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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Unethical telecom companies in Bahrain – VIVA as an example

Unethical telecom companies in Bahrain – VIVA as an example

2 Mar, '1511 Comments

While it’s a fact that telecom companies are nothing but glorified automated billing systems, why aren’t they forced to let their customers know of the expiry or anniversary of their contract?

At the moment, VIVA, and I suspect the others too, carry on with their completely unethical practices of not notifying their customers that their contracts have ended, and continue with full unethical intent to charge them ad infinitum the very same charges per month even after their customer have fully paid their smartphone packages.

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Hey there. How’s it going?

Hey there. How’s it going?

30 Jan, '152 Comments

The thing that truly disturbs me about attempting to write anything, in my blog here or elsewhere, is the necessity to censor myself, and thinking twice, thrice or more about just about everything I write. The environment in Bahrain at the moment isn’t conducive to free thought or speech. Everything – it seems – is construed […]

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2014 Reflections

2014 Reflections

31 Dec, '141 Comment

Where has the time gone? For goodness’s sake it feels like Jan 1st, 2014 was just yesterday! Never mind. Let me recap the goals I set for myself for 2014 and see how I did. Here goes: DONE: Run the Athens Half Marathon (read the “down side” below) DONE: Maintain weight at or below 91kg […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!

Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!

24 Dec, '143 Comments

Wishing you a fabulous festive season my friends.

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Some of the bulbs are showing already!

Some of the bulbs are showing already!

4 Nov, '140 Comments

I planted a bunch of bulbs on Oct 24 and I’m thrilled that some have already pushed through! Thanks to Google+ for applying some special effects to the original picture. Quite neat 😉

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