Saudi Beauty Pageants

Saudi Beauty Pageants, otherwise known as “Miss Beautiful Morals” and no, its not for goats or camels this time, and it goes to show that beauty is skin deep and it is not what is on the outside that counts… that is if you can see what is on the outside which leaves a lot…
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Looking for a Maid in Saudi

Having had the choice, my wife and I would not employ a live in maid, some help around the house would be appreciated, but we do not require the presence of one all the time. Someone like Berta from Two and a Half Men (best of Berta on Youtube)… If I can only be blogging from a…
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Maid Decapitates 4 Year Old Child in Yanbu

In Yanbu, and in the next neighborhood, and on a street I’ve driven by many times over the past year, a little girl was decapitated by the maid on Wednesday (September 26) while her parents were at work and her siblings were in school. The father, who upon hearing the news rushed home in a hurry, collided with…
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King of Expansions

King Abdullah has been called the King of Expansions in the newspapers (at least the Arabic ones), and I’ve said it before and I say it again, the region has not seen as much development in its known or unknown history as it has seen during king Abdullah’s reign. The recent expansion plans for Prophet Mohammad’s mosque are…
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When Defeat is Still a Victory

The young Wojdan Shahrkhani became the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete at the Olympic Games, not just in London, but first ever. While she did not win a medal, she did win what is no doubt more than a medal could. All athletes at the Olympics dream of medals, in Wojdan’s case, she won…
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Saudi Women at the Olympics

My friend Waseem Azib made a valid point the other day, that our country with almost 30 million residents and more than 60% of the population is made up of youth, saudi has only 19 participants (no one cares to know who they are or what they are competing in) at the London olympics, percentage wise thats  less…
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Inside a Girls School in Saudi

dar alhanan school for girls in Jeddah Saudi Arabia

This was filmed in 1966, a bit propagandist in nature, especially where the announcer says some of their brothers and fathers cannot see their faces at home… at the same time the school door is opened by the school doorman who happens to be… a man.