Oct 24, 2008

The lovely babushka and her beautiful home

It's not everyday that I have the interest (or the courage) to take pictures with a stranger, especially with one of a certain geriatric age. Suddenly this is not true anymore. One day when we walked back from our class (which was situated in the middle of nowhere), we passed by a row of tiny houses painted in eye-popping colours. I was amazed by how careful the residents take care of the garden in front of their compound. Odd enough, the flowers and little shrubs planted during the summer still are not dry yet as it will be autumn very soon.

We came across this old lady who was minding her own business in front of her cute little house. She seems content with her beautifully kept garden. We approached her and asked to take a picture. She was reluctant as initially she didn't understand what we wanted (as our Russian is, let's say.. not very 'local'). At first she thought that we wanted to take the photo of her house, but it turned out that it's her picture that we want! Haha!! But in the end we had BOTH her house and the lovely owner.

Check out my overly enthused expression..Well, it's not everyday that I have the interest/courage to take pictures with a stranger!


From L-R : Azzad, Helmi, Baboushka, ME, Muhanna, Khalid (photo credit: Safwan)

My outfit: Matinique scarf, thrifted trench, Reebok holdall (Sorry it's not a top-to-bottom shot!)

8 comments:

your sister said...

HOHOHO~the "baboushka" looks cute to me!is she wearing hijab or something?
the house looks like a traditional house to me ><
love the picture!

Anonymous said...

wow..tahniah wak...
wak mmg improved kan...
jgn lupe vclip yg kite tgk hr tu...
wek,wek,wek..

naboonies said...

to my sis: yes old ppl are adorable! btw babushka means 'granny' in Russian. She's not wearing hijb. It's just a scarf. Old ppl wear it hear often because they feel cold. That's what my teachers say.

naboonies said...

to anonymous;; thanks wak! improve lah haruss! vclip tu? i xde perasaan pon??

safwan said...

anonymous mmg merosot! haha
makcik nie sngt kool & sempoi
content with her life, she even prayed for our happiness and success!! makcik russia yg sweet

magma3637 said...

lps amik gamba tu, perasan x yg makcik tu nangis (air mate die kuar, x tau la kut2 die sakit mate ke). maybe dieterharu ader gak inastrani yg baik. wakka. maybe die dah lonely lame kut. hehe. bnyk plak speculation. wakka.

naboonies said...

to safwan: yes2!! i forgot to mention that! how could i?

naboonies said...

to magma: yeke x perasan pon die menangis? mandai je ko speculate. haha

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