This night dune trip on 15 Sep 2011 was special for many things. First, we celebrated, we thanked God, for all the good things among us:
- Some of us have received an SMS (probably the most awaited sms) from Hajj Committee for the successful application of Hajj. Meaning that they can Insha Allah go for Hajj pilgrimage this year. Mabrook.
- One of us has “graduated” from Qatar, back to Indonesia, to assume a higher position and comparable remuneration in a similar industry. Hmmm…Again, mabrook.
- One of us has just been promoted. Mabrook
Second, it’s a combined trip among night fishing, dune bashing, and camping. Third, due to graduation of our “Head of District” a handover to new Head of District is required. And this handover was arranged to take place in this trip at our special location: District Office of Rock Island. Rock Island – also unofficial name – is where our unofficial Head of District based for his almost weekly fishing spot.
Don’t be puzzled with all of of terms. Those meant to naturalize Inland Sea areas with Indonesian contexts.
Almost 30 cars participated in this trip, divided into 3 different departures: 5pm for those want to early fishing, 10 pm for majority of participants, and 1 pm for those having night shifts.
Two big Arabic chicken and lamb khabsa plates are our special menu.
Overall it was a trip full of laughters amidst tears to see our friend leaves us. As he emphasized during his departure notes, it was a hard decision, it is friends like us and frequent trips with all its friendship bonds and togetherness that incriminating him. Wish you luck with your new endeavor Bro!