God Jul ‘n Merry Christmas December 24, 2006Posted by Aella in Al Khobar, Bahrain, Culture, Saudi Arabia, Saudi culture, Sweden.
I want to wish everyone (who is celebrating of course) a Merry Christmas! Today the 24th of December the Swedes are celebrating Christmas unlike most of the rest of the world. People are still celebrating tomorrow but the 24th is the main day when people open up presents and have family gatherings. Do I miss my family back home a day like this (even if I don’t celebrate Christmas)? You bet!
We had a great weekend in Bahrain and I can say that it is so good to go there in the weekends. No offence to anyone in Saudi but I really feel you just cannot fit into the Saudi society in a natural way. It is so different from where I am from and also so hard to understand. The many issues about women here are puzzling me to say the least. I don’t feel it has to do with islam but mainly with culture.
Anyway…. as we left Bahrain around 8am yesterday it was such a beautiful morning. Really uplifting! We crossed the bridge….the different stops (passport and so on) went quickly…til we came to the Saudi side of things.. How is it possible that the ques are so long once by the Saudi side? And if people have a problem concentrating then why let them listen to mp3 players, chat to their colleagues, chew gum (we all know many men find it hard to do more than one thing at a time) and have coffee at the same time as they are suppossed to work? Like yalla, yalla boys! Your sisters would have been a lot faster than you all even if they were busy with all of this.