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Tattooed people aren’t scary, they’re cool!

Tattooed people aren’t scary, they’re cool!

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Discovering a tattoo convention by chance at the Amsterdam RAI convention centre, I determined to go and have a look, and thank goodness I did!

Tattoos are cool. Tattooed people aren’t scary. They’re just using their own bodies to tell their stories and show their thoughts in a lasting manner for as long as they live.

The artists there were incredible. Some of the traditional methods of tattooing looked quite painful, but the participants were emphatic that the pain – if it exists at all in that experience – is minor and worth the suffering. They wanted “an original” tattooing method to add to their memories.

I spent just a few hours there and I can tell you that I came very close to getting inked!

I didn’t. But had I done so, what do you think I would have had done?

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Demonstration in Bahrain against Israeli barbarism

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A demonstration showing Bahraini anger at the barbaric atrocities by the Zionist regime on the Freedom Flotilla while trying to take much needed supplies and medicines to Gaza on 31 May 2010 where the Israeli commandos boarded ships and killed up to 19 peace activists in the process. The demonstration took place in front of UN House in Hoora, Bahrain.

BinAli describes the type of peace not as “the peace of the courageous” but that of “peace of the sheep!” in a play on words in Arabic:

هذا مو سلام الشجعان بس سلام الخرفان!

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Postcards from Berlin – 1

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Berlin’s way of remembering the past to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself while honoring those who made sacrifices in the country’s turbulent history.

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A tour of my garden

A quick tour of my garden shot this morning – entirely on the iPhone 3Gs so please excuse the quality. I just wanted to primarily show the beautiful Gladiolus Callianthus (the Peacock Orchid) shown at the start of this clip, but I just got carried away and shot other things in my garden.

Hope you enjoy. Oh, and if you do, please let me know by commenting or faving the video and I’ll create more videos for you to enjoy.

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Vlog: Shawarma, Bahrain’s favourite food

My son Arif decided to get some shawarmas and go meet some of his friends. He wanted to get them from Shawarma Xpress, a new true-blue Bahraini franchise. I thought I’d get some for our lunch too as this is the very first time that I had a shawarma from this place.

As we waited I was intrigued by the non-standard (ie, professional) way they prepared the wraps, so I thought I’d film the experience and share it with you all.

You have my new iPhone 3Gs to thank for its availability! 😉

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Vlog: Rome’s trip

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A return to vlogging? Well maybe, thanks to having the video capabilities of my brand-spanking-new iPhone 3Gs it might re-become a feature!

Regardless, I hope you enjoy this clip. The videos were recorded by the iPhone, the pictures weren’t, they’re the result of my almost new Canon EOS 50D. You can view those pictures in higher resolution on my Flickr stream if you wish.

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M.Report S01E27 – The Return

The shiny new Nokia E71 I bought yesterday has prompted me to try it’s capabilities, image wise that is, so what better way to do that other than to take you on a garden tour while using it to record the experience?

Will this be the return to regular M.Reports? I sure hope so, I missed doing them!

Have a wonderful Friday my friends.

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M.Report S01E26 – Friends and an Interview with RSF

The last two days were very fruitful. I have had the privilege of interacting with an excellent group of people whose main concern is to share their views with the world, and expose the wrongs in their societies in order for those to be addressed and corrected. Although I cannot say that the correction has been effected by society and/or governments, but at least they have been brought out in the open and the hope is that they will be tackled, ultimately.

Today’s presentations were a bit more technical in nature where we discussed how to popularise your blog, how to use the available tools and sites to spread your message and how to monetise your efforts.

RSF's Clothilde Le Coz I also took the opportunity to interview Clothilde Le Coz, of RSF’s Internet Freedom Desk who shared her views and explained her role in the organisation. She also provided some insights on how RSF goes about its business.

Now that the formal part of the workshop is over, and the M.Report has been uploaded, it’s time to shower, change and go out to have dinner in the world famous Rick’s Café with some new and old friends. Should be quite fun!

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