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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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#PrayForLahore

#PrayForLahore

28 Mar, '161 Comment

Prayer, no matter how well intentioned, isn’t enough to defeat terrorists. Every one of us has a responsibility to confront them intellectually and morally at least. Governments with influence on countries which incubate and empowers terrorists and terrorism must act responsibly and take action beyond immediate economic considerations to force them to flush out sources of […]

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Brussels and other terrorist attacks

Brussels and other terrorist attacks

23 Mar, '1617 Comments

Hands up all of those who are still surprised by continued terrorist attacks around the world. I’m not. They will continue as long as their financing continues apace, their ideological support continues to be undiminished, and their apologists continue to refuse to accept the root cause and source of these cowards. If the world is […]

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ISIS and Islam are inseparable

ISIS and Islam are inseparable

20 Nov, '156 Comments

Islamic terror is gripping the world with Muslims now being confronted – rightly – to do something about their own grown extremism. The world would no longer tolerate placebos and political correctness and simple condemnation. They want action. The world has also lost patience with Islamist apologists who maintain their myopic position that ISIS and […]

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To tattoo or not to tattoo

To tattoo or not to tattoo

9 Nov, '150 Comments

Until today, I was ambivalent to against tattoos. I can tolerate them on other people’s skin as it’s their skin, not mine. It’s their personal freedom and nothing to do with me. But today… oh today… I am ALL FUCKING FOR TATTOOS AND WILL GET SOME ON MY SKIN. I’LL GET INKED. And to the […]

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The Reason Innovation is Dead in Bahrain

The Reason Innovation is Dead in Bahrain

7 Nov, '151 Comment

A 300MB movie takes ALL EFFIN’ MORNING TO UPLOAD. Tell me how this is helping innovation in Bahrain? The slow speed and high cost of broadband Internet here ensures that innovation is dead in Bahrain. Shouldn’t someone pay attention to this? Isn’t knowledge capital the only thing we could have in Bahrain as every other resource is either depleted […]

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The Journey to Better Health Continues

The Journey to Better Health Continues

20 Oct, '152 Comments

Here’s a picture that Nadine took of me earlier in the office.   The occasion is that this is the first time I remember to hit the 81s. So stoked! Obviously the No Sweets October is working. I’m down from 85.3kgs on Oct 1st to now 81.5kgs. The journey to better health continues!

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Video Production Training Course with the Pros

Video Production Training Course with the Pros

13 Oct, '150 Comments

My company, Gulf Broadcast, is running a video production training course in November. I’ll be conducting the training with the help of my GB team. The course is a perfect opportunity for corporate communication officers and executives where they will learn the basics of the craft and will be able to apply the techniques learnt […]

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Visiting the Wizard!

Visiting the Wizard!

6 Oct, '150 Comments

Blame (dive master) Ant for this title, but he’s not very far from the truth. The underwater world is so different and fantastic that even in the nearly desolate Bahraini reefs, it’s still good times. An example: I had a problem with my mask during the dive and I didn’t realise that it’s lip was […]

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Diving in Bahrain – Final PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Diving in Bahrain – Final PADI Open Water Diver Certification

23 Sep, '152 Comments

What a difference a day makes… On the first open water dive, we could hardly see beyond a meter or two. Just two days after that, the wind had dropped, the swells dissipated and the underwater visibility improved dramatically. This is diving in Bahrain, I’m told. Have a watch of this video to see what […]

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