The Past Month

The first quarter of 2014 is not over yet, and life has been going in a scary way. In the past month I’ve been to two funerals and two milkas aka weddings, where I… had a little something in my eye at the funerals, and had smiles on my face at the weddings. The first…
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The Pressure Cooker

The whole pressure cooker story took another dimension when two different Saudis were questioned by US authorities over having pressure cookers, one was a traveller, the other a student. I told you before, very few Saudis do not have a pressure cooker, and as slow cookers grew in popularity over the recent years in the…
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Saudi Twitter

Saudi Arabia is the 2nd most Twitter-happy nation, my dear friend @azizshalan predicted that twitter will go viral in saudi back in 2009/2010, I always thought he was exaggerating, but he was right, and still is. Twitter went so viral that the grand mufti implied that most of young people are wasting their time on…
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Saudi Cracks Down on Illegal Workers

If you have been to Saudi Arabia for more than a day, you would realize its dependence on a foreign workforce. While nothing is wrong with that, if done legally, is justifiable… but its not. Many companies and individuals employ people who either didn’t enter the country for work, or are illegal immigrants, and the companies and individuals are…
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Blocking Social Applications

Saudi Arabia might ban a few applications like the popular WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber (I always wondered why they never banned Viber in Saudi Arabia since it is/was made by an Israeli company). The reason… security, that is it basically, those applications became very popular even though there are many other applications that  do the same thing, but somehow,…
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The Maid in The Back of The Car

This picture made the rounds on Saudi social media and spread out of the Saudi twitter sphere. The picture is of an Asian maid sitting all the way in the back of the car in between all the stuff, the family (I assume) seem to be traveling, it’s spring break and Jeddah is full of…
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Sometimes it Snows in Saudi

The snow in Saudi falls gently on the sand. I look at these pictures in the balmy 30 degrees Celsius weather we have these days, but snow seems to fall yearly on the Laws Mountain… apparently some people believe that it is the mountain that Moses received the ten commandments on, hence the name Laws, but when I first heard…
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