month, insyaAllah.

Moga Mawaddah sentiasa berada di dalam keadaan sihat sejahtera.

Nur said...

Huda,

Thanks, I love it too, as he noticed things that beyond my comprehension.

I forgot sometimes that they need to eat several times a day..:)