My late grandmother often cautioned us about what we say or do prior to trip to the Holy Land. According to her, many times the opposite would happen.
When I was budgeting our expenses, I said to myself, this Umrah trip would be one trip where I wasn’t going to shop...heh...heh. Macamlah tak tau perangai diri sendiri kan, shopping tu dah macam second nature. So obviously when I said “no shopping”, it went without saying that the two words did not take much effect.
That morning after our ziarah, Mom gave the green light to go do some shopping. She said we would not have much time to gallavant the shops in Madinah. So whatever we needed to get, we'd better get them right away. Not that I needed her approval, but with her blessings, both Farah and I felt as if we were on cloud nine.
This posting is a short one as I’m going to let the pictures tell the story of Mom & Daughter in action.
The Bodyshop outlet
An operator, about to open business for the day
Farah infront of the bin Dawood outlet
Check out what's in the plastic bags :)
Cotton heaven....had a tough time choosing the ones we liked because we liked ALL of them.
All smiles...coz mission accomplished