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Amazing. 3k video resolution on an iPhone

Amazing. 3k video resolution on an iPhone

21 Mar, '170 Comments

The latest version of the Filmic Pro application, version 6, is amazing. It is very intuitive to use and as importantly opens up a whole host of features and resolutions to iPhone filmmakers. The new version is capable of going up to 4k resolution on iPhone 6S series and above. Unfortunately older phones are limited to […]

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The USA is no longer a destination of choice

The USA is no longer a destination of choice

21 Mar, '176 Comments

On 21st March the TSA and Homeland Security are expected to announce their banning of electronic devices larger than a mobile phone on some flights to and from the USA. This ban will be in effect on certain airlines and countries. There appears to be ten airports from eight Muslim countries affected, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, […]

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False starts are common. Is this another one?

False starts are common. Is this another one?

16 Mar, '174 Comments

Something’s up. I – like the majority of Bahrainis – have become pessimistic and always looking for hidden meanings. This latest feeling descended on me when I heard that a staunch loyalist MP invited the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra’ad Alhussein to come to Bahrain to personally investigate the situation here […]

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Scratching head and wondering if that is Art.

Scratching head and wondering if that is Art.

5 Mar, '171 Comment

Help. I’m confused. Is this really art? This is an honest question. I have no answer other than being left wondering what is art in general, and if this “work” and others like it actually lowers the bar of what should be regarded as art. To me, it a badly shot and edited video that […]

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Learning to be a bit deaf…

Learning to be a bit deaf…

26 Feb, '170 Comments

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s advice for success in marriage, the Supreme Court, and everything in between is based on two wisdoms she received from her in-laws. Here she is at Stanford Rathbun Lecture 2017 delivering those wisdoms: Man do I need this advice, especially the first part. I sometimes have ugly anger management issues that flare up for […]

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Yoga. My new addiction.

Yoga. My new addiction.

20 Feb, '172 Comments

Yoga was one of those things that I thought house-wives and mystics would while away their time in. The images I saw on the internet certainly supported this view. It’s no surprise that I veered away from Yoga. I’m a healthy and strong individual dedicated to an all-round gym experience, through this hard work, I […]

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Reel Bad Arabs. The propagation of discrimination

Reel Bad Arabs. The propagation of discrimination

11 Feb, '174 Comments

My son Arif’s Christmas gift to me was the book “Reel Bad Arabs, how Hollywood vilifies a people” by Jack Shaheen (it was made into a film as well – vimeo). It is a fascinating reference which took the author more than two decades to compile. In it, he reviewed over 1,000 Hollywood films which […]

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Self help. Regurgitated. 

Self help. Regurgitated. 

10 Feb, '171 Comment

After reading so many self help or development books, I think I’m veering toward the the idea that they’re mostly unimaginative and uncreative regurgitaions. And that I would be better served – and entertained – by reading fiction. Any you would recommend?

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The death of entrepreneurship in Bahrain

The death of entrepreneurship in Bahrain

9 Feb, '174 Comments

I arrived at my office this morning at my regular time to be faced with this truck parked just outside. I suspect that the truck’s destination is a recycling plant. What struck me wasn’t the industry of the workers or that paper recycling is a bona fide operation in Bahrain, what did was the picture I was […]

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Knock knock…

Knock knock…

13 Jan, '171 Comment

صادوهم مغيرين السعر😂😂😂 The ministry of commerce seems to be on a rampage closing down supermarkets which display a price and then charge another at the till. Ruyan was closed a few days ago and now Alhazeem’s follows.  Of course this doesn’t pass without Bahrainis making fun of the situation … here’s a scenario set […]

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