My son Arif’s Christmas gift to me was the book “Reel Bad Arabs, how Hollywood vilifies a people” by Jack Shaheen (it was made into a film as well – vimeo). It is a fascinating reference which took the author more than two decades to compile. In it, he reviewed over 1,000 Hollywood films which […]
Just arrived in Shanghai this afternoon and checked in to a lovely hotel on the The Bund and overlooking the Huangpu river. You see the view from my room above. Quite nice. First impressions of Shanghai is nothing short of “wow” mixed in with “oh shit!” and an occasional “daaaaamn!”. Let me explain: From the […]
Bananas!, originally uploaded by malyousif. It’s almost mid November and Bahrain’s weather is still in the 30s C. No wonder the plants are confused. The banana tree is showing a new crop, in November! Although it’s Friday the 13th today, do have a fantastic and peaceful Friday my friends.
Portulaca, originally uploaded by malyousif. Happy Friday! There isn’t much happening in the garden at the moment; end of summer, still hot and barely recovering from the onslaught on the house by the painters. Only the toughest plants are flowering at the moment: this portulaca in the Cauldron, some lantanas and of course the frangipanis. […]
Khawajah Date Palm, originally uploaded by malyousif. It’s been a very busy week, and the weekend is too. The house is being painted so it’s like living in a construction site for the last 3 or 4 weeks. So forgive me for not posting anything. I promise you that i have been gainfully employed and […]
Pomegranate, originally uploaded by malyousif. Not many trees are bearing fruit at the moment, well, except for this pomegranate and of course the date palms which are almost ready to be harvested. Have a wonderful Friday my friends, I hope it’s a peaceful and fulfilling one.
Hibiscus, originally uploaded by malyousif. The garden is a bit bare at the moment, most plants have been severely cut back to make enough space for the painters to do their job. Yes, we’re having the whole house repainted – with a new colour scheme inside and out. I think it will take another 2 […]