Irish’s Pride

I’m Re-Discovering Ireland.

Ireland’s a country that holds a special place in my heart. It’s dear to me because of my family. It’s dear to because it’s a place so close to home. Oh well, I mean the feel of it literally. Of course geographically it’s nowhere close. Just the presence of my family members is enough, yeah more than enough.

So, this is my fifth time here in Ireland.

Today, I took a different itinerary before I head to my uncle’s place. To be exact I can tell you that I’m sitting in the train in the Connelly Train Station in Dublin writing this.

The real deal is this, I had my dose or shot or whatever you call it of adrenaline this morning. It never occurred to me before. I was gleefully helping my newly incoming Buddy, Yagmur from Turkey to settle her apartment’s paperwork, internet registration and etc. I knew exactly that I needed to catch a train but I was getting real comfortable. I even managed pop into some stores to get some chocolates and candies for my grandmother. Shortly, I boarded to head to Hamburg HBf.

11.15 displayed on screen of my cell phone. I took out my train schedule. Holy Molly! The supposedly train to Lübeck HBf has already left from Hamburg HBf 5 minutes ago. The bloody train to Lübeck Airport operates hourly. When I thought there was no way I’m going to make it He made a way.

All in all, I was the last passenger to check in and I swear for the first time, I felt His presence so strongly. The time series of it, I almost felt as though He was controlling it. Call it luck or whatever but I know it’s more than that. And and and I could proudly proclaim that I didn’t freak out! I was really composed and calm.

Anyways, I took a few hours idling around Dublin City and people-watching.

I wanted to take this opportunity to test the level of friendliness of Irish people.

When I was in the airport, it went completely well.

To spare the details, overall I’d give them an A-.

I also got myself a Claddagh ring this time. Yes yes, it’s a traditional Irish wedding ring. Though I’m not even close to even having a boyfriend, I thought it’d bring me some luck or my heart will be captured somehow. I discovered it and it was introduced to me by Ulana, a half Irish friend of mine and she told me a little story about this ring given to her by her grandmother. It has 3 different ways of wearing and each of them represents the wearer’s romantic availability.

1) If the ring is worn on the right hand with the heart facing outward to show that the wearer is not romantically linked but is looking for love.

2) When turned inwards, it is shown that the wearer is in a relationship, or their heart has been “captured”.

3) When the ring is worn on the left hand with the heart facing outward shows the wearer is engaged; turned inward indicates the wearer is married.

I like the idea of it.

And I wish……