Sambung balik ye cerita My Kashmir..heee.. tak habis lagi tauuu.. Today was my fifth day in Kashmir April 9,2012.. Arrrgghhh only 2 days left.. Sedihnyaaaa.. Even i was all alone, rasa sedih nak tinggalkan Kashmir. huuu..huu..Today, i kena checked out dari Comrade Inn. nak stayed in the houseboat. Actually i really wanted to stay kat houseboat ni lama. But i think i akan rasa sunyi..Tu yang cancelled for the last nite. Katanya lebih seronok kalau dapat stay lama di houseboat. Tapi ye lah tak kan nak cakap sorang - sorang kann..
They were my driver, Muhamad Ayub and Shikara man, alaa lupa nama dia.
While heading to the houseboat, cuci mata kat sini..Tomorrow i plan nak skihara ride.
Ni lah my houseboat..Bostan Gulistan.
Ada courtyard and at the back there was the owner's house.
The Dal Lake view from the houseboat's deck.
Bridge ni menghubungkan the whole houseboats which belong to Bostan Gulistan.. Banyak...
Yang best nya my houseboat kat tepi tu ada courtyard.. Best sangat. At this moment was at 11.00AM. A lots of sun. very sunny. But it was pleasant. And i was introduced to Mr Akhbar, owner of the Bostan Gulistan by Mr Fahad.
While waiting the house keeping made my room, tea was served to me and Mr Fahad..We drank while the tea still hot..Gosshhhh sedapnya.. minum chai with biscuit. Biscuit memang tak tinggal...
Nampaklah pulak mamat jual bunga.. Mr Fahad reminded me not to buy the seed..I also didnt think i nak beli.. Just looked at the flower. Hope bunga favorite i ada.. Lily.. eemmm..tak ada lahhh..
Mamat jual bunga tu kan, lepas tanya2 dengan i he went back to his boat, then came back to me and brought some little flowers and gave to me.. Heee.. comeeee...I pun amik lahhh..Then verangannn..After about 45 minutes of waiting, i pun masuk ke dalam houseboat dan temgok which room i wanted to stay.
Settle... i took first room. Belum balik pun bags i dah banyak cam ni. Sure excess baggage lah niii..
I love this houseboat. Esp bed. I suka if hotel guna white for bedspread. once dah settled, and satisfied, we needed to move.. Nak pegi factory uncle's Mr Fahad.
Sempat lagi verangan... heee..
dan lagi..So fresh and calm..sambil pandang - pandang lake tu..Macam merenung masa depan..
We went to here. I wanted to buy something.. Uncle Mr Fahad ni ada big business dalam furniture, dan lain - lain barang lahh..Product of Kashmir. Macam shawls, paper marcier, carpet, macam - macam lahh..
Ini dia.. Paper Marcier. Famous in Kashmir..Ada lah beli sikit..Tupp..tuppp..tiba kat Malaysia, i missed some of the things.. Alaaaa...Sayang bettull..
Masa nak keluar balik, i saw the old fort dari this factory.. I noticed that old fort ni u can see from every angle of Srinagar.. Heee.. Amazing.. ..Anyway, spent about 1 hour kat sini, then we went to Mr Fahad's grandfather's house.
Once entering, i felt so surprised ..Wow!!! What a big house. Mansion gitu. So big. I believe they are rich people. Like bungalow on its own land. Big compound, and also many houses next to each others. Ada yang under construction lagi.. All the family members were living in one compound. Except Mr.Fahad's family..I myself really love to see this house.. Different from Malaysia lah of coz.
I was soooo damn happy meeting his family..Here i met his grandfather, aunties, cousin, and his uncle. Uncle Mr Fahad ni just arrived dari Malaysia.. Heee. Funny i rasa. I met Kashmiri who's staying in Malaysia and talked Melayu dengan i.. Heeee....Ada business di Malaysia since many many years ago.. Maybe since 2 decades cam tu.. Kashmir House (carpet house ) itu milik this family. 2 or 3 pcs carpets kat rumah i, i bought there.
I met his grandfather.. Very old man. So happy to meet him. He told me a bit about his stay in Malaysia..Dulu - dulu lahh..Duduk kat Jalan TAR..Sambil sembang, his aunties prepared tea for us.. YA ALLAH..bestnya panas - panas.. Thennnn.. biscuits. Lama - lama i love to eat the biscuits..Lepas minum Mr Fahad ajak i round his grandfather's orchard..
Apple orchard youuuu..So wide.. soooooo wide..Saujana mata memandang..Macam commercial punya orchard gitu.. I wish masa apples ni berbuah i ada kat sini...Heee..so i could pluck the apples.. YA ALLAHHH..Macam best nyaaa.. Mr Fahad loves durian and have a dream nak kutip durian, then me nak pluck the apples..heee. We sould change the orchard.
with his cousin, Madihah.. She's so lovely.. So cute. So soft..
While walking here, Mr Fahad and Madihah told me about their childhood times. They liked to play at this orchard. Running here and there. Sometimes they had their lunch here. Best gak kan.. Duduk dalam kebun cam ni...Bersih.. The orchard so beautiful..Mr Fahad also had one plan on this orchard.. We wait and see... Dua'a for him..
I sendiri very hard to guess what's the name of this trees.. Mr Fahad told me already.. But i forgot lahh..
I also forgot. Pokok apa ni..
Suka sangat dengan bangsal nii.. Pokok yang i berdiri ni pokok fig..
If i m not mistaken this was walnut tree. Almost 50 years old. At the back of the biggg house. (nanti tanya Mr Fahad balik, if it is wrong, i will edit back...Heeee..)
Ini pulak cherry orchard kot.. Forgot againnn..
Ini Almond blossom.. ada gak kat situ.. Seribu satu jenis pokok buah.. Macam - macam ada.. Kira kalau kita di Malaysia, ada pokok durian, langsat, manggis, macma tu lah.. But the best thing, this period, all the trees berbunga.. Nanti summer depa petik buahh.. Best kann..Dah habis serata kebun kami redah, his uncle searched for us and asked us to have our lunch.. YA ALLAHHHH.. i had my lunch here...MASYALLAHH.. My rezeki..Merasa masakan rumah..Jom tengok apa i makan..
i love this. Since kat hotel lagi i love this kinda dish. Macam ricotta cheese then masak curry. But curry depa ni not as thick as Indian or Mamak punya curry tau.. Sedappp.. Tak bau rempah. Patutnya kan i amik recipe kann. Tapi i ni bukan Chef CiJu.. heee.. I tau makan je..
Ni macam curry gak lahh.. Ada ayam and mutton..SEDAPPPPP..
Ini kinda sayur depa.. Tapi i tak berapa nak boleh makan. A bit bitter. Tapi i tak kesah sangat. Cuma i tak tahan. Too salty. Depa told me that memang this dish a bit salty.. They need that..Emmm...okk..
Ini pun masin. And i just love that 2 dishes.. but anyway i was so blessed i could taste Kashmiri cuisine. Home made lagi..After some times, we needed to say good bye.
Sempat lagi bergambar.. The 2 aunties who prepared the nice dishes. Dengan his grandfather, his cousin Madihah and his uncle, Mr Ibrahim. Ni yang duduk Malaysia ni..
Nampak tak jam kat dinding tu.. Pukul 2.30PM. Means Malaysia was about at 5.00PM. Tetiba lak teirngat kann..hee. Right after we took our pictures, time to say good bye,, They said, please come againn..INSYALLAHHH. i will in future.. They were so kind to me.. Their kindness and hospitality really made me feel like i was in my own family.. Some more, before i came to Kashmir, Mr Fahad dah sembang banyak pasal i.. Heee..Sebelum naik ke kereta, his aunties accompanied me to see some of the flower in their garden.
Ini Magnolia?? tak hengattt..
Ini of coz Mustard.
Lepas dari sini we went to the town. Nak shopping sikit. But the weather was not so good. Cloudy and rainy.. ALHAMDULILAH since the day i arrived, hari ini baru hujan..Wished sangat tomorrow tak hujan. Plan nak ke Wular Lake and Madrasah. Tapi hari ni nak shopping dulu.. Ok.. ada lagi tau N3 pasal Kashmir niii..
Anyway.. ini jawapan dari teka teki lalu.. Hanya sorang je yang betul semua. Tapi i rasa he had many experiences exploring negara India, Pakistan kot. Sebab bunga pun dia tau.. heee..YANG BERJAYA MENEKA.....K. N i z a m . Jawapan nya adalah 1. ALMOND 2. WALNUT 3. SAFFRONE 4. TEA/CHAI
Tahniahh.. Alaaaa...tadak hadiah lahh..saja suka2 k..
Tahniahh.. Alaaaa...tadak hadiah lahh..saja suka2 k..
Volume 2, Book 23, Number 330 :
Narrated by 'Abdullah
Allah's Apostle said, "Anyone who dies worshipping others along with Allah will definitely enter the Fire." I said, "Anyone who dies worshipping none along with Allah will definitely enter Paradise."