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2010, January 21, Sunday
A Letter not opened yet by an Expatriate
Dear Father & mother : Today I am completed 5 years in the Gulf. I am
decided to come at home next month. Within this 5 years, I have zero
balance apart from clear out my visa expenses and availed one vacation
before. Upon this vacation, I don't like to return Gulf. I have sound health
to do any manual job at home country.
Let me know your suggestion, Yours loving YYYYY.
Dear YYYYY, father writing : Received your letter and very happy to
know about your vacation. Rest will continue your mother. Dear son, Do you
know about the condition of our house? Rainy season, Nobody can to stay
inside the house. Repair and maintenance is very expensive with this old
wooden items, All are suggesting to prefer a concrete house. Without home,
do you know, there is no alternative. If you decided to stop Gulf, can you
do this with your limited income?. I am just reminding this, you can
decide what you like.
Yours loving mother.
Dear Mother, Now I am completed 10 years at this desert. I like to come
home next month. Within these period, we rebuilt our house, and I completed
all the related loans. Now I am planning to settle home and expecting
to meet our day to day expenses by Taxi driving. I already fed up with
this desert life. I wants to live with my kids. Let me know your
suggestions. Yours loving YYYYY.
Dear YYYYY, Received your letter which is very regrettable when I read. My
son started to suffer for us at his childhood. But one more thing I
reminding you. Your sister Zainaba is aged more than 20. Did you have any
arrangement or plan to get her marry. I have only one ambition, that is to
die after her marriage. Dont feel bad, I am not passing any burden to you,
you can decide yourself. Yours loving Mother
Dear Mother and Zuhara (wife), Now I am completed 14 years at this January.
I fed up with this Gulf life. I can not continue more here. I am deciding to
cancel my Visa. Within the last four years, we could arrange the marriage of
Zainaba, which was done well with the help of Allah higher than our
expectation, and paid out all expenses related to her marriage.
Also settled my other loans too. Now I am deciding to settle at home and
start any job like light driving or similar. I can not do any heavy work,
because I have abnormal BP and Sugar. If I continue here, I am forced to pay
all my salary for medical expenses, so it is better to continue any Unani
treatement at home. Yours YYYYY.
Dear YYYYY, I shed much tears after reading your letter. Anyhow, my
son, you dont go back to Gulf any more. But Zuhra (wife) wants to write
something. Dear my sweet, after our marriage, I am not requested anything
from you, but now I am forced to ask something. After marriage of your
brother ZZZ, your mother is totally against me. Now your mother is
depeding his wife for everything. Also I heard, your mother is planning to
give this house to your brother. If any dispute arises, where can we go
with our kids. If you are decided to settle home, can you possible to make a
house for our own. Do you know the price of steel and Cement and labour
charges, which is not affordable. I am just expressing my anxious, you can
Yours loving Zuhara.
Dear Zuhara, Now I am completed 19 years at my gulf life. Within this
last four years, we built a new house with my effort which is higher than
your expectation. Now I have no balance, except the retirement benefit from
the compnay, i.e my final settlement around SR 25000/- Only that is my net
balance. Anyhow turning back, I have satisfaction, I could done something
for others. From now, I can not continue here. Last 19 years, I could not
understand what is a family life. Now I am deciding to settle home and I
wants to live with you and children. This month last, I am retiring from my
job, see you face to face, yours loving YYYYY.
Dear my sweet loving: After reading your letter, I am very happy to know
about your dicision to discontinue the gulf life even you are late. But our
son requested me to write one thing to you. He like to join Engineering
course. He got an admission Card from Amritha Auto Engineering college,
Coimbatore. First year needs to pay 4 Lakhs (SR 40000/-) then each year 3
lakhs each. No need to pay cash down at one stroke, they agreed installment
payment. Students learning there are all expatriates sons. Fist
installment must pay on or before this 30th.
Expecting your reply soon, Yours loving Zuhra.
He spent a sum more for the education of his son and to get marry his
daughter, then now he completed 27 years. Now he is on the way to the
Airport with his ultimate balance of Blood Sugar, Blood pressure, back
pain and ulcer. On the way incidentally, he noticed a letter in his pocket ,
which he received from home, not opened yet.
That is the first letter he did not read in his Gulf life.