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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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Happy what?

Happy what?

27 Jun, '142 Comments

Here comes Ramadhan. The month where almost no work gets done When productivity of just about the whole Muslim nation grinds to a halt And efficiency is not even a concept to be tolerated Where people willingly stay up all night, and sleep all day Where gluttony is the rule And piousness is only the […]

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Selective Citizenship, Bahraini-style

Selective Citizenship, Bahraini-style

7 Jun, '144 Comments

Parliament is considering legislation by the government to compel Bahrainis with multiple-citizenship to rescind them in favour of the Bahraini citizenship within 3 months of the legislation becoming the law. I know that many countries in the world have similar conditions for their citizens. What is different in our situation is that I know – […]

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Desperation for good news?

Desperation for good news?

4 Jun, '141 Comment

Here’s some good news: Bahrain safest country in the Arab world: survey Bahrain is the safest country in the Arab and the Middle East regions and the sixth internationally, it has been revealed. An international survey carried out by Numbeo, the biggest free database on cities and countries worldwide, stated in accordance with 2014 crime […]

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A beautiful breakfast

A beautiful breakfast

29 May, '146 Comments

Food isn’t that important to me any more, I get a much deeper pleasure having it with people I care about. That was the feeling I had this morning meeting up with my friend Karla Solano at Chai Café where we had a semi-traditional Bahraini breakfast, and talked running, amongst various other topics. It was […]

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A fair price: A slightly damaged leg for a half marathon

A fair price: A slightly damaged leg for a half marathon

25 May, '143 Comments

When I declared that I was intending to run a half marathon, many had doubts. Others decided to give me some benefit of the doubt and thought that I might be aiming for the stars, but I could reach the moon. A good enough achievement. I must confess that I had doubts too and that I used […]

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