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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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Bahrain’s National Hero is an American

Bahrain’s National Hero is an American

13 May, '0616 Comments

Not a lot of people valued Fawzi Julaid‘s input into the shaping of Bahrain’s fledgeling democracy nor understood his efforts until he was practically deported off the island, treated like one of the thousands of illegal and run-away workers, rather than a valued person who has worked tirelessly to inculcate democracy’s mechanisms in Bahrain. Even […]

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Bahrain… to the world cup?

Bahrain… to the world cup?

13 May, '0616 Comments

We have a saying in Arabic which translates to “some people’s misfortune is others’ fortune!” This is an apt saying for what is being discussed at the moment for the disqualification of Iran from the forthcoming World Cup in protest over the continuing Iranian nuclear ambitions, and its calls for the eradication of Israel: ‘Renewed […]

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The Tunnel

The Tunnel

12 May, '063 Comments

DSC02486, originally uploaded by FLYbyNIGHT. No, this is not off a computer game screen, this is a shot captured in real life by my friend, mentor and teacher Kieran O’Carrol who now works for Cathay Pacific and lives in Hong Kong. Bahrain certainly lost an excellent teacher when he left, but life goes on and […]

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Batelco Responds re the new Broadband Packages

12 May, '0670 Comments

I just got this email from Mr. Peter Kaliaropoulos, the CEO of Batelco which I shall share with you in order to reach a consensus of opinion. Mr. K raises some valid points which need to be addressed too: Dear “boycott Batelco” team, I have visited your website and read many of your comments. I […]

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Gnasher & Phoebe in the garden

Gnasher & Phoebe in the garden

12 May, '069 Comments

Gnasher & Phoebe in the garden, originally uploaded by malyousif. Enjoying the cool breeze in the garden this morning. Happy Friday!

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