Enter the White Stripes


Today , i’d like to share a nice memory. With the intention of me not forgetting them in case of Dementia or anything, i’d wish to preserve it digitally.

Popular to contrary belief ( or we’re just plain lucky ) , defying all the horror stories recounted countless times by traveling comrades about the American Homeland Officer, they were actually pretty jovial and funny.

An actual excerpt:

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Homeland Officer : You guys got a visa?

Us: *In unison* Yes

Homeland Officer: Naaaiiiceee…

Custom officers are allowed to act cool too.

For some background info, Afiqah’s passport has a smudge on it due to rainwater. Also, true to the urban legend that visa and passport pictures are always at its horrible best, Afiqah is too. However, it is not in a ugh ugly picture, the picture looks like a young Afiqah as if it was taken when she’s 12 years old.

Makeup can do anything these days.

Response to the smudge:

Homeland Officer: *Now flipping through Afiqah’s passport* “ Do you went swimming?” Or is it something I don’t wanna know heheheh?”

Response to the picture:

Homeland Officer: *Puzzling look and looking back at Afiqah* ” This looks different?”

A small chuckle ( We didn’t dare yet to laugh out loud at the presence of fully uniformed, Kevlar adorning, buffed up Customs Officer)

After filing in forms and paying 6 bucks border fee.

Homeland Officer to Azraf: “Why are you shaking?”

Okay, Azraf was not shaking, he was just well, mengeliat I guess. Wether he did see Azraf mengeliat or he was really trying to crack a sarcastic joke ( you know we’re muslims, and we’re entering the US, and we’re quite a nervous wreck then…) i never really found out but this did it. We broke into a roar of laughter. Lawaklah Abang Customs nih.

Homeland Officer: “Right, have fun guys” ( twinkle in his eyes)

And off we went talking animatedly about how all the image and depictions of traumatic customs interrogations and checks being shattered right that instant. The fact that they don’t even bother rummaging through our baggages settled a form of confusion. They utilized carbonites and made me strip off my belt when I was boarding a plane and here they couldnt even care less to know how much money I brought in into the US.

Azraf acting scandalous while i was sleeping. Tak sangka .

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People may wonder why i am spared of any embarrassing and untowardly incidents but dont fret i have issues with this too. To be frank, i am quite worried. Am i that uninteresting?

P/s : Picture was meant as a joke. If you squint carefully, he has his hand perfectly settled on his back. Trace down his arms and you’ll see. : )

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8 comments

  1. farhana fauzy · August 8, 2008

    your entry is always filled with your stories about your adventurous trip around the world. sangat jealous tau. but its good that you’re being independent and stuffs. thats so you.

    but i hope you’re still doing okay. ko buat eletrical kan? my friend said is tough. plus you’re in french. bet ko akana jadi one kick-ass engineer one day. with all-skills-equipped.

    aku balik end of this yer.ko?

  2. unnamed · August 8, 2008

    Hahahahaa.. “Or is it something I don’t wanna know heheheh?”

    Tabole blah laaa officer tu!! Nak mampos aku gelak… Bongok gile!! *gelak guling2*

    Btw, scandalous abes la gambar tu! I like! 😉

  3. afiqah · August 9, 2008

    nani aper scandal2 nih!!!but mmg mcm biasa laa aku benggng dgn security ofiicer dia but this time i can laugh with you guys..usually geram sorang2 jer kan

    and to eveyone out there..gambar tuh photo trick jer

    azrap hanyalah kwn french fries, air gas, cheese, butter saya:)

  4. Azrap · August 9, 2008

    ntah. Gambar tu , farah hanani “photoshop”ed kan. hehee.

    afiqah hanyalah kawan memasak saya. hehee…

  5. farahhanani · August 9, 2008

    anna :

    it is tough i agree but it is not in french. however there are some courses in power concentration that is wholly taught in french.
    you winter break also got chance what going around. and balik malaysia? cis. aku lebih jealous.
    me raya and ramadhan here saja nampak gaya.

    anem :

    scandalous kan ? kan? first time i looked at this picture already got the wrong idea. even though we’re talkin about azrap here, i still dont think he’ll cross over the decency line depan2 me.

    then i close-up skit , ahh. tricked.

    afiqah:

    sorry i made you and azrap as my entertainment props. its because i miss you not being around la see? i got no one to tease anymore.

    azrap:

    no need photoshop-la, use paint only~~hahaha.

  6. aMiR · August 10, 2008

    betul you tgh tidur? nampak macam u tgh checking out someone’s ass kut =P

  7. atiqahmokhtar · August 11, 2008

    Azraf’s ass,maybe?haha

    wah!got border fee ah?

    no lah, you’re perfectly interesting. Too interesting to the extent that embarrassing moments don’t bother to kacau you. unlike me. i’m embarrassing moments’ best friend.

  8. Alex · August 13, 2008

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

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