It is one of the things we as Emaratys are very fortunate about, is we are settled in our own homes and cities. Seldom did I encounter someone who moved or commuted somewhere else.
To my own sadness, if all the people we know. Joody our best friend is moving to a bigger house far far away from us. "by far far away, I mean 20 mintues away :P" but still, it counts for something.
We will sure miss the days when Joody’s house was our “second home” after Marina Mall. It was the pit stop before we go on with our daily errands and shopping sprees.
We will miss your aroma around us baby girl. And Abu Dhabi is not the same without the noises you used to make in the neighbourhood with you Altima, FJ and now the Mercedes. God we came along way didn’t we?
I still remember the very first day I met Joody at Zayed University. It was our first semester; new faces, new friends, totally new environment.
I went to the café to order my favourite cold drink Kiwi & Strawberry Snapple. There was a very shy girl standing next to me. I asked the sales lady to get me the Snapple, as soon as she turned her back, the girl next to me, jumped over the counter and started playing with the cash machine. She clicked on all the buttons until the cash compartment went open. The sales lady turned her back at the sound of the “kachaaange” and was so furious with me. “Who DID thisss???” she screamed.
I stood so freaking shocked and scared. And the girl coldley said pointing her fingers at me: “ SHE DID IT”.
I was sinking!!! Omg she got to be kidding me, How dare !!!
Later on the day, I sat with my group of friends whom I remember vividly, Mzmz said” Layla, meet our friend from School,,,,,,,, Joody”
I looked at her and murmured to myself “It’s fun being friends with a trouble maker :D”
7 years later and we all became trouble makers by heart. We just hide behind our black garments and shy faces.
Everytime I will pass by next to your old neighborhood this song will let my memories drift away....
واني مارق مريت .. جنب ابواب البيت
بيت اللي كانو سكانوا ..
عابوابه دقيت .. ما في حد لقيت
ردو عليا حيطانوا ..
قالو لي ما نسيت .. قلتلهم حنيت
قلتلهم حنيت يا ويلي .. للضحكات اللي كانو
يا بيتهم مين قال قادر انساهم ..
شو عنت ع البال فرحة ما القاهم ..
من بعد الفرقا .. ما لقيت الملقا
وقلبي من الحرقه يا ويلي .. يبكي ع ماضي زمانه