Saturday, January 16, 2010

A piece of thought

Last month, I've been to the Town Center to pay my bills and  decided  to just walked  around in one of the parks after paying. While walking towards the  fountain, I noticed this Pakistani man, alone and staring blankly at the ground. I wondered  why he's not wearing any cardigan or sweater since it was cold. I approached him and  talked to him with my basic arabic ( good thing that he can speak and understand  the arabic language since most of them speaks Urdu).

He's jobless and been looking for a job for almost 2 months. His visit visa  was about to expire in  a week  duration. He said that he's very hungry and  thirsty. I  accompanied him to the nearest grocery store and bought some food. That's the only thing that I can offer.

one of the parks in Al Ain Town Center

I went home with my thoughts and prayers were with the Pakistani man. A week later, me and my husband came back to take some pictures of the fountains for my Watery Wednesday entry. I saw him again, that time he's smiling and he recognized my face. He approached us and told us that he's already working, he's driving a taxi.

Why am I sharing this? I want to share and inform that life here in UAE can be very difficult. It is not easy to find a job even if you have the right education. It is better to look for a job before coming here.

Am linking this post to The Monochrome Weekend hosted by Aileni (thank you).

Word of the day: rajul or rajal (pl. rijaal) is the arabic word for man . Salaam to all!
A blessed weekend to everyone.


  1. Awww, bless you with your generosity Misalyn.


  2. Praise the Lord for caring and BLESS you Misalyn for being His hands and feet here on earth. Your words of encouragement and the mere fact that you took TIME with that man, has already brought hope. I bet the next time he went out to look/apply for a job, he had his head up and his shoulders back. What an inspiring and encouraging post. This makes me even more determined to learn basic Arabic while here in Khartoum and I thank you (as I have before) for your Word of the Day. Blessings and (((hugs))) Jo

  3. A simple deed for someone in need!!! Love the waterfall! Thanks for popping by my blog!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
    South Africa

  4. A lovely story and an interesting photo, kindness is never misspent. ~ Calico Contemplations

  5. Thanks for visiting my site.
    and I respect your generosity.

  6. we have to struggle and survive. swallow our prode and take advantage of the opportunity that come our way.

    BTW, already have a red cross on my blog for a haiti cause.

  7. The photo was very nice indeed, but your text was better - it put the whole Dubai-incidence in perspective.

  8. my heart goes out to the man. am so happy to know he found a job and hopefully he will never be sad again. stories like this touches my heart because at some point in my life i have experience this too and it's a heartbreaking feeling.

    May God bless your heart. May you continue to help any man in need.

    Thank you for visiting my skywatch photo!

  9. Misalyn, you are right that before moving to another country or city, a person should have his backup plans so that he doesn't fall flat! it's troublesome to find people sitting at roadsides or in subways without a home, thirsty and hungry. new places look exciting but we should remember that always after a full moon night there are 29 nights with thin moon and no moon!! a similar- full of genuineness post was written by me but the end was a little twisted, i offered that old man the nicest food from the sweet shop and he said "NO" .. this is the link,
    love Naqvee

  10. ohh...thumbs up to you's a great to him na...makahilak pud ko sa iyang situation oi....

    mine's here

  11. Hi Lyn,

    Thanks for visiting my Joys in Life blog. Since we are both participating sky watch meme - so i think i think my blog will be the best.

    See ya around again.

  12. Wonderful words and a happy ending.

  13. That's a wonderful story and beautiful photograph. Thanks for telling us about this and I'm so glad he got a job.

  14. The story adds a whole new dimension to this picture, I'm glad there was a happy ending!

  15. You're so kind Sis! A Good Samaritan, you'll always be blessed..

  16. An interesting story to read, Misalyn. Good for you.

  17. The photo of the fountain is beautiful but made better by the story of this man. You have kind heart and a good soul Misalyn, what you did was wonderful. I am so glad you ran into him again so the story could have a happy ending. I do agree with you everyone should plan ahead, he was just lucky but most aren't.

    Hope you are having a great weekend,


  18. You have the attitude that I love, when you find someone hungry, you give them food.
    Yes we can do it in our abundance, but we can also do it because...
    I love this and try to do this when I can...
    The town center and fountain is beautiful also.

  19. Your photo shows such a beautiful and magical spot in a park, so sad to think of someone sitting there, hungry and cold. Salaam to you too.

  20. hi misalyn, what a touching story! ^0^
    if only all people are as generous and thoughtful as you...^0^
    i must say you do have a gentle heart.
    it's inspiring bec. he has this thinking of wanting to "change" for the better, not begging bec. he has nothing to eat but begging bec. he wants a better life. good for him. ^-^

  21. The thing is, you just gave out of your heart! I love this..telling it is delicate but I can tell you must of been sensitive..and look, he got a job! Terrific and something to keep in mind.
    Great photo and post Misalyn-
    (btw)the little girl is my neighbors)..think I'd go bananas with a tike that small!ha..
    thanks for your visit too- I'm relieved the google chrome made that much of a difference! Have a great weekend- blessings,

  22. You're such a nice and kind person,
    Great photo too.

  23. A touching and hopeful story, and a lovely photo to accompany it.
    Congratulations on being selected for the Wall.


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