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Exotics

Exotics

29 Aug, '152 Comments

Every time I visit another country, I try to bring back with me some plants that took my fancy, and those that I think will have a chance to grow in my garden. I’m particularly taken with “showy” plants, plants with nice flowers and those that can attract nice wildlife. One that I tried to […]

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Bahrain Blogging Scene… Where is it?

Bahrain Blogging Scene… Where is it?

28 Aug, '1521 Comments

[updated 5.9.15] I wanted to know what blogs are still being published in Bahrain and I went searching. I found eleven, other than this one. There must be more, surely. In 2006 when I was aggregating all the blogs I remember that the list exceeded 200 at one point. That number has crashed to eleven […]

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A bit of nostalgia

A bit of nostalgia

27 Aug, '150 Comments

Life was more colourful then, as this beautifully simple currency shows. It harkens back to a time when things appeared easier. And as far as I can remember, even the weather was a much better! I still remember the smells of those balmy summer nights as we watched the stars in a dark, unpolluted sky as we dozed […]

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Reflections on the Purpose of Life

Reflections on the Purpose of Life

27 Aug, '1512 Comments

Over the last few months a change has descended on me. A restlessness that is not quenched just by going to work, making money and paying the bills. I most certainly came to the realisation a long time ago that I did not want such a life. That was, in fact, the primary reason why […]

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No sympathy for fat people

No sympathy for fat people

26 Aug, '152 Comments

None. Because I was one and know from my own experience that the solution is in one’s own hands – and mouth – and no one else’s. Brutal. Honest. And true. So stop your whining and just get on with it. Let me tell you how I got it done. Determination Commitment Sacrifice, and A vision […]

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