The death of entrepreneurship in Bahrain

The death of entrepreneurship in Bahrain

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I arrived at my office this morning at my regular time to be faced with this truck parked just outside. I suspect that the truck's destination is a recycling plant.What struck me wasn't the industry of the workers or that paper recycling is a bona fide operation in Bahrain, what did ...

Knock knock…

Knock knock…

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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 ...

The creep of weight gain

I've let myself go over the past couple of months and my weight has been creeping up. Well, I've been on holiday for a couple of weeks to Scotland and it was a bit stressful at work the last few months. Note that I'm not beating myself up for this. ...

Gratitudes and the Duraz Siege

Gratitudes and the Duraz Siege

Every day, I endeavor to be grateful for at least five things.  I write them down as early as I can every morning to remind me to stay humble and be thankful for what I have. This practice has allowed me to stay positive in the face of difficulties and ...

Guerilla Gardening

Guerilla Gardening

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I created this border yesterday. It features big rocks that were dug up by the sewageworks in our neighbourhood. As you can see, I repurposed them as well as the sand they dug up to create a couple of xeriscaped borders. These are positioned at the entrance (or the end) ...

Muhammad Ali. Thank you.

Muhammad Ali. Thank you.

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Who hasn't been inspired in one way or another by Mohammed Ali? From his famous "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" to the defence of his titles as well as his human rights activities.I'm going to miss him, and though I'm not an avid boxing fan, I am ...

What is depression?

What is depression?

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Not many people understand depression, including me. I found this on TED that might contribute to a better understanding.https://youtu.be/z-IR48Mb3W0 Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can ...

How to deal with hate

How to deal with hate

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Here's a small example of how two brave women took it upon themselves to do the right thing and stood up to a hateful Islamophobe. They give us a clear and good example of how to deal with hate:Both the racist and the young woman were customers at this ice-cream ...

Untangling from Drama

Untangling from Drama

This week’s #TryThisThursday will resonate with a lot of us. This week's assignment is to "Untangle from drama. No one can ruin your day without your permission."Who hasn’t had to deal with drama and came out the worst for wear? Who haven’t felt their energy almost completely drained after such a ...

#TryThisThursday

#TryThisThursday

#TryThisThursday is an opportunity for people to try something different, to expand their horizons and take them out of their own boxes. It is to get people to stretch beyond their comfort zones and move away from their usual routines, and to have a bit of fun too!Every Thursday, Frances ...