Thursday, August 16, 2012



Previously on  KL-AMS-MEX-AMS-KL....
Chapter ONE.


Landing the Mexican land, it felt like I was in a latino drama.

Hello or salam no longer been heard. People greeted you with "Hola" (pronounce it without H tau).

Instead of Mr or Miss, they called us Senor or Senorita. Furthermore, I started to practice thanking everyone by saying "gracias", and if they said that to me, i replied it with "de nada".

Peewit!!  :)

To order food at any restaurants in Mexico was always hilarious to us you know.  We totally could not expect that English is being used regularly as in Malaysia. Basic names of food we must remember such as;

- Chiken is pollo (pronounce it as poyo).
- Seafood is mariscos
- Rice is Arroz
- Bebidas is drinks
- Fish is Pescado
- Prawn is camarón
- Squid is calamari
- Beef is carne de res
- Pork is carne de cerdo
- salad is ensalada

In a  normal restaurant, most of the food available were either chicken, or beef or pork. Seafood was also available but at only selected restaurants and they're quite expensive.

Similar to what was served everyday in the cafeteria of the factory that i work in Guadalajara.

So, How did i survive there?

Alhamdulillah, not being a picky eater & maybe because I was not really a big eater, I managed to arrange pretty workable menu strategy for my food intake everyday.

Breakfast: at hotel (bread and bread and bread and bread everyday)
AM break: at factory cafeteria ( It is compulsory for me to take 2 pcs of pancakes everyday)
Lunch: I had no other choice except Saladddddddddddddddddddddddd and fruits.  :D
PM break: Biscuits
Dinner: Maggie Mee / plain noodle /bread again

Hasilnya, balik from Mexico i lost few kgs. Hoorey! :)

Oh yeap, the hotel we stayed in Guadalajara was Hilton. It was a nice hotel and English friendly staff. That was very  important because they're the only source of reference if we wanted to take taxi to go  anywhere. 

During my working period in the factory, Only engineers and superior management could converse in English. There was one time i tried to seek help from a technician there to get me a screwdriver, it took him 1 hour to understand. Haha cuteness! I tried to draw it to him, but they said it looked more like a banana.Pfffttt.

There was little times when things became stressful, but most of the time i really enjoy working over there. Even though we were like chickens and ducks, but we never gave up to each other.Owh i love them!

and... I think  they liked me too.:p

Some of them liked to stare at me from top to toe, then toe up to top and stop there. It was definitely because I covered my hair (hijab). During that time in Guadalajara, the Muslim population was very very minority, like 0.02%. Thus, Muslimah with hijab could not be found at all at their place. That's why I didn't surprise when every time i walked into the factory line, many eyes looking at me and they whispered to each other. According to my colleague over there, they thought that i have some issues with my hair. Hihi.

Mexican people is very helpful and the man...owh so gentleman i tell you!! :P They opened the door for me, they helped to hold my plate when we're queuing at the cafeteria, they 'wanted' to gimme a big hug every time i completed the factory test without any fail.  Wanted only la tapi! Hahaha. all my colleagues had alarmed them that with Nuurill, No touching touching okey! :) But they're very understanding and supportive.

My abang-abang in Mexico.
I felt safe,secured and really enjoyed the companionship.
Don't you think so? :) 

At the end of every weekdays, the most looking forward thing to us was the WEEKEND. Of course ma!! After we spent  many hours standing in the factory line, cracking the head why the machine not working, playing with tool ... then city tour, sigh seeing, food, pretty girls and boys definitely took place over there. :P

Let's do some tour with me right now! :)

Guadalajara City Central

Me, Hai Ling, and the bosses. :)

Paid a visit to an historical church and got to see a Mexican Wedding in there. 
They're Lovely! :)



 The guy in Orange T-shirt named Joel. 
He's my working counterpart there. 
He took us tour the city that day. How nice! :)

 Joel's parents in law has a homemade ice cream shop. 
The lady on my right in the photo above is Joel's wife. I miss them already!

Zapopan Town

 That's Erica with her husband. Erika was in the same working group too. 
She's an angelic lady. Very kind. Very generous. 
They brought us to Zapopan after work for some sight seeing. :)


During our stay in Mexico, we had also spent few weekends outside Guadalajara. We took bus and backpacking to Guanajuato, Zacatecas and the famous beach, Poerto Vallarta.

I will share some stories over there in the next Chapters ok :)

Til then....


p/s: The stories, photos were back in 2006. I am totally different now.  :P


  1. nuurilll kuruuuuuuuuuusssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....

  2. yer la fidza, selim kan... :)so comel..

    p/s..nuuril,jeans tu bole muat lagi ker?.. :)

  3. baru nak cakap..aik dah kurus dah....tapi bila nengok

    p/s kat akhir sekali tu...2006 wonder lah....heeee



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