Bless Bahrain March 19, 2008Posted by Aella in Bahrain, Life, Manama.
The last few days I been in contact with quite a few Bahrainis and all I can say is that they are the kindest people I have ever met. They are polite, educated, funny and friendly. There is no pretend and they are really down to earth which I appreciate. I hope this mentality will stay but I am worried it will change as Bahrain is changing with all the things that are going on here.. I feel somehow that all this reclaiming of land and all the construction that is going on is not beneficial for the local population and it saddens me. I know there are local companies involved but how much should us foreigners be allowed to change this country? What do the average Bahraini think about it? I asked a few and they don’t seem to agree with it and also feels saddened by the rapid change of their country. What will Bahrain look like in five years I wonder and will the charm of the people and the land have disappeared ?
It hit me yesterday that I have now been here non stop since August last year and I still don’t feel the need to get out for a break even though this place is tiny. There has been a lot do and I am getting quite busy at work these days. I am really enjoying all aspects of my job (well except perhaps that I feel that I am small a part of the above mentioned change of the country). Even the part where I am so tired that I fall asleep at nine at night :P. Feels good to be able to fall asleep and not wake up because I am restless or not tired enough. Hamdulillah.
Driving is great and I am enjoying every minute of the freedom it has provided me with. Will have to get a rental soon so I guess I should start having a look around as to what I need and want. The car I am driving now is consuming way too much petrol for someone who needs to drive as much as I have to. Something smaller yet not too small will be what I am looking for. I am totally clueless when it comes to cars and not sure if I even care to learn (but uh I soo should).