Family , its what keeps us together . Its like they’ve been hand picked by Allah and gifted down to us to spend beautiful moments with . We’re so lucky we don’t even have to find them , we’re born with them . Through happiness and sadness , joy and grief …. Family sticks together for it is a bond that is so strong it will compel against all odds to avoid incurring separation . So remember Blood makes you Related , but Loyalty makes you Family :)
Breakfast was breathtaking and satisfying after the workout I just had . The table consisted of waay too many amazing dishes to try and I ate to my full . The Moosa family breakfast was like an annual breakfast ! ( I wondered if they ate like this daily or it was a once in a while reunion thing ) The ambiance was also something , all the trip tales , the laughing and joking . It turns out Uncle Ray and his brother were on a business trip and Aunty Farah and her sister in law went for a vacation , but they had planned their trip such so that they could all meet in Dubai and return home together .
When breakfast was almost done Uncle Ray started talking to about my pharmacy career move . ( I was so sure my dad put him up to this ! ) I told how great I was finding Westville and it’s going pretty well .
Uncle Ray : Your all grown up ay … Just the other day you were sitting on my lap telling me all your stories with that purple bear you carried around .
Me : It was a purple monkey I think ( reminiscing over my childhood ) .. I was your favorite child Uncle Ray , I was that well behaved . ( and the flashbacks of Raeesa being a mummy’s girl always crying and Rameez being barely around came flooding in … )
Uncle Ray : Of Course my child … Shh don’t tell my kids .. You still are ( laugh ) ( he was the sweetest person ever , a lot like my dad , in fact him and my dad go waaay back , they were in campus together )
Me : (laugh) Its our secret ( I said nodding my head in a yess , smiling )
Uncle Ray : So tell me Amaani , why did you want to do Pharmacy , you are so capable . Such a bright child … You should have taken up medicine. ( pause ) Its not too late you know , you can swap over , Rameez can even help you with it ? ( he said with such a genuine hearty smile ) ( I see where Raeesa gets all that niceness from ) ..
Me : Uncle Ray , when last have you spoken to my dad ? ( I said laughing because I knew this was not Uncle Ray’s but rather my daddy’s words . )
Uncle Ray : ( now laughing , realizing I already caught onto his plan ) .. Told you your a very sharp girl … I saw him yesterday , he came to meet us at O.R.Tambo ! He was really worried about you dear , but I told him not to worry , I’m here and I’ll keep a look out for you . Seriously my child , if you ever need anything … Don’t ever hesitate to come to me . I’m always here for you ( smile )
This continued for a while and I really felt as if I was talking to my own father . Uncle Ray really did bear a close resemblance to my dad and he was so warm hearted . Soon he had to leave to attend to some work and before I could approach Raeesa as I haven’t had the chance to talk to her yet and brief her about this morning , MeeMaa appeared before me .
MM ( MeeMaa) : Amaanee ? ( saying it in a very questionable tone )
Me : MeeMaa ( saying it in the happiest tone ever , I was glad she recognized me )
The introductions continued along with the reminiscing , also stating the obvious of how much I’ve grown and the usual comment of how I must get married now . ( I’ve really missed her )
I think MeeMaa and I had spoken for almost half an hour when she brought something to my attention which when she said it I found rather funny .
MM : Look at that girl all over my grandson …. Girls like that ! Mothers must put them on a leash ! Salee ! Who she ?
Me : ( Now looking at Rameez and Nazia doing what she always does telling him about his fitness , physique and workout ) … ( laugh ) … That MeeMaa is Nazia , she studies with all of us . ( I didn’t want to say anything bad at this point , it seemed Nazia all over Rameez affected MeeMaa more then it affected me )
MM : Just look at her ! Look ! Look ( MeeMaa forcing me to look at them ) … What that girl is up to ! What she thinks ? The way she’s buttering up my grandson ! Like his a slice of toast ! … Go Amaani ! Go … Keep her away from your Rameez !
Me : ( laughing ) MeeMaaaaaa! ( now feeling shy ) … My Rameez ?
MM: Of course ! Don’t you for once think I kept all my gold gold bangles and diamonds for that girl . When I give my grandson’s wife my family air looms I can tell you from now I will rather take it to my Kabr then give her ! I thought I will keep them so nicely for you but now … I don’t know how long I got to live , and you young young generation of today , your’ll take so long to get married nowadays . Who’ll know what I’ll see and won’t see !
She was the typical Indian grandmother that I loved so much ! And yeah she actually nudged me forward to put a break to Nazia hitting on her grandson . How I loved my MeeMaa .
So while slotting in between the two where MeeMaa pushed me . I greeted .
Rameez : Amaani ! Just in time ( he looked relived for some reason ) … Yeah Naaz I gotta go shower , but hey you can tell Amee all about your gym sessions or fitness or whatever it was you were talking about ! ( and as he slid away , he mouthed a thank you to me )
I just felt like I came to Rameez Moosa’s rescue , who knew even he found it painful to be around Nazia . So I really wasn’t planning a conversation starter with her and tried to walk away but she opened her mouth ! ( just wonderful #sarcasm )
Nazia : Heard your mums hosting this years charity Brunch ! So what’s the charity case ? Wouldn’t be you by any chance ! ( a wicked laugh )
Me : This year ? …. its awareness for countries around the world like Palestine and Syria , our initiative is to aid them . Guess if you’d been more noble and less self absorbed you would have at least known that ! Then again these brunches are just socials events for you , doubt you’d know anything ! ( Oh yeah , I was on a role , but seriously this was a noble cause ,I hated it when she made a trash remark about it ! Self absorbed much ! )
Nazia : Oh Anyways ! F. Y .I , my mum hosted the last years one , so yeah ! ( she was trying to get back at me ) ( I wonder if she even knew the cause to her own mothers charity brunch ? )
Me : So , do you know what the cause was ?
Nazia : Well how am I supposed to remember that ! ( I rest my case ! )
Me : The animal shelter , for stray animals and giving them better homes ! ( maybe that’s where her parents picked her up from ! ) …. My point exactly ! ( see I just wanted to let her know that there are other things in life and some things really was not about her ! )
Nazia : Who cares ? … Do you know I did lark so much work , and my parents were torali impressed ! They even got me a new Merc ! And even increased my allowance ! So ! Yeah ! So whateves ! ( that was too much abbreviations for me to fight with ! )
Me : Well I care , I believe in doing good and charity work , and guess what ? I don’t even take money for it . ( saying these words I left and walked away . I mean seriously helping out at these things to her were just about getting a new car or a raise for more materialistic Louis Vuitton bags or Christian Louboutin shoes ! I found that shallow . Her closeness to Rameez didn’t irritate me as much as my recent discoveries of Nazia did ! )
Eventually I finally got my catch up session with Raeesa who suggested I take a shower . I told her I’d be going home soon with my mum and she said I had hopes . Turns out my mum stayed right until supper to welcome Raeesa’s parents whenever they got back from vacation. I guess I was going to be here a while so I should shower , Raeesa even dolled me up saying I have to look better than Nazia as everyone was going to be here the entire day ! And my sporty get up was just not doing it for Raeesa , so this was extreme makeover lol .
When I got downstairs it was surprising, the table used for breakfast was not laid for lunch . Turns out the Moosa family had each meal on a different table at a different section in the house . Apparently it had something to do with the view at each place at each meal time ! I found this a tad funny , not to mention weird … Which other family did that , tho I admit the view was amazing when I actually realized the scenery at breakfast out looking the house windows . How amazing was the lunch view going to be ?
So I eventually went to join the rest of the family who was now gathering for lunch all showered , crisp clean and smelling good . ( I looked too much of a girl , Raeesa had really really girly clothes so I felt weird , but none the less I looked good ! ) Pink really did bring out my eye’s and the light shades of my hair . Oh yeah ! I looked good ..
I saw Rameez all cleaned up and crisp also . He was dressed well , then again he always dresses well ! Most days he looks like his walked out of Fashion TV and is standing right in front of me for me to look at … ( snap out of it Amaani , what’s gotten into you , you’ve seen this boy more times in soccer kits than actual clothes ! )
So when I flashed back into reality , turns out I was day dreaming so long Rameez had disappeared ! Heyy it was a big house … So I walked around trying to find myself , or trying to find anybody … When I found another kitchen , I guess lunch was being prepared there . I was about to go in to offer if I could help when I noticed the voices . It was Rameez talking to his mum , but WAIT…
Why were they talking about NAZIA and RAMEEZ !!!
P.s : ( Sorry for the late post , I typed this during a family supper so the grammer is going to be an issue . I hope you enjoy it … Heyy R101’ers so Relatable101 is going on a small one and a half week break , we will be back soon :) … I will put up a countdown up to help you know when exactly this break will be over and when Post 44 will be out . Really sorry for my grammer , I haven’t had a chance to edit this post or choose the pictures for it . I will update it as soon as I get the chance . In the mean time I will post a list of blogs you must check out , very good reads :) … Also here are some spoilers you can look forward to
* A DMC between Rameez and Amaani
* Find out that Rameez has another talent other than being extremely good looking , good at soccer and his usual … So what is this extra talent ?
* Find out why Zayd seemed oh so familiar to Amaani
* Well Zara’s coming home so yayy , get insight on married life you R101’ers
* Find out the truth between Amaani’s parents divorce and who’s going to tell her ? …
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