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February Friday February 9, 2009

Posted by Aella in Bahrain, Bahrain Daily, Culture, Life, Manama, Pictures, Yummies.
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Yaaa baby!

A new week has started and I feel that time is flying. I am currently teaching and the weeks are passing by way too fast.  On Friday I drove down to Seef beach. I needed to clear my mind and of course I ended up sobbing as I stood there on a rock gazing across the sea. Eating a banana and a bag of Maltezers. A sad sight to see.
It hit me that I’m in a puddle with borders. This sea has no connections with my sea and even if I had superman’s eye sight I wouldn’t be able to see anything even remotely resembling my country across the puddle.
God.
How sad am I on a scale for even thinking that thought?

In any case. I took a walk and ended up next to an Asian (Korean I’m guessing) couple staring into a fishermans hmm well fish box we can call it. He had just arrived back from sea and was proudly showing off his catch. He held this little octopus (I think it is classified as an octopus but I could be wrong) and I asked if I could hold it. He handed it over and  I  grabbed it the way he gestured I should hold it. As expected it was slimey. It curled its tentacles around my arm and fingers and coloured my skin a little dark. Slimey…but hmm I’m sure it made a great meal for the fisherman and his family (he told me they would cook all the fish later).  I must say holding this poor creature made my day.

Light up the barbie!

Light up the barbie!

I love being out there. It’s so quiet yet you can hear sounds in the distance. No buildings in my way, no people, no nothing.

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Quite the opposite of the place where I headed after that. I have since a long time ago gathered a bunch of clothes that I want to make copies out of so I decided to go to the souq for some fabrics and to see if I could find a tailor (don’t ask me why I chose the souq when I already have a tailor and when it’s such a crowded place). Said and done.

Manama souq
No people! I don’t want a singing camel, a pink plastic mosque or a pashmina! And no, I am not a tourist either. I really enjoy walking around the souq, well before it gets too crowded. Only thing is that I feel that I sometimes walk around in circles and end up in the same place again and again. Same guy trying to sell me huge underwear with printed kittens on again and again. Naaa, don’t want those either. In any case. I found some black fabric and I will pick up a dress and a yoga bag tomorrow ( the bag is soo my own design – hope it turns out luukin good).

Manama souq 1
Sorry dude, just had to take a pic.

What else can I say about the souq? Well it’s smelly in some places, dirty in others, I don’t like the idea of eating there and I have a major para about catching germs whilst walking about (TB!), still I go there cus the occasional visit does something for my well being just like my little beach in Seef.

Oh and I almost forgot to mention :)! My mum and her husband are coming here in the beginning of March. I am really looking forward to that. Any suggestions of must go places?

It is Sunday, I still have no visa and I am home sick. When will things look up?

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1. February Friday - February 9, 2009

[…] Random Feed wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptYaaa baby! A new week has started and I feel that time is flying. I am currently teaching and the weeks are passing by way too fast. On Friday I drove down to Seef beach. I needed to clear my mind and of course I ended up sobbing as I stood there on a rock gazing across the sea. Eating a banana and a bag of Maltezers. A sad sight to see. It hit me that I’m in a puddle with borders. This sea has no connections with my sea and even if I had superman’s eye sight I wouldn’t be able to see anyth […]

2. coolred38 - February 9, 2009

My friend husband brought home his catch one day…it was a mid size shark among other things…when he slit its belly…4 little mini sharks slid out. It was amazing and so sad at the same time. Even baby sharks have the right to life…sigh!

I love going to that souk…unfortunately…my ex hangs out there…makes me sick to see him…so I havent been as much this past year. Your pics make me want to go again.

I hope your sadness is a temporary thing.

3. Sous - February 11, 2009

Aww poor little shark ( was that here in Bahrain?). Always makes u feel bad when you get reminded of the fact that they too have babies.

As for visiting the souq.After having read the first part of your book about that swine of a man I was put off going to the souq. Wouldn’t want to bump into him. Brilliant writing (I tried posting a comment but had some trouble). Finish that book off and give the world your story.

4. D.H - February 11, 2009

Vackert…
Läser mellan raderna…och känner vemodet och ensamheten.
Förbenade visum,dröjer det länge?
Skönt att du får lite svenne-besök🙂 och förhoppningsvis saltlakrits!
Är på besök i Beirut,mer om det på min sida.
Må så gott,kramar


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