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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 

Status of Current

It’s been overwhelming and crazy….

Giving that I was spending my last few weeks of my work assignment in Jeddah, I had to finish everything pending…everything had to be done perfectly…must leave with a super good impression. I believe I’ve managed to do all that, but…it had to come at the expense of something…that something happened to be my personal life…now you know why my blog has been covered with dust for over a month…

I’ve already moved to Khobar, not settled yet though (I’m writing this post from my hotel room now). I will share in another post (no really, I promise, I will) how it feels, after nearly 3 years, to be back to where I’ve grown up.

It felt sad to leave…period. I filled a big box, given to me, with files, documents and souvenirs and left my workstation neat, clean and empty for my successor.

I stepped in my car consumed with memories while recalling the times spent and the people met over the past 3 years and then WHAT THE HELL! (Memories tape paused) the next thing is: “a36eeni 5 riyal!” (I need 5 riyal).



Don’t you love Jeddah overly social beggars?


No, but really, I am saddened to have left Jeddah. I must admit that I felt I fit in, in Jeddah, more than anywhere else in Saudi. Probably it is the fact that Jeddah people are relatively less fanatic about expired traditions while the very same traditions are excessively praised elsewhere in Saudi.

(um…it just occurred to me I should have had this post in Jeddah blog)


On a completely separate note, I’ve recently finished reading Al-2a’5roon (see currently reading). This is novel # 1,679 that I’ve finished reading and it only took me 47 minute and 33 seconds to finish and check me out people I read…. (Sounds familiar? Go figure who…)

No really, Al-2a’5roon was OK, not very good but OK. I suppose the name is referring to some marginalized groups of people living among that we often skip (e.g. Shiite) or worse, deny existence (e.g. homosexuals). I don’t want to ruin it for those planning on reading it, but it’s revolves around the life of a lesbian Shiite girl in Eastern Saudi. Now, if you’re interested in more details, go get it.

Now I must go chase the real estate agent to get my new house keys.

Welcome back! ;) sis from the usa

lol, I can't believe you still read my stuff :p

I only check every day! sis from the usa :D

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL..
You know what boody..?
The other day I was counting things about Jeddah & suddenly it hit me!!... after all; Isn't love blind!!! LOL
So the beggar is demanding a 5 S.R.???? Wallah she's so qanoo3a ya5y!! LOL
You ruined the translation for nonarab!!!! It's "GIVE ME 5 S.R.!!"
not "I need" as in politely!!! LOL
I'm LMAO 3AL pic.!!! Bellah bellah did you really snapshot it yourself?????? LOL Isn't that Sary Street BTW??!! A building called al'5uzaim Plaza or am I mistaking?? LOL

"I stepped in my car consumed with memories while recalling the times spent and the people met over the past 3 years and then WHAT THE HELL! (Memories tape paused) the next thing is: “a36eeni 5 riyal!” (I need 5 riyal)."
LOL you got me in the mood & then %@%@$%@^*$%^!@#@ LOL!!

"Don’t you love Jeddah overly social beggars?"
I swear that that was the LINE OF THE YEAR!!!! LOL

Thanx for the brief review, Al25roon doesn't seem appealing to me now.. :)
Bon Voyage & keep posting you lazy blogger! :P

Sis from USA, um..really? I feel bad now for being such a lazy blogger :S
but just bare with me..I need to settle 1st here..then I'm back to active mode :)

J.C,
No no I have to give her credit tho, she was asking for the SR5 as decently and politely as a true lady..so my translation still holds :p

And nope, I never give those people money..never! It’s just a matter of principle :) (I believe giving them money makes it appealing for more of them to wander around asking for money) I actually took the picture and took off, :p

3ala fikra, it's actually Wali Al-3ahd Street :)

LOL mn jed hilarous that you actually snapped her pic, hehehe.

Oh man, I know how you feel, moving, leaving people and memories behind. Best of wishes =)

Glad to see you posting again!

OK OK wali al 3ahd then, is it the building where a Thobe shop called "Gondola"???? *some1 is about to yt9affag for her lagafa* LOL :P

Sunshine,
Yup, u know what I mean. Are you all settled in Riyadh btw? whatever happened to that thing we talked about..u know lol

JC,
Yeah, it's that building with lots of thobe places, next to Al-Bank Al-Faransi building :)

hey abdu

congrats on finally moving :P
hope all works well for you

ok..time for another update ;) sis from the usa

I have to tell u.. ur missing out on some serious cafeteria action in the Jeddah office!! yalla come visit..

gee whiz....did you die? sis from the usa

nice blog mate :)
your new blog reader "moe" from Bahrain ...

Awww, dude! Come back. I was browsing a few blogs that I haven't been to in a while and came across yours. I miss this place!

Have you noticed the state of the Saudi blogosphere? :(
We need you :-|

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