Bahrain Personal Data Protection Law coming into effect

Some of you may know that I have been on a campaign to protect data, personal data specifically, from misuse and my demands for legislation to strenuously protect that data to prevent its misuse, and to enact stern penalties on those who do misuse personal information. On August 1, 2019, the Bahrain’s Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) comes into effect. And it seems to address my raised concerns, which is a relief not just for me, …

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Estoy disfrutando español

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I started Spanish lessons about a year ago and am really enjoying it. Our class is small, just about 7 people so we have almost a one-to-one relationship with our teacher Niurka who is a Cuban married to a Bahraini. We take the lessons every Saturday morning at the Hiraf Aldiyar in Muharraq. It’s part of the Shaikh Ebrahim conglomerate. I’m going to write some more about my experience with this later, for now, I want …

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Childhood memories via Tuc biscuits

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  How many of you remember these? If you do, do you also remember the taste of these salty biscuits dipped into sweet milky tea for breakfast? Or the extra salty taste of them sandwiching Kraft cheese out of glasses which are invariably upcycled into defacto tea glasses? I do. And I the other recipes we subjected these tasty delights to as well. I remember going through most of a packet in one sitting. The one …

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Stoked! The cycad is alive :)

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Gardening is not something I thought of for most of my life. I enjoyed seeing plants, but beyond taking pleasure in that, I was just like anyone else I suppose. Revel in the moment, and move on to other things. This changed when I bought my first house. It welcomed hands-on involvement with its large garden space, and more importantly I think, it was mine. That changed the perspective considerably. Slowly, with time, I gained the …

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Is this thing on?

Quite a number of things changed in my life over the past few years. The last year or so has been especially eventful, so much that looking at a few of the most recent posts in the Den, it begged the question of whether I should delete everything and start fresh, or keep the legacy and just carry on? For now, I’ll just carry on. The wealth of history contained in this database is worth preserving …

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