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Bahrain’s Shame

Bahrain’s Shame

14 Aug, '1110 Comments

I love it when our enlightened officials use the severely broken record of “we’re a democracy” while they literally sign off on the destitution of their own countrymen for daring to exercise their democratic rights. To add insult to injury, even when the land’s King orders, orders their re-instatement, they completely ignore that royal order […]

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Introducing Hope

Introducing Hope

13 Aug, '110 Comments

I just realized that I didn’t introduce Hope on the blog! Sorry. Well, meet Hope, the newest addition and the very much long awaited addition to the garden. Here she is sitting at her pond and being quite happy and content. I had my eye on her for months, but unfortunately the seller and I […]

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The Suffering Hydrangea

The Suffering Hydrangea

13 Aug, '110 Comments

Just a few weeks ago, this lovely hydrangea was doing well enough – considering it’s not supposed to survive at all in Bahrain’s climate. Alas, this is what it’s been reduced to in its first ever Bahraini summer. I’ve not lost complete hope yet though, you will notice that against all odds, it’s got some […]

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Parallels between Bahrain and London?

Parallels between Bahrain and London?

11 Aug, '1129 Comments

To the sad sad people who’re trying their utmost to compare what has happened in Bahrain to the UK’s current riots and come to the staggering realization that they’re one and the same: don’t. The twains do not and shall never meet. Over there, it’s yobs, criminals and looters running rampant and they deserve nothing […]

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Medical sector in shambles

Medical sector in shambles

10 Aug, '112 Comments

This was reported in Al-Wasat this morning: وأكد أطباء موقوفون أن السماهيجي بحاجة إلى عملية فوراً، حتى لا تتضاعف حالته الصحية، وذلك بعد تعرضه لجلطة، مشيرين إلى أن العملية تتطلب قدوم طبيب من خارج البحرين، أو السماح لأحد الأطباء الموقوفين عن العمل بإجراء العملية. Translation: The suspended doctors confirmed that Dr. Al-Samahiji requires immediate surgery […]

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