No, not in general (in my experience) May 31, 2008Posted by Aella in Culture, India, Lebanon.
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Todays best catch in the search strings
“do lebanese like indians”
I love to read these things cus it is like a window into peoples minds even if I will never know who they are.
Property Arabia – Worldwide Property Show May 30, 2008Posted by Aella in Bahrain, Culture, Manama.
After having spent two days working in the Property Arabia Real Estate show my feet are killing me. Yes! Uhu. Aha, killing me. My shoes aren’t uncomfortable but just the fact that I been wearing heels for two days standing and walking 9-21 is just a killer. Even though, it’s a small comfort we start at 12 today so my poor feet can get some rest until then. I will try to sit more today.
Woke up at 8 in the morning today which I haven’t done for ….ages. Gurls at daddies so I even got to sleep without any interruptions as well….ages ago as well. Still feeling a little battered though since the AC was on.
Anyway. It is really interesting to spend all this time in the Property Arabia show to see all the projects that are coming up in both Bahrain and in other countries. Of course also good to see all the faces behind real estate here in Bahrain.
I haven’t had time before but I want to mention the brilliant idea by some members of parliament to ban and evict all the Bangladeshis from this country. Nice idea I think. Why do they want this? Well one Bangladeshi apparently killed a Bahraini which of course is terrible but from there on apparently it is in the nature of the Bangladeshis to be criminals and therefore 90 000 people should be sent back to their country (no decision has been made to send them back yet as far as I know)… This is what Gulf Daily News reported the other day…
Yup kids, you better get an education and stop smilling cus we don’t want you here!
(some) Members of Parliament – Bahrain
(and just to clarify 😉 no the members of parliament DID NOT ACTUALLY write the the text under this picture – I DID (uh can’t believe I have to write that uuh))
Well I thought that sounded unbelievable. Surely it can’t happen. The next day the same paper reported that Bahrain has stopped issuing visas for people from Bangladesh… to be continued. I don’t need to express what I think of this..
(Ban Haifa for life damn it! And yes I am really, really jealous! I want to be just like her ah aaah!)
Aaah aaah aaaah aaannnaaaaaahh Haifa!
Seems the members of parliament here are really busy with really important issues such as banning Haifa Webhe and kicking out hard working people that haven’t committed any crimes. How about implementing stricter rules and punishment for people that come here every weekend and drive like…well fuckers – jeopardizing the lives of Bahraini families? People that have no respect for this country nor it’s residence. Or how about cleaning up the brothels of Hoora and Juffair? Or are they useful for the country in any way that I haven’t been informed of? Oh yes I remember now…they bring people from other countres…well we wouldn’t want to be without these kind of people here right?
Really….really…..there are no words for such waste of time…
Blinded by hate? May 21, 2008Posted by Aella in Al Khobar, Bahrain, Culture, Iran, Israel, Karlskrona, Lebanon, Life, Manama, Pictures, Quotes, Saudi Arabia, Sweden.
A few days ago my son came to me and told me that his American social science teacher had taught them about the holocaust that day. He had done this even though the school had asked him not to teach the kids about this…
What can I say?
How sad is the world?
Are people down here so blinded by their hate for Israel that they refuse to acknowledge what happened? I can tell you that I surely don’t like Israel and what they are up to but that won’t stop me from telling my kids about the holocaust. Why? Because it happened and it was awful. Shame we are letting the same thing happen again and again in other countries and with other people. I am really disappointed in the school since this is part of basic education in my opinion. Didn’t expect this from a school that calls itself “International”. Do any schools down here teach the kids what happened?
Want to deny this? Ignore it perhaps?
From the Holocaust Research Project site:
“It was once said that not remembering the Holocaust means to side with the executioners against its victims; not to remember means to kill the victims a second time; not to remember means to become an accomplice of the enemy. On the other hand, to remember means to feel compassion for the victims of all persecutions.
By solemnly commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust, we will keep history in mind, never forget the past, cherish all lives, and create a better future.”
Bahrain Daily 29 May 14, 2008Posted by Aella in Bahrain, Bahrain Daily, Manama, Pictures.
Brain meltdown May 1, 2008Posted by Aella in Bahrain, Culture, Manama, Sweden.
I kid you not when I say that right now I am ready to go back to Sweden cus I am so damn sick of bad internet connections and extremely sick of people promising they will fix it “tomorrow”. Why is it that so many things down here doesn’t work and why is it people can’t be asked to fix things on time? I am so sick of not having a connection buhuhuhuhu! So bloody sick of it!
We have these really annoying watchmen in our building that kindly make sure to guard everyones morals and I don’t know what. They are two Bangladeshi brothers and quite frankly they both get on my nerves, one more than the other. One of them just stands and stares at people as they park, as they enter or exit the building, as they talk to people, as they leave their cars, as they scratch their asses and sweep sand of their cars. His face is just blanc as if he is waiting for something. He reminds me of a fat meerkat who lost his marbles.
This guy has been known to tell parents about their kids dating habits even though these parents were already aware of it and had no problems with it. I’m not sure these brothers quite understand that they are only employed to open and close doors as well as helping people when it is needed. We really don’t need any muttawas opening our doors.