Tuesday, April 05, 2005

I Got Engaged

It has been long since I last talked about 6abakh (the Bengali servant at work-farrash). I cannot resist telling this story.

He just came to me with a plastic folder that had his son’s pictures printed in color on an A4 paper with different sizes. He showed it to me and told me that his son is 18 years old. He is planning to get him a visa to bring him to Kuwait. He was very happy and proud with his son’s pictures and told me that he will hang one in his bedroom (so sweet) and the other he will send back to Bangladesh (so sad). (for a moment I thought that I was going to get my copy too).

6abakh told me that he would let me and my colleague meet his son once he arrives to Kuwait. I showed him that I was looking forward to it. So as soon as he put the picture back in the folder he asked: “enta laish mako zawwaj?” meaning: “Why aren’t you married?” (so typical)
I told him that I did not want to and that there were no good men (so self-defensive). He said: “wa7id, marrah dakhal dinya, ba3dain khalas” meaning: “We only live once, life is too short, enjoy it as much as you can” (so fatherly).

So, should I consider that 18 year old Bengali? (so pathetic)

Which dress should I choose? I need feedback please!


غسان said...

Wear conservative outfit you do not want to scare the boy.
Menich almal w al3ayal;)

مبتدئ said...

aslan hahti il habba ilyedeeda.. bangalia .. wainch intai

Bil mbarak Flamingoliya

Ra-1 said...

hahha :)

Hopeless Poet said...

Mabroook :D
Tell me, does your future fiance have a sister for me? :P

Ms.Baker said...

Do it only if you will get 10 cows and a horse plus a washer and dryer! Or would you have to give HIM the washer and dryer? ;)

(sorry for my political incorrectness)


You must be kidding! I'm sure there are platoons of Hamoods and Aboods who'd love to marry you (and perhaps later cheat on you)!

*What is it that is lacking in you that you hope to find in the opposite gender in marriage?

Tattas said...

Our maid always asks me about the same thing :
Fatami ! intah meta ysawe zawaj !
Intay wayed heloo .. galb mal inta wajed zain ..Ya rab yakheth ameer .. wajid ako floos ..
Ana yabe yshoof intay aroos gabel la ysafer

Shar el balleya ma yuth7ek ! 9erna mas'7arah jeddamhum !

Flamy 7aram 3aliach .. ma legaitay ella Bangali.. Hendi enzain .. ahwan shway !

Bas wallah interesting post

Purgatory said...

You are too young, wait.

Jewaira said...

I like ur 6abbakh stories. Do keep us updated on a regular basis!

And the 18yr old Bengali? Why not? He's young enough so that you can get alot of use out of him in the years to come.

Flamingoliya said...

LOL ok :p
minni el mal? NOWAY! hehehe

hahahaha allah yebarik feek.. yeah i like following la mode :P

Ra-1 :)
OK so which dress should i choose? :P

Flamingoliya said...

allah yebarik feek! :D
he sure does! 6abakh has one daughter and one son.
i forgot to mention the daughter in the post, you know how i keep
forgetting when i'm over whelmed with happiness :P
do you think we can share poems with them?

LOL THAT'S FOR SURE. i won't accept any less mahar than that.

your first phrase said it all :p
as for the second, do i have to lack anything?
if that is so, then i lack A MAN!

Flamingoliya said...

LOOOOL! same here. as if it is fashla and abnormal that we're not married yet. and that was the purpose of this post.
6i7t eb chabd el 6abbakh o yabi emasheeni :P
bas your maid is so funny, ameer ba3ad LOL
as for a hindi, if you can get me Hrithik i wouldn't mind ;D

is that why you rejected me at Sheba's? :~(


Dear Jewaira
hahahaha ok this is really encouraging. i got your blessings. and yes i like younger men, dunno why? "i'm a Peter pan at heart" as Micheal Jackson says :P

Flamingoliya said...

6abakh just came and urged me again to get married.
he says that living alone is not good. living with my own family would be better.
"wa7id mo zain, lazim sawa sawa"

Armani.Lab said...

ya7leela hal 6aba5..I don't know why do I always feel that the indians r more loyal than us..n when they r in love..they r deeply in it...I hope am not that "influenced" by the indian movies i watch every now & then =p

Flamingoliya said...

yes they are! not just in the movies. they are loyal to their wives, kids, and the whole family. i've seen it with my own eyes.

i've been invited once to a wedding anniversary party for a couple brought from india just to celebrate it with their family in kuwait. you know how old they were? they were older than my grand parents! mashalla. they celebrated, danced, cut the cake together and fed each other. i almost cried walla. they looked adorable. especially when that old lady was beautifully dressed in their traditional clothes.

Tattas said...

Flamy .. Ameer in their language means rayyal sale7 o meqteder in ours ;D

Regarding Hrithik .. If I could reach him , I would keep him for myself ya3ni low tmooteen ma a36eech eyah ;)

Flamingoliya said...

Tattas, hehehe ham zain! :)

get Hrithik awwal, then eseer khair *wicked smile*

Jelly Belly said...

Flamingoliya I would go with the second dress...after all red is the traditional wedding dress...o ba3dain "a7mar ma ye`3arez" ;)
when is the big day?
I want to do my infamous hindi dance (imagine hindi films dancing in the rain and rolling over a hill) LOL

and about the marriage question...I guess we all have to suffer from that question...LOL

Flamingoliya said...

Jelly belly
hahaha a7la shay when they roll over the hill. under the rain ba3ad? rain is the most romantic atmosphere for me ;) can't wait to see your indian dance LOL. i loved the red color too.

the problem with the question is that it's not just a question, it's a pitiful one in their eyes! glad to see you here dear, and welcome :)

Purgatory said...

Bashroosya, because I have better options at this moment :)

Bloo said...

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mydream said...

Flaam : @@ tawich esghera wainech :P

Flamingoliya said...

Purg, ok

Vintage, chinna moo 3ajbich? :P

Mydream, maykhalif ajarrib :p

Kaleidoscope said...


Do you "want" or "need" a man? There's a huge difference! Just don't get desperate!

Bloo said...

flamingoleya.. u should look up my 10 must have's in a man.. and i assure you he doesn't even have one of them.
but then again, he didnt propose to me.. so what i say is (..)
defined as : no comment but i read it and have conflicting thoughts.

Flamingoliya said...

Analytically Adversed
welcome and thank you for commenting :)
don't worry dear, I'm not that desperate :)

none of them? wow! no need for proposal then!
about my post, It's just thoughts, nothing serious :)