Monday, October 29

Back in Ajami

So i left for about two hours. Yes, for two whole hours, 120 minutes, i lived in Shapira neighbourhood. I moved 50 very heavy crates of books, all my camera gear and very little furniture to a new place in Shapira.
On my way into that neighbourhood i met a funeral on the street.

Then we carried my stuff up to the third floor, to a tiny flat. And that is when the balcony started falling of the wall and the ceiling, well, caving in.

So i moved out. Lived with my friends Daoud and Liza in Jaffa, until i found my new flat, in Ajami, some 100 meters from the previous one. 2 large rooms, a very big balcony, nice neighbours. In Ajami. Even the price is reasonable.
OK, the bathroom is small, very small, as in "sit on the toilet while showering". In addition, there is no light in the kitchen, nor in the bathroom. And there is exactly one electricity point in all of the place. But hey, i'm back in Ajami, next to the sea.
I have a great view.

NOW i need to concentrate on getting the rent back from the owner of the Shapira flat. So what if the municipality declared that flat unsafe and dangerous. He doesn't think he has to reimburse me.
But hey, i'm back in Jaffa!!!


Perdix said...

Being curious about what is all of us
moving to, and why, I would like to know what the word Ajami means or to which person it is related.

The positive thing about your new shack is this one electricity point, you're use will be of minimal influence to global warming.

yudit said...

we relates to the movers and me.

"Ajami" is the name of my neighbourhood, in Jaffa.

As to global warming: candles, i think, add their effect too

enzo said...

Nice story!
I'm glad you're back AND happy!
Viva Jaffa!

Perdix said...

I know Ajami to be the neighbourhood where they invented the diehard, I just would like to know what the word
Ajami means.

Tamar Orvell said...

sometimes the distance between two points is NOT a straight line. congratulation on your new home.

i, too, would love to know: what is the definition (of the arabic) name, Ajami? what does it mean? I understand it is the name of your neighborhood yet it is a common surname, too, so i wondered what it means.

J.P. said...

The mentioning of the one electricity point made me curious about my own situation.
There are seventeen, most of them double, electricity points in this house.